Offshore Africa News


New Pipeline Coming Offshore Equatorial Guinea

Apr 01, 2019

Noble Energy and partners will build a pipeline linking Equatorial Guinea's offshore gas fields to an onshore liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant to boost exports, the African nation's government said on Monday.Under a deal with the government…

MHI Turbine Win Starts Rovuma LNG Surge

Apr 01, 2019

A 10-year build-up of supermajor, offshore-heavyweight and expert onshore hydrocarbon players in Tanzania and Mozambique’s Rovuma Basin is starting to produce a trickle of large supplier orders that’s expected to become a torrent, as liquefied natural gas (LNG) trains line up…

Orinduik Partners to Drill 2nd Well Off Guyana

Mar 29, 2019

Partners Tullow Oil, Total and Eco Atlantic have chosen the Joe prospect for a second well in their much-watched Orinduik oil and gas field off Guyana's coast, Eco said on Friday.Eco earlier this month increased the estimate for the field to about 3…

Aker Energy Submits $4.4 Bln Ghana Plan

Mar 28, 2019

Norwegian oil company Aker Energy said on Thursday it has submitted to Ghana a $4.4 billion plan for developing the Deepwater Tano/Cape Three Points (DWT/CTP) block offshore Ghana.The block's Pecan field, located about 115 kilometers off the West African country in ultra-deep waters ranging from 2…

Sonangol Gets Ready to Compete

Mar 28, 2019

Angola's national oil company Sonangol has recently taken possession of the first of its two drillships built by a Korean shipyard firm, signaling the start of the implementation of its regeneration program that include investment in deep and ultra deep water drilling and offshore marginal areas…

Sonangol Drillship Delivered

Mar 27, 2019

Angola state oil company Sonangol has taken delivery of Libongos, the first of two new drillships built by Korean shipyard Daewoo Shipbuilding Marine Engineering (DSME).The new seventh-generation drillship, christened March 21 in Busan, is capable of operating in deep…

ROVCO Partners with Drexel

Mar 26, 2019

Remotely operated vehicle (ROV) survey and inspection company Rovco said it has expanded its international reach after forming a local partnership with Drexel Marine Petroleum Services in Egypt.The deal will see the Bristol-headquartered firm…

Nigeria Aims to Cut National Oil Company Shareholding

Mar 22, 2019

The planned restructuring of Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) joint operating agreements with multinational oil companies could help not only in raising substantial financial gains to support the country's national budget but also…

Ophir Agrees to be Bought by Medco

Mar 21, 2019

London-listed Ophir Energy Plc said on Wednesday it agreed to be bought by Indonesian oil and gas group Medco for a sweetened cash bid of 408.4 million pounds ($539 million) after previously agreeing to a lower offer.Under the terms, Ophir shareholders will receive 57…

Shelf Drilling Stands Tall in Shallow Water

Mar 18, 2019

In a sign that national oil companies aren’t giving up their nation-building efforts anytime soon, the near-shore, jack-up rig market is experiencing a swell of business that’s lifting fortunes and impressing seasoned rig hands.The global number…

Eni Finds Gas Offshore Egypt

Mar 14, 2019

Italian oil company Eni announced Thursday it has made a gas discovery under evaluation in the Nour exploration prospect located in the Nour North Sinai Concession, in the Eastern Egyptian Mediterranean, about 50 km North of the Sinai peninsula…

Eni, Qatar Petroleum Extend Partnership

Mar 14, 2019

The signing of an acquisition agreement between Italian oil giant Eni and Qatar Petroleum for an offshore asset in Morocco this week has not only reinforced the business partnership of these two oil exploration and production companies but could…

Qatar Petroleum Buys Into Morocco Exploration Blocks

Mar 13, 2019

Qatar Petroleum said on Wednesday it has entered into an agreement with Eni to acquire a 30 percent participating interest in the Tarfaya Shallow Exploration Permit, a series of 12 neighboring offshore blocks along the Atlantic coast of Morocco…

Eni Makes Major Oil Find Offshore Angola

Mar 13, 2019

Italian oil major Eni said on Wednesday it has made a major discovery in Block 15/06, in the Agogo exploration prospect, in the deep waters offshore Angola.The find is Angola's largest offshore discovery in years. Eni said the discovery is estimated…

BP Dishes Greater Tortue Ahmeyim Contracts

Mar 11, 2019

Oil major BP has awarded subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines (SURF) and subsea production system (SPS) equipment contracts to services providers McDermott International and Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE), for the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim natural gas project…

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