Regional News: West Africa
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Eni Finds 1B Barrels of Oil in Congo's Pre-Salt Play
Thursday, October 30, 2014 Eni says it had found around 1 billion barrels of oil equivalent in its shallow-water Marine XII block off the coast of Congo.
Petronas Carigali Extends BW Offshore's Contract for FPSO Berge Helene
Thursday, October 30, 2014 Petronas Carigali's unit extends BW Offshore's contract for FPSO Berge Helene for two years.
Ophir Energy Expands Offshore Gabon Footprint
Friday, October 24, 2014 Ophir Energy acquires two more blocks for exploration and production offshore Gabon.
Impact Scores a New License off West Africa
Friday, October 24, 2014 Impact Oil and Gas wins a new exploration license covering the AGC Profond block offshore Senegal and Guinea Bissau.
Chariot Opts Not to Pursue License for Namibian Blocks
Thursday, October 23, 2014 Chariot Oil & Gas deems exploration in the northern blocks offshore Namibia too high risk to justify further spending on a new license.
Shell Hits Gas in Pre-Salt Reservoir Offshore Gabon
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Shell discovers a "substantial" gas column offshore Gabon.
Shell Strikes Sales Deals For Nigerian Assets
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 Shell signs sales agreements for all the Nigerian oil assets it put up for sale following a 2013 review of its business in the West African country, a spokesman says.
Addax Extends Charter of Yinson's FPSO Knock Adoon for $39M
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 Addax extends contract with Yinson Holdings to charter FPSO Knock Adoon for work at the Antan field offshore Nigeria.
LDD Wraps Up Foundation Installation Gig Offshore Gabon
Monday, October 20, 2014 LDD, an Acteon company, finishes a specialist foundation installation for the Etame Marin block field expansion project, offshore Gabon, West Africa.
FAR Raises Funds for Senegal Drilling Program
Monday, October 20, 2014 FAR secures funds to advance a drilling program offshore Senegal in West Africa after raising $41 million through a share placement.
EMAS AMC Completes T&I Work on Gabon's Etame Marin Field Expansion
Thursday, October 16, 2014 EMAS AMC completes a $120 million transportation and installation contract for VAALCO's Etame Marin field expansion project offshore Gabon.
Maersk Deliverer Receives $378M Contract to Continue Work Offshore Angola
Thursday, October 16, 2014 Maersk Drilling clinches a $387 million two-year extension contract from Chevron for the Maersk Deliverer semisub to continue working at the Tombua Landana field offshore Angola.
Perenco Drills 'Encouraging' Well Offshore Gabon
Friday, October 10, 2014 Perenco's Sputnik-1 well produces "encouraging" results despite failing to find commercial hydrocarbons.
Polarcus: FAN-1 Opens Up West African Coastline for Exploration
Thursday, October 09, 2014 Seismic survey operator Polarcus says Cairn Energy's recent FAN-1 oil discovery offshore Senegal could open up exploration along 500 miles of West African coastline.
Cairn Well Makes 'Substantial' Oil Find Offshore Senegal
Tuesday, October 07, 2014 Cairn Energy reports that its FAN-1 exploration well has found up to 2.5 billion barrels of oil.
Ivory Coast To Seek Investors For Deepwater Oil Blocks
Tuesday, October 07, 2014 Ivory Coast will seek investors in its available offshore oil acreage at a promotional event in Texas next week, a senior oil ministry official says.
Petrosen Draft: Kosmos To Buy Into Senegal Offshore Blocks For $400M
Monday, October 06, 2014 Kosmos Energy is set to sign a $400 million "farm-in" agreement with Petrosen and Timis Corp to take a 60% stake in the Cayar and St. Louis offshore blocks that they operate.
Kosmos to Buy into Senegal Offshore Blocks for $400M
Saturday, October 04, 2014 Kosmos Energy is set to spend $400 million on a farm-in deal to take a 60-percent stake in the Cayar and St Louis blocks, offshore Senegal, according to a draft Petrosen document.
Exxon CEO Sees Some Disruption From Ebola Outbreak
Thursday, October 02, 2014 ExxonMobil has seen some of its oil and gas activities in West Africa disrupted by the Ebola outbreak, including plans to drill offshore Liberia, the company's chief executive officer Tillerson says.