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Geological Connection to Namibia Sparks Offshore Oil Hope in Uruguay

Sep 19, 2023

Uruguay state-run energy firm Ancap is set to agree to final terms for a record number of seven offshore exploration licenses next month, a senior executive told Reuters, as the frontier market lures bets from global players like Shell.To date no oil or gas has been found in Uruguayan waters…

BW Offshore Agrees to Sell Abo FPSO for $20 Million to Nigerian Buyer

Sep 15, 2023

After several short-term charter extensions, the Norwegian FPSO leasing firm BW Offshore has closed the transaction for the sale of the Abo FPSO.BW Offshore will sell the FPSO to STAC Marine Offshore Limited, a member of the Nigerian Transport Group (STAC) for $20 million…

BW Energy Boosts Gabon Production as Fourth Hibiscus Well Comes Online

Sep 13, 2023

Oil and gas company BW Energy has brought online the fourth well of the Hibiscus / Ruche Phase 1 development in the Dussafu licence offshore Gabon. 'Well performance is in line with expectations with current production at approximately 6,500 barrels per day…

Tullow Oil Reduces Upper End of 2023 Output Outlook

Sep 13, 2023

West Africa-focused Tullow Oil on Wednesday reduced the upper end of its production outlook for this year to 58,000-60,000 barrels per day (bpd) from 58,000-64,000 bpd.The reduction was because of lower than expected production from its Jubilee…

North Africa Will be Italy's Key Gas Supplier for Years, Eni Top Exec Says

Sep 12, 2023

Algeria, Egypt, and Libya will be Italy's main gas suppliers for the next few years, Eni's head of natural resources told Reuters, adding that the energy group would invest heavily in Africa both in exploration and in new low-carbon projects…

Gabon Junta Names Former Eramet Executive as Petrol Minister

Sep 11, 2023

A junta that seized power in OPEC-member state Gabon appointed Marcel Abeke, a former executive of French miner Eramet as the country's new petrol minister on Saturday.Abeke was an executive of the company which operates a manganese mine in…

Sierra Leone Hit by Power Cuts after Turkish Power Ship Switches Off Supply over Unpaid Debt

Sep 08, 2023

Sierra Leone's capital Freetown has been hit by power cuts after Turkey's Karpowership switched off the electricity supply due to an unpaid debt of around $40 million, the energy minister said on Friday.Minister Kanja Sesay told Reuters that…

Saipem Secures $910M in Offshore Contracts for Ivory Coast and Italy Work

Sep 08, 2023

Italian offshore services firm Saipem has won two new contracts for offshore activities in Ivory Coast and Italy for an overall amount of 850 million euros (currently around $909,8 million).The first contract has been awarded to Saipem by Eni Côte d’Ivoire and its partner Petroci…

KCA Deutag Wins $60 Million Offshore Drilling Services Deal in Angola

Sep 07, 2023

Oil and gas drilling services company KCA Deutag has won a one-year contract extension worth $60 million, for the provision of drilling operations and maintenance services on two offshore platforms in Angola with an undisclosed client.The award…

Europe's Gabon-exposed Stocks Slide after Military Coup

Sep 01, 2023

Shares in European oil producers, miners and other companies with large exposures to Gabon plummeted on Wednesday after a military coup raised concerns over their operations in the resource-rich African country.London-listed oil producer Tullow Oil fell as much as 12% in afternoon trading…

Shell Comes Up Empty in Namibia Exploration Well

Aug 31, 2023

Shell's Cullinan-1X exploration well offshore Namibia did not make a commercial oil and gas discovery, the company said on Thursday.Namibia, which has yet to produce any oil and gas, has attracted strong interest from international companies…

Eni Starts Production from Baleine Field in Côte d’Ivoire

Aug 28, 2023

Eni has started production of oil and gas from the Baleine Field, located in the waters offshore Côte d’Ivoire.The milestone comes less than two years after the discovery in September 2021 and less than a year and a half after final investment decision…

PGS Awarded 3D Seismic Project Offshore Africa

Aug 24, 2023

Marine geophysical company PGS announced it has been awarded a 3D exploration acquisition contract offshore Africa.One of PGS' Ramform Titan Class vessel is expected to mobilize for the survey in the fourth quarter, subject to final approvals…

TechnipFMC Awarded More Work for TotalEnergies' Girassol Life Extension

Aug 23, 2023

TechnipFMC announced it has been awarded a contract from TotalEnergies to install flexible pipe and associated subsea structures for the Girassol life extension project in Angola's offshore Block 17.TechnipFMC labeled the contract as “significant”…

Abo FPSO Lease Extended for Two Weeks Again

Aug 14, 2023

Oslo-listed FPSO leasing firm BW Offshore has signed another short-term extension for one of its FPSOs in Nigeria, with the end goal of selling the unit.The company said Monday it had signed a short-term extension for Abo FPSO with Nigerian Agip Exploration Ltd…

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