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Rigs/Vessels: Africa

ABS to class first self-elevating liftboat built in Qatar

Nakilat-Keppel Offshore & Marine has selected ABS to class the first self-elevating liftboat unit ever to be built in Qatar.

FPU count on the rise

Inventory of floating production systems is on the rise, reaching 264 units, according to the Energy Maritime Associates (EMA).

Seadrill secures commitment for newbuild drillship

Seadrill Ltd, in cooperation with indigenous partner Field Offshore Design Engineering Nigeria Ltd, has secured a contract with Esso Exploration and Production Nigeria Ltd to use the newbuild ultra-deepwater drillship West Saturn, at the ERHA North Phase 2 project in Nigeria.

Seadrill secures commitment for West Saturn UDW unit

Seadrill Ltd. has secured a contract for employment of the newbuild ultra-deepwater drillship West Saturn.

BGP completes 3D seismic shoot offshore Gabon

BGP has completed a 1,500-sq km (579-sq mi) 3D offshore seismic acquisition program for Perenco Oil & Gas Gabon.

N’Goma FPSO sails for block 15/06 offshore Angola

The newly named N’Goma FPSO, which arrived just over a month ago in Angola, has now sailed for the Eni-operated offshore block 15/06, where mooring operations by the SBM Installer vessel will take place. OPS will operate the N’Goma FPSO.

 

Sembawang Shipyard to convert Kaombo deepwater floaters

Saipem France has contracted Sembawang Shipyard to convert two VLCCs to turret-moored FPSOs for the Total-operated Kaombo project, 150 km (93 mi) offshore Angola.

Polarcus mobilizes for Statoil offshore Norway

The Polarcus Asima has mobilized for two 4D surveys for Statoil, in the Norwegian and Barents seas, following a winter campaign in West Africa, where the seismic vessel completed a series of 12 streamer and wide-tow 10 streamer surveys for various clients.

Maersk commissions mooring spread for deepwater well offshore Egypt

Maersk Drilling has contracted Deep Sea Mooring (DSM) to engineer and install a mooring system for the GustoMSC DSS21-design semisubmersible Maersk Discoverer for use offshore Egypt. 

Total cancels contract for Skandi Aker

Total in Angola has notified Aker Solutions' subsidiary Aker Oilfield Services of the termination of a $250-million, two-year contract for the Skandi Aker vessel.

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