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Namibia Launches Sovereign Wealth Fund after Offshore Oil Finds Made by TotalEnergies, Shell

May 12, 2022

Namibia on Thursday launched a sovereign wealth fund, months after oil discoveries by TotalEnergies and Shell off its coast.President Hage Geingob said at the launch the Welwitschia Fund would get an initial injection of 262 million Namibian dollars ($16…

Frontera, CGX Energy Say Light Oil, Gas Condensate Found in Guyana

May 10, 2022

A joint venture formed by Canada-based firms CGX Energy and Frontera Energy on Monday said results from a well drilled in Guyana's offshore Corentyne block showed the presence of light oil and gas condensate.'The joint venture encountered hydrocarbons in multiple zones…

Pavo-1 Discovery is 'Stellar' Exploration Success, Carnarvon Says. Shares Resource Estimate

May 02, 2022

Australian oil and gas company Carnarvon Energy said the recent Pavo-1 oil discovery it made with operator Santos offshore W. Australia was a 'stellar exploration success.'The company has completed its Pavo resource assessment and said that…

Neptune Energy Confirms Hamlet Discovery. Eyes Gjøa Tie-back

Apr 28, 2022

Oil and gas company Neptune Energy on Thursday confirmed the discovery of oil and gas at the Hamlet exploration wells (PL153) in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea. To remind, Neptune first announced it had struck hydrocarbons at the Hamlet well back in March…

Turkey to Provide Tax Cuts for $10B Offshore Gas Project

Apr 20, 2022

Turkey will provide tax cuts to support a 145.1 billion lira ($9.9 billion) Turkish Petroleum (TPAO) project to develop the natural gas field it discovered in the Black Sea, the country's Official Gazette said on Wednesday.Natural gas was discovered…

Equinor Makes 'Significant' Oil Discovery Offshore Norway

Apr 05, 2022

Norwegian oil company Equinor has made a significant discovery at the Kveikje exploration well in the North Sea, offshore Norway, Longboat Energy, Equinor's partner in the project, has informed. The well, formally named Well 35/10-8S, located in license PL293B…

Brazil: Petrobras Finds Oil in Campos Basin Pre-Salt

Apr 04, 2022

Brazilian state-run oil company Petrobras announced on Friday that it had discovered an oil accumulation in the southern portion of the Campos Basin.The oil was found in a pioneering well in the Alto de Cabo Frio Central block, which is owned by Petrobras and BP…

After Pavo Success, Santos Gearing Up to Start Drilling at Apus-1 Well Offshore W. Australia

Apr 04, 2022

Australian oil and gas company Santos has mobilized the Noble Tom Prosser jack-up drilling rig to the Apus-1 well location offshore W. Australia, with the drilling operations set to start within a week.The rig recently completed drilling the successful Pavo-1 well…

Santos Wraps Pavo-1 Drilling, Offshore Australia

Mar 25, 2022

Australian oil and gas firm Santos has completed drilling operations on the Pavo-1 well, drilled in the WA-438-P exploration permit, offshore W. Australia, where the company earlier this week announced a significant oil discovery.According to Carnarvon Energy…

Santos Makes Significant Oil Discovery at Pavo Well Offshore Australia

Mar 23, 2022

Australian oil and gas company Santos has made a 'significant' oil discovery at Pavo-1 exploration well, 46 kilometers east of the Dorado field in the Bedout Sub-basin, offshore Western Australia.According to Santos, the well was drilled on…

Report: Cyprus Offshore Appraisal Confirms Exxon Gas Find

Mar 21, 2022

An appraisal drilling for hydrocarbons off Cyprus has reaffirmed a reservoir of high-quality gas in an area licensed to ExxonMobil and Qatar Petroleum, the island's energy ministry said on Monday.The drilling was conducted by a consortium of ExxonMobil and Qatar Petroleum…

Neptune Energy Finds Hydrocarbons at Hamlet Well, Offshore Norway

Mar 21, 2022

Oil and gas company Neptune Energy said Monday it had encountered hydrocarbons at the Hamlet exploration well in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea.'Having entered the reservoir, located within the Gjøa licence (PL153), logs encountered hydrocarbons and a decision was made to initiate coring…

Borders & Southern Petroleum Looking to Raise Cash for Working Capital, Darwin Discovery Work

Mar 04, 2022

Borders & Southern Petroleum, a company with oil and gas exploration assets offshore the Falkand Islands, is looking to raise $1.8 million via a placement of shares. It will use the proceeds for general working capital purposes and for work on its Darwin offshore discovery in the Falklands…

TotalEnergies Makes 'Significant' Oil and Gas Find Offshore Suriname

Feb 21, 2022

TotalEnergies said Monday it has made a significant new oil and associated gas discovery at the Krabdagu-1 well offshore Suriname. Made in the central area of offshore Block 58, the discovery follows previous discoveries at Maka, Sapakara, Kwaskwasi and Keskesi…

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