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Statoil increases Tanzanian presence

May 24, 2013

Norwegian oil giant Statoil has increased its holdings off east Africa after acquiring a 12% working interest in a licence offshore Tanzania from Petrobras.   The stake in Block 6 covers 5549sq km in the Mafia basin, with water depths of 1800m…

TGS strikes new partnerships

May 23, 2013

TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company (TGS) announced at its Capital Markets Day that it will embark on several new partnerships. TGS and Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) agreed to jointly development multi-client projects in defined areas in northwestern Europe…

Genel taps AGR for well management

May 23, 2013

Global oil services provider AGR Petroleum Services has signed an £18 million ($US 27.1 million) contract with Genel Energy to deliver well management services for Genel Energy’s North and West Africa offshore drilling campaign.  The contract…

Evolution of a Fleet

May 23, 2013

Bourbon took delivery of the third vessel in its planned 10-vessel inspection, maintenance, and repair (IMR) fleet. The vessel, Bourbon Evolution 803, will operate in multi-service vessel (MSV) mode for subsea system service, off Malaysia…

Qatar, Total seal Congo partnership

May 22, 2013

Qatar Petroleum International (QPI) and Total hwill sign a framework of agreement whereby QPI will participate in Total E&P Congo through its subscription to a 15% share capital increase of this company. This participation reinforces Qatar’s…

HRT find offshore Namibia

May 21, 2013

A subsidiary of Brazil-based explorer HRT said its first exploration well offshore Namibia has found oil - but not in commercial volumes.  HRT Walvis Petroleum said the well, Wingat-1 2212/07/1 in PEL-23, spudded on March 25, was drilled in water about 1…

PA Resources hits oil at Carla South

May 20, 2013

The Carla South I-7 ST-1 sidetrack to the I-7 exploration well in Block I has encountered oil in good quality sandstones. The sidetrack in Block I in Equatorial Guinea has reached a total measured depth of 3,460 m. Drill cuttings, wireline…

Global Deepwater Review

May 16, 2013

E&P companies are ramping up exploration of deepwater and ultra-deepwater reservoirs, encouraged by attractive oil prices. New developments spread across offshore Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East and North and South America. Jeannie…

Sedco Express crew plays key role in saving lives at sea

May 15, 2013

Transocean’s ultra-deepwater semisubmersible rig, Sedco Express (EXS), was working offshore Nigeria for customer ENI when it received news of a nearby fuel tanker on fire.  What ensued that day showed the company’s core value of safety in action…

Tanzania to hold licensing round in October

May 15, 2013

The Government of the United Republic of Tanzania through Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC) announced the 4th Tanzania Deep Offshore and North Lake Tanganyika Licensing Round. The 4th Tanzania Offshore Licensing Round…

TWMA wins first contract in offshore West africa

May 06, 2013

Offshore environmental protection becomes priority in Western Africa TWMA, a leader in integrated drilling waste management and environmental solutions, announced today at the Oilfield Technology Conference (OTC) their first offshore processing project in West Africa…

OTC.13: Douglas-Westwood highlights Mozambique

May 01, 2013

Energy advisors Douglas-Westwood announced that R. Michael Haney, Director of the firm’s Houston office, will deliver a talk at next week’s Offshore Technology Conference in Houston. The talk is titled “Overview of Mozambique’s Oil and Gas Sector…

WesternGeco starts offshore Mozambique survey

May 01, 2013

WesternGeco today announced that it has begun acquisition of a major multiclient seismic survey offshore Mozambique using the ObliQ* sliding-notch broadband acquisition and imaging technique. The technique optimizes the recorded bandwidth…

Genel signs rig for Africa campaign

May 01, 2013

Genel Energy is pleased to announce that it has signed a drilling rig contract with Noble Corporation for its African offshore drilling programme. The Noble Paul Romano deepwater, semisubmersible rig will be used to deliver a high impact drilling campaign over a 2 year period…

Tanzania success for BG Group

May 01, 2013

BG Group today announced it had completed another successful drill stem test in Block 1 offshore Tanzania, with initial results from the Mzia-2 well showing better than expected properties in the deeper Cretaceous reservoir.  The test on Mzia-2…

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