Seadrill has secured a nine-well contract with three options, each for two wells, for the West Gemini in West Africa. Total contract value for the firm portion of the contract is expected to be approximately $84 million with commencement expected in early Q4 2019 and running through Q4 2020.
Oil and gas activity is beginning to return to the Gulf of Mexico this week after Hurricane Barry swept through the region and up into Louisiana.
UK oilfield services firm Expro has been awarded a £16million contract to help decommission an offshore field for Malaysian operator Petronas.
Investors’ 11-year wait for the Nigerian government to open up Africa’s biggest crude industry may be over.
Aberdeenshire-headquartered Eland Oil & Gas has received approval from Nigeria's petroleum department for its Gbetiokun field development plan.
BP and its partners will pour further investment into a block off the coast of Angola as part of a pact that extends its production sharing agreement to 2032.
Energy giant BP has agreed to sell off its mature assets in Egypt’s Gulf of Suez for an undisclosed fee.
An investigation into a $10bn “scandal” involving BP’s purchase of stakes in gas licences off the coast of Senegal is being broadcast tonight.
A Scottish oil worker kidnapped by gunmen in the oil-rich Niger Delta region has been freed.
Royal Dutch Shell Plc is planning to acquire an oil-block stake in a second deal in South Africa’s relatively unexplored waters, months after a major discovery by Total SA boosted the country’s hydrocarbon prospects.
Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Eni SpA face additional corruption allegations over a Nigerian oil deal, after the West African country’s government said in a London lawsuit that it believes a handful of executives, including CEOs, were tied to more than $1billion in bribery payments.
A major military operation has been launched to rescue a Scottish oil worker who was kidnapped by gunmen in the restive, oil-rich Niger Delta region.
A Scottish worker has been kidnapped from an oil rig in Nigeria, according to a news report.
A new report alleges that Shell and Eni benefited ‘at the expense’ of the Nigerian people in a generous military-style contact in 2011.
While Mozambique is presently recovering from the destruction caused by Cyclone Idai, it has the potential to produce close to 10% of the current global market or 6x the LNG production of Angola.
Algerian protesters have rejected the interim leader named to replace former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, shouting "out with the system" as they called for the dismantling of the political hierarchy that has led Algeria for two decades.
An Aberdeenshire subsea excavation company has wrapped up its first project in Nigeria and established a base in the West African country.
Total has started production from the second floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) unit for its Kaombo project off Angola.
Total SA’s discovery of South Africa’s first oil in deep water could prove to be a bonanza for a country lacking crude reserves of its own and prompt a rush from other majors. That’s if they’re able to solve the engineering challenges of operating in one of the fastest ocean currents in the world.
UK energy service firm Petrofac has clinched a £750 million deal to provide engineering, procurement and construction services for a project in Algeria.
Italian oil firm Eni today announced a major discovery off Angola. The Agogo discovery is thought to hold 450-650 million barrels of oil. The well was drilled by the Poseidon drillship. Agogo follows other commercial discoveries at Kalimba and Afoxé. Eni operates the block with a 36.8% stake. Its partners are Sonangol and SSI Fifteen.
Fresh from his comfortable re-election, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari faces a huge hurdle to keep his vow to end the economy’s addiction to oil: win a lasting peace in the crude-rich Niger River delta.
Aberdeen-headquartered Exceed has secured a major contract to drill the first deepwater well off the coast of Guinea Bissau in West Africa.
McDermott International and Baker Hughes, a GE company have won contracts with BP for the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim natural gas project offshore Mauritania and Senegal.
A retired Swiss oil executive who previously said he had knowledge of illicit dealings over a Nigerian oil block involving Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Eni SpA reversed his statements at a trial in Milan Wednesday.