Offshore Block News


Deepwater Acreage to Attract Investments

Mar 16, 2020

Deepwater acreage will continue to attract significant company interest through 2020, said a report.According to GlobalData, a significant portion of the acreage available in Q1 2020 is located in either deep or ultra-deep water, up from the previous quarter…

Oil Firms to Spend $53Bn at Stabroek Block

Feb 16, 2020

Global oil firms are preparing to spend more than $53 billion in Guyana’s coveted Stabroek Block during the coming decade.According to Rystad Energy research, recent discoveries in the Guyana-Suriname basin have proven a wider petroleum system and may cause an upgrade in resource estimates…

Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale Set for March

Feb 12, 2020

U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt announced that the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will offer over 78 million acres for a region-wide lease sale scheduled for March 18, 2020, as part of President Trump’s America First Offshore Energy Strategy…

PGNiG Acquires Duva Field in Norway

Feb 02, 2020

PGNiG Upstream Norway, a subsidiary of Polish Oil and Gas Company (PGNiG), has obtained a final administrative consent to purchase additional 10% interests in the PL636 and PL636B licences in the North Sea.Following the transaction, PGNiG Upstream…

Senegal Offers Offshore Licensing Round

Jan 28, 2020

The national oil company of Senegal, Société des Pétroles du Sénégal (PETROSEN) officially launched the country’s First Offshore Licensing Round at the Mauritania-SeneGambia-Bissau-Conakry (MSGBC) Basin. The licensing round comprises 12 blocks on offer in the MSGBC basin…

BP, Premier Oil in $625M North Sea Deal

Jan 07, 2020

Energy giant BP has agreed a $625m deal to sell a package of North Sea assets. Premier Oil will take over the Andrew platform and BP's controlling stake in five surrounding fields, as well as its minority stake in the Shell-operated Shearwater field…

KEPCO Starts Caspian Sea Oil Exploration

Jan 01, 2020

Khazar Exploration and Production Company (KEPCO), a subsidiary of National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) which handles exploration operation in the Caspian Sea region in northern Iran, has announced the start of two major projects within areas run by the company…

Beach Energy Eyes Offshore New Zealand

Dec 19, 2019

Australian oil and gas exploration and production company Beach Energy Limited has signed an agreement with OMV GSB Oil Exploration to acquire a 30% participating interest in exploration permit (EP) PEP50119 in the Great South Basin, offshore New Zealand…

Africa: Strong Scope for Offshore Licensing in 2020

Dec 16, 2019

Throughout 2019 Africa has led licensing round activity; looking forward to 2020 this is set to continue, however results of the recent rounds have had limited success in a global context.Eight licensing rounds are open or have closed in Africa…

Liberia Lines Up 2020 Offshore Licence Round

Dec 11, 2019

The Liberia Petroleum Regulatory Authority (LPRA), has announced the launch of the next licensing round, expected to commence in April 2020.In a meeting held between NOCAL, LPRA and TGS, the next steps were unanimously agreed, to allow the government…

Providence to Operate Avalon as Total Exits

Nov 28, 2019

As Total E&P Ireland, a subsidiary of the French multinational oil giant, has withdrawn, Providence Resources has taken over operatorship of the Frontier Exploration Licence (FEL) 2/19, which contains the Avalon prospect, located offshore Ireland…

Vaalco Eyes Equatorial Guinea Block

Nov 28, 2019

Houston-based Vaalco Energy said that it is in talks to serve as operator for three Equatorial Guinea (EG) oil blocks recently awarded to Levene Hydrocarbon.Vaalco Energy Mauritius (Vaalco EG), the subsidiary of the company, is in preliminary…

Peterson, Itaoca Join Brazil Offshore Project

Nov 27, 2019

Itaoca Terminal Marítimo SA (Itaoca Offshore) and logistics provider Peterson Offshore Group have formed a partnership and consulting agreement for development of the Itaoca Offshore project.The Itaoca Offshore project will be a private terminal (TUP)…

19 Fields in Production at Norwegian Sea

Oct 22, 2019

Norwegian Sea area, which is twice the size of the North Sea, has 19 fields in production and numerous discoveries are being developed and around 350 exploration wells have been drilled over the past 40 years, said Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD)…

BOEM Announces New GoM Lease Sale

Oct 07, 2019

The US Department of the Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) plans to offer about 78 million acres in a region-wide Gulf of Mexico lease sale scheduled for March 2020.Lease Sale 254, which would include all unleased areas in…

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