http://www.worldoil.com WorldOil Ghana approves Tullow gas-flaring request to support offshore development https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/2/14/ghana-approves-tullow-gas-flaring-request-to-support-offshore-development Ghana’s agreement with Tullow entitles the West African nation to free deliveries of gas that the company extracts with crude from its fields. BP awards Oceaneering two light well intervention projects offshore Angola https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/2/11/bp-awards-oceaneering-two-light-well-intervention-projects-offshore-angola BP has awarded Oceaneering a contract to provide comprehensive riserless light well intervention services offshore Angola in Blocks 18 and 31. Chevron selects Sea Swift platform for Lifua-A field offshore Angola https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/2/11/chevron-selects-sea-swift-platform-for-lifua-a-field-offshore-angola Sea Swift was chosen for its modular design to minimize build and implementation time and for the ability to fabricate the platform locally in Cabinda, Angola. Tullow to slash jobs, close offices after poor Africa and Guyana results https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/2/6/tullow-to-slash-jobs-close-offices-after-poor-africa-and-guyana-results Tullow Oil will reduce its headcount in Kenya by about 40% as part of a company-wide restructuring following poor performances at its Africa and Guyana operations. Senegal launches its first offshore license round https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/1/28/senegal-launches-its-first-offshore-license-round The first-ever licensing round comprises 12 blocks in the MSGBC basin, offshore Senegal. Companies will be able to submit bids over the coming six months, with final applications delivered to the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy at the latest by Friday, July 31st, 2020. New offshore projects revitalize flagging Angolan oil production https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/1/17/new-offshore-projects-revitalize-flagging-angolan-oil-production Oil production in Angola has slumped by a third in the past decade to less than 1.4 million barrels a day, reflecting years of underinvestment in new projects. Total taps Maersk Drilling for depth-record-setting Angola-Namibia campaign https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/1/14/total-taps-maersk-drilling-for-depth-record-setting-angola-namibia-campaign The well in Angola’s Block 48 will be drilled at a new world record water depth of 3,628 m. The current world record is 3,400 m, set by Maersk Voyager’s sister drillship Maersk Venturer when it drilled the Raya-1 well for Total offshore Uruguay in 2016. Senegal launches new 2020 offshore licensing round https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/1/14/senegal-launches-new-2020-offshore-licensing-round PETROSEN has partnered with TGS, GeoPartners and PGS to provide over 14,000 km of 2D data, over 10,000 km² of 3D data and over 50,000 km² of Multibeam data with associated shallow cores and geochemistry, to interested parties. Liberia to offer nine offshore West Africa blocks in new licensing round https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/1/7/liberia-to-offer-nine-offshore-west-africa-blocks-in-new-licensing-round The Liberia Petroleum Regulatory Authority has announced the launch of its next offshore licensing round in the Harper basin, one of the last unexplored and undrilled regions offshore West Africa. Oil tanker attacked, crew kidnapped offshore west Africa https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/12/16/oil-tanker-attacked-crew-kidnapped-offshore-west-africa An oil tanker was attacked on Sunday in West Africa’s Gulf of Guinea and most of its crew were kidnapped, the latest in a string of incidents highlighting the security risks to shipping in the region.