Piracy increased in the first quarter of 2020, with the Gulf of Guinea continuing to hold its position as the most dangerous waters in the world.
Gulf of Guinea
Kidnappings of crewmembers in the Gulf of Guinea during 2019 was up by more than 50%, according to the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), driven by piracy stemming from Nigeria.
Portugal’s Galp Energia has agreed to by a 20% non-operated stake in three blocks in the Gulf of Guinea from Dallas-based Kosmos Energy.
SeaBird Exploration said today it would send its Osprey Explorer vessel to the Gulf of Guinea later this year for seismic survey work.
Russia’s second-largest oil producer Lukoil is leaving projects in Ivory Coast, the Interfax news agency reported on Friday. Lukoil has been operating in the Gulf of Guinea offshore Ivory Coast since 2006 and is operator of the offshore exploration projects at the CI-401, CI-205 and CI-504 blocks, according to website of its subsidiary www.lukoil-overseas.com.