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Dorado Work Unaffected by Recent Global Events, Carnarvon Says

Mar 16, 2020

Carnarvon Petroleum, a partner in Santos-operated Dorado oil field off W. Australia, has said that work on the FEED for the Dorado development continues unabated by the recent global events.Carnarvon stressed that the spread of the COVID-19 virus and the fall in oil prices were serious matters…

Coronavirus Puts a Dent in Bahamas Offshore Drilling Plan

Mar 13, 2020

Bahamas Petroleum has delayed its plans to drill an exploration well offshore The Bahamas, citing the impact of the coronavirus on operations.Previously planned to spud in April 2020, the #Preseverance 1 exploration well is now anticipated to be spud in late May or early June…

Husky Energy Delays Projects, Cuts Upstream Capex by $900M

Mar 13, 2020

Canadian oil and gas company has cut its CAPEX and production guidance for 2020 amid the volatile oil market environment. The cuts will be made in its upstream business with projects put on hold in China, Indonesia, and Canada.The company has slashed its 2020 capital program reduced by $900 million…

Murphy Cuts Capex, Delays GoM, Shale Wells Amid Oil Rout

Mar 12, 2020

U.S. oil and gas company Murphy Oil has slashed capital spending plans by $500 million citing 'current market conditions and recent commodity price volatility.' The company plans to preserve dividend payments.Murphy’s revised 2020 budget is approximately $950 million…

Shell/Exxon JV to Drill for Oil Off Somalia

Mar 03, 2020

Somalia has agreed an initial roadmap with a Shell/Exxon joint venture to explore and develop potential offshore oil and gas reserves, the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources said on Monday.'I am delighted we have agreed an initial roadmap with the Shell/Exxon joint venture…

Borr Drilling: Demand for Jack-Ups to Grow. 2019 Was a Record Year

Feb 28, 2020

Jack-up drilling contractor Borr Drilling's Chairman has said that 2019 was a record year when it comes to jack-up rig contract years awarded and that demand is high for modern jack-ups.In a statement Friday, the Chairman of the Board, Paal…

Energean Buys Total's Share in Greek Offshore Block

Feb 28, 2020

Greek oil company Energean Oil and Gas has signed a deal to buy Total’s stake in Block 2, offshore Western Greece.Energean said the acquisition would provide material exploration opportunities in its core area of the Eastern Mediterranean with limited financialexposure…

Bahamas Petroleum Gets Gov't Nod for Perseverance #1 Offshore Well

Feb 27, 2020

Bahamas Petroleum Company has received environmental authorization for its Perseverance #1 offshore well, expected to spud in April offshore The Bahamas.'Authorization represents the conclusion of an extensive and thorough process over many years…

Lebanon Set to Spud Its First Offshore Well

Feb 26, 2020

Lebanon's much-delayed search for offshore oil and gas is set to begin on Thursday with the results from its first exploratory well expected in the next two months, the chairman of the Lebanese Petroleum Administration (LPA) said on Wednesday…

Sen. Rubio Expects Trump Will Extend Drilling Ban Off Florida

Feb 26, 2020

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio on Tuesday said he was confident the administration of President Donald Trump will extend a ban on oil and gas drilling off Florida, despite its enthusiasm for opening much of the country's coasts to petroleum development…

Wintershall Cuts Balderbrå Discovery Estimate After Appraisal Duster

Feb 26, 2020

Wintershall Dea Norge has reduced the size estimate of its Baldebra discovery in the Norwegian Sea, after an appraisal well near the 2018 gas find proved dry.The 6604/5-1 gas discovery was proven in Upper Cretaceous reservoir rocks (the Springar Formation) in 2018…

Wintershall Dea, Capricorn Get Approvals for Norwegian Wildcats

Feb 25, 2020

Norwegian offshore safety regulator PSA Norway on Monday gave its approvals for offshore exploration drilling plans by Wintershall Dea Norge and Capricorn Norge. Wintershall Dea Norge, a Norwegian subsidiary of the German company Wintershall Dea…

Azinam, Panoro Farm Into Africa Energy's S. Africa Offshore Block

Feb 25, 2020

Seacrest-capital backed Azinam and Oslo-listed Panoro Energy have agreed to farm into Africa Energy's Block 2B offshore South Africa, which contains the A-J1 oil discovery.Azinam will take a 50% stake and become the operator of the block, while Panoro will acquire a 12% percent share…

Equinor Dumps Great Australian Bight Oil Drilling

Feb 24, 2020

Norwegian company Equinor has become the third major fossil fuel producer to abandon plans to drill for oil in the Great Australian Bight, after years of work. Previously, BP and Chevron canceled their drilling plans in the area, in 2016, and 2017 respectively…

Greenpeace Asks Norway's Supreme Court to Rule on Arctic Drilling

Feb 24, 2020

Greenpeace and its partners on Monday asked Norway's supreme court to rule on the legality of the country's Arctic oil and gas exploration licenses, in a case that could block the petroleum industry's expansion plans. If the supreme court takes up the case…

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