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Eni Makes Major Discovery Offshore Côte d'Ivoire

Mar 08, 2024

Italian energy giant Eni has made a significant oil and gas discovery in block CI-205, offshore Côte d'Ivoire, in West Africa.The discovery, named Calao, stands as the second largest in the country, following the Baleine field discovered by Eni in September 2021.It was made with exploration well Murene 1X, drilled with the Saipem-managed 12,000-ft drillship Deep Value Driller. Eni operates block CI-205 in partnership with state oil company Petroci Holding…

Vaalco Plans Baobab FPSO Upgrade Following Svenska Petroleum Acquisition

Feb 29, 2024

U.S. based oil and gas company Vaalco has entered a sales and purchase agreement to acquire Svenska Petroleum Exploration, including its non-operated interest in the producing deepwater Baobab field offshore Ivory Coast, for the gross amount of $66…

BP Welcomes FLNG Gimi in West Africa

Feb 15, 2024

The floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) vessel Gimi, that is a core component of the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim (GTA) LNG project, has arrived at its destination on the Mauritania and Senegal maritime border.The FLNG vessel Gimi is at the heart of the GTA Phase 1 development…

Trident Terminates Island Innovator Rig Contract Offshore Equatorial Guinea

Feb 09, 2024

The contract for the Island Drilling’s semi-submersible Island Innovator rig has been terminated by Trident Energy due to safety concerns, putting the drilling campaign at the Block G, offshore Equatorial Guinea, on pause.The decision to terminate…

Island Innovator Kicks Off Infill Drilling Ops Offshore Equatorial Guinea

Jan 22, 2024

The three-well infill drilling campaign at Equatorial Guinea’s offshore Block G – operated by Trident Energy, with partners Panoro, Kosmos Energy and GEPetrol – has started, using the Island Innovator semi-submersible drilling rig.The first…

Wison Takes Charge of Pre-FEED for Two FLNGs in Nigeria

Jan 22, 2024

Wison New Energies has been appointed to lead the design validation and preliminary front-end engineering and design (Pre-FEED) for two 3MTPA floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) units in Nigeria.The agreement covers the design validation and…

Azule Energy to Use FutureOn’s Digital Twin Software on Four Oil Projects

Jan 11, 2024

Angola-based Azule Energy has awarded a three-year contract with extension options to Norwegian company FutureOn for its FieldTwin digital design and visualization platform.Azule Energy – a standalone integrated energy company combining the…

Petrofac Gets Multi-Million Contract from BP for West Africa Ops

Jan 08, 2024

Oilfield services company Petrofac has secured a four-year operations services contract from BP for its Greater Tortue Ahmeyim (GTA) natural gas project in Mauritania and Senegal.The multi-million-dollar Master Services Agreement covers a wide scope of services…

Zenith Bids for Benin's Largest Oilfield

Sep 23, 2022

Zenith Energy has made an offer to the Republic of Benin operate Block 1 containing the 'largest and most prospective oilfield in the country'. The shallow water block in the Gulf of Guinea contains the Sèmè oilfield, which was discovered in 1968 and produced for 14 years…

ENI Ups Ivory Coast Field Estimates

Jul 29, 2022

Italian explorer Eni has reported 'excellent results' from its latest exploration well offshore Ivory Coast, West Africa, resulting in a 25% increase in the resource estimate for the Baleine field. The Baleine East 1X well was the first exploration…

Down But Not Out: Aker Energy Committed to Developing Ghana Offshore Oil Field Despite Delay

Jun 05, 2020

Norwegian oil firm Aker Energy, which operates the Pecan offshore oil field development offshore Ghana, is not giving up on the project, despite having recently delayed a Final Investment Decision 'indefinitely' due to the plunge in oil prices…

Falcon ROV Chosen for Project off West Africa

May 06, 2020

A service provider in the West African offshore energy sector has ordered a Saab Seaeye Falcon, fully fitted for survey work.Lucas Inyama, Technical Director of Nigeria-based Geocadinal Integrated Services, said, “We ordered a survey customized…

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