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Shelf Drilling Secures $93 Million Contracts for Jack-up Rig Duo in Nigeria

Oct 03, 2023

Shelf Drilling said Tuesday it had secured contracts for the Adriatic I and the Shelf Drilling Mentor jack-up rigs for operations offshore Nigeria for firm durations of 16 months and 8 months, respectively. The combined estimated contract value for the two rigs is approximately USD 93 million…

South Africa Gives go-ahead for TotalEnergies to Drill Offshore

Oct 03, 2023

South Africa's environment ministry has given the go-ahead for TotalEnergies TTEF.PA to drill offshore for gas and oil, after rejecting an appeal from more than a dozen individuals and lobby groups who intend challenging the decision.The appeal…

CGG Starts Seismic Reimaging Program in Ivory Coast's Tano Basin

Sep 28, 2023

France-based marine seismic data firm CGG has announced the start of a major new multi-client 3D PSDM reimaging program in the Tano Basin offshore Ivory Coast, in association with the country’s Direction Générale des Hydrocarbures (DGH) and national oil company…

TotalEnergies Seals $400 Million Deal: Sells 40% Stake in Angola Offshore Block

Sep 28, 2023

French oil major TotalEnergies has sold a 40% interest in the offshore Block 20 in the Kwanza Basin in Angola to Malaysia's Petronas.The transaction was completed for an amount of $400 million as at January 1st, 2023, subject to customary price adjustments…

TotalEnergies Announces Positive Well Results Offshore Namibia

Sep 27, 2023

French company TotalEnergies announced on Wednesday some positive results at an exploration well in Namibia and added it would increase its returns to shareholders, as part of an investor day. Analysts had said they were particularly keen to…

Malaysian Firm Clinches $300 Million Offshore Platform Contract in Angola

Sep 27, 2023

Malaysia-based firm Sapura Energy has secured an offshore platform transportation and installation contract in Angola.The contract, with Azule Energy, an Angolan joint venture between Eni and BP, is worth around $300 million and is related to Angola Northern Gas Complex  (NGC) Project…

Egypt Awards Oil and Gas Exploration Blocks to Eni, BP, QatarEnergy, and Zarubezhneft

Sep 26, 2023

Italy's Eni was the big winner in an Egyptian auction for oil and gas exploration rights on Tuesday, securing concessions for two of the four blocks outright, according to results from the petroleum ministry. The company also won a third block with BP and QatarEnergy in the Mediterranean Sea…

Maersk Supply Service's Vessel Bags Contract Extension for Angola Subsea Operations

Sep 25, 2023

Maersk Supply Service has secured a contract extension in Angola for its Subsea Support Vessel Maersk Involver for an additional 15 months.The Danish vessel owner said Monday that under the extended contract, the vessel and crew would support various subsea operations off the coast of Angola…

Egypt Launches Oil and Gas Exploration Bidding Round

Sep 25, 2023

Egypt's petroleum ministry launched an international bidding round on Monday for exploration in 23 open blocks, with the offer deadline set for Feb. 25. The round includes 10 areas in Egypt's Western Desert, two in the Eastern Desert, seven in the Gulf of Suez…

TotalEnergies to Talk about Namibia Oil Exploration, Share Buybacks

Sep 22, 2023

TotalEnergies is expected to lay out the potential for its oil discoveries in Namibia at an investor day next week as the French energy firm continues to bet on oil and gas to boost profits while also growing its low-carbon business.The group…

Exxon Pledges More Nigerian Oil Output - Presidential Spokesperson

Sep 20, 2023

Exxon Mobil Corp has pledged additional oil production of nearly 40,000 barrels per day in Nigeria in a new investment push in the country, a presidential spokesperson said on Tuesday, citing Exxon's president of global upstream operations.Nigerian…

Geological Connection to Namibia Sparks Offshore Oil Hope in Uruguay

Sep 19, 2023

Uruguay state-run energy firm Ancap is set to agree to final terms for a record number of seven offshore exploration licenses next month, a senior executive told Reuters, as the frontier market lures bets from global players like Shell.To date no oil or gas has been found in Uruguayan waters…

BW Offshore Agrees to Sell Abo FPSO for $20 Million to Nigerian Buyer

Sep 15, 2023

After several short-term charter extensions, the Norwegian FPSO leasing firm BW Offshore has closed the transaction for the sale of the Abo FPSO.BW Offshore will sell the FPSO to STAC Marine Offshore Limited, a member of the Nigerian Transport Group (STAC) for $20 million…

BW Energy Boosts Gabon Production as Fourth Hibiscus Well Comes Online

Sep 13, 2023

Oil and gas company BW Energy has brought online the fourth well of the Hibiscus / Ruche Phase 1 development in the Dussafu licence offshore Gabon. 'Well performance is in line with expectations with current production at approximately 6,500 barrels per day…

Tullow Oil Reduces Upper End of 2023 Output Outlook

Sep 13, 2023

West Africa-focused Tullow Oil on Wednesday reduced the upper end of its production outlook for this year to 58,000-60,000 barrels per day (bpd) from 58,000-64,000 bpd.The reduction was because of lower than expected production from its Jubilee…

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