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ENI Calls For Geophysical Survey Services In Nigeria




Nigerian Agip Exploration Limited (NAE) intends to put in place a global tender for the PROVISION OF GEOPHYSICAL & GEOMORPHOLOGICAL SURVEY SERVICES IN NAE OFFSHORE ACREAGES

The proposed contrast shall have duration of two (2) years plus one optional year effective from the date of award of the contrast for the service.

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Chevron Wants Jack Up Drilling Rig and Services




Tenders will close on January 7, 2013.


Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) / Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL), joint venture, invites interested and pre-qualified companies for the provision of Services listed under Scope of Work and Specifications which will be carried out in respect of NNPC/CNL 2014-2016 Oil and Gas Wells Drilling, Completion and Workover operations in Nigeria. The tender is for Drilling, Completing and Working- over of Vertical, Deviated and Horizontal Exploratory and/or Development Wells. Anticipated commencement date: 1st Quarter 2014 with a Primary Term of two (2) years and a possible Optional Term of one (1) year.

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Kenya: Tullow Seeks Expression of Interest (EOI) for Environmental Survey Services

Tullow Oil Plc is a large independent oil and gas exploration company and is a constituent of the London FTSE100.
The Group has over 85 licenses in more than 20 countries, with operations in Africa, Europe, South Asia and South America.
Tullow Kenya B.V., a subsidiary of Tullow Oil plc, is the operator in six license Blocks in Northern and Western Kenya.

Over the coming years Tullow will be carrying out an intensive exploration and appraisal program which will include 2 and 3 dimensional seismic surveys and multiple drilling rigs.To support the exploration activities, a significant number of environmental surveys will be required.

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Murphy Comes Up Dry In The Congo

Murphy Oil has plugged and abandoned an unsuccessful offshore well located in the Mer Profonde Nord (MPN) permit in Congo Brazaville.

The company estimates a cost of about $48MM on the drilling of Opale Marine – 1 well in the MPN Block, which will be accounted in its 4th quarter 2012 report. Murphy will also take a non-cash charge of $29MM in the quarter to write off the Titane Marine -1 well which was drilled in October 2010 and was suspended pending results of additional exploratory drilling on the block.

Tullow Fares Poorly In Ghana’s Okure-1

The news were far from upbeat when Tullow Oil gave an update on its Okure-1 exploration well, on the Deepwater Tano Licence offshore Ghana. The company didn’t say exactly what the net oil count was, after the well had reached total depth of 4,511 meters. The gross hydrocarbon column given was 17metres.
Tullow admitted there was a “low net-to-gross” interval and the sands were “non-reservoir quality formations at the main objective levels below the TEN cluster”.  TEN refers to Tweneboa, Enyenra and Ntomme fields, which are to be jointly developed as TEN Project.

The sands in Okure-1 are Turonian age sandstones within an overlying secondary objective. Light oil with a 40° API was recovered from this interval.

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The Business Case For Large Scale Ugandan Refinery

To go by the stories in the international business press, the Ugandan government has stonewalled oilfield development in the country largely because it prefers the crude to be refined in the country, rather than exported.

Tullow Oil, the most visible operator in the country, cuts the image of a hapless IOC trying to help a cash strapped economy earn money by developing and exporting its crude, but running into opposition instead of fawning gratitude.
“You can have both(refinery and a pipeline)”, Tullow’s founder and CEO Aidan Heavy said in June 2012. “But you cannot have an oil industry without a (crude oil export) pipeline”, he told the Ugandan Chamber of Mining and Petroleum Journal.

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Egypt Starts Construction of a $3.7Billion Refinery in 2013

EGYPT Refining Company(ERC) hopes to begin construction of a new 100,000BOPD green field refinery in 2013 and expects it to be fully operational by the end of 2016.
Cairo Oil Refinery Company (CORC), the nation’s largest refinery with 20% of Egypt’s current refining capacity, will provide ERC with fuel oil as feedstock. The new refinery will be an import substitution project delivering diesel and other high-value products to the state hydrocarbon company, EGPC at the heart of the consumption market in Greater Cairo.
ERC is a special purpose vehicle including Citadel Capital and EGPC. In August 2010, it signed a $2.35 billion senior financing package in provided by Export Credit Agencies and Development Finance Institutions including the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), Nippon Export and Investment Insurance (NEXI), the Export-Import Bank of Korea (KEXIM), the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the African Development Bank (AfDB). In addition, a total of $ 225 million of subordinated debt financing is being provided by Mitsui & Co. and AfDB.

Jubilee Makes It To 90,000BOPD

It’s been a long, hard slug, but crude oil production from Ghana’s Jubilee Field has reached 90,000BOPD. It is now 25% short of the 120,000BOPD that operator Tullow Oil envisaged, as peak production for Phase 1field development, at the onset of the work in 2008. A shortfall in reservoir completion methodology had severely cut back the volume. Jubilee field was delivering 73,500BOPD as of November 30, 2012.  The current production was achieved in early December with the coming, on stream, of the first Jubilee Phase 1A production well, which is delivering in excess of 16,500 BOPD.
The well is the first of five Phase 1A producers which are planned to be completed before mid-2013. The second Phase 1A production well will be completed by end of December 2012. Meanwhile, reservoir remedial work, through acid simulation, is at advanced stage on reservoirs in two Jubilee Phase 1 wells to top up the volume.

Chinese Refineries, African Locations

If the Joint Study Agreement between Sinopec and PetroSA goes through to commercial phase, the Chinese will have a hefty investment in a 400,000BOPD Crude Oil Refinery in South Africa.

The anticipated cost of constructing this mammoth hydrocarbon processing facility in South Africa’s Eastern Cape has been put at somewhere between $9 and $12 Billion.
This promises to be China’s largest investment in an African Refinery.
Or does it?

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Principal Geologist (Development Focus) in London, United Kingdom

Principal Geologist (Development Focus)
London, UK
£ commensurate with experience
One of the world’s leading oilfield services company is looking for a highly motivated and experienced Principal Geologist to join their London team.
The role is very much development, wellsite optimization and production enhancement focused etc and you will be responsible for providing timely, well-considered, technically sound geologically-based advice to multiple in-house onsite clients, as well as presenting the results of geological studies to external stakeholders. You must also be capable and receptive to leading teams and taking on additional responsibilities as and when required.

MSc in Geology/Earth Sciences
12+ years working experience on multiple oil and/or gas fields or subsurface projects in the upstream petroleum industry with either a tier 1 oilfield services company or E&P company
Broad knowledge of and working experience in petroleum geology and petroleum systems
Sound knowledge of development/production geology.
Good appreciation of geophysics, petrophysics, reservoir engineering and petroleum engineering.
Ability to perform sequence stratigraphy analysis, geological description, reservoir characterisation and data analyses, with proven skills in geological/reservoir mapping and 3D reservoir modelling.
Knowledge of well-site geological operations and data acquisition (mud-logging, LWD/wire-line logging, coring etc.)
Experience in qualitative and quantitative petrophysical log analysis interpretation.
Experience with preparation of deterministic and probabilistic GIIP and STOIIP estimations.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a leading oilfield services company in London.

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