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10 Dec 19
Australia: Vintage Energy to spud Vali-1 well in ATP 2021 in the Cooper/Eromanga Basin
Vintage Energy, as operator of the ATP 2021 Joint Venture, has advised that the SLR-185 rig has been released from the Western Flank and is moving to the Vali-1 location. Vintage will acquire a 50 percent interest in ATP2021 from Metgasco through the previously announced farm-in.
09 Dec 19
Ukraine: PGNiG and ERU to launch exploration and production operations in Ukraine
PGNiG has signed an agreement with ERU Management Services providing for joint gas exploration and production operations in the western part of Ukraine, close to the Polish border.
09 Dec 19
Norway: Equinor given consent for exploration drilling in Block 30/6 in the North Sea
Norway's Petroleum Safety Authority has given Equinor consent for exploration drilling in Block 30/6 in the North Sea. Well 30/6-31 S will be drilled in production licences PL 053 and PL 053C and will test a prospect named Helleneset, which is located on the Horda Platform, around 6 kms from the Oseberg field.
09 Dec 19
Norway: Equinor drills dry appraisal well on the 35/11-23 oil and gas discovery near the Fram field in the North Sea – 35/11-23 A
Equinor, operator of production licence PL 090, has concluded the drilling of appraisal well 35/11-23 A. The well, which was drilled about 3 kms southwest of the Fram field in the northern part of the North Sea, is being plugged and abandoned as a dry well.
09 Dec 19
Morocco: Predator Oil and Gas executes Guercif rig option
Predator Oil & Gas Holdings has provided an update on its drilling plans for the Guercif Permits I, II, III and IV onshore Morocco. The Company has entered into a Rig Option Agreement to drill the Moulouya-1 Prospect, and an appraisal well, if required, or a follow-up exploration well.
08 Dec 19
Australia: Norwest Energy approves Lockyer Deep for drilling in H1 2020
Norwest Energy has approved a joint venture resolution to drill the EP368 exploration well in H1 2020 at Lockyer Deep. The well will be located approx. 15 kms due east of the Waitsia gas field and directly on trend with the recent West Erregulla-2 gas discovery which, as recently reported by Strike Energy, has 2C contingent resources of 1.19 Tcf gas.
08 Dec 19
Norway: ConocoPhillips granted drilling permit for well 25/7-9 S in PL 917
The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted ConocoPhillips Skandinavia a drilling permit for well 25/7-9 S in production licence PL 917. The well will be drilled about 12 kms west of Ringhorne.
08 Dec 19
Suriname: Staatsolie completes Nearshore Drilling project without a commercial discovery
Suriname's state oil company Staatsolie reports that its Nearshore Drilling project has been completed, with six exploratory wells drilled off the coast of Suriname. No commercial oil discovery was made, but valuable data was collected.
08 Dec 19
Argentina: Crown Point provides update on Cerro de Los Leones drilling operations
Crown Point Energy has provided an operations update on its drilling activities on the Cerro de Los Leones exploration permit in the Province of Mendoza, Argentina. The Company has drilled two exploration wells, one of which failed to encounter hydrocarbons and one which is currently being tested.

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