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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…

Beacon Offshore Energy Finds Oil in U.S. Gulf of Mexico

Jan 19, 2021

Beacon Offshore Energy has made an oil discovery at the Winterfell offshore well in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, Kosmos Energy, a partner in the project has informed.Kosmos, which owns a 17.5% interest in the project said that the Winterfell infrastructure…

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…

Petrobras Finds 'Excellent Quality' Oil at Buzios Field Well

Dec 24, 2020

Brazilian oil firm Petrobras has said it has confirmed oil of excellent quality with the drilling of well 9-BUZ-48D-RJS, located in the extreme northwest of Búzios field in the Santos Basin, offshore Brazil.The well is located 188 km from the…

Talos Energy, Pemex Continue Talks over Zama Offshore Discovery

Dec 23, 2020

Mexico's energy ministry has approved a 60-day extension for talks between state oil company Pemex and a private consortium led by U.S.-based Talos Energy Inc over the future of a massive shared crude deposit, Talos chief executive Tim Duncan told Reuters on Tuesday…

ConocoPhillips Makes 'Significant' Oil Discovery Offshore Norway

Dec 22, 2020

ConocoPhillips on Tuesday announced a 'significant' new oil discovery in the Norwegian Sea.The discovery was made in production license 891 on the Slagugle prospect located 14 miles north-northeast of the Heidrun Field in the Norwegian Sea.…

Rosneft Finds 'Unique' Gas Field in the Arctic

Dec 16, 2020

Russian oil and gas giant Rosneft has said it has discovered a new 'unique' offshore gas field in the Arctic with total reserves of 514 bcm of gas and 53 million tons of condensate.Rosneft made the discovery at the Vostochno-Prinovozemelsky-2 license area in the Kara Sea…

Petronas Makes Its First Offshore Discovery in Suriname

Dec 11, 2020

Malaysian oil and gas company Petronas has made its first offshore discovery offshore Suriname.The company, as the operator of Block 52, said Friday the hydrocarbon discovery had been made while drilling the Sloanea-1 exploration well in the offshore block…

Africa Energy VP: Luiperd Offshore Discovery Proof South Africa is a World-class Hydrocarbon Spot

Dec 09, 2020

French oil major Total in October struck its second significant discovery offshore South Africa, at the Luiperd-1X well.Luiperd well was drilled to a total depth of about 3,400 meters and encountered 73 meters of net gas condensate pay in well-developed good quality Lower Cretaceous reservoirs…

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