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Vaalco in Talks to Acquire Svenska Petroleum and Its West Africa Assets

Feb 28, 2024

U.S. based oil and gas company Vaalco has confirmed it is in discussions with Svenska Petroleum Exploration for the debt-free acquisition of the company whose primary asset is a 27.39% interest in Baobab field, offshore Ivory Coast in West Africa.The Baobab field, located in Block CI-40, has current working interest production of approximately 4,500 barrels of oil equivalent per day net to Svenska…

Helix Secures Deepwater Well Intervention Contract in West Africa

Feb 27, 2024

U.S.-based oil and gas services firm Helix Energy Solutions has been awarded a deepwater well intervention contract award by Esso Exploration and Production Nigeria (Esso) at Erha and Usan fields, offshore Nigeria.The project is expected to…

Congo’s First LNG Cargo to Set Sail in Coming Days

Feb 27, 2024

The first LNG cargo from Eni's Congo LNG project is currently being loaded and will sail to Piombino’s regasification terminal in Italy in the coming days.With the first cargo, the Republic of the Congo enters the group of LNG exporting countries…

SNEPCo Wraps Up Remotely Controlled Well Completion Op Offshore Nigeria

Feb 27, 2024

Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo) has performed the first remotely controlled well completion operation at Bonga field, offshore Nigeria.The operation was conducted at the Bonga field, in 1,060 meters water depth. The…

Perenco Spuds Appraisal Well Offshore Gabon

Feb 22, 2024

Perenco Oil & Gas Gabon (POGG) has started drilling an appraisal well in the vicinity of the Hylia South West discovery offshore Gabon, using Dixstone’s BANBA jack-up rig.The field was discovered in December 2022 through the exploration well…

Pioneering Spirit Completes Infield Pipelay Work at BP’s LNG Scheme

Feb 21, 2024

Allseas’ construction vessel Pioneering Spirit has completed the infield pipelay scope for BP’s ultra-deepwater Greater Tortue Ahmeyim (GTA) liquified natural gas project offshore Mauritania and Senegal.Two months after arriving in the field…

Transocean Collects $326M in New Drilling Rig Deals

Feb 15, 2024

Offshore drilling contractor Transocean has secured contracts for three of its drilling rigs – semi-submersible Transocean Barents and drillships Deepwater Skyros and Deepwater Invictus – worth approximately $326 million.In its quarterly fleet status report…

ADNOC and BP to Form Gas Joint Venture in Egypt

Feb 14, 2024

BP and Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) have made an agreement to form a new joint venture (JV) that will focus initially on development of gas interests in Egypt.The JV (51% BP and 49% ADNOC) will combine the pair’s deep technical capabilities…

Island Drilling Contests Contract Termination for Island Innovator Rig

Feb 13, 2024

Island Drilling has started evaluating all legal recourse at its disposal to contest the termination of contract for its Island Innovator semi-sub rig, by Trident Energy and its partners in the Block G offshore Equatorial Guinea, deeming the claims on safety issues with the unit ‘not accurate’…

Altera Hires DOF to Install Voyageur Spirit FPSO Offshore Ivory Coast

Feb 12, 2024

Altera Infrastructure has hired DOF to install Voyageur Spirit floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) unit as well as one floating storage unit (FSO) at Eni-operated Baleine oil field offshore Ivory Coast.The project includes the complete installation of seabed mooring systems…

Trident Terminates Island Innovator Rig Contract Offshore Equatorial Guinea

Feb 09, 2024

The contract for the Island Drilling’s semi-submersible Island Innovator rig has been terminated by Trident Energy due to safety concerns, putting the drilling campaign at the Block G, offshore Equatorial Guinea, on pause.The decision to terminate…

Tower Resources Gets Exploration License Extension in Cameroon

Feb 08, 2024

Africa-focused oil firm Tower Resources has received an extension of the first exploration period at its Thali license offshore Cameroon.Tower Resources received formal notification from the Minister of Mines, Industry and Technological Development…

Production Starts at Akpo West Field Offshore Nigeria

Feb 07, 2024

TotalEnergies and its partners have started the production from the Akpo West field on the PML2 license in Nigeria.Located 135 kilometers off the coast, Akpo West is tied back to the existing Akpo floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) facility…

Axess Scoops FPSO Léopold Sédar Senghor Inspection Contract

Feb 06, 2024

Norway-based Axess Group has signed a long-term inspection contract with MODEC for FPSO Léopold Sédar Senghor that will be deployed at Sangomar field offshore Senegal.The contract follows the completion of several baseline surveys in China and Singapore during the construction phase…

TMC Compressors to Provide Equipment for Agogo FPSO

Jan 29, 2024

Malaysian FPSO leasing firm Yinson Production has appointed TMC Compressors to supply a large marine compressed air system for FPSO Agogo, which will be operated by Azule Energy, a BP-Eni joint venture, on a development offshore Angola.Under the contract…

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