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Amanda Hyam (Photo: Seiche Environmental)

Seiche Environmental Strengthens Team

to enhance the team’s world-renowned operating in the oil and gas, marine construction and engineering, offshore renewables, and marine science sectors.Hyam has worked for clients including Spectrum, seismic contractors such as Polarcus, SeaBird, CGG, and large oil companies including Shell, Kosmos, Statoil and ENI.Nicky Harris is being promoted to Associate Director within the business where she has played a key role in expanding Seiche Environmental’s services. Michelle Roffe was recently promoted to Business Development Executive for Africa

(Image: BP)

McDermott to Build SPS for Greater Tortue

is expected to be completed by the third quarter of 2020.As part of a previous award, McDermott is also fabricating the pipeline structures and riser structure for the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim Project in Batam.(Photo: McDermott)Operator BP and its partners in the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim development – Kosmos Energy and national oil companies Petrosen and SMHPM – announced final investment decision (FID) for the first phase of the project in December 2018.The cross-border project will produce gas from an ultra-deepwater subsea system and mid-water floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO)

(Photo: Enpro Subsea)

Subsea ‘Smart Standardization’

Enpro Subsea & Kosmos Energy commit to subsea ‘smart standardization’ in Gulf of MexicoEnpro Subsea reached a Master Services Agreement (MSA) with Kosmos Energy (formerly Deep Gulf Energy) aimed at providing enhanced subsea architecture and smart standardization via Enpro’s patented Flow Access Module (FAM) technology.FAM essentially creates an enhanced production ‘USB port’ within the jumper envelope. This enables the operator to use standard subsea Xmas Trees and Manifolds, with FAM providing life of field flexibility within the system design, delivering ‘Smart

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Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale to Test Response to Trump-era Regulations

Imran Khan, senior manager at consultants Wood Mackenzie. The clearer royalty rules may draw companies that held off in March, said Khan and Turner.The auction is likely to draw the largest and smallest Gulf of Mexico participants: companies such Royal Dutch Shell and Chevron Corp on one end, and LLOG, Kosmos Energy and Fieldwood Energy on the other, they said."If you're a company like Chevron or Exxon who plays in multiple basins, you have to make sure it is competitive with other basins globally," said Bob Fryklund, chief upstream strategist at IHS Markit.In the March lease sale, companies

FPSO. Photo: TechnipFMC plc

TechnipFMC Grabs BP FPSO Design Contract

gas is transported via a pipeline to the floating liquid natural gas (FLNG) hub terminal where the gas is liquefied.   The Tortue/Ahmeyim Field Development is located in the C-8 block off the shore of Mauritania and the Saint-Louis Profond block offshore Senegal. The Tortue discovery was made by Kosmos Energy, which farmed down its investment to BP in December 2016. BP now has the largest interest (~60%) among the four partners in the project and is the operator.   TechnipFMC is a global leader in subsea, onshore/offshore, and surface projects.    

Total to Explore Senegal's Deepwater Potential

an operator there too.   The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.   Senegal is on the verge of an oil and gas boom, as newly discovered oil and gas fields are expected to begin production within the next decade. Companies including British-based Cairn Energy and Dallas-based Kosmos Energy have reported a string of successful finds that could transform Senegal's agricultural economy.   "These agreements are part of the group's strategy to carry out exploration activities in new deepwater basins in Africa," Total's chief executive Patrick Pouyanne said in a statement

Ghana Climbing Oil Producer Ranks

oil company Tullow, could bounce back to production of around 115,000 bpd once it solves technical problems with its production vessel.   At the same time, the Sankofa field operated by Italian company ENI is due to open in August 2017 and should produce around 30,000 bpd, while U.S. independent Kosmos Energy plans to connect the Mahogany-Teak-Akasa (MTA) field to the Jubilee oil production ship.   "Based on existing fields and field development plans Ghana crude oil output is estimated to be over 240,000 bpd by 2019. This could potentially make Ghana the fourth largest oil producer

Map by DECNR shows the location of the Licensing Options awarded in the first phase of awards in the 2015 Atlantic Margin Licensing Round

Europa Identifies 3 New Prospects Off Ireland

to our existing Cretaceous fan prospects; thirdly there is strong technical and commercial synergies with our on-going farm-out of FELs 2/13 and 3/13; and finally we already have 3D seismic over LO 16/2 which was acquired in 2013 as part of the carried work programme previously performed on our behalf by Kosmos Energy and, as a result, our technical work on the new licence is already very advanced.   “At this early stage in the exploration of the Porcupine Basin, we are particularly excited to have gained exposure to the pre-rift play which has proved very successful in the Flemish Pass basin

Europa Wins Licensing Option in offshore Ireland

is no longer under appreciated.  We have made other applications that remain live and look forward to the announcement of the second phase of awards during May.”   FEL 2/13 and 3/13 Europa understands that formal documentation from the Irish Authorities authorising the transfer of Kosmos Energy Ireland’s interest and operatorship for FEL 2/13 and 3/13 to Europa is in preparation.  Once this has been formally approved, Europa’s interest in both these licences will revert to 100%.  As announced on 12 May 2015, a Competent Persons Report ('CPR') prepared by ERC

Cap Boujdour  courtesy Wikipedia

Kosmos Energy's Update

  Kosmos Energy announced today that the CB-1 exploration well located in the Cap Boujdour permit area offshore Western Sahara encountered hydrocarbons. The well penetrated approximately 14 meters of net gas and condensate pay in clastic reservoirs over a gross hydrocarbon bearing interval of approximately 500 meters. The discovery is non-commercial, and the well will be plugged and abandoned. Andrew G. Inglis, chairman and chief executive officer, said: “The CB-1 exploration well was designed to open the frontier Laâyoune Basin by testing the Al Khayr Prospect. While not a

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