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Angola's Oil Exploration Evaporates

May 20, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has done in a handful of months what even a 27-year civil war did not: it has brought oil drilling to a halt in Angola, Africa's second-largest oil producer.The consequences could be grave for a poor country that relies heavily on oil revenues and is saddled with debts that exceed its economic output.The halt in oil exploration, which has not been previously reported, could represent a setback for one of the most ambitious economic reform drives on the continent…

Angola to Comply with Output Cuts Fully, after Initial Resistance

Jul 07, 2020

Angola has agreed with OPEC to comply fully with a global pact on supply curbs and will compensate for previous overproduction by cutting more from July to September, two OPEC sources said.The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and allies led by Russia…

Oceaneering Nets 3-year Inspection Services Contract with Chevron in Angola

Jun 30, 2020

Offshore and subsea services provider Oceaneering has secured a contract with Chevron's Angola subsidiary Cabinda Gulf Oil Company Limited (CABGOC)Under the three-year contract, Oceaneering's Asset Integrity division will provide inspection services onshore Cabinda…

Angola's Sonangol Starts Selling Stakes in Firms

Apr 27, 2020

Angolan state oil company Sonangol said on Friday it has opened a public tender to sell its stakes in some private firms as part of a government bid to privatize key state assets including parts of Sonangol itself by 2022.Describing Sonangol as an 'octopus…

Angola Says Producer Cuts Insufficient, More Action Needed

Apr 24, 2020

Angola sees an oil production curb by OPEC, its allies and other top producers as insufficient to balance global markets, state news agency ANGOP quoted resources and petroleum minister Diamantino Azevedo as saying on Friday.'It is up to everyone to understand that…

PGS Wraps Kwanza Shelf Survey Offshore Angola

Apr 02, 2020

Offshore seismic company PGS has completed the acquisition on its MC3D Kwanza Shelf survey offshore Angola. Total GeoStreamer coverage in Blocks 6, 7 and 8 and the surrounding areas of the Kwanza Shelf is now 8 300 square kilometers, PGS said Thursday…

Valaris Drops BOP-Stack to Seafloor Offshore Angola

Mar 11, 2020

Offshore drilling contractor Valaris has informed that one of its drillships has been involved in an incident that included the accidental dropping of a Blowout Preventer Stack to the seafloor of Angola. The incident might cost the company the drilling contract…

Ocean Infinity Wraps 'First in Industry' Survey Offshore Angola

Mar 04, 2020

Marine robotics and offshore survey specialist Ocean Infinity, has completed a survey contract with the French oil major Total, in Angola, achieving what it describes as a first such survey in the industry.'The project was the first time that geophysical…

Sonangol to Start Asset Sale in April

Feb 28, 2020

Angolan state oil company Sonangol will begin in April to sell its stakes in several private firms, chair Sebastiao Gaspar Martins said, as part of a government bid to privatize key state assets including parts of Sonangol itself by 2022. The…

Eni Boosts Agogo Field Reserves Estimate to Over 1 Billion Barrels

Feb 27, 2020

Italian oil company Eni has upgraded its resource estimate for the Agogo field offshore Angola to over one billion barrels of oil in place. The field started production in January 2020.Eni said Wednesday it had successfully drilled Agogo-3,…

DOF Vessel to Install Seismic Nodes in Nigeria

Feb 20, 2020

Norwegian offshore vessel operator DOF Subsea has secured two contracts in Nigeria, and Angola, respectively.The first contract is for seismic nodes installation in Nigeria for an undisclosed client. The work will be executed from the CSV Geosund…

Chevron Picks Aquaterra's Sea Swift Platform for Angola Field

Feb 12, 2020

Chevron has hired Aquaterra Energy for the design and support installation of a Sea Swift offshore platform at an offshore field in Angola.Destined for the Lifua-A field, the conductor supported platform (CSP) will be designed and installed in 60m of water…

Oceaneering Scores Angola RLWI Gig with BP

Feb 11, 2020

Oil major BP has awarded subsea services specialist Oceaneering a contract for the provision of riserless light well intervention services in Angola.Oceaneering, which has described the contract award as meaningful, will provide the services at BP's offshore Angola Blocks 18 and 31…

Total to Drill Deepest Ever Offshore Well Using Maersk Rig

Jan 14, 2020

French oil company Total will drill the deepest offshore well by water depth using the Maersk Voyager drillship owned by Maersk Drilling.The Danish offshore drilling contractor said Tuesday that, based on the conditional letter of award previously announced in the third quarter of 2019…

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