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Shell spuds the Graff-1 exploration well, TotalEnergies drills Venus prospect off Namibia

Royal Dutch Shell a multinational exploration and production company as an operator in partnership with with Qatari state-owned petroleum company, QatarEnergy, and Namibia’s national oil company (NOC), Namcor have announced spudding the Graff-1 oil exploration well in Block 2913A, located in the Orange Basin, offshore Namibia. The drilling was confirmed by National Petroleum Corporation of […]

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Impact Spuds Venus-1x Exploration Well, Offshore Namibia

Africa Oil Corp. investee company Impact Oil & Gas has announced the spud of the Venus-1X offshore exploration well in Namibia Block 2913B (PEL 56). This, together with the adjacent Block 2912, are held through Impact’s wholly owned subsidiary, Impact Oil and Gas Namibia (PTY) Ltd. Both blocks are operated by TotalEnergies EP Namibia B.V.; […]

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TotalEnergies announces Start-up of CLOV Phase 2 project offshore Angola

TotalEnergies, operator of Block 17 in Angola, together with the Angolan National Oil, Gas and Biofuels Agency (ANPG) have announced the start of production of CLOV Phase 2, a project connected to the existing CLOV FPSO (Floating Production, Storage and Offloading unit). This tie-back project will reach a production of 40,000 barrels of oil equivalent […]

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Angola renewable energy receives boost from Eni

Eni-Sonangol JV aimed at developing renewable energy projects, has reached the Final Investment Decision (FID) and the signing of the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract for the first phase of the Caraculo photovoltaic project, located in the Namibe province in Angola. These milestones confirm the progress of the project, in line with the expected […]

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Eni completes Coral-Sul FLNG, sails to Rovuma basin in Area 4 first development, offshore Mozambique

The FLNG will be towed and moored at its operating site in the Rovuma basin offshore Mozambique. Production startup is expected in the second half of 2022, and it will contribute to increase gas availability in a tight market.  Eni as Delegated Operator and on behalf of its Area 4 Partners (ExxonMobil, CNPC, GALP, KOGAS […]

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Maersk to partner with Grind rod in South Africa

In order to enhance its capabilities as a global integrator of logistics in South Africa, A. P. Moller – Maersk now takes the next step to partner with Grindrod Limited to provide logistics solutions. Through this proposed joint venture, the logistics activities of Grindrod Intermodal business and the ocean activities of Ocean Africa Container Lines […]

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The First Kavango seismic result is successful, within budget and on schedule-ReconAfrica and NAMCOR

Reconnaissance Energy Africa Ltd. and its joint venture partner NAMCOR have provided initial results from the first seismic acquisition program ever conducted in the Kavango Basin, in northeast Namibia. As reported on October 21, 2021, 450 linear kilometers of seismic data were successfully acquired within budget and on schedule. Third party processing of this data […]

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Local Content: Traditional Authorities Confirm Support for ReconAfrica Operations in Namibia

The Traditional Authorities of Kavango East and Kavango West have confirmed their support for the oil-and-gas exploration program in Namibia by Reconnaissance Energy Africa Ltd.At a meeting last week in Namibia, the leaders of the five key Traditional Authorities of Kavango East and Kavango West expressed confidence that ReconAfrica’s ongoing exploration program, which has to […]

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BW Energy to acquire Aquadrill’s rig for the Kudu gas field, offshore Namibia

BW Energy is at the concluding phase of achieving a revised development plan for the Kudu gas field offshore Namibia. The new development plan for the gas-to-power project will use a repurposed semisubmersible drilling rig as a Floating Production Unit. The Company has signed an agreement to acquire the semisubmersible drilling rig, from Aquadrill LLC for a total consideration of USD 14 million. Repurposing will enable an optimisation of the project timeline and significantly reduce capital investments compared to previous development concepts. “The revised development concept offers tangible financial, schedule and environmental benefits. The re-use of existing facilities also supports a substantial reduction in field development related greenhouse gas emissions compared to a new-build . “We have consequently decided to take advantage […]

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Maersk Voyage drillship to set world record in Ondjaba-1 drilling contract, Angola

TotalEnergies E&P Angola has exercised an option for the 7th generation drillship Maersk Voyager to drill the ultra-deepwater Ondjaba-1 exploration well in Angola’s Block 48. The contract extension has an estimated duration of 54 days, which means that Maersk Voyager is now contracted until February 2022.  The work on Ondjaba-1 commenced in October 2021, after which […]

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