West Africa News

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Enpro Subsea Completes Ghana Campaigns

Production optimization specialist Enpro Subsea said it has recently completed another two subsea hydraulic intervention campaigns for two operators in West Africa. Operations were conducted from a single multi-services support vessel, which was mobilized out of Takoradi in Ghana.  The first of the two campaigns saw Enpro’s Flow Intervention Services (FIS) team deliver scale squeeze operations on five separate subsea wells via a modified choke insert in 1,800 meters water depth. The second campaign utilized the same vessel and hardware and included acid stimulation operations via a hot stab

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Maersk Tests Containerized Battery System

in Odense, Denmark by the system integrator and turnkey supplier Trident Maritime Systems. The battery system will be shortly transported to Singapore and installed on board the Maersk Cape Town.The vessel is a Singapore-flagged 249-meter long container ship built in 2011 which sails between West Africa and East Asia. The first full voyage with the new system in place will take place next year and will be closely monitored to evaluate the performance of the system against the trial’s ambitions.Battery modules will be operating within the container in conjunction with other electrical and

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Polarcus Wins 4D Project in West Africa

Marine geophysical company Polarcus said it has received an award for a 4D marine seismic acquisition project offshore West Africa.The project duration is approximately two months and is scheduled to commence in the fourth quarter of 2019 following a scheduled class docking.

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Tracerco Scores Subsea Inspection Work

Tracerco, part of Johnson Matthey Plc, reports it has recently been awarded seven subsea inspection projects to provide flow assurance and asset integrity data on a variety of pipelines, flowlines and risers in the North Sea, Gulf of Mexico (GoM) and Offshore West Africa.Through the use of Discovery, Tracerco’s Subsea CT Scanner, each operator will obtain full tomographic images of pipe wall thickness and contents to gain an enhanced understanding of their pipeline condition and the process fluid. As CT scanning provides a non-intrusive inspection method, all assets will remain operational

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Aquaterra Energy Hires Gill

Offshore engineering solutions company Aquaterra Energy said it has appointed Rob Gill to fuel the continued success of its modular Sea Swift platform.Gill joins the company as Platforms Business Development Director and will focus on expanding Sea Swift’s presence across West Africa, South East Asia and Latin America. He brings to the role more than 30 years of industry experience, having worked in both technical and commercial roles with the likes of Advisian, INEOS and Petrofac, as well as founding and growing several entrepreneurial ventures.The Sea Swift platform is a modular design that

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Airborne Wins TCP Flowlines Wok in Africa

Airborne Oil & Gas B.V. said it has been awarded a contract from a supermajor through Oceaneering International to supply Thermoplastic Composite Pipe (TCP) flowlines for deployment in West Africa. The manufacturer will provide a 4-kilometer, 7.1 inch ID, 160 bar design pressure TCP Flowline for water injection replacing existing corroded flowlines in the field.Martin van Onna, CCO at Airborne Oil & Gas, said, “This is an important milestone in our company’s history as we believe it to be the first TCP Flowline to be installed in West Africa, marking the breakthrough of TCP

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MTR100: InterMoor

operators and large contractors to secure some of the largest floating assets on the planet. During this time frame, it completed tow and permanent mooring engineering and offshore operations for the Ailsa FPSO in the North Sea, the Benchamas FSO 2 in Asia, and mooring line replacement on two FPSOs in West Africa, amongst others. It has delivered across the lifecycle of operations, from engineering and installation, through to retrieval and decommissioning of their mooring systems. Throughout the years, and even during oil industry downturns, the company has continuously focused on innovation, responding

A TCP Jumper being prepared by Airborne Oil & Gas for deployment in West Africa (Photo: Airborne Oil & Gas)

Airborne to Supply TCP Jumpers in Nigeria

Nigeria.The Netherlands headquartered business will supply two, 180-meter-long thermoplastic composite pipeline (TCP) jumpers to support the Sinopec subsidiary’s operations in the Okwori field, within an eight-week timeframe, marking the first permanent application of TCP products in the West Africa region, Airborne said.This is the first time one of its TCP technologies has been ordered through its newly launched “Jumper on Demand” service which sees long lengths of its jumpers being manufactured, prepared with dedicated end-fittings and held in stock. According to Airborne

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MDL Wins Follow-up Work in West Africa

Maritime Developments (MDL) said it has been awarded a follow-up flexible and umbilical installation job offshore West Africa.The work scope is a continuation of the EN-09 project, concluded in April 2019. The project is run by DeepOcean Ghana and the offshore execution will be performed using the VLS on vessel Polar Onyx mobilized with the MDL Third-generation Reel Drive System.The campaign aims to develop the West African discovery to deliver about 300 million barrels over a 20-year period, with 80% of the production consisting of oil.Dave Gardiner, MDL BD & Commercial Manager, said, “This

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EMGS Wins BP Survey Off Senegal

;EMGS is delighted to return to Africa and for the opportunity to work for BP and partners on their high-profile acreage in Mauritania and Senegal.""This contract extends our already healthy backlog and puts us in a good position to secure additional work in the prolific MSGBC Basin and in West Africa,” Lindhom added.EMGS uses its proprietary electromagnetic (EM) technology to support oil and gas companies in their search for offshore hydrocarbons. The company supports each stage in the work-flow, from survey design and data acquisition to processing and interpretation

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