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Mediterranean activity rebounds after unsettled 2012

Mar 27, 2013

Oilfield activity in the Mediterranean region was disrupted by extreme political events last year across northern Africa. The ‘Arab Spring’ revolutions in Egypt, Libya, and Tunisia, as well as the continuing conflict in Syria shut down most non-essential activity…

'Power of one' to generate growth

Mar 26, 2013

GE Oil & Gas 2013 Annual Meeting, in its 14th consecutive year, was attended by more than 1000 oil and gas industry executives from over 70 countries. Meg Chesshyre joined the multitude in Florence, Italy.Gorgon module loading at Avenza, ItalyAt the beginning of the two day event…

HRT spuds Namibian prospect

Mar 26, 2013

HRT's wholly-owned subsidiary HRT Walvis Petroleum Ltd., spud the Wingat-1 (2212A/07) exploration well offshore the Republic of Namibia. The well is the first in HRT's back-to-back exploratory program in the Walvis Basin, the company announced on 25 March 2013…

Libya's evolving business climate

Mar 25, 2013

Perceptions may not be as bad as reality in post-conflict Libya.Hundreds of billions of dollars are expected to be spent in the cash-rich country in coming years; westerners are welcome in Tripoli; security has improved, and organizations…

Aker wins $850M Moho Nord contract

Mar 25, 2013

Aker Solutions, the international oil services provider, has received a Letter of Award from Total for the delivery of a subsea production system for the Moho Nord project in the Republic of the Congo. The contract value is approximately NOK 4…

Martyn Conroy Spreading the word

Mar 22, 2013

Martyn Conroy Aquatic Engineering & Construction Ltd., an Acteon company, named Martyn Conroy its new business development manager covering the Europe, Middle East and Africa regions. Conroy previously worked for Ashtead Technology, FirstSubsea and Hydratight…

Total launches Congo development

Mar 22, 2013

Total, operator of the Moho-Bilondo license, announced the final investment decision and EPC contract awards for the Moho Nord development, consisting of the Moho-Bilondo Phase 1bis and Moho Nord projects. First oil is expected in 2015, with output reaching 140…

Cairn enters Senegal

Mar 21, 2013

Cairn Energy PLC announce it will farm-in as operator of three blocks offshore Senegal in West Africa. This transaction will add a number of drillable prospects to the frontier exploration inventory and drilling program in the next 18 months…

UK subsea sector looks to increase global market share

Mar 21, 2013

In his opening address, Subsea UK CEO Neil Gordon said that the global subsea market was set to double from £20 to 40 billion over the next fi ve years. The big challenge for Subsea UK and for the subsea UK industry was how to retain one-third of that market and grow its global share…

FMC scores subsea contract duo

Mar 21, 2013

FMC Technologies, Inc. announced it has won multiple subsea contracts this week. Subsea tree (Image: FMC Technologies)The Houston-based equipment supplier said on March 21 that it won a $30 million subsea equipment order from LLOG Exploration Co…

Statoil and ExxonMobil in third Tanzania discovery

Mar 18, 2013

Statoil and co-venturer ExxonMobil are pleased to announce their third high impact discovery in Block 2 offshore Tanzania in a year.The discovery of 4-6 TCF of natural gas in place in the Tangawizi-1 well brings the total in-place volumes up to 15-17 TCF…

BG claims first deepwater DST offshore Tanzania

Mar 18, 2013

BG Group today announced it had completed its appraisal programme in the Jodari field of Block 1 offshore Tanzania, with a drill stem test on the original natural gas discovery well confirming the excellent quality of the Tertiary reservoirThe drill stem test on the Jodari-1 well…

Tullow opens Mauritania office

Mar 15, 2013

Tullow opens office in Nouakchott. In preparation for the start of a four-well exploration program and increased operational activity, the Director of Hydrocarbon, Ahmed Salem Tekrour, joined a small number of guests to open the new Tullow offices in Nouakchott…

Statoil signs up deepwater rigs

Mar 15, 2013

Statoil has signed a three year contract for the Stena Carron drillship for exploration drilling in the pre-salt blocks (Blocks 38 and 39) in the Kwanza basin in Angola.The agreement managed by Stena Drilling is for a three-year fixed term with start-up Q4 2013 / Q1 2014…

IHS CERAWeek: Mozambique licensing

Mar 07, 2013

Mozambique puts licensing terms under review Mozambique is in the process of updating its licensing regulations ahead of its 4th Licensing Round. Arsenio Mabote, Chairman, Instituto Nacional de Petroleo (INP, the national oil company of Mozambique)…

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