Category archives for: Africa

Energy Searcher Drillship Resumes Operations on Oyo Field, Nigeria

Energy Searcher Drillship Resumes Operations on Oyo Field, Nigeria

Northern Offshore’s drillship Energy Searcher, under contract in Nigeria, resumed normal operations on September 23, following repairs to the control hoses to the unit’s blowout preventer. Earlier this month the drillship experienced technical problems with the control hoses to the unit’s blowout preventer. New hoses have now  been installed, and the BOP is fully function […]

CGG Wins 3D Seismic Gig Off Gabon

CGG Wins 3D Seismic Gig Off Gabon

CGG has signed an exclusive multi-client data agreement with the Ministère du Pétrole et des Hydrocarbures of the Republic of Gabon. As a result of this agreement, CGG is launching a new multi-client survey program to acquire 35,000 km2 of BroadSeisTM 3D data over the latest available and awarded deepwater blocks offshore Gabon and 9,900 km […]

Eni Secures New Offshore Blocks (Egypt)

Eni Secures New Offshore Blocks (Egypt)

Eni was the successful bidder of new exploration licenses in Egypt as a result of the competitive 2013 EGAS bid round. The new licenses will be formally awarded soon, after the ratification and finalization of the Concession Agreements. As a result of the EGAS bid round, Eni will become the operator of Block 9 and […]

Tangiers Pulls Out of Tarfaya Block (Morocco)

Tangiers Pulls Out of Tarfaya Block (Morocco)

Tangiers Petroleum has finalised its financial obligations in relation to the drilling of the TAO-1 well, being a total of US$18.56 million. This has been funded by the Company’s cash position and leaves Tangiers with a cash balance of approximately $1.25m. The final cost of the TAO-1 well was in excess of the Company’s internal budget. This […]

Aquaterra Energy’s New Appointment Reinforces Its MENA Presence

Aquaterra Energy’s New Appointment Reinforces Its MENA Presence

The appointment of Steve Molloy as Regional Manager for the Middle East and North Africa at Aquaterra Energy has reinforced the company’s presence in the region. Molloy will be responsible for developing new growth for the offshore engineering solutions specialist’s products and services from its office in Dubai. Molloy has held previous roles as Middle […]

Petroceltic, Edison Awarded New Exploration Licence (Egypt)

Petroceltic, Edison Awarded New Exploration Licence (Egypt)

Petroceltic International’s joint venture comprising Petroceltic and Edison International Spa (Edison) has secured the North Port Fouad Block, in the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company 2013 International Bid Round. North Port Fouad (Block 7), is located offshore the Nile Delta and lies to the north of, and immediately adjacent to, the North Thekah Block, which was awarded […]

Polarcus Inks LoI for West Africa 3D Seismic Survey

Polarcus Inks LoI for West Africa 3D Seismic Survey

Polarcus Limited announces that the Company has signed a Letter of Intent (“LOI”) with an undisclosed client for a 3D marine seismic acquisition project offshore West Africa. The project, subject to the execution of a service contract, will commence in Q4 2014 and is expected to run for approximately 3.5 months. Polarcus is a pure […]

VIDEO: FMC Technologies ‘Happy’ Parody

VIDEO: FMC Technologies ‘Happy’ Parody

FMC Technologies’ western region subsea employees have celebrate the company’s global quality month with a parody of Pharrell Williams’ song “Happy”. FMC Technologies employees in Ghana also celebrated the commissioning of newly expanded Subsea base in Takoradi last week. Local employees were joined by Executive Vice President and COO Doug Pferdehirt along with customers and […]

RWE Dea Granted Two New Blocks Off Egypt

RWE Dea Granted Two New Blocks Off Egypt

RWE Dea has been awarded two new offshore concessions with operatorship by the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC). The concessions are located in the Gulf of Suez, where the company is producing oil as operator for more than 30 years. Dea will become operator of two new concessions in the Gulf of Suez. Dea will […]

Eni Hits Oil in Ochigufu Well (Angola)

Eni Hits Oil in Ochigufu Well (Angola)

Eni has made a new oil discovery in Block 15/06, in the Ochigufu exploration prospect, in deep water offshore Angola. Oghigufu is the 10th commercial oil discovery made in Block 15/06. The new discovery is estimated to contain 300 million barrels of oil in place. Ochigufu 1 NFW well, which has led to the discovery, […]







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