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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…

Cameroon: Tower Resources Declares Force Majeure

Mar 30, 2020

Oil company Tower Resources, working on development on the Thali offshore Block in Cameroon, has declared force majeure, citing the impact of COVID-19 and travel restrictions on its operations.'Petroleum operations in Cameroon have already been affected by consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic…

ConocoPhillips to Acquire 80% Stake in 3D Oil's Offshore Block

Mar 26, 2020

ConocoPhillips Australia is nearing completion of the previously proposed acquisition of majority interest in the offshore Tasmanian Permit T/49P from 3D Oil.First announced in December 2019, the deal entailed ConocoPhillips acquiring a 75 percent stake…

Equinor Cuts Capex, Opex. Says Can Be Cashflow Neutral at $25 a Barrel

Mar 25, 2020

Norwegian oil firm Equinor will cut investments, exploration drilling and operating costs as part of a $3 billion plan to help the company weather the coronavirus crisis and low oil prices, it said on Wednesday.Equinor will halt its onshore drilling in the United States…

Energean Eyeing More Acquisitions in Mediterranean Sea

Mar 19, 2020

Israeli gas-focused group Energean is looking at possible further gas acquisitions in the Mediterranean, CEO Mathios Rigas said on Thursday, as the group announced $155 million in spending cuts.The cuts mean Energean will not drill two planned…

U.S. Offshore Oil Lease Sale Weakest Since 2016

Mar 19, 2020

A major sale of oil and gas leases in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday generated $93 million in high bids, the lowest total for any U.S. offshore auction since 2016, reflecting caution in the drilling industry amid a steep slide in oil prices…

U.S. Offshore Lease Sale Tests Industry Appetite Amid Market Meltdown

Mar 18, 2020

The Trump administration on Wednesday will hold a major sale of oil and gas leases in federal waters, testing drillers' appetite for investment amid a steep slide in oil prices that has cast doubt over energy projects around the globe. The more than 78 million-acre (31…

MOL Finds Oil and Gas Off Norway

Mar 18, 2020

MOL Norge, a subsidiary of Hungary's MOL, has discovered oil and gas in its production license 820s, at Evra and Iving prospect in the North Sea, offshore Norway.The company said Wednesday it was in the process of completing the drilling of exploration well 25/8-19 S and sidetrack 25/8-19 A…

Hess Reduces 2020 Capex by $800M. Curtails Drilling Plans

Mar 17, 2020

U.S. oil company Hess Corporation has cut its capital and exploratory program in response to the sharp drop in oil prices, affecting both onshore and offshore drilling programs. The company said Tuesday it would reduce its capex to $2.2B from previously proposed $3 billion…

Total Makes 'Encouraging' North Sea Discovery

Mar 17, 2020

Total has made a hydrocarbon discovery at the Isabella exploration well in the UK Central North Sea, Neptune Energy, Total's partner in the project has informed.Neptune Energy has described Isabella as 'an encouraging hydrocarbon discovery'…

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