Offshore Africa News


Galp Sells Its Upstream Assets in Mozambique to ADNOC

May 22, 2024

Portuguese energy firm Galp has signed an agreement with Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) for the sale of 10% stake in Area 4, offshore Mozambique.Area 4 includes Coral Sul FLNG, in operation since 2022, as well as the prospective Coral North FLNG and Rovuma LNG onshore developments…

Saipem Scoops $3.7B for Work on TotalEnergies’ Kaminho Field

May 21, 2024

Saipem has been awarded three new contracts by TotalEnergies for the Kaminho project, relating to the development of Cameia and Golfinho oil fields offshore Angola, worth $3.7 billion.The first of the contracts, awarded by TotalEnergies' subsidiary TotalEnergies EP Angola Block 20…

Perenco Marks First Exploration Success Offshore Congo in Three Decades

May 21, 2024

Muanda International Oil Company (MIOC), Perenco’s Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) subsidiary, has drilled two exploration wells to date in 2024, making the first exploration discovery offshore the country in almost thirty years.Using…

BW Energy Strikes Oil in Northern Flank of Gabon’s Hibiscus Field

May 21, 2024

BW Energy has made a ‘substantial’ oil discovery with good reservoir quality in the DHIBM-7P pilot well drilled to appraise the northern flank of the Hibiscus field, offshore Gabon.BW Energy said it plans to complete the well as a production well later in 2024…

TotalEnergies Makes FID for Kaminho Deepwater Project Offshore Angola

May 21, 2024

TotalEnergies, along with its partners Petronas and Sonangol, has made a Final Investment Decision (FID) for the Kaminho project to develop the Cameia and Golfinho fields offshore Angola.Located 100 km off the coast of Angola in 1,700 m water-depth…

Saipem Secures $850M Contract from Eni-BP Joint Venture Offshore Angola

May 17, 2024

Italian offshore energy services firm Saipem has secured a contract from Azule Energy, a joint venture between Eni and BP, for the development of Ndungu field as part of Agogo Integrated West Hub Project, offshore Angola.Saipem’s scope of work entails the engineering…

ExxonMobil Strikes Oil Offshore Angola

May 15, 2024

ExxonMobil and its partners have made an oil discovery at Block 15 offshore Angola, while drilling the exploration well located in the Kizomba B development area.The discovery was made while drilling the Likembe-01 well in Block 15, operated by ExxonMobil…

CGG to Support Discoveries Off Africa with Two New 3D Reimaging Projects

May 14, 2024

French marine seismic firm CGG, in collaboration with Côte d’Ivoire's Direction Générale des Hydrocarbures (DGH) and Petroci, has set out plans for two new multi-client 3D reimaging programs off Africa.The programs include CDI24 Phase I (3,120 km²) and Phase II (6…

QatarEnergy Joins ExxonMobil in Two Exploration Blocks Offshore Egypt

May 13, 2024

QatarEnergy has signed a farm-in agreement with ExxonMobil to acquire a 40% participating interest in two exploration blocks offshore Egypt.Under the terms of the agreement, which is subject to customary approvals by the government of Egypt…

PGS Secures Survey Work in West Africa

May 10, 2024

Norwegian seismic company PGS has secured a 4D survey contract for an international energy client in West Africa.The mobilization for the work is scheduled for early September 2024. The contract has a total duration of approximately 65 days…

First Oil from Shell's Bonga North Tranche 1 in 2027/2028

May 09, 2024

Oil major Shell expects first oil from its Bonga North Tranche 1 project off the coast of Nigeria in 2027/2028 and 'there are opportunities get that stream on earlier,' a Shell executive said on Thursday.Elohor Aiboni, a managing director at Shell Nigeria…

BW Energy Finds Hydrocarbons at Hibiscus South Pilot Well

May 09, 2024

Oil and gas company BW Energy has found hydrocarbons in the DHBSM-2P pilot well, confirming the Hibiscus South deposit offshore Gabon extends into the northern part of the field with good reservoir quality.BW Energy said it plans to complete the well as a production well later in 2024…

Senegal's O3S Orders Fast Supply Vessel from Penguin

May 06, 2024

O3S – Oil Senegal Support Services, a homegrown Senegalese operator servicing the country's fledgling offshore energy sector, has ordered a new 36-meter fast supply vessel (FSV) from Singaporean shipbuilder Penguin International. Construction on the new FSV is expected to start later this year…

Höegh LNG Strikes Deal to Deploy FSRU Hoegh Galleon in Egypt

May 03, 2024

Norway-based Höegh LNG has made an agreement with Australian Industrial Energy (AIE) and Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS) for the deployment of the floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) Hoegh Galleon. The aim of the deployment is to support energy security in Egypt…

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