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SMIT to salvage sunk platform

Feb 04, 2014

Royal Boskalis Westminster subsidiary SMIT Salvage has been awarded a contract to remove a damaged jack-up platform from the seabed offshore Angola. During its installation near a pigging platform in July 2013, the platform suffered a…

Stanford, Total sign Angola contract

Feb 03, 2014

Dubai-based offshore marine firm Stanford Marine has secured a 5-year contract with Total E&P Angola for use of the Stanford Hawk. Total E&P Angola (TEPA) awarded Stanford Marine a 5-year contract, with two, 2-year options, scheduled to start by the beginning of February 2014…

PROMAR orders 2 PSVs

Jan 31, 2014

Swiss vessel management firm PROMAR has ordered two platform supply vessels (PSV) from Damen Shipyards Group as it looks to expand its offshore fleet in the next five years. The first Damen PSV 3300 (pictured) will be delivered in February 2015…

JDR wins FMC umbilicals supply

Jan 24, 2014

FMC Technologies awarded JDR a contract to design and supply umbilicals and reelers for an intervention workover control system (IWOCS) for Total's giant Egina field development, West Africa. JDR will provide 20km of JDR IWOCs umbilicals…

Bumi Armada supplies Interoil PSVs

Jan 23, 2014

Malaysia-based international offshore oilfield services provider, Bumi Armada Berhad’s wholly-owned subsidiaries, Armada Offshore OSV Ltd. and Bumi Armada Ltd. received letters of award (LOA) from Interoil Angola Limitada, a leading player…

Cobalt touts Angola pre-salt find

Jan 22, 2014

Cobalt International Energy, Inc. announced the first discovery in the Syn-rift interval in the Bicuar 1A pre-salt deepwater exploratory well in Block 21, offshore Angola. The well was drilled to 5739m meassured depth and encountered…

Cameroon launches bid round

Jan 22, 2014

Cameroon's state oil company National Hydrocarbons Corp. (SNH) announced that it will offer a licensing round for four blocks, three offshore: Bomana, Lungahe, and Ndian River, all in the Rio Del Rey basin. The Bomana block covers 139…

Cairn plans 9 2014 wells

Jan 21, 2014

Cairn Energy has outlined a nine-well exploration program for 2014, with a strong focus on the Atlantic margin. Four of the five Atlantic margin wells will be operated by Cairn, including the JM-I exploration well, in the Juby Maritime III block…

Africa wins for Wood Group

Jan 21, 2014

WGPSN has secured a five year contract extension to provide operations, maintenance and construction management services for asset facilities in central Africa, in a deal worth more than $140 million. The contract employs about 580 people…

DNO seals Tunisia deal

Jan 20, 2014

Norway's DNO International AS has completed a farm-in by its wholly-owned subsidiary DNO Tunisia AS to the Sfax Offshore Exploration Permit and the Ras El Besh Concession in the Republic of Tunisia. The agreement, with Eurogas International Inc…

Tanzania discovery for Statoil

Jan 16, 2014

Norway’s Statoil announced that a fifth natural gas discovery in Block 2 offshore Tanzania has opened up new play in the region. The Mronge-1 discovery, drilled in 2500m water depth by the Discoverer Americas drillship, 20km north of the Zafarani discovery…

Cobalt confirms presalt find

Jan 16, 2014

Houston’s Cobalt International Energy, Inc. reported that its Lontra #1 presalt discovery well in Block 20, offshore Angola, found more oil and gas than estimated. Drill stem test placed Lontra’s well production at a stabilized flow rate…

Northern Offshore wins rig deal

Jan 15, 2014

Camac Energy Inc. signed a contract with Northern Offshore Ltd. for the drillship Energy Searcher.  The rig is expected to be delivered to the Oyo Field in OML 120 offshore Nigeria to commence drilling activities in 1H 2014.  The signed agreement covers an initial period of one year…

Gulf of Guinea seismic to start

Jan 15, 2014

SeaBird Exploration Plc, in partnership with Acorn Geophysical Ltd, is due to start a 3D acuisition project in the Gulf of Guinea, west Africa. The program will cover about 1500sq km and will be acquired using the survey vessel Geo Pacific…

Sterling completes survey in Africa

Jan 13, 2014

UK-based exploration firm Sterling Energy, has provided an update on activities in its Ambilobe and Ampasindava blocks, offshore Madagascar. A 1314km 2D seismic acquisition program was completed on the Ampasindava Block in December 2013…

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