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Cobalt drilling in deepwater Angola

Jul 31, 2013

Houston-based Cobalt International Energy has said it expects the results of two deepwater exploration wells offshore Angola during the second half of this year. It is drilling the Mavinga #1 pre-salt exploratory well with Diamond Offshore's Ocean…

HMPE rope technology enables deeper and safer operations

Jul 30, 2013

The offshore oil and gas industry has changed tremendously over the last several years. Moving into deeper waters has created challenges in operations that would be considered commonplace in shallow water projects. Deeper water has not only made tasks more complicated…

Tunisia: Circle Oil increases offshore, onshore investments

Jul 29, 2013

Irish independent Circle Oil Plc announced today that its subsidiary, Circle Oil Tunisia Ltd., has increased its stake in the offshore Mahdia license to 100%, after acquiring the remaining 30% working interest from Tethys Oil & Mining Inc…

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…

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