Offshore Africa News


Saipem Scores Additional Zohr Work

Dec 20, 2018

Italian services company Saipem said it has secured more than $1.2 billion worth of additional work for the “supergiant” Zohr field development project, offshore Egypt in the Mediterranean Sea.Saipem announced on Thursday it won an offshore contract addendum with Petrobel…

Momentum Building Offshore Senegal

Dec 20, 2018

Performance of Senegal’s offshore oil and gas market appears to be gaining momentum as the West African country moves to shed the tag of being an uncertain prospectivity to join the region’s league of oil and gas producers as more international…

BP Nears FID at Platina Field Offshore Angola

Dec 17, 2018

Angola’s Sonangol and British supermajor BP on Monday signed an agreement to progress to final investment decision (FID) for the development of the Platina field in the BP-operated deepwater Block 18, offshore Angola.Platina would be BP’s first…

BP's Tortue/Ahmeyim FLNG Project Pushes Ahead

Dec 17, 2018

Golar LNG Limited announced Monday that it has received a Limited Notice to Proceed (LNTP) from BP Mauritania Investments Ltd and BP Senegal Investments Ltd, in their capacity as block operators, in respect of the provision of a Floating Liquefaction…

First Contracts Awarded for Senegal FPSO Project

Dec 17, 2018

Woodside and Cairn Energy awarded front-end engineering contracts for Senegal's first oil project, a key step before a final investment decision expected in mid-2019, Woodside said on Monday.The project's first phase targets the unlocking of…

Polarcus Awarded Work in West Africa

Dec 17, 2018

Offshore geophysical company Polarcus Limited announced Monday that it has received a contract award for an XArray marine seismic acquisition project in West Africa.The project will commence in Q1 2019 with an approximate duration of two months…

Solstad Scores Long-term Charter with Total

Dec 14, 2018

Norwegian vessel owner Solstad Offshore ASA, together with its local partner Petro Services, has entered into a contract with Total Exploration & Production Congo for the construction support vessel (CSV) Far Sleipner.The contract has a duration of two years firm plus four six-month options…

Sonangol, ExxonMobil Ink Exploration Deal

Dec 14, 2018

Angola's state oil company Sonangol and ExxonMobil on Friday signed a memorandum of understanding for oil exploration in the country's Namibe basin, the two firms said.Angola, Africa's second-largest crude producer, is facing a steep output…

Nigeria Sues Shell, Eni Over Oil Deal

Dec 13, 2018

Lawyers for the Nigerian government said they had filed a $1.1 billion lawsuit against Royal Dutch Shell and Eni in a commercial court in London on Thursday in relation to a 2011 oilfield deal.The OPL 245 oilfield is also at the heart of an…

Total Ramps Up Mauritania Offshore Assets

Dec 13, 2018

French supermajor Total SA has been awarded two new blocks covering 14,175 square kilometers, offshore Mauritania by the natural resource-rich country's Ministry of Petroleum, Energy and Mines hence boosting the integrated oil and gas company's…

Hess Expects Output Growth Through 2025

Dec 12, 2018

U.S. producer Hess Corp said on Wednesday it expects oil and gas output to grow more than 10 percent a year compounded through 2025, citing higher growth opportunities at its Bakken shale and offshore Guyana projects.The company projects higher…

Total Wins Contracts for Two Blocks Off Mauritania

Dec 12, 2018

French energy company Total has strengthened its position in Mauritania by winning contracts for two new exploration blocks.'Total and the Ministry of Petroleum, Energy and Mines of Mauritania have signed an agreement awarding Total two new…

Eni Makes New Oil Find Offshore Angola

Dec 10, 2018

Italy's Eni said it ha struck a new oil discovery in the Afoxé exploration prospect located in Block 15/06, offshore Angola.The discovery, estimated to contain between 170 and 200 million barrels of light oil in place, was made in the Afoxé-1 NFW well located in the southeast area of Block 15/06…

Eni Starts Production at Vandumbu Field

Dec 10, 2018

Italy's Eni said it has started production from the Vandumbu field in Block 15/06 through West Hub N’Goma floating production, storage and offloading unit (FPSO).Block 15/06 is located approximately 350 kilometers northwest of Luanda and 130 kilometers west of Soyo…

Cote d'Ivoire Deepwater Development Moves Forward

Dec 06, 2018

Independent crude oil and natural gas producer Canadian Natural Resources (CNR) and its joint venture partner in Cote d'Ivoire, Svenska Petroleum, plan to commence the fourth phase of the development of the deepwater Espoir asset in 2019, on…

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