Offshore Africa News

 

Tanzania success for BG Group

May 01, 2013

BG Group today announced it had completed another successful drill stem test in Block 1 offshore Tanzania, with initial results from the Mzia-2 well showing better than expected properties in the deeper Cretaceous reservoir.  The test on Mzia-2…

Gardline in Brazil oil spill JV

Apr 30, 2013

Gardline Marine Sciences, the world’s largest independently owned survey group, and OceanPact, Brazilian leading oil spill response company in Brazil, today announced the establishment of a joint venture\. he new company is to be called Gardline Marine Sciences do Brasil S…

Ferguson agrees East Africa partnership

Apr 30, 2013

The Ferguson Group, specialists in the rental of DNV 2.7-1/EN12079 certified containers, tanks, baskets, refrigeration containers, accommodation and engineering modules to the offshore energy sector, is pleased to announce a new partnership with Alpha Logistics Services (EPZ) Ltd…

TWMA wins W. African processing gig

Apr 29, 2013

TWMA has been awarded a contract to supply its offshore processing services to support Glencore Exploration Cameroon Ltd’s drilling campaign offshore Cameroon. The 400-day contract, which commenced in March this year, is TWMA’s first offshore thermal processing project in the region…

Total hits oil off Ivory Coast

Apr 25, 2013

Total announces that the Ivoire-1X exploration well, located in the western portion of Block CI-100 in 2,280m of water, encountered 28m of net oil pay in a series of about 100m of Cretaceous reservoirs. The oil in the abrupt margin geological play is light 35 API oil…

Smit Lamnalco launches vessels

Apr 24, 2013

A welcoming ceremony was held for two newbuild vessels SL Gabon and SL Libreville at Port‐Gentil, Gabon on 17 April. Among those attending the ceremony were the Minister Delegate of Transport Mr Emmanuel Jean Didier Biye, the Governor of the Ogooué Maritime Province Mr Martin Boguikouma…

Off Madagascar, Sterling Energy farming out DW blocks

Apr 22, 2013

Sterling Energy has annnounced in its Interim Management Statement for the period beginning 1 January 2013 that it has started a farmout process for the Ampasindava and Ambilobe deepwater blocks offshore Madagascar. The Ampasindava and Ambilobe blocks are highly prospective blocks located…

Petroceltic and Edison pick up Egypt acreage

Apr 19, 2013

Petroceltic International the upstream oil and gas exploration and production company focused on North Africa, the Mediterranean and the Black Sea regions is pleased to announce its participation in a joint venture with Edison International Spa which was the successful bidder for two blocks…

Orca sings for Anadarko

Apr 18, 2013

Anadarko Petroleum encountered approximately 190ft (58m) of net natural gas pay at its Orca-1 discovery well, off Mozambique, the company announced on April 18, 2013. The gas discovery is contained in a Paleocene fan system at Offshore Area 1 in the Rovuma Basin…

Heerema wins Alba compression project

Apr 17, 2013

Heerema Fabrication Group (HFG) in the Netherlands won an engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) contract with Marathon E.G. Production Ltd (MEGPL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marathon Oil Corporation for delivery…

Newbuild growth: Brazil, Africa, SE Asia and Australia

Apr 15, 2013

The FPSO market appears to be emerging from the economic downturn stronger than ever, with new project awards and forecasted capital expenditure expected to gain momentum throughout the next five years. While challenges certainly remain…

M-I Swaco gets SMART on displacements

Apr 15, 2013

M-I Swaco, a Schlumberger Company, took OE on a tour of its new SMART 3D package of integrated displacement services. Audrey Leon reports from Houston. MM-I SWACO unveiled its SMART 3D displacement package on February 28 at the Houston Museum of Natural Science…

Rig Market Review

Apr 14, 2013

The global rig market is strong, with high utilization, high day rates, and nearly 200 offshore drilling rigs under construction. Drilling contractors are changing their fleet makeup, modernizing, streamlining, and concentrating on market sectors…

Colloquy: Drivers of change

Apr 10, 2013

COLLOQUY: Editor's Column The IHS CERAWeek conference took Houston by storm in March, with a solid program of topical breakfast discussions, illustrious keynote speakers, plenary sessions, and dialogues. The energy topics ran the gamut…

Technip on Moho Nord subesa EPSCI

Apr 08, 2013

Technip was awarded by Total E&P Congo a major (more than $500million) lump-sum contract for the engineering, procurement, supply, construction, installation (EPSCI) and pre-commissioning for the Moho Nord development project.This project is…

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