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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…

New Water Dissolvable Frac Ball Tooling Launched

Jan 13, 2021

Victory Elements says its newly launched water dissolvable ceramic materials for hydraulic fracturing of oil and gas wells are designed to provide performance and cost advantages compared to conventional practices including faster completion times…

Nigeria's Senate President Promises Action on Long-delayed Oil Reform Law

Jan 13, 2021

Nigeria's senate president said that despite forces 'working desperately' to derail a long-delayed oil overhaul bill, lawmakers will push the bill through the national assembly.The measure, 20 years in the making, underpins everything from oil exploration to gas pipelines and fuel regulation…

UK: OGA to Take 'Blended Approach' with License Change Requests

Jan 13, 2021

The UK Oil and Gas Authority said Wednesday to would take a 'blended approach' when it comes to the companies' compliance with oil and gas license timelines, in the wake of the pandemic.The regulator had back in March 2020 said it would seek…

Former Shell Upstream Boss to Become CEO of Galp

Jan 13, 2021

Former Shell director Andy Brown will become CEO at Portuguese oil and energy company Galp Energia from Feb. 19, the company said, with boss Carlos Gomes da Silva leaving two years before the end of his mandate.The decision was agreed upon by Gomes da Silva and board chair Paula Amorim…

20 High Impact O&G Exploration Wells to Watch in 2021

Jan 13, 2021

High impact exploration has weathered a perfect storm of a pandemic, an oil price crash, and an accelerating energy transition, and enters 2021 with a substantial drilling program that should at least match 2020.High-impact exploration started…

Oil Rises to 11-month High

Jan 12, 2021

Oil hit an 11-month high just below $57 a barrel on Tuesday, bolstered by Saudi Arabia's plans to limit supply, offsetting worries that rising coronavirus cases globally would curtail fuel demand.Brent crude settled up 92 cents, or 1.7%, at $56…

Norway Eyes Sea Change in Deep Dive for Metals Instead of Oil

Jan 12, 2021

Norway's oil and gas reserves have made it one of the world's wealthiest countries but its dreams for deep-sea discovery now center on something different.This time, Oslo is looking for a leading role in mining copper, zinc, and other metals…

Premier Oil Shareholders Vote in Favor of Merger with Chrysaor

Jan 12, 2021

Premier Oil shareholders on Tuesday voted in favor of a reverse takeover of private equity-backed Chrysaor to create the British North Sea's biggest oil and gas producer in which Premier shareholders will hold about 5.5%.'Shareholder approval for the Transaction has now been received…

Third of Oil and Gas Workers Faced Pay Cut in 2020

Jan 12, 2021

Almost one in three workers in the oil and gas industry faced pay cuts in 2020, a worldwide survey showed on Tuesday, as the coronavirus crisis drove down fuel demand and prices.Oil and gas workers are still among the highest paid in the world…

PGS to Reprocess Uruguay's Exploration Data

Jan 12, 2021

Norwegian oil and gas exploration seismic data company PGS has signed an agreement with Uruguay's state oil company ANCAP to reprocess over 11 000 km of existing 2D lines of various vintages, applying the latest seismic imaging techniques.'This rejuvenation will provide new…

Former Noble Energy COO Joins Marathon Oil Board

Jan 12, 2021

Marathon Oil has informed that Brent Smolik has been elected to the company's board of directors, effective January 11, 2021.Smolik, 59, has over 35 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, including senior executive leadership roles at Noble Energy Corporation…

Petrobras Hires Ocyan's Norbe VIII Drillship

Jan 11, 2021

Brazilian oil and gas giant Petrobras has on behalf of the Libra consortium, hired Ocyan's deepwater drillship Norbe VIII to drill at the Mero field, off Brazil.The contract is for a period of 425 days and is expected to start in July 2021,…

IOG: Platform Construction on Track for North Sea Project

Jan 11, 2021

UK-based oil firm Independent Oil & Gas has informed that work on the construction of the two platforms being built for its North Sea development project was progressing well with delivery scheduled for 1Q 2021. The company also said it would appoint new COO in the coming weeks…

TMC to Deliver Compressors for Shell's Bonga FPSO

Jan 11, 2021

TMC Compressors (TMC), a Norway-based provider of compressed air systems for the marine and offshore industry, has won a contract to supply a complete offshore topside compressed air system to Shell's Bonga Main FPSO in Nigeria.TMC will deliver…

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