Offshore Africa News - page 126


HRT find offshore Namibia

May 21, 2013

A subsidiary of Brazil-based explorer HRT said its first exploration well offshore Namibia has found oil - but not in commercial volumes.  HRT Walvis Petroleum said the well, Wingat-1 2212/07/1 in PEL-23, spudded on March 25, was drilled in water about 1…

PA Resources hits oil at Carla South

May 20, 2013

The Carla South I-7 ST-1 sidetrack to the I-7 exploration well in Block I has encountered oil in good quality sandstones. The sidetrack in Block I in Equatorial Guinea has reached a total measured depth of 3,460 m. Drill cuttings, wireline…

Global Deepwater Review

May 16, 2013

E&P companies are ramping up exploration of deepwater and ultra-deepwater reservoirs, encouraged by attractive oil prices. New developments spread across offshore Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East and North and South America. Jeannie…

Sedco Express crew plays key role in saving lives at sea

May 15, 2013

Transocean’s ultra-deepwater semisubmersible rig, Sedco Express (EXS), was working offshore Nigeria for customer ENI when it received news of a nearby fuel tanker on fire.  What ensued that day showed the company’s core value of safety in action…

Tanzania to hold licensing round in October

May 15, 2013

The Government of the United Republic of Tanzania through Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC) announced the 4th Tanzania Deep Offshore and North Lake Tanganyika Licensing Round. The 4th Tanzania Offshore Licensing Round…

TWMA wins first contract in offshore West africa

May 06, 2013

Offshore environmental protection becomes priority in Western Africa TWMA, a leader in integrated drilling waste management and environmental solutions, announced today at the Oilfield Technology Conference (OTC) their first offshore processing project in West Africa…

OTC.13: Douglas-Westwood highlights Mozambique

May 01, 2013

Energy advisors Douglas-Westwood announced that R. Michael Haney, Director of the firm’s Houston office, will deliver a talk at next week’s Offshore Technology Conference in Houston. The talk is titled “Overview of Mozambique’s Oil and Gas Sector…

WesternGeco starts offshore Mozambique survey

May 01, 2013

WesternGeco today announced that it has begun acquisition of a major multiclient seismic survey offshore Mozambique using the ObliQ* sliding-notch broadband acquisition and imaging technique. The technique optimizes the recorded bandwidth…

Genel signs rig for Africa campaign

May 01, 2013

Genel Energy is pleased to announce that it has signed a drilling rig contract with Noble Corporation for its African offshore drilling programme. The Noble Paul Romano deepwater, semisubmersible rig will be used to deliver a high impact drilling campaign over a 2 year period…

Tanzania success for BG Group

May 01, 2013

BG Group today announced it had completed another successful drill stem test in Block 1 offshore Tanzania, with initial results from the Mzia-2 well showing better than expected properties in the deeper Cretaceous reservoir.  The test on Mzia-2…

Gardline in Brazil oil spill JV

Apr 30, 2013

Gardline Marine Sciences, the world’s largest independently owned survey group, and OceanPact, Brazilian leading oil spill response company in Brazil, today announced the establishment of a joint venture\. he new company is to be called Gardline Marine Sciences do Brasil S…

Ferguson agrees East Africa partnership

Apr 30, 2013

The Ferguson Group, specialists in the rental of DNV 2.7-1/EN12079 certified containers, tanks, baskets, refrigeration containers, accommodation and engineering modules to the offshore energy sector, is pleased to announce a new partnership with Alpha Logistics Services (EPZ) Ltd…

TWMA wins W. African processing gig

Apr 29, 2013

TWMA has been awarded a contract to supply its offshore processing services to support Glencore Exploration Cameroon Ltd’s drilling campaign offshore Cameroon. The 400-day contract, which commenced in March this year, is TWMA’s first offshore thermal processing project in the region…

Total hits oil off Ivory Coast

Apr 25, 2013

Total announces that the Ivoire-1X exploration well, located in the western portion of Block CI-100 in 2,280m of water, encountered 28m of net oil pay in a series of about 100m of Cretaceous reservoirs. The oil in the abrupt margin geological play is light 35 API oil…

Smit Lamnalco launches vessels

Apr 24, 2013

A welcoming ceremony was held for two newbuild vessels SL Gabon and SL Libreville at Port‐Gentil, Gabon on 17 April. Among those attending the ceremony were the Minister Delegate of Transport Mr Emmanuel Jean Didier Biye, the Governor of the Ogooué Maritime Province Mr Martin Boguikouma…

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