Offshore Africa News

Woodside Taps Enhanced Drilling for Managed Pressure Drilling Solution for Senegal Ops

Sep 25, 2020

Australian oil and gas operator Woodside has signed a contract with Norway's drilling equipment firm Enhanced Drilling to equip its Senegal-bound drillships with EC-Drill controlled mud level system.In Senegal, Woodside is working to bring online Senegal's first offshore oil development Sangomar…

DOF Subsea Nets Angola FSV Work

Sep 17, 2020

Oslo-listed offshore vessel and services company DOF Subsea has won an integrated Field Support Vessel (FSV) contract with an international oil company in Angola. DOF Subsea will deploy its Skandi Seven vessel for a minimum of 303 firm vessel days plus 365 days of options…

Once an American Foe, Now a Friend: OPEC Turns 60

Sep 14, 2020

In 1973, Arab members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries brought the U.S. economy to its knees. Now, the cartel created 60 years ago is more likely to do Washington's bidding.Since Saudi Arabia and other Arab OPEC members imposed their famous oil embargo as retribution for U…

Nigeria Asks for Eni, Shell to Pay $1,1B in Offshore Oil Bribery Case

Sep 09, 2020

Nigeria asked a Milan court on Wednesday to order Eni and Royal Dutch Shell to pay $1.092 billion as an immediate advance payment for damages it is claiming in one of the oil industry's biggest-ever corruption trials.At a hearing into alleged…

Shell Buys Kosmos' Frontier Exploration Assets for Up to $200M

Sep 09, 2020

Oil and gas company Kosmos Energy said Wednesday it had agreed to sell some of its frontier exploration asset interests to Shell for up to $200 millionShell will acquire Kosmos’ interest in blocks offshore São Tomé & Príncipe, Suriname, Namibia…

PGS Completes Seismic Survey Offshore Angola. Fast-Track Data in Q4

Sep 08, 2020

Norwegian seismic data acquisition firm PGS has completed a large seismic survey offshore Angola using the 2008-built Ramform Sovereign vessel.The 2020 PGS Namibe Basin survey connects the 3D seismic coverage of southern Angola with PGS seismic data library coverage in Namibia…

Chariot's Anchois Offshore Gas Field Gets 148% Resource Estimate Boost

Sep 07, 2020

Chariot Oil & Gas has informed that its Lixus offshore license in Morocco which contains the undeveloped Anchois gas discovery, could hold more gas than previously thought.Chariot said Monday it had completed the reprocessing of 3D seismic data across the license…

Woodside, Cairn Ink Binding Deal for Senegal Oil Field Rights Transfer

Sep 04, 2020

Australian oil and gas giant Woodside has signed binding agreements with Cairn for the acquisition of Cairn's 40 percent interest in Woodside-operated offshore oil blocks in Senegal.The firm deal, announced Friday, comes after Cairn had in July agreed to sell its interest in the Rufisque Offshore…

Shearwater Geo to Shoot Seismic for Total in Mauritania

Aug 28, 2020

French oil giant Total has hired marine seismic surveyor Shearwater GeoServices for a 3D survey project in Mauritania.The Norway-based seismic acquisition company said Friday that the contract was for a large towed streamer 3D acquisition and Fast Track processing project…

Angola Aims to Reverse Oil Output Decline

Aug 27, 2020

Africa's second-biggest oil exporter, Angola, has unveiled a 2020-2025 energy roadmap which foresees oil discoveries of up to 57 billion barrels of crude oil and 27 trillion cubic feet of gas, state news agency ANGOP reported.The plans involve…

Polarcus Hired for 3D Survey Project in W. Africa

Aug 27, 2020

Oslo-listed offshore seismic acquisition company Polarcus has won a new contract in Africa.The seismic vessel fleet owner said Thursday that the survey in West Africa under the newly awarded contract would start in October 2020.The XArray marine…

FAR OK with Cairn's Sangomar Stake Sale. Won't Trigger Buy Option

Aug 27, 2020

FAR, an Australian oil and gas company with a share in the $4.2 billion Sangomar oil and gas field in Senegal, will not stand in the way to its partner Cairn divesting its stake in the project.Namely, Cairn last month agreed to sell its 40% ownership in the Woodside-operated Rufisque…

Qatar Petroleum Farms Into Deepwater Block in Angola

Aug 18, 2020

Qatar's state-owned oil and gas company Qatar Petroleum has entered into a farm-in agreement for an acquisition of a stake in an offshore block in Angola.Qatar has reached the deal with Angola's Sonangol, and France's Total to acquire a 30% participating interest in Block 48…

Total Resumes Angola Oil Drilling

Aug 17, 2020

France's Total has restarted oil drilling in Angola and new exploration ships will also soon resume work, the company's country chair Olivier Jouny told trade publication Africa Oil & Power on Monday.All drilling activity ground to a halt in…

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