Rigs/Vessels: Africa

ABB to power Cabaça compression/injection offshore Angola

Bumi Armada Berhad has commissioned ABB to supply electrification and automation systems for an FPSO on an Eni-operated oil field development offshore Angola.

EMAS Offshore contracts vessels for West Africa

EMAS Offshore Ltd. has secured a $30-million contract as part of a larger project awarded to EMAS AMC for the charter of multiple vessels to an oil major offshore West Africa.

Strainstall to monitor Kaombo moorings

Bluewater Energy Services has commissioned monitoring equipment from Strainstall for Total’s deepwater Kaombo project offshore Angola.

Ultra-deepwater production set for steady growth, report claims

Analyst Douglas Westwood predicts oil and gas production from ultra-deepwater fields (>1,000m/3,281 ft) will grow 7.7% during 2015-2021.

Ocean Rig extends drillship contract with ENI offshore Angola

Ocean Rig UDW Inc. (NASDAQ:ORIG) has extended the contract for the drillship Ocean Rig Poseidon to ENI Angola for a further one year until 2Q 2017.

Trelleborg to moor two FPSOs offshore Angola

Trelleborg has won a contract to supply tandem mooring systems for two FPSOs offshore Angola. 

Ophir goes to Golar for Fortuna FLNG vessel

Ophir Energy has signed a binding heads of terms for a chartering and operating services agreement with Golar LNG.

Yinson Genesis to get Kongsberg electrical, instrument, telecom equipment

Kongsberg Maritime has been selected to supply a complete electrical, instrument, and telecom solution for the new Yinson Production (West Africa) Pte Ltd. FPSO, Yinson Genesis

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. 


Anadarko’s decommissioning of the first-ever cell spar in the Gulf of Mexico

The Red Hawk spar made history throughout its design life, commissioned and decommissioned as the first of its kind. Heralded as the first cell spa...

Offshore Design Optioneering using Cloud Computing

Cloud computing opens up to offshore engineering teams the opportunity to take advantage of almost unlimited computing power and data storage capab...

Falling oil prices and the offshore oil and gas industry: assessing the state of the market

The precipitous decline in oil prices has brought many areas of the oil and gas industry to a standstill. Yet while some sectors are feeling the pi...
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