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Swiss Prosecutors Aid Italian Oil Corruption Probe

Sep 23, 2019

Switzerland's top court has allowed Geneva prosecutors to share with Italy material they seized more than three years ago that could shed light on a case involving oil majors Eni and Royal Dutch Shell and corrupt payments in Nigeria.In a ruling announced on Monday…

BP Mooring Inspection Campaign Completed in Angola

Sep 23, 2019

Underwater inspection provider Welaptega has used its optical chain measurement system (CMS), complete with new automated edge tracking software, to execute a subsea mooring inspection campaign for BP offshore Angola.  The project saw Welaptega…

Homeland Orders Security/Crew Vessels

Sep 19, 2019

Nigeria-based Homeland Integrated Offshore Services LTD (Homeland IOS) said it has placed an order with the Singaporean Penguin Shipyard for several Flex Fighter security/crew vessels for delivery in December 2019.The 40-meter vessels are among the first of Penguin Shipyard’s latest generation…

Europa Lands High Impact Venture Offshore Morocco

Sep 19, 2019

The Ireland and UK focused oil and gas exploration, development and production company Europa Oil & Gas Plc said it has landed a high impact new venture offshore Morocco, boosting the country’s drive to launch viable upstream projects that would…

Baltim South West Gas Field Starts Production

Sep 17, 2019

Egypt's Baltim South West offshore gas field backed by BP and Eni has started production of 100 million cubic feet of gas a day, the oil ministry said on Tuesday.Output will rise to 500 million cubic feet of gas by the second quarter of 2020 when five wells are expected to be online…

FPSO & IPO: Growth of an Operator

Sep 17, 2019

As war gives oil a jolt, BW Offshore — which earned revenues of $870 million in 2018 — is readying floating production storage and offloading vessel (FPSO) candidates for Brazil and the North Sea, just as its about-to-be-strengthened other half…

VAALCO Spuds Etame Appraisal

Sep 13, 2019

VAALCO Energy said it has spud the Etame 9P appraisal wellbore at the Etame field to kick off its 2019/2020 drilling campaign offshore Gabon.Drilling of the Etame 9P appraisal wellbore is expected to take approximately four weeks, after which…

New Age Sells Stake in Marine XII

Sep 12, 2019

Privately held oil and gas exploration and production company New Age (African Global Energy) Limited has announced the completion of the US$800 million sale of its 25% non-operated interest in the offshore Marine XII permit in Congo (Brazzaville) to LUKOIL Upstream Congo SAU…

Egyptian Red Sea Survey Planned

Sep 06, 2019

Schlumberger and TGS today announced a new 3D seismic reimaging project in the Egyptian Red Sea comprising reimaging data from three overlapping seismic surveys totaling 3,600 square kilometers that were acquired between 1999 and 2008—the only available 3D data in this part of the Red Sea…

LEKOIL Makes Progress Offshore Nigeria

Sep 05, 2019

Africa-focused oil and gas exploration, development and production company LEKOIL announced progress in one of its Nigerian projects months after a temporary setback in its asset acquisition spree in the West African country.The company said…

Libongos to Drill in Angola

Sep 05, 2019

Sonadrill, a 50:50 joint venture between Seadrill and an affiliate of Sonangol, has secured a nine well contract with six options, each for one well, in Angola for the Libongos drillship, Seadrill announced. The estimated total contract value…

US Judge Rejects Exxon, Shell Nigeria Case

Sep 04, 2019

A U.S. judge on Wednesday rejected Exxon Mobil Corp's and Royal Dutch Shell Plc's effort to revive a $1.8 billion arbitration award against Nigeria's state-run oil company, which stemmed from a dispute over a 1993 contract to extract oil near the African country's coastline…

Airborne Wins TCP Flowlines Wok in Africa

Sep 03, 2019

Airborne Oil & Gas B.V. said it has been awarded a contract from a supermajor through Oceaneering International to supply Thermoplastic Composite Pipe (TCP) flowlines for deployment in West Africa. The manufacturer will provide a 4-kilometer…

New Find Opens Doors for Equatorial Guinea

Aug 30, 2019

The new discovery offshore Equatorial Guinea’s Block 1 by US-based exploration and production company Noble Energy puts the West African country on the road to reversing declining oil and gas output should the project be turned into a viable commercial venture…

2P Reserves at Dussafu PSC Increased 89%

Aug 29, 2019

Panoro Energye announced an 89% increase in 2P oil reserves at the Dussafu Production Sharing Contract (Dussafu PSC), offshore Gabon.A mid-year update report from independent reserves auditor Netherland, Sewell & Associates Inc. (NSAI) on certain…

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