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Ithaca Energy Strikes Hydrocarbons at UK North Sea Prospect

Jul 27, 2023

UK North Sea-focused oil and gas company Ithaca Energy said Thursday it had discovered hydrocarbons at its K2 prospect, located in Block 22/14c of the Central North Sea of the UK Continental Shelf.Upon entering the reservoir, Ithaca Energy, acting as the operator…

Hess Makes Oil Discovery in U.S. Gulf of Mexico. Eyes Tubular Bells Tie-back

Jul 26, 2023

U.S.-based oil company Hess said Wednesday it had made an oil discovery at the Pickerel-1 exploration well in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.The well is located in Mississippi Canyon Block 727, where Hess holds a 100% stake.The well encountered approximately 90 feet of net pay in high quality…

Petronas Makes Six Oil and Gas Discoveries Offshore Sarawak

Jul 24, 2023

Malaysian oil and gas company Petronas Carigali said Monday it had made six oil and gas discoveries in five blocks offshore Sarawak, Malaysia.Petronas said that the discoveries were achieved on the back of an intensive domestic exploration drilling…

Wellesley Petroleum Makes Gas/Condensate Discovery Offshore Norway, NPD Confirms

Jul 19, 2023

Wellesley Petroleum AS, operator of production license 1148, has concluded the drilling of wildcat wells 35/10-10 S and 35/10-10 A (Carmen prospect), offshore Norway, and has made a gas/condensate discovery, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate confirmed Tuesday…

Ithaca Energy Takes Full Ownership of Fotla Discovery. Adds Three Offshore Blocks to Portfolio

Jul 13, 2023

UK North Sea-focused oil company Ithaca Energy has signed a deal to acquire a 40% stake in the Fotla Discovery it doesn't already own and three offshore exploration licenses from Spirit Energy.'The acquisition, which is subject to the satisfaction…

Shell's North Sea Discovery May Be Twice as Big as Initially Assumed, Partner Says

Jul 12, 2023

Oil and gas company Deltic Energy Plc on Wednesday announced a significant increase in the estimated oil and gas resources for Shell's Pensacola discovery in the UK North Sea, with the analysis revealing nearly double the initial expectations…

Wellesley Petroleum, Partners Make 'Norway's Largest Offshore Discovery since 2013'

Jul 10, 2023

Norwegian oil and gas company DNO on Monday announced a significant gas and condensate discovery on the Carmen prospect, claiming it to be the largest discovery offshore Norway since 2013.Wellesley Petroleum the operator of the offshore license PL1148 in the North Sea…

CGX Energy, Frontera Strike Oil at Wei-1 Well Offshore Guyana

Jun 28, 2023

Guyana-focused oil and gas companies CGX Energy and Frontera Energy Corporation said Wednesday they had discovered oil at the Wei-1 well, on the Corentyne block, approximately 200 kilometers offshore from Georgetown, Guyana. 'The Joint Venture…

TotalEnergies Crowned Most Admired Explorer, Wins Discovery of the Year Award

Jun 27, 2023

French oil major TotalEnergies has been named the upstream industry's most admired explorer and has received the Discovery of the Year award in Wood Mackenzie's annual Exploration Survey. This is TotalEnergies' third time winning the most-admired explorer award…

'Encouraging' Drilling Result Offshore Guyana as Frontera, CGX Wei Well Reaches Total Depth

Jun 13, 2023

Frontera Energy Corporation, in partnership with CGX Energy, said Tuesday it had reached total depth (TD) of 20,450' on the Wei-1 bypass exploration and appraisal well (Wei-1BP1), offshore Guyana.The original Wei-1 wellbore reached a depth of 19…

TotalEnergies Makes Oil and Gas Discovery Offshore Nigeria. Eyes Tie-back to Ofon Field Facilities

Jun 13, 2023

French oil major TotalEnergies on Tuesday announced the Ntokon oil and gas discovery on OML102 block offshore Nigeria. Located in shallow waters, 60 km off the southeast coast of Nigeria, the Ntokon-1AX discovery well encountered 38 meters of net oil pay and 15 meters of net gas pay…

Aker BP Breaks Offshore Drilling Record with Longest Well Offshore Norway. Makes Significant Oil Find

Jun 09, 2023

Norwegian oil company Aker BP said Friday it had the drilling of the Øst Frigg Beta/Epsilon exploration well in the Yggdrasil area, the longest exploration well ever drilled on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, resulting in a significant oil discovery…

Aker BP's Yggdrasil Development Bolstered by New Offshore Oil Discovery

May 25, 2023

Norwegian oil and gas company Aker BP said it had made a significant oil discovery at the Øst Frigg Beta/Epsilon exploration well in the Yggdrasil area of the Norwegian North Sea.'Preliminary estimates indicate a gross recoverable volume of 40-90 million barrels of oil equivalent (mmboe)…

Hibiscus Petroleum Sets Record with Longest Well Drilled Offshore Malaysia

May 24, 2023

Malaysia's Hibiscus Petroleum said Wednesday its subsidiary Hibiscus Oil & Gas Malaysia Limited, had completed the longest well drilled in Malaysia at the Bunga Orkid field in the northern area of the PM3 CAA PSC.The PM3 CAA PSC is a commercial arrangement area between Malaysia and Vietnam…

Brazil: Petrobras Makes Hydrocarbon Find in Santos Basin's Aram Block

May 17, 2023

Brazilian oil company Petrobras said Wednesday it had discovered hydrocarbons in the Santos Basin pre-salt, in an appraisal well in the Aram block.The well 3-BRSA-1387D-SPS is located 260 km from the city of Santos-SP, at a water depth of 1…

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