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Shell Sees Nigeria Corruption Trial Lasting Many Months

Oct 11, 2018

Royal Dutch Shell expects a landmark corruption trial over a Nigerian oil deal to last many months, warning staff of continued critical media coverage in the $1.3 billion case, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters.Shell's Legal Director…

Angola Could Partially List Oil Company Sonangol

Oct 11, 2018

Angola, Africa's second largest crude producer, could partially list state oil company Sonangol, a spokesman for the ministry of mineral resources and oil said on Thursday.This follows comments by Mineral Resources and Oil Minister Diamantino Azevedo…

Azinam Abandons Namibia Offshore Well

Oct 11, 2018

Azinam, financially backed by private equity firm Seacrest Capital, will plug and abandon its Prospect S well in Petroleum Licence (PEL) 71 offshore Namibia, it said on Thursday.'The anticipated stacked target reservoirs were penetrated and the well encountered wet gas shows…

Tullow Hires Subsea 7 for Offshore Ghana

Oct 10, 2018

Subsea 7 S.A. announced the award of a contract by Tullow Ghana Limited on the Jubilee field, offshore Ghana, in water depths of up to 1000 meters.According to a press release from the London-headquartered subsea engineering company, the engineering…

Yinson's Knock Allan FPSO Contract Terminated

Oct 10, 2018

Malaysia’s Yinson Holdings Bhd has received the termination of an FPSO contract for its Knock Allan FPSO located on the Olowi field offshore Gabon.The oil and gas services company said in a press release that the contract with Canadian Natural Resources (CNR) International (Olowi) Ltd…

Eni to Acquire Half of BP's Libya Oil and Gas Assets

Oct 08, 2018

Italy's Eni has agreed to buy half of BP's 85 percent stake in a Libyan oil and gas licence with the aim of resuming exploration next year, the companies said on Monday.Eni will acquire the 42.5 percent stake and become the operator of the exploration…

Aker Solutions to Provide Brownfield Services for BP in Angola

Oct 04, 2018

Aker Solutions has been awarded a five-year agreement to supply brownfield modifications, maintenance and operations support for BP's Greater Plutonio and PSVM fields offshore Angola.The work scope covers the supply of engineering, procurement…

Magma inks m-pipe project with Tullow on TEN

Jan 09, 2018

Tullow Oil has awarded a contract to UK-based carbon composite pipe manufacturer Magma Global for 2.5km of flowline for the deepwater TEN project offshore Ghana.  TEN, which comprises the Tweneboa, Enyenra, Ntomme (TEN) fields, came onstream in August 2016 via MODEC’s Prof…

Spectrum starts first phase of Gabon survey

Jan 03, 2018

Spectrum, in collaboration with the Direction Generale des Hydrocarbures (DGH), has commenced the next phase of its shallow water 3D Multi-Client seismic acquisition campaign offshore Gabon with a 3D survey in the north of the country. The…

Tullow signs up Maersk drillship for Ghana drilling

Jan 03, 2018

Danish drilling rig operator Maersk Drilling has won a four-year contract with Tullow Oil for use of the deepwater drillship Maersk Venturer offshore Ghana. The contract, signed in December 2017, is expected to start in February 2018…

2018: Exploration outlook, wells to watch

Dec 28, 2017

It’s a smaller, more focused exploration world as we start 2018. Elaine Maslin discusses the main themes for 2018 with Wood Mackenzie’s Andrew Latham (First published in the January 2018 OE, access full issue here). Deepwater is very…

Saipem wins Angola's West Hub SURF

Dec 22, 2017

Saipem has signed a contract with Eni Angola in relation to the West Hub Development project in Angola, which incorporates the work orders previously assigned and communicated in 2016 and 2017 and adds the scope of work for the development of the Vandumbu field in Block 15/06…

2017: Exploration hot spots

Dec 21, 2017

Senegal and Mauritania are set for a raft of activity as two major projects move towards putting both countries on the deepwater map, while Cyprus waits in the wings. Elaine Maslin reports. (First published in the December 2017 OE.) Rokhaya Diallo Gunning…

Eni expands offshore Morocco footprint

Dec 20, 2017

Eni reported today (20 December) it has signed a Petroleum Agreement (PA) with the Moroccan State Company ONHYM to enter into the Tarfaya Offshore Shallow exploration permits I-XII in the Atlantic Ocean offshore the cities of Sidi Ifni, Tan Tan and Tarfaya…

TGS, SLB team up for Red Sea seismic

Dec 20, 2017

Work is expected to start mid-December on TGS and Schlumberger’s new 2D seismic project offshore Egypt. The project will comprise acquisition of a 10,000 km 2D long-offset broadband multiclient seismic survey. Advanced new acquisition and…

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