Chevron has found gas off Egypt at its Nargis block, according to Welligence Energy Analytics.
Rigs & Vessels
Yinson Production has agreed to work on the Agogo FPSO for Azule Energy, in Angola’s Block 15/06.
Sonangol has begun building a second oil tanker, following an oil cutting ceremony in South Korea on November 28.
ExxonMobil is “working towards” decommissioning its Zafiro Producer unit, offshore Equatorial Guinea.
Workers from Ponticelli Frères are going to work on TotalEnergies’ Alima FPU, in Congo Brazzaville, for a planned 16 days of maintenance.
Perenco has reported drilling success at its PNGF Sud licence, in Congo Brazzaville, potentially opening a new play.
Companies building the Sangomar FPSO have completed their work, keeping the Senegalese field on schedule for start in late 2023.
Eni has begun drilling the Thuraya prospect, offshore Egypt, hoping to replicate the success of its major Zohr find.
South Africa is dusting off seismic plans once more as it aims to launch a licensing round, following the passage of long delayed upstream laws.
BP has picked a Valaris rig to drill four wells offshore Egypt, starting late in the third or early in the fourth quarter of 2023.
Shelf Drilling has extended a contract with Chevron in Angola for the Shelf Drilling Tenacious.
Eco Atlantic Oil and Gas (LSE:ECO) has declared the Gazania-1 well non-commercial in a knock for offshore South Africa’s hopes.
UTM Offshore has signed a front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract for a floating LNG (FLNG) project offshore Nigeria.
Tullow Oil expects to begin drilling wells on Jubilee South East this quarter, with the aim of boosting production beyond 100,000 barrels per day in 2025.
Partners in Nigeria’s OML 127 and 130 continue to work on conversion to new terms – with success potentially triggering approval for the Preowei discovery.
Saipem has won three new drilling contracts in the Middle East, and two in West Africa, with a total value of $800 million.
Coral Sul has exported its first LNG cargo, bringing Mozambique into the exclusive club of liquefied gas exporters.
Equatorial Guinea has said it will send the Heroic Idun VLCC, and crew, to Nigeria, where they may stand trial for charges related to potential oil theft.
ExxonMobil has drilled a successful exploration well on Block 15, offshore Angola, according to local regulator Agência Nacional de Petróleo Gás e Biocombustíveis (ANPG).
CNOOC Uganda has erected the Kingfisher rig on location, in Uganda’s western Lake Albert, as drilling plans move ahead.
Seadrill has extended a contract for its Libongos drillship in Angola for another 12 wells, scoring a $402,500 per day rate.
KCA Deutag has completed the acquisition of Saipem’s onshore drilling business in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Africa.
Senegal will join the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) today as an observer, before graduating to full membership next year with the start of LNG exports.
Woodside Energy has plugged and abandoned a well offshore Senegal after failing to find commercial quantities of hydrocarbons.
Vaalco Energy has completed the installation of new floating infrastructure off Gabon, shortly after completing its merger with TransGlobe Energy.