Offshore Africa News


Kosmos Hires Maersk Voyager

Aug 16, 2019

Maersk Drilling said its drillship Maersk Voyager has been hired by Kosmos Energy to drill the S-5 exploration well offshore Equatorial Guinea.The contract has been novated to Kosmos from Noble Energy after a one-well option was exercised on the rig’s current contract…

A Gleam of Hope for Kenya’s Offshore

Aug 15, 2019

Kenya’s offshore oil and gas sector has remained underexplored even as the country remains optimistic of making a breakthrough in the search for more hydrocarbons based on recent growth of its upstream operations.The agreement signed last July…

Airborne to Supply TCP Jumpers in Nigeria

Aug 14, 2019

Airborne Oil & Gas announced on Wednesday it has secured a contract with Addax Petroleum which will see the firm deliver two gas lift jumpers offshore Nigeria.The Netherlands headquartered business will supply two, 180-meter-long thermoplastic…

Sirius Stuck with Ororo Development Plan

Aug 08, 2019

Nigeria-focused oil and gas development and production company Sirius Petroleum now says its license for the shallow water Ororo field in Nigeria hangs in the balance after the firm failed to launch its next phase of the field work program on…

Amplus Awarded Contract in Angola

Aug 07, 2019

Floating production solutions specialist Amplus Energy Services announced on Wednesday that it has been awarded a multimillion-dollar contract to reevaluate the development of marginal fields in Angola with the aim to form economically viable…

Kosmos Sees Mauritania, Senegal Deal by Year-end

Aug 05, 2019

Oil and gas explorer Kosmos Energy expects to have agreed by the end of this year to sell down its stake in projects off the coast of Mauritania and Senegal in which it partners with BP, Kosmos said on Monday.In December, BP and its partners…

Tower’s Financial Reprieve in Cameroon

Aug 01, 2019

London-based, independent oil and gas company Tower Resources Plc has sighed with relief after the repayment of its $750,000 short term loan facility was extended to August 31 this year to enable the company finalize arrangements for the drilling…

Nigeria State Oil Firm Withholds Eni Payments

Jul 25, 2019

Nigeria's state oil firm said on Wednesday it had suspended cash call repayments to Eni for three months and did not plan to renew some of the Italian firm's asset licences.The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) owes billions of dollars to international oil companies…

BP Inks JOA for Gambia Offshore Block

Jul 25, 2019

BP has signed an agreement with Gambia's national oil company to jointly operate the disputed deepwater Block A1 License offshore the West African country.In April, Gambia said it awarded BP the A1 block, one of two that the government had taken…

Eni Finds More Oil Offshore Angola

Jul 25, 2019

Italy's Eni reported good results in its first appraisal well of the Agogo discovery in Block 15/06, offshore Angola.The Agogo-2 well results confirm 650 million barrels of oil in place at the Agogo field and indicate further upside in its northern…

Tullow Enters Comoros Offshore

Jul 25, 2019

Multinational oil and gas exploration company Tullow Oil plc will in the next two months launch a bid to acquire 3,000 square kilometers 3D seismic survey after the firm successfully completed its entry into the Africa’s east coast volcanic archipelago of Comoros…

Tullow Decides $33 Mln Interim Payout

Jul 25, 2019

The board of British oil producer Tullow will pay an interim dividend of 2.35 cents per share, representing a payout of about $33 million, the company said on Wednesday, in line with plans to disburse at least $100 million a year.The dividend…

Tenaris to Build Pipe for Noble's Alen Project

Jul 24, 2019

Tenaris said it has been awarded a contract from Noble Energy for work on the offshore export pipeline for the Alen Gas Monetization Project in Equatorial Guinea.This 70-kilometer pipeline will transport natural gas from the Alen offshore platform…

Qatar Petroleum Enters Three Blocks Off Kenya

Jul 23, 2019

Eni, Total and Qatar Petroleum have signed an agreement that will see the Qatari national oil company acquire stakes in three deepwater exploration blocks in the Lamu basin offshore Kenya.The L11A, L11B and L12 blocks are situated in what is…

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