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18 Oct 19
Total opens a Digital Factory to further its ambition of becoming the responsible energy major
Total will open a Digital Factory in Paris in early 2020 that will bring together up to 300 developers, data scientists and other experts to accelerate the Group’s digital transformation. Total’s goal is to leverage the capabilities of digital tools to create value in all of its businesses.
18 Oct 19
Total launches its first large liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunker vessel
Total has announced that its first large liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunker vessel has been launched, following the signature of a long-term charter contract between Total and Mitsui O.S.K Lines (MOL) in February 2018.
18 Oct 19
SBM Offshore successful bidder for partner’s minority ownership in SBM Offshore operated FPSO companies
SBM Offshore has been formally designated as the successful bidder in the public sale auction of the equity ownership of Servicos de Petroleo Constellation in the lease and operating companies related to five Brazilian FPSOs in which it is already the majority shareholder and operator.
18 Oct 19
Australia: TechnipFMC awarded significant integrated EPCI contract for Woodside’s Pyxis field in Australia
TechnipFMC has been awarded a significant integrated Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (EPCI) contract by Woodside for the development of the Pyxis and Xena fields, located offshore North West Australia.
18 Oct 19
Nigeria/Niger: Savannah Petroleum signs loan facility
Savannah Petroleum, the British independent oil & gas company focused around activities in Niger and Nigeria, has entered into an unsecured loan facility with an initial tranche of USD5 million, ahead of the completion of the Seven Energy Transaction.
17 Oct 19
Gabon: VAALCO Energy confirms oil discovery with Etame 9P appraisal well
VAALCO Energy has announced that the Etame 9P appraisal well, targeting the subcropping Dentale reservoir beneath the VAALCO-operated Etame field offshore Gabon, was successfully drilled to a total depth of 10,260 feet and encountered both Gamba and Dentale oil sands.
17 Oct 19
Woodside announces third quarter report for period ended 30 September 2019
Woodside has announced its Q3 report for the period ended 30 September 2019. The Company reports record quarterly production at Pluto LNG, first oil produced from the Greater Enfield Project, and the execution of major integrated turnarounds at the North West Shelf Project. Production was 24.9 MMboe, up 44 percent from the previous quarter.
17 Oct 19
Israel: Zion Oil & Gas completes data acquisition for largest onshore 3D seismic survey in Israel
Zion Oil & Gas has announced the completion of data acquisition for its Megiddo-Jezreel 3D seismic program, which is the largest onshore 3D survey in Israel's history.
17 Oct 19
Australia: Polarcus announces XArray project in Australia
Polarcus has secured high industry prefunding for a multi-client project in Australia with an approximate duration of one month. The project will commence in Q1 2020.
17 Oct 19
SBM Offshore completes USD1.14 billion financing of Liza Unity
SBM Offshore has completed the project financing of FPSO Liza Unity for a total of US$1.14 billion. The FPSO will be designed to produce 220,000 barrels of oil per day from the ExxonMobil-operated Liza field, located around 200 kms offshore Guyana in the Stabroek Block
17 Oct 19
Mongolia: Petro Matad announces results of Gazelle-1 well in the north of Block XX, eastern Mongolia
Petro Matad has announced the results of drilling and logging operations at the Gazelle-1 well in the north of Block XX, eastern Mongolia and has also provided an operational update. Casing is being run on Gazelle-1 and the well will be suspended pending further evaluation.
17 Oct 19
UK: Cairn's Chimera well 3/17a-3 disappoints
Cairn has completed drilling of wildcat well 03/17a-3, known as Chimera. The objective of the well was to prove hydrocarbons in Paleocene Heimdal Sandstones within the Lista Formation. The well, which was drilled approx. 40 kms north of the Kraken field, is dry.
