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Oil Soars 10%

Sep 16, 2019

Oil futures jumped 10% on Monday after an attack on Saudi Arabian crude oil processing facilities over the weekend sliced the kingdom's production in half and threatened to hamper shipments from the world's largest crude exporter.Prices initially…

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…

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…

OFS Sector Expected to Take a Hit

Sep 12, 2019

Lower oil prices will push the global oilfield services (OFS) sector into a recession in 2020 after three successive years of growth, according to Rystad Energy.In a new sector outlook update, Audun Martinsen, head of oilfield services research at Rystad Energy…

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…

Johan Sverdrup: 660,000 bpd Output by 2022

Sep 09, 2019

Output from the Equinor-operated Johan Sverdrup oil field in the North Sea will rise to 660,000 barrels per day (bpd) by 2022, from 440,000 bpd by early 2020, a company executive said on Monday.Output from the field will start up in October…

Mexico, Pemex to Hedge Oil Output

Sep 09, 2019

The Mexican government has said in its 2020 budget proposal that it will maintain a strategy of hedging its oil output against lower prices.Mexico’s state oil company Pemex will also continue a similar but separate hedging program. Mexico’s…

Norway: 33 Firms Seek Blocks in Mature Areas

Sep 04, 2019

Thirty-three oil companies submitted bids for exploration blocks offshore Norway in a so-called predefined areas (APA) licensing round, the Ministry of Oil and Energy said on Wednesday.This year's round comprised 48 blocks in the Arctic Barents Sea…

Total Eyes $10 Billion North Sea Investments

Sep 03, 2019

French energy producer Total could invest up to $10 billion in the North Sea over the next five years but cost discipline must be maintained as a matter of urgency, Chief Executive Officer Patrick Pouyanne said on Tuesday.As part of its efforts…

Brazil Oil Production Jumps 7% in July

Sep 03, 2019

Brazilian oil production increased to 2.77 million barrels per day (bpd) on average in July, up 7% from a year earlier, local oil and fuels regulator ANP said on Monday.Natural gas production also increased by 7% in July from the same month last year to 124 million cubic meters…

Petrobras Announces Polo Garoupa Fields Sale

Sep 03, 2019

Brazil's state-run oil company, Petroleo Brasileiro SA, announced the binding phase of the sale of its 11 oil fields in shallow waters of the Santos basin and collectively known as Polo Garoupa.Petrobras said in a securities filing that oil fields called Anequim…

Johan Sverdrup May Start Up Early -Equinor

Aug 30, 2019

Norway's Johan Sverdrup field could begin oil shipments in October, earlier than the scheduled November start, an Equinor spokesman said on Friday, adding that oil market participants had been notified.The startup of production at Sverdrup, the largest North Sea discovery in more than three decades…

2P Reserves at Dussafu PSC Increased 89%

Aug 29, 2019

Panoro Energye announced an 89% increase in 2P oil reserves at the Dussafu Production Sharing Contract (Dussafu PSC), offshore Gabon.A mid-year update report from independent reserves auditor Netherland, Sewell & Associates Inc. (NSAI) on certain…

Tullow, Eco Spud Joe-1 Well in Guyana

Aug 27, 2019

Operator Tullow started drilling a fresh exploration well in Guyana's offshore Orinduik block, partner Eco Atlantic announced on Tuesday.Joe-1 was spud August 25 using the Stena Forth drillship, which previously drilled the recently announced Jethro discovery…

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