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Energean Makes Another Gas Find Offshore Israel. Upgrades Athena Discovery Size Estimate

Nov 07, 2022

Oil and gas company Energean said Monday it had made a commercial gas discovery at the Zeus- 01 prospect, in the Mediterranean Sea, offshore Israel. The company also said that contingent resources at Athena discovery, also in Israel, had been upgraded following post-well analysis…

OMV Makes Gas/Condensate Discovery Offshore Norway

Nov 04, 2022

Austrian oil and gas company OMV has made gas/condensate discoveries offshore Norway at the Oswig exploration well 30/5-4S and sidetrack 30/5-4A.The wells were drilled about 10 kilometers northwest of the Oseberg field in the North Sea and 150…

Petrobras Finds Oil in Sepia Area. Oil Column Described as One of Thickest Ever in Brazil

Oct 31, 2022

Brazilian oil giant Petrobras has found oil at the Pedunculo well, located in the northwest of the Sépia offshore oil field, around 250 kilometers off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.The well was drilled at a water depth of approximately 2…

ExxonMobil Makes Two More Oil Finds at Guyana's Stabroek Block

Oct 26, 2022

ExxonMobil has made two new discoveries at the Yarrow-1 and Sailfin-1 wells on the Stabroek Block offshore Guyana.The discoveries, which are the eighth and ninth this year, will add to the block’s previously announced gross discovered recoverable…

Baron Oil Says Its Timor Leste Offshore Block Could Hold More Gas Than Initially Thought. Targets First Gas in 2028

Oct 24, 2022

The AIM-quoted oil and gas exploration and appraisal company Baron Oil said Monday that its Chuditch Production Sharing Contract, offshore Timor-Leste could hold much more gas than previously estimated.According to the company,  per the preliminary…

Qatar Wants to Speed Up Development of Namibia Offshore Oil Discoveries

Oct 11, 2022

The head of QatarEnergy, who is also Qatar's energy minister, said on Monday the company wants to speed up the development of two oil wells it discovered off the Namibian coast with joint venture partners earlier this year.Saad al-Kaabi said…

Energean Makes Gas Discovery at Hermes Well Offshore Israel

Oct 06, 2022

Oil and gas company Energean said Thursday it had made a commercial gas discovery at the Hermes exploration well in the Mediterranean Sea, offshore Israel.The Hermes exploration well, located in block 31 offshore Israel, has discovered between 7 and 15 bcm of gas…

Mubadala Energy Makes Gas Discovery Offshore Sarawak, Malaysia

Sep 20, 2022

Mubadala Energy on Tuesday confirmed the discovery of a good-quality gas reservoir penetrated by the Cengkih-1 exploration well in Block SK320, off the coast of Sarawak province, offshore Malaysia. Preliminary analysis shows a significant gas…

Neptune Energy Finds Oil at Ofelia Well Near Gjøa Platform

Aug 26, 2022

Oil and gas company Neptune Energy said Friday it had made a new commercial discovery at the Ofelia exploration well, near the Gjøa field in the Norwegian part of the North Sea. The plan is to develop the discovery as a tie-back to the Gjøa platform…

APA Strikes Oil in Block 53 Offshore Suriname

Aug 23, 2022

Oil and gas company APA Corporation on Tuesday said it had discovered oil at Baja-1 well in Block 53, offshore Suriname, using the Noble Gerry de Souza drillship.Baja-1 was drilled to a depth of 5,290 meters (17,356 feet) and encountered 34…

Eni, Total Make 'Significant' Gas Find Offshore Cyprus

Aug 22, 2022

TotalEnergies TTEF.PA of France and Italy's Eni ENI.MI on Monday announced a significant natural gas discovery at the Cronos-1 well off Cyprus.The island reported its first natural gas discovery, Aphrodite, in 2011, measuring around 4.5 trillion cubic feet (tcf) and now run by U…

Shell Makes Gas Discovery at Colombia's Deepest Offshore Well

Aug 15, 2022

Oil major Shell has made a gas discovery in ultra-deep waters in the southern Colombian Caribbean, its partner, Colombia-based oil company Ecopetrol, said.The Gorgon-2 well is located 70 kilometers off the coast and was drilled at a water depth of around 2…

Aker BP Makes Oil and Gas Find Near Skarv Field

Aug 15, 2022

Norwegian oil company Aker BP has made an oil and gas discovery 14 km northeast of the Skarv field in the Norwegian Sea and 220 kilometers west of Sandnessjøen, Norway.The wildcat well 6507/3-15 encountered an oil and gas column totaling about 115 meters in the Fangst and Båt groups…

Harbour Energy's Offshore Well in Indonesia Hits 'Material Gas Accumulation'

Jul 11, 2022

Oil and gas company Harbour Energy has completed the drilling of the Timpan-1 exploration well located 150 kilometers offshore Indonesia, encountering 'a material gas accumulation.'The well, in a water depth of 4,245 feet (1293.8 meters). was drilled to a total vertical depth of 13…

Norway: Aker BP Strikes Gas at Storjo Offshore Prospect

Jul 11, 2022

Norwegian oil company Aker BP has struck gas at the Storjo offshore exploration well in the Norwegian Sea.According to Aker BP, the well 6507/2-6, drilled using Odfjell Drilling's Deepsea Nordkapp semi-submersible drilling rig, has encountered gas in several geological formations…

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