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Australia Court Ruling on Santos Raises Risks for Offshore Gas Projects

18 hours ago

Australia's Federal Court rejected on Friday an appeal by Santos Ltd to resume drilling on its $3.6 billion Barossa gas project off northern Australia after indigenous groups raised objections, potentially delaying other offshore projects.Three Federal Court judges ruled that Santos had not consulted all the indigenous people on the Tiwi Islands that should have been consulted for its environmental plan…

Philippines Must Find Way to Exploit South China Sea Resources, says President Marcos

14 hours ago

The Philippines must find a way to explore for oil and gas in the South China Sea even without a deal with China, President Ferdinand Marcos Jr said on Thursday, emphasizing his country's right to exploit energy reserves in the contested waterway…

Noreco, Partners to Drill Two Infill Wells in Danish North Sea

15 hours ago

Norwegian Energy Company ASA (Noreco) has reached a Final Investment Decision (“FID”) on two infill wells in the Danish North Sea.The two wells will be drilled at the Tor reservoir in the Halfdan North East area, located in the central part of the Danish North Sea…

Norwegian Sea: Neptune's Calypso Discovery has Commercial Potential

18 hours ago

Oil and gas company Neptune Energy has confirmed a new discovery the Calypso exploration well (PL938) in the Norwegian Sea.Preliminary estimates are between 1 - 3.5 million standard cubic meters (MSm3) of recoverable oil equivalents, corresponding to 6-22 million barrels of oil equivalent (boe)…

TotalEnergies to Cut UK North Sea Spending by 25% after Windfall Tax

Dec 01, 2022

TotalEnergies will cut its investment in British North Sea oil and gas projects by a quarter next year after the UK government hiked a windfall tax on the sector, the French firm's British exploration and production chief said on Wednesday.Energy…

BP Wins Two Offshore Exploration Blocks in Egypt

Nov 30, 2022

The Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company has awarded BP stakes in two exploration blocks in the Mediterranean Sea, off the coast of Egypt. The Northwest Abu Qir Offshore Area - in which BP, as the operator, holds 82.75% and Wintershall-Dea holds 17…

Equinor's Norwegian Sea Wildcat Comes Up Dry

Nov 30, 2022

The Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor has drilled a dry well at the Othello North prospect in the Norwegian Sea.The well exploration well, formally known as Well 6507/8-11 S, was drilled about 17 kilometers north of the Heidrun field in the Norwegian Sea and 240 kilometers west of Sandnessjøen…

Norway Delays 26th Oil Licensing Round

Nov 29, 2022

Norway will not issue licenses for energy companies to explore for oil and gas in frontier areas during the life of the current parliament, which ends in 2025, its oil and energy minister told Reuters on Tuesday.The decision to postpone the…

Equinor to Drill 25 Offshore Exploration Wells in Norway in 2023

Nov 29, 2022

Norwegian major Equinor plans to drill 25 exploration wells off the Nordic country next year, compared with 22 wells this year, most of them in the North Sea, a senior executive said on Tuesday. A 'small handful' of wells will be drilled in the Norwegian and Barents Seas each…

TotalEnergies' Awari Exploration Well Offshore Suriname Fails to Deliver

Nov 28, 2022

Oil and gas company TotalEnergies has completed drilling the Awari exploration well offshore Suriname without encountering commercial hydrocarbon volumes.The news was shared Monday by APA Corporation, TotalEnergies' partner in Block 58, where the well was drilled…

Guyana: Frontera, CGX to Spud Wei-1 Well 'No later than January 31, 2023"

Nov 28, 2022

Frontera Energy Corporation and CGX Energy Inc, partners in the Corentyne block offshore Guyana, have been given more time to drill the Wei-1 exploration well.Under the Corentyne block license terms, the joint venture was previously required to spud Wei-1…

Equinor Awards 5-well Extension for Odfjell Drilling's Semi-sub

Nov 28, 2022

Norwegian offshore drilling contractor Odfjell Drilling said Monday that Equinor had exercised its priced options for Odfjell's Deepsea Atlantic semi-submersible drilling rig.Under the extension to drill five additional wells on the Johan Sverdrup Phase 2 field development in the North Sea…

Europa Gives Up Block Offshore Morocco after Quest to Find Drilling Partner Fails

Nov 24, 2022

Europa Oil & Gas has decided to give up its Inezgane license offshore Morocco after failing to secure a farm-in partner to drill an exploration well in the block.The Moroccan authorities had, in October 2020, given the company more time to complete the technical work program at the license…

Icon Offshore Sells Perisai Pacific 101 Jack-up Rig at Significant Profit

Nov 24, 2022

Malaysian offshore services provider Icon Offshore has completed the sale of its Perisai Pacific 101 jackup drilling rig to ADES.The 2014-built rig was sold to ADES for $85 million in cash and the disposal of the rig was completed on November 22…

ADNOC Drilling Takes Over First of Three Jack-up Rigs Originally Ordered by Borr Drilling

Nov 24, 2022

Singapore's Keppel Offshore & Marine has delivered the first of three newbuild jack-up drilling rigs to UAE-based ADNOC Drilling.The three rigs were part of a series of five rigs that Keppel FELS had been building for Borr Drilling. Keppel O&M…

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