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3t EnerMech Launches Offshore Training Service in Angola. Bags First Contract

May 05, 2021

3t EnerMech, a recently launched alliance between UK-based energy industry training firm 3t Energy and oilfield services provider EnerMech, has launched a training service in Angola, and has already secured a contract with an offshore drilling contractor…

Gulf Marine Services Bags MENA Deal for K-Class Jack-Up

May 04, 2021

Gulf Marine Services (GMS), a company providing self-propelled jack-up support vessels serving the offshore oil, gas, and renewables industries, has won a 9-month contract for a K-Class jack-up unit in the MENA region.The UAE-based company said…

Saipem Warns on Outlook After Mozambique Uncertainty

Apr 28, 2021

Italian energy service group Saipem said it was unable to update its outlook for the year due to uncertainty over a project in Mozambique as it missed first-quarter expectations.Earlier this week French energy group Total declared force majeure…

Total Declares Force Majeure on $20B Mozambique LNG Project After Attacks

Apr 26, 2021

French energy group Total declared force majeure on its $20 billion liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Mozambique and confirmed it had withdrawn all staff from the construction site following insurgent attacks last month.Dozens of civilians…

Woodside Taps Zenith Energy for Senegal Drilling Support

Apr 22, 2021

Aberdeen-based well management company Zenith Energy has won a multi-year contract with Australian oil and gas firm Woodside Energy in Senegal.The agreement is for the provision of drilling and completion engineering and ad-hoc support services…

OES to Provide Drilling Rig for ADM's Barracuda Field in Nigeria

Apr 21, 2021

Oil and gas investment company ADM Energy which in March agreed to invest in the development of the Barracuda oil field in OML 141 in swamp/shallow waters offshore Nigeria, has entered into a non-binding collaboration agreement with OES Energy Services Limited ('OES')…

Mozambique President Vows to Restore Peace in Gas-Rich Cabo Delgado

Apr 21, 2021

Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi said on Wednesday the government will work to restore peace in the country after a deadly militant attack last month near multi-billion-dollar gas projects backed by global oil companies.'We will make all efforts to return peace to our country…

Path Clear for Woodside to Take Over FAR's Sangomar Stake as Remus Drops Out

Apr 21, 2021

Private investment fund Remus Horizons which last week launched a conditional takeover offer for the Australian oil company FAR, eyeing its stake in the RSSD offshore area in Senegal, containing the Sangomar offshore oil development, is now backing out from the FAR pursuit…

South Africa: Azinam, Panoro Enter Africa Energy's Offshore Block 2B

Apr 20, 2021

Oil companies Azinam and Panoro Energy have completed their previously announced acquisitions of stakes in Block 2B offshore South Africa, e containing the A-J1 oil discovery from 1988,  from Africa Energy Corp.Azinam has taken 50 percent and will become the operator…

Nigeria Sweetens Energy Reform Bill to Attract more Big Oil Cash

Apr 19, 2021

Nigeria has sweetened the terms of a sweeping oil reform bill in a bid to attract much-needed investment to its oil industry, four people closely involved with the legislation said and a letter from oil companies, seen by Reuters, showed.The…

BW Energy Starts Drilling Campaign Offshore Gabon

Apr 19, 2021

Oil and gas company BW  Energy has started an offshore drilling campaign in Gabon with the spud of the Hibiscus extension appraisal well, using Borr Drilling's Norve jack-up drilling rig.The campaign is a three-well program on the  Dussafu license…

Petronas Charters Maersk Drillship for Ultra-Deepwater Well in Gabon

Apr 16, 2021

Petronas' Gabon subsidiary PC Gabon Upstream has chartered Maersk Drilling's deepwater drillship for one exploration well in Gabon.Maersk Drilling will supply the 2013-built Maersk Viking drilling rig which PC Gabon Upstream will use to drill an ultra-deepwater exploration well at approximately 2…

FAR Postpones Vote on Sangomar Sale as Shareholders Study Remus Offer

Apr 15, 2021

Australia's oil and gas explorer FAR Ltd on Thursday postponed a vote on the sale of its stake in an oil project off Senegal for the third time while investors study a takeover offer from private investment firm Remus Horizons.Remus' A$209.6 million ($161…

Total Delays Offshore Drilling Plans in South Africa

Apr 14, 2021

French oil major Total has decided to postpone its application for additional drilling in a South African offshore gas block, a letter seen by Reuters from the consultancy conducting the environmental and social assessment showed.The delay is…

Remus Horizons Moves to Take Over FAR, Enter Senegal Offshore Block

Apr 14, 2021

Private investment fund Remus Horizons has launched a conditional takeover offer for the Australian oil company FAR, which owns a stake in the RSSD offshore area in Senegal, containing the Sangomar offshore oil development.FAR has recently agreed to sell its stake in the Sangomar to Woodside…

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