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Dutch Court Rules Against Dos Santos in Oil Asset Case

Jul 27, 2021

A Dutch court has ruled a half-billion-dollar stake in the Portuguese oil company Galp linked to Angolan ex-first daughter Isabel Dos Santos must be handed over to Angola, lawyers for the southwest African country's state oil company said on Tuesday…

Transocean Sees Multiple Offshore Rig Deals Awarded, One Terminated in Q2

Jul 22, 2021

Offshore drilling contractor Transocean on Wednesday released its quarterly offshore drilling rig fleet status report, which shows one contract terminated in Norway, and several new deals secured Norway, U.S. Gulf, Brazil, Angola, Brunei, and…

Perenco, SNH to Increase Utilization of Golar's Hilli Episeyo FLNG

Jul 20, 2021

Oil and gas company Perenco and Cameroon's national oil firm SNH have agreed with Golar LNG to increase the utilization of the FLNG Hilli Episeyo - Africa's first FLNG in operation and the world’s first converted FLNG.  The Hilli Episeyo FLNG…

OPEC+ to Boost Oil Supply from August

Jul 19, 2021

OPEC+ ministers agreed on Sunday to boost oil supply from August to cool prices which have climbed to 2-1/2 year highs as the global economy recovers from the coronavirus pandemic.The group, which includes OPEC countries and allies like Russia…

Nigeria Step Closer to Long Awaited Oil Overhaul

Jul 16, 2021

Nigeria's lower house of parliament on Friday cleared a petroleum overhaul package for the president's signature.The overhaul, in the works for 20 years, aims to attract more of the world's decreasing fossil fuels investment to Nigeria's petroleum sector…

23-well Offshore Drilling Campaign Starts at Sangomar Field in Senegal

Jul 16, 2021

Australian oil and gas firm Woodside Energy has this week started the offshore drilling campaign in Senegal for the Sangomar Field Development Phase 1, which will be the country's first offshore oil field in production.Woodside Acting CEO Meg…

Nigerian Senate OKs Bill to Attract Investment in Oil Sector

Jul 15, 2021

Nigeria's senate approved a reconciled version of a bill on Thursday aimed at attracting billions in investment to its aging oil sector, capping a two-decade bid for reforms, just as investors begin to look beyond fossil fuels.The overhaul governs…

Woodside Energy Wraps Purchase of Far's Stake in Sangomar Project Off Senegal

Jul 06, 2021

Australian oil and gas company Woodside Energy has completed the acquisition of the entire participating interest of oil company FAR in the offshore area in Senegal containing the Woodside-operated Sangomar development. The purchase price for Far's stake in the Rufisque Offshore…

TechnipFMC Tallies 'Significant' Order From Tullow in Ghana

Jul 06, 2021

Oilfield services firm TechnipFMC said Tuesday it had won a 'significant' Engineering, Procurement, Construction, and Installation contract for Tullow's Jubilee South East development, offshore Ghana. For TechnipFMC, a “significant” contract is between $75 million and $250 million…

BP Charters Valaris Drillship for Mauritania/Senegal Drilling

Jul 06, 2021

Oil major BP has hired a Valaris drillship for drilling operations offshore Mauritania and Senegal, where it operates the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim project.Valaris said Tuesday that BP would use its double hull DP drillship VALARIS DS-12 to drill four offshore wells…

Solstad's Normand Energy Vessel Nets West Africa Charter

Jul 06, 2021

Norwegian offshore vessel owner Solstad Offshore said Tuesday it had won a contract in West Africa with an unnamed key client.The contract is of the construction support vessel Normand Energy, which will support subsea operations in West Africa…

Qatar Petroleum to Acquire Shares in Three Blocks Offshore South Africa

Jul 05, 2021

Qatar Petroleum has signed agreements with France's TotalEnergies to acquire interests in three offshore exploration blocks in South Africa.Subject to regulatory approvals, Qatar Petroleum will hold a 25% stake in the South Outeniqua block, a 30% interest in the DWOB block…

Nigerian Lawmakers Pass Historic Oil Industry Overhaul Bill

Jul 02, 2021

Both chambers of Nigeria's parliament have passed a bill that overhauls nearly every aspect of the country's oil and gas production, putting a project that has been in the works for two decades one step closer to presidential sign-off.Legislators…

James Fisher Sells Dive Support Vessel to Seamec

Jul 01, 2021

UK-based offshore services provider James Fisher and Sons has agreed to sell its dive support vessel [Subtech] Paladin.The company has sold the DSV to the Indian offshore services provider Seamec for $17.3 million.'This announcement is in line…

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