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With New Boss, It's Time NNPC Walked the Talk

Jul 11, 2019

Nigeria has a new face at the helm of the country’s petroleum industry regulator, and already he has announced ambitious targets for the next five years. Achieving these goals will have to rely partly on how much investment can be attracted…

Saipem: Saudi Contracts Part of Gas Shift

Jul 10, 2019

Two contracts signed in Saudi Arabia for $3.5 billion by Italy's oil contractor Saipem are part of a shift in the company's strategy to focus more on natural gas, Chief Executive Stefano Cao said on Wednesday.Saipem said on Tuesday it won two…

A Boost for South Africa Offshore

Jul 04, 2019

South Africa’s offshore space is getting busier ahead of the finalization of the country’s oil and gas regulatory framework as more well-endowed exploration firms position themselves for a long-drawn exploration of the country’s under-explored offshore hydrocarbon reserves…

MDL Wins Follow-up Work in West Africa

Jul 03, 2019

Maritime Developments (MDL) said it has been awarded a follow-up flexible and umbilical installation job offshore West Africa.The work scope is a continuation of the EN-09 project, concluded in April 2019. The project is run by DeepOcean Ghana…

Eni Awarded License Offshore Ghana

Jul 03, 2019

Eni and its partners have been awarded rights to Block WB03, located in the medium deep waters of the prolific Tano Basin, offshore Ghana, the Italian supermajor announced of Wednesday.Eni said it will be the operator of the license, and its…

Mauritania: Change after Chinguetti

Jul 02, 2019

Mauritania is back, it seems, as Africa’s newest oil province, just 13 years after a sudden production drop at its first offshore oilfield, Chinguetti, precipitated the authorities ire over contracts and a rash of oil company departures.Now…

Maersk Discoverer Lands More Work in Egypt

Jul 02, 2019

Maersk Drilling said Edison E&P has signed on its deepwater semisubmersible drilling rig Maersk Discoverer to drill an exploration well in the North Thekah gas field offshore Egypt.The contract is expected to commence in the fourth quarter this year and includes an additional one-well option…

OPEC+ Extends Output Cuts

Jul 02, 2019

OPEC and its allies led by Russia agreed to extend oil output cuts until March 2020 on Tuesday, seeking to prop up the price of crude as the global economy weakens and U.S. production soars.The alliance, known as OPEC+, has been reducing oil…

Jumbo Completes Mooring Installation in Egypt

Jul 02, 2019

Netherlands-based Jumbo’s Fairplayer has completed the pre-installation and tensioning of a shallow water CALM buoy mooring system at a depth of 26 meters for the Mersa El-Hamra terminal offshore Egypt.The heavy lift shipping and offshore transportation…

BP Finds More Gas at Greater Tortue Ahmeyim

Jul 01, 2019

A new well in the BP-operated Greater Tortue development area has encountered approximately 30 meters of net gas pay in high-quality Albian reservoir offshore Mauritania and Senegal, project partner Kosmos Energy announced on Monday.The Greater…

EMGS Wins BP Survey Off Senegal

Jul 01, 2019

Norwegian geophysical services company Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) has been awarded a contract by UK oil and gas major BP for work off the coast of Senegal and Mauritania.EMGS said in a in Oslo Exchange filing that the contract is worth around $6 million…

Shell, Exxon Eye Somalia's Offshore

Jun 28, 2019

Royal Dutch Shell and Exxon Mobil are looking to return to Somalia ahead of an oil block bid round later this year, the East African country's oil ministry said.Shell and Exxon Mobil had a joint venture on five offshore blocks in Somalia prior…

Tullow Encounters Delays Offshore Ghana

Jun 27, 2019

UK-based oil & gas company Tullow Oil Plc’s subsidiary Tullow Oil Ghana, has announced the pushing back completion of drilling of the Enyenra-14 production well in Deepwater Tweneboa, Enyenra and Ntomme (TEN) field development following revision of 2019 projection figures for this offshore project…

TechnipFMC Resolves US and Brazil Probes

Jun 26, 2019

Oil services company TechnipFMC said it would pay $301.3 million to resolve anti-corruption probes with Brazilian and U.S. authorities, and added it was committed to resolving another probe on its affairs with French authorities.TechnipFMC said…

Senegal President's Brother Resigns After Energy Fraud Claims

Jun 25, 2019

The brother of Senegal's President Macky Sall has resigned from his government post after allegations of fraud relating to natural gas contracts, he said on Monday.An investigation by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) this month alleged…

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