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22 Sep 23
Norway: Equinor drills dry well near the Munin field in the North Sea
Equinor is concluding the drilling of exploration well 30/11-15 in the North Sea. The well is dry. Equinor drilled the well on behalf of Aker BP, the operator of the production licence.
22 Sep 23
Turkey: UKOG provides Pinarova-1 testing update
UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) has announced that following the temporary suspension of Pinarova-1 testing operations, larger and more powerful 7-inch perforating guns have been sourced and testing operations will recommence as soon as possible.
22 Sep 23
Norway: Wintershall Dea granted drilling permit for well 6406/3-12 S in PL 836 S
The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Wintershall DEA Norge a drilling permit for well 6406/3-12 S in PL 836 S. The well will be drilled by the Transocean Norge semi-sub. Planned spud date is September 2023.
22 Sep 23
Egypt: KUFPEC enters a new partnership with Shell in Egypt
BG International, subsidiary of Shell, has signed a Farm Out Agreement with KUFPEC (Egypt) KEL, subsidiary of Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company (KUFPEC), under which KEL will acquire a 40% stake in Block 3 (NorthEast El-Amriya) in the Egyptian Mediterranean Sea.
21 Sep 23
Zimbabwe: Invictus Energy spuds Mukuyu-2 well in Zimbabwe
Invictus Energy has announced the commencement of drilling of the Mukuyu-2 well at its 80% owned and operated Cabora Bassa Project in Zimbabwe.
21 Sep 23
US: 88 Energy announces Hickory-1 well flow test planning update
88 Energy has announced an update on well flow test planning for the Hickory-1 well on the Alaskan North Slope. Flow test planning and permitting remains on schedule with operations set to commence as early as possible in Q1 2024 in the Alaskan winter operational season.
20 Sep 23
Cuba: Melbana Energy announces early production plans ahead of Alameda-3 appraisal well
Following the success of Alameda-2, Melbana has confirmed plans to spud Alameda-3 in the near term. Prior to spud of Alameda-3, Melbana plans to commence early production from Unit 1B of the Amistad reservoir in the Alameda-2 appraisal well. Units 1A and 3 of the Amistad reservoir are also productive and have been suspended for future development and production.
20 Sep 23
Norway: Longboat Energy announces minor discovery at the Velocette (PL1016) exploration well
Longboat Energy has announced a minor discovery at the Velocette (PL1016) exploration well in Norway. The exploration well 6607/3-1 S encountered hydrocarbons in the primary target but volumes are at the lower end of pre-drill expectations and the discovery is not considered to be commercial in isolation.

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