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20 High Impact O&G Exploration Wells to Watch in 2021

Jan 13, 2021

High impact exploration has weathered a perfect storm of a pandemic, an oil price crash, and an accelerating energy transition, and enters 2021 with a substantial drilling program that should at least match 2020.High-impact exploration started well in 2020 with the first quarter seeing the highest number of wells completed since Q4 2014 and commercial success rates above 30%. It was not to last. The world changed in Q2 with the Covid-19 pandemic taking hold…

BPC Can Keep On Drilling Off Bahamas, Court Rules

Jan 06, 2021

A judge in The Bahamas has refused to grant any orders that would affect Bahamas Petroleum Corporation's current operations in the country, meaning that the drilling of Perseverance #1 well, spudded on December 20, will continue. Further hearings…

The Bahamas: BPC Spuds Perseverance #1 Offshore Well

Dec 21, 2020

Bahamas Petroleum Company (BPC) has started drilling at its maiden offshore well in the Bahamas, despite the opposition by environmental groups and U.S. Congress members who recently called for a stop of the drilling project off the Caribbean country's coast…

The Bahamas: Activists Push to Stop BPC's Offshore Drilling Project

Dec 10, 2020

Environmental activists are seeking to prevent Bahamas Petroleum Company from drilling its Perseverance #1 well offshore the Bahamas, just days ahead of the expected spud date.As previously reported, Bahamas Petroleum Company has hired Stena…

Bahamas Petroleum: Virus Mitigation Measures Lift Costs of Perseverance #1 Drilling

Nov 27, 2020

Bahamas Petroleum Company (BPC), an oil and gas firm which is gearing up to spud its first well offshore the Bahamas next month, has raised the cost estimates for the drilling operation, citing COVID-19 mitigation measures.As previously reported…

Bahamas Petroleum Gearing Up to Spud Perseverance #1 Well Next Month

Nov 17, 2020

Stena Drilling's Stena IceMAX drillship is soon expected to set sail to the Bahamas, where it will spud the Perseverance #1 exploration well for the Bahamas Petroleum Company (BPC). BPC said Tuesday that the drilling rig had completed all necessary vessel and equipment inspections…

KOTUG Anchor Handler Secures Offshore Work in Guyana

Oct 14, 2020

Dutch marine services and towage company KOTUG said it has been awarded a long-term contract by ExxonMobil affiliate Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited (EEPGL) to provide offshore terminal towage support for operations in Guyana…

BPC to Spud Bahamas Well in December Using Stena IceMAX Drillship

Sep 25, 2020

Bahamas Petroleum Company (BPC) expects to spud its maiden well offshore The Bahamas called Perseverance #1, in December 2020, using the Stena IceMAX drillship.BPC in May signed a drilling contract with Stena Drilling for a sixth-generation drilling rig…

BPC Gets More Time to Spud Perseverance #1 Well

Aug 13, 2020

Bahamas Petroleum Company (BPC) has been given more time to begin drilling at its offshore block in The Bahamas.In an update on Thursday, BPC said that it had received formal notification from the Government of The Bahamas that on an interim basis…

Bahamas Petroleum, Columbus Energy Merger Gets Court Approval

Aug 06, 2020

The proposed all-stock merger between Bahamas Petroleum Company and Columbus Energy Resources was sanctioned by the court on Wednesday, paving way for the merger execution. Bahamas Petroleum Company, an oil firm with exploration assets in the Bahamas…

Bahamas Petroleum, Columbus Energy Propose All-Stock Merger

Jun 11, 2020

Bahamas Petroleum Company, an oil firm with assets in the Bahamas, and as of recently offshore Uruguay, is set to merge with Trinidad-focused Columbus Energy Resources.The boards of directors of the two companies on Thursday said they had reached…

Bahamas Petroleum Expands Portfolio with Uruguay Offshore Block

Jun 09, 2020

Oil and gas firm Bahamas Petroleum Company, expected to spud its first well offshore the Bahamas later this year, has expanded its portfolio.The company on Tuesday said it has been awarded the AREA OFF-1 petroleum licence offshore Uruguay. According to Bahamas Petroleum…

BPC Hires Stena Drillship for Bahamas Drilling

May 26, 2020

Bahamas Petroleum Company (BPC) has signed an offshore drilling rig contract with Stena Drilling. BPC will use the drilling rig to drill its Perseverance #1 prospect offshore The Bahamas.As previously reported, Bahamas has postponed the Perseverance…

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…

Bahamas Petroleum Postpones Drilling for October

Mar 25, 2020

Bahamas Petroleum has decided to delay again the start of the drilling operations on its #Perseverance 1 offshore well in the Bahamas, citing 'the massive, unprecedented and adverse impact of the spread of the Covid-19 virus.'The company recently postponed the spud from April to May/June period…

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