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Changing the Rules of the Game in Africa

Jan 24, 2019

Africa's offshore oil and gas potential remains largely unexploited, and 2019 may turn out to be a good indicator on whether countries with shallow-, deep- and ultra-deepwater hydrocarbon resources can make headway in attracting exploration and production investments…

Total Green-lights Ikike Oil Project in Nigeria

Jan 21, 2019

French oil group Total will approve plans to proceed with the Ikike project in Nigeria in the coming months, and also aims to expand its liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in the country, CEO Patrick Pouyanne said on Monday.Total is one of the strongest players in the African oil sector…

BP Goes Global with Seismic Tech

Jan 18, 2019

Buoyed by the success of seismic imaging that found an extra billion barrels of oil in the Gulf of Mexico, BP is looking to take its latest technology to Angola and Brazil.The software used in the Gulf, based on an algorithm created by Xukai Shen…

Tullow Eyes Additional Wells Offshore Ghana

Jan 17, 2019

London-based Tullow Oil has unveiled plans to drill for oil and gas in Ghana's offshore Tweneboa Enyenra Ntomme (TEN) oil fields in the deepwater Tano Block as the company embarks on a work program that could see it increase its production in West Africa by 10% in 2019…

Setback for Ophir Energy in Equatorial Guinea

Jan 10, 2019

London-listed Ophir Energy has suffered a major setback on its offshore investment plan in Equatorial Guinea after the country's Ministry of Mines and Hydriocarbons (MMH) declined the company's request to extend Block R licence that expired on December 31…

Subsea Intervention Outlook 2019

Jan 08, 2019

Subsea intervention is going to be big in 2019, just not where you were expecting. David Carr, Senior Vice President - International Development at Helix Energy Solutions Group, gives his forecast for 2019.Around this time of year, the papers are full of forecasts…

Sapura Reports Raft of New Contracts

Jan 07, 2019

Malaysian services company Sapura Energy Berhad announced Monday it has secured RM760 million ($184.6 million) in contract wins for its drilling and engineering & construction businesses. The latest achievements have lifted the value of contract wins to RM9…

Ophir Loses Block R Licence, Equatorial Guinea

Jan 06, 2019

London-based oil and gas exploration and production company Ophir Energy said that it has received notification from the Equatorial Guinea Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons that the Block R Licence, which contains the Fortuna gas discovery…

Sirius Pushes Back Nigeria Work Plan

Jan 02, 2019

Nigeria-focused listed oil and gas development and production company Sirius Petroleum has put off for the third time the planned spud of a second gas well in the Ororo oil field located in the prolific Niger Delta to an indefinite date after a contracted jack-up rig became unavailable…

Total Starts Production at Egina Oilfield

Jan 02, 2019

Total SA said on Wednesday it had started production from the Egina oilfield off Nigeria's coast, part of a shift by the French energy firm towards deepwater oil and gas projects to its drive cashflow.Output from Egina, which is located in waters about 1…

Ophir Gets Takeover Interest from Medco Energi

Dec 31, 2018

Britain's Ophir Energy said on Monday it is in discussions for a possible all-cash takeover offer with a unit of Indonesia's Medco Energi Internasional Tbk PT.Ophir, an upstream oil and gas exploration and production company focused on Asia and Africa…

Ophir Awaiting Fortuna Block Extension

Dec 31, 2018

Ophir Energy said it is still awaiting a response from Equatorial Guinea's Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons (MMH) with regards to its request for an extension of the Block R licence, where Africa's first deepwater independent floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) project is planned…

Rovuma LNG Moves Toward FID in 2019

Dec 28, 2018

Partners in the Rovuma liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Mozambique say they are moving “rapidly” toward a final investment decision (FID) for the first phase of the project in 2019 after securing LNG offtake commitments from buyers.The project will produce…

Total Spuds Brulpadda Re-entry Well

Dec 27, 2018

French oil major Total has started drilling the Brulpadda-1AX re-entry well on Block 11B/12B offshore South Africa.The news was announced Thursday by Canadian oil and gas company Africa Energy Corp., who holds a 4.9 percent percent effective interest in Block 11B/12B…

Africa's FPSO Market Destined for Growth

Dec 27, 2018

Despite the lingering volatility of global commodity prices, Africa's offshore oil and gas industry has continued to expand, albeit not as fast, opening up more market opportunities for floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel manufacturers and suppliers…

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