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Shell Strikes Gas Offshore Egypt

Nov 22, 2023

Shell Egypt said Tuesday it had completed the drilling of the first well in its three-well exploration campaign, Mina West, located in the North East El-Amriya block, in the Mediterranean Sea, discovering a gas bearing reservoir. Drilling activities took place at a water depth of around 250 meters below sea level in the offshore Nile Delta, with primary data confirming the presence of a gas-bearing reservoir…

Malaysia Banks 1 Billion+ BOE Discoveries in 2023

Dec 01, 2023

PETRONAS and its Petroleum Arrangement Contractors recorded 19 exploration discoveries and two exploration-appraisal successes, contributing over 1 billion barrels of oil equivalent (bboe) of new resources for Malaysia in 2023. This achievement…

Equinor Makes Small But Commercial Gas Discovery in North Sea, Offshore Norway

Nov 06, 2023

Norwegian oil and gas firm Equinor has discovered gas in the license containing the Gina Krog field in the North Sea, offshore Norway.'The discovery is small, but gas production can start as early as 2023,' Equinor said.The recoverable volumes…

Kosmos Energy Becomes Operator of 'World-Scale' Senegal Offshore Discoveries as BP Exits

Nov 06, 2023

Oil and gas company Kosmos Energy said Monday it had increased its working interest to 90% and assumed operatorship of the 'world-scale ' Yakaar-Teranga gas discoveries offshore Senegal. The increase in working interest follows BP’s exit from the field…

Suriname State-oil firm Says Petronas Exploration Well Shows Promise

Nov 02, 2023

Malaysia's state-owned oil firm Petronas has discovered several oil-bearing layers in an exploration well off the coast of Suriname, state oil firm Staatsolie said in a statement on Thursday.Suriname's offshore exploration areas are adjacent to Guyana…

Ithaca Energy Takes Full Ownership of North Sea Discovery

Nov 02, 2023

UK North Sea-focused oil company Ithaca Energy has completed the acquisition of the remaining 40% stake in the Fotla offshore discovery and three exploration licenses - P.213 Area C, P.345 Area A and P.2536 - from Spirit Energy. The acquisition…

Kosmos Energy Makes Oil Discovery Near Lucius SPAR in U.S. GoM

Oct 11, 2023

Oil and gas company Kosmos Energy has made an oil discovery at the Tiberius exploration well in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico near the Occidental-operated Lucius SPAR production facility.According to Kosmos, the Tiberius exploration well tested a four-way structural trap in the outboard Wilcox trend…

Eni's Geng North-1 Well Reveals Massive Gas Find Offshore East Kalimantan

Oct 02, 2023

Italian oil and gas firm Eni said Monday it had made a significant gas discovery from the Geng North-1 exploration well drilled in North Ganal PSC, about 85 km off the coast of East Kalimantan in Indonesia. 'Preliminary estimates indicate a…

TotalEnergies Announces Positive Well Results Offshore Namibia

Sep 27, 2023

French company TotalEnergies announced on Wednesday some positive results at an exploration well in Namibia and added it would increase its returns to shareholders, as part of an investor day. Analysts had said they were particularly keen to…

TotalEnergies to Talk about Namibia Oil Exploration, Share Buybacks

Sep 22, 2023

TotalEnergies is expected to lay out the potential for its oil discoveries in Namibia at an investor day next week as the French energy firm continues to bet on oil and gas to boost profits while also growing its low-carbon business.The group…

Geological Connection to Namibia Sparks Offshore Oil Hope in Uruguay

Sep 19, 2023

Uruguay state-run energy firm Ancap is set to agree to final terms for a record number of seven offshore exploration licenses next month, a senior executive told Reuters, as the frontier market lures bets from global players like Shell.To date no oil or gas has been found in Uruguayan waters…

Play Opener: DNO Makes Gas Condensate Discovery Offshore Norway

Sep 19, 2023

Norwegian oil and gas company DNO announced on Tuesday a gas condensate discovery on the Norma prospect in the Norwegian North Sea.Preliminary evaluation of the discovery indicates gross recoverable resources in the range of 25–130 million barrels of oil equivalent (MMboe) on a P90-P10 basis…

Equinor Strikes Oil and Gas in North Sea

Aug 18, 2023

Norwegian oil company Equinor has discovered oil and gas in the North Sea, 130 kilometers northwest of Bergen, Norway, while drilling wells 35/11-26 S and 35/11-26 A.According to Equinor, this is the ninth successful well in this area in 12 attempts since 2019…

Talos Makes Oil and Gas Discovery at Sunspear Prospect in U.S. Gulf of Mexico

Aug 11, 2023

U.S.-based Oil and gas company Talos Energy has discovered oil and gas at the Sunspear prospect in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.Talos Energy shared the news of the discovery this week in its second-quarter results presentation.According to Talos…

APA's Appraisal Well Confirms Extension of Oil Resources Offshore Suriname

Aug 04, 2023

APA Corp. said on Wednesday its most recent appraisal well in Block 58 off Suriname's coast confirmed the extension of oil resources 14 kilometers from the discovery well.APA's exploration in Suriname has been closely watched as it could become Suriname's first commercial deepwater project…

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