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Aker BP's North Sea Oil Find Deemed Not Commercially Viable "at Present Time"

Feb 10, 2023

Aker BP has made an oil discovery near the Ivar Aasen field in the North Sea, offshore Norway, but the volumes discovered are not seen as profitable 'at present time.'The oil firm, as the operator of the production license 867 B, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 25/10-17 S…

Equinor Makes Oil and Gas Find Near Troll Field in North Sea, Offshore Norway

Feb 09, 2023

Norwegian oil firm Equinor said Thursday it had discovered oil and gas near its Troll field in the North Sea, offshore Norway.The discovery, named Røver Sør, is the seventh discovery in this area since the autumn of 2019.'According to preliminary…

APA, TotalEnergies Strike Oil Offshore Suriname

Feb 09, 2023

U.S. oil producer APA Corp said on Wednesday that it had found oil after drilling the Sapakara South-2 (SPS-2) appraisal well in Block 58, offshore Suriname. Exploration off the South American country's coast has been watched closely as it is…

Shell's Southern North Sea Discovery Could Be "Largest in Over in a Decade"

Feb 08, 2023

Shell's recent discovery at the Pensacola prospect could be 'one of the largest natural gas discoveries in the Southern North Sea in over a decade.' This is according to Deltic Energy, Shell's partner in the project, which said that Deltic pre…

Canada's CNLOPB Licenses Equinor's Significant Offshore Oil Discovery

Feb 03, 2023

A Canadian offshore oil regulator said on Friday that it has licensed a significant discovery by Equinor near the country's Atlantic coast. Global oil companies are pumping billions of dollars into offshore drilling because they can turn profits at lower prices than some onshore production…

Hess Tops Wall St Profit Forecasts, Discovers More Oil Offshore Guyana

Jan 25, 2023

Energy producer Hess Corp. on Wednesday beat Wall Street estimates for fourth-quarter profit on higher crude prices, and said it had found more oil offshore Guyana.Western sanctions against major energy producer Russia and the decision of producer…

Eni, Chevron Strike Gas In Egyptian East Med

Jan 15, 2023

Italian energy group Eni and U.S. energy major Chevron said on Sunday they had made a new gas discovery in an Egyptian offshore field in the Eastern Mediterranean sea.The Nargis-1 well is part of Egypt's 1,800-sq. km Nargis Offshore Area concession operated by Chevron…

UK North Sea: Shell Hits Gas at Pensacola

Jan 11, 2023

Oil major Shell, which is currently drilling the high-impact Pensacola well in the UK North Sea, has encountered gas at the site's reservoir and has recommended to its partners Deltic and One Dyas that a full well testing program be undertaken…

Talos Makes Two Deepwater Discoveries Near Ram Powell Platform in Gulf of Mexico

Jan 04, 2023

U.S. oil firm Talos Energy said Tuesday that its two deepwater wells in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico had discovered commercial quantities of oil and gas during drilling operations in the fourth quarter of 2022. Talos holds a 60% working interest in the two deepwater discoveries…

'Good Year' for Offshore Exploration in Malaysia with 10 Discoveries Made

Dec 23, 2022

Malaysian oil and gas company Petronas together with its Petroleum Arrangement Contractors (PACs) recorded a total of 10 oil and gas discoveries in Malaysia in 2022, following the increase of exploration activities in the country. Eight oil and gas discoveries were made off the coast of Sarawak…

Vår Energi Makes Norway's 'Largest Discovery of 2022' in Barents Sea

Dec 23, 2022

Norway's Vår Energi, majority owned by Italy's Eni, said on Friday it had made a gas discovery near the Goliat field in the Arctic Barents Sea, supporting the group's long-term plans to expand in the area. 'This is the largest discovery on the…

Eni, TotalEnergies Discover More Gas Offshore Cyprus

Dec 21, 2022

Italian oil firm Eni, in partnership with the French oil company Total, has made a gas discovery at the Zeus-1 well, in Block 6, offshore Cyprus.The news was initially reported Wednesday by the Cypriot media and Reuters, and eventually confirmed by TotalEnergies…

Petronas Makes 'Significant' Oil & Gas Discovery Offshore Malaysia

Dec 07, 2022

Malaysian oil and gas company Petronas Carigali on Wednesday announced an oil and gas discovery at the Nahara-1 well in Block SK306,  in Malaysia.The discovery is located in the shallow waters of Balingian Province, about 150 kilometers from Bintulu…

Perenco Finds Oil Offshore Congo

Dec 06, 2022

Oil and gas company Perenco has said it has discovered oil in the Tchibeli North East pre-salt Vandji exploration prospect on the Perenco-operated PNGF Sud license, offshore Congo.Perenco said that good oil and gas shows were recorded on entry into the reservoir…

Norwegian Sea: Neptune's Calypso Discovery has Commercial Potential

Dec 02, 2022

Oil and gas company Neptune Energy has confirmed a new discovery the Calypso exploration well (PL938) in the Norwegian Sea.Preliminary estimates are between 1 - 3.5 million standard cubic meters (MSm3) of recoverable oil equivalents, corresponding to 6-22 million barrels of oil equivalent (boe)…

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