Eni made a new oil discovery in Block 15/06, in the Ochigufu exploration prospect, in deep water offshore Angola. Oghigufu is the 10th commercial oil discovery made in Block 15/06. The new discovery is estimated to contain 300 million barrels of oil in place.
With a target depth of 5,850 meters, the first appraisal well was spudded on Libra field off the coast of Brazil in early August. The super-giant field, located 200 kilometers offshore, has estimated resources of between 8 billion and 12 billion barrels in reservoirs that lie under a thick layer of salt.
Petrobras’ consolidated oil and natural gas production in Brazil and abroad reached 2,759 thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day (boed), rising 2.2% from a reported production of 2,699 thousand boed in July.
Alfa Laval – a world leader in heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling – has won an order to supply Framo pumping systems to Samsung Heavy Industries in South Korea. The order, booked in the Marine & Offshore Pumping Systems segment, has a value of approximately SEK 240 million and delivery is scheduled for 2015.
This Saturday (August 16th), the Schahin – Modec consortium, hired by Petrobras to build and operate the FPSO Cidade de Mangaratiba, initiated the process of moving the vessel out of the BrasFels shipyard, in Angra dos Reis.
The International Energy Agency (IEA) classified as “exceptional” the increase in oil production in Brazil in the second quarter of this year, in a monthly report released on Tuesday, August 12. According to the report by the IEA, which has a presence in 29 countries, Brazilian oil production reached 2.3 million barrels per day (bpd) in June.
Shell’s deep-water subsidiary in Nigeria, Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Ltd (SNEPCo) started oil production from the first well at the Bonga North West deep-water development off the Nigerian coast on Tuesday 5 August 2014, another milestone for the country’s energy industry.
Sembcorp Marine’s wholly-owned subsidiary Sembawang Shipyard has secured a Floating Storage Production Offloading (FPSO) conversion contract worth about S$600 million from Saipem SA, France for the conversion of Two FPSOs for the Kaombo Project in Offshore Angola.
The N’Goma FPSO is ready to sail away to the offshore site block 15/06 in Angola, following the naming ceremony held yesterday at Port Amboim. It will then commence mooring and hook-up operations.
AMEC, the international engineering and project management company, announces today the award of a 12-month front end engineering design (FEED) contract by Premier Oil for the Sea Lion development in the North Falklands Basin.