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Farstad gets GoM subsea contract

Nov 03, 2015

Image: Far Sentinel/Farstad Shipping Farstad Shipping has been awarded a three-year contract with up to three years options for CSV Far Sentinel by Subtec de C.V. for delivery of light construction work…

Ororo drilling gets approval

Nov 03, 2015

Nigeria’s Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) granted approval to partners Guarantee Petroleum, Sirius Petroleum, and Owena Oil & Gas to drill the proposed Ororo-2A well on the Ororo Field offshore Nigeria. The Ororo Field is located within OML 95…

Rex bails on Beehive

Oct 20, 2015

Rex International is withdrawing its 30% farm-in in WA-488-P exploration permit in the shallow water area of Western Austraila, in a new agreement with MEO Australia.  Image from Rex International…

Fugro Scout completes Middle East project

Oct 05, 2015

Fugro Scout, the new 83m geotechnical drilling vessel, has completed its maiden project in the Middle East. Since its maiden project in the Persian Gulf it has been successfully deployed in the Arabian Sea and the Red Sea, completing several…

Mexico's Round One, phase two "a success"

Sep 30, 2015

Nine bidders made up of individual companies and consortia bid in Mexico’s Round One, phase two today (30 September), in what Mexico's National Hydrocarbons Commission (CNH) is calling a success with three out of five winning bids in the shallow water areas of the Southeast basin…

Noble's Cheetah disappoints

Sep 25, 2015

Noble Energy will plug and abandon its Cheetah exploration well offshore Cameroon after finding both crude oil and natural gas shows in multiple non-commercial reservoir sands.  Noble said that results from the well are being integrated…

NOCK requests EOI for MC 3D survey

Sep 25, 2015

The National Oil Corp. of Kenya (NOCK) has invited expressions of interest (EOI) from eligible companies to acquire a multi-client 3D broadband seismic survey including processing over the shallow waters of the offshore Lamu basin, Kenya…

FAR ups Senegal stakes

Sep 24, 2015

Africa-focused explorer FAR has agreed a farm-in option deal with Trace Atlantic Oil on the shallow water Djiffere block offshore Senegal, containing at least one lead potentially containing 100 MMbbl, says FAR.  Djiffere sits adjacent to the prospective Rufisque…

WoodMac: Mexico's Round One is internationally competitive

Sep 17, 2015

On 14 September, Mexico's Finance Ministry announced the minimum acceptable bids for the shallow water development opportunities phase of Round One. Image of Round One. From CNH. Wood…

Tower Resources signs Thali PSC

Sep 16, 2015

Africa-focused Tower Resources announced the signing of the shallow water Thali (formerly known as Dissoni) production sharing contract (PSC), offshore Cameroon. The PSC signing ceremony took place on 15 September 2015 at the offices of Société Nationale des Hydrocarbures (SNH) in Yaoundé…

Tower grabs offshore Cameroon acreage

Sep 16, 2015

Africa-focused explorer Tower Resources says the down turn will offer it an opportunity to leverage lower seismic acquisition and drilling costs after is signed the shallow water Thali Production Sharing Contract (PSC), offshore Cameroon…

BSEE: Crew to blame for 2013 blowout

Sep 14, 2015

A new report from the US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) blamed the crew working Walter Oil & Gas’ South Timbalier Block 220 Well A-3, 55mi off Louisiana, for a well control incident that caused a blowout and fire onboard…

Inpex to drill off Japan in 2016

Jul 31, 2015

Japan’s Agency of Natural Resources and Energy has chosen Tokyo-based operator Inpex to drill an exploratory well in the country’s offshore waters in the Sea of Japan. Exploratory drilling will take place from May to August 2016, 80-86mi…

Sea Trucks wins Pemex contract

Jul 29, 2015

Image: Jascon 31/Sea Truck Group Sea Trucks Group has won a charter for the Jascon 31 in the Gulf of Mexico. The DP3 accommodation construction vessel will start sailing soon from West Africa to the Gulf of Mexico…

Talos consortia only Round One winner

Jul 16, 2015

The Talos Energy, Sierra Oil & Gas, and Premier Oil joint venture was the only winner at Mexico’s historic Round One, in which the consortia was awarded two blocks. Map of Blocks 2 and 7. From Premier…

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