Rigs/Vessels: Africa

Inchcape to support offshore Tanzania well campaign

Paragon Offshore has appointed Inchcape Shipping Services as marine and logistic services provider for an upcoming drilling campaign offshore the Songo Songo Islands, Tanzania.

Otakikpo project offshore Nigeria scheduled for 3Q start-up

Lekoil has issued an update regarding operational activity at the Otakikpo marginal field.

FLNG capex to reach $58.3 billion to 2021

Capex for FLNG vessels is estimated by Douglas-Westwood to reach $35.5 billion during 2015-2021.

Rowan Companies sells two jackups, enters into multiple contracts

Rowan Companies has provided an update on its fleet status. 

Ophir starts FEED competition for Fortuna FLNG

Ophir Energy has awarded upstream front-end engineering and design contracts for the Fortuna floating LNG project in block R, offshore Equatorial Guinea to two contractor consortia.

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.


Assessing Mexico’s new offshore oil & gas exploration opportunities

When Mexico’s historic energy reform legislation became law on Dec. 21, 2013, it opened the country to foreign investment in its oil and gas sector...

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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