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China: Empyrean Gets More Time to Drill at 29/11 offshore block

Jun 03, 2020

London AIM-listed oil and gas explorer Empyrean Energy has been given more time to drill a well in its 29/11 offshore block in China.Empyrean said Wednesday that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the resultant global control policies, it engaged…

Nigeria Launches Licensing Round for Marginal Oilfields

Jun 02, 2020

Nigeria has launched its first licensing round for marginal oilfields in nearly 20 years, the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) said on Monday, despite court rulings last week that barred some of the fields from being auctioned.Marginal…

Seadrill Warns on Future after Taking $1.2B Write-off

Jun 02, 2020

Seadrill announced a writedown of $1.2 billion on the value of its oil drilling rigs on Tuesday and warned it may have to convert part of its $7.4 billion in debt into equity to survive.'Until such time that an agreement is reached to restructure our borrowing commitments…

ONGC Moves 33 Offshore Rigs Ahead of Monsoon Season

Jun 01, 2020

ONGC has moved  33 offshore jack-up rigs to new drilling locations ahead of the adverse weather conditions associated with the Indian monsoon season. According to AqualisBraemar, which assisted with ONGC’s rig moves, said the operation was completed…

PSA Norway OKs Neptune's Gjøa Drilling Plans

Jun 01, 2020

Oil and gas company Neptune Energy has been given a regulatory consent to use the Deepsea Yantai drilling rig for production drilling at its Gjøa field, offshore Norway.According to the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway which gave the consent last week the drilling will take 240 days to complete…

Turkey May Begin Drilling Under Libya Deal in 3-4 Months

May 29, 2020

Turkey may begin oil exploration in the eastern Mediterranean within three or four months under a deal it signed with Libya that was condemned by others in the region including Greece, Energy Minister Fatih Donmez said on Friday.Libya's internationally…

Melbana Gets More Time for Find Beehive Drilling Partner

May 29, 2020

Australian oil and gas company Melbana Energy has been given more time to work on its Beehive offshore prospect in the Bonaparte Basin off W. Australia.The company said Friday that the National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator had approved…

US Proposal Would Allow Oil and Gas Drillers to Delay Royalty Payments

May 28, 2020

The U.S. Department of Interior has proposed allowing oil and gas companies to delay royalty payments due to the impacts of the new coronavirus pandemic.According to the web site of the White House Office of Management and Budget, Interior's…

Yme Start-Up Moved for 2021 as COVID-19 Delays Maersk Inspirer Works

May 28, 2020

The article originally titled 'Yme Start-up Date Uncertain as COVID-19 Delays Maersk Inspirer Works' has been updated to include a statement by the Repsol spokesperson who has confirmed the start-up is now expected in 2021.Spanish oil firm Repsol…

Norway: OMV Gets NPD Nod for Hades Drilling

May 27, 2020

Austrian oil and gas firm OMV has been granted a permit for the drilling of the offshore well 6506/11-12 S in the Norwegian Sea.The company's Norwegian subsidiary OMV Norge will use the Island Innovator semi-submersible to drill the appraisal…

Petrofac Starts Rubie and Renee P&A Work

May 27, 2020

UK oilfield services firm Petrofac has kicked off the plugging and abandonment work on the Rubie and Renee fields in the North Sea using Awilco's WilPhoenix rig.Petrofac won the Rubie and Renee P&A contract with Hess in August 2019.Over the next three months…

NOIA: U.S. Offshore Drilling Ban Would Crush Jobs, Govt Revenues

May 26, 2020

A U.S. ban on new offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, which presidential hopeful Joe Biden promised to enact if elected, would lead to hundreds of thousands of job losses and billions in lost government revenue over 20 years, an offshore drilling industry group said on Tuesday…

BPC Hires Stena Drillship for Bahamas Drilling

May 26, 2020

Bahamas Petroleum Company (BPC) has signed an offshore drilling rig contract with Stena Drilling. BPC will use the drilling rig to drill its Perseverance #1 prospect offshore The Bahamas.As previously reported, Bahamas has postponed the Perseverance…

QP: North Field Works Going Full Steam Ahead

May 25, 2020

Qatar Petroleum's Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi in a webinar last week said the country was pressing ahead with the giant offshore North Field expansion despite the dire situation in the energy market where he feels it'll take 1-2 years for demand to…

ConocoPhillips to Use Rowan Norway Jack-Up for Ekofisk P&A

May 25, 2020

Oil company ConocoPhillips has been given permission to use the Rowan Norway jack-up unit at its Ekofisk field in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea.The consent was granted by the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway and relates to the plugging…

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