Mozambique News

Early-out Fast-Track Pre-Stack Time Migration showing high-resolution detail of the thick Zambezi Basin sediments and previously unseen faulting geometry in the basement (image courtesy of CGG Multi-Client & New Ventures)

CGG Releases Data from Mozambique Survey

The fast-track 3D seismic data from CGG’s recent Mozambique multi-client survey in the outer Zambezi Delta Basin is now available for license, the geoscience company announced during Africa Oil Week.The data covers a 15,400 km2 area over blocks Z5-C and Z5-D and surrounding open acreage. It was acquired as part of a multi-client program agreed between CGG and Mozambique’s Instituto Nacional de Petroleo (INP) in 2017.Interested international oil companies can view the high-end data set in CGG data rooms in anticipation of the country’s 2019 licensing round.CGG said final PSDM deliverabl

(Credit: J. Vorneveld in Morris et al. (SAEON) 2017)

Persistent Profiling of the Greater Agulhas Current

. In the mid-1980s, Prof. Fritz Schott (University of Miami) made early use of uplooking ADCPs atop moorings off Africa, including the E. Madagascar Current.Agulhas Current Sources Experiment (ACSEX): 2000-2001By the late 1990s, scientists were uncertain that a continuous boundary flow existed off Mozambique to supply the Agulhas. To clarify the issue, Dutch scientists conducted the Agulhas Current Sources Experiment (ACSEX) in 2000-2001. The study was performed by NIOZ (Netherlands Institute for Sea Research) and its partners. The project focused on the strength, variability, and structure of currents

Exxon Expects More Oil from Guyana's Offshore Block

production from Stabroek could reach over 750,000 bpd by 2025, which could place Guyana in the same league as South American peer Ecuador, a member of the OPEC group of oil producing countries."Continued success in Guyana and progress in other upstream growth projects in the U.S. Permian Basin, Mozambique, Papua New Guinea and Brazil are giving us additional confidence in achieving our long-term earnings growth plans that we outlined in March," Exxon Senior Vice President Neil Chapman said in a statement.(Reporting by Karan Nagarkatti; Editing by Sai Sachin Ravikumar

McDermott Closing CB&I Deal

a senior analyst with consultancy Rystad Energy.Dickson, who took the top job at McDermott in 2013, said the "problem projects" are on better footing now."If you look at onshore downstream and onshore LNG, there are some big opportunities coming up," he said, pointing to projects in Mozambique and the U.S. Gulf Coast.(Reporting by Liz Hampton Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe

Photo: Aker Solutions

Aker Solutions to Supply Umbilicals for Coral South FLNG

Aker Solutions was awarded a contract to deliver three umbilicals and associated equipment at ENI's Coral South project, Mozambique's first offshore field development. The work scope includes three steel tube umbilicals that will total more than 19 kilometers in length and connect the Coral South floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility to the field's subsea production system. The umbilicals will be manufactured at Aker Solutions' plant in Moss, Norway, and are scheduled for delivery at the end of 2019. Discovered in 2012, the Coral South development is the first energy project offshore

Location map of the CGG multi-client surveys in Mozambique (Image: CGG)

CGG Awarded Seismic Data Project Off Mozambique

CGG has been awarded an extensive multi-client program by the Instituto Nacional de Petroleo (INP) to acquire seismic data offshore Mozambique. The multi-survey program is designed to improve industry insight into the region’s geology and provide oil and gas companies with a greater level of understanding of the country’s prospectivity.   The program includes a 2D survey of over 6,550 km in the offshore Rovuma basin, including blocks R5-A, R5-B and R5-C, and a large 3D survey over the Beira High in the Zambezi Delta. The 3D survey is expected to be up to 40,000 km², subject to

Howard Woodcock, chief executive at Bibby Offshore and Secretary of State for Scotland David Mundell at The Hangar (Photo: Bibby Offshore)

Bibby Offshore Hosts Scotland Minister

Bibby Offshore, a subsea services provider to the oil and gas industry, hosted Secretary of State for Scotland David Mundell, and Scotland Office Minister Andrew Dunlop, as they announced a new trading partnership between Aberdeen and the Mozambique town of Pemba. Mundell and Lord Dunlop formally announced the move during their visit, when they met with representatives of the offshore industry and Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Council. A tour was conducted of The Hangar, Bibby Offshore’s 50,000 ft² purpose built state-of-the-art workshop and warehouse facility, where they met some

Photo courtesy of Statoil

Joint Venture to Explore Offshore Mozambique

An Eni led partnership including Statoil, Sasol and ENH has submitted a winning bid on the A5-A block offshore Mozambique in the fifth competitive bidding round. The partnership will subsequently enter into negotiations with the authorities. The A5-A block is located in the Northern Zambesi basin in the Angoche area about 1,500 kilometers north of the capital Maputo. The block covers an area of 5,145 square kilometers in water depths ranging from 200 to 1,800 meters. Eni is the operator of the joint venture with 34 percent participating interest. Partners are Statoil and Sasol with 25.5 percent

New Salvage Joint Venture in Africa

projects such as the wreck removal of the MV SMART in Richard’s Bay and the emergency response salvage of the Vestas Wind off the coast of Mauritius.   The joint venture, Ardent Subtech, will be based out of Subtech’s existing Cape Town facility with supporting offices in Namibia, Mozambique and Mauritius. The key objectives of the joint venture are to increase responsiveness and operational capability throughout Sub-Saharan Africa and to provide clients with support and assurance in areas that are challenging to operate in. The joint venture will also look to maximize the use of its

Courtesy of Ulstein Group/Tonje Alvestad

Subsea Vessel Ops Predicted to Grow Over Coming Years

$19.8bn over the 2015-2019 period. The significant increase in expenditure from the preceding five years is due to higher vessel specification requirements as deeper water activities increase. Vessel demand is also anticipated to increase by 57% from the 2010-2014 period. Projects in countries such as Mozambique and Tanzania will contribute to regional spending.  Asia The majority of subsea developments in Asia are located in shallow waters but this is expected to move continuously towards water depths beyond 1,000m over the next five years. Deepwater developments are driven by projects such

Photo courtesy of Schlumberger

Multiclient Seismic Data Offshore Mozambique Available

2D data offered in collaboration with the National Petroleum Institute of Mozambique.   Schlumberger has announced  the availability of its multiclient seismic survey offshore Mozambique. The Schlumberger multiclient seismic data offered in collaboration with the National Petroleum Institute of Mozambique (INP) includes reprocessed 2D lines and newly acquired seismic data, and provides detailed imaging of the subsurface. “The recent discoveries and regional appraisals in the area indicate significant frontier exploration potential,” said Maurice Nessim, president, PetroTechnic

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