Offshore Africa News - page 151

Fugro opens Mozambique office

Dec 23, 2013

Fugro recently opened new offices in Mozambique, and established the only internationally-accredited laboratory in Mozambique. The office is located in the port city of Maputo to enable efficient response to client requirements for offshore…

Harris CapRock wins Mafumeira work

Dec 23, 2013

Harris CapRock Communications has signed a multi-year contract with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd (DSME) to provide an integrated telecommunications solution supporting the Mafumeira Sul project offshore Angola. Harris CapRock will provide equipment and design…

Ocean Rig receives new drillship

Dec 23, 2013

Ocean Rig UDW Inc.announced today that it successfully took delivery of its newbuilding drillship, the Ocean Rig Skyros, on Friday, Dec. 20.  The drillship is currently mobilizing to offshore Angola to commence drilling operations with Total.

Bumi Armada extends FPSO contract

Dec 19, 2013

Malaysia-based Bumi Armada Berhad announced that Afren Energy Resources Ltd. extended its contracts with Armada Floating Solutions Ltd. and Bumi Armada (Singapore) Pte Ltd for the bareboat charter and the operations & maintenance respectively of the FPSO Armada Perkasa for another two years…

FES designing Moho Nord swivels

Dec 19, 2013

FES International has been awarded a £598,000 contract to supply four high-pressure fluid swivels for Total's subsea Moho Nord project in Congo, West Africa.  The Moho Nord project is to develop major discoveries, Marine 2 and 3, in the upper north of the Moho Bilondo license…

OMV takes Gabon stakes

Dec 18, 2013

Austrian oil and gas firm OMV has agreed to farm in to a deepwater block offshore Gabon.  Under the terms of the agreement, OMV will acquire 30% non-operated interests in the Manga and Gnondo blocks, from Ophir Energy. It will also…

Seismic starts offshore Benin

Dec 09, 2013

TGS has started acquisition of a 3D multi-client seismic survey covering 2022sq km offshore Benin. The BR-13 survey will be TGS' second 3D survey in Benin. The 3D data will build upon current subsurface knowledge and provide improved imaging of deep Cretaceous and Tertiary strata…

Tanzania discovery for Statoil

Dec 06, 2013

Norway's Statoil has said a fifth natural gas discovery in Block 2 offshore Tanzania has opened up a new play in the region. The Mronge-1 discovery, drilled in 2500m water depth by the Discoverer Americas drillship, 20km north of the Zafarani discovery…

Ocean Rig, Energean to form JV

Dec 05, 2013

Ocean Rig and Energean Oil & Gas will create a joint venture called OceanEnergean to participate in new bid rounds for hydrocarbon exploration and exploitation in Greece and abroad in more than 1000m deep water. Each company will hold 50% of the share capital…

Cobalt confirms presalt find

Dec 03, 2013

Houston’s Cobalt International Energy, Inc. reported that its Lontra #1 presalt discovery well in Block 20, offshore Angola, found more oil and gas than estimated. Drill stem test placed Lontra’s well production at a stabilized flow rate of 2…

Ophir spuds Block 7 well

Nov 27, 2013

Drilling on the first exploration well in Tanzania's Block 7 has started, using the Deepsea Metro I drillship, said operator of Ophir Energy plc. The Mlinzi Mbali-1 well, in which fear has an 80% interest, is in 2600m water depth, 210km west of Dar es Salaam…

Pipeline market to grow in Europe, Asia, and Africa

Nov 14, 2013

Since the turn of the millennium, global pipeline investment has undergone sustained and, in recent years, robust growth as a result of favorable market conditions and industry trends, including: the continued high levels of investment in offshore development…

Contract Briefs: November 2013

Nov 07, 2013

FMC wins TEN order FMC Technologies Inc. received an order from Tullow Ghana Ltd. to supply subsea systems for its Tweneboa-Enyenra-Ntomme Development (TEN) offshore Ghana. The order's estimated value is US$340 million. FMC Technologies’ scope of supply includes subsea trees…

Global Briefs: November 2013

Nov 07, 2013

Transboundary may head to committee The US Senate bill ratifying the US-Mexico Transboundary Hydrocarbon Agreement, S. 812, is reportedly on its way to a conference committee. The Senate’s version of the bill, passed last month (October)…

Exxon gets Madagascar extensions

Nov 06, 2013

Exxon Mobil Corp. has received extensions on three of its production sharing contract licenses offshore Madagascar, the company announced on 6 November 2013. The supermajor said the extensions will enable the resumption of exploration activities on the Ampasindava…

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