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InterMoor completes mooring replacement project offshore Equatorial Guinea

InterMoor Inc. has replaced components in an FPU mooring system offshore Equatorial Guinea on schedule.

Heerema calls on Applus RTD for Kaombo development testing

Applus RTD has won a contract from Heerema Marine Contractors as part of the Kaombo development offshore Angola.

ConocoPhillips scores gas in deepwater well off Angola

ConocoPhillips' (NYSE: COP) Omosi-1 deepwater exploration well in block 37 offshore Angola in the Kwanza basin has been drilled to a TD of 20,666 ft (6,299 m). 

Drilling & Completion

ConocoPhillips scores gas in deepwater well off Angola

ConocoPhillips' (NYSE: COP) Omosi-1 deepwater exploration well in block 37 offshore Angola in the Kwanza basin has been drilled to a TD of 20,666 ft (6,299 m). 

Transocean gets Sedco Express contract extension

Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG) has won a 45-day contract extension for the Sedco Express offshore Nigeria at a day rate of $300,000. 

Oil flows from Etame 12-H well offshore Gabon

First production has been achieved from Etame 12-H, a development well drilled from the Etame platform offshore Gabon.

Field Development

Heerema calls on Applus RTD for Kaombo development testing

Applus RTD has won a contract from Heerema Marine Contractors as part of the Kaombo development offshore Angola.

OneSubsea to provide equipment for Taurus Libra offshore Egypt

OneSubsea has received a multi-million dollar contract to supply subsea systems for BP’s West Nile Delta Taurus Libra development offshore Egypt.

Oil flows from Etame 12-H well offshore Gabon

First production has been achieved from Etame 12-H, a development well drilled from the Etame platform offshore Gabon.

Subsea

InterMoor completes mooring replacement project offshore Equatorial Guinea

InterMoor Inc. has replaced components in an FPU mooring system offshore Equatorial Guinea on schedule.

Heerema calls on Applus RTD for Kaombo development testing

Applus RTD has won a contract from Heerema Marine Contractors as part of the Kaombo development offshore Angola.

OneSubsea to provide equipment for Taurus Libra offshore Egypt

OneSubsea has received a multi-million dollar contract to supply subsea systems for BP’s West Nile Delta Taurus Libra development offshore Egypt.

Geology & Geophysics

Chariot reviews offshore Morocco operations after Woodside declines Rabat Deep operatorship

In a review of its offshore Morocco operations, Chariot Oil and Gas Ltd. (LON:CHAR) said that Woodside has elected not to take operatorship and fund the drilling of an exploration well in the Rabat...

Woodside analyzing data from frontier seismic campaigns

Woodside Petroleum has issued an update on its international exploration programs.

Cairn, partners consider FPSO for offshore Senegal

FAR Ltd. and its joint venture partners ConocoPhillips, Cairn Energy, and Petrosen are eying an FPSO to develop the SNE-1 and FAN-1 oil discoveries offshore Senegal.

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Pipeline & Transportation

In-line inspections guide offshore field management decisions

Assessing the working condition of aging offshore pipelines is a challenging process made more complicated by their location on the seafloor and limited access points. An operator off the coast of ...

Shell commissions replacement oil pipeline offshore Gabon

Shell Gabon has awarded Van Oord an engineering, procurement, and construction contract to replace a dual 10-km (6.2-mi) long oil export pipeline. 

Two more floaters to be installed in Santos basin

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

Production

Oil flows from Etame 12-H well offshore Gabon

First production has been achieved from Etame 12-H, a development well drilled from the Etame platform offshore Gabon.

Emerging markets to drive FPU construction over near term

Through the end of the decade, the largest markets for floating production systems are expected to remain Brazil, West Africa, and Southeast Asia. However, there are new areas of growth, particular...

Bridon to moor Egina FPSO

Samsung Heavy Industries has contracted Bridon to supply FPSO mooring cables for the Egina oil field offshore Nigeria.

Rigs/Vessels

InterMoor completes mooring replacement project offshore Equatorial Guinea

InterMoor Inc. has replaced components in an FPU mooring system offshore Equatorial Guinea on schedule.

Transocean gets Sedco Express contract extension

Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG) has won a 45-day contract extension for the Sedco Express offshore Nigeria at a day rate of $300,000. 

Damen to build supply vessels destined for West Africa

L.A.T Cleveson has contracted Damen Shipyards Group to supply two PSV 3300 platform supply vessels and two FCS 5009 fast crew supplier vessels for use off Nigeria and in the Gulf of Guinea.