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Tanzania discovery for Statoil

Dec 06, 2013

Norway's Statoil has said a fifth natural gas discovery in Block 2 offshore Tanzania has opened up a new play in the region. The Mronge-1 discovery, drilled in 2500m water depth by the Discoverer Americas drillship, 20km north of the Zafarani discovery…

Ocean Rig, Energean to form JV

Dec 05, 2013

Ocean Rig and Energean Oil & Gas will create a joint venture called OceanEnergean to participate in new bid rounds for hydrocarbon exploration and exploitation in Greece and abroad in more than 1000m deep water. Each company will hold 50% of the share capital…

Cobalt confirms presalt find

Dec 03, 2013

Houston’s Cobalt International Energy, Inc. reported that its Lontra #1 presalt discovery well in Block 20, offshore Angola, found more oil and gas than estimated. Drill stem test placed Lontra’s well production at a stabilized flow rate of 2…

Ophir spuds Block 7 well

Nov 27, 2013

Drilling on the first exploration well in Tanzania's Block 7 has started, using the Deepsea Metro I drillship, said operator of Ophir Energy plc. The Mlinzi Mbali-1 well, in which fear has an 80% interest, is in 2600m water depth, 210km west of Dar es Salaam…

Pipeline market to grow in Europe, Asia, and Africa

Nov 14, 2013

Since the turn of the millennium, global pipeline investment has undergone sustained and, in recent years, robust growth as a result of favorable market conditions and industry trends, including: the continued high levels of investment in offshore development…

Contract Briefs: November 2013

Nov 07, 2013

FMC wins TEN order FMC Technologies Inc. received an order from Tullow Ghana Ltd. to supply subsea systems for its Tweneboa-Enyenra-Ntomme Development (TEN) offshore Ghana. The order's estimated value is US$340 million. FMC Technologies’ scope of supply includes subsea trees…

Global Briefs: November 2013

Nov 07, 2013

Transboundary may head to committee The US Senate bill ratifying the US-Mexico Transboundary Hydrocarbon Agreement, S. 812, is reportedly on its way to a conference committee. The Senate’s version of the bill, passed last month (October)…

Exxon gets Madagascar extensions

Nov 06, 2013

Exxon Mobil Corp. has received extensions on three of its production sharing contract licenses offshore Madagascar, the company announced on 6 November 2013. The supermajor said the extensions will enable the resumption of exploration activities on the Ampasindava…

Lekoil to raise US$100m for Ogo-1 drilling

Nov 01, 2013

Africa-focused Lekoil is to raise US$100 million funding through a placing with Mirabaud Securities LLP for drilling offshore Nigeria. The cash will be used to complete drilling and testing on the Ogo-1 well and Ogo-1 side track; the future development of the OML113 licence offshore Nigeria…

Pura Vida enters Madagascar

Nov 01, 2013

Australia’s Pura Vida has agreed a farm-in deal giving it a 50% stake in the Ambilobe area office Madagascar, east Africa. The firm has also finalized a farm-out deal offshore Morocco.  Pura Vida will take a 50% stake in the Ambilobe block…

US$1.23bn TEN contracts awarded

Oct 31, 2013

Tullow Ghana Limited has awarded two contracts for work on the TEN project worth about US$1.23 billion.  The contracts will be shared between Technip and Subsea 7, who are working as part of a consortium on the project. The TEN project is in the Deepwater Tano contract area…

Cobalt in Angola Pre-salt hits

Oct 30, 2013

Cobalt International Energy has made two discoveries at its Lontra #1 and Mavinga #1 deepwater Pre-salt exploratory wells offshore Angola. On Block 20, the Lontra #1 well confirmed an oil and gas discovery. Further evaluation, including a drill stem test…

Cairn signs Cap Boujdour farm-out

Oct 28, 2013

Cairn Energy PLC entered into a farm-in agreement with Kosmos Energy and the Moroccan National Oil Company (ONHYM) for a 20% working interest (WI) in an exploration block offshore North West Africa that covers the Cap Boujdour Contract Area…

Ocean Valiant arrives in Las Palmas

Oct 23, 2013

Fairmount Marine’s tug Fairmount Summit has delivered the semisubmersible rig Ocean Valiant safely in the port of Las Palmas, Canary Islands. Fairmount Summit towed the rig from offshore Cameroon over a distance of almost 3000 miles. The…

Subsea 7 crew performs "Africa"

Oct 21, 2013

It's not all about work when you're out at sea. Subsea 7's crew onboard the Bourbon Peridot multipurpose supply vessel collaborated for this fun rendition of the song 'Africa' by Toto while in Equatorial Guinea off West Africa. The video clip…

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