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Rystad: Oil and Gas Exploration Activity in 2020 'Resilient' Despite Covid-19

Nov 16, 2020

Norwegian energy intelligence group Rystad Energy has said that oil and gas exploration activity in 2020 has been resilient, despite concerns that Covid-19 could drive down discovered volumes to their lowest levels in decades.'Found resources…

Aker BP Makes Minor Oil and Gas Discovery in Norwegian Sea

Nov 12, 2020

Norwegian oil and company Aker BP has made a minor oil and gas discovery in the Norwegian Sea.According to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate, Aker BP ASA, as the operator of the production licence 127 C, has concluded the drilling of wildcat well 6607/12-4 and appraisal well 6607/12-4 A…

Australia: Beach Energy Strikes Gas at Otway Basin Well

Nov 10, 2020

Australian oil and gas company Beach Energy has made a gas discovery at Enterprise 1 well in license VIC/P42(V) in the nearshore Victorian Otway Basin, Australia.The Enterprise 1 was spud from an onshore location, 3.5 km from Port Campbell and 8 km from the Otway Gas Plant…

Equinor, BP Make Two Oil Finds Offshore Canada

Oct 29, 2020

Equinor has said it has, with BP as a partner, made two oil discoveries offshore Newfoundland, Canada.'The two wells at the Cappahayden and Cambriol prospects, drilled this summer in the Flemish Pass Basin, have proven the presence of hydrocarbons…

Total Makes Another Major Discovery Offshore South Africa

Oct 28, 2020

French oil major Total has struck another major gas condensate discovery offshore South Africa.The company said Wednesday it had made a significant gas condensate discovery on the Luiperd prospect, located on Block 11B/12B in the Outeniqua Basin…

Gulf of Mexico: LLOG Finds More Oil at Spruance. Eyes Tieback to EnVen's Platform

Oct 27, 2020

U.S. Gulf of Mexico focused oil company LLOG on Monday reported 'continued successful drilling results' at its Spruance offshore discovery, as well as the finalization of development plans for the field. The Spruance discovery is located in…

Turkey May Work with Foreign Companies to Bring Online Giant Black Sea Gas Find

Oct 23, 2020

Turkey may cooperate with foreign firms to bring online its giant gas find in the Black Sea, made in August this year.As reported by Reuters, the country's energy minister Fatih Donmez said on Thursday that Turkey would operate the gas field…

OKEA Gets OK to Buy Equinor's Aurora Gas Find

Oct 15, 2020

Norwegian oil and gas company OKEA has received approval to acquire offshore blocks in the North Sea in Norway containing the Aurora gas discovery.OKEA announced the agreement to buy Equinor’s 40% operated working interest in PL195 and PL195 B…

Gazprom Finds "Substantial Amounts of Gas" in Kara Sea Field

Oct 12, 2020

Russian gas giant Gazprom has found a new gas deposit in the Kara Sea, at the Leningradskoye field of the Yamal gas production center.Gazprom said: 'As a result of drilling and testing of an exploratory well, commercial gas inflow was obtained with a flow rate of about 600…

Equinor Discovers Oil and Gas at Swisher Prospect

Sep 29, 2020

Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor has discovered oil and gas at its Swisher prospect in the North Sea, offshore Norway.Recoverable resources are estimated to be in the range of 2-6 million standard cubic meters of oil equivalent, or around to 13-38 million barrels of oil equivalent…

Petrobras Makes Oil Find in Campos Basin Block

Sep 23, 2020

Brazilian national oil company Petrobras has discovered hydrocarbons at the first well drilled in the block C-M-657,in the pre-salt of the Campos Basin in which partners are U.S. ExxonMobil and Norway's Equinor.The exploration well named Naru…

Eni Finds More Gas Offshore Egypt

Sep 16, 2020

Italian oil and gas company Eni, together with partner BP, has made a gas discovery in the Great Nooros Area offshore Egypt.Eni, a company which a few years back struck Egypt's largest gas find at the Zohr well in the Mediterranean Sea, on Wednesday…

Turkish Giant Offshore Gas Find 'Transformational', Woodmac Says

Aug 21, 2020

'Our Fatih drillship discovered 320 billion cubic meters of natural gas reserves, thanks to the drilling in the Tuna-1 well [...]. There is no stopping and resting for us until we become a net exporter in energy,' the Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan tweeted on Friday…

Neptune says Makes Largest Oil Discovery in Norway this Year

Aug 04, 2020

Neptune Energy has said it has made the largest oil discovery in Norway so far this year at its Dugong well in the North Sea.After announcing preliminary results in July, the company on Tuesday confirmed the commercial discovery of oil at the Dugong well (PL882)…

Suriname's Staatsolie Eyes Stake in Apache's Prolific Offshore Block

Aug 03, 2020

Suriname's state-owned oil company Staatsolie is considering farming into an offshore oil block where Apache Corp and France's Total SA have announced a third major discovery, an executive said on Sunday.Staatsolie has the right to a stake of up to 20% in the 1…

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