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U.S. Appeals Court Affirms Atlantic, Arctic Offshore Leasing Bans

7 hours ago

A federal appeals court on Tuesday confirmed bans on offshore oil leasing in most federal Arctic waters and in the Atlantic after the Trump Administration tried to open them up to development.The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said President Joe Biden's reinstatement of Obama-era protections makes moot the previous administration's attempts to allow oil development there.The Trump administration pressed…

Kosmos Energy Exploration Head Moves to Apache

Apr 13, 2021

Oil and gas company Apache has appointed Tracey K. Henderson as its Senior Vice President, Exploration. Henderson joins the company from Kosmos Energy, where she served as Chief Exploration Officer. 'While at Kosmos, she contributed to the discovery of the Jubilee Field offshore Ghana…

Tower Resources Gets License Term Extension in Cameroon

Mar 31, 2021

Africa-focused oil firm Tower Resources has received an extension of the first exploration period at its Thali license offshore Cameroon.It said Wednesday that the Government of the Republic of Cameroon had notified its subsidiary in Cameroon…

Guyana to See Record Number of Offshore Wells Drilled in 2021

Mar 15, 2021

Guyana, a country that has become a deepwater oil and gas exploration hotspot mostly due to a string of discoveries made by ExxonMobil in recent years, is set for a record year when it comes to the number of offshore wells expected to be drilled in 2021…

Guyana: Tullow Oil, Partners Keep Control Over Orinduik Offshore Block Until 2023

Mar 15, 2021

The government of Guyana has granted an extension to the term of the Tullow Oil-operated Orinduik offshore block that will see the block partners maintain control of the block until 2023. According to Eco Atlantic, Tullow Oil's partner in the offshore block…

Myanmar Coup Won't Affect Offshore Exploration Plans, Woodside CEO Says

Feb 19, 2021

Australia's Woodside Petroleum sees the military coup in Myanmar as 'a transitionary issue' that would not affect its drilling in waters off the Southeast Asian nation, its chief executive said.His comments came as Australia, India, Japan, and…

BP's Oil Exploration Team Swept aside in Climate Revolution

Jan 25, 2021

Nothing escapes the winds of change now sweeping through BP, not even the exploration team that for more than a century powered its profits by discovering billions of barrels of oil.Its geologists, engineers and scientists have been cut to less than 100 from a peak of more than 700 a few years ago…

Norway to Award Arctic Offshore Drilling Permits in Q2

Jan 21, 2021

Norway expects to award oil and gas exploration permits in frontier regions of the Arctic in the second quarter, Oil and Energy Minister Tina Bru told parliament on Thursday.The government in November said it would offer drilling permits in nine offshore regions containing 136 blocks…

Total, Partners Get Hold of Offshore Block in Egypt

Jan 04, 2021

A Total-led international consortium of oil and gas companies has signed an exploration and production agreement for the North Ras Kanayis offshore block located in the Herodotus Basin, offshore Egypt in the Mediterranean Sea.France-based Total is the operator with a 35% stake…

Australia: BP's Closely Watched Ironbark Offshore Well Fails to Deliver

Dec 29, 2020

BP's closely watched Ironbark exploration well offshore W. Australia, which partners had hoped could unearth 15tcf of gas, has not encountered hydrocarbons, not in significant volume anyway.Beach Energy, BP's partner in the project, said Tuesday that the well had been drilled to a total depth of 5…

Talon Adds Three Blocks to Its North Sea Oil and Gas Portfolio

Dec 28, 2020

Australian oil and gas player Talon Petroleum has recently been awarded three new exploration licenses in the UK Central North Sea (UKCS). The new license awards were part of the recent 32nd Offshore Licensing Round offered by the UK Oil and Gas Authority…

Santos Nabs Exploration Permit Offshore W. Australia

Dec 24, 2020

Australian oil and gas company Santos has been granted an offshore exploration license in Northern Carnarvon Basin, offshore W. Australia.The Exploration Permit WA-546-P was granted by National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator (NOPTA) earlier this week…

Eni, PTTEP Grab Hold of Giant Offshore Block in UAE

Dec 22, 2020

Italian oil and gas firm Eni and Thailand’s national oil company PTTEP have been awarded exploration concession for Offshore Block 3 in the United Arab Emirates, with the concession deal signed with ADNOC on Monday.Eni is the operator with a 70% stake in the Exploration Offshore Block 3…

UK, Norway Offshore O&G Sectors to See Modest Rise in Investment in 2021

Dec 21, 2020

After a turbulent 2020 for the oil and gas industry, 2021 is expected to see a modest rise in investment in the UK and Norway offshore sectors, assuming a US$50 per barrel average oil price.Exploration activity could recover to 2019 levels and investment in new developments is set to increase…

Without Sharp Rise in Exploration, World Will Face Long-term Oil Supply Gap

Dec 15, 2020

Inadequate investment in exploration and new drilling may leave the world without enough oil in 20 to 30 years despite a shift towards renewable power sources, top energy analysts say.The long-term outlook contrasts with today's situation where…

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