Sangomar News

Woodside completes Senegal deal, FAR disputes it

Oct 31, 2016

Exploration firm Far Ltd. has disputed announcements by both Woodside Petroleum and ConocoPhillips that a deal between the two firms over assets in Senegal has completed.  The deal has seen Woodside acquire 100% of the shares in ConocoPhillips' Senegal business…

Medco takes ConocoPhillips South Natuna Sea Block B

Sep 20, 2016

PT Medco Energi Internasional has agreed to acquire two subsidiaries of ConocoPhillips, seeing it take over the South Natuna Sea Block B production sharing contract, offshore Indonesia, with a 40% working interest. Image from ConocoPhillips…

Woodside buys into BHP’s Scarborough gas assets

Sep 05, 2016

Australian energy giant Woodside will acquire half of BHP Billiton’s Scarborough gas assets in the Carnarvon Basin, offshore Western Australia. Woodside will pay US$250 million on completion of the transaction and a contingent payment…

FPSO plans for SNE development

Sep 01, 2016

FAR Ltd. has upgraded its contingent resources estimates for Cairn Energy’s SNE oilfield offshore Senegal in West Africa, and led the firm to suggest a standalone floating production and storage offloading (FPSO) development for the field…

FAR exercises Senegal pre-emption rights

Aug 23, 2016

FAR Ltd. is exercising its pre-emption rights over the proposed sale of ConocoPhillips interests in Senegal to Woodside Petroleum, a deal that was struck in July. Map from FAR. In mid-July…

Conoco sells Senegal business to Woodside

Jul 14, 2016

Australia's Woodside Energy has agreed to acquire all US oil firm ConocoPhillips' assets offshore Senegal, West Africa, for US$430 million. The move sees Woodside, which has been increasing its Atlantic Margin position, take a stake in…

Petro-states in the making

Jul 01, 2016

Unlocking Senegal and Mauritania’s major finds will be a huge hurdle, with a lack of infrastructure in both countries. But, it’s also an opportunity for supply chain companies, says the EIC’s Chad Barnes. A worker onboard the Ocean Rig Athena…

Cairn completes Senegal campaign on a high

May 19, 2016

UK-based independent Cairn Energy says its latest appraisal well on the deepwater SNE discovery offshore Senegal has 'confirmed the scale and potential of this world class asset.'  The latest well, which is the final in a four-well campaign drilled this year…

Cairn ups deepwater Senegal resource estimate

Mar 15, 2016

UK-based explorer Cairn Energy has increased its resource estimate on the major SNE discovery offshore Senegal by 20%, with potential for it to increase further, following successful appraisal work.  The deepwater field, sitting in about 1100m water depth…

Positive results from SNE-3, Senegal

Mar 09, 2016

UK-based explorer Cairn Energy's latest appraisal well on its SNE discovery offshore Senegal has been hailed a success.   Far Ltd, a partner on SNE, has previously estimated the SNE 2C contingent resource at 468 MMbbl. An updated resource…

Senegal well flows for Cairn

Jan 04, 2016

UK based independent Cairn Energy has successfully tested its SNE-2 appraisal well offshore Senegal. The firm performed drilling, coring, logging and drill-stem testing (DST), as part of its latest, minimum three-well exploration campaign offshore Senegal…

FAR ups Senegal stakes

Sep 24, 2015

Africa-focused explorer FAR has agreed a farm-in option deal with Trace Atlantic Oil on the shallow water Djiffere block offshore Senegal, containing at least one lead potentially containing 100 MMbbl, says FAR.  Djiffere sits adjacent to the prospective Rufisque…

Cairn's Senegal 3D seismic starts

Sep 17, 2015

Cairn Energy has started a new 3D seismic survey over the Sangomar Deep, Sangomar and Rufisque permits, offshore Senegal. The Polarcus Adira 3D seismic vessel is acquiring data in the north and east parts of the permits along trend from…

Senegal green-lights Cairn campaign

Aug 18, 2015

Senegal’s government has approved UK explorer Cairn Energy’s latest plans to carry out a 3D seismic survey and a multi-well exploration program off its shores, starting this year.  The minimum three-well campaign is targeting more than…

Cairn outlines major Senegal exploration plan

May 11, 2015

UK-based explorer Cairn Energy is ramping up its exploration and appraisal work offshore Senegal following the firm’s two major discoveries in the country made last year.  Cairn is planning a “very ambitious” three-year evaluation plan…

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