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Nigeria: No 'Substantive' Oilfield Bid Round Until Prices Recover

May 06, 2020

Nigeria will not hold 'substantive' oilfield bid rounds until prices recover, the head of the state oil company said on Tuesday in a web conference.Mele Kyari, group managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, also said…

No Oil at Eni's Ehecatl Prospect Offshore Mexico

May 05, 2020

Eni has not found oil at its Ehecatl-1 exploration well in Block 7, offshore Mexico, Cairn, a partner in the project has said.Cairn said on Tuesday operations had been completed at the Eni-operated Ehecatl-1 exploration well in the Sureste Basin…

Equatorial Guinea: Oil Firms Get Extension to Exploration Plans

May 04, 2020

Equatorial Guinea has granted oil and gas companies two-year extensions on their exploration programs, a statement from the hydrocarbons minister said.The move is an effort to keep investments flowing into the nation's energy industry amid a…

Neptune Drills Duster in Norwegian Sea

Apr 24, 2020

Oil and gas company Neptune Energy has failed to find hydrocarbons at its offshore exploration well 6507/8-10 S in the Norwegian Sea.The well - known as the Grind prospect - was drilled about 10 kilometers east of the Heidrun field in the Norwegian Sea and 215 kilometers west of Brønnøysund…

Equinor Exploration Manager Steps Down to Take New Role

Apr 22, 2020

Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor has informed that its executive vice president Exploration Tim Dodson will step down as executive vice president Exploration, a role he held since 2011.In what Equinor said was a planned change to the leadership of Exploration…

Down But Not Out – High Impact Drilling to Fall up to 35% in 2020

Apr 21, 2020

Following the double whammy of the collapse in the oil price and the COVID-19 pandemic, exploration plans are being redrawn and the well count is expected to drop by as much as 35% on 2019 levels.At the start of the year, the high impact well…

New Offshore Acreage Licensing to Drop 60% in 2020, Rystad says

Apr 15, 2020

Newly licensed offshore oil and gas exploration acreage is likely to fall by about 60% and onshore acreage by 30% compared with 2019 levels, Rystad Energy has said, as the Norwegian energy market analytics company expects more than half of the…

OMV Strikes Oil and Gas Offshore New Zealand

Apr 14, 2020

Austrian energy firm OMV has said it has struck oil and gas in the Taranaki Basin offshore New Zealand.  OMV, as the operator of the Petroleum Exploration Permit (PEP) 60093, started drilling at the Toutoiwai-1 well in early March 2020.The oil…

Delays for Offshore Exploration Plans in Norway

Apr 08, 2020

Offshore exploration activity in Norway has been reduced as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and the low oil prices, while production 'will be maintained for the time being,' the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate said Wednesday.The offshore…

KrisEnergy Sells Indonesia Block to BP

Apr 08, 2020

Southeast Asia-focused oil and gas companyKrisEnergy Ltd. an upstream oil and gas company, has sold its 30.0% interest in the Andaman II block offshore Indonesia to BP.KrisEnergy said that the previously proposed disposal of the block in the Malacca Strait was completed on Wednesday…

Key Offshore Wildcat Wells At Risk of Being Suspended

Apr 08, 2020

At least nine of the world’s top planned exploration wells for 2020 are at risk of being suspended as a result of the blended impact of COVID-19 on oil and gas activities and the oil price war, Rystad Energy said Tuesday.These wells, the Norwegian energy intelligence firm said…

COVID-19 Challenges for UK's and Norway's E&P

Apr 03, 2020

The world has been transformed in the past month since the Covid-19 pandemic took hold. The dramatic impact of COVID-19 on global oil demand and has been compounded by Saudi Arabia and Russia failing to agree production cuts to stabilize oil prices…

Brazil's ANP Suspends Oil, Gas Bidding Rounds Due to Coronavirus

Apr 02, 2020

Brazil's oil and gas regulator ANP on Wednesday approved the temporary suspension of the 17th round of auction bids for exploration and production rights planned for this year due to the coronavirus health crisis.In a press release, the ANP…

Eco Atlantic: Board, Management Salaries Cut up to 40%

Apr 01, 2020

Guyana and Namibia focused oil and gas company Eco Atlantic has said that its board and management have agreed to voluntary pay cuts of up to 40 percent, in the wake of the situation with the coronavirus and the low oil prices.The company has…

Norway Offers 36 Offshore Blocks, None in Barents Sea

Mar 30, 2020

Norway is offering oil firms 36 offshore exploration blocks in this year's licensing round in mature areas and for the first time in a decade did not offer any blocks in the Barents Sea.All the blocks are offered in the western part of the Norwegian Sea…

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