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Seven Borealis construction timeline

Jan 07, 2014

Subsea 7 provides this video charting the timeline of construction for its latest pipelay/heavy lift strategic enabler vessel Seven Borealis, delivered in 2012. Seven Borealis is a customized SOC 5000 model designed by ULSTEIN. The vessel's…

Chariot completes Namibian 2D survey

Jan 06, 2014

Chariot Oil & Gas Ltd has completed a 2128km 2D seismic survey in southern block 2714B offshore Namibia, the company announced. The survey was carried out by Dolphin Geophysical Ltd using the seismic vessel Artemis Atlantic to provide…

BG spuds Kenyan well

Jan 06, 2014

BG spudded its Sunbird-1 exploration well offshore Kenya, joint venture partner Pancontinental Oil and Gas announced. The well is in license area L10A, ub 721m water depth. The Deepsea Metro 1drillship is expected to take 50-60 days to drill 3000m below sea level…

Kosmos lassos Maersk Discoverer

Jan 02, 2014

Kosmos Energy Ltd. signed a one well rig share agreement with BP plc and Maersk Drilling for use of the rig Maersk Discoverer. The rig is expected to commence drilling operations on the FA-1 (formally Eagle-1) exploration well in the Foum Assaka offshore block in Morocco in 1H 2014…

Disappointing Tanzanian well for Ophir

Jan 02, 2014

Ophir Energy has said the Mlinzi Mbali-1 well offshore Tanzania has not found commercial hydrocarbons, but will offer 'crucial information' about Block 7, off the east African coast. The well was the first well drilled on Block 7. It…

Qatar buys into Total E&P Congo

Dec 27, 2013

Total announced that Qatar Petroleum International (QPI) is now a shareholder of Total E&P Congo, holding 15% of its capital. The news follows a framework agreement that was previously signed in May. The US$1.6 billion increase of Total E&P…

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…

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