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23 May 19
SeaBird announces update on vessel acquisitions and contemplated private placement
SeaBird Exploration has announced that the previously announced acquisition of the seismic vessels BOA Galatea and BOA Thalassa has been approved and, as a result, the private placement is expected to complete shortly.
23 May 19
Romania: OMV Petrom signs contract to decommission Gloria offshore platform
OMV Petrom is starting the decommissioning of the Gloria offshore platform, which has reached the end of its economic lifetime limit after more than 40 years in service.
23 May 19
GoM: Shell starts production at Appomattox in the Gulf of Mexico
Shell has announced that production has started at the Shell-operated Appomattox floating production system months ahead of schedule, opening a new frontier in the deep-water US Gulf of Mexico.
23 May 19
Norway: Seabird awarded 2D contract in the Norwegian Sea by Wintershall Dea
SeaBird Exploration has announced a contract award by Wintershall Dea for 2D acquisition in the Norwegian Sea.
23 May 19
EnQuest announces operations update
EnQuest has made a good start to 2019 with production towards the top end of its full year guidance range, its capital programme is on track and the Company has continued to generate strong cash flows and reduce debt. FPSO performance at Kraken has improved significantly with two trains online.
23 May 19
Australia: Ironbark title transfers approved
Approval has been received for the title transfers of exploration permit WA-359-P, which contains the giant Ironbark gas prospect, to new joint venture partners BP Developments Australia, Beach Energy and New Zealand Oil & Gas.
23 May 19
US: 88 Energy announces Alaska projects update
88 Energy has provided an update on its oil and gas operations at the Company's Project Icewine, Yukon Leases and Western Blocks, on the North Slope of Alaska.
23 May 19
Australia: Jadestone Energy announces first production from the Stag 49H infill well
Jadestone Energy, an independent oil and gas production company focused on the Asia Pacific region, has announced that the Stag 49H infill well is in production at a rate of 1,400 bopd.
23 May 19
BW Offshore plans to list BW Energy on Oslo Stock Exchange
BW Offshore plans to establish BW Energy as a separate E&P company and will invite external investors into the company to finance development of the recently acquired Maromba field offshore Brazil and value-enhancing investments at the Dussafu Marin Permit offshore Gabon.
23 May 19
Namibia: Calima Energy sells stake in Namibia PEL 90 to Tullow Oil
Calima Energy has entered into an agreement to sell its interest in the Namibia PEL 90 licence (Block 2813B) to Tullow Oil for up to USD 12 million, including success bonuses.
22 May 19
US: Sempra LNG and Aramco Services Company sign heads of agreement for Port Arthur LNG
Sempra Energy and Saudi Aramco have signed a heads of agreement (HOA), which anticipates the negotiation and finalization of a definitive 20-year liquefied natural gas (LNG) sale-and-purchase agreement (SPA) for five million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) of LNG offtake from Phase 1 of the Port Arthur LNG export-project under development.
22 May 19
Egypt: Dana Gas spuds Merak-1 well in the Eastern Mediterranean Basin offshore Egypt
Dana Gas has commenced drilling operations at its Merak-1 well, offshore Egypt. The well is located in the North El Arish concession, also known as Block 6, in the Eastern Mediterranean Basin, where other world-class giant natural gas discoveries have been made in recent years.
22 May 19
Sierra Leone reopens fourth licensing round
Sierra Leone has reopened its fourth licensing round following the conclusion of a six-month industry consultation that was designed to collate international industry feedback and ensure the success of the round.
22 May 19
Norway's production decreases in April 2019
Preliminary production figures for April 2019 show an average daily production of 1,729,000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate, which is a decrease of 24,000 barrels per day compared to March. The decrease in production was mainly due to technical problems at some fields.
22 May 19
GoM: TGS and Schlumberger announce strategic collaboration for ocean-bottom node projects in U.S. Gulf of Mexico
TGS and Schlumberger have announced a strategic collaboration for multiclient ocean-bottom node projects in the deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico.
22 May 19
GoM: Magseis Fairfield announces LoI for a deepwater Gulf of Mexico program
Magseis Fairfield has received a Letter of Intent (LoI) for a two months deepwater data acquisition program in the Gulf of Mexico. The survey is due to commence late in the fourth quarter of 2019.
22 May 19
Brazil: Petrobras expresses interest to exercise the pre-emption right on the Transfer of Rights surplus bidding round
Petrobras has expressed its interest to exercise the pre-emption rights on the Transfer of Rights surplus bidding round with regard to the Buzios and Itapu fields, which are under development.
22 May 19
Netherlands: KNMI reports 3.4 magnitude earthquake in Groningen region
The Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI) has reported that in the Groningen town of Westerwijtwerd an earthquake took place with a magnitude of 3.4 on the Richter scale. The worst earthquake so far in the Groningen gas field was in 2012, with a force of 3.6.
22 May 19
Morocco: Sound Energy announces strategic and operational update regarding its Eastern Morocco assets
Following the drilling of its recent TE-10 well in Eastern Morocco, Sound Energy has decide to explore the monetisation options available to the Company in respect of its Eastern Moroccan portfolio and has decided, with support from Rothschild & Co, to market its Eastern Moroccan portfolio with a view to assessing a sale, prior to FID.
22 May 19
Australia: Vintage Energy farms into Metgasco's ATP 2021 in the Cooper/Eromanga Basin
Vintage Energy has announced an executed binding Heads of Agreement (HoA) with Metgasco to become a joint venture partner in the ATP 2021 permit on the Queensland side of the Cooper/Eromanga Basins.
22 May 19
Medco Energi completes acquisition of Ophir Energy
Medco Energi has announced the completion of the acquisition of Ophir Energy in a recommended all cash offer valued at GBP 408.4 million. The acquisition of Ophir will increase MedcoEnergi’s 2019 pro forma production by approx. 29 percent to 110 Mboepd, and combined 2P reserves and 2C resources by 86 percent to 1,439 MMboe.
21 May 19
Russia: Gazprom discovers two new fields containing over 500 billion cubic meters of gas on Yamal shelf
Gazprom has discovered new gas fields on the shelf of the Yamal Peninsula. The Dinkov and Nyarmeyskoye fields contain over 500 billion cubic meters of gas.
21 May 19
Morocco: Sound Energy's TE-10 gas discovery at Tendrara fails to achieve commercial flow rates
Sound Energy reports that the previously announced TE-10 gas discovery at Tendrara in Eastern Morocco, although having flowed hydrocarbon gas to surface, has not achieved commercial flow rates following the stimulated well test undertaken with Sound Energy's partner, Schlumberger.
21 May 19
Malaysia: PETRONAS floating LNG Satu achieves its first LNG drop post relocation
PETRONAS has achieved its first liquefied natural gas (LNG) drop by its floating LNG facility, PETRONAS Floating LNG Satu (PFLNG Satu), at the Kebabangan cluster field, 90 kms offshore Sabah. The Kebabangan field is the second location for PFLNG Satu after its successful operation at the Kanowit field, Sarawak.
21 May 19
Trinidad: BP and Shell submit joint bid in Trinidad & Tobago's Shallow Water Competitive Bid Licensing Round
BP has submitted a joint bid with Shell for the 2018 Shallow Water Competitive Bid Licensing Round. The bid round comprised six shallow water blocks located off the eastern, northern and western coasts of Trinidad.
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