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The Gambia: BP to Pay $29.3M No-drill Fee

Aug 11, 2021

The Gambian government said on Tuesday BP has agreed to settle a $29.3 million outstanding commitment to drill an exploration oil well in the West African country's offshore A1 block, which the company was awarded two years ago.BP broke its obligations by failing to drill a well before the initial exploration period expired on 29th July, government spokesperson Ebrima Sankareh said in a statement.BP did not immediately respond to an emailed request for comment…

Petronas Makes Gas Discovery Offshore Malaysia

Jan 07, 2022

Petronas announced a new gas discovery off the coast of Malaysia.The Malaysian company said Friday that its Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd (PCSB) subsidiary found gas at the Hadrah-1 wildcat exploration well of Block SK411, located in the shallow…

Equinor Drilling Ginny Wildcat off Norway

Jan 03, 2022

Exploration drilling operations have commenced on the Equinor-operated Ginny exploration well 6407/9-13 in the Norwegian Sea.The well, in production license PL1060, targets both an Upper Jurassic (Ginny) and a Middle Jurassic (Hermine) prospect located between the Galtvort and Hasselmus discoveries…

Colombia Looking to Add 3 bln Barrels of Oil Equivalent in New Reserves by 2040

Nov 22, 2021

Colombia will look to add 3 billion barrels of oil equivalent (boe) to its hydrocarbon reserves by 2040, Armando Zamora, president of the national hydrocarbons agency (ANH), said on Friday.The addition of these reserves will guarantee Colombia's energy self-sufficiency said Zamora…

Challenger Energy Believes in The Bahamas Offshore Potential Despite Dry Well. Seeks Partner, License Extension

Aug 16, 2021

Challenger Energy, the company until recently known as the Bahamas Petroleum Company, is seeking an extension to the license period for its offshore blocks in the Bahamas after it earlier this year drilled an offshore well that failed to unearth commercial quantities of oil…

Shell, Petronas Carigali, Petros Get Hold of Offshore Block in Sarawak, Malaysia

Jul 28, 2021

Malaysia's Petronas has awarded Block SK437 offshore Sarawak, Malaysia to Petronas Carigali, Sarawak Shell Berhad, Petroleum Sarawak Berhad (Petros).Block SK437 is located to the southwest of the prolific Central Luconia province, measuring 2…

Russia's Lukoil Takes Over Offshore Area in Mexico for $435M

Jul 05, 2021

Russian oil company Lukoil has agreed to acquire a 50% operator stake in the Area 4 project offshore Mexico.The transaction value is $435 million-plus expenditures incurred in 2021 as of the transaction completion date. The completion of the transaction is subject to certain conditions…

TotalEnergies, Qatar Petroleum, Chevron Submit Winning Bids for Suriname Offshore Blocks

Jun 18, 2021

U.S. oil major Chevron, and a consortium between France's TotalEnergies and Qatar's Qatar Petroleum have submitted winning bids for shallow-water offshore acreage in Suriname, Suriname's national oil company Staatsolie said Friday.Staatsolie…

Indonesia: Eni, SKK Migas Ink Exploration MoU

Jun 17, 2021

Italian oil and gas company Eni said Thursday it had signed an agreement with SKK Migas for cooperation on exploration activities in Indonesia. The memorandum of understanding defines the framework for further cooperation in the processing and…

Australia Opens Bidding for Offshore Exploration Acreage

Jun 15, 2021

Australia has this week opened bidding for the 2021 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release, offering areas with around 80,000 square kilometers of new acreage available for exploration in Commonwealth waters.Minister for Resources, Water…

Lawsuit Challenges ExxonMobil's Exploration and Production Activities in Guyana

Jun 02, 2021

A landmark lawsuit filed against Guyana's government, arguing that oil production fuels climate change, could bolster legal action as court cases involving energy companies and state authorities surge, according to lawyers and environmentalists…

Lundin Gets Drilling Permit for North Sea Appraisal Well

May 21, 2021

Swedish oil firm Lundin Energy has secured a drilling permit from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate for an appraisal well in the North Sea, offshore Norway.Lundin will drill the well 16/1-34 S in the production license 167 using the Deepsea Stavanger semi-submersible drilling rig…

Emerson Moves Repsol's Exploration Data to the Cloud

Apr 14, 2021

Emerson, industry digital transformation solutions provider, said Tuesday it has successfully migrated Spanish oil company Repsol's exploration data - some 90 terabytes - to the cloud. Cloud capabilities enable companies to securely store the data that powers vital analytics…

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

Apr 14, 2021

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…

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…

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