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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)…

FAR ups offshore Africa estimates

Feb 27, 2013

Australian-listed exploration firm FAR says prospects offshore Kenya and Senegal “much larger than we originally assessed”.Announcing the outcome of updated prospective resource estimates following the completion of internal technical studies…

BP's PVSM project

Feb 26, 2013

Now that BP's PSVM project, in Block 31, off Angola is in production, the company has released this video detailing the work to get the field up and running.The PSVM project consists of four fields, Plutao, Saturno, Venus and Marte. All produce oil through a converted hull…

ENI adds to Mozambique finds

Feb 25, 2013

Italy's ENI announced another new gas discovery in the Mamba Complex offshore Mozambique. The firm said the discovery, made at the Coral 3 delineation well, confirmed the potential of the Mamba Complex in Area 4 at 75 trillion cubic feet (tcf) of gas in place…

Technip expands PSVM role

Feb 21, 2013

Technip picks up new 5-year PSVM Angola dealNew contract follows completion of Technip's previous 5-year pact for engineering services on the Greater Plutonio FPSO. (Image: BP)BP Angola awarded Technip a 5-year contract for engineering…

Anadarko announces 2013 capital program

Feb 21, 2013

Anadarko Petroleum CorporationAnadarko Petroleum Corp. announced details of its 2013 capital program and guidance, and provided additional information regarding its significant U.S. onshore growth opportunities, deepwater and international mega projects and industry-leading exploration program…

Mediterranean Oil & Gas contracts with AGR to drill Malta well

Feb 18, 2013

Malta Offshore Area 4 (Image: Mediterranean Oil & Gas plc)Mediterranean Oil & Gas Plc. (LON:MOG) is continuing its preparations for the arrival of the Hagar Qim 1 well off Malta in the final quarter of the year.The latest development is…

Upstream highlights of Eni's 2012 results

Feb 15, 2013

Italian major, Eni S.p.A., announced results for fourth-quarter and full-year 2012 on Friday, 15 Feb 2013. Operational highlights include: Record amount of discovered resources in the year: 3.64 bboe; Proved reserves at eight-year record: 7…

Oceaneering reports record earnings

Feb 15, 2013

Oceaneering International, Inc. reported record fourth-quarter and annual earnings for the periods ended December 31, 2012.For the 4Q 2012, Oceaneering earned net income of $80.6 million, or $0.74 per share, on revenue of $780.9 million. During the corresponding period in 2011…

Guinea study encourages Hyperdynamics

Feb 14, 2013

Hyperdynamics cheered by updated Guinea studyMap of Guinea (Image: Dana Petroleum)Netherland, Sewell & Associates, Inc. (NSAI), completed an updated resource evaluation study for Houston-based Hyperdynamics Corp.'s oil and gas concession off the Republic of Guinea…

Panoro sidetrack finds oil off Gabon

Feb 11, 2013

Panoro's DTM sidetrack encounters 20m oil pay Image: PanoroPanoro Energy ASA is pleased to announce an update to its drilling operations in the Dussafu Tortue Marin-1 (DTM-1) well drilled in the Dussafu Marin PSC, offshore Gabon, West Africa…

Subsea 7 grabs Erha job

Feb 07, 2013

Subsea 7 to install flowlines and umbilicals Seven Borealis (Image: Subsea 7) ExxonMobil subsidiary Esso E&P Nigeria awarded a consortium of Subsea 7's Nigerian subsidiary and West African Ventures Ltd. an development contract for its deepwater Erha North Field off Nigeria…

Chevron advances Mafumeira Sul

Feb 07, 2013

By 2015 production to top 110,000 b/d of oil The central processing platform of the Mafumeira Sul project offshore Angola (Image: Chevron)Chevron subsidiary Cabinda Gulf Oil Co. Ltd. will proceed with the development of the Mafumeira Sul project located offshore Angola…

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