17 Oct 19
Turkey: Valeura Energy comments on recent events affecting Turkey
Valeura Energy, the upstream natural gas producer focused on appraising and developing an unconventional gas accumulation play in the Thrace Basin of Turkey in partnership with Equinor, has commented on its ongoing operations in relation to recent events affecting Turkey.
17 Oct 19
UK: Premier Oil announces successful Tolmount East well in Southern Gas Basin Block 42/28d
Premier Oil has announced the success of the Tolmount East well, 42/28d-14, in the UK Southern Gas Basin. The well was targeting 220 BCF of P50 gross resource in an undrilled area 4 kms east of the 500 BCF Tolmount gas field.
17 Oct 19
Brazil: Petro-Victory Energy announces ANP approval for the acquisition of four oil fields in Brazil
Petro-Victory Energy has received approval from the ANP of its USD 1.6 million acquisition of production and working interests in four oil field concessions in Brazil. The four fields are comprised of 12,850 gross acres located within three developed onshore basins in Brazil.
17 Oct 19
BHP announces operational review for the quarter ended 30 September 2019
BHP has announced an operational review for the quarter ended 30 September 2019. The Company delivered a solid start to the 2020 financial year through ongoing strong operational performance across its portfolio.
17 Oct 19
Australia: Santos announces 2019 Third Quarter Activities Report
Santos reports another strong quarter, highlighted by record production and sales volumes, and the second highest quarterly sales revenue on record. The Company also announced the acquisition of ConocoPhillips’ interests in Northern Australia.
16 Oct 19
Norway: Drilling activity in Norway nearing all-time high - Rystad
While global offshore exploration activity has been flat year-to-date, the situation has been far more buoyant on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS), where the number of wells drilled could challenge all-time high levels by the end of the year, according to analysis by Rystad Energy.
16 Oct 19
U.S. Federal Gulf of Mexico crude oil production to continue to set records through 2020
The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) expects oil production in the Gulf of Mexico to set new production records in 2019 and in 2020, even after accounting for shut-ins related to Hurricane Barry in July 2019 and including forecasted adjustments for hurricane-related shut-ins for the remainder of 2019 and for 2020.
16 Oct 19
Brazil: ANP approves four more companies for 6th pre-salt oil auction round
The ANP has published, in the Official Gazette, the list of the last four companies approved to participate in the 6th Production Sharing Round - Pre-Salt. This is in addition to the 13 companies already approved, giving a total of 17 qualified for the auction, which is scheduled for November 7.
16 Oct 19
Pura Vida Energy confirms name change to Ansila Energy
Pura Vida Energy has confirmed a new company name change to Ansila Energy, with the new ASX ticker code: 'ANA'.
16 Oct 19
US: Diversified Gas & Oil extends Kentucky Agreement
AIM-listed Diversified Gas & Oil, the U.S. based owner and operator of natural gas, natural gas liquids and oil wells as well as midstream assets, reports that it has extended its five-year definitive asset retirement agreement with the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The Company currently owns approx. 7,500 operated wells in Kentucky.
16 Oct 19
Colombia/Brazil: ONGC Videsh makes two new discoveries in Colombia and Brazil
ONGC Videsh has recorded an oil discovery in its onshore exploration block CPO-5, in Colombia's Llanos basin, and a major gas discovery in the deep offshore exploration block BM-SEAL-4, in Brazil's Sergipe Alagoas Basin.
15 Oct 19
UAE: LUKOIL enters the Ghasha Project in the UAE
LUKOIL has acquired a 5 percent share in the Ghasha Concession Agreement from the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC). Ghasha is a project for the development of previously undeveloped deposits of gas, oil and gas condensate as part of 9 shallow fields in the Arabian Gulf west of Abu Dhabi.
15 Oct 19
The Carlyle Group completes acquisition of shareholding in Cepsa from Mubadala
Funds affiliated with The Carlyle Group have acquired a 37 percent shareholding in Cepsa from Mubadala. Mubadala will remain the majority shareholder in Cepsa, holding the remaining 63 percent.
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