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Chevron to Boost St. Malo Production

Sep 19, 2019

Chevron has sanctioned a project to increase recovery in the St. Malo field, as the US based supermajor looks to maximize existing resources in the Gulf of Mexico.The waterflood project is Chevron’s first in the deepwater Wilcox trend and is…

Talos Making Moves in the Gulf of Mexico

Sep 19, 2019

Talos Energy announced it has entered into two separate agreements with BP and ExxonMobil related to new exploration opportunities in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. The company said it will work with BP to drill and evaluate the Puma West prospect…

Repsol Cancels Dril-Quip Contract

Sep 17, 2019

Spanish oil company Repsol has terminated a contract with U.S. firm Dril-Quip for the delivery of offshore equipment for a project in Vietnam.Houston-based Dril-Quip has announced that the contract award between its subsidiary Dril-Quip Asia Pacific Pte Ltd…

Cooper Awarded Otway Basin Exploration Permit

Sep 17, 2019

Cooper Energy said it has been awarded the offshore exploration permit VIC/P76 located in the Otway Basin, offshore Victoria.VIC/P76 comprises an area of 162 square kilometers in water depths ranging from 60 meters to 70 meters. Commercial gas discoveries surround the permit…

Equinor Finds Gas in the Norwegian Sea

Sep 17, 2019

Norway's Equinor has discovered a gas field in its Eagle prospect in the Norwegian Sea, the energy company said on Tuesday, adding that it plans to extract resources via existing platforms in the areaThe company discovered the gas field along with Norwegian partners Aker BP and Wellesley Petroleum…

ABS, Keppel to Build Smart Rigs

Sep 17, 2019

In an Industry first, the provider of classification services to the offshore industry ABS partnered with Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) in developing the first two new build Drilling Rigs with Smart Notations.One of the rigs, which was delivered earlier this year for work in offshore Mexico…

Tullow to Drill at Least 3 New Guyana Wells in 2020

Sep 16, 2019

Tullow Oil plans to drill three or more oil exploration wells in Guyana next year, Chief Executive Officer Paul McDade said on Monday after the firm's second oil discovery in the country.Following the Jethro-1 discovery last month, London-listed…

ExxonMobil Reports Discovery Offshore Guyana

Sep 16, 2019

ExxonMobil has made an oil discovery in the the closely watched Stabroek block offshore Guyana, the supermajor announced on Monday.The discovery in the Tripletail-1 well in the Turbot area adds to the previously announced estimated recoverable…

Tullow Makes Second Discovery Offshore Guyana

Sep 16, 2019

Tullow Oil announced it has made a second oil discovery on the Orinduik block, opening a new Upper Tertiary oil play in the Guyana offshore basin.The Joe-1 exploration well was drilled by the Stena Forth drillship to a total depth of 2,175 meters in 780 meters water depth…

VAALCO Spuds Etame Appraisal

Sep 13, 2019

VAALCO Energy said it has spud the Etame 9P appraisal wellbore at the Etame field to kick off its 2019/2020 drilling campaign offshore Gabon.Drilling of the Etame 9P appraisal wellbore is expected to take approximately four weeks, after which…

Ukraine Strips US Firm of Black Sea Exploration Rights

Sep 12, 2019

Ukraine's new government on Thursday stripped U.S.-based Trident Acquisitions of the right to explore and develop oil and gas reserves in the Black Sea shelf, prompting the company to say Ukraine had lost out on $1 billion in new investment…

Pharis Mulls Steam Flooding at Pilot Field

Sep 12, 2019

Engineering consultancy Crondall Energy said it has been awarded a contract by Pharis Energy to deliver a concept select study for the operator’s heavy oil Pilot field development in the Central North Sea.According to a statement issued today by Crondall Energy…

Kim Heng Offshore Wins New HDD Contract

Sep 12, 2019

Singapore-based offshore services provider Kim Heng Offshore & Marine (KHOM) has ventured into renewable energy services by securing a new horizontal directional drilling (HDD) contract.The integrated offshore and marine value chain services…

Three Bills Threaten US Offshore Drilling

Sep 11, 2019

The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a bill to ban offshore oil and gas drilling off Florida, the first of three measures it is considering, which would also ban drilling off the Pacific coast and in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Reserve…

Equinor Drills Dry Well in Mikkel Field

Sep 11, 2019

Norwegian oil and gas firm Equinor Energy AS, operator of production licences 796 and 796 B, has has drilled a duster 8 kms northeast of the Mikkel field in the Norwegian Sea and 183 kms north of Kristiansund.The primary exploration target for…

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