TotalEnergies has extended an option for the Maersk Voyager, which has recently begun drilling the deepest well in the world offshore Angola.
Rigs & Vessels
A Royal Navy ship is on its way to the Gulf of Guinea, amid a continued focus on security.
TMC Compressors has won work to supply the marine compressed air system to Woodside Energy’s Senegalese field.
The Ocean BlackRhino has drilled a first production well at the Sangomar field, offshore Senegal.
Chariot has signed a contract for the Stena Don rig to drill a well on its Lixus licence, offshore Morocco.
Borr Drilling sees better times ahead, predicting all its rigs might be in work by the end of 2022.
Vaalco Energy has signed a binding letter of intent (LoI) with World Carrier Offshore Services to provide a floating storage and offloading (FSO) vessel offshore Gabon.
DOF Subsea has won a further six-month extension for its Skandi Seven vessel in Africa, the company has reported.
Shelf Drilling will provide its Baltic jack-up rig to Total E&P Nigeria under a newly secured contract.
Seadrill has won a 12-well contract in Angola via its local joint venture with Sonangol EP.
Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan has suspended the head of the Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA) in connection to missing cash.
The Ever Given has reached the Great Bitter Lake, allowing the Suez Canal traffic jam to begin easing.
The MT Ever Given has been partially re-floated, although there are conflicting reports about whether more work will be needed to free the container ship.
The MT Ever Given remains stuck across the Suez Canal, driving up oil prices – and jokes on social media.
The MT Ever Given container ship has become wedged into the wall of the Suez Canal, blocking the waterway.
Innovative Energy has made an all-cash $12.5 per share offer to take ADES International into Saudi Arabian hands.
Kidnappings offshore West Africa hit a six-year high in 2020, Ambrey has reported, with 142 crew members seized by pirates.
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.