Offshore Africa News


Maersk Discoverer Lands More Work in Egypt

Jul 02, 2019

Maersk Drilling said Edison E&P has signed on its deepwater semisubmersible drilling rig Maersk Discoverer to drill an exploration well in the North Thekah gas field offshore Egypt.The contract is expected to commence in the fourth quarter this year and includes an additional one-well option…

OPEC+ Extends Output Cuts

Jul 02, 2019

OPEC and its allies led by Russia agreed to extend oil output cuts until March 2020 on Tuesday, seeking to prop up the price of crude as the global economy weakens and U.S. production soars.The alliance, known as OPEC+, has been reducing oil…

Jumbo Completes Mooring Installation in Egypt

Jul 02, 2019

Netherlands-based Jumbo’s Fairplayer has completed the pre-installation and tensioning of a shallow water CALM buoy mooring system at a depth of 26 meters for the Mersa El-Hamra terminal offshore Egypt.The heavy lift shipping and offshore transportation…

BP Finds More Gas at Greater Tortue Ahmeyim

Jul 01, 2019

A new well in the BP-operated Greater Tortue development area has encountered approximately 30 meters of net gas pay in high-quality Albian reservoir offshore Mauritania and Senegal, project partner Kosmos Energy announced on Monday.The Greater…

EMGS Wins BP Survey Off Senegal

Jul 01, 2019

Norwegian geophysical services company Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) has been awarded a contract by UK oil and gas major BP for work off the coast of Senegal and Mauritania.EMGS said in a in Oslo Exchange filing that the contract is worth around $6 million…

Shell, Exxon Eye Somalia's Offshore

Jun 28, 2019

Royal Dutch Shell and Exxon Mobil are looking to return to Somalia ahead of an oil block bid round later this year, the East African country's oil ministry said.Shell and Exxon Mobil had a joint venture on five offshore blocks in Somalia prior…

Tullow Encounters Delays Offshore Ghana

Jun 27, 2019

UK-based oil & gas company Tullow Oil Plc’s subsidiary Tullow Oil Ghana, has announced the pushing back completion of drilling of the Enyenra-14 production well in Deepwater Tweneboa, Enyenra and Ntomme (TEN) field development following revision of 2019 projection figures for this offshore project…

TechnipFMC Resolves US and Brazil Probes

Jun 26, 2019

Oil services company TechnipFMC said it would pay $301.3 million to resolve anti-corruption probes with Brazilian and U.S. authorities, and added it was committed to resolving another probe on its affairs with French authorities.TechnipFMC said…

Senegal President's Brother Resigns After Energy Fraud Claims

Jun 25, 2019

The brother of Senegal's President Macky Sall has resigned from his government post after allegations of fraud relating to natural gas contracts, he said on Monday.An investigation by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) this month alleged…

Africa Looks to FLNG to Accelerate its Dash for Gas

Jun 21, 2019

Since the idea of floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) was first mooted the landscape of the oil and gas sector has changed dramatically. When Shell finally pressed the go button for its Prelude FLNG project offshore Australia back in mid-2011…

Study Findings Boost Chariot’s Morocco Plan

Jun 20, 2019

Guernsey-based oil and gas explorer Chariot Oil & Gas has announced the completion of the development feasibility study and gas market assessment for one of its gas fields in Morocco as the company inches closer to a full-blown hydrocarbon development…

Oceaneering Awarded Work in Mozambique

Jun 19, 2019

Oceaneering announced on Wednesday it has secured a contract from Anadarko Petroleum Corporation to supply umbilicals, distribution hardware, and aftermarket services for its liquefaction and export terminal project in Mozambique.The multiple…

TechnipFMC Wins $1 Billion Subsea Contract

Jun 18, 2019

TechnipFMC said it has been awarded a number of subsea contracts by US-based Anadarko Petrleum for its Golfinho/Atum development offshore Mozambique.The UK-based firm said it was awarded a contract worth more than $1 billion for the engineering…

Anadarko Approves $20 Bln Mozambique LNG Project

Jun 18, 2019

U.S. energy firm Anadarko Petroleum Corp gave the go-ahead on Tuesday for the construction of a $20 billion gas liquefaction and export terminal in Mozambique, the largest single LNG project approved in Africa, according to the government of Mozambique and energy consultancy Wood Mackenzie…

Chevron: Mature Fields, Maximum Production

Jun 18, 2019

Chevron is combining technology and streamlined work processes to maximize production efficiencies in its mature offshore fields. Continued investments in the fields, reservoir surveillance, analytics and portfolio optimization are some of the…

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