Kidnappings offshore West Africa hit a six-year high in 2020, Ambrey has reported, with 142 crew members seized by pirates.
Rigs & Vessels
An accident on the Espoir Ivoirien floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel, offshore Cote d’Ivoire, has caused two deaths.
First oil has been exported from Yinson Holding’s Abigail-Joseph floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel offshore Nigeria.
Norway’s TMC Compressors will provide a complete offshore topside compressed air system to the Bonga Main vessel offshore Nigeria.
Borr Drilling said in its new fleet status report that it had added $35.1 million over 480 days to its total backlog.
Japan’s Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) has set out plans to improve its approach to safety on ships, following the Wakashio disaster.
Nigeria’s Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the Ibom deep sea port plan, paving the way for the project to move forward.
The direction of travel appears clear; around a quarter of the current offshore floater rig fleet - ships and semi-submersibles - will be sent to the scrapyard near-term.
Gulf Marine Services (GMS) has suspended its CEO Tim Summers over a severance agreement as the company’s new board flexes its muscles.
Mozambique’s $7 billion floating LNG (FLNG) project is on course for starting up production in 2022, Eni has said.
Seplat Petroleum has reported another accident at its OML 40, in the Niger Delta.
BW Energy has acquired two jack-up rigs and hatched a new plan for the development of the Hibiscus/Ruche field, offshore Gabon.
Total has chosen a Maersk Drilling vessel for a three-well campaign in Angola's block 17, handing the Danish firm a $30 million deal.