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Aker Solutions nets Kaombo subsea production spread

Total has awarded Aker Solutions a $2.34-billion contract for a subsea production system at the newly launched Kaombo project in block 32 offshore Angola.

PCL completes extensive 3D seismic survey in EL 0037 offshore Namibia

Pancontinental Oil & Gas NL reports that an extensive 3D seismic survey is now complete within its offshore acreage in license area EL 0037 offshore Namibia, southwest Africa.

Total gets go-ahead for ultra-deepwater Kaombo project offshore Angola

Total and its partners in block 32 offshore Angola have committed to the $16-billion ultra-deepwater Kaombo development project.

Drilling & Completion

BG terminates discovery well offshore Kenya

The drillship Deepsea Metro 1 has P&A’d the Sunbird-1 discovery well in block 10A offshore southern Kenya.

Murphy terminates first deepwater well offshore Cameroon

Murphy Oil will P&A the deepwater Bamboo-1 well offshore Cameroon as a dry hole, according to partner Sterling Energy.

Lukoil drills its first wildcat offshore Côte d’Ivoire

Lukoil Overseas (operator of Lukoil Group's overseas upstream projects) has completed drilling its first offshore exploration well, Capitaine East-1x, at block CI-101 in the Republic of Côte d'Ivoi...

Field Development

Aker Solutions nets Kaombo subsea production spread

Total has awarded Aker Solutions a $2.34-billion contract for a subsea production system at the newly launched Kaombo project in block 32 offshore Angola.

Total gets go-ahead for ultra-deepwater Kaombo project offshore Angola

Total and its partners in block 32 offshore Angola have committed to the $16-billion ultra-deepwater Kaombo development project.

Aquaterra Energy to install minimal platform offshore West Africa

Aquaterra Energy has won a contract to design, fabricate, and install a minimum facilities conductor supported platform (CSP) offshore West Africa for South Atlantic Petroleum Benin S. A. (SAPETRO).

Subsea

Aker Solutions nets Kaombo subsea production spread

Total has awarded Aker Solutions a $2.34-billion contract for a subsea production system at the newly launched Kaombo project in block 32 offshore Angola.

Total gets go-ahead for ultra-deepwater Kaombo project offshore Angola

Total and its partners in block 32 offshore Angola have committed to the $16-billion ultra-deepwater Kaombo development project.

GE-GLS deliver first subsea equipment

The GE-GLS Oil & Gas Angola Ltd. joint venture has delivered its first subsea equipment.

Geology & Geophysics

PCL completes extensive 3D seismic survey in EL 0037 offshore Namibia

Pancontinental Oil & Gas NL reports that an extensive 3D seismic survey is now complete within its offshore acreage in license area EL 0037 offshore Namibia, southwest Africa.

BG terminates discovery well offshore Kenya

The drillship Deepsea Metro 1 has P&A’d the Sunbird-1 discovery well in block 10A offshore southern Kenya.

Offshore Namibia shows hydrocarbon potential

To better understand the petroleum systems offshore Namibia, Petroleum Geo-Services, in association with NAMCOR, acquired two 2D surveys using the GeoStreamer with GeoSource dual-sensor broadband t...

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Pipeline & Transportation

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.

Subsea brownfield architecture requires adaptation, compromise

For more than a decade, deepwater fields have been in production offshore West Africa.

Inchcape to provide logistics services for deepwater pipeline project offshore Tanzania

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) has won an offshore logistics services contract in Tanzania from China Petroleum Pipeline Bureau (CPPB) and Anglo Eastern Ship Management.

Production

GE-GLS deliver first subsea equipment

The GE-GLS Oil & Gas Angola Ltd. joint venture has delivered its first subsea equipment.

GLOBAL DATA

This month, Infield Systems examines forecast capex in frontier Africa.

HFG Polska begins fabricating Alba B3 compressor platform

Heerema Fabrication Group is fabricating the Alba field B3 compression platform project for operator Marathon E.G. Production Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marathon Oil Corp., with its project...

Rigs/Vessels

Topaz Faye to support production operations offshore West Africa

Topaz Energy and Marine has secured an 18-month contract offshore West Africa for its newbuild DP-2 platform supply vessel Topaz Faye.

Bumi Armada receives LOI for FPSO work offshore Angola

Oilfield services provider Bumi Armada Berhad has received a letter of intent from eni Angola SpA, a wholly owned subsidiary of eni SpA, in which Eni Angola has stated its intention to award a cont...

Keppel to supply turret for TEN FPSO offshore Ghana

SOFEC has commissioned Keppel Shipyard to fabricate an external turret mooring system for the FPSO that will serve the Tweneboa-Enyenra-Ntomme (TEN) fields offshore Ghana.