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Offshore Cameroon Contract Goes to TechnipFMC
Thursday, March 05, 2020 TechnipFMC has won the lead FEED contract for the proposed shallow-water Etinde gas condensate field development.
Bowleven Granted 1 Year Extension to Bomono License Onshore Cameroon
Friday, April 22, 2016 Bowleven granted a 1 year extension to its existing Bomono exploration license, onshore Cameroon.
Kenya Set for Busy Year in Oil, Gas Exploration
Friday, April 01, 2016 Rigzone takes a look at planned oil and gas exploration activity in Kenya for 2016.
Bowleven Completes Flow Tests on Bomono Wells Onshore Cameroon
Friday, January 08, 2016 Bowleven says an extended flow test program at the Moambe and Zingana wells on the Bomono Permit, onshore Cameroon.
Bowleven: Zingana Begins Flowing Hydrocarbons
Tuesday, December 22, 2015 The Zingana well, located on the Bomono Permit in Cameroon, begins flowing hydrocarbons following the installation of testing equipment.
Bowleven 'Pleased' with Moambe Flow Test Results
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 Bowleven Chief Executive Kevin Hart states that the company is "pleased with the positive initial flow test results" at the Moambe well on the Bomono permit in Cameroon.
Bowleven Plans to Acquire KNDL, Ruvuma PSA Stakes
Thursday, November 19, 2015 Bowleven plans to acquire a 25% interest in the Kiliwani North Development License (KNDL) and a 50% interest in the Ruvuma PSA, in Tanzania.
Bowleven Operating Loss Widens, Pledges 'Significant' Activity in 2016
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 Bowleven's operating loss widens to $87.8 million as the company pledges to carry out "significant" operational activity in 2016.
Bowleven Appoints New Non-Executive Chairman
Wednesday, October 07, 2015 Bowleven plc appoints ex-ASCO ltd chairman William MacDonald Allan as its new non-executive chairman.
Bowleven Encounters Hydrocarbons Onshore Cameroon
Monday, September 28, 2015 Bowleven's Moambe exploration well, located on the Bomono Permit onshore Cameroon, encounters hydrocarbons.
Bowleven Spuds Moambe Well Onshore Cameroon
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 Bowleven commences drilling operations at the Moambe exploration well on the Bomono Permit, onshore Cameroon.
Bowleven Discovers Hydrocarbons Onshore Cameroon
Friday, July 24, 2015 Bowleven announces that Zingana, the first in a 2 well exploration program on the Bomono Permit onshore Cameroon, has discovered hydrocarbons.
Q&A: The Oil, Gas Investment Counter Cycle
Friday, July 17, 2015 Rigzone talks to Bowleven CEO Kevin Hart about the company's counter-cyclical investment approach during the current economic downturn.
Bowleven to Deepen Well Offshore Cameroon
Tuesday, November 01, 2011 Bowleven announced its intention to deepen the Sapele-3 exploration well drilling in the Douala Basin, offshore Cameroon.
Bowleven Strikes More Oil Offshore Cameroon
Friday, October 14, 2011 Bowleven announced the discovery of oil at the Sapele-3 exploration well drilling in the Douala Basin, offshore Cameroon.
Bowleven Spins Bit Offshore Cameroon
Thursday, August 11, 2011 Bowleven has commenced on the Sapele-3 well, Douala Basin, offshore Cameroon, with the Sapphire Driller jackup rig.
Bowleven Flows Oil at Sapele-2 Offshore Cameroon
Monday, August 01, 2011 "We are delighted to have now flowed oil on test from the Deep Omicron interval at both Sapele-1ST and Sapele-2 and to have achieved the first hydrocarbon flow from the Lower Omicron interval," said CEO Kevin Hart.
Bowleven Gets Exploratin Extension at Etinde Permit
Friday, July 08, 2011 Bowleven reported a one year extension to Etinde PSC exploration phase.
Bowleven's Sapele Sidetrack Tests Positive Offshore Cameroon
Thursday, June 09, 2011 Bowleven reported that light oil flowed during drill stem testing at the Sapele-1ST appraisal well drilling in the Douala Basin, offshore Cameroon.
Bowleven Hits Hydrocarbons Offshore Cameroon
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 Bowleven announced that the Sapele-1ST well drilling in the Douala Basin, offshore Cameroon has encountered a total of 23 meters of net hydrocarbon-bearing pay.
Bowleven Agrees to Option Agreement Extension for Etinde Permit
Friday, April 01, 2011 Bowleven has agreed an extension to the option agreement with Vitol in respect of the Etinde Permit.
Bowleven Briefs 2010 Results
Monday, March 28, 2011 "We are delighted with progress made towards our overarching objectives of exploring the significant potential of the Douala Basin and converting resources to reserves on Etinde," said Kevin Hart.
Bowleven Commences Drilling Sapele Sidetrack Offshore Cameroon
Monday, February 28, 2011 Bowleven announced that the Noble Tommy Craighead jackup has commenced drilling on the Sapele-1 sidetrack (Sapele-1ST), offshore Cameroon.
Bowleven Updates Ops Offshore Cameroon, Secures Rig for Etinde Exploration
Tuesday, February 08, 2011 Bowleven announced that the Sapele-1 exploration well has been cemented and is now being abandoned in advance of planned appraisal drilling.
Bowleven Hits Additional Hydrocarbon Pay Offshore Cameroon
Monday, January 10, 2011 Bowleven's Sapele-1 exploration well drilling in the Douala Basin has encountered further hydrocarbon-bearing pay.
Bowleven Encounters Additional Pay Offshore Cameroon
Thursday, November 25, 2010 Bowleven's Sapele-1 exploration well in the Douala Basin has encountered further log evaluated pay in the Miocene reservoir objective.
