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Nortrans' Flotel to Assist with Coral FLNG Hook-Up

Jan 06, 2022

Singapore-based offshore vessel provider Nortrans has secured a flotel contract with TechnipEnergies to support the hook-up of the giant Coral Sul FLNG unit that has recently arrived in Mozambique after a journey from South Korea where it was built…

W. Africa Crude-Some Angolan Spot Moves

Dec 24, 2021

A few Angolan spot cargoes changed hands on Thursday, while results from a few tenders were still outstanding.Angola's state oil firm Sonangol sold its last February spot cargo, a Girassol, to Exxon Mobil after offering it at dated Brent plus 50 cents a barrel…

FAR's Bambo Drilling Fails to Deliver (The Gambia)

Dec 23, 2021

Australian oil and gas company FAR Limited said Thursday its Bambo-1ST1 well offshore The Gambia had not encountered live oil columns and would be plugged and abandoned. Despite the disappointment, FAR said that the well data showed that several target intervals in the well had oil shows…

Shell Declares Force Majeure on Nigerian Forcados Crude

Dec 23, 2021

Royal Dutch Shell's Nigerian subsidiary SPDC has declared force majeure on exports of Nigerian Forcados crude oil after the obstruction of a tanker path by a malfunctioning barge, the company said in a statement.The action came into effect on…

New Fortress Energy to Deploy 'Fast LNG' to Develop Mauritania's Offshore Gas Reserves

Dec 22, 2021

New Fortress Energy has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Mauritania for the development of an Energy Hub, including natural gas, power, liquefied natural gas ('LNG'), and blue ammonia, using existing offshore gas reserves off the coast of Mauritania…

ADES to Buy Three Jack-up Rigs from Vantage Drilling for $170M

Dec 21, 2021

Offshore drilling firm Vantage Drilling has agreed to sell its subsidiary Emerald Driller Company (“EDC”) to ADES for $170,000,000 in cash subject to certain adjustments. EDC is the owner of the Emerald Driller jackup rig, which is operating in Qatar…

Borr Drilling Secures Work for Two Jack-Up Rigs

Dec 17, 2021

Jack-up drilling rig contractor Borr Drilling has won a contract with BW Energy for its jack-up drilling rig Norve for work in Gabon. The contract is scheduled to start in the second half of 2022 after the completion of the rig's current contract…

FPSO for Greater Tortue Gas Project Due in Senegal by end-2022

Dec 17, 2021

BP's floating, production, storage, and offloading vessel (FPSO) for the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim gas project offshore West Africa is expected in Senegal waters for commissioning and testing by the end of 2022, a company executive said on Friday…

Senegal's President Calls on Africa to Harmonize Oil Legislation

Dec 16, 2021

Africa needs harmonized oil legislation to avoid ruinous competition among its oil-producing nations as they vie for investors, Senegal's President Macky Sall told an oil conference on Thursday.Sall said that as some developed nations push for an end to investments in fossil fuels…

Greater Tortue Ahmeyim Offshore Gas Project Making Good Headway, Mauritania Oil Minister Says

Dec 16, 2021

Greater Tortue Ahmeyim, the Kosmos and BP-backed gas project straddling Mauritania and Senegal, has resumed activities and is making 'good headway,' Mauritania's oil minister told an oil conference in Senegal on Thursday.'We have resumed our activities…

Eni to Bring Online Giant Offshore Discovery in Ivory Coast in 2023

Dec 15, 2021

An offshore oil block in Ivory Coast controlled by Eni is expected to enter production in the second quarter of 2023 with daily output of 12,000 barrels of oil and 17.5 million cubic feet of gas, the Ivorian government said on Wednesday.Production will then ramp up in 2026 to between 75…

Chariot Set to Spud Anchois Well as Offshore Drilling Rig Reaches Morocco

Dec 15, 2021

Stena Drilling's semi-submersible drilling rig Stena Don has arrived in Morrocan waters where it will immediately start drilling at Chariot's Anchois gas development in the Lixus license.Operations to drill the Anchois-2 gas appraisal & exploration…

QatarEnergy Buys Into Shell's Offshore Blocks in Egyptian Red Sea

Dec 13, 2021

Qatari national oil and gas company QatarEnergy has agreed to buy working interests in two offshore exploration blocks on the Egyptian side of the Red Sea from Shell. QatarEnergy will hold a 17% working interest in Red Sea Blocks 3 and 4.Block…

Chevron, Equatorial Guinea Pen Production Sharing Agreement for Offshore Block

Dec 10, 2021

Oil major Chevron and the government of Equatorial Guinea have signed a production-sharing agreement for an offshore block in the Douala Basin, oil minister Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima said on Thursday.The agreement grants Chevron 80% ownership over block EG-09…

TotalEnergies Sells Gabon Terminal, Offshore Fields to Perenco for $350M

Dec 09, 2021

French oil major TotalEnergies has completed the sale of the Cap Lopez Terminal and non-operated offshore field in Gabon to Perenco.'After receiving the approval of  Gabonese authorities, TotalEnergies announces the closing of its agreement…

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