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BG strikes more gas offshore Tanzania

Jul 29, 2013

BG Group has made another gas discovery on its latest exploration well offshore Tanzania, adding to the potential for LNG development in the country.  The Mkizi-1 well in Block 1, was drilled by the Deepsea Metro I drillship in 1301m deep water…

Technip wins Egina flexi-pipe work

Jul 26, 2013

Technip has been awarded two contracts to supply flexible pipes for Total's Egina field offshore Nigeria. These contracts cover the qualification and supply of 12 dynamic flexible jumpers from 3.5' to 12.5' for oil production, gas lift…

Egina subsea order for FMC

Jul 25, 2013

FMC Technologies, Inc. received an order from Total Upstream Nigeria Ltd. for subsea equipment for the Egina field. It has an estimated value of $1.2 billion. The supply scope includes subsea trees and wellheads, manifolds, installation tooling…

Saipem EPIC for Egina

Jul 25, 2013

Saipem has been awarded the contract for the Nigerian subsea development of the Egina field, in a 1700m water depth. It is worth approximately $3 billion. Fabrication will be performed almost entirely in Nigeria and most in the Saipem Rumoulumeni Yard in Port Harcourt…

BG finds Tanzania gas

Jul 25, 2013

BG Group has made a natural gas discovery in the Ngisi-1 well in Block 4 off Tanzania. The well, drilled by the Deepsea Metro 1 drillship, appraised the Chewa gas field resulting in an upgrade in estimated recoverable resources in the block…

Eco seismic planned

Jul 25, 2013

Eco Oil & Gas (Atlantic) is planning seismic surveys after receiving a one-year extension on two exploration licenses off Namibia. The extension to the Guy (2111B & 2211A) and Sharon (2213A & 2213B) licenses, both in the Walvis basin, will…

CNR International signs PSC

Jul 25, 2013

CNR International signed a production sharing contract (PSC) for Block CI-12 off Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), with a 60% working interest. CNR International will operate the block, located west of the company’s Espoir and Baobab fields, in 250-300m water depths…

LDKEM-1 well spudded off Congo

Jul 22, 2013

SOCO Intertnational spud LDKEM-1, an exploration well on the Lideka East Marine prospect. The well will test the potential of a post-salt structure of the Sendji formation in the Lower Congo Basin, off Pointe Noire, Congo, in the Marine XI license…

West Tellus wins first contract with Chevron

Jul 22, 2013

Seadrill has signed a contract with Chevron China Energy Company for the newbuild ultra-deepwater drillship West Tellus in support of Chevron's affiliated global exploration program. The contract will start in China immediately on shipyard delivery of the unit…

Kenya forges ahead

Jul 18, 2013

Recent offshore drilling by Apache and Anadarko help gauge the potential of the Lamu basin. Vision 2030 is Kenya’s development strategy which aims to transform the economy and “create a globally competitive and prosperous nation with a high quality of life by 2030…

Tanzanian investment to continue

Jul 17, 2013

Tanzania has become hot property, with BG Group and Statoil eying LNG export from the gas-rich offshore region. Tanzania’s recent rise up the resource rankings has been fast, despite it having taken a long time to reveal its potential reserves…

Mozambique rising

Jul 17, 2013

All eyes are on Mozambique as significant natural gas finds are set to turn the East African country into a major LNG player, but are oil riches on the horizon? Mozambique’s prolific Rovuma basin holds 12 offshore discoveries within a 50km radius…

Chevron picks Fugro for Angola work

Jul 11, 2013

Fugro was awarded a three-year contract by Chevron’s subsidiary, Cabinda Gulf Oil Company Ltd., to support its development program at Block 0, off the coast of Cabinda province, Angola. The contract includes the provision of offshore…

Analysis: Independents’ frontier successes ramp wider offshore activity

Jul 10, 2013

Analysis: Perspectives Independent oil companies have led the way opening new frontiers in recent years, but this may change as companies of all sizes have locked-up huge swathes of frontier acreage, creating opportunities for exploration-driven deals…

Colloquy: Exploration Fabric of Africa

Jul 10, 2013

Colloquy: Editor’s Column The American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) has developed a new African exploration GIS database, as the Edward G. Purdy Memorial Project, honoring the late geologist (b. 4 December 1931, d. 13 October…

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