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Rigs/Vessels: Africa

Saipem to convert two FPSOs for Kaombo offshore Angola

Total has contracted Saipem to provide two FPSOs for the Kaombo project in block 32 offshore Angola.

Topaz Faye to support production operations offshore West Africa

Topaz Energy and Marine has secured an 18-month contract offshore West Africa for its newbuild DP-2 platform supply vessel Topaz Faye.

Bumi Armada receives LOI for FPSO work offshore Angola

Oilfield services provider Bumi Armada Berhad has received a letter of intent from eni Angola SpA, a wholly owned subsidiary of eni SpA, in which Eni Angola has stated its intention to award a contract for the chartering, operation, and maintenance of an FPSO to a consortium of Bumi Armada Offshore Holdings Ltd. and Angoil Bumi JV Ltda. for deployment at block 15/06 offshore Angola.

Keppel to supply turret for TEN FPSO offshore Ghana

SOFEC has commissioned Keppel Shipyard to fabricate an external turret mooring system for the FPSO that will serve the Tweneboa-Enyenra-Ntomme (TEN) fields offshore Ghana.

Repsol prepares drillship for well offshore Namibia

Tower Resources says the newbuild drillship Rowan Renaissance has arrived in Walvis Bay, Namibia.

Eni orders FPU for Jangkrik offshore Indonesia

Saipem has won two construction contracts for projects offshore Indonesia and Republic of Congo worth an estimated combined value of $520 million.

EMGS receives LOI for 3D EM acquisition offshore Africa

Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) has received a letter of intent to award a contract for a minimum $8.3 million for 1,000 sq km (386 sq mi) of 3D EM data acquisition, data processing, imaging, and integration for a client offshore northwest Africa.


SBM updates work on Brazil, Angola floaters

SBM Offshore has provided a progress report on its newest FPSO projects.

West Africa 3D survey extended

SeaBird Exploration will work with partner Acorn Geophysical on an additional 3D seismic acquisition project offshore West Africa in the Gulf of Guinea.


This month Infield Systems examines trends in capex relating to infrastructure and water depth over the next five years offshore West Africa.


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...

Offshore Top 5 Projects - 2013

The editors of Offshore have made their choices for the winners of the Five Star Award - the top five offshore field development projects for 2013....