Black Sea News


Romgaz Bids to Buy Exxon's Romanian Subsidiary

Apr 01, 2021

Romanian oil and gas company Romgaz has filed a takeover offer for ExxonMobil's Romanian subsidiary holding a share in an offshore block in the Black Sea.ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Romania Limited holds a 50 percent stake in the XIX Neptun Deep Block in the Black Sea…

Romania's OMV Petrom Takes Hold of Offshore Block in Georgian Black Sea

Mar 11, 2021

Romanian oil and gas company OMV Petrom has signed the production sharing contract for the offshore Block II in the exclusive economic zone of the Georgian Black Sea.OMV Petrom won in June 2020 the international tender organized by the Ministry…

Romania: BSOG to Start Gas Production from $600M Black Sea Project in November

Feb 24, 2021

Romania-based Black Sea Oil & Gas (BSOG) will begin extracting natural gas from its $600 million offshore Romanian project in November, its chief executive said on Tuesday, but added further progress hinged on scrapping a disputed tax.The additional…

OMV Petrom Spuds Two New Wells in Black Sea

Jan 18, 2021

Romanian oil and gas firm OMV Petrom said Monday it had started drilling two new development wells in the shallow waters of the Istria block, in the Black Sea.The first drilling operations started at the end of December 2020 and the drilling…

OMV Petrom Exits Kazakhstan to Focus on Black Sea Assets

Dec 29, 2020

Romanian oil and gas company OMV Petrom has agreed to sell its onshore oilfields in Kazakhstan, and focus on the Black Sea region.OMV Petrom said Tuesday it had signed the transaction for the sale of its 100% shareholding in Kom-Munai LLP (KOM)…

Turkey May Work with Foreign Companies to Bring Online Giant Black Sea Gas Find

Oct 23, 2020

Turkey may cooperate with foreign firms to bring online its giant gas find in the Black Sea, made in August this year.As reported by Reuters, the country's energy minister Fatih Donmez said on Thursday that Turkey would operate the gas field…

Turkey Raises Size Estimate of Giant Black Sea Gas Find

Oct 19, 2020

Turkey has raised the estimated reserves in a gas field off its Black Sea coast to 405 billion cubic meters after finding an additional 85 billion cubic meters, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday.Erdogan said in August the field contained 320 billion cubic meters of gas…

Turkey: Erdogan to Reveal Total Size of Black Sea Gas Discovery

Oct 15, 2020

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday he will announce the total size of gas reserves found in the country's largest-ever discovery when he visits a drillship in the Black Sea on Saturday.In August, Erdogan hailed the discovery of a 320 billion cubic meter (bcm) (11…

Turkey to Send Another Drillship to Black Sea after Giant Gas Find

Sep 14, 2020

Turkey will send a second drillship to operate in the Black Sea, Energy Minister Fatih Donmez said on Sunday, weeks after Ankara announced its largest-ever natural gas discovery in the area.'Our drillship Kanuni, whose preparation work is continuing…

Giant Tuna Offshore Gas Find Could Save Turkey $21B

Sep 09, 2020

Turkey could save up to a whopping $21 billion in gas import costs with the development of it recently hit Tuna-1 gas discovery in the Black Sea, Norwegian energy intelligence firm Rystad Energy has estimated.As previously reported, Turkish…

OMV Petrom Enters Han-Asparuh Block in Black Sea

Sep 01, 2020

Romania's OMV Petrom has acquired a 100% of the shares in OMV Offshore Bulgaria OMV, and entered the Han-Asparuh exploration block in Bulgaria.Following Spanish Repsol's exit, the Bulgarian regulator approved the allocation of Repsol's 30% participating interest to the remaining two partners…

Encouraged by TPAO's Giant Gas Find, Trillion Energy to Drill Deeper at Black Sea Field

Aug 26, 2020

Black Sea-focused oil and gas company Trillion Energy has said it will drill deeper wells at its SASB gas field, encouraged by the recently announced giant deepwater gas find by the Turkish national oil and gas company TPAO, some 100 kilometers to the north…

Turkish Giant Offshore Gas Find 'Transformational', Woodmac Says

Aug 21, 2020

'Our Fatih drillship discovered 320 billion cubic meters of natural gas reserves, thanks to the drilling in the Tuna-1 well [...]. There is no stopping and resting for us until we become a net exporter in energy,' the Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan tweeted on Friday…

Turkey Makes Significant Black Sea Gas Find

Aug 20, 2020

Turkey has found significant gas resources in the Black Sea, two Turkish sources said, a discovery which could help the country cut its dependence on energy imports if the gas can be commercially extracted.President Tayyip Erdogan told energy…

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