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Petrobras Eyes Sale of Albacora Offshore Fields

Sep 25, 2020

Brazilian national oil company Petrobras has launched a teaser for the potential sale of its interests in Albacora and Albacora Leste deepwater offshore blocks in Brazil.Petrobras is selling a 100% operated working interest in the Albacora offshore…

Petrobras Makes Oil Find in Campos Basin Block

Sep 23, 2020

Brazilian national oil company Petrobras has discovered hydrocarbons at the first well drilled in the block C-M-657,in the pre-salt of the Campos Basin in which partners are U.S. ExxonMobil and Norway's Equinor.The exploration well named Naru…

U.S. BOEM, BSEE Looking at Ways to Boost Gulf of Mexico Oil and Gas Output

Sep 23, 2020

The U.S. government agencies responsible for offshore oil and gas regulations are looking at ways to update policies to promote the growth of oil and gas production in the Gulf of Mexico.Specifically, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)…

U.S. Gulf of Mexico Oil Firms Tally Hurricane Damages, Begin Restarts

Sep 18, 2020

Storm-tossed U.S. offshore energy producers and exporters began clearing debris on Thursday from Hurricane Sally and booting up idle Gulf of Mexico operations after hunkering down for five days.The storm toppled trees, flooded streets, and left about 570…

Turkish Drillship to Continue Operating in Disputed Waters off Cyprus Until Mid-Oct

Sep 16, 2020

Turkey said on Tuesday it had extended the operations of its Yavuz energy drillship in disputed Mediterranean waters off Cyprus until Oct. 12, in a move that could stir tension between the Greek Cypriot government and Ankara.Yavuz will be accompanied by three other Turkish ships…

Suriname: After Three Discoveries, Apache Spuds Fourth Offshore Well

Sep 15, 2020

Oil and gas company Apache, with its partner Total, is on the hunt for its fourth offshore oil discovery in Suriname.The company has this year announced discoveries at Sapakara West, and Maka Central, and most recently, Kwaskwasi well - all in Block 58…

Oil Firms Halt Output as U.S. Gulf Coast Braces for Hurricane

Sep 14, 2020

Offshore platforms and one refinery along the U.S. Gulf Coast shut down on Sunday as they prepared for a second hurricane strike in less than a month.Phillips 66 began shutting its 255,600 barrel-per-day (bpd) Alliance, Louisiana, refinery as…

U.S. Gulf of Mexico Pipeline Won't Resume Full Output Before Oct.1, Operator Says

Sep 11, 2020

A U.S. Gulf of Mexico crude oil pipeline owned by Genesis Energy LP is not expected to be fully restored before Oct. 1, the company said on Thursday, after destructive storms tore through the coastal region late last month.Houston-based Genesis…

Petrobras: Excellent Productivity, High CO2 Levels at Jupiter DST

Sep 08, 2020

Brazil's Petrobras has completed the Drill Stem Test (DST) in the area of the Júpiter Discovery Assessment Plan, located in the Santos Basin pre-salt, reporting excellent well productivity, but high CO2 content.The Jupiter area belongs to the BM-S-24 concession…

U.S. Gulf of Mexico Oil Output Remains Lower in Wake of Storm

Aug 31, 2020

U.S. Gulf of Mexico crude oil output remained down 70%, or 1.29 million barrels per day, according to data released on Sunday by the Department of Interior, as companies continued to return crews to offshore facilities that were evacuated ahead of Hurricane Laura…

Total Spuds Luiperd-1X Well Offshore South Africa

Aug 28, 2020

After striking a play-opening gas find offshore South Africa in 2019 with the Deepsea Stavanger drilling rig, the French oil and gas major Total has brought the same rig back to the country and has started drilling on another closely watched prospect - the Luiperd…

Exxon Presses for Guyana Approval of Third Offshore Project

Aug 27, 2020

Exxon Mobil Corp is pressing Guyana's newly-installed government for approval of its third offshore oil project, which has been under a months-long review that coincided with political turmoil in the South American country.Exxon, which operates…

Hurricane Laura Biggest Threat to Gulf Oil Output Since 2005

Aug 25, 2020

The U.S. energy industry began preparing for a major hurricane strike by Tuesday, cutting crude production at a rate approaching the level of 2005's Hurricane Katrina and halting oil refining at plants along the Texas/Louisiana coast.The storm…

Guyana Relaunches Search for Company to Market Its Oil

Aug 25, 2020

Guyana has re-launched a search for a company to market the government's share of the crude produced at the offshore Liza project, operated by Exxon Mobil Corp, according to a notice published in the South American country's newspapers.President Irfaan Ali's government scrapped a previous…

Qatar Petroleum Farms Into Deepwater Block in Angola

Aug 18, 2020

Qatar's state-owned oil and gas company Qatar Petroleum has entered into a farm-in agreement for an acquisition of a stake in an offshore block in Angola.Qatar has reached the deal with Angola's Sonangol, and France's Total to acquire a 30% participating interest in Block 48…

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