Offshore Africa News


New Fast Crew Supplier for OCTOMAR

May 23, 2019

Independent Angolan diving services company OCTOMAR Serviços Marítimos Limitada has taken delivery of a new Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 2206, its first vessel from the Damen Shipyards Group.The vessel was selected for its ability to undertake a variety of roles…

Shearwater Wins Offshore Senegal Shoot

May 22, 2019

Geoservices company Shearwater GeoServices has confirmed the award of a high-density multi-azimuth 3D seismic acquisition contract over the SNE field offshore Senegal by Woodside.The contract covers the Sangomar, Sangomar Deep and Rufisque Offshore blocks…

Lekoil Withdraws Suit Against Nigerian Petroleum Minister

May 16, 2019

Nigeria’s upstream regulatory hiccups continue to take toll on planned offshore exploration and production schedules as some private investors are stuck with their work programs for lack of clarity on key upstream mergers and acquisition procedures…

Eni Finds Light Oil Offshore Angola

May 14, 2019

Eni has made a new light oil discovery near its West Hub facilities in the deep waters offshore Angola, the Italian supermajor announced on Tuesday.The well, drilled on the Ndungu exploration prospect in Block 15/06, is estimated to contain up to 250 million barrels of light oil in place…

Rovuma LNG Gets Government Green Light

May 14, 2019

The government of Mozambique has approved development plans for the ExxonMobil-led Rovuma LNG project, which will produce, liquefy and market natural gas from three reservoirs located in the Area 4 block offshore Mozambique, two of which straddle the boundary with neighboring Area 1…

Eni Makes Discovery Offshore Ghana

May 10, 2019

Italian supermajor Eni said it has found gas and condensate in the first exploration well drilled in CTP-Block 4, approximately 50 kilometers off the Ghana coast.The well was drilled on the Akoma exploration prospect and proved an estimated…

Ghana's Pecan Field Approval Seen by Q3

May 10, 2019

Aker ASA expects Ghanaian authorities to approve a revised $4.4 billion development plan for the offshore Pecan oilfield by the end of the third quarter of 2019, the Norwegian investment firm's chief executive told Reuters on Friday.The company…

Mozambique LNG FID in June, says Anadarko

May 09, 2019

Anadarko Petroleum, the U.S. independent energy group in the midst of a takeover, said on Wednesday it was ready to make a final investment decision on its $20 billion liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Mozambique on June 18.Chief executive…

Chariot Eyes 1 Tcf in Moroccan Licence

May 09, 2019

UK-based Atlantic focused explorer Chariot Oil & Gas says its Anchois-1 gas discovery and nearby prospects in the Lixus Offshore Licence, off Morocco, contains 1 Tcf.Following completion of an independent competent persons report (CPR), it also says a nearby prospect…

BP Taps KBR for Greater Tortue

May 09, 2019

Engineering house KBR has been awarded a contract to support BP's Greater Tortue Ahmeyim Project, off Senegal and MauritaniaThe work is an engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) contract to provide facilities integration…

Kosmos Realigns Senegal/Mauritania Interests

May 09, 2019

American upstream oil and gas company Kosmos Energy has commenced the process of scaling down its stake in the lucrative Greater Tortue Anheyim gas project on the Senegal/Mauritania maritime border as the Dallas-based firm seeks to entrench…

Blue Marlin Freed After Pirate Hijacking

May 07, 2019

A Royal Boskalis Westminster heavy transport vessel has been recovered and the crew freed after being hijacked on Sunday about 80 miles offshore Equatorial Guinea.The 225m-long Blue Marlin semisubmersible heavy transport vessel had recently…

Baker Hughes Wins Second Contract on Greater Tortue

May 06, 2019

Baker Hughes, a GE company, has been awarded a contract to supply turbomachinery equipment for the first phase of its Greater Tortue Ahmeyim floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) project offshore Mauritania and Senegal. BHGE will provide the…

Kosmos to Sell Down Mauritania-Senegal Stakes

May 06, 2019

Oil and gas company Kosmos Energy Ltd said on Monday it has started a formal process to sell down its interest in the Mauritania-Senegal basin to around 10 percent and expects bids by the end of the summer.The company said in February it had…

Oxy Would Sell Anadarko’s Africa Assets to Total

May 05, 2019

France's Total SA said on Sunday it has agreed with Occidental Petroleum Corp to acquire the African assets of Anadarko Petroleum Corp for $8.8 billion, should the two U.S. oil and gas companies clinch a deal to combine.The agreement with Total…

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