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LNG Report: Floating Liquefaction & Regasification

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MainOne Cable System to Extend to Francophone Region

, and will inject new technology that upgrades the system to a potential capacity of 10TBps by November 2019 when the subsea system becomes operational.With this development, MainOne will have landing points in five markets – Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal, Cote D’Ivoire and Portugal, in addition to Cameroon. A cluster of francophone countries in West Africa that are experiencing an increased demand for advanced telecom services including Burkina Faso, Mali, and Mauritania will also benefit from these extensions into Cote D’Ivoire and Senegal.“MainOne continues to lead the current digital

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N-Sea Begins Work in Cameroonian Offshore Market

Subsea services provider N-Sea said it has begun work in the Cameroonian offshore market, via a contract win with Dutch offshore lifting and transportation company Jumbo Offshore.   With phase one completed in mid-July, the project takes place off the shores of Cameroon’s South Province, as a part of the Hilli Episeyo Subsea Soft Yoke Installation. N-Sea’s workscope comprises diving and remotely operated vehicle (ROV) support, performing all subsea installation of the soft yoke system.    The activity N-Sea will perform on the floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG)

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Cameroon’s First Subsea Cable Installed

Huawei Marine Networks Co. Ltd., a global submarine network provider, has recently completed undersea installation of the Nigeria-Cameroon Submarine Cable System (NCSCS). The submarine system is scheduled to be operational by last quarter of 2015.   According to the service provider, this is Cameroon’s first submarine cable which is wholly owned and solely funded by the Cameroon government. The NCSCS will deliver 12.8 Tbps of capacity to broadband users in both nations by the end of 2015. The NCSCS will cover approximately 1,100 km and is expected to benefit both countries Cameroon and

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Fugro Integrates its UK Geotechnical Firms

capabilities ‘without boundaries’ to more efficiently deliver multi-service projects. The company works offshore and on land providing engineering and geotechnical services for clients in the energy, infrastructure and mining sectors worldwide. Projects include the Kribi port development (Cameroon), BP’s Azeri oilfield (Azerbaijan) and Flamanville nuclear power plant (France). Significant UK projects include Hinkley Point nuclear power station, Gwynt y Môr and Walney offshore wind farms, HS2, as well as the Garden Bridge, Shard and Thames Tideway projects in London

GMS Completes Gulf of Guinea Cable Lay

partner. Thiswill be the first installation of the R2 repeater following successful sea trials, which took place on Cable Innovator in November 2014.   The project, saw the installation of a 1,011 km repeatered fibre optic subsea cable system installed between Lagos in Nigeria and Kribi in Cameroon. It also encompassed a branching unit, for future connection, to Escravos and Qua Iboe in Nigeria’s southeast region.   Project activities included PLGR (post lay grapnel run) and route clearance, surface lay, cable burial, the supply and installation of pipeline crossing protection

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Cameroon Oil Output up 15%

Oil production in Cameroon rose 15 percent year-on-year to 22.69 million barrels by the end of October, according to the state oil firm, but output may double within the next two years as new fields come on line. Cameroon became a modest oil producer in 1977, with output hitting a record of 185,000 barrels per day (bpd) in 1986 before dropping steadily to 63,000 bpd in 2011 due to maturing fields. However, new finds and new techniques to tap more oil from matured wells have seen volumes rising again. "This increase results particularly from the Dissoni field production, as well as the commissioni


Woodside's Farm in Agreement for Cameroon

  Woodside has finalised an agreement with Noble Energy and Glencore to farm in to the Tilapia Production Sharing Contract (PSC) off the coast of Cameroon. The 3875 km² block is located within the Douala Basin, offshore southwest Cameroon in water depths ranging from the shoreline to 1100 m. Under the agreement, Woodside will acquire a 30% non-operating interest. Noble Energy will retain a 46.67% interest and will continue to operate the PSC. Glencore will retain a 23.33% interest. The Joint Venture plans to drill the Cheetah exploration well in 2015. Woodside CEO Peter Coleman

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Fugro Acquires Africa-based Geofor

Netherland-based Fugro says it has completed the acquisition of the Geofor Group based in Libreville (Gabon), Douala (Cameroon), Pointe Noire (Republic of Congo) and São Tomé City (São Tomé) to strengthen its presence in the Central Africa region and the French speaking African countries. Fugro explains that Geofor is an onshore/ nearshore geotechnical company which delivers drilling services and has highly specialised engineers and geologists in the fields of geotechnical consulting, hydrology, and land survey. The company was established in 1989 and has over 25

Underwater Stern Thruster Removal and Reinstallation

Hydrex removed the stern thruster of a 69-meter offshore supply vessel and installed a new unit during the vessel’s stop in Limbee, Cameroon. By carrying out both parts of the operation underwater the ship could continue its commercial activities and did not have to go to drydock. The removal and reinstallation took place in September, but earlier a Hydrex diver/technician team performed a full underwater inspection of the stern thruster unit. This was done during a previous stop in Cameroon. The inspection revealed that the thruster was damaged too severely for an on-site repair and needed

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