New joint venture exploring South African offshore wind market

  Swedish floating multi-turbine platform designer Hexicon AB and South African wind developer Genesis Eco-Energy Developments are joining forces to explore the development of offshore wind in South Africa. The development program will be carried out via a joint venture company in South Africa named GenesisHexicon (Pty) Ltd. “This is the winning formula for large scale energy production …

BW produces first oil from second Tortue Phase 2 well

BW Energy  has produced first oil from the DTM-4H Gamba well drilled as part of Tortue Phase 2 development project in the Dussafu Marin Permit offshore Gabon. BW Adolo FPSO; Source: BW Offshore There are five oil fields within the Dussafu Permit: Moubenga, Walt Whitman, Ruche, Ruche North East, and Tortue. BW sanctioned the second phase of …

BW produces first oil from second Tortue Phase 2 well

BW Energy  has produced first oil from the DTM-4H Gamba well drilled as part of Tortue Phase 2 development project in the Dussafu Marin Permit offshore Gabon. BW Adolo FPSO; Source: BW Offshore There are five oil fields within the Dussafu Permit: Moubenga, Walt Whitman, Ruche, Ruche North East, and Tortue. BW sanctioned the second phase of …

Springfield completes Ghana drilling… Remains mum on size of discovery

Ghanaian oil and gas exploration company Springfield has said it has completed its maiden deepwater drilling campaign offshore Ghana which resulted in a recently announced significant oil discovery. The company, however, has yet to officially disclose the size of the oil find made. Springfield on Tuesday said the Afina-1x well had been drilled to a …

Ghana’s Springfield makes a Discovery in Deepwater

  By John Ankromah Ghanaian homegrown independent, Springfield Exploration and Production has discovered oil in its very first attempt at drilling. The company encountered 50 metres net light oil pay in high quality Cenomanian sand stones, in the West Cape Three Points Block 2 (WCTP2)  Offshore Ghana, according to very impeccable sources at the country’s …

Savannah Now Owns the Seven Asset

  By Dahlatu Bashir Savannah Petroleum, the UK listed minnow, has become a full-cycle E&P company following transformational acquisition of ‘the Seven Assets’, comprising largely the hydrocarbon properties owned by the defunct Seven Energy. Following a drawn out transaction, which began in October 2017, Savannah, with market capitalisation of $260Million, now owns An 80% interest …

TGS-PetroData Acquires Data, Ready For ‘Forthcoming’ Licencing Round

  TGS-PetroData is to commence a regional Multi beam and Seafloor Sampling (MB&SS) Programme, covering 80,000 square kilometres of both allocated and non-allocated blocks from offshore to deep offshore Niger-Delta, in December 2019. The new survey will capture 200 core locations and provide crucial de-risking of the petroleum system, “to help better inform exploration and …

Senegal renames its first offshore oil development

The Government of Senegal has decided to rename the country’s first offshore oil development, the SNE field, to the Sangomar field. Source: FARWoodside is the operator of the Rufisque Offshore, Sangomar Offshore and Sangomar Deep Offshore (RSSD) joint venture, which includes the SNE field, with a 35% interest. Woodside’s partners are Cairn Energy, FAR, and …

Petroleum Air Services to deploy new helicopter for offshore operations in Egypt

Italian helicopter supplier Leonardo has informed that Petroleum Air Services of Egypt will add a sixth AW139 intermediate twin helicopter to its fleet by year-end. The aircraft will be used to perform offshore transport operations in Egypt. Source: LeonardoPetroleum Air Services is an Egyptian joint stock company. The shareholders are Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation and …

Total to drill up to three exploration wells near Brulpadda in 2020

French oil major Total is set to drill up to three exploration wells in Block 11B/12B offshore South Africa. The first exploration well is slated for the first quarter of 2020. Deepsea Stavanger; Source: PSA Total’s partner in the block, Africa Energy, said last week that Total would drill up to three exploration wells in …