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Ophir finds more success offshore Equatorial Guinea

Ophir Energy plc has made a gas discovery in its Silenus East-1 well in block R, offshore Equatorial Guinea.

Energy Searcher suspends drilling offshore Nigeria

Northern Offshore says its drillship Energy Searcher has experienced technical problems with control hoses to its BOP while on duty offshore Nigeria.

Sea Trucks finances completion of Jascon 18 vessel

Sea Trucks Group Ltd. has secured $130 million in financing to complete construction of the Jascon 18 vessel.


Dolphin starts 3D seismic survey offshore Senegal

Dolphin Geophysical commenced a 7,000-sq km (2,703-sq mi) SHarp Broadband 3D seismic survey offshore Senegal for Kosmos Energy.

Atwood Oceanics takes delivery of Atwood Achiever

Atwood Oceanics Inc. reports the delivery of the Atwood Achiever from the Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. Ltd. (DSME) shipyard in South Korea. 

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.


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