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GC Rieber's 'Polar Onyx' Set to Return to North Sea Region after Years in W. Africa

Feb 24, 2021

Norwegian offshore vessel company GC Rieber Shipping has won a new contract for its Polar Onyx SURF/subsea construction vessel, just days after it was announced that DeepOcean had extended the charter for the same vessel.In a statement on Wednesday…

Siem Offshore Wins W. Africa Deal for Subsea Construction Vessel 'Siem Spearfish'

Feb 24, 2021

Norwegian offshore vessel operator Siem Offshore has said it has secured a contract for its Siem Spearfish subsea construction vessel.The contract, with an unnamed client, is for 2 months firm, with extension options included.Under the contract…

UK-based Enermech Eyes Oil & Gas Work in Mozambique

Feb 23, 2021

Aberdeen-based energy industry services company EnerMech has appointed Celestino Maússe to the newly created role of Mozambique country manager as the company seeks to expand its business as local activity ramps up.In his new role, Enermech said…

Israel to Link Leviathan Offshore Gas Field to Egypt's LNG Plants

Feb 22, 2021

Israel and Egypt have agreed to build a pipeline to connect Israel's offshore Leviathan natural gas field to liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals in northern Egypt, the Israeli minister said on Sunday.The Palestinians also said they had signed an agreement with Egypt's energy minister…

Egypt Launches Oil and Gas Bid Round for 24 blocks

Feb 18, 2021

Egypt announced on Thursday the start of a bid round for exploration and exploitation of oil and natural gas in 24 blocks.The round, which concludes on Aug. 1, includes nine blocks in the Mediterranean Sea, 12 in the Western Desert and three in the Gulf of Suez…

TechnipFMC Nets Subsea Tie-back Award in Egypt with Energean-EGPC JV

Feb 17, 2021

AbuQir Petroleum, a joint venture between Energean and Egypt's EGPC, has signed an integrated EPCI contract with offshore services provider TechnipFMC for a subsea tie-back located offshore Egypt. The contract covers the Engineering, Procurement…

Lukoil Offers to Buy FAR to Get Hold of Sangomar Field Stake Offshore Senegal

Feb 17, 2021

Russian oil company Lukoil is still working to obtain a share in the offshore block in Senegal containing the Sangomar development, after its first attempt last year to buy Cairn's share in the project was blocked out by Woodside, which exercised its pre-emption rights as a partner in the block…

PGS Kicks Off 3D Seismic Survey Off Angola

Feb 15, 2021

Norwegian marine seismic data firm PGS, in partnership with Angola's ANPG, has started a new MultiClient 3D survey in the Lower Congo Basin, near the river plume of the Congo in Angola Block 1/14. The acquisition phase will continue until April and fast-track data is expected in October 2021…

Tullow to Sell E. Guinea, Gabon Assets to Panoro for Up to $180M

Feb 09, 2021

Oil firm Tullow has struck a deal to sell its assets in Equatorial Guinea and an offshore block stake in Gabon to Panoro for $180 million and will use the proceeds to reduce debt.Tullow said Tuesday that Panoro would acquire all of its assets in Equatorial Guinea and the Dussafu asset in Gabon…

Nigeria Renegotiating Terms with Oil Majors to Keep Investments Flowing

Feb 05, 2021

Nigeria's state oil company is renegotiating commercial contract terms with major oil firms, its chief told Reuters, in a move that it hopes will keep investment flowing into a sector crucial for its economy at a time when spending is being slashed…

Tullow Picks Maersk Drillship for Ghana Offshore Drilling Campaign

Feb 04, 2021

Danish offshore drilling company Maersk Drilling has received a conditional letter of award from oil company Tullow for the provision of the Maersk Venturer drillship and additional services for a development drilling campaign at the TEN and Jubilee fields offshore Ghana…

Equinor in $982M Tanzania LNG Write-down

Jan 29, 2021

Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor has decided to write down the book value of its Tanzania LNG project (TLNG) on the company’s balance sheet by $982 million. The company said Friday that while progress has been made in recent years on the commercial framework for TLNG…

ADES Bags Jack-up Rig Deal in Egypt

Jan 26, 2021

Oil and gas drilling rig contractor ADES has secured a new contract for the Admarine 5 jack-up drilling rig in the Gulf of Suez, Egypt.'The contract, secured with a top-tier client, covers a firm six-month period with the option to extend for an additional six months…

New Age Can Apply for New Etinde License

Jan 25, 2021

Oil and gas firm New Age has received formal approval to apply for a new exploitation agreement for its Etinde license offshore Cameroon.This would replace the existing Etinde Exploitation Agreement which came into force by Presidential decree in January 2015…

Nigeria Could Pass Long-delayed Oil Reform Bill in April or May

Jan 25, 2021

Nigeria's parliament will pass the long-delayed Petroleum Industry Bill by the second quarter of 2021, Senate President Ahmed Lawan said during a parliamentary session on Monday.The measure, which is 20 years in the making, underpins everything…

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