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Chevron Extends Shelf Drilling's Jack-Up Stay in West Africa

Jun 05, 2024

Offshore drilling firm Shelf Drilling has secured a contract from Chevron's Angola subsidiary for its Shelf Drilling Tenacious jack-up rig for drilling operations offshore West Africa.The total added value of the contract is $66 million, according to Shelf Drilling…

FPSO for BP’s GTA LNG Project Reaches its Destination Offshore West Africa

Jun 04, 2024

The floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel, a key component of the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim (GTA) Phase 1 LNG development, has arrived at its final location offshore Mauritania and Senegal.Following completion of its construction at the COSCO Qidong Shipyard in China…

Morocco to Tender for Floating LNG Terminal

Jun 03, 2024

Morocco plans to launch a tender this summer to build a floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in the northeastern Nador West Med port, the energy ministry's head of oil and gas said on Friday.The ministry expects to reach financial close in 2025 with construction…

BW Energy Raises Hibiscus Field Reserve Estimates Following Latest Oil Discovery

Jun 03, 2024

BW Energy has increased recoverable reserves estimates for the Hibiscus field, offshore Gabon, following the recent oil discovery on the northern flank of the field.BW Energy has now concluded the drilling and the logging of the DHIBM-7P pilot well…

China’s CNOOC Acquires Five Offshore Blocks in Mozambique

May 24, 2024

China’s state-run China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) has through its wholly owned subsidiaries acquired five offshore oil and gas blocks in Mozambique.CNOOC’s subsidiaries have entered into petroleum exploration and production concession…

Galp Sells Its Upstream Assets in Mozambique to ADNOC

May 22, 2024

Portuguese energy firm Galp has signed an agreement with Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) for the sale of 10% stake in Area 4, offshore Mozambique.Area 4 includes Coral Sul FLNG, in operation since 2022, as well as the prospective Coral North FLNG and Rovuma LNG onshore developments…

Saipem Scoops $3.7B for Work on TotalEnergies’ Kaminho Field

May 21, 2024

Saipem has been awarded three new contracts by TotalEnergies for the Kaminho project, relating to the development of Cameia and Golfinho oil fields offshore Angola, worth $3.7 billion.The first of the contracts, awarded by TotalEnergies' subsidiary TotalEnergies EP Angola Block 20…

Perenco Marks First Exploration Success Offshore Congo in Three Decades

May 21, 2024

Muanda International Oil Company (MIOC), Perenco’s Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) subsidiary, has drilled two exploration wells to date in 2024, making the first exploration discovery offshore the country in almost thirty years.Using…

BW Energy Strikes Oil in Northern Flank of Gabon’s Hibiscus Field

May 21, 2024

BW Energy has made a ‘substantial’ oil discovery with good reservoir quality in the DHIBM-7P pilot well drilled to appraise the northern flank of the Hibiscus field, offshore Gabon.BW Energy said it plans to complete the well as a production well later in 2024…

TotalEnergies Makes FID for Kaminho Deepwater Project Offshore Angola

May 21, 2024

TotalEnergies, along with its partners Petronas and Sonangol, has made a Final Investment Decision (FID) for the Kaminho project to develop the Cameia and Golfinho fields offshore Angola.Located 100 km off the coast of Angola in 1,700 m water-depth…

Saipem Secures $850M Contract from Eni-BP Joint Venture Offshore Angola

May 17, 2024

Italian offshore energy services firm Saipem has secured a contract from Azule Energy, a joint venture between Eni and BP, for the development of Ndungu field as part of Agogo Integrated West Hub Project, offshore Angola.Saipem’s scope of work entails the engineering…

ExxonMobil Strikes Oil Offshore Angola

May 15, 2024

ExxonMobil and its partners have made an oil discovery at Block 15 offshore Angola, while drilling the exploration well located in the Kizomba B development area.The discovery was made while drilling the Likembe-01 well in Block 15, operated by ExxonMobil…

CGG to Support Discoveries Off Africa with Two New 3D Reimaging Projects

May 14, 2024

French marine seismic firm CGG, in collaboration with Côte d’Ivoire's Direction Générale des Hydrocarbures (DGH) and Petroci, has set out plans for two new multi-client 3D reimaging programs off Africa.The programs include CDI24 Phase I (3,120 km²) and Phase II (6…

QatarEnergy Joins ExxonMobil in Two Exploration Blocks Offshore Egypt

May 13, 2024

QatarEnergy has signed a farm-in agreement with ExxonMobil to acquire a 40% participating interest in two exploration blocks offshore Egypt.Under the terms of the agreement, which is subject to customary approvals by the government of Egypt…

PGS Secures Survey Work in West Africa

May 10, 2024

Norwegian seismic company PGS has secured a 4D survey contract for an international energy client in West Africa.The mobilization for the work is scheduled for early September 2024. The contract has a total duration of approximately 65 days…

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