Offshore Africa News


3D Printing Brings New Dimensions to Field Commissioning

Aug 27, 2019

Access to and use of additive manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing, has increased in recent years due to the expiring of patents on techniques and technologies, says Hugues Greder, Lead Petroleum Engineer at Total.Computing power is…

BP Orders BOS 2600 Offshore Crane

Aug 23, 2019

Ship cranes manufacturer Liebherr-MCCtec Rostock GmbH together with China's Yantai CIMC Raffles Shipyard signed a contract concerning the delivery of a board offshore crane, type BOS 2600.The German maritime cranes maker said BP will use the…

Rosneft to Develop Offshore Fields in Mozambique

Aug 22, 2019

Russian oil giant Rosneft announced it has signed a cooperation agreement with the National Petroleum Institute (Instituto Nacional de Petróleo, INP) and a memorandum with Mozambique's state-owned Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos on Thursday to develop natural gas fields in Mozambique…

FPSO Market Growth Props BW Offshore’s Africa Plan

Aug 22, 2019

Global floating production services provider BW Offshore has confirmed a one-year extension for the lease and operation of the FPSO Petroleo Nautipa on the Etame field offshore Gabon for VAALCO Energy.BW Offshore, which owns a fleet of 15 floating production…

FES Bags Multiple DBSC Orders

Aug 21, 2019

Fluid transfer systems provider FES International said it has secured four new orders to deliver is Diver Bend Stiffener Connectors (DBSCs) to projects across Asia, Africa and Europe.The 31 DBSCs will be supplied for projects taking place in the Johan Castberg field in the Barents Sea…

Kosmos Hires Maersk Voyager

Aug 16, 2019

Maersk Drilling said its drillship Maersk Voyager has been hired by Kosmos Energy to drill the S-5 exploration well offshore Equatorial Guinea.The contract has been novated to Kosmos from Noble Energy after a one-well option was exercised on the rig’s current contract…

A Gleam of Hope for Kenya’s Offshore

Aug 15, 2019

Kenya’s offshore oil and gas sector has remained underexplored even as the country remains optimistic of making a breakthrough in the search for more hydrocarbons based on recent growth of its upstream operations.The agreement signed last July…

Airborne to Supply TCP Jumpers in Nigeria

Aug 14, 2019

Airborne Oil & Gas announced on Wednesday it has secured a contract with Addax Petroleum which will see the firm deliver two gas lift jumpers offshore Nigeria.The Netherlands headquartered business will supply two, 180-meter-long thermoplastic…

Halliburton Wins Drilling Work Offshore Senegal

Aug 13, 2019

Australia-based Woodside Energy has awarded Halliburton nine conditional contracts for drilling and completion services for Senegal's first deepwater offshore oil development, the oilfield services company announced on Monday.The SNE Field Development Phase 1 drilling campaign…

Sirius Stuck with Ororo Development Plan

Aug 08, 2019

Nigeria-focused oil and gas development and production company Sirius Petroleum now says its license for the shallow water Ororo field in Nigeria hangs in the balance after the firm failed to launch its next phase of the field work program on…

Amplus Awarded Contract in Angola

Aug 07, 2019

Floating production solutions specialist Amplus Energy Services announced on Wednesday that it has been awarded a multimillion-dollar contract to reevaluate the development of marginal fields in Angola with the aim to form economically viable…

Kosmos Sees Mauritania, Senegal Deal by Year-end

Aug 05, 2019

Oil and gas explorer Kosmos Energy expects to have agreed by the end of this year to sell down its stake in projects off the coast of Mauritania and Senegal in which it partners with BP, Kosmos said on Monday.In December, BP and its partners…

Tower’s Financial Reprieve in Cameroon

Aug 01, 2019

London-based, independent oil and gas company Tower Resources Plc has sighed with relief after the repayment of its $750,000 short term loan facility was extended to August 31 this year to enable the company finalize arrangements for the drilling…

Nigeria State Oil Firm Withholds Eni Payments

Jul 25, 2019

Nigeria's state oil firm said on Wednesday it had suspended cash call repayments to Eni for three months and did not plan to renew some of the Italian firm's asset licences.The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) owes billions of dollars to international oil companies…

BP Inks JOA for Gambia Offshore Block

Jul 25, 2019

BP has signed an agreement with Gambia's national oil company to jointly operate the disputed deepwater Block A1 License offshore the West African country.In April, Gambia said it awarded BP the A1 block, one of two that the government had taken…

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