WorldOil Equatorial Guinea inks LNG sales, infrastructure agreement with Burkina Faso The Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons, representing the Government of Equatorial Guinea, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Government of Burkina Faso to supply the West African country with LNG and build critical infrastructure to import, store and transport gas. Xodus Group awarded two ESIA contracts offshore Senegal Xodus Group has been awarded two Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) contracts for projects in the Rufisque Offshore, Sangomar Offshore and Sangomar Deep Offshore (RSSD) blocks in Senegal, West Africa. Saipem awarded EandC contracts worth $370 million Eni Angola S.p.A. has awarded Saipem work orders in relation to the West Hub Development project as an addition to those previously assigned during 2016 and 2017. Angola oil minister says nation needs crude to rebound to $60 Angola’s Petroleum Minister Jose Maria Botelho de Vasconcelos said it’s essential for the southern African nation’s economy that oil prices rebound to $60/bbl this year. N-Sea announces inaugural Cameroonian contract Subsea IMR provider, N-Sea, has begun work in the Cameroonian offshore market, via a contract win with Dutch offshore lifting and transportation company, Jumbo Offshore. Kosmos Energy reports successful DST of Tortue-1 in Mauritania Kosmos Energy has announced that it has successfully completed the drill stem test (DST) of the Tortue-1 well, demonstrating that Tortue field is a world-class resource and confirming key development parameters, including well deliverability, reservoir connectivity, and fluid composition. Shell starts production at Gbaran-Ubie Phase 2 in Nigeria Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd joint venture has started production at Gbaran-Ubie Phase 2, a key project in Nigeria’s Niger Delta region. Fortuna FLNG offtake awarded to Gunvor The Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons (MMH), Ophir Equatorial Guinea (Block R) Ltd, OneLNG SA and La Compania Nacional De Petroleos De Guinea Ecuatorial (GEPetrol) have nominated Gunvor Group (Gunvor) as their preferred LNG buyer for offtake from the Fortuna FLNG project. Victoria Oil and Gas provides update on Logbaba drilling operations in Cameroon As of Aug. 16, Well La-107 has been successfully drilled to its planned TD of the 6-in. hole section at 3,180 m MD (3,166 m TVD) where the base of the Logbaba formation was encountered. KBR awarded pre-FEED contracts for BP’s Tortue project KBR, Inc., has announced that it has been awarded pre-front end engineering design (FEED) and project support services contracts by BP for the development of the Tortue/Ahmeyim field offshore Mauritania and Senegal.