The FPSO will allow for the integration of potential future development phases, including gas export to shore and future subsea tie-backs.
CGG has closed its strategic partnership transaction for marine seismic acquisition services with Shearwater GeoServices Holding AS (Shearwater).
The one-month survey will cover parts of block A5 offshore Gambia in the rapidly emerging and prolific Mauritania, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Conakry (MSGBC) Basin.
These petrophysical interpretations, derived from well log and core analysis relationships in approximately 1400 wells within key unconventional basins, will be added to the current TGS data library.
Wintershall Dea Norge AS, operator of production licence 894, is in the process of concluding the drilling of wildcat well 6604/6-1 in the Norwegian Sea, according to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate.
Drilling in block 6507/8 is scheduled to begin in mid-January 2020, and is estimated to last for 67 days.
Vessel utilisation for 4Q19 was 80% compared with 32% for 4Q18. For the full year 2019, the vessel utilisation was 59%, whereas the utilisation for the full year 2018 was 33%.
The Vali-1 ST1 gas exploration well operated by Vintage Energy is being drilled through the Patchawarra Formation in Australia at a measured depth of 3059 m.
While net pay was lower than pre-drill forecasts, the company has said that the 27 degree API oil supports the significant potential of the Cretaceous play on both the Kanuku and adjacent Orinduik licences.
CGG has agreed to transfer its 40% shareholding in Seabed Geosolutions to Fugro before the end of 1Q20.
Under the terms of the agreement, Apache and Total will each hold a 50% working interest in Block 58, which comprises approximately 1.4 million acres in water depths ranging from less than 100 m to more than 2100 m.
The acquisition includes acreage in the 1.2 million North Marakia Offshore block, which is located approximately five miles offshore Egypt’s northern coast in the Herodotus basin.