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Chariot starts seismic offshore Morocco

Apr 03, 2014

Chariot Oil & Gas and partner ONHYM have started a 1700sq km 3D seismic survey across its areas of interest offshore Morocco. The survey will be carried out by Dolphin Geophysical using the Sanco Swift vessel. The survey will cover…

OMV takes Nigeria stake

Apr 03, 2014

OMV has taken another step into sub-Saharan Africa by entering an offshore exploration project offshore Namibia.  The transaction involves the acquisition of a 65%-interest petroleum exploration license (PEL) 046, containing exploration blocks 2613A and 2613B…

Statoil farms down in Angolan pre-salt

Apr 03, 2014

Statoil has signed an agreement to farm down a 15% interest in WRG Angola Block 39 Ltd. offshore Angola in the Kwanza pre-salt basin. WRG is a 50/50 joint venture comprising White Rose Energy Ventures and Genel Energy plc. Statoil is operator of the block…

Eni CEO, Mozambique president discuss progress

Apr 02, 2014

Eni CEO Paolo Scaroni outlined the Italian company’s exploration progress and activities within the country to the President of the Republic of Mozambique Armando Guebuza. Eni announced that the “possibility of enlarging the shareholder base of Area 4 was favorably received by the President…

Eni picks Bumi FPSO for Angola

Apr 01, 2014

Malaysia-based international offshore oilfield services provider, Bumi Armada Berhad has received a letter of intent (LOI) from Eni Angola, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Eni, for a contract for the chartering, operation, and maintenance of…

Lekoil starts 3D shoot off Nigeria

Mar 27, 2014

Nigeria-based Lekoil provided an update on activities in oil prospecting license (OPL) 310 offshore Nigeria. OPL 310 contains the Ogo discovery announced last year. The Polarcus vessel MV Polarcus Nadia has started the 3D seismic program…

PSC agreed offshore Comoros

Mar 20, 2014

The National Assembly of the Comoros, a sovereign archipelago island nation east of Mozambiue, Africa, has ratified a production sharing contract with Bahari Resources. The PSC, covering offshore blocks 35, 36, and 37 (previously named blocks A…

Third Gabon well disappoints

Mar 19, 2014

Ophir Energy’s deepwater Padouck Deep-1 well, in the Ntsina block, offshore Gabon, has completed drilling and found no significant hydrocarbons. London-based Ophir said the well, drilled with the Vantage Titanium Explorer, was targeting…

Chariot adds to Moroccan acreage

Mar 18, 2014

Chariot Oil & Gas Limited has been awarded 75% interest and operatorship of the Mohammedia Reconnaissance license offshore Morocco.  The Office National des Hydrocarbures et des Mines (ONHYM) will be its partner, holding 25% carried interest…

Cairn holds back 2015 plans

Mar 18, 2014

Cairn Energy has said it is committed to its planned 2014 operations, but that spending beyond then is being looked at closely as its awaits resolution of tax issues in India. The Edinburgh-based firm says spending beyond 2014 would depend…

Keppel bags string of contracts

Mar 17, 2014

Keppel Offshore & Marine’s subsidiaries have secured contracts worth about US$110 million in total. Keppel Shipyard will, for SOFEC Inc., fabricate an external turret mooring system for an FPSO vessel that will operate in the Tweneboa-Enyenra-Ntomme fields in Ghana…

Kenya well Sunbird-1 inconclusive

Mar 17, 2014

The Sunbird-1 exploration well in area L10A offshore southern Kenya is to be plugged and abandoned after finding hydrocarbons. Pancontinental Oil & Gas, which holds 18.75% WI in the BG Group-operated well, said while hydrocarbons were found…

Foum Assaka well spuds

Mar 17, 2014

Kosmos Energy subsidiary Kosmos Energy Deepwater Morocco has spudded the FA-1 well on the Eagle prospect in the Foum Assaka area offshore Morocco, according to partner Fastnet Oil & Gas.  The planned target depth is 4000m in about 600m water depth…

AGM Petroleum, GNPC team up in Tano Basin

Mar 13, 2014

Minexco Petroleum Inc., the African focused private Oil and Gas Exploration Company, provided details of the petroleum agreement between its subsidiary AGM Petroleum and the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), for their joint project in the South Deepwater Tano Basin…

Mid-Atlantic weather initiative launched

Mar 11, 2014

BMT Group subsidiary BMT ARGOSS has formed a joint initiative with the Met Office, the UK’s national weather service, and Oceanweather Inc, to help support oil and gas majors with offshore engineering design and operational planning in the mid-Atlantic region…

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