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Sierra Leone Hit by Power Cuts after Turkish Power Ship Switches Off Supply over Unpaid Debt

Sep 08, 2023

Sierra Leone's capital Freetown has been hit by power cuts after Turkey's Karpowership switched off the electricity supply due to an unpaid debt of around $40 million, the energy minister said on Friday.Minister Kanja Sesay told Reuters that…

Saipem Secures $910M in Offshore Contracts for Ivory Coast and Italy Work

Sep 08, 2023

Italian offshore services firm Saipem has won two new contracts for offshore activities in Ivory Coast and Italy for an overall amount of 850 million euros (currently around $909,8 million).The first contract has been awarded to Saipem by Eni Côte d’Ivoire and its partner Petroci…

KCA Deutag Wins $60 Million Offshore Drilling Services Deal in Angola

Sep 07, 2023

Oil and gas drilling services company KCA Deutag has won a one-year contract extension worth $60 million, for the provision of drilling operations and maintenance services on two offshore platforms in Angola with an undisclosed client.The award…

Europe's Gabon-exposed Stocks Slide after Military Coup

Sep 01, 2023

Shares in European oil producers, miners and other companies with large exposures to Gabon plummeted on Wednesday after a military coup raised concerns over their operations in the resource-rich African country.London-listed oil producer Tullow Oil fell as much as 12% in afternoon trading…

Shell Comes Up Empty in Namibia Exploration Well

Aug 31, 2023

Shell's Cullinan-1X exploration well offshore Namibia did not make a commercial oil and gas discovery, the company said on Thursday.Namibia, which has yet to produce any oil and gas, has attracted strong interest from international companies…

Eni Starts Production from Baleine Field in Côte d’Ivoire

Aug 28, 2023

Eni has started production of oil and gas from the Baleine Field, located in the waters offshore Côte d’Ivoire.The milestone comes less than two years after the discovery in September 2021 and less than a year and a half after final investment decision…

PGS Awarded 3D Seismic Project Offshore Africa

Aug 24, 2023

Marine geophysical company PGS announced it has been awarded a 3D exploration acquisition contract offshore Africa.One of PGS' Ramform Titan Class vessel is expected to mobilize for the survey in the fourth quarter, subject to final approvals…

TechnipFMC Awarded More Work for TotalEnergies' Girassol Life Extension

Aug 23, 2023

TechnipFMC announced it has been awarded a contract from TotalEnergies to install flexible pipe and associated subsea structures for the Girassol life extension project in Angola's offshore Block 17.TechnipFMC labeled the contract as “significant”…

Abo FPSO Lease Extended for Two Weeks Again

Aug 14, 2023

Oslo-listed FPSO leasing firm BW Offshore has signed another short-term extension for one of its FPSOs in Nigeria, with the end goal of selling the unit.The company said Monday it had signed a short-term extension for Abo FPSO with Nigerian Agip Exploration Ltd…

FLNG Unit for BP's Tortue Ahmeyim Project Nearing Completion

Aug 14, 2023

The Golar Gimi FLNG unit, being built for BP's Tortue Ahmeyim project in Senegal/Mauritania offshore area, is set to sail away next month.According to Golar LNG, tasked with delivering the unit, the FLNG Gimi conversion works 97% complete. Golar…

BP Chooses TWMA for Up To $15M Mediterranean Sea Drilling Waste Management Deal

Aug 14, 2023

UK-based drilling waste management company TWMA said Monday it had secured a contract worth up to $15 million to support a large-scale oil and gas project for BP in Egypt.TWMA will use its RotoMill drill cuttings processing technology to process…

Namibia Grants Global Petroleum, Partners 2-Year Renewal Period for Offshore Block

Aug 14, 2023

Oil and gas company Global Petroleum said Monday that the Namibian Ministry of Mines and Energy had given approval for the company and its partners to proceed to the First Renewal Period ('FRP') of Walvis Basin license PEL 94, with a duration of two years from September 2023 to September 2025…

Saipem to Convert Drilling Rig into FPU for Eni Congo. Wins Gig with BP in Gulf of Mexico

Aug 11, 2023

Italian energy industry services firm Saipem has won two new contracts, the first by Eni Congo and the other by BP, for a total value of around $700 million.The first contract has been awarded to Saipem by Eni Congo for the conversion of Scarabeo…

TotalEnergies EP Congo Taps EnerMech for Crane Maintenance Work

Aug 10, 2023

The UK-based energy industry services firm EnerMech has been awarded a five-year £12 million contract by TotalEnergies EP Congo for crane and lifting maintenance at a new facility to be built at Pointe-Noire, the second largest city in Congo…

Saipem Secures $1 Billion Contract for Bouri Gas Utilisation Project Offshore Libya

Aug 10, 2023

Italian offshore engineering and construction company Saipem has won a new contract with Mellitah Oil & Gas B.V. Libyan Branch, a consortium formed by the National Oil Corporation of Libya and Eni North Africa, for the development of the Bouri Gas Utilisation Project (BGUP)…

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