Offshore Africa News


Subsea 7 Bags Yet Another Deal in Africa

Mar 07, 2019

Subsea engineering, construction and services company, Subsea 7 has added yet one more feather in its Africa offshore cap after winning an engineering studies contract with a possibility of extending it to engineering, procurement, construction…

Aker Energy Hits Oil Offshore Ghana

Mar 04, 2019

Aker Energy, as the operator of the Deepwater Tano Cape Three Points (DWT/CTP) block, announced Monday that it encountered oil in the Pecan South-1A well south of the main Pecan field offshore Ghana.Aker Energy said it is in the process of analyzing…

Dutch Prosecutors Target Shell Over Nigeria Oil Deal

Mar 01, 2019

Dutch prosecutors are preparing criminal charges against Royal Dutch Shell over the $1.3 billion acquisition of an Nigerian offshore oilfield, ramping up pressure on the energy firm that already faces bribery charges in Italy over the case.Within hours of Friday's announcement on the Nigerian case…

Yinson, First E&P in $902 Mln FPSO Deal

Mar 01, 2019

Malaysia’s floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) operator Yinson and Nigerian oil company First Exploration & Petroleum Development Company Ltd (First E&P) have executed a contract for an FPSO to be deployed offshore Nigeria.The contracts worth $901…

Mozambique’s Offshore Plans Gain Vigor

Feb 28, 2019

For the joint partners in the Mozambique Area 1 project, 2019 started off on a high note with the signing of five new gas sale and purchase agreements that pushes closer to realization Mozambique's first onshore LNG facility on which the development…

Golar to Supply FLNG for BP

Feb 26, 2019

Golar LNG Limited announced Tuesday that its newly incorporated subsidiary Gimi MS Corporation has entered into a 20-year Lease and Operate Agreement (LOA) with BP for the charter of a floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) unit, Gimi, to service…

Somalia's Planned Oil Search Under Threat

Feb 21, 2019

Somalia, a country that has been trying, albeit with little success, to shed off the image of a nation in turmoil because of its insecurity, instability and a preferred haven for for militant groups, has big plans for auctioning some of its…

Aker Energy Eyes IPO

Feb 14, 2019

Norwegian oil company Aker said on Thursday that its exploration start-up in Ghana will submit development plans to Ghanaian authorities in March and the parent will then decide whether to sell stakes via an initial public offering or other means…

Nigeria Plan for Local Firms Stands on Shaky Ground

Feb 14, 2019

Nigeria's Ministry of Petroleum Resources has recently reiterated its intention to push for an increase of the share to the national crude oil production from indigenous oil and gas companies to 30% in the short-term, but it is not definite…

Aker Energy Eyes FPSO for Ghana Project

Feb 13, 2019

Ocean Yield announced Tuesday that it has entered into an agreement with Aker Energy for the option to bareboat charter the floating production, storage and offloading unit (FPSO) Dhirubhai-1 for a period of 15 years. If the option is exercised…

Tullow Oil Returns to Net Profit

Feb 13, 2019

Africa-focused Tullow Oil reported its first annual net profit in five years on Wednesday and said it would resume dividends with a 4.8 cent per share payout as it sets its sights on East African projects and drilling in Guyana.As flagged in November…

Dana Gas to Drill off Egypt in April/May

Feb 12, 2019

Dana Gas will begin drilling this year in an area it says could become Egypt's next giant Mediterranean gas field, after seismic data pointed to reserves as large as 20 trillion cubic feet.That data will be put to the test beginning in April or May…

Shell, Eni, Exxon Win Concessions in Egypt

Feb 12, 2019

Royal Dutch Shell, Eni, BP and Exxon Mobil were among winners of Egypt's international tender for oil and gas exploration on Tuesday, with 12 concessions awarded in total.It marks Exxon Mobil's entry into gas exploration in Egypt, while Shell…

Telford Offshore Adds Seven Vessels

Feb 11, 2019

Dubai headquartered offshore service company Telford Offshore said it has acquired an additional DP3 pipelay and accommodation vessel, and six offshore support vessels following a legal settlement between Sea Trucks Group (STGL in liquidation) and West African Ventures (WAV)…

Giza and Fayoum Gas Fields Come Onstream

Feb 11, 2019

BP on Monday announced first gas production from the second stage of its West Nile Delta development offshore Egypt, marking the second start-up in a string of new upstream projects expected to be brought on line by the supermajor in 2019.The project…

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