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Equatorial Guinea to Offer Ophir's Old Blocks

Feb 05, 2019

Equatorial Guinea will offer offshore Block R with the related Fortuna gas development project in the April licensing round, after the concession was reclaimed from Ophir Energy Plc, the oil minister said on Tuesday.Gabriel Obiang Lima told…

PetroRio Wants Petrobras' Frade Stake

Feb 04, 2019

Brazilian independent oil firm PetroRio SA, which already owns 70 percent of the Frade oil field, has approached Petrobras about buying its 30 percent stake in the field, a person familiar with the matter said.PetroRio recently signed a deal…

Deepwater Oil Output to Reach 10 mb/d in 2019

Feb 01, 2019

Global deepwater oil production was expected to grow 700,000 barrels  per day (b/d) this year to hit a record high of more than 10 million b/d.Norwegian research group Rystad Energy said that it 'expects global deepwater production to reach record high level and surpass 10 million bb/d…

FPSO P-67 Starts Production at Lula

Feb 01, 2019

Petrobras announced Friday it has started producing oil and natural gas through the P-67 floating, production, storage and offloading unit (FPSO), in the deepwater Lula Norte area, in the pre-salt of Santos Basin offshore Brazil.The FPSO is located approximately 260 kilometers off Rio de Janeirot…

Tanzania Offshore Puts Off Potential Suitors

Jan 31, 2019

Tanzania could be preparing for yet another licensing round of its offshore oil and gas blocks in the second quarter of 2019, more than four years after the last auction did not yield the anticipated results on the back of the country's complex regulatory regime…

Project Azul Phase II Ready to Launch

Jan 30, 2019

The massive Libra pre-salt area, which was originally believed to contain at least volumes of between 8 billion and 12 billion boe, started production at the end of 2017. Located within the Santos Basin, over 200 kilometers off the coast of Rio de Janeiro…

PetroRio Buys Chevron’s Frade Stake

Jan 30, 2019

Brazilian independent PetroRio announced Wednesday that it has acquired Chevron’s stake in the deepwater Frade field in the Campos Basin offshore Brazil for an undisclosed sum.The share purchase agreement sees the U.S. supermajor sell its 51…

Prelude FLNG's Rise

Jan 30, 2019

When at plateau production, Prelude FLNG — the world’s largest floating producer of liquefied natural gas, or LNG — will fill one shipborne cargo every week. As production ramps up from test volumes, there’s the dawning realization of a dramatic shift in LNG markets…

Total Plans Biggest Exploration Drive in Years

Jan 29, 2019

Total is launching its biggest exploration campaign for years in 2019 as part of a turnaround plan that is ditching the company's focus on risky long-shots in favor of areas known to contain commercial levels of oil or gas.The French major aims to drill 23 wells this year…

IRM at Mad Dog

Jan 29, 2019

Keeping operations humming on an oil production spar with an integrated drilling rig requires a lot of planning. The inspections, repairs and maintenance plan for the deepwater Mad Dog facility adheres to BP’s risk-based approach but is tailored…

McDermott Wins Subsea Tieback Work for Stonefly

Jan 28, 2019

McDermott International announced Monday it has secured a contract from LLOG Exploration Company to install the subsea infrastructure to support a two well subsea tieback from the Stonefly development site to the Ram Powell platform approximately…

Senegal Awards LNG, Oil Advisory Job to Doris Engineering

Jan 27, 2019

French engineering services provider Doris Engineering has been awarded an advisor contract by the Senegalese ministry of petroleum and energies for the development of oil & gas projects offshore Senegal.This two-year mission consists in reviewing…

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…

Analyzing the Petrobras & Total Strategic Alliance

Jan 23, 2019

Total is an acknowledged subsea and deepwater exploration and production (E&P) pioneer, having begun to explore subsea technology in the late 1960s, and being one of the early players in the deepwater scene with the Girassol field located in Block 17…

CGG Survey Favours Gabon's Offshore Expansion

Jan 21, 2019

Geoscience company CGG is extending its Gabon multiclient data footprint with a 9,800-km offset 2D seismic survey in an unexplored deepwater area of the South basin.The integrated Geoscience company said it is building on the recent success of its 25…

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