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24 Sep 20
Cuba: Melbana Energy commences Block 9 drilling preparations
Melbana Energy has commenced civil works for construction of the first well pad in support of its two well drilling program in Block 9 onshore Cuba.
23 Sep 20
Brazil: Petrobras encounters hydrocarbons in Block C-M-657 well in the Campos Basin pre-salt
Petrobras has identified the presence of hydrocarbons in carbonate reservoirs in the first well in Block C-M-657, located in the pre-salt of the Campos Basin.
23 Sep 20
Australia: Empire Energy spuds Carpentaria-1 well in Northern Territory permit EP187
Empire Energy has commenced drilling the Carpentaria-1 well in Empire’s 100% owned Northern Territory permit EP187. The well will be drilled to evaluate the two unconventional shale targets, the Velkerri and Kyalla Shales, which are independently assessed to have a best estimate prospective resource of 2.4 trillion cubic feet of gas equivalent in Empire’s EP187 permit.
22 Sep 20
US: 88 Energy provides update on Project Peregrine on the North Slope of Alaska
88 Energy has provided an update related to Project Peregrine, on the North Slope of Alaska. Farm-out discussions at Peregrine are progressing well, with drilling planned for Q1 2021.
22 Sep 20
UK: Rathlin Energy announces West Newton B-1 rig mobilisation
JV partner Union Jack Oil notes that Rathlin Energy (UK), the Operator of PEDL183, has communicated an update to local residents and the West Newton Community Liaison Group. The West Newton B-1 well is targeting the same conventional reservoirs in the Kirkham Abbey and Cadeby carbonate formations that were encountered in the recently drilled West Newton A-2 well.
22 Sep 20
Israel: Zion Oil and Gas drilling rig set to depart for Israel
Zion Oil & Gas confirms transportation arrangements for its drilling rig from Romania to Israel, to drill the Megiddo-Jezreel-2 well.
22 Sep 20
Australia: Regulatory approvals completed for Ironbark-1 well
Cue Energy reports that regulatory approvals required for the drilling of the Ironbark-1 well in exploration permit WA-359-P have now been completed and the Operator, BP, is making final preparations for the handover of the Ocean Apex drilling rig, expected to be in October.

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