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Afren begins drilling at Ameena East

Nov 11, 2014

London-based Afren spudded the Ameena East prospect located in OML 115, offshore Nigeria with joint venture partner Oriental Energy Resources. Afren workers at Ebok. From Afren.   The…

Middle East a key market for service sector

Nov 11, 2014

The Middle East will be one of the key markets for oilfield services companies for decades to come as countries across the region seek to maximize recovery from maturing assets and bring new fields into production, according to leading energy specialist corporate advisory firm Simmons & Co…

Schlumberger Mozambique 2D seismic data available

Nov 10, 2014

Schlumberger’s multiclient seismic survey offshore Mozambique is now available. The Schlumberger multiclient seismic data offered in collaboration with the National Petroleum Institute of Mozambique (INP) includes reprocessed 2D lines and newly acquired seismic data…

Cairn makes second Senegal discovery

Nov 10, 2014

Cairn Energy strikes again in Senegal as its second find hit high quality oil at the SNE-1 well off West Africa. Map of Senegal. From Cairn.   SNE-1 is located approximately 100km offshore…

Ceona, MPL win double Nigerian contracts

Nov 10, 2014

Ceona and Marine Platforms Ltd. (MPL) were awarded two contracts in Nigeria worth a total of US$30 million. Ceona will provide vessels and its installation expertise on the Eni Nigerian Agip Exploration Ltd. ABO12 well completion, as…

T5 sets sights on ME and Africa

Nov 09, 2014

A new oil and gas exploration firm founded by former Tullow Oil board members has its sights set on Middle Eastern and African promise. T5 Oil & Gas Limited (T5) was set up to identify and acquire prospective oil and gas assets in Africa and the Middle East…

BHI international rig count for October 2014

Nov 08, 2014

Baker Hughes Inc. issued the October 2014 international rotary drilling rig count today, showing a total of 1308 rigs operating worldwide in October 2014, outside of the US & Canada. International activity in October was down 15 rigs from the 1323 rigs drilling in September 2014…

Ophir inks FLNG project lead

Nov 06, 2014

Texas-based Excelerate Energy has been selected by UK-based exploration firm Ophir Energy to lead a consortium to build Africa’s first newbuild, open seas FLNG project.  Excelerate will lead a consortium of technology providers charged…

Vaalco shuts-in Ebouri field

Nov 05, 2014

Vaalco Energy, Inc. temporarily shut-in Well 2-H in the Ebouri field, offshore Gabon. The shut-in was to determine the cause of pressure communication between the tubing and casing annuli.  Ebouri is a redevelopment project located within the Etame Marin permit…

Cobalt plows ahead on drilling and FPSO projects

Nov 05, 2014

Cobalt International's Cameia #3 appraisal well drill stem test offshore Angola has proved more successful than expected, the firm announced (4 November). The results confirm the existence of a large reservoir and support Cobalt’s plan…

Ophir signs PSC for Equatorial Guinea block

Nov 04, 2014

Ophir Energy signed an amendment to the Block R production-sharing contract (PSC) that establishes gas fiscal terms within the PSC and a fiscal framework for the Fortuna floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) project. The amendment has…

ConocoPhillips comes up dry in Angola

Nov 04, 2014

ConocoPhillips is plugging and abandoning the Kamoxi-1 exploration well as a dry hole after drilling to a total depth of 22,660ft, offshore Angola. Kwanza basin activity. From Deloitte Petroview Kamoxi…

Colloquy: Offshore helicopters (commuting on a rotary wing and a prayer)

Nov 03, 2014

Flying offshore is one of the world's safest commutes. Offshore activity drives the global market for oil and gas-related helicopter services, which is estimated to be worth US$24 billion over the next five years, 2014-2018. Companies…

Ophir confirms offer for Salamander

Nov 03, 2014

Ophir Energy has confirmed that it has made an offer to the board of Salamander Energy setting out the terms of a possible takeover.  Ophir says there is a “compelling strategic logic for a combination of the two businesses,” with assets in both Africa and South East Asia…

Faster than real time

Nov 01, 2014

Gregory Hale explains why real-time data transfer doesn’t always cut it in the offshore oil and gas environment. Real-time information is not enough anymore. When a compressor was showing signs of possible overload, a team of engineers watching the data noticed some subtle…

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