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Dolphin Drilling Wins More Work in Nigeria for 1974-built Offshore Rig

Jan 09, 2023

Dolphin Drilling's semi-submersible drilling rig, the Blackford Dolphin, has received a letter of award for additional work in Nigeria.This additional work will take effect in direct continuation of the previously announced $96 million contract with General Hydrocarbon Limited (GHL)…

BW Energy Spuds First Hibiscus Production Well at Dussafu Block Offshore Gabon

Jan 09, 2023

Oil and gas company BW Energy has started drilling the first production well on the Hibiscus / Ruche Phase 1 development in the Dussafu Block offshore Gabon. The company said Monday that drilling operations had started in the first week of January…

Serica Pushes for Expansion Beyond UK North Sea after Tailwind Deal

Jan 05, 2023

Serica Energy will look to expand beyond the British North Sea following the acquisition of smaller rival Tailwind in order to diversify its revenue sources, its chief executive said.Serica last month announced it had agreed to buy privately…

Angolan Oil Company Sonangol to Keep Stakes in Galp, Millennium bcp

Jan 04, 2023

Angolan state oil company Sonangol will keep its stakes in Portugal's Galp Energia and Millennium bcp lender as it considers them strategic assets, Sonangol CEO Sebastiao Gaspar Martins told Reuters on Wednesday.With a 19.49% stake, Sonangol…

Chevron Awards 12-month Extension for Shelf Drilling's Jack-up Rig in Angola

Jan 04, 2023

Offshore drilling firm Shelf Drilling said Wednesday it had won a one-year contract extension for its Shelf Drilling Tenacious jack-up rig.The contract is a direct continuation of its current contract for drilling operations offshore Angola…

Short-term Extension for BW Offshore FPSO in Nigeria

Jan 03, 2023

Oslo-listed FPSO leasing firm BW Offshore has signed a short-term contract extension for the Abo FPSO in Nigeria.The contract, which runs until January 14, 2023, is with Nigerian Agip Exploration Ltd, a subsidiary of the Italian oil giant Eni…

Shelf Drilling's Jack-up Booked for Drilling Campaign in Nigeria

Dec 27, 2022

Offshore drilling firm Shelf Drilling said Friday it had won a one-year drilling contract for one of its jack-up rigs.The contract is for the Trident VIII jack-up rig for operations offshore Nigeria. 'The rig will complete a short out-of-service…

Egypt Launches Bid Round for Mediterranean, Nile Delta Offshore Exploration Blocks

Dec 27, 2022

Egypt has set a new international tender for oil and gas exploration rights in the Nile Delta and Mediterranean sea, the state news agency reported on Tuesday.The tender was set for 12 blocks, split evenly between onshore and offshore, and the…

Eni to Deploy FLNG Unit Offshore the Republic of Congo

Dec 22, 2022

Italian oil giant Eni has signed a contract with China's Wison Heavy Industry for the construction and installation of a floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) unit with a capacity of 2.4 MTPA (million tons per annum). The FLNG will be deployed offshore the Republic of Congo…

Nigeria to Hold Bidding Round for 7 Offshore Oil Blocks in 2023

Dec 22, 2022

Nigeria plans to hold a mini-bid round for seven offshore blocks next year to spur new exploration, the petroleum regulator said on Wednesday, the first round after Africa's top oil exporter passed new fiscal regimes for its oil and gas sector…

Saipem Bags $1.2B Worth Offshore Oil Field Contracts in Guyana and Egypt

Dec 15, 2022

Italian energy industry services company Saipem has secured offshore oil and gas field construction contracts in Guyana and Egypt worth about $1.2 billion in total.In Guyana, the U.S. oil major ExxonMobil has hired Saipem to support its Uaru offshore oil field development project…

Tullow Oil Pens Ivory Coast Offshore Block Deal

Dec 14, 2022

Tullow Oil has signed a production sharing contract (PSC) for Ivory Coast's offshore exploration license CI-803.Tullow will operate the license with 90% equity, with the remaining 10% held by PetroCi. The CI-803 offshore block covers an area of 1…

Multi-country Drilling Deal for Northern Ocean's Semi-sub

Dec 14, 2022

Oslo-listed offshore drilling rig owner Northern Ocean has won a contract with TotalEnergies for its Deepsea Mira semi-submersible drilling rig to be used in a 'multi-country' drilling program.Starting in the middle of the second quarter of 2023…

MTN Lands 45,000km Subsea Cable in S. Africa to Boost Africa's Connectivity

Dec 13, 2022

MTN South Africa and MTN GlobalConnect, in partnership with a consortium, have landed a 45,000-kilometer subsea cable in South Africa, part of plans to build a subsea network to connect African countries to Europe and the Middle East.Africa's…

Northern Ocean's Deepsea Bollsta Offshore Drilling Rig Starts Shell Contract in Namibia

Dec 12, 2022

Northern Ocean Ltd's semi-submersible drilling rig, Deepsea Bollsta, has arrived in Namibia and started its contract with Shell.The contract for the 2019-built offshore drilling rig has a firm duration of twelve months. Shell will have the option to extend it for another six months…

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