Rigs/Vessels: Africa

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.

Trelleborg to moor two FPSOs offshore Angola

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

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