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Shell Makes 'Significant' Discovery in Deepwater Gulf of Mexico

May 11, 2021

Oil major Shell has made a significant discovery at the Leopard prospect in the deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico,  some 245 miles (394 km)  south-southeast of Houston.According to Shell, the Leopard well encountered more than 600 feet (183 meters) net oil pay at multiple levels, and evaluation is underway to further define development options. 'Leopard expands our leading position in the Gulf of Mexico and is an exciting addition to our core portfolio…

Norway: MOL Gets Nod to Drill Iving Appraisal Well

May 06, 2021

Oil company MOL Norge AS, a Norwegian subsidiary of Hungarian MOL, has received a drilling permit for an appraisal well in the North Sea, offshore Norway.MOL will use the Transocean Barents semi-submersible drilling rig to drill the well formally named Well 25/8-21 S…

Equinor Finds Oil and Gas in Norwegian Sea. Production Start-up Imminent

Apr 21, 2021

Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor, with its partners Total and Vår Energi, has made an oil and gas discovery in a new segment belonging to the Tyrihans field in the Norwegian Sea. Recoverable resources are so far estimated at between 3.0 and 4…

BP Makes Oil Discovery at Puma West Well in Gulf of Mexico

Apr 14, 2021

BP on Tuesday announced an oil discovery at the Puma West prospect in the deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico.The well, located in the Green Canyon Block 821, was drilled by BP on behalf of partners Chevron and Talos Energy.It is located west of the…

Eni Finds Oil Offshore Angola. First Production Expected within Six Months

Apr 06, 2021

Italian oil and gas company Eni has made a new light oil discovery in Block 15/06, in Angola’s deep offshore. Eni said Tuesday that the well was drilled on the Cuica exploration prospect located inside the Cabaça Development Area and close to the Armada Olombendo FPSO (East Hub)…

PTTEP Discovers Oil and Gas at Sirung-1 Well, Offshore Malaysia

Mar 30, 2021

Thai oil and gas company PTTEP has made an oil and gas discovery from the first exploration well, Sirung-1, in Block SK405B, off the coast of Sarawak, offshore Malaysia.Phongsthorn Thavisin, PTTEP Chief Executive Officer, disclosed that PTTEP…

Report: Talos, Pemex Yet to Reach Deal on Giant Offshore Oil Discovery

Mar 26, 2021

No deal has yet been reached on the future of a lucrative shared oil deposit as a deadline expired on Thursday, but Mexican state-run Pemex and Talos Energy will keep talking, three sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.How…

Equinor, Partners Make 'Significant' Oil Find in Mature Area Off Norway

Mar 24, 2021

Norwegian oil firm Equinor, with its partners Vår Energi, Idemitsu Petroleum, and Neptune Energy, said Wednesday it had made the biggest discovery this year offshore Norway.Preliminary estimates place the discovery size between 12 and 19 million standard cubic meters of recoverable oil equivalent…

Equinor Strikes Oil Near Johan Castberg Field in Barents Sea

Mar 10, 2021

Equinor and its partners Vår Energi and Petoro have discovered oil at an exploration well near the Johan Castberg development in the Barents Sea.Recoverable resources at the well - formally known as well 7220/7-4 - in production licence 532…

PTTEP Finds More Gas Offshore Malaysia

Feb 24, 2021

Thai oil and gas company PTTEP has made a gas discovery at the Dokong-1 wildcat exploration well in Block SK417, located in the shallow waters of Baram Province, offshore Sarawak, Malaysia.PTTEP is the operator of the block with an 80 percent stake…

Petronas Strikes Oil Offshore Indonesia

Feb 24, 2021

Malaysian oil company Petronas said Wednesday it had made an oil discovery at the Hidayah-1 exploration well, located within the North Madura II Production Sharing Contract (PSC), offshore East Java,  Indonesia. Petronas' subsidiary PC North Madura II Ltd…

CNOOC Makes Large Oil and Gas Find in Bohai Bay

Feb 22, 2021

Chinese national oil company CNOOC said Sunday it had made a large oil and gas discovery Bozhong 13-2 in Bohai Bay.CNOOC said that the Bozhong 13-2 structure was located in the south-western Ring of Bozhong Sag in the Bohai Bay with an average water depth of about 23…

PTTEP, Petronas Make Significant Gas Find Offshore Sarawak, Malaysia

Feb 10, 2021

Malaysian oil firm Petronas and Thailand's PTTEP on Wednesday announced they'd made a large gas discovery at the Lang Lebah-2 well, offshore Sarawak, Malaysia.The well is located in Block SK410B, in the Central Luconia Province, about 80 kilometers off the coast of Sarawak…

Equinor Makes Oil and Gas Find in North Sea, Off Norway

Feb 05, 2021

Norwegian oil firm Equinor has made an oil and gas discovery near the Troll field in the North Sea, offshore Norway.Equinor said Friday that the recoverable resources are estimated at between 7 and 11 million standard cubic meters of oil equivalent…

Petrobras Strikes Oil at Urissanê Well, Off Brazil

Jan 29, 2021

Brazilian oil firm Petrobras has said it has identified the presence of hydrocarbons in the wildcat well in the block C-M-411, in the pre-salt region in the Campos Basin, off Brazil.The well 1-BRSA-1377-RJS, informally known as Urissanê, is located approximately 200 km from the coast…

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