Bowleven Spies Hydrocarbons Offshore Cameroon
Tuesday, November 09, 2010 Bowleven announced that the Sapele-1 exploration well has made two potentially significant hydrocarbon discoveries in Miocene reservoirs based on the results of drilling and initial wireline logs and pressure data.
Bowleven Posts 3Q Preliminary Results for 2010
Tuesday, November 09, 2010 "We are delighted with the results so far of our drilling and seismic campaigns on Etinde. The momentum is building on our operations...offers multiple opportunities to create value for shareholders into 2011 and beyond," said Kevin Hart.
Bowleven, Vitol Agree on Revised Option Arrangement for Etinde
Friday, October 01, 2010 Bowleven has entered into a revised option agreement with Vitol in respect of the Etinde Permit, offshore Cameroon.
Bowleven Spuds Sapele Well Offshore Cameroon
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 Bowleven has commenced drilling operations on the Sapele-1 exploration well on block MLHP-5, Etinde Permit, offshore Cameroon.
Bowleven Eyes Commercial Development Offshore Cameroon
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 Bowleven has completed its planned testing program on the IE-3 appraisal well on the Etinde Permit, offshore Cameroon. Bowleven reported an increased likelihood of commercial development with oil.
Bowleven IDs Hydrocarbons Offshore Cameroon
Thursday, July 15, 2010 Bowleven announced that the IE-3 appraisal well has reached a final depth of 3,048 meters. The well result indicates that gas condensate has been encountered.
Vitol Secures Stake in Etinde Permit
Thursday, June 17, 2010 Bowleven announced that the Etinde Permit farm-out transaction entered into with Vitol has completed.
Bowleven Commences Drilling Offshore Cameroon
Tuesday, May 04, 2010 Bowleven has commenced drilling operations on the Etinde Permit (Etinde), offshore Cameroon.
Bowleven Gears Up for Etinde Drilling Campaign
Monday, March 29, 2010 "Our first two wells are drill ready and the rig, now contracted, is in Cameroon awaiting mobilization," noted Bowleven Chief Kevin Hart.
BowLeven Taps Plexus for Wellhead Systems, Services
Thursday, January 28, 2010 Plexus Holdings will supply its POS-GRIP wellhead systems and services to BowLeven for drilling offshore Cameroon.
Bowleven Signs LOI for Rig to Drill Offshore Cameroon
Monday, January 25, 2010 Bowleven signed a letter of intent for a rig for its planned drilling campaign on the Etinde Permit, offshore Cameroon.
Bowleven Zeroes in on African Operations
Thursday, September 03, 2009 "With financing now in place, primary focus can now return to the optimization of our asset base and we look forward to exploiting our opportunities into 2010," commented Bowleven Chief Executive Kevin Hart.
Bowleven Farms-Out Stake in Etinde Permit Offshore Cameroon
Wednesday, August 12, 2009 Bowleven has entered into a farm-out agreement with Vitol E&P Limited in respect of the Etinde Permit offshore Cameroon.
Bowleven Takeover Offers No Longer on the Table
Tuesday, April 07, 2009 Bowleven is no longer in discussions with any party regarding a potential offer for the Company.
BowLeven Inks Entinde PSC in Cameroon
Wednesday, December 24, 2008 The PSC, which includes a further three year extension phase commencing from the date of signature, was signed in Yaounde, Cameroon today.
Off the Table: Fred Olsen Terminates Agreement for FPSO Knock Taggart
Tuesday, December 16, 2008 Fred Olsen Production has terminated the contract for the provision of the FPSO Knock Taggart for the East Orovinyare field offshore Gabon.
Bowleven Boasts Successful Third Quarter Operations
Tuesday, November 04, 2008 Bowleven has announced its preliminary results for the year ended June 30, 2008.
Bowleven Negotiates Contract with SNH for Cameroon Permit
Monday, November 03, 2008 Bowleven has reached agreement in principle with SNH on the key terms of a production sharing contract for the Etinde Permit in Cameroon.
Bowleven Underscores Exploration, Operational Highlights for 2008
Tuesday, September 02, 2008 Bowleven has provided an operational update with highlights for the first half of 2008.
FOP, GGPC Enter Agreement for FPSO Knock Taggart Offshore Gabon
Thursday, August 28, 2008 Fred Olsen has entered into an agreement with GGPC Gabon (EOV) Limited for the provision of FPSO Knock Taggart for the East Orovinyare Field offshore Gabon.
Bowleven Tests Positive at Cameroon's IF-1r Discovery
Tuesday, August 26, 2008 Bowleven has completed a successful initial drill stem test (DST) on the IF-1r discovery. The well flowed an average rate of 3,371 barrels per day of 36 degrees API oil and 2.65 million standard cubic feet of associated gas per day.
Bowleven Wraps Up Logging on Cameroon Well
Thursday, July 31, 2008 Bowleven completed logging activities on the IF-1r exploration well. Based on initial petrophysical log evaluation, the well has encountered a potentially significant light oil column in the uppermost Isongo formation.
Bowleven Pepares Logging Operations for IF-1r Well in Cameroon
Friday, July 18, 2008 Bowleven reported that the IF-1r exploration well, which spudded on May 28, 2008, has been drilled to a target depth of 7,750 feet and preparations for logging operations are now underway.
Bowleven Spuds IF-1r Exploration Well in Cameroon
Wednesday, May 28, 2008 Bowleven's IF-1r exploration well has commenced drilling in Block MLHP-7 of the Etinde Permit in the Rio Del Rey Basin, offshore Cameroon, the company reports.