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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…

Nigeria's Oil Output Could Fall 35% Without Reforms

Feb 14, 2020

Cost increases and uncertainty in Nigeria's crucial energy sector could lead to a 35% decline in oil output over 10 years as companies delay investments in key oilfields, consultancy Wood Mackenzie said in new research due to be published on Friday…

Italian Court Throws Out Witness Request in Eni Nigeria Graft Case

Feb 06, 2020

A Milan court has rejected a prosecution request to hear testimony from a former legal adviser of Eni who has accused the company of spying on judges, offering a boost to the Italian oil firm as it fights bribery allegations over a Nigerian oil field…

Offshore Helicopter Firms NHV, TAL in Nigerian Team-Up

Jan 27, 2020

Belgium-based offshore helicopter provider NHV Group has partnered up with Tropical Arctic Logistics Ltd (TAL), a Nigerian subsidiary of Baywood Integrated Group, specialized in logistics and flight services.The partnership will jointly pursue…

ENI CEO Might Step Down if Found Guilty of Corruption

Jan 27, 2020

Italian oil group ENI's Chief Executive Claudio Descalzi could step down if he is found guilty by an Italian court of corruption in Nigeria, he told the Wall Street Journal.Descalzi is one of the defendants in a case over the alleged payment of bribes to facilitate a $1…

Nigeria: Ex-Attorney General Charged in $1.3B Oil Deal Bribery Case

Jan 21, 2020

Nigeria's financial crimes watchdog charged a former attorney general suspected of taking bribes to facilitate a $1.3 billion oil block sale, the agency said on Tuesday, in the latest twist in one of the industry's biggest alleged corruption scandals…

Petrobras Puts Two Deepwater Assets Up for Sale

Jan 16, 2020

Brazilian oil company Petrobras is looking to sell two sets of deepwater concessions offshore Brazil.The company on Wednesday started the opportunity disclosure stage for the sale of its entire stake in the deepwater concessions Golfinho Cluster and Camarupim Cluster…

Petrobras Exits Africa As Nigeria-Focused Business Sold for $1.5B

Jan 15, 2020

Brazilian oil company Petrobras has sold its Nigeria-focused subsidiary for around $1,5 billion.Petrobras said Wednesday it had completed the sale of its 50% equity interest held in Petrobras Oil & Gas B.V.  (PO&GBV).PO&GBV has assets in Nigeria…

Seabed Study Precedes Planned Licensing Round in Nigeria

Dec 25, 2019

As Nigeria looks ahead to a possible oil licensing round in mid-2020, the plan has received a major boost with the launch of the West Africa country’s first ever regional multi-client Multibeam and Seafloor Sampling Study (MB&SS).The data gathering…

TGS Begins Deepwater Nigeria Survey Work

Dec 22, 2019

TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company ASA (TGS) and PetroData, are to undertake Nigeria's first regional multi-client Multibeam and Seafloor Sampling (MB&SS) Study.The geoscience data company that provides the global energy industry solutions said the study will cover an area of approximately 80…

Shelf Drilling Eyes Nigerian Prospects

Dec 11, 2019

Shallow water drilling services provider Shelf Drilling has announced a one-year extension on its 1982-built BMC 300-1C Trident XIV jack-up rig in continuation of its current assignment offshore Nigeria.The rig was contracted to ExxonMobil for…

Shelf Drilling Gets Offshore Nigeria Extension

Dec 09, 2019

Dubai-headquartered offshore driller Shelf Drilling has secured a one-year extension to the jackup Trident XIV's current workover operations contract offshore Nigeria.According to the rig owner, the extension is in direct continuation of the rig’s current contract for workover operations…

Nigeria Commits to OPEC Agreements

Dec 02, 2019

Nigeria is committed to full implementation of agreements among OPEC and non-OPEC members, its minister of state for petroleum said on Sunday, ahead of an OPEC meeting in Vienna.Timipre Sylva said he had told Saudi Energy Minister bin Salman…

Total to Sell Stake in Nigerian Offshore Block

Nov 06, 2019

Total is seeking to sell its 12.5% stake in a major deepwater oilfield off the coast of Nigeria, industry and banking sources said, in an effort to adjust the energy company's Africa portfolio amid a broad expansion.The stake in Oil Mining Lease (OML) 118…

Homeland Orders Security/Crew Vessels

Sep 19, 2019

Nigeria-based Homeland Integrated Offshore Services LTD (Homeland IOS) said it has placed an order with the Singaporean Penguin Shipyard for several Flex Fighter security/crew vessels for delivery in December 2019.The 40-meter vessels are among the first of Penguin Shipyard’s latest generation…

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