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Beach Energy Halts Development Planning for Bass Basin Discoveries Off Australia

Jun 11, 2024

Australian oil and gas company Beach Energy has ceased development planning for its Bass Basin discoveries, which include Trefoil, Bass, White Ibis and Yolla West, offshore Australia, amid strategic review.On conclusion of Beach's strategic review, it has been determined that development of the Bass Basin discoveries - Trefoil, Bass, White Ibis and Yolla West - will not utilize any optional slots as…

Shearwater Kicks Off Pelotas Basin 3D Survey Off Brazil

Jun 05, 2024

Shearwater GeoServices has ramped up its multi-client activity by starting the Pelotas Basin 3D survey, offshore Brazil.The survey represents the fifth multi-client 3D acquisition project so far for Shearwater, the company said.The Pelotas Basin…

Petronas Awards Seven New PSCs for Six Offshore Blocks in Malaysia

Jan 23, 2024

Malaysia’s Petronas has awarded Production Sharing Contracts (PSCs) for six exploration blocks and one Discovered Resource Opportunities (DRO) cluster under the Malaysia Bid Round 2023.The awards are expected to garner more than $275 million (RM 1…

Petrobras Inks Deals for Campos Basin Gas Transport System

Jan 02, 2024

Petrobras and Equinor have signed the contracts for the Campos Basin Integrated Natural Gas Flow System (SIE-BC) and access to the Cabiúnas Gas Treatment Unit (UTGCAB).With the signing of these contracts, Equinor will be able to transport natural gas from the Roncador field…

Anita Garibaldi FPSO Starts Production in Campos Basin, Offshore Brazil

Aug 16, 2023

Brazilian oil and gas company Petrobras has started production from the Anita Garibaldi FPSO in the Campos Basin, offshore Brazil.The FPSO will operate simultaneously in the post-salt and pre-salt of the Marlim and Voador fields.With a capacity to produce up to 80…

TGS, PGS, and Schlumberger in 6,885 sqm 3D Seismic Survey Offshore Malaysia

May 30, 2023

TGS, in partnership with PGS and SLB (ex-Schlumberger), has secured pre-funding for a 6,885 square kilometer multi-client 3D seismic survey offshore Malaysia in North Luconia Province of the Sarawak Basin. This new acquisition is set to kick off in June 2023…

Beach Energy Boosts Gas Supply to Australian East Coast Market with Two Otway Basin Wells

May 17, 2023

Australian oil and gas company Beach Energy said Wednesday it had connected the offshore Otway Basin Thylacine North 1 and 2 development wells to the Otway Gas Plant and is now delivering additional gas into the Australian East Coast gas market…

Global Offshore Drilling Outlook – New Play Exploration Appetite Steady But Strong

Jan 12, 2023

Welligence expects global offshore exploration drilling activity in 2023 to remain relatively steady year-on-year, with the majors driving much of the activity in their core regions. Two areas with big impact potential - the Atlantic Basin and…

Brazil: TGS, CGG in Foz do Amazonas 3D Survey

Jan 04, 2023

Offshore seismic data companies TGS and CGG on Wednesday announced the second phase of the Foz do Amazonas 3D multi-client survey, located in the offshore Brazil equatorial margin. This survey, covering 11,425 square kilometers, will broaden…

ONGC Names Rawat as Director of Exploration

Jan 03, 2023

India's national oil company ONGC has appointed Sushma Rawat as Director of Exploration. She prevciously served as Executive Director-Basin Manager, Assam & Assam Arakan.She takes over the reins as Director of Exploration from Rajesh Kumar Srivastava…

High Impact Exploration Sees Rebound

Aug 04, 2022

38 high-impact exploration wells were drilled in the first half of 2022, similar to the same period in 2021 when 39 wells completed, says industry analysts Westwood Global Energy Group. The 38 wells resulted in 13 potentially commercial discoveries at a 34% commercial success rate…

CNOOC Finds Shale Oil in South China Sea Exploration Well

Jul 29, 2022

China's CNOOC Ltd has tapped commercial flows of oil and gas from a shale exploration well in the South China Sea, marking the first successfully drilled shale oil well offshore China, state media reported on Thursday.Exploration well Weiye-1…

DOF Subsea Adds $100M+ in Backlog with Petrobras Extension

Jun 22, 2022

Norwegian subsea services company DOF Subsea has secured an extension for its four contracts with Petrobras for subsea inspection works in Brazil.DOF said that the extension would call for at least three vessels operating for 18 months, to the…

Petrobras Cancels Sale of Deepwater Assets in Sergipe-Alagoas Basin in Brazil

May 16, 2022

Brazilian oil company Petrobras has decided not to sell its deepwater assets in the Sergipe-Alagoas Basin offshore Brazil, originally put up for sale in 2018.The company said Saturday it had decided to conclude the competitive process, which was in the binding phase…

Malaysia Bid Round 2022: Petronas Offers Exploration Blocks, Discoveries, Late-life assets

Jan 27, 2022

Malaysia's state energy firm Petronas said it was offering 14 offshore exploration blocks, six clusters of discovered resource opportunities (DRO), and one cluster of late-life assets (LLA) in its annual bid exercise launched on Thursday.The…

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