25 Mar 19Brazil: ANP approves pre-announcement of the 16th Round of Bids
The ANP board on March 22 approved the pre-announcement of the 16th Round of Bids for Exploration Blocks, scheduled to be held on October 10. The round will offer 36 blocks in five sedimentary basins (Campos, Camamu-Almada, Jacuípe, Pernambuco-Paraíba and Santos).
25 Mar 19GoM: W&T Offshore apparent high bidder on 15 blocks in Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 252
W&T Offshore was the apparent high bidder on 15 blocks in the Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 252 held by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management ('BOEM').
25 Mar 19Australia: Jadestone Energy suspends Stag infill drilling due to tropical cyclone Veronica
Jadestone Energy reports that its infill drilling programme at the Stag oil field, offshore Western Australia, has been paused due to severe weather conditions related to tropical cyclone Veronica.
25 Mar 19KCA Deutag secures USD54M of new land drilling contracts in the Middle East, Russia, Europe and Africa
KCA Deutag has announced the award of new contracts on the back of strong tendering activity in its land drilling business. These contracts, with a combined value of approx. USD54M, are for drilling operations in the Middle East, Russia, Europe and Africa.
25 Mar 19Polarcus announces redelivery of Vyacheslav Tikhonov
Polarcus has exercised its option for the redelivery of 'Vyacheslav Tikhonov', originally named 'Polarcus Selma' including an option for the bareboat charterer of the vessel Sovcomflot to redeliver the vessel on no less than 30 days' notice.
25 Mar 19Oil and Gas Authority launches one of the largest ever public data releases
The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has launched what is believed to be one of the largest ever single open releases of data with the launch of the UK’s first UK Oil and Gas National Data Repository (NDR).
25 Mar 19Indonesia: TechnipFMC awarded large integrated EPCI contract for the Eni Merakes field offshore Indonesia
TechnipFMC has been awarded a large integrated Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Transportation and Installation (iEPCI) contract by Eni for the Merakes project, located offshore Balikpapan Indonesia, at a water depth of approx. 1,500 meters.
25 Mar 19UK: Rathlin Energy signs rig contract for West Newton well
Reabold Resources has announced that Rathlin Energy, operator of the PEDL 183 license onshore UK, has signed a rig contract for the drilling of the West Newton appraisal well, expected to spud in April 2019.
25 Mar 19Morocco: Sound Energy reports increase in Tendrara TE-7 connected gas volume
Latest pressure measurements at the TE-7 well in Eastern Morocco has led to an increase in the Company's estimate of connected GOIP around TE-7 to a volume exceeding 115 Bscf. The significant increase in estimates of minimum GOIP connected to the TE-7 well provides support for the Company's field development plan.
25 Mar 19Sterling Energy announces annual results for Y/E 31 December 2018
Sterling Energy has issued its preliminary results for the year ended 31 December 2018.
25 Mar 19Australia: Shell ships first condensate cargo from Prelude off Western Australia
Royal Dutch Shell on Monday said it had shipped the first condensate cargo from its Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) project off northwestern Australia over the weekend.
24 Mar 19Norway: Record-breaking lift completes the Johan Sverdrup field centre
Three days - that’s what it took to lift four of the last pieces in the Johan Sverdrup puzzle into place – the two final platform topsides, a bridge and a flare stack. The processing platform lift was the heaviest lift ever performed offshore.
24 Mar 19GoM: Petsec Energy's Main Pass Block 273B-2 appraisal/development well on the Hummer gas/oil field disappoints
Petsec Energy has announced that the Main Pass Block 273 B-2 appraisal/development well in the Gulf of Mexico, USA was drilled to a final depth of 15,990 feet TVD/17,570 feet MD and did not encounter commercial hydrocarbons.