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JUB Pacific Bolsters Liftboat Fleet

Mar 18, 2024

JUB Pacific, a Singapore-based provider of specialized offshore liftboat services, has acquired one of the largest liftboats in Africa, said to be perfectly suited for servicing major players in the oil and gas sector within the Africa region…

Galp Makes Another Oil Discovery Offshore Namibia

Mar 15, 2024

Portuguese oil and gas company Galp has encountered a significant column with light oil at an exploration well being drilled offshore Namibia with Odfjell Drilling’s Hercules semi-submersible rig, marking a second such discovery in PEL 83 block in recent months…

Eni Wraps Up Sale of Non-Core Congo Assets to Perenco

Mar 13, 2024

Italian oil and gas giant Eni has concluded the sale of its participation interest in several upstream permits in Congo to Perenco, as it shifts focus on its major developments in the country.Eni and Perenco did not disclose any additional details regarding the value of the deal…

Hibiscus South Comes Onstream Five Months After Discovery Offshore Gabon

Mar 08, 2024

Oil and gas company BW Energy has started production from the DHBSM-1H well in the Hibiscus South field on the Dussafu license, offshore Gabon, five months after making the initial discovery.Production performance from the well has been in line…

Eni Makes Major Discovery Offshore Côte d'Ivoire

Mar 08, 2024

Italian energy giant Eni has made a significant oil and gas discovery in block CI-205, offshore Côte d'Ivoire, in West Africa.The discovery, named Calao, stands as the second largest in the country, following the Baleine field discovered by Eni in September 2021…

Tullow Oil Swings Into Loss, But Eyes Returns After 2025

Mar 06, 2024

Tullow Oil swung into a loss in 2023 after cutting the value of reserves in one of its West African oilfields, as its chief executive said the company would consider shareholder returns after 2025.The London-listed company said on Wednesday it posted a $110 million loss after tax last year…

TotalEnergies Takes Operatorship of ‘Promising’ Orange Basin Exploration License

Mar 06, 2024

TotalEnergies has signed, together with its partner QatarEnergy, an agreement to acquire participating interests in Block 3B/4B, offshore South Africa, from Africa Oil South Africa, Azinam - a wholly owned subsidiary of Eco Atlantic Oil and Gas - and Ricocure…

ABS Awards AIP for OceanSTAR’s FSO Design

Mar 05, 2024

Classification society ABS said it has granted an approval in principle (AIP) to OceanSTAR Marine & Offshore Investment Pte. Ltd., for its newbuild floating storage and offloading (FSO) design.The OceanSTAR FSO-01 is a shipshape hull design…

Perenco Kicks Off Five Well Drilling Campaign Offshore Cameroon

Mar 05, 2024

Perenco Rio del Rey, one of Perenco’s Cameroon subsidiaries, has started a five well development drilling campaign on the Kita Eden field, in the northern section of the Rio del Rey Basin, offshore Cameroon.As a result of its challenging shallow waters…

Shelf Drilling Signs Jack-Up Rig Extension Deal in Egypt

Mar 04, 2024

Offshore drilling contractor Shelf Drilling has secured a two-year contract extension for the Rig 141 jack-up rig for operations in the Gulf of Suez, offshore Egypt.The contract extension is in direct continuation of Rig 141 current term with Gemsa Petroleum Company (Gempetco)…

Vaalco in Talks to Acquire Svenska Petroleum and Its West Africa Assets

Feb 28, 2024

U.S. based oil and gas company Vaalco has confirmed it is in discussions with Svenska Petroleum Exploration for the debt-free acquisition of the company whose primary asset is a 27.39% interest in Baobab field, offshore Ivory Coast in West Africa…

Helix Secures Deepwater Well Intervention Contract in West Africa

Feb 27, 2024

U.S.-based oil and gas services firm Helix Energy Solutions has been awarded a deepwater well intervention contract award by Esso Exploration and Production Nigeria (Esso) at Erha and Usan fields, offshore Nigeria.The project is expected to…

Congo’s First LNG Cargo to Set Sail in Coming Days

Feb 27, 2024

The first LNG cargo from Eni's Congo LNG project is currently being loaded and will sail to Piombino’s regasification terminal in Italy in the coming days.With the first cargo, the Republic of the Congo enters the group of LNG exporting countries…

SNEPCo Wraps Up Remotely Controlled Well Completion Op Offshore Nigeria

Feb 27, 2024

Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo) has performed the first remotely controlled well completion operation at Bonga field, offshore Nigeria.The operation was conducted at the Bonga field, in 1,060 meters water depth. The…

Perenco Spuds Appraisal Well Offshore Gabon

Feb 22, 2024

Perenco Oil & Gas Gabon (POGG) has started drilling an appraisal well in the vicinity of the Hylia South West discovery offshore Gabon, using Dixstone’s BANBA jack-up rig.The field was discovered in December 2022 through the exploration well…

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