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Vår Energi Makes Discovery at Rødhette Offshore Well

Oct 11, 2021

Norwegian oil and gas company Vår Energi has made a smaller than expected discovery at the Rødhette exploration well in the North Sea, off Norway.Vår Energi's partner Longboat said Monday that the well formally named 7122/6-3 S had encountered…

ExxonMobil Hikes Offshore Guyana Resource Estimate to 10 Billion Barrels, as Another Well Strikes Oil

Oct 07, 2021

U.S. oil major ExxonMobil has made yet another oil discovery in its prolific Stabroek Block, offshore Guyana, and has now increased its estimate of the discovered recoverable resource for the block to approximately 10 billion oil-equivalent barrels…

Eni CEO, Ivory Coast President Discuss Future Plans for Giant Offshore Discovery

Oct 04, 2021

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara and Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi met Friday to discuss the progress of Eni's activities in the country, following the giant offshore oil discovery of Baleine 1-X. As previously reported, Eni in September announced the major oil discovery in block CI-101…

CNOOC Makes Large Oil Discovery in China's Bohai Bay

Sep 30, 2021

Chinese oil company CNOOC said Thursday it had made a 'large-sized' discovery at Kenli 10-2 site in Bohai Bay, offshore China.The Kenli 10-2 oilfield is located in Laizhou Bay Sag in Southern Bohai Bay, with an average water depth of about 15…

ExxonMobil Finds Oil at Pinktail Well, Offshore Guyana

Sep 09, 2021

U.S. oil firm ExxonMobil has made another oil discovery offshore Guyana, this time at Pinktail prospect in the prolific Stabroek Block.The Pinktail well, ExxonMobil said, encountered 220 feet (67 meters) of net pay in high-quality hydrocarbon…

Wintershall Dea Wraps Begknapp Appraisal Drilling. Eyes Tie-back to Nearby Platforms (Norway)

Sep 06, 2021

Oil and gas firm Wintershall Dea has completed the drilling of an appraisal well on the Bergknapp oil discovery in the Norwegian Sea.Wintershall Dea made the Bergknam discovery in April 2020, using Saipem's Scarabeo 8 offshore drilling rig.The…

Ithaca Energy's North Sea Oil Find 'a Ray of Light' for UK Offshore Exploration

Sep 02, 2021

Energy intelligence firm Wood Mackenzie has shared that Ithaca Energy has made an oil discovery at Fotla prospect in the UK North Sea, labeling it 'a ray of light' in what’s been a tough year for UK exploration activity, with 2021 on track for the fewest number of completed wells since the 1960s…

Eni Makes Major Oil Find at Its First Ever Well Drilled Offshore Ivory Coast

Sep 01, 2021

Italian oil company Eni on Wednesday announced a major oil discovery in block CI-101 offshore Ivory Coast.'The potential of the discovery can be preliminarily estimated at between 1.5 and 2.0 billion barrels of oil in place and between 1.8 and 2…

Spirit Energy Finds More Gas at Grove Field, Extending its Life Until At Least 2028

Aug 26, 2021

UK-based oil and gas company Spirit Energy has said it has discovered more gas at its Grove field in the UK North Sea,  close to the UK–Netherlands median line.The Grove North East development well (49/10a-G7) encountered carboniferous reservoir units at the target depth…

BW Energy Finds Oil Offshore Gabon

Aug 25, 2021

Oil and gas firm BW Energy has made an oil find in the Hibiscus North exploration well (DHBNM-1) in the Dussafu Block, offshore Gabon, but the size estimate will have to wait until the drilling has been completed.The well is located approximately…

Aker BP Makes Small Gas Find in Barents Sea

Jul 20, 2021

Norwegian oil and gas company Aker BP has made a minor gas discovery in the Barents Sea offshore Norway, which is currently seen as not big enough to warrant development.According to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate, the oil firm has concluded the drilling of wildcat well 7234/6-1…

Suriname, the Next Offshore Oil Hot Spot?

Jul 12, 2021

Offshore drilling in Guyana, mainly by ExxonMobil, has in the past years unearthed more than 9 billion barrels of oil equivalent, making Guyana a place to be when it comes to deepwater exploration, and as of December 2019, production, with multiple FPSOs planned for deployment in the coming years…

Eni Makes 'Significant' Oil Find Offshore Ghana. Eyes Tie-in to Nearby FPSO

Jul 06, 2021

Italian oil giant Eni said Tuesday it had made a significant oil discovery on the Eban exploration prospect in CTP Block 4, offshore Ghana.The Eban - 1X well is the second well drilled in CTP Block 4, following the Akoma discovery. Preliminary…

Mexico Picks Pemex to Run Giant Zama Discovery. Talos Says Will Explore All Legal Options

Jul 06, 2021

Mexico chose state-owned Pemex to run a major shared oil find over the private consortium led by a U.S. oil company that first discovered it, in the latest win for President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's nationalistic energy policies.The disputed deposit…

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