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Indonesia to Offer More Flexibility to Oil and Gas Explorers

Aug 03, 2020

Indonesia announced over the weekend that it had made revisions to a 2017 law that will give oil and gas investors more flexibility when choosing their contract options for exploration.The revisions, which came into effect on July 16, allow…

Eni Confirms 'Significant Hydrocarbon Accumulation' Offshore Vietnam

Jul 27, 2020

Italian oil and gas company Eni announces an exploration well has confirmed 'a significant hydrocarbon accumulation' on the Ken Bau discovery offshore Vietnam, further expanding its potential.The exploration well Ken Bau-2X, located in Block 114…

Beach Energy, Bridgeport Energy Get Offshore Exploration Blocks in Victoria, Australia

Jul 13, 2020

Beach Energy and Bridgeport Energy have been awarded permits to explore for gas in Victoria, Australia, state waters near Portland and Port Campbell.'As Victorians turn up their gas heaters during the winter chill, the search for new gas off…

Oil Search to Write Off Some PNG Exploration Assets

Jul 13, 2020

Oil Search Ltd said on Monday it plans to write off around $380 million, mostly on some exploration assets and a gas-to-power project in Papua New Guinea, due to the outlook for oil and gas prices and the shut down of a gold mine.The Papua New…

Equinor Finds Gas and Condensate at Atlantis Well in North Sea

Jul 08, 2020

Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor has discovered gas and condensate in the exploration well 30/2-5 S Atlantis, in the North Sea, offshore Norway.The discovery was made about 17 kilometers south of the Kvitebjørn field in the North Sea and 160 kilometers northwest of Bergen…

Total Wins Woodmac's 'Most Admired Explorer' Award

Jul 06, 2020

French major Total has been named the upstream industry’s most-admired explorer, an accolade awarded in conjunction with Wood Mackenzie’s annual Exploration Survey.  Dr. Andrew Latham, Vice President, Global Exploration Research, at Wood Mackenzie…

Dry Barents Sea Well for Spirit Energy

Jul 06, 2020

Spirit Energy has failed to find hydrocarbons at a Barents Sea exploration well in the production license 719, offshore Norway.The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate said Monday morning that Spirit Energy had concluded the drilling of wildcat well 7321/8-2 S and that the well was dry…

Sasol Returns Exploration License Offshore Mozambique

Jul 06, 2020

South African petrochemicals giant Sasol Ltd has opted to give up its license to explore for gas off the Mozambique coast, the company said on Sunday.'Sasol will return Block 16/19 in its entirety to the Government of Mozambique. To this end…

Safety Regulator Approves Three Drilling Projects Off Norway

Jul 02, 2020

The Norwegian offshore safety regulator PSA Norway has in the past two days approved three offshore drilling projects in the North Sea and the Norwegian Sea.On Wednesday, the PSA gave consents for ConocoPhillips' Warka and Wellesley Petroleum' Schweinsteiger exploration wells…

OMV Petrom Snaps Up Black Sea Block in Georgia

Jun 29, 2020

Romania's OMV Petrom has provisionally won the rights to explore for oil and gas in a Black Sea block off the coast fo Georgia.OMV Petrom said Monday it had been selected as the winner of the open international tender held by the Ministry of…

Aker BP Secures Approval for Two Norwegian Sea Wells

Jun 25, 2020

Norwegian oil company Aker BP has secured regulatory approval from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate to drill two wells in a block in the Norwegian Sea.Under the plan, Aker BP will drill wells 6607/12-4 and 6607/12-4 A in the production license 127 C…

Far Signs Gambia JOAs with Petronas. Seeks Drilling Partners

Jun 25, 2020

Australian oil and gas company Far has signed new Joint Operating Agreements with Petronas related to the A2 and A5 offshore blocks in The Republic of The Gambia.This follows the granting of new licenses for those blocks by the country's government effective October 1…

Woodmac: How has the Price Crash Changed the Upstream Sector?

Jun 25, 2020

According to Wood Mackenzie’s analysis, the oil price crash wiped US$1.6 trillion off the valuation of the global upstream industry.Andrew Pearson, vice president, upstream, said: 'This figure captures the impact of Wood Mackenzie’s downgraded…

PGS: First Peru MegaSurvey Seismic Data Available

Jun 17, 2020

Norwegian offshore seismic data acquisition company PGS has said that the first data of its Peru MegaSurvey is now available. The seismic dataset, including 2D and 3D data, is aimed at E&P companies interested in South America, specifically Peruvian coastline hydrocarbon potential…

Call for Bids Launched for Offshore Blocks in Eastern Newfoundland

Jun 12, 2020

The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) has issued a Call for Bids for Exploration Licenses in the Eastern Newfoundland Region.Call for Bids NL20-CFB01 (Exploration Licences, Eastern Newfoundland Region) consists of 17 parcels and a total of 4…

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