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Jan De Nul Crew Rescues 15 Refugees in the Mediterranean Sea

Nov 16, 2022

Offshore installation services firm Jan De Nul said Wednesday it had recently rescued 15 people drifting on a sloop in the Mediterranean Sea, offshore Algeria.'During a sea journey from Turkey to Belgium, Jan De Nul crew on board the offshore…

Tullow Oil Narrows Output Forecast Range, Cuts Capex Estimate

Nov 16, 2022

Tullow Oil narrowed its annual production forecast range and cut capital investment expenditure estimate on Wednesday, as the West Africa-focused oil producer attempts to bring down costs after two strategic wells returned disappointing results…

Saipem Wins Offshore Drilling Contracts Worth $800M

Nov 15, 2022

Italian energy industry services firm Saipem said Wednesday it had secured new offshore drilling contracts, three in the Middle East and two in West Africa, worth around $800 million in total.  In the Middle East, two new contracts have been awarded for two high-specification jack-up drilling units…

OPL 245 Offshore Block Case: Milan Court Rejects Nigeria's Compensation Request Against Eni, Shell

Nov 11, 2022

An appeals court in Milan on Friday rejected Nigeria's $1.092 billion compensation request against Italian energy group Eni and Shell in civil proceedings relating to a $1.3 billion oilfield deal. The decision was read out in court. In July…

ExxonMobil Strikes First Discovery in Angola Block 15 in Nearly 20 Years

Nov 09, 2022

U.S. oil major ExxonMobil has made a discovery at the Bavuca South-1 exploration well at the Block 15, offshore Angola.The well encountered 30 meters (98 feet) of high-quality, hydrocarbon-bearing sandstone. It is located approximately 365 kilometers…

Equinor Doubles Share of Investment in Renewables

Nov 09, 2022

Norwegian energy giant Equinor is on track to almost double its share of its investment in renewable energy this year, despite walking away from expensive offshore wind deals, the chief executive said on Tuesday. Around 20% of company's gross investments in 2022 will be in renewable energy…

Small Island Nations Want Big Oil to Pay Up for Climate Damage

Nov 08, 2022

Small island nations suffering the brunt of climate change want Big Oil to pay for mounting damage from ocean storms and sea-level rise, Antigua's prime minister told delegates at the COP27 climate summit in Egypt on Tuesday. The comments by…

Angola: Sonadrill Wins 12-well, $402,500 Per Day Contract for Libongos Drillship

Nov 03, 2022

Sonadrill, Seadrill's 50:50 joint venture with an affiliate of Sonangol, has secured a 12-well extension in Angola for the Libongos drillship at $402,500 per day.The total contract value for the firm part of the deal is around $327 million, inclusive of additional services…

Africa Must Use its Gas Reserves to Drive the Economy, Industry Officials Say

Nov 01, 2022

Africa countries need to use their gas reserves to lift more people out of poverty and build industry as they try to catch up with more developed countries even while the world seeks to cut emissions, some industry officials said on Tuesday…

Report: Eni, BP to Extract Gas From Giant Gas Field Offshore Libya

Oct 31, 2022

Libya has agreed with Eni and BP to begin extracting natural gas from a Mediterranean gas field believed to be bigger than Egypt's huge Zohr field, the head of the National Oil Company (NOC) told Skynews Arabia on Monday. Eni will also invest…

Nigeria Planning Auction for Seven Deep Offshore Oil Blocks

Oct 31, 2022

Nigeria is planning to auction seven deep offshore oil blocks, 15 years since the last ones were auctioned, the upstream regulator said on Saturday. Apart from marginal fields, Nigeria last conducted bidding for 45 oil blocks in 2007 even when…

Capricorn Investor Palliser Opposes Planned Merger with NewMed

Oct 27, 2022

Capricorn investor Palliser Capital said on Thursday it opposed Capricorn's planned merger with Israel's NewMed Energy, echoing its criticism of a previous failed merger plan with Tullow, as undervaluing the company. The Capricorn-NewMed deal would create an Israel-Egypt-focused gas producer…

DOF Wins $25,2M in Vessel Charters, Extensions

Oct 26, 2022

The Norwegian offshore vessel owner DOF said Wednesday it had won contracts and contract extensions for several of its vessels in Brazil, West Africa, and the North Sea region. The estimated firm backlog for these contracts is approximately NOK 260 million (~$25…

One Month Extension for Yinson's Adoon FPSO in Nigeria

Oct 24, 2022

Malaysian FPSO leasing firm Yinson has secured a one-month contract extension for its Adoon FPSO with Addax Petroleum in Nigeria.The deal between Sinopec's Addax and Yinson's Adoon Pte. Ltd. extends the FPSO's tenure to November 16, 2022.  The extension is worth $3…

Panoro Energy Earns $59,2M from October Crude Lifting in Gabon

Oct 24, 2022

Oil and gas company Panoro Energy said Monday it had completed its scheduled October lifting of 647,111 barrels in Gabon at a realized price of USD 91.54 per barrel.After customary price adjustment and associated fees, this resulted in proceeds to the company of approximately $59…

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