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Eni CEO, Mozambique president discuss progress

Apr 02, 2014

Eni CEO Paolo Scaroni outlined the Italian company’s exploration progress and activities within the country to the President of the Republic of Mozambique Armando Guebuza. Eni announced that the “possibility of enlarging the shareholder base of Area 4 was favorably received by the President…

Eni picks Bumi FPSO for Angola

Apr 01, 2014

Malaysia-based international offshore oilfield services provider, Bumi Armada Berhad has received a letter of intent (LOI) from Eni Angola, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Eni, for a contract for the chartering, operation, and maintenance of…

Lekoil starts 3D shoot off Nigeria

Mar 27, 2014

Nigeria-based Lekoil provided an update on activities in oil prospecting license (OPL) 310 offshore Nigeria. OPL 310 contains the Ogo discovery announced last year. The Polarcus vessel MV Polarcus Nadia has started the 3D seismic program…

PSC agreed offshore Comoros

Mar 20, 2014

The National Assembly of the Comoros, a sovereign archipelago island nation east of Mozambiue, Africa, has ratified a production sharing contract with Bahari Resources. The PSC, covering offshore blocks 35, 36, and 37 (previously named blocks A…

Third Gabon well disappoints

Mar 19, 2014

Ophir Energy’s deepwater Padouck Deep-1 well, in the Ntsina block, offshore Gabon, has completed drilling and found no significant hydrocarbons. London-based Ophir said the well, drilled with the Vantage Titanium Explorer, was targeting…

Chariot adds to Moroccan acreage

Mar 18, 2014

Chariot Oil & Gas Limited has been awarded 75% interest and operatorship of the Mohammedia Reconnaissance license offshore Morocco.  The Office National des Hydrocarbures et des Mines (ONHYM) will be its partner, holding 25% carried interest…

Cairn holds back 2015 plans

Mar 18, 2014

Cairn Energy has said it is committed to its planned 2014 operations, but that spending beyond then is being looked at closely as its awaits resolution of tax issues in India. The Edinburgh-based firm says spending beyond 2014 would depend…

Keppel bags string of contracts

Mar 17, 2014

Keppel Offshore & Marine’s subsidiaries have secured contracts worth about US$110 million in total. Keppel Shipyard will, for SOFEC Inc., fabricate an external turret mooring system for an FPSO vessel that will operate in the Tweneboa-Enyenra-Ntomme fields in Ghana…

Kenya well Sunbird-1 inconclusive

Mar 17, 2014

The Sunbird-1 exploration well in area L10A offshore southern Kenya is to be plugged and abandoned after finding hydrocarbons. Pancontinental Oil & Gas, which holds 18.75% WI in the BG Group-operated well, said while hydrocarbons were found…

Foum Assaka well spuds

Mar 17, 2014

Kosmos Energy subsidiary Kosmos Energy Deepwater Morocco has spudded the FA-1 well on the Eagle prospect in the Foum Assaka area offshore Morocco, according to partner Fastnet Oil & Gas.  The planned target depth is 4000m in about 600m water depth…

AGM Petroleum, GNPC team up in Tano Basin

Mar 13, 2014

Minexco Petroleum Inc., the African focused private Oil and Gas Exploration Company, provided details of the petroleum agreement between its subsidiary AGM Petroleum and the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), for their joint project in the South Deepwater Tano Basin…

Mid-Atlantic weather initiative launched

Mar 11, 2014

BMT Group subsidiary BMT ARGOSS has formed a joint initiative with the Met Office, the UK’s national weather service, and Oceanweather Inc, to help support oil and gas majors with offshore engineering design and operational planning in the mid-Atlantic region…

SEPLAT to list on LSE and NSE

Mar 11, 2014

Nigerian oil and gas exploration firm SEPLAT has announced plans to list on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and the New York Stock Exchange (NSE) to fund its expansion, including into shallow offshore waters.  An initial offer is expected to amount to at least US$500 million…

Offshore Nigeria OBC work starts

Mar 10, 2014

Mobilization work for a 3D seismic ocean bottom cable (OBC) data acquisition survey in offshore production license (OPL) 233 offshore Nigeria has started.  Following mobilization, which is expected to complete by the end of March, the…

First steel cut on Alba

Mar 07, 2014

First cut for Marathon Oil's Alba field B3 compression platform project was marked at Heerema Fabrication Group's (HFG) HFG Polska yard, in Opole, Poland, with project partner Iv-Oil & Gas (Iv). Operated by Marathon Oil subsidiary Marathon E…

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