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DeepOcean Gets Subsea Services Job at Woodside’s Sangomar Field

Ocean services provider DeepOcean has secured frame agreements with Woodside Energy's Senegalese subsidiary to provide subsea inspection, maintenance, and repair (IMR) services for the Sangomar field, offshore Senegal, West Africa.The scope of work includes project management, engineering, and execution of subsea services such as inspection, survey, intervention, and maintenance, as well as additional services such as underwater inspection of FPSO (UWILD) and standalone ROV operations.DeepOcean’s local partner, Teranga Oil and Gas Services SARL will be engaged to deliver the scope of work.

OPT's WAM-V (Credit: OPT)

OPT Hooks Deal for USV Delivery to Africa

U.S.-based marine power, data, and services company Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) has secured a deal from an offshore construction contractor for an immediate delivery on an unmanned surface vehicle (USV).OPT’s WAM-V unit will provide survey services for an offshore dredging project in Sub-Saharan Africa.The award also includes providing a spare vehicle system that can be assembled onsite.The value of the contract and the name of the client were not disclosed"In addition to our recent expansion into Latin America, we are excited to start providing services in Sub-Saharan Africa.“This region

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Saipem Scoops $3.7B for Work on TotalEnergies’ Kaminho Field

Saipem has been awarded three new contracts by TotalEnergies for the Kaminho project, relating to the development of Cameia and Golfinho oil fields offshore Angola, worth $3.7 billion.The first of the contracts, awarded by TotalEnergies' subsidiary TotalEnergies EP Angola Block 20, refers to the Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Transportation and Commissioning of the Kaminho Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel.The second contract entails the Operation and Maintenance (O&M) of the same vessel FPSO for a firm period of 12 years with a potential 8-year extension

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CGG to Support Discoveries Off Africa with Two New 3D Reimaging Projects

French marine seismic firm CGG, in collaboration with Côte d’Ivoire's Direction Générale des Hydrocarbures (DGH) and Petroci, has set out plans for two new multi-client 3D reimaging programs off Africa.The programs include CDI24 Phase I (3,120 km²) and Phase II (6,610 km²), both of which are supported by the industry.The Phase I will start immediately, while the Phase II is planned for the first half of 2025.These new programs will be merged with the CDI23 (6,430 km2) reimaged data - originally marketed as 2023/2024 PDSM - to create a seamless and contiguous

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PGS Secures Survey Work in West Africa

Norwegian seismic company PGS has secured a 4D survey contract for an international energy client in West Africa.The mobilization for the work is scheduled for early September 2024. The contract has a total duration of approximately 65 days, with an option to extend, according to PGS.No additional details on the contract or the client were revealed by PGS.“We are very pleased with this contract award, securing visibility for another of our vessels well into the fourth quarter.“After completion of scheduled acquisitions programs during the Northern Europe summer season we will steam a

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PGS Secures 3D Contract in South Atlantic

Marine seismic data company PGS has received a letter of award for a large 3D contract offshore South Atlantic margin from a multiclient company.A Ramform Titan-class vessel is scheduled for mobilization in June, with a forecast acquisition duration of up to 300 days.The value of the contract has not been disclosed, but PGS announces contract awards with a value of $10 million or more, multiclient projects with a duration of 2 months or more, and strategically important contracts.“Seismic activity offshore South Atlantic margin is increasing as a result of recent exploration success, and we are

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DOF Lands Transport and Installation Job Offshore West Africa

Norwegian offshore vessel operator DOF Group has been awarded a contract for a construction transport and installation project in West Africa.The project includes installation of flexible product and various subsea structures.Preparations for the project have already started, while the offshore execution is planned in third quarter of 2024.According to DOF, the contract value is in the range $19 - 29 million.DOF said it plans to utilize the vessel Maersk Installer for the project, with a duration between 100 - 150 days.“With the recently announced award from Shell this is the second large job

Helix Energy Solutions' Q4000 (Credit: Helix Energy Solutions)

Helix Secures Deepwater Well Intervention Contract in West Africa

fully integrated well intervention services from production enhancement to plug and abandonment.“We are pleased to announce this contract for the Q4000. We are eager to strengthen our relationship with Esso and to further establish our presence as the leader for well intervention services in West Africa,” said Scotty Sparks, Helix’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.The Q4000 serves as an offshore platform for a diverse array of tasks such as subsea well intervention, field and well decommissioning, subsea equipment installation and recovery, well testing, and emergency

ROCS operation at the Bonga field (Credit: Optime Subsea)

SNEPCo Wraps Up Remotely Controlled Well Completion Op Offshore Nigeria

list, which leads to substantially lower CO2-footprint. It also means reduced operating time and less HSE exposure on the drill floor. In total, it reduces both CAPEX and OPEX for operators.Optime Subsea has performed multiple ROCS operations in the North Sea and Gulf of Mexico, but this was the first in African waters. The operation was led by Optime Subsea’s operation in Nigeria, supported by personnel from the company’s headquarter in Norway

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