The ramp-up of Vandumbu will lead to a total production of about 170 000 bpd.
Drilling & production
Vår Energi is the largest independent exploration and production company on the Norwegian continental shelf, with a net production rate of more than 170 000 boe/d in 2018.
The contract will create two new roles (a customer support engineer and a technical advisor) and will also increase the service engineer team by 10%.
The company has signed a service agreement for the provision of an advanced downhole perforation technology with a proven record of significantly enhancing recovery rates.
The company has announced that drilling at Indico-1 well on the CPO-5 block has reached target depth of 10 604 ft measured depth and has encountered the targeted Lower Sands of the Une formation.
The independent operator has recently completed three significant acquisitions; an interest in the Babbage gas field acquired from Premier Oil on 6 December.
The TE-10 well will test the North East Lakbir prospect in the Company's Greater Tendrara permit, and is located approximately 25 km to the northeast of the recently awarded Tendrara production concession.
Block Energy Plc, the exploration and production company focused on the Republic of Georgia, is pleased to provide an update on its initial work programme focused on achieving a 25 fold increase in production at its Norio oilfield to 250 bpd by H1 2019.
Equinor is stepping up its use of wired drill pipe to acquire subsurface real time data during drilling operations, in line with the corporate digitalisation strategy and to prepare for automated drilling.
As the market eagerly awaits an OPEC+ deal, non-OPEC producers continue to make gains. Sudan and South Sudan are likely to raise crude oil production in 2019, according to ESAI Energy’s recently published Africa Watch.
The Topaz Driller is a Baker Marine Pacific Class 375 jack-up, which was recently mobilised to Cameroon by NewAge as operator for the Etinde license for two appraisal wells and is currently employed in Gabon.
As the original equipment manufacturer (OEM), the first cranes were delivered by Sparrows in the early 1990s to support production in the Kumaza (AS01-02), Abkatun (AS02-03), Litoral (AS02-04) de Tabasco and Cantarell (AS01-01) fields.
Rose Petroleum plc has provided an update on operations for the Gunnison Valley Unit (GVU) in the Paradox Basin, Utah, USA.