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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…

BP begins production at PSVM

Feb 01, 2013

Angola project to produce 150,000 b/d of oil PSVM Project (Image: BP)Production had begun from BP and Sonangol's PSVM development in Block 31, off Angola, the partners confirmed on 1 February 2013.Three wells at the Plutao field are…

Gabon wildcat roars

Feb 01, 2013

Panoro has struck oil at its wildcat well, Dussafu Torue Marin-1, off Gabon. The well, drilled by Saipem’s semisubmersible Scarabeo 3, found 13m of pay in a 22m oil column in the Gamba formation and 38m of pay within stacked reservoirs of the Dentale formation…

GE forms Angola subsea JV

Jan 28, 2013

GE and GLS create Angolan manufacturing pact GE Oil & Gas CEO Dan Heintzelman speaks at the 2013 Annual Meeting in Florence, Italy.GE Oil & Gas has formed a new joint venture with Angola's GLS Holdings SA that will supply subsea equipment to the country's oil and gas industry…

Chevron expands Moroccan presence

Jan 22, 2013

Chevron grabs 75% stake in 3 deepwater areasClick to view larger mapChevron subsidiary, Chevron Morocco Exploration Ltd, has signed petroleum agreements with Morocco's Office National Des Hydrocarbures Et Des Mines for three offshore areas…

Eni touts Ghana find

Jan 18, 2013

Eni discovers oil and gas pay at Sankofa wellTesting at Sankofa-2 ST (Photo: Vitol)Eni successfully drilled Sankofa East 2A, the first appraisal well of the Sankofa East oil discovery in the Offshore Cape Three Points (OCTP) block, located in the Tano Basin offshore Ghana…

TGS begins Sunfish survey

Jan 17, 2013

TGS commences 3D data acquisition off LiberiaPolarcus Asima vesselTGS has commenced acquisition of a 3D multi-client survey, Sunfish, which covers up to 7,800 km2 of highly prospective acreage in the Harper Basin, offshore Liberia.…

Chariot concludes Mauritania seismic

Jan 14, 2013

Fugro-Geoteam completes Block C19 acquisitionMap of MauritaniaChariot Oil & Gas Ltd. has completed its 3500km2 3D seismic acquisition program in Block C19 offshore Mauritania. The survey was contracted to and carried out by Fugro-Geoteam…

McDermott awarded Mozambique FEED

Jan 11, 2013

McDermott, Allseas lock subsea pipeline FEEDMozambique mapMcDermott International, Inc. announced that one of its subsidiaries has teamed up with industry leader Allseas to provide a robust project execution strategy for the front-end…

Guinea partner

Jan 10, 2013

Tullow has farmed-in on 40% of Houston-based Hyperdynamics’ offshore Guinea concession. A new drilling program, testing a deepwater fan prospect, is slated to begin 1 April 2014. Hyperdynamics and Dana Petroleum hold 37% and 23%, respectively.

Subsea 7 picked for Lianzi

Jan 10, 2013

Subsea 7 won a US$150 million EPCI topsides contract for Chevron’s Lianzi field offshore Congo and Angola. Subsea 7 will provide a 200t module hosting a high-voltage generation system for the new subsea electrically heated pipeline cable, 80t fl ow-meter deck extension, and platform upgrades.

Umbilicals for Kizomba

Jan 10, 2013

Oceaneering will supply 43km of electro-hydraulic, steel tube control umbilicals for Esso Exploration’s Kizomba Satellites Phase 2 development off Angola. The cables used at Bavuca and Kakocha fields will tie back to the Kizomba BFPSO, while…

A world well-supplied

Jan 09, 2013

Natural gas is still not a global fungible commodity, although the LNG trade steadily grows as projects and the global fleet expand. ExxonMobil thinks that worldwide natural gas use will grow more than any other fuel – by 65% over the next 30 years…

ThoughtStream: Sale of the century

Jan 01, 2013

Last month, Noble Energy, the Houston company that has played a vital role in drilling and confirming massive deepwater natural gas deposits (some of the largest in recent memory) in Israeli and Cypriot waters, announced a 30% sale of the Leviathan field to Australia's Woodside for about $2…

Durban study

Jan 01, 2013

ExxonMobil has acquired a 75% stake in Impact Africa’s Tugela South Exploration Right off the eastern coast of South Africa.ExxonMobil has also secured a one-year permit to study the hydrocarbon potential of the deepwater Durban Basin, which covers approximately 12.4 million acres.

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