Offshore Africa News


Rystad: FPSO Contract Awards to Rebound in 2021 after Poor 2020

Jul 08, 2020

Norway-based energy intelligence firm Rystad Energy said Tuesday it didn't expect any new FPSO orders this year, however, it expects the situation will improve next year when it foresees seven new FPSO to be ordered.'Hit by the second industry downturn in five years…

Angola to Comply with Output Cuts Fully, after Initial Resistance

Jul 07, 2020

Angola has agreed with OPEC to comply fully with a global pact on supply curbs and will compensate for previous overproduction by cutting more from July to September, two OPEC sources said.The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and allies led by Russia…

Sasol Returns Exploration License Offshore Mozambique

Jul 06, 2020

South African petrochemicals giant Sasol Ltd has opted to give up its license to explore for gas off the Mozambique coast, the company said on Sunday.'Sasol will return Block 16/19 in its entirety to the Government of Mozambique. To this end…

Global Offshore Rig Count in June Falls to 208. Africa Suffers the Biggest Loss

Jul 02, 2020

The global active offshore drilling rig count for June 2020 was lower by 65 units, compared to June 2019, Baker Hughes' monthly rig count report has shown.Latin America was the only region that saw its offshore rig count rise, Europe and North America saw their numbers halved…

Deepsea Stavanger Rig Sets Off to Drill for Total in South Africa

Jul 02, 2020

Odfjell Drilling's Deepsea Stavanger semi-submersible drilling rig has finally started mobilization to South Africa where it will drill Total's Luiperd well.As reported in May, Total and Odfjell Drilling agreed to keep the Deepsea Stavanger…

Angola Resisting Pressure to Taper Oil Output

Jul 02, 2020

Angola is resisting pressure by OPEC's de-facto leader Saudi Arabia for a steeper oil output cut to comply fully with record supply curbs, OPEC and industry sources said.The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and allies, known as OPEC+…

Eni Strikes Gas at Bashrush Well Offshore Egypt

Jul 01, 2020

Italian energy company Eni has made a gas discovery with the first exploration well in the North El Hammad license, waters of the Nile Delta, on the prospect called Bashrush.The new discovery is located in 22 meters of water depth, 11 km from…

Oceaneering Nets 3-year Inspection Services Contract with Chevron in Angola

Jun 30, 2020

Offshore and subsea services provider Oceaneering has secured a contract with Chevron's Angola subsidiary Cabinda Gulf Oil Company Limited (CABGOC)Under the three-year contract, Oceaneering's Asset Integrity division will provide inspection services onshore Cabinda…

OPEC Production in June Cut by 1.25 mbpd

Jun 29, 2020

OPEC has cut oil output in June by 1.25 million barrels per day (bpd) from May levels as it works to implement a supply restraint agreement with Russia and other allies, according to estimates from tanker-tracking company Petro-Logistics.OPEC and its allies…

Far Signs Gambia JOAs with Petronas. Seeks Drilling Partners

Jun 25, 2020

Australian oil and gas company Far has signed new Joint Operating Agreements with Petronas related to the A2 and A5 offshore blocks in The Republic of The Gambia.This follows the granting of new licenses for those blocks by the country's government effective October 1…

FAR Misses Sangomar Payment

Jun 24, 2020

Australian-listed oil and gas company FAR Ltd said on Wednesday its Senegalese unit had defaulted on its obligations to the Sangomar joint venture, as the company looked to sell its interest in the project.The company owns 15% of the Sangomar oil and gas field being developed off Senegal…

Woodside: Sangomar on Track for First Oil in 2023

Jun 23, 2020

Australian oil and gas company Woodside has reiterated that its $4.2 billion Sangomar project offshore Senegal, is still on track to produce first oil in 2023.The company was responding to media reports stating that Senegal has been forced to…

Mozambique LNG Gets $2.25B Gov't Funding Guarantee

Jun 22, 2020

Partners in Mozambique LNG, the $20 billion gas project led by Total, have received a $2.25 billion guarantee from the government that it will pay the state oil company's equity share if required, Portugal's Lusa news agency said.Carlos Zacarias…

Sasol to Cut Jobs, End West African Oil Operations

Jun 18, 2020

Sasol Ltd plans to cut jobs and end West African oil operations as part of a business revamp, the petrochemicals producer said on Thursday, and has also agreed a deal with lenders to relax borrowing rules.Sasol has been reviewing its business as it grapples with high debt levels…

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