Category archives for: Africa

Deepsea Metro 1 Completes Drilling of Sunbird-1 (Kenya)

Deepsea Metro 1 Completes Drilling of Sunbird-1 (Kenya)

Pancontinental Oil and Gas NL advises that the Sunbird-1 well off the southern Kenyan coast has been completed and the well has intersected a hydrocarbon-bearing zone in the top of the Sunbird Miocene Pinnacle Reef. Analysis of the zone itself and recovered hydrocarbon samples are continuing. Analysis of the wireline log data and the fluid […]

Polarcus Completes 3D Seismic Survey for Pancontinental Off Namibia

Polarcus Completes 3D Seismic Survey for Pancontinental Off Namibia

Pancontinental Oil & Gas NL advised that an extensive 3D seismic survey has been completed within its highly prospective offshore acreage in licence area EL 0037 offshore Namibia, southwest Africa. The 3D acquisition, over approximately of 3,000km2, covers a number of strong “Leads” that have already been mapped on existing 2D seismic data. A second […]

Aquaterra Energy Delivers CSP Solution for SAPETRO Off West Africa

Aquaterra Energy Delivers CSP Solution for SAPETRO Off West Africa

Following successful conclusion of a design competition, work is well underway at Aquaterra Energy to design, fabricate and install a minimum facilities Conductor Supported Platform (CSP) for South Atlantic Petroleum Benin S. A. (SAPETRO), off the West African coast. The contract was awarded following completion of a detailed pre-engineering design study by the Aquaterra Energy […]

GE’s Angola Joint Venture Delivers Subsea Equipment

GE’s Angola Joint Venture Delivers Subsea Equipment

GE Oil & Gas announced the first major equipment delivery by its Subsea Systems business, for a major operator, under a contract established by its Angolan joint venture (JV), GE-GLS Oil & Gas Angola Limited. A primarily localized workforce assembled the first of 16 subsea production trees, destined for a development in the Atlantic Ocean, […]

Sterling: No Oil at Bamboo-1 Well Offshore Cameroon

Sterling: No Oil at Bamboo-1 Well Offshore Cameroon

Sterling Energy Plc provided an update for the Ntem Concession, offshore Cameroon. Bamboo-1, the first exploration well to be drilled on the Ntem Concession commenced operations on 9 February 2014 and Murphy Cameroon Ntem Oil Co. Ltd (“Murphy”), the operator with 50% working interest, has confirmed that the well, located in 1,600 m of water, […]

Statoil Farms Down 15 Pct Interest in Angola Block 39

Statoil Farms Down 15 Pct Interest in Angola Block 39

Statoil has signed an agreement to farm down a 15% interest to WRG Angola Block 39 Limited  (“WRG”) in the Statoil-operated block 39 offshore Angola in the Kwanza pre-salt basin. WRG is a 50/50 joint venture comprising White Rose Energy Ventures and Genel Energy plc. “This is part of Statoil’s active portfolio management. The farm-down […]

Sanco Swift Begins 3D Seismic Acquisition for Chariot Off Morocco

Sanco Swift Begins 3D Seismic Acquisition for Chariot Off Morocco

Chariot Oil & Gas Limited, the Atlantic margins focused oil and gas exploration company, has in conjunction with its partner, ONHYM, commenced a 1,700km2 3D seismic survey across its areas of interest offshore Morocco. The Company has contracted Dolphin Geophysical AS to carry out the 3D seismic programme across all three of its Moroccan licence […]

Bumi Armada, Eni Ink Angola FPSO LoI Worth USD 2.9 Bln

Bumi Armada, Eni Ink Angola FPSO LoI Worth USD 2.9 Bln

Malaysia-based Bumi Armada Berhad has received a Letter of Intent (LoI) from eni Angola S.p.A, for the award of a contract for the chartering, operation and maintenance of a FPSO vessel to a consortium of Bumi Armada Offshore Holdings Limited and Angoil Bumi JV Limitada (ABJL) for deployment at Block 15/06, East Hub located offshore […]

Dolphin Awarded Seismic Survey Contract in East Africa

Dolphin Awarded Seismic Survey Contract in East Africa

Dolphin has been awarded a 3D seismic contract with a non-disclosed major Oil Company in East Africa. The survey, covering several areas to be explored, will be carried out with a Dolphin high-capacity 3D vessel capable of towing 12 or more seismic cables. Dolphin will commence the planned 4 months survey in September and it […]

Ophir Begins Gabon and Tanzania Operations, Bags Myanmar Licence

Ophir Begins Gabon and Tanzania Operations, Bags Myanmar Licence

Ophir Energy plc has been provisionally awarded a block in the Myanmar offshore licensing round. Separately, drilling operations have now commenced on both the Affanga Deep-1 well on the Gnondo Block, offshore Gabon and the Taachui well on Block 1, offshore Tanzania. Nick Cooper, CEO, commented: ”We are delighted to have been provisionally awarded this new […]







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