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Gravity gradiometry has graduated!

Jun 12, 2013

Andrew McBarnet picks up on the growing enthusiasm for modern gravity gradiometry surveys to assist E&P oil and gas operations There’s definitely something stirring in the full-tensor gravity gradiometry (FTG) market for airborne and vessel surveys over onshore and offshore targets…

Chariot extends Morocco licenses

Jun 11, 2013

Chariot Oil & Gas Ltd and the Office National des Hydrocarbures et des Mines (ONHYM) agreed to a six month extension for the first phase of exploration on the Loukos, Casablanca and Safi licences, off Morocco. The license will now extend until January 11 2014…

Atwood Achiever heads to Morocco

Jun 10, 2013

Atwood Oceanics Inc. was awarded a drilling services contract for the  ultra-deepwater drillship Atwood Achiever by  a subsidiary of Kosmos Energy Ltd.for an exploration  program commencing in Morocco.  The contract specifies a base operating rate of about US $595…

DNO increases Tunisia acreage

Jun 04, 2013

Norwegian oil and gas company DNO International is increasing its acreage offshore Tunisia and plans to drill next year. Through its subsidiary DNO Tunisia AS, the firm has entered a farm-in agreement on the Sfax offshore exploration permit and the Ras El Besh concession…

Bodies recovered after Jascon-4 capsizes

Jun 03, 2013

Ten bodies have been recovered during a rescue operation off the coast of Nigeria after a tugboat contracted by Chevron sank on May 26, 2013. According to Chevron, the Jascon-4 capsized and sank while supporting a tanker loading at SBM 3…

HRT spuds Murombe prospect

Jun 03, 2013

HRT's wholly-owned subsidiary HRT Walvis Petroleum Ltd., has the spud-in of the Murombe-1 (2212/06-1) off Namibia, the second offshore well in its back-to-back exploratory drilling campaign.  The well is targeting the Murombe Prospect…

Latest Tullow Ghana project gets green light

May 31, 2013

Tullow Oil's offshore Ghana Tweneboa-Enyenra-Ntomme Development (TEN project) plan has been given the green light by the country's government. The TEN project is in the Deepwater Tano Contract Area, 60km off the coast of Ghana and about 30km west of Tullow's Jubilee Field…

Tullow plugs Ivory Coast well

May 30, 2013

Tullow Oil plc's Calao-1X exploration well, in the CI-103 licence off the Ivory Coast, encountered thin condensate/gas-bearing reservoirs in an Upper Cretaceous deepwater channel system, the company announced on 30 May 2013. Following completion of logging operations…

Extra time for Aminex in Tanzania

May 30, 2013

Aminex has been given extra time to carry out exploration in its licence in Tanzania's offshore Rovuma Basin.  Partner in the licence Solo Oil, said the Tanzanian Petroleum Development Corporation had agreed a variation of the terms of…

Wärtsilä supplies Lianzi heat

May 24, 2013

Chevron awarded Wärtsilä a contract to supply a direct electric heating (DEH) system for the company's US$2 billion Lianzi offshore development project, located off Congo and Angola, West Africa. Wärtsilä will deliver the topside modules to be installed on the platform…

Statoil increases Tanzanian presence

May 24, 2013

Norwegian oil giant Statoil has increased its holdings off east Africa after acquiring a 12% working interest in a licence offshore Tanzania from Petrobras.   The stake in Block 6 covers 5549sq km in the Mafia basin, with water depths of 1800m…

TGS strikes new partnerships

May 23, 2013

TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company (TGS) announced at its Capital Markets Day that it will embark on several new partnerships. TGS and Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) agreed to jointly development multi-client projects in defined areas in northwestern Europe…

Genel taps AGR for well management

May 23, 2013

Global oil services provider AGR Petroleum Services has signed an £18 million ($US 27.1 million) contract with Genel Energy to deliver well management services for Genel Energy’s North and West Africa offshore drilling campaign.  The contract…

Evolution of a Fleet

May 23, 2013

Bourbon took delivery of the third vessel in its planned 10-vessel inspection, maintenance, and repair (IMR) fleet. The vessel, Bourbon Evolution 803, will operate in multi-service vessel (MSV) mode for subsea system service, off Malaysia…

Qatar, Total seal Congo partnership

May 22, 2013

Qatar Petroleum International (QPI) and Total hwill sign a framework of agreement whereby QPI will participate in Total E&P Congo through its subscription to a 15% share capital increase of this company. This participation reinforces Qatar’s…

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