Delmar picks up mooring contract for Development Driller III rig

Delmar Systems, a U.S. offshore mooring and subsea services company, has been awarded a mooring contract for the Development Driller III at ExxonMobil’s locations offshore Equatorial Guinea. Development Driller III; Image by: U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Patrick Kelley; Source: Wikimedia (this image is cropped) Delmar has said that it will provide engineering …

Chariot spuds Prospect S off Namibia

Ocean Rig Poseidon; Image source: Pancontinental Ocean Rig Poseidon, a sixth generation deepwater drillship, has started drilling on the Chariot-operated Central Blocks license offshore Namibia.  Chariot is the operator of the license with a 65% interest and its partners are Azinam with a 20%, NAMCOR with 10%, and Ignitus with the remaining 5% interest. Chariot secured the Ocean Rig-owned drillship to …

Vaalco gets 10-year extension for Etame Marin permit

zoomFPSO Petroleo Nautipa operating for Vaalco offshore Gabon; Source: BW Offshore Houston-based oil company Vaalco Energy has been awarded a ten-year extension for the Etame Marin exclusive exploitation areas through 2028 from the government of Gabon.  Vaalco said on Tuesday that the company, together with other Etame participating interest owners, received the Presidential Decree approving the successful execution …

Aker Energy hires Maersk drillship for Ghana well

Source: Maersk DrillingOffshore driller Maersk Drilling has signed a contract with Aker Energy for Maersk Viking, an ultra-deepwater drillship, to drill the Pecan-4A appraisal well offshore Ghana. The contract covers one firm well with an expected duration of 30-35 days, with options for additional wells, and it is expected to start in the fourth quarter …

Petrolis wins contract for Kaombo Sul FPSO hook-up and mooring

Offshore technical assistance company Petrolis has won a contract from Saipem for hook-up and mooring activities on Total’s FPSO Kaombo Sul to be located on Block 32 off Angola. Source: Petrolis Petrolis said on Wednesday that the company was chosen for the hook-up and mooring of the FPSO Kaombo Sul (Kaombo South) by Saipem following successful completion …

Petrolis wins contract for Kaombo Sul FPSO hook-up and mooring

Offshore technical assistance company Petrolis has won a contract from Saipem for hook-up and mooring activities on Total’s FPSO Kaombo Sul to be located on Block 32 off Angola. Source: Petrolis Petrolis said on Wednesday that the company was chosen for the hook-up and mooring of the FPSO Kaombo Sul (Kaombo South) by Saipem following successful completion …

First oil flows from Tortue field offshore Gabon

First oil has started flowing from the BW Energy-operated Tortue field offshore Gabon. BW Adolo FPSO; Source: BW OffshoreBW Offshore said on Monday that that first oil from the BW Adolo FPSO was safely achieved on September 16, 2018, 18 months after the initial investment was made in the Dussafu license offshore Gabon. “We have …