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Leviathan Gas Flows to Egypt

Jan 15, 2020

Gas from the Leviathan gas field offshore Israel has started flowing to Egypt, Delek, a partner in the giant development, has said.The $3.6 billion development operated by US-based Noble Energy started producing gas in the last week od December 2019…

Tullow in $1.5B Writedown On Oil Price Outlook, Exploration

Jan 15, 2020

Tullow Oil expects to report a $1.5 billion writedown after lowering its long-term oil price assumptions by $10 to $65 a barrel, an announced reduction in reserves in Ghana and disappointing exploration wells, it said on Wednesday.'Tullow expects…

Tower Gets More Time for Cameroon Drilling

Jan 15, 2020

Tower Resources has been given more time to explore at the Thali license in Cameroon.Tower said Wednesday that the country's authorities had granted it a one-year extension to the initial period of the exploration phase of the Thali PSC as requested by Tower…

Eni's Coral Sul FLNG hull launched

Jan 14, 2020

Italian oil and gas company Eni has launched the hull of its Coral Sul FLNG unit at Samsung's Geoje yard in South Korea.Once completed the FLNG unit will be deployed over Eni's Coral reservoir in Area 4 offshore Mozambique and will be used to…

Total to Drill Deepest Ever Offshore Well Using Maersk Rig

Jan 14, 2020

French oil company Total will drill the deepest offshore well by water depth using the Maersk Voyager drillship owned by Maersk Drilling.The Danish offshore drilling contractor said Tuesday that, based on the conditional letter of award previously announced in the third quarter of 2019…

Lekoil Tricked Into Signing Fake $184M Loan Deal

Jan 14, 2020

Africa-focused oil company Lekoil on January 2 said it had secured $184 million (gross) of funding for the appraisal drilling and initial development program activities on the Ogo field, in the OPL 310 block, offshore Nigeria.The loan, Lekoil said at the time…

Zenith Step Closer To Buying AAOG Congo

Jan 13, 2020

London-listed Zenith Energy has skipped „a major hurdle“ towards acquiring majority rights in Congo focused Anglo African Oil & Gas Congo SAU.Namely, Anglo African Oil & Gas’ shareholders have passed the resolution to approve the sale of an…

E. Guinea Signs MoUs For Oil and Gas Blocks

Jan 13, 2020

Equatorial Guinea’s minister for mines and hydrocarbons Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima has signed several MoU with bidders of the country’s 2019 Licensing Round.The government of Equatorial Guinea last year offered 27 free blocks for exploration…

Lekoil in Trading Halt After Funding Deal Query

Jan 13, 2020

London-listed oil company Lekoil has suspended trading of its shares after the Qatari Investment Authority questioned the validity of its recently announced funding agreement.Lekoil, focused on oil and gas activities in Africa, earlier in January…

Equatorial Guinea To Add 20,000 BPD of Oil Production This Year

Jan 13, 2020

Equatorial Guinea will add 20,000 barrels per day (bpd) of oil production by October, the country's oil minister said on Sunday. 'We expect an increase this year of around 20,000 bpd additional because of the new discoveries,' Gabriel Obiang Lima told reporters on the sidelines of an energy event…

Exploration in 2020: The Transition is Yet to Start

Jan 10, 2020

The Energy Transition and Extinction Rebellion may have led the energy news agenda and stimulated reflection in many exploration and production (E&P) boardrooms in 2019, but the impact on exploration drilling is not yet apparent. The global high impact well[1] count in 2019 was 91 wells…

Deep Down to Repair Umbilicals for Two Oil Operators

Jan 10, 2020

Subsea equipment specialist Deep Down has received orders from two independent oil and gas operators for emergency umbilical repairs in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and West Africa. The company said Friday that both projects included design, engineering…

Subsea 7 Wins 'Very Large' Sangomar Contract

Jan 10, 2020

Offshore installation and construction specialist Subsea 7 has said it has won a 'very large' subsea equipment contract from Woodside for the Sangomar project offshore Senegal.Subsea 7 has won a contract in cooperation with Schlumberger's One…

Modec Confirms Sangomar FPSO Order

Jan 10, 2020

Japanese FPSO specialist Modec has confirmed it has secured an order from Woodside for an FPSO to be deployed at the Sangomar project offshore Senegal.The confirmation of order came Friday just after Woodside had announced its field development…

Optimum, Lekoil in OPL310 Survey Ahead of Drilling

Jan 10, 2020

Optimum and Lekoil, partners in the OPL 310 license offshore Nigeria, have kicked off the site survey ahead of the planned drilling expected later this year.'The marine vessel, conducting the site survey, arrived at site location yesterday and…

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