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ExxonMobil Gives Boost to Guyana Oil Reserves. Makes Another Discovery

Jan 27, 2020

ExxonMobil has struck another oil discovery offshore Guyana and has raised its estimate for recoverable resource base in Guyana to more than 8 billion barrels of oil equivalent. This is a 2 billion barrel increase compared to the previous estimate.The company on Monday announced an oil discovery - its 16th at the Stabroek Block. The discovery was made at the Uaru exploration well, northeast of the Liza oil field which was put in production in December 2019 via the Liza Destiny FPSO…

Byron Set to Spud Gulf of Mexico Well After Rig Delay

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Byron Energy is set to begin drilling at its SM71 F4 well in the Gulf of Mexico, following a recent delay caused by bad weather.Byron said Tuesday that the Enterprise Offshore Drilling 264 jack-up rig arrived on location to drill the SM71 F4 well from Byron's F Platform…

Egypt Inks Exploration Deals with Exxon

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Egypt has signed two deals with Exxon Mobil Corp for oil and gas exploration in the Mediterranean, the petroleum ministry said on Tuesday. The deals involve a minimum investment of $332 million, the ministry said in a statement. Exxon Mobil announced the acquisition of more than 1…

Karoon Spuds Marina Well Offshore Peru

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Karoon Energy has started drilling at its 256 million barrel prospect Marina-1 offshore Peru using the Stena Forth drillship.Karoon said Monday that the drilling operation at the Block Z‐38 in Peru's Tumbes Basin would take 30 days. Tullow, Karoon's partner in the project…

ION to Shoot 2D/3D Programs off Colombia

Jan 23, 2020

ION Geophysical Corporation, a provider of geoscience technology, services, and solutions for the oil and gas industry, has entered into a multi-client agreement with Colombia’s National Hydrocarbon Agency (ANH), granting rights to reprocess…

Oil Major Pulls Out from Europa Farm-In Talks

Jan 23, 2020

Europa Oil & Gas will have to start looking for another farm-in partner to help it drill its Inishkea offshore prospect in Ireland after an oil major has pulled out from farm-in talks.Europa has been in talks for over a year to farm-out a portion…

Lekoil Gets Breathing Space

Jan 22, 2020

Nigerian oil company Lekoil has been given more time to find funds it needs to contribute for the drilling operation at the OPL 310 block in Nigeria, following a recent funding fiasco with unnamed scammers.Lekoil was required to pay Optimum Petroleum…

Lukoil Eyeing Azeri Offshore Blocks

Jan 22, 2020

Russian oil giant Lukoil plans to sign an agreement with Azerbaijan's state energy company SOCAR for two offshore blocks in Azerbaijan, the Interfax news agency reported on Wednesday. CEO Vagit Alekperov told reporters in Davos that the two firms are discussing a number of projects…

BP, Angola in Offshore Oil Agreement

Jan 21, 2020

BP signed an agreement with Angola aimed at acquiring oil further exploration rights, state news agency Angop reported, the latest in a flurry of agreements between oil majors and Africa's second-biggest exporter.The deal with the country's…

Egdon Shares Soar as Shell Farms Into Its Offshore Blocks

Jan 21, 2020

Shares of London-listed Egdon Resources jumped on Tuesday following news that oil giant Shell farmed into Egdon's UK offshore licenses P1929 and P2304.Under the agreement, Shell will become the operator and will acquire a 70% interest in both blocks…

Bad Weather Delays Byron GoM Well

Jan 21, 2020

Byron Energy will put off a planned drilling operation in the Gulf of Mexico, as bad weather has hampered the rig move.Providing an update on its planned South Marsh Island F4 well, Byron said Tuesday it had been advised by the drilling contractor…

Somalia 'Invites' Turkey to Drill for Oil in Its Waters

Jan 20, 2020

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that Somalia had invited Turkey to explore for oil in its seas, after Ankara signed a maritime agreement with Libya last year, broadcaster NTV reported. Turkey has been a major source of aid to…

Africa Energy Reveals Total's Luiperd Drilling Timeline

Jan 20, 2020

Following last year's large gas/condensate discovery at Brulpadda well offshore South Africa, French oil major Total is preparing to drill more wells in the vicinity.After the Brulpadda, estimated by Rystad Energy to hold 500 mboe to 600mboe…

Saudi Aramco, ADES in Rig Contract Extension

Jan 20, 2020

Drilling contractor ADES has won a contract extension for its ADMARINE 261 jack-up rig in Saudi Arabia.ADES said Monday that the contract extension was for a tenure of one year. The contract is expected to start upon the expiry of the current contract in February 2020…

Turkey Spars with EU Over Fresh Drilling Off Cyprus

Jan 20, 2020

Turkey called on Sunday for the European Union to end what it said was the bloc's prejudice against Turkish Cypriots, defending its launch of a fresh round of hydrocarbons drilling off the Mediterranean island.Turkey began drilling for oil and gas near Cyprus last year despite warnings from the EU…

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