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Ophir completes drillstem test offshore Equatorial Guinea

Ophir Energy plc has completed a drillstem test on the Fortuna-2 well in block R offshore Equatorial Guinea.

 

LDD completes platform jacket foundation installation

LDD, an Acteon company, has finished a specialist foundation installation for the Etame Marin block field expansion project offshore Gabon, West Africa.

Serica encounters oil offshore Morocco

Serica Energy plc confirms that the SM-1 well in the Sidi Moussa block offshore Morocco has reached a TD of 2,825 m (9,268 ft) measured depth below rotary table, and encountered oil. Preparations a...

Drilling & Completion

Serica encounters oil offshore Morocco

Serica Energy plc confirms that the SM-1 well in the Sidi Moussa block offshore Morocco has reached a TD of 2,825 m (9,268 ft) measured depth below rotary table, and encountered oil. Preparations a...

MPD and closed-loop techniques solve drilling challenges off West Africa

A complex set of challenges offshore West Africa has defied drilling efforts for more than 40 years. Multiple attempts in the area's high-pressure/high-temperature and regressive pressure regimes u...

SOCO proves oil in Lidongo offshore Congo

SOCO EPC has discovered oil in the Marine XI block offshore the Republic of Congo (Brazzaville).

Field Development

KD consortium wins offshore Mozambique FLNG FEED

Eni East Africa has contracted the KD consortium of KBR and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering for front-end engineering and design (FEED) for an FLNG facility.

Woodside finalizes farm-in offshore Cameroon

Woodside has finalized an agreement with Noble Energy and Glencore to farm in to the Tilapia production sharing contract off the coast of Cameroon.

Yinka-led group takes FID on Aje oil field offshore Nigeria

A group led by Lagos-based independent Yinka Folawiyo Petroleum Co. Ltd. has taken a final investment decision (FID) to develop the $220-million first phase of the Aje shallow-water oil field offsh...

Subsea

KD consortium wins offshore Mozambique FLNG FEED

Eni East Africa has contracted the KD consortium of KBR and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering for front-end engineering and design (FEED) for an FLNG facility.

Trelleborg delivers flow assurance to Erha North offshore Nigeria for Subsea 7

Trelleborg’s offshore operation has secured a contract from Subsea 7 to supply its high-temperature thermal insulation material for Phase 2 of the Erha North project, Nigeria.

Teledyne secures Aker Solutions subsea support contract

Aker Solutions has awarded Teledyne Oil & Gas a contract for materials and engineering support covering subsea electrical and optical wet-mate interconnects for the Kaombo block 32 development ...

Geology & Geophysics

Eco Atlantic begins 3D seismic survey offshore Namibia

Eco (Atlantic) Oil & Gas Ltd. has begun its planned 1,097-sq-km (424-sq-mi) 3D seismic survey on the Cooper block located in the Walvis basin, offshore Namibia.

CGG to begin seismic survey offshore Gabon

CGG has signed a multi-client data agreement with the Ministère du Pétrole et des Hydrocarbures of the Republic of Gabon to launch a new multi-client survey program to acquire 35,000 sq km (13,514 ...

Global deepwater developments: real supply additions or just fighting decline?

Deepwater developments have long been touted as one of the most important sources of new oil and gas production. However, production levels have been relatively flat over the last four years, and t...

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Pipeline & Transportation

Two more floaters to be installed in Santos basin

BG Group has provided an update on its offshore activity in its latest results statement.

Technip, Heerema land giant Kaombo SURF contract

Total E&P Angola has awarded the Technip/Heerema Marine Contractors (HMC) consortium a $3.5-billion contract for the deepwater Kaombo project in block 32 offshore Angola.

EMAS awarded subsea projects in Asia/Pacific and West Africa

EMAS has won subsea construction and offshore support contracts in Asia/Pacific and West Africa with a combined value exceeding $125 million, including options.

Production

Yinka-led group takes FID on Aje oil field offshore Nigeria

A group led by Lagos-based independent Yinka Folawiyo Petroleum Co. Ltd. has taken a final investment decision (FID) to develop the $220-million first phase of the Aje shallow-water oil field offsh...

LADOL, Samsung start work on Nigerian vessel yard

LADOL and Samsung Heavy Industries will mark the ground-breaking of what is scheduled to become West Africa’s largest vessel fabrication and integration yard.

Eni reports new oil discovery offshore Angola

Eni has made a new oil discovery in block 15/06, in the Ochigufu exploration prospect, in deep water offshore Angola. Oghigufu is the 10th commercial oil discovery made in block 15/06. The new disc...

Rigs/Vessels

KD consortium wins offshore Mozambique FLNG FEED

Eni East Africa has contracted the KD consortium of KBR and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering for front-end engineering and design (FEED) for an FLNG facility.

Keppel wins block 15/06 East Hub floater conversion

Keppel Offshore & Marine has won two offshore vessel construction contracts with a combined value of $153 million.

LADOL, Samsung start work on Nigerian vessel yard

LADOL and Samsung Heavy Industries will mark the ground-breaking of what is scheduled to become West Africa’s largest vessel fabrication and integration yard.