Category archives for: Africa

Fugro Opens New Facility in Luanda, Angola

Fugro Opens New Facility in Luanda, Angola

To accommodate the future needs of the rapidly growing Angola offshore oil and gas industry Fugro has opened its new facility in the SONILS Oil Service Centre in Luanda. Angola is now the second largest oil producer in Sub-Saharan Africa, after Nigeria. The official opening of the facility on 10 July by Mrs Lilianne Ploumen, […]

N’Goma FPSO Ready to Sail Away

N’Goma FPSO Ready to Sail Away

The N’Goma FPSO is ready to sail away  to the offshore site block 15/06 in Angola, following the naming ceremony held yesterday at Port Amboim. It will then commence mooring and hook-up operations. Eni and its partners have met a key milestone towards the achievement of the first oil of West Hub Development Project, scheduled […]

Tullow Buys Interest in Cooper Block, Plans to Carry Out Enlarged 3D Seismic Program

Tullow Buys Interest in Cooper Block, Plans to Carry Out Enlarged 3D Seismic Program

Eco (Atlantic) Oil & Gas Ltd. announces that it has executed a Farm-out agreement with Tullow Kudu Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tullow Oil plc., pursuant to which Tullow has agreed to acquire up to a 40% working interest in Block 2012A, situated in the Walvis Basin, offshore Namibia (the “Cooper Block”). This Farm-In, […]

AGR Nets Well Management Contract Offshore Benin

AGR Nets Well Management Contract Offshore Benin

AGR has been awarded a contract to provide Well Project Management services to Dallas based ‘Hunt Oil’ for the drilling of one exploration well plus one future option well located in offshore Benin. AGR’s Executive Vice President, Ian Burdis, said: “AGR is pleased to continue its working relationship with Hunt Oil and is looking forward […]

Deep Down Bags Contract in West Africa

Deep Down Bags Contract in West Africa

Deep Down, Inc., an oilfield services company specializing in complex deepwater and ultra-deepwater oil production distribution system support services announced that it has been awarded a contract offshore West Africa. The contract is for the supply of vessel-based equipment and personnel at an umbilical and flexible flow line recovery and re-installation project. The contract has […]

Saipem Nets $600 Mln FPSO Contracts in Brazil and Angola

Saipem Nets $600 Mln FPSO Contracts in Brazil and Angola

Saipem has been awarded contracts for the extension of leasing and upgrading works of the Cidade de Vitoria FPSO (Floating Production Storage and Offloading vessel) in Brazil. The company has also been awarded a lease extension and operation contract for the Gimboa FPSO in Angola. These contracts are worth in total approximately $600 million. Saipem […]

African Petroleum Farms-Out 10 Pct Interest in Block CI-509 (Ivory Coast)

African Petroleum Farms-Out 10 Pct Interest in Block CI-509 (Ivory Coast)

African Petroleum Corporation Limited announces that it has entered into an agreement with Buried Hill Africa Limited (“Buried Hill”) to farm-out a 10% interest in Block CI-509 offshore Côte d’Ivoire in return for Buried Hill funding 21.1% of the cost of the next exploration well to be drilled on Block CI-509 and an additional cash […]

Tangiers Provides TAO-1 Well Update, Morocco

Tangiers Provides TAO-1 Well Update, Morocco

Tangiers Petroleum Limited provides an update on the drilling of the TAO-1 exploration well, located offshore Morocco. No major operational issues have occurred to date and the well is expected to intersect the Assaka and Trident objectives within 60 days from spud, as previously announced. As the well has been designated as “tight”, no information […]

African Petroleum to De-Risk Sierra Leone with 3D Survey

African Petroleum to De-Risk Sierra Leone with 3D Survey

African Petroleum Corporation announced that its wholly owned subsidiary African Petroleum Sierra Leone Limited has signed a contract to acquire more than 1,000 sq km of 3D seismic data on Block SL-4A-10, offshore Sierra Leone in addition to the existing 3D coverage. The seismic acquisition over Block SL-4A-10 is expected to commence in Q3 2014. […]

Tullow Has New Manager for Guinea

Tullow Has New Manager for Guinea

Hyperdynamics Corporation has announced that Tullow Guinea Ltd. (“Tullow”), has appointed Gilbert Yevi as its country manager for Guinea. Mr. Yevi previously served a leading role in the success of Tullow’s Jubilee Field in Ghana. The members of the Consortium and their participating interests in the Concession from the Government of Guinea granting exploration rights […]







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