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17 Aug 18
GoM: Seabed Geosolutions secures extension to 4D survey in deepwater Gulf of Mexico
Seabed Geosolutions has secured an extension to recently awarded 4D ocean bottom node (OBN) seismic monitoring surveys over multiple oil and gas fields in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.
17 Aug 18
Maersk to demerge Maersk Drilling
A.P. Moller - Maersk has decided to pursue a demerger via a separate listing of Maersk Drilling on Nasdaq Copenhagen in 2019.
17 Aug 18
PNG LNG signs mid-term sales agreement with BP Singapore
Santos has advised that the PNG LNG Project co-venturers have entered into a mid-term LNG sale and purchase agreement (SPA) with BP Singapore, for the supply of LNG commencing in August 2018.
17 Aug 18
UK: Independent Oil and Gas secures Harvey appraisal well funding
Independent Oil and Gas has announces the proposed funding of its 100% owned and operated high-impact Harvey appraisal well, which is scheduled to spud in Q4 2018.
17 Aug 18
Egypt: SDX Energy announces successful production test at SD-3X well, South Disouq, Egypt
SDX Energy, the North Africa focused oil and gas company, has announced that a successful production test has been conducted at its SD-3X appraisal well at South Disouq, Egypt. The Company is targeting a late Q4 2018 start-up of production in South Disouq.
16 Aug 18
Congo (Brazzaville): Anglo African Oil & Gas spuds TLP-103 well on the Tilapia oil field
Anglo African Oil & Gas has confirmed that the TLP-103 well on the Tilapia oil field spudded on 15 August 2018. AAOG holds a 56% working interest in the producing Tilapia field, which is located in the prolific Lower Congo Basin in the Republic of the Congo.
16 Aug 18
Iraq: DNO presses foot on accelerator in Kurdistan
DNO has announced plans for its first dividend distribution to shareholders in 13 years following release of strong half-year 2018 results. The Company continues to ramp up activity in Kurdistan with fast track development of the Peshkabir field and will have two rigs active at the flagship Tawke field to reverse natural field decline. DNO is also planning to spud its first well on the Baeshiqa licence in September.
16 Aug 18
DNO requests General Meeting to propose Faroe Petroleum Board appointments
DNO has requested that a General Meeting of Faroe Petroleum be convened for the purposes of considering a shareholder resolution to appoint the Executive Chairman and the Managing Director of DNO to the Faroe Petroleum Board. Faroe intends unanimously to recommend that shareholders vote against DNO’s Proposed Resolutions.
16 Aug 18
Norway's production increases in July 2018
Preliminary production figures for July 2018 show an average daily production of 1,911,000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate, which is an increase of 64,000 barrels per day compared to June.
16 Aug 18
Norway: Equinor completes successful appraisal of Sigrun discovery in PL 025
Equinor, operator of production licence PL 025, has concluded the drilling of appraisal well 15/3-11 on the 15/3-4 (Sigrun) oil and gas discovery. The well was drilled about 10 km southeast of the Gudrun field in the North Sea.
16 Aug 18
Trinidad: Range Resources provides Trinidad operations update
Range Resources has provided an update with respect of its Trinidad operations. The Company has commenced the sales facilities upgrade as part of its ongoing infrastructure modernisation activities at the Beach Marcelle field and plans to drill two new development wells, both located on the North-East area of the Beach Marcelle field, as part of its work programme this year.
16 Aug 18
Israel: Energean Oil & Gas announces independent certification of reserves and resources in Israel
Energean Oil and Gas has received an updated independent CPR from Netherland Sewell & Associates for its Israeli portfolio. The updated CPR includes the certification of 63 bcm (2.2 Tcf) of 2P reserves and 7.5 Tcf of gross prospective resources and is the first assessment of prospective resources in the new Blocks (12, 21, 22, 23 and 31) that were awarded as part of the recent offshore licensing round.
16 Aug 18
Nigeria: Eland Oil & Gas provides Opuama operations update
Eland Oil & Gas has announced that its joint-venture subsidiary, Elcrest Exploration and Production Nigeria, has successfully completed the Opuama-10 well and will be handing over to the Opuama field production team imminently. Initial production from Opuama-10 is expected to be in line with previous guidance, at between 4,000 and 6,000 bopd.
15 Aug 18
US: Carrizo Oil & Gas announces Delaware Basin acquisition
Carrizo Oil & Gas has agreed to acquire Delaware Basin properties from Devon Energy for $215 million in cash. The majority of the acreage is adjacent to the Company’s existing acreage.
15 Aug 18
Namibia: Tullow to drill Cormorant-1 offshore Namibia in September
JV partner Pancontinental Oil & Gas has announced that the Tullow-operated PEL 37 Joint Venture will drill the highly anticipated Cormorant-1 well, offshore Namibia, in September 2018. The Cormorant Prospect has potential for 124 million barrels of recoverable oil.
15 Aug 18
Australia: Senex Energy announces Birkhead oil discovery on the Cooper Basin western flank
Senex Energy has announced a Cooper Basin oil discovery from the first well of its FY19 drilling campaign, Breguet-1. The Breguet-1 oil exploration well is located in ex PEL 104 approx. 1.6 kms west of the producing Spitfire oil field.
15 Aug 18
GoM: Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 251 generates USD178 million in high bids
In support of President Donald J. Trump's America - First Offshore Energy Strategy, Deputy Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt has announced that region-wide Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 251 generated $178,069,406 in high bids for 144 tracts covering 801,288 acres in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico. A total of 29 companies participated in the lease sale, submitting $202,667,923 in bids.
15 Aug 18
Norway: Pandion Energy acquires 10 percent of PL 820S from Wintershall
Pandion Energy has entered into an agreement with Wintershall Norge to acquire a 10 percent interest in PL 820S in the Norwegian North Sea. The licence is located in Blocks 25/7 & 8, north-northwest of the Balder and Ringhorne fields. An exploration well is planned to be drilled in the licence in 2019.
15 Aug 18
Australia: Galilee Energy announces first gas from the Glenaras multi-lateral pilot programme
Galilee Energy has provided an update on production operations at the Glenaras multi-lateral pilot programme. The wells are currently producing at excellent water rates, which are now levelling off as gas production commences.
15 Aug 18
Russia: Nord Stream 2 receives all permits required for construction of pipeline in Russia
Nord Stream 2, the developer of a pipeline to supply Russian natural gas to the EU market through the Baltic Sea, has received a permit for the installation of an underwater pipeline in the territorial sea of the Russian Federation.
15 Aug 18
China: Aker Solutions wins orders for Liuhua power umbilical systems in China
Aker Solutions has won orders valued at more than NOK 350 million to deliver power umbilical systems to China National Offshore Oil Corporation's (CNOOC) Liuhua oil fields in the South China Sea, off Hong Kong.
15 Aug 18
Bulgaria: Woodside farms into Bulgaria Black Sea block in deal with Shell
Announcing its Half Year Report 2018, Woodside reported that in July 2018 the Company entered into a farm-in agreement with Shell to acquire a 30% non-operated participating interest in Block 1-14 Khan Kubrat, located within the continental shelf and exclusive economic zone of the Republic of Bulgaria in the Black Sea.

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