Offshore Africa News


Ophir Agrees to be Bought by Medco

Mar 21, 2019

London-listed Ophir Energy Plc said on Wednesday it agreed to be bought by Indonesian oil and gas group Medco for a sweetened cash bid of 408.4 million pounds ($539 million) after previously agreeing to a lower offer.Under the terms, Ophir shareholders will receive 57…

Shelf Drilling Stands Tall in Shallow Water

Mar 18, 2019

In a sign that national oil companies aren’t giving up their nation-building efforts anytime soon, the near-shore, jack-up rig market is experiencing a swell of business that’s lifting fortunes and impressing seasoned rig hands.The global number…

Eni Finds Gas Offshore Egypt

Mar 14, 2019

Italian oil company Eni announced Thursday it has made a gas discovery under evaluation in the Nour exploration prospect located in the Nour North Sinai Concession, in the Eastern Egyptian Mediterranean, about 50 km North of the Sinai peninsula…

Eni, Qatar Petroleum Extend Partnership

Mar 14, 2019

The signing of an acquisition agreement between Italian oil giant Eni and Qatar Petroleum for an offshore asset in Morocco this week has not only reinforced the business partnership of these two oil exploration and production companies but could…

Qatar Petroleum Buys Into Morocco Exploration Blocks

Mar 13, 2019

Qatar Petroleum said on Wednesday it has entered into an agreement with Eni to acquire a 30 percent participating interest in the Tarfaya Shallow Exploration Permit, a series of 12 neighboring offshore blocks along the Atlantic coast of Morocco…

Eni Makes Major Oil Find Offshore Angola

Mar 13, 2019

Italian oil major Eni said on Wednesday it has made a major discovery in Block 15/06, in the Agogo exploration prospect, in the deep waters offshore Angola.The find is Angola's largest offshore discovery in years. Eni said the discovery is estimated…

BP Dishes Greater Tortue Ahmeyim Contracts

Mar 11, 2019

Oil major BP has awarded subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines (SURF) and subsea production system (SPS) equipment contracts to services providers McDermott International and Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE), for the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim natural gas project…

Subsea 7 Bags Yet Another Deal in Africa

Mar 07, 2019

Subsea engineering, construction and services company, Subsea 7 has added yet one more feather in its Africa offshore cap after winning an engineering studies contract with a possibility of extending it to engineering, procurement, construction…

Aker Energy Hits Oil Offshore Ghana

Mar 04, 2019

Aker Energy, as the operator of the Deepwater Tano Cape Three Points (DWT/CTP) block, announced Monday that it encountered oil in the Pecan South-1A well south of the main Pecan field offshore Ghana.Aker Energy said it is in the process of analyzing…

Dutch Prosecutors Target Shell Over Nigeria Oil Deal

Mar 01, 2019

Dutch prosecutors are preparing criminal charges against Royal Dutch Shell over the $1.3 billion acquisition of an Nigerian offshore oilfield, ramping up pressure on the energy firm that already faces bribery charges in Italy over the case.Within hours of Friday's announcement on the Nigerian case…

Yinson, First E&P in $902 Mln FPSO Deal

Mar 01, 2019

Malaysia’s floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) operator Yinson and Nigerian oil company First Exploration & Petroleum Development Company Ltd (First E&P) have executed a contract for an FPSO to be deployed offshore Nigeria.The contracts worth $901…

Mozambique’s Offshore Plans Gain Vigor

Feb 28, 2019

For the joint partners in the Mozambique Area 1 project, 2019 started off on a high note with the signing of five new gas sale and purchase agreements that pushes closer to realization Mozambique's first onshore LNG facility on which the development…

Golar to Supply FLNG for BP

Feb 26, 2019

Golar LNG Limited announced Tuesday that its newly incorporated subsidiary Gimi MS Corporation has entered into a 20-year Lease and Operate Agreement (LOA) with BP for the charter of a floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) unit, Gimi, to service…

Somalia's Planned Oil Search Under Threat

Feb 21, 2019

Somalia, a country that has been trying, albeit with little success, to shed off the image of a nation in turmoil because of its insecurity, instability and a preferred haven for for militant groups, has big plans for auctioning some of its…

Aker Energy Eyes IPO

Feb 14, 2019

Norwegian oil company Aker said on Thursday that its exploration start-up in Ghana will submit development plans to Ghanaian authorities in March and the parent will then decide whether to sell stakes via an initial public offering or other means…

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