The company went on to note that installation followed rigorous testing, resulting in Total qualifying the TCP jumper for permanent subsea applications.
“Our rig is still available,” a Palmeron official said. “We believe the contract should be ours. If we do it, we would be the first local contractor in Africa to do drilling. We want the IOCs and the world to encourage us,” he continued.
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.
Africa Oil (TSX:AOI) expects a number of developments in the next month or so, including the spud of the Gazania well, an extension to its licence in Nigeria and the signing of a Kenya deal.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corp. (NNPC) has renewed licences with leading international companies in the deepwater in a move expected to unlock new investments.
TotalEnergies is in the process of securing a rig to drill up to nine development wells, and two exploration/appraisal wells on Nigeria’s OML 130, Africa Oil has said.
Few companies are paying down debt while staying bullish on exploration plans, but Africa Oil is an exception.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corp. (NNPC) has signed a heads of terms with Cnooc Ltd and South Atlantic Petroleum (Sapetro) to bring to an end a dispute on OML 130.
Africa Oil paid down $45.2 million of its debt during the first quarter, after receiving $87.5mn from its stake in three major Nigerian oilfields.
Petrobras has concluded the sale of its 50% stake in Petrobras Oil & Gas BV (POGBV), through which it held stakes in Nigeria’s Egina and Agbami fields.
A VLCC offshore Nigeria has been attacked and 19 crewmembers seized. This appears to be the first time such a ship has been targeted in this region.
Africa Oil will go it alone in the acquisition of stakes in major fields offshore Nigeria after its partners, Delonex Energy and Vitol Investment Partnership, both withdrew.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has set out a plan of passing legislation overhauling the country’s hydrocarbon industry by the end of 2020.
Total has started up production from the Egina field off the coast of Nigeria.
French oil major Total, operator for the Egina oil field offshore Nigeria, has successfully installed acoustic specialist Sonardyne's Fusion 6G subsea positioning network to support its development of the $15billion project.