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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…

Shearwater in Large Towed Streamer 3D Survey Off Suriname

Sep 21, 2020

Norwegian marine seismic services company Shearwater GeoServices said Monday it had been awarded a contract by Malaysia's Petronas for work offshore Suriname.The award is for a large towed streamer 3D seismic survey over Petronas' Block 52, offshore Suriname…

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…

Shell Buys Kosmos' Frontier Exploration Assets for Up to $200M

Sep 09, 2020

Oil and gas company Kosmos Energy said Wednesday it had agreed to sell some of its frontier exploration asset interests to Shell for up to $200 millionShell will acquire Kosmos’ interest in blocks offshore São Tomé & Príncipe, Suriname, Namibia…

Subsea 7 Nets "Sizable" Contract Offshore Trinidad

Sep 01, 2020

Oslo-listed offshore services company Subsea 7 has won a 'sizable' contract for work offshore Trinidad & Tobago. This means the value of the contract falls between $50 million and $150 million.Subsea 7, which did not say who the client was, said the contract was for the project management…

BPC Gets More Time to Spud Perseverance #1 Well

Aug 13, 2020

Bahamas Petroleum Company (BPC) has been given more time to begin drilling at its offshore block in The Bahamas.In an update on Thursday, BPC said that it had received formal notification from the Government of The Bahamas that on an interim basis…

Bahamas Petroleum, Columbus Energy Merger Gets Court Approval

Aug 06, 2020

The proposed all-stock merger between Bahamas Petroleum Company and Columbus Energy Resources was sanctioned by the court on Wednesday, paving way for the merger execution. Bahamas Petroleum Company, an oil firm with exploration assets in the Bahamas…

UOG Takes Tullow's Stake in Walton Morant Block Offshore Jamaica

Aug 03, 2020

AIM-listed oil and gas company United Oil & Gas has been assigned Tullow's interest in the Walton Morant Licence, offshore Jamaica, and it now holds a 100 percent stake.UOG said Monday the Jamaican Government had assigned it Tullow Jamaica Ltd's…

Suriname's Staatsolie Eyes Stake in Apache's Prolific Offshore Block

Aug 03, 2020

Suriname's state-owned oil company Staatsolie is considering farming into an offshore oil block where Apache Corp and France's Total SA have announced a third major discovery, an executive said on Sunday.Staatsolie has the right to a stake of up to 20% in the 1…

Tullow to Spud Suriname Well in 2021. Will Hire Drilling Rig Soon

Jul 29, 2020

London-listed oil and gas exploration and production firm Tullow Oil expects to hire an offshore drilling rig soon for drilling operation in Suriname.The company said Monday that the drilling of the Goliathberg-Voltzberg North prospect (GVN…

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