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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.

Atwood Oceanics wins contract for Atwood Hunter

CNOOC Africa Ltd has awarded an Atwood Oceanics Inc. subsidiary a drilling services contract by for the semisubmersible rig Atwood Hunter. The contract will be performed offshore Equatorial Guinea.

Statoil continues to increase gas reserves offshore Tanzania

Statoil has increased its estimate of in-place natural gas in block 2 offshore Tanzania to 20 tcf following the completion of the Piri-1 discovery well.

Total secures drillship for Egina offshore Nigeria

Total Upstream Nigeria has contracted Seadrill’s new ultra-deepwater drillship West Jupiter to work on the Egina project offshore Nigeria.

Ceona secures Normand Pacific to work in Oyo oil field offshore Nigeria with CAMAC Energy

Ceona has been awarded a contract for work in the Oyo oil field offshore Nigeria from CAMAC Energy Inc. Offshore work is to begin in July using the DP-3 offshore construction vessel Normand Pacific.


Advanced AUV Upgrades for Pipeline Inspection and GeoHazard Surveys

Pipeline inspection surveys with an ROV have historically been lengthy and costly. In this webinar, C & C Technologies will demonstrate how its...

Accelerate Exploration Data Access With Flash Storage

This webinar, sponsored by HGST, will explore the interfaces, server appliances, integration and configuration of flash storage, consider the advan...
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Trends in Real-Time Operations: Best Practices for Asset Integrity and Secure Information Management

This webcast, presented by Thinklogical, examines best practices for the design of the underlying system to securely control, manage and distribute...
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Offshore Engineering in the Concordia Wreck Removal Project

In this webinar, TECON, design contractor in the Titan-Micoperi joint venture, will discuss how they used Bentley’s SACS software for the str...