Offshore Africa News


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…

Equinor to Start Talks With Tanzania Over LNG project

Dec 04, 2018

Norway's Equinor is ready to start talks with Tanzania on developing a liquefied natural gas (LNG) project based on a deepwater offshore discovery, the company said on Tuesday.Tanzanian President John Magufuli has asked his government to proceed…

First Oil Offloaded from FPSO at Dussafu

Dec 03, 2018

London based independent Panoro Energy ASA announced Monday that the first cargo of oil from Dussafu has been offloaded from the BW Adolo floating production storage and offloading unit (FPSO) on December 2.A total of 550,000 barrels of oil…

Tullow Acquires 35% Stake in Comoros PSC

Nov 29, 2018

The wheels of discovering and exploiting hydrocarbon resources offshore the Union of the Comoros, off Africa's east coast, may have been moving albeit slowly since 2008 when the government first invited bids for exploration of oil and gas in the Indian Ocean's volcanic archipelago…

Norway Revokes Cairn, Kosmos Investment Exclusions

Nov 27, 2018

Norway's sovereign wealth fund, the world's largest, will no longer exclude Cairn Energy Plc and Kosmos Energy Ltd from its portfolio of investments, the Norwegian central bank said on Tuesday.The companies were excluded in 2016 based on advice from the fund's ethics watchdog…

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