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PGS Bags 3D Seismic Survey Work in Namibia

Oct 24, 2022

The Norwegian offshore seismic survey services company PGS has been awarded a 3D exploration acquisition contract.PGS said that the contract was in Namibia, with 'a major energy company.'The company said it would use the Ramform Titan vessel for the survey…

PHOTO: Blackford Dolphin Drilling Rig En Route to Las Palmas ahead of $96M Nigeria Gig

Oct 21, 2022

Offshore drilling company Dolphin Drilling shared a beautiful photo of its Blackford Dolphin drilling rig being towed from Mexico to Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Spain.Once there, in mid-November, the semi-submersible drilling rig will complete a short recertification and maintenance work scope…

Coastline Gets OK to Proceed with Offshore Exploration Program in Somalia

Oct 21, 2022

U.S.-based company Coastline Exploration, an upstream oil and gas company focused on East Africa, said Friday it had received final authorization to proceed with its offshore exploration program in Somalia.Coastline, in February said it had…

Mozambique's First LNG Exports to Europe Seen by Early November

Oct 21, 2022

Mozambique expects to ship its first liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports to Europe from the Eni-operated Coral Sul floating plant later this month or early November, petroleum regulator INP said on Friday in a supply boost for the energy-starved region…

VAALCO Removes FPSO, Installs FSO at Etame Field Offshore Gabon

Oct 19, 2022

Africa-focused oil and gas company VAALCO said Wednesday it had completed the installation of the Floating Storage and Offloading vessel ('FSO') installation and field reconfiguration at Etame field offshore Gabon.VAALCO Energy in August last…

East Med Gas Could Help Ease Europe's Energy Crunch with Right Funding

Oct 17, 2022

East Mediterranean gas reserves can help ease Europe's energy crunch but require funding from institutions like the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the European Investment Bank to realise the area's full potential, an official said on Friday…

Qatar Wants to Speed Up Development of Namibia Offshore Oil Discoveries

Oct 11, 2022

The head of QatarEnergy, who is also Qatar's energy minister, said on Monday the company wants to speed up the development of two oil wells it discovered off the Namibian coast with joint venture partners earlier this year.Saad al-Kaabi said…

OPEC+ Agrees Deep Oil Production Cuts, Biden Calls It Shortsighted

Oct 06, 2022

OPEC+ agreed steep oil production cuts on Wednesday, curbing supply in an already tight market, causing one of its biggest clashes with the West as the U.S. administration called the surprise decision shortsighted.OPEC's de-facto leader Saudi…

Dolphin Drilling Wins $96M Offshore Rig Contract in Nigeria

Oct 05, 2022

Offshore drilling company Dolphin Drilling has secured a 12-month offshore drilling rig contract with Nigeria-based General Hydrocarbons Limited (GHL). The contract is worth $96 million.The contract is for the 1974-built Blackford Dolphin semi-submersible drilling rig…

African Countries to Push for More Fossil Fuel Projects at COP27

Oct 05, 2022

African countries will use the COP27 climate talks in Egypt next month to advocate for a common energy position that sees fossil fuels as necessary to expanding economies and electricity access, the continent's top energy official said on Tuesday…

Eco Atlantic Starts Operations at Gazania-1 Wildcat Offshore South Africa

Oct 04, 2022

The Island Innovator semi-submersible drilling rig has arrived on Block 2B offshore South Africa, and is set to start operations on the Gazania-1 exploration well.The Gazania-1 exploration well is being drilled in approximately 150 meters of…

Nigeria to Award Flare Gas Contracts by End-December

Oct 03, 2022

Nigeria will award contracts for its flared gas by the end of December under an accelerated programme to harness gas that is released as a byproduct of oil production, the country's petroleum regulator said.President Muhammadu Buhari first…

Baker Hughes Lands Work on World's First Deepwater FLNG Unit

Sep 30, 2022

Oilfield services firm Baker Hughes said Friday it had secured a new service contract for maintenance and monitoring of turbomachinery equipment operations at Coral Sul FLNG, the first deepwater floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) unit operating…

Hyprops Nigeria Opts for Saab Seaeye Falcon ROV

Sep 29, 2022

Hyprops Nigeria Limited has chosen the Saab Seaeye Falcon as the best robotic vehicle resource for increasing its long-term footprint in Nigeria.“Our current customers demand the Falcon as a trusted, easy-to-use resource,” says Hyprops, adding…

Capricorn Energy Drops Tullow Merger Plan in Favor of Israel's NewMed

Sep 29, 2022

Capricorn Energy plans to merge with Israel's NewMed in an all-share deal after paying a $620 million special dividend to its shareholders, ditching a previous scheme to merge with Tullow Oil.The Capricorn-NewMed deal would create an Israel…

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