Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo) has started production from the Bonga Phase 3 project.
Noble Energy’s Cheetah exploration well, in the Tilapia license offshore Cameroon, reached the targeted Cretaceous interval and is being plugged and abandoned. The well encountered both crude oil and natural gas shows in multiple non-commercial reservoir sands.
Technip’s wholly owned subsidiaries Technip Umbilicals Ltd. and Angoflex Ltda. have been awarded a contract by Eni to supply umbilicals to the Block 15/06 East Hub Development offshore Angola.
Harkand, a global inspection, repair, maintenance (IRM) and light construction company, has united its African presence with the appointment of Doug Fieldgate as the general manager for Africa.
TGS and the African Petroleum Producers’ Association (APPA) have signed a Letter of Intent to harmonize the stratigraphic nomenclature of the sedimentary basins of 13 countries in Africa.
Nexans has been awarded a contract to deliver 48 km of static umbilicals to BP, and partner DEA, for the West Nile Delta Taurus Libra project in Egypt.
VAALCO Energy reports that the North Tchibala 1-H well, the first development well drilled by VAALCO in North Tchibala field, was brought online at a rate slightly in excess of 3,000 bopd (gross).
Kenya and Uganda ended months of debate in August to sign an agreement on an oil pipeline costing almost $4 billion. Finding the money to build it and companies to start pumping crude may be a harder task.
Exxon Mobil announced Wednesday that its subsidiary, Esso Exploration and Production Nigeria Limited, has started oil production ahead of schedule at the Erha North Phase 2 project offshore Nigeria.
Libya’s internationally recognized government plans to boost oil production five-fold and will punish companies working with a rival cabinet striving to control the divided North African nation’s crude deposits.
Tower Resources, the Africa-focused oil and gas exploration company, has signed the shallow water Thali (formerly known as “Dissoni”) Production Sharing Contract (PSC), offshore Cameroon.
A new joint venture between Harkand and Consolidated Shipping Agencies has resulted in its first contract win in Ghana, West Africa.
Aker Solutions has appointed David Clark as regional president for the UK and Africa. He will oversee an expansion and support operations in these key markets.
Newly reprocessed vintage seismic data, covering an area rich with discoveries, offers operators the chance to capitalize on an under-explored area offshore West Africa.
A potential boost in natural gas supply from Iran and Egypt may exacerbate a worldwide glut, reshape the global market and threaten U.S. export ambitions, according to Citigroup Inc.
Puntland Petroleum Minerals Agency (PPMA) has awarded ION Geophysical Corporation a contract to acquire 8,000 km of seismic data covering the entire Somalia Puntland offshore margin.
Nigeria’s state oil company is set to deploy drones to check the movements of ships in the country’s waters in a bid to free Africa’s largest crude producer from theft of the commodity within eight months.
ION Geophysical and the Tanzanian Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC) announced Tuesday that TPDC has awarded ION a contract to acquire 4,058 km of 2D seismic, gravity and magnetic data over offshore Blocks 4/1B and 4/1C in the Rovuma Delta region.
Anadarko Petroleum Corp. has clinched almost all the supply accords it needs to bring a natural-gas project in Mozambique to fruition and is awaiting state consent to export the fuel as U.S. competition gathers pace.
Sonangol and Cobalt International Energy have announced the signing of a sale and purchase agreement for Sonangol to acquire all of Cobalt’s 40% participating interest in Blocks 21/09 and 20/11 offshore Angola for $1.75 billion.