An emerging sweet spot for the oil and gas industry, Africa is accelerating exploration and production developments in both its onshore and offshore sectors. National oil corporations are partnering with industry heavyweights from around the globe to rebuild infrastructure in the world's second largest continent. Vast oil and gas reserves are harnessed within Africa's respective countries, as well as the surrounding waters of the Mediterranean Sea to the north, the Suez Canal and Red Sea to the northeast, the Indian Ocean to the southeast and the Atlantic Sea to the west.
Coiled tubing is a continuous length of flexible pipe wound on a spool that is straightened prior to pushing into a wellbore. There are a number of well intervention operations that can be achieved via coiled tubing, and it is sometimes used as production tubing in depleted gas wells. It is often more cost and time-effective than having to remove tubing from the well, as coiled tubing can be inserted into the tubing against the pressure of the well. Another advantage versus wirelining, is the ability to pump chemicals through the coil.