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Tech, New Finance Model Trimming Drill Risk

Dec 18, 2018

A 78-percent refund on exploration aside, drilling is now so “cheap” in Norway, that the drill bit has become the preferred method for newcomer oil companies to get astride some production — quickly.That’s the verdict of Aker BP’s new head of exploration…

New O&G Projects to Expected to Accelerate

Dec 17, 2018

The number of new oil and gas projects will rise five-fold next year from a 2015 trough but overall spending is still unlikely to be enough to meet future demand, consultancy Wood Mackenzie said in a report.Shaken by a sharp drop in oil prices in recent months…

FAR Starts Senegal FEED

Dec 16, 2018

Africa focussed Australian oil and gas FAR Limited has begun front-end engineering design (FEED) activities for phase-one development of its SNE oil field offshore Senegal.The FEED will aim to finalise budget, schedule and technical definition…

Solstad Scores Long-term Charter with Total

Dec 14, 2018

Norwegian vessel owner Solstad Offshore ASA, together with its local partner Petro Services, has entered into a contract with Total Exploration & Production Congo for the construction support vessel (CSV) Far Sleipner.The contract has a duration of two years firm plus four six-month options…

ADES International Renews Offshore Rig Contract

Dec 14, 2018

The oil and gas drilling and production services company ADES International said that it has renewed an existing contract for the offshore rig known as Admarine 657, which is currently operating in Saudi Arabia.The renewal for Admarine 657 would…

Parker Drilling Files for Bankruptcy Protection

Dec 12, 2018

Parker Drilling files for pre-arranged Chapter 11 reorganizationOilfield services provider Parker Drilling Co said it filed for bankruptcy protection on Wednesday under an agreement with a group of debtors that will allow it to quickly restructure…

Norway to Drillers: Fix Oil Rig Lifeboat Safety

Dec 12, 2018

Norway's Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) has told Transocean, Maersk Drilling and Odfjell Drilling to beef up emergency evacuation equipment and procedures on 22 offshore oil rigs, it said on Wednesday.Drilling rigs are equipped with enclosed…

Total Invites Activists to Drilling Site Off French Guyana

Dec 11, 2018

Total invited environmental activists on Tuesday to visit a planned offshore drilling site in French Guyana and said the project would not endanger coral reefs in the region.The firm said it was ready to start exploration around 150 km (93 miles)…

Eni Makes New Oil Find Offshore Angola

Dec 10, 2018

Italy's Eni said it ha struck a new oil discovery in the Afoxé exploration prospect located in Block 15/06, offshore Angola.The discovery, estimated to contain between 170 and 200 million barrels of light oil in place, was made in the Afoxé-1 NFW well located in the southeast area of Block 15/06…

Hess, Conoco Raise 2019 Production Outlook

Dec 10, 2018

Oil and gas producer Hess Corp and Conocophillips both expect production for 2019 to be higher than this year even as they spend roughly the same amount of money on exploration, the companies said on Monday.Investors have been urging U.S. oil…

Malaysia Agrees to Extend Oil Output Cut

Dec 10, 2018

Malaysia will extend its oil production cuts by another six months after the agreement between OPEC and other oil producers to reduce global supply ends this year.OPEC and non-OPEC producers agreed at a meeting in Vienna on Friday to a new level of production cuts from January to June 2019…

Tower Resources Hires Vantage Drilling for Cameroon Well

Dec 09, 2018

UK-based Tower Resources has announced it has contracted US offshore driller Vantage Drilling International to provide drilling operations at the NJOM-3 well offshore Cameroon. The well is located in Tower’s 100%-owned Thali licence.The Topaz Driller is a Baker Marine Pacific Class 375 jack-up…

Sound Energy Starts Drilling Well in Eastern Morocco

Dec 09, 2018

Moroccan focused upstream gas company Sound Energy confirmed that the drilling at TE-10, the second well of a planned three exploration well campaign in Eastern Morocco, has commenced.The TE-10 well will test the North East Lakbir prospect in…

Total Denied Permit to Drill Amazon Basin

Dec 07, 2018

Brazil environmental regulator Ibama on Friday said it had denied a permit to French oil major Total SA to drill in the environmentally sensitive Foz do Amazonas Basin for a fifth and final time.Ibama said in a statement that it agreed with…

Ophir Makes Paus Biru Gas Discovery

Dec 07, 2018

U.K.-based Ophir Energy announced Friday its Paus Biru-1 exploration well in Sampang PSC offshore Indonesia has resulted in a gas discovery.The well was drilled to a total measured depth (MD) of 710 meters and encountered 29 meters of estimated…

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