Black Sea News


Subsea 7, Schlumberger Secure Work on Turkey's Giant Offshore Gas Find

Oct 15, 2021

Subsea 7 has confirmed the award of a major contract by Turkish Petroleum for the Sakarya field development offshore Turkey in the Black Sea. Subsea 7 defines a major contract as being one where Subsea 7’s share of revenue is over USD 750 million…

BSOG Installs Ana Platform in Black Sea, Offshore Romania

Sep 22, 2021

Romanian oil and gas company Black Sea Oil & Gas has said it has installed the Ana offshore production platform in the Black Sea. According to BSOG, this is the first offshore platform built and installed in Romania in the past 30 years.Following…

BSOG Project a Litmus Test for Romanian Offshore Gas Investments

Sep 03, 2021

Black Sea Oil & Gas (BSOG) is pressing ahead to be the first company to tap Romania's offshore gas fields despite a disputed tax that has stymied other projects, but if the levy remains it could impact its operations in the country, its chief executive said…

Romgaz, ExxonMobil in Exclusive Talks for Black Sea Block Deal

Jun 18, 2021

Romanian oil and gas company Romgaz said Friday it had signed an exclusivity agreement with ExxonMobil, in relation to Exxon's planned sale of rights in an offshore block in the Romanian part of the Black Sea.As previously reported, Romgaz in…

Collab in Sight? Turkey Shares Data on Giant Black Sea Gas Find with ExxonMobil, Chevron

Jun 11, 2021

Turkey has shared data on its Black Sea discovery with U.S. energy majors Chevron and Exxon Mobil ahead of possible cooperation in extracting the gas, a Turkish official with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.Ankara has so far insisted it…

Turkey Finds More Natural Gas in the Black Sea

Jun 04, 2021

Turkey has discovered 135 billion cubic meters of additional natural gas in the southern Black Sea, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday, raising the total discovery in the region to 540 billion cubic meters.Last year, Turkey's drillship…

Turkish President Erdogan has 'Good News' on Black Sea Gas Reserves

Jun 02, 2021

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said late on Tuesday he would announce 'good news' regarding natural gas reserves in the Black Sea on Friday.In one of the world's biggest finds last year, Turkey said it discovered 405 billion cubic meters of natural gas in the Black Sea's Sakarya field…

PGS Nets Black Sea Seismic Survey Deal

May 27, 2021

Norwegian marine seismic surveyor PGS has said it has won a 'significant' seismic data acquisition contract in the Black Sea. The project is scheduled to start in mid-August 2021 and be completed in November. The customer will have the opportunity to extend the contract…

OMV Petrom Wraps Sale of Kazakhstan Business. Focuses on Black Sea

May 17, 2021

Romanian oil and gas firm OMV Petrom has completed the previously announced sale of Kazakhstan-based Kom-Munai LLP (KOM) and Tasbulat Oil Corporation LLP (TOC) to Magnetic Oil, so it can fully focus on its business in the Black Sea.KOM and TOC hold the production licenses for four onshore fields…

Romgaz Bids to Buy Exxon's Romanian Subsidiary

Apr 01, 2021

Romanian oil and gas company Romgaz has filed a takeover offer for ExxonMobil's Romanian subsidiary holding a share in an offshore block in the Black Sea.ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Romania Limited holds a 50 percent stake in the XIX Neptun Deep Block in the Black Sea…

Romania's OMV Petrom Takes Hold of Offshore Block in Georgian Black Sea

Mar 11, 2021

Romanian oil and gas company OMV Petrom has signed the production sharing contract for the offshore Block II in the exclusive economic zone of the Georgian Black Sea.OMV Petrom won in June 2020 the international tender organized by the Ministry…

Romania: BSOG to Start Gas Production from $600M Black Sea Project in November

Feb 24, 2021

Romania-based Black Sea Oil & Gas (BSOG) will begin extracting natural gas from its $600 million offshore Romanian project in November, its chief executive said on Tuesday, but added further progress hinged on scrapping a disputed tax.The additional…

OMV Petrom Spuds Two New Wells in Black Sea

Jan 18, 2021

Romanian oil and gas firm OMV Petrom said Monday it had started drilling two new development wells in the shallow waters of the Istria block, in the Black Sea.The first drilling operations started at the end of December 2020 and the drilling…

OMV Petrom Exits Kazakhstan to Focus on Black Sea Assets

Dec 29, 2020

Romanian oil and gas company OMV Petrom has agreed to sell its onshore oilfields in Kazakhstan, and focus on the Black Sea region.OMV Petrom said Tuesday it had signed the transaction for the sale of its 100% shareholding in Kom-Munai LLP (KOM)…

Turkey Spuds Second Black Sea Well

Nov 05, 2020

Turkey began drilling at a second borehole in a Black Sea natural gas field where it made its largest-ever discovery earlier this year, Energy Minister Fatih Donmez said on Thursday.In one of the world’s biggest finds this year, Turkey said…

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