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The Bahamas: BPC Completes Drilling of Perseverance #1 with Non-Commercial Oil Discovery

Feb 08, 2021

Bahamas Petroleum Company (BPC) said Monday that its Perseverance #1 well offshore The Bahamas has encountered oil, however, not in commercial volumes.'The Perseverance #1 well in The Bahamas has encountered hydrocarbons, successfully validated the structural model and the petroleum system, and drilled a majority of the potential reservoirs of interest, thus fulfilling the core technical objectives of the well…

Hess Allocates 41% of Budget for Offshore Guyana Developments

Jan 25, 2021

Oil and gas producer Hess Corp on Monday forecast a small drop in output and set a $1.9 billion budget for 2021, most of which will go to Guyana, touted as one of the most important new oil and gas discoveries in the last decade.The company has been relying on its investment in offshore Guyana…

Tullow Starts Drilling Ops at GVN-1 Exploration Well, Offshore Suriname

Jan 25, 2021

Oil and gas company Tullow Oil is set to start drilling at its Goliathberg Voltzberg North-1 (GVN-1) exploration well, offshore Suriname, targeting 235 million barrels of oil. The news of the drilling operation startup was shared by Tullow's partner Ratio Petroleum…

Drilling Deals Confirmed for Two Maersk Rigs in Suriname

Jan 18, 2021

Following a conditional letter of the award signed with the French oil giant Total last November for the supply of two offshore drilling rigs in Suriname, Danish offshore drilling firm Maersk Drilling said Monday Total has firmed up the contracts…

Total, Apache Make Another Oil Find Offshore Suriname

Jan 14, 2021

French oil giant Total and its partner Apache said Thursday they'd made a new significant oil and gas discovery at the Keskesi East-1 well, in Block 58 off the coast of Suriname. This follows previous offshore discoveries in the Block at Maka Central…

BPC Can Keep On Drilling Off Bahamas, Court Rules

Jan 06, 2021

A judge in The Bahamas has refused to grant any orders that would affect Bahamas Petroleum Corporation's current operations in the country, meaning that the drilling of Perseverance #1 well, spudded on December 20, will continue. Further hearings…

Prosafe Nets Work in Trinidad for Safe Concordia Flotel

Jan 05, 2021

Offshore accommodation rig owner Prosafe has won a contract for one of its units in Trinidad and Tobago.The Oslo-listed company said Tuesday it had won a deal to provide accommodation and construction support using the Safe Concordia flotel in Trinidad and Tobago in Q2 2021…

The Bahamas: BPC Spuds Perseverance #1 Offshore Well

Dec 21, 2020

Bahamas Petroleum Company (BPC) has started drilling at its maiden offshore well in the Bahamas, despite the opposition by environmental groups and U.S. Congress members who recently called for a stop of the drilling project off the Caribbean country's coast…

Fugro's Positioning Services for Petronas' Suriname Drilling Program

Dec 15, 2020

Dutch offshore services company Fugro has said it has won a contract with Malaysia's Petronas, to provide positioning services for Petronas' exploration program offshore Suriname.The news comes just days after Petronas said it had discovered hydrocarbons in its Block 52…

Petronas Makes Its First Offshore Discovery in Suriname

Dec 11, 2020

Malaysian oil and gas company Petronas has made its first offshore discovery offshore Suriname.The company, as the operator of Block 52, said Friday the hydrocarbon discovery had been made while drilling the Sloanea-1 exploration well in the offshore block…

The Bahamas: Activists Push to Stop BPC's Offshore Drilling Project

Dec 10, 2020

Environmental activists are seeking to prevent Bahamas Petroleum Company from drilling its Perseverance #1 well offshore the Bahamas, just days ahead of the expected spud date.As previously reported, Bahamas Petroleum Company has hired Stena…

Kosmos Energy Completes Sale of Frontier Exploration Assets to Shell

Dec 10, 2020

London-listed oil and gas company Kosmos Energy has partially completed the previously announced sale of its frontier offshore oil and gas exploration assets to Shell, with the South Africa transaction expected to complete in 2021.Under the agreement first announced in September…

Bahamas Petroleum: Virus Mitigation Measures Lift Costs of Perseverance #1 Drilling

Nov 27, 2020

Bahamas Petroleum Company (BPC), an oil and gas firm which is gearing up to spud its first well offshore the Bahamas next month, has raised the cost estimates for the drilling operation, citing COVID-19 mitigation measures.As previously reported…

Peterson to Provide Logistics Services for OneSubsea in Trinidad

Oct 21, 2020

Energy logistics provider Peterson has signed a project logistics services contract with Schlumberger's OneSubsea to support its work on BP's Matapal project offshore Trinidad and Tobago.BP sanctioned the development of the Matapal project in December 2019…

BPC to Spud Bahamas Well in December Using Stena IceMAX Drillship

Sep 25, 2020

Bahamas Petroleum Company (BPC) expects to spud its maiden well offshore The Bahamas called Perseverance #1, in December 2020, using the Stena IceMAX drillship.BPC in May signed a drilling contract with Stena Drilling for a sixth-generation drilling rig…

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