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Africa Energy VP: Luiperd Offshore Discovery Proof South Africa is a World-class Hydrocarbon Spot

Dec 09, 2020

French oil major Total in October struck its second significant discovery offshore South Africa, at the Luiperd-1X well.Luiperd well was drilled to a total depth of about 3,400 meters and encountered 73 meters of net gas condensate pay in well-developed good quality Lower Cretaceous reservoirs…

Shell Farms Into South Africa Offshore Block Near Total's Gas Discoveries

Nov 04, 2020

Privately-owned oil firm Impact Oil & Gas has signed a farm-out agreement with Shell for the 50% working interest and operatorship in the Transkei & Algoa exploration right, offshore South Africa.Transkei & Algoa blocks are located offshore eastern South Africa and cover approximately 45…

Total Makes Another Major Discovery Offshore South Africa

Oct 28, 2020

French oil major Total has struck another major gas condensate discovery offshore South Africa.The company said Wednesday it had made a significant gas condensate discovery on the Luiperd prospect, located on Block 11B/12B in the Outeniqua Basin…

Aker BP Hires Odfjell Drilling's Deepsea Stavanger Drilling Rig

Sep 22, 2020

Norwegian oil company Aker BP has signed a drilling contract with Odfjell Drilling.The contract is for the use of Odfjell Drilling's 2010-built Deepsea Stavanger semi-submersible drilling rig.The rig is currently employed by the French oil major Total in South Africa on a $438…

Shell Buys Kosmos' Frontier Exploration Assets for Up to $200M

Sep 09, 2020

Oil and gas company Kosmos Energy said Wednesday it had agreed to sell some of its frontier exploration asset interests to Shell for up to $200 millionShell will acquire Kosmos’ interest in blocks offshore São Tomé & Príncipe, Suriname, Namibia…

Total Spuds Luiperd-1X Well Offshore South Africa

Aug 28, 2020

After striking a play-opening gas find offshore South Africa in 2019 with the Deepsea Stavanger drilling rig, the French oil and gas major Total has brought the same rig back to the country and has started drilling on another closely watched prospect - the Luiperd…

Total to Spud South African Offshore Well by August End, Partner Says

Aug 14, 2020

French oil major Total is expected to start drilling at its Luiperd well, offshore South Africa by the end of August, Africa Energy, Total's partner in the block said Friday.After delays due to COVID-19, Odfjell Drilling's Deepsea Stavanger…

Deepsea Stavanger Rig Sets Off to Drill for Total in South Africa

Jul 02, 2020

Odfjell Drilling's Deepsea Stavanger semi-submersible drilling rig has finally started mobilization to South Africa where it will drill Total's Luiperd well.As reported in May, Total and Odfjell Drilling agreed to keep the Deepsea Stavanger…

COVID-19 Delays Total's South Africa Offshore Drilling Plans

May 19, 2020

French oil major Total has agreed with Odfjell Drilling to keep the Deepsea Stavanger offshore drilling rig idle for a while due to the COVID-19 situation.Odfjell Drilling's semi-submersible drilling unit has a contract with Total to drill this year in South Africa…

Jotun's Coatings for Deepsea Stavanger Rig

May 18, 2020

Marine coatings specialist Jotun is taking part in the preparation of Odfjell Drilling's Deepsea Stavanger drilling rig for operations in the challenging environment offshore South Africa.Jotun said Monday it was working with Odfjell Drilling…

New JV to Explore Floating Wind Farm Development in South Africa

May 14, 2020

Swedish floating windfarm developer Hexicon has teamed up with South African wind developer Genesis Eco-Energy Developments to explore the development of offshore wind in the country.For this purpose, two companies have established a joint venture company GenesisHexicon…

Azinam, Panoro Farm Into Africa Energy's S. Africa Offshore Block

Feb 25, 2020

Seacrest-capital backed Azinam and Oslo-listed Panoro Energy have agreed to farm into Africa Energy's Block 2B offshore South Africa, which contains the A-J1 oil discovery.Azinam will take a 50% stake and become the operator of the block, while Panoro will acquire a 12% percent share…

Africa Oil Farms Into Offshore Block in S. Africa

Feb 07, 2020

Canadian oil company Africa Oil has received the South African government's approval to buy into the offshore block 3B/4B.Africa Oil will acquire a 20% stake in the Block 3B/4B Exploration Right from Azinam. It will also assume operatorship for the joint venture partners…

Africa Energy Reveals Total's Luiperd Drilling Timeline

Jan 20, 2020

Following last year's large gas/condensate discovery at Brulpadda well offshore South Africa, French oil major Total is preparing to drill more wells in the vicinity.After the Brulpadda, estimated by Rystad Energy to hold 500 mboe to 600mboe…

Cleaning Liquid Proves Deadly for Brazilian Crew

Jan 09, 2020

One person died, and five others became seriously ill after reportedly drinking cleaning liquid earlier this week aboard a floating production, storage and offloading unit (FPSO) being transported by Boskalis' Vanguard heavy-transport vessel…

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