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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)…

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…

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