Offshore Africa News - page 141


BG adds to Tanzanian gas finds

Jul 03, 2013

BG Group has made a gas discovery in the Ngisi-1 well in Block 4 offshore Tanzania. The Ngisi-1 well, drilled by the Deepsea Metro 1 drillship, was also used to appraise the Chewa gas field, resulting in an upgrade in estimated recoverable resources in the block…

Saipem rig sinks off Angola

Jul 02, 2013

One person is missing and another six were injured following the sinking of Saipem's Perro Negro 6 jackup rig off the coast of Angola. The incident began Monday night (July 1) following the collapse of seabed underneath one of the Perro Negro 6's three legs…

2H Offshore wins Moho Nord work

Jul 01, 2013

Total awarded 2H Offshore, an Acteon company, a contract concerning the TLP top tensioned riser (TTR) systems for the Moho Nord field development off Congo. 2H Offshore will be responsible for the riser delivery management, which includes design finalization…

Sinopec buys into BP's PSVM

Jun 26, 2013

Marathon Oil has agreed to sell its 10% working interest in Block 31, off Angola to China Petrochemical Corp. (Sinopec) for US $1.5 billion.. The companies anticipate closing 4Q 2013, with an effective date of January 1, 2013. The transaction will bring Sinopec’s stake in Block 31 to 15%…

ONGC takes Mozambique share

Jun 26, 2013

ONGC Videsh Ltd. (OVL) and Oil India Ltd. (OIL) have agreed to purchase Videocon Mauritius Energy Ltd.’s 10% share in the Rovuma Area 1 Offshore Block in Mozambique (Area 1) for US $2.47 million. The acquisition will give OVL 60% stake and OIL 40% stake in Area 1…

Total awards contracts for Egina field

Jun 25, 2013

FMC Technologies, Inc. was awarded a US $1.2 billion contract from Total Upstream Nigeria Ltd. for subsea equipment for the Egina field, and Saipem won a $3 billion contract for the subsea development of the field. The Egina field is located in Block OML 130 offshore Nigeria…

Contract wins for Worley

Jun 24, 2013

Australian engineering firm WorleyParsons has won two contracts, offshore Australia and on and offshore Africa. Worley Parsons is to provide brownfield engineering services to Chevron for the operator's west Australian assets, under a master services agreement lasting initially five years…

Sasoil, PetroSA to explore Orange basin

Jun 21, 2013

South Africa's national oil company, PetroSA, signed a Technical Cooperation Permit (TCP) for Block 3A/4A with Sasol. The block is located in the Orange basin, off the country's west coast. Block 3A/4A covers 19,066 sq km, with water depths ranging from 100-500m…

Total launches EGINA development

Jun 21, 2013

Total announced that its subsidiary, Total Upstream Nigeria Ltd. (TUPNI), operator of the OML 130 block, and co-venturers have obtained the necessary approvals from Nigerian National Petroleum Corp. (NNPC) to award the main EPC contracts to develop the offshore Egina field…

Chevron Confirms First Cargo from Angola LNG

Jun 18, 2013

Chevron Corporation’s subsidiary Cabinda Gulf Oil Co. Ltd. today confirmed that initial production of liquefied natural gas (LNG) has commenced at the Angola LNG project. Angola LNG is one of the largest energy projects on the African continent…

CEO Updates

Jun 14, 2013

Chesapeake Energy Corp. chose Robert Douglas Lawler, Anadarko’s senior vice president of international and deepwater operations, to replace Aubrey McClendon. Svein Arild Killingland joins Norwegian Energy Co. (Noreco) as its CEO, succeeding Einar Gjelsvik…

Lukoil increases Ivory Coast holdings

Jun 13, 2013

African independent oil and gas company Taleveras has agreed to farmout a 65% stake on its Block CI-504 off the Ivory Coast to a subsidiary of Russia's Lukoil.  Block CI-504 is close to the producing Baobab field, covering 399 sq km in 800-2100m deep water…

Gravity gradiometry has graduated!

Jun 12, 2013

Andrew McBarnet picks up on the growing enthusiasm for modern gravity gradiometry surveys to assist E&P oil and gas operations There’s definitely something stirring in the full-tensor gravity gradiometry (FTG) market for airborne and vessel surveys over onshore and offshore targets…

Chariot extends Morocco licenses

Jun 11, 2013

Chariot Oil & Gas Ltd and the Office National des Hydrocarbures et des Mines (ONHYM) agreed to a six month extension for the first phase of exploration on the Loukos, Casablanca and Safi licences, off Morocco. The license will now extend until January 11 2014…

Atwood Achiever heads to Morocco

Jun 10, 2013

Atwood Oceanics Inc. was awarded a drilling services contract for the  ultra-deepwater drillship Atwood Achiever by  a subsidiary of Kosmos Energy Ltd.for an exploration  program commencing in Morocco.  The contract specifies a base operating rate of about US $595…

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