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Campeche Survey Underway

Sep 17, 2019

A new 5,080-square-kilometer wide-azimuth (WAZ) multiclient survey has commenced in the Salina del Istmo Basin in the Gulf of Mexico Bay of Campeche, providing the first 3D coverage over this shallow-water target area that includes the recent Zama-1 discovery…

Baltim South West Gas Field Starts Production

Sep 17, 2019

Egypt's Baltim South West offshore gas field backed by BP and Eni has started production of 100 million cubic feet of gas a day, the oil ministry said on Tuesday.Output will rise to 500 million cubic feet of gas by the second quarter of 2020 when five wells are expected to be online…

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…

Utgard Comes on Stream

Sep 17, 2019

Norwegian energy company Equinor said it has started production from the Utgard gas and condensate field, spanning the Norwegian-UK border in the North Sea. Recoverable resources are estimated at around 40 million barrels of oil equivalent (boe) and daily production on plateau will be around 43…

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…

Weatherford Inks $87 Mln Deal with Petrobras

Sep 11, 2019

Oilfield services company Weatherford announced it has secured an $87 million contract for fishing and intervention services with Brazilian-based multinational corporation Petróleo Brasileiro S.A., more commonly known as Petrobras.Weatherford…

Repsol Sees Yme Start-up in H1 2020

Sep 11, 2019

Spain's Repsol believes it can start producing oil at the Norwegian Yme oilfield in the first half of next year, a partner in the field said on Wednesday.'Repsol, the operator of the field, is confident that Yme could start production in the first half of 2020…

SeaBird Tallies Australasia Survey

Sep 11, 2019

Marine seismic surveyor SeaBird Exploration said it has been awarded a contact to acquire 2D seismic data in the Australasia region. The survey is due to commence during the fourth quarter of 2019 and is estimated to run for approximately three to four months plus mobilization…

Gazprom Neft Resumes Output at Arctic Offshore Field

Sep 11, 2019

Gazprom Neft, the oil arm of Russian gas giant Gazprom, said on Wednesday it had resumed oil production at the Prirazlomnoye offshore Arctic field on September 7 after planned maintenance.The Prirazlomnoye field was halted on August 8 for maintenance…

Shearwater Secures Work in Turkey

Sep 10, 2019

Shearwater GeoServices said it has been awarded a seismic acquisition and depth processing contract by Türkiye Petrolleri Anonim Ortaklığı (TPAO) – its second project to be executed for TPAO in 2019.The four-month project will start in third…

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