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Eni Makes Gas Discovery in Its First Well Offshore Abu Dhabi

Feb 03, 2022

Italian oil and gas company Eni said Thursday it had made a gas discovery at the well XF-002, being drilled the offshore Block 2 in Abu Dhabi (UAE) in 115 ft of water depth, Eni's first in the block.'The well interim results indicate a range of 1…

Reuters: Shell Makes 'Significant' Oil and Gas Discovery Offshore Namibia

Jan 25, 2022

Shell has made a significant oil and gas discovery at a closely-watched offshore well in Namibia which could spark a wave of investment in the southern African country, three industry sources told Reuters.Namibia is not a fossil fuel producer…

Kuwait's KUFPEC Makes First Operated Offshore Discovery in Indonesia

Jan 24, 2022

Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company (“KUFPEC”) said Sunday that its subsidiary KUFPEC Indonesia had made a commercial discovery of gas and condensate in the Anambas Block, offshore Indonesia.  KUFPEC Indonesia made the discovery through the drilling of the Anambas-2X well…

Brazil, Guyana, and Suriname In Energy Alliance Push

Jan 20, 2022

The heads of state of Brazil, Guyana, and Suriname this week will take the first steps toward forging an infrastructure that would better share the neighboring South American countries' energy and natural resources.Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro…

U.S. Gulf of Mexico: 'Encouraging Result' at Winterfell-2 Offshore Well

Jan 18, 2022

The drilling of Beacon Offshore Energy's Winterfell-2 appraisal well on Block 943 in the Green Canyon area of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico has been completed with the well showing encouraging results, Kosmos Energy, a partner in the project said Tuesday…

Chariot Makes 'Transformational' Gas Find at Anchois Well, Offshore Morocco

Jan 10, 2022

Oil and gas company Chariot has said it has made a significant gas discovery at the Anchois well in the Lixus License, offshore Morocco.Using Stena Drilling's Stena Don semi-submersible drilling rig, Chariot drilled the Anchois-2 appraisal and exploration well to a total measured depth of 2…

ExxonMobil Makes Two Oil Discoveries Offshore Guyana. Liza Unity FPSO on Track for First Oil in 1Q

Jan 05, 2022

Oil and gas major ExxonMobil on Wednesday announced two new oil discoveries offshore Guyana, at Fangtooth and Lau Lau wells, adding to previous recoverable resource estimate of 10 billion oil-equivalent barrels.The Fangtooth-1 well, drilled with the Stena DrillMAX drillship…

Global Oil and Gas Finds on Track to 75-year-low

Dec 23, 2021

If the rest of December fails to yield any substantial finds, global oil and gas discoveries in 2021 will hit their lowest full-year level in 75 years, according to a Rystad Energy estimate.'As of the end of November, total global discovered volumes this year are calculated at 4…

CGX's Kawa-1 Well in Guyana Encounters Oil, but Drilling Costs Rise

Dec 16, 2021

Canadian-based firm Frontera Energy, the majority owner of CGX Energy and its partner in the Corentyne Block offshore Guyana, has informed that the Kawa-1 exploration well, spudded in the block in August, has encountered hydrocarbon presence…

PTTEP Finds More Gas in Block SK417 Offshore Malaysia

Nov 30, 2021

Thai oil company PTTEP said Tuesday it had made a gas discovery at Nangka-1, its second exploration well in Block SK417, offshore Malaysia. The block is located in the shallow waters of Baram Province, around 180 kilometers off the coast of Sarawak…

Lukoil Makes Oil Discovery Offshore Mexico

Nov 23, 2021

Russian oil company Lukoil has said it has discovered an oil field within the Yoti West structure at Block 12 offshore Mexico. The field was discovered after drilling the first exploration well. According to preliminary estimates, the initial oil in place reaches 250 million barrels…

Petrobras Finds Hydrocarbons in Aram Block, Offshore Brazil

Nov 19, 2021

Brazilian oil company Petrobras has said it has identified the presence of hydrocarbons in a pioneer well in the Aram block, in the Santos Basin pre-salt, offshore Brazil.The well 1-BRSA-1381-SPS (Curaçao) is located 240 km from the city of Santos…

Tullow Leaves Suriname

Nov 18, 2021

Suriname has been described as the next big thing in the offshore oil and gas exploration world, as its proximity to Guyana where ExxonMobil has discovered around 10 billion barrels of oil so far has led oil companies, including ExxonMobil,…

Suriname: TotalEnergies, APA Hit Sub-commercial Oil Volumes at Bonboni Well, SPS-1 Flow Test Successful

Nov 17, 2021

TotalEnergies' Bonboni-1 offshore exploration well in the northern portion of Block 58, offshore Suriname has encountered sub-commercial oil volumes and will be plugged and abandoned. Meanwhile, TotalEnergies, with partners APA Corporation,…

Aker BP's Mugnetind Offshore Well Falls Short of Expectations

Oct 29, 2021

Norwegian oil and gas company Aker BP has made a minor oil discovery at the Mugnetind exploration well in the North Sea, offshore Norway.According to Longboat Energy, Aker BP's partner in the offshore license PL906 where the well is located…

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