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13 Oct 19
UK: UKOG commences coring operations at Horse Hill oil field
UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) has commenced an extensive conventional coring programme in its Horse Hill-2 ('HH-2') Portland pilot well - the first of two new horizontal wells in the field's Portland oil pool, and designed to be retained as a future production well.
13 Oct 19
BP expects to deliver around $10 billion of divestment proceeds and announced transactions by end 2019
BP has announced that it now expects to deliver divestment proceeds and announced transactions totalling around $10 billion by the end of 2019, comprising the majority of its two-year divestment programme planned to complete by the end of 2020.
13 Oct 19
UK: Spirit Energy to extend life of Chestnut oil field
Spirit Energy and partner Dana Petroleum are drilling a new well at the Chestnut field by Q1 2020, extending its life by as much as three additional years. Initial expectations when the field first came online more than a decade ago were for a little over two years’ production.
13 Oct 19
Denmark considers ending North Sea oil and gas exploration
Denmark is assessing whether to go ahead with an already announced tender for new oil and gas exploration in the Danish North Sea after setting itself one of the most ambitious climate targets in the world.
11 Oct 19
Brazil: Wintershall Dea awarded two blocks in Brazil's 16th bidding round
Wintershall Dea and partners Chevron (operator) and Repsol have been awarded offshore blocks S-M-766 and C-M-845 in the Santos and Campos basins in Brazil's 16th Bidding Round.
11 Oct 19
Norway: Equinor celebrates cargo number 1000 from Hammerfest LNG
Equinor has celebrated cargo number 1000 at the Hammerfest LNG plant on Melkoya, 'the Snohvit plant'. The cargo consists of 140,500 cubic metres of liquefied natural gas (LNG). Total sales value of all the LNG cargos since the field came on stream is in the range of NOK 130-150 billion.
11 Oct 19
Norway: Equinor and partners make final investment decision for the Hywind Tampen offshore wind farm development
Equinor and the Snorre and Gullfaks partners have made a final investment decision for the Hywind Tampen offshore wind farm development. The oil and gas platforms will be the first ever powered by a floating offshore wind farm.
11 Oct 19
Trinidad: Columbus Energy preparing to spud Saffron well in the South West Peninsula
Columbus Energy has announced that the drilling rig to be used for drilling the Saffron well in the South West Peninsula, Trinidad, is now on location and ready to commence drilling operations.
11 Oct 19
Amerisur Resources provides update on strategic review and formal sale process
Amerisur Resources, the oil and gas producer and explorer focused on South America, has provided an update to the strategic review and formal sales process entered into on 19 July 2019.
11 Oct 19
Australia: Central Petroleum to farm out 2020 Amadeus Basin exploration programme
Central Petroleum has over the past six months undertaken a comprehensive updated analysis of its exploration portfolio. The strategic portfolio review is now complete, defining a CY2020 exploration programme that will reinvigorate exploration in Central’s Amadeus Basin permits.
10 Oct 19
Russia: NOVATEK starts production at the East-Urengoyskoye and North-Esetinskoye field, Yamal Nenets
NOVATEK has announced that Arcticgas, a joint venture between NOVATEK and Gazprom Neft, commenced commercial production at the East-Urengoyskoye+North-Esetinskoye field within the Samburgskiy license area, with estimated annual production capacity of more than 1 billion cubic meters of natural gas and 0.2 million tons of gas condensate.
10 Oct 19
Brazil: Total expands pre-salt footprint with new deep offshore exploration licence
Total, operator, and its co-venturers Qatar Petroleum and Petronas have won the C-M-541 deep offshore block in the 16th Bidding Round held by Brazil’s National Petroleum Agency (ANP). The acreage is located in the pre-salt Campos Basin in a water depth of about 3,000 meters.
10 Oct 19
UK: BP expands its digital energy portfolio by investing in energy management platform, Grid Edge
BP Ventures has led a Series A funding round in Grid Edge - a developer of artificial intelligence (AI) technology - that enables customers to predict, control and optimise their building’s energy profile. The investment is in support of BP Alternative Energy’s wider strategy of low-carbon power, storage and digital energy.
10 Oct 19
GoM: Fugro completes deepwater AUV surveys for Shell in US Gulf of Mexico
Fugro has completed several deepwater geophysical surveys in the Gulf of Mexico for Shell. The project required data collection over multiple deepwater lease blocks in the greater Perdido and Mars development areas to support clearance of potential environmental, engineering, geological and archaeological hazards ahead of planned drilling activities.
10 Oct 19
Bahamas: Bahamas Petroleum announces proposed open offer and progress towards drilling
Bahamas Petroleum Company, the oil and gas exploration company with significant prospective resources in licences in The Commonwealth of The Bahamas, has announced a proposed open offer to shareholders, and advised of continued progress toward drilling its first exploration well in The Bahamas in 2020.
10 Oct 19
TransGlobe Energy announces operations update
TransGlobe Energy has announced an update on its operations in Egypt and Canada. The Company's management and board held its annual strategy session in early October, and reconfirmed its commitment to growth through material cash generative mergers and acquisitions.
10 Oct 19
Norway: Equinor given consent to drill a sidetrack in exploration well 35/11-23 in the North Sea
Norway's Petroleum Safety Authority has given Equinor consent to drill a sidetrack in exploration well 35/11-23 in production licence PL 090 in the North Sea. The well is being drilled to test a prospect named of 'Echino Sor'.
10 Oct 19
Norway: Equinor given consent for exploration drilling in Block 32/4 in the North Sea
Norway's Petroleum Safety Authority has given Equinor consent to drill exploration well 32/4-3 S in production licence PL 921 in the North Sea.. The well will be drilled to test a prospect named 'Gladsheim'.
10 Oct 19
Qatar: Sparrows Group lands first contract with Qatar Petroleum
International specialist equipment and integrated engineering services company, Sparrows Group, has been awarded its first contract with Qatar Petroleum to provide crane maintenance services on the PS-1 platform - located in the Idd El-Shargi field, North Dome, 85 kms east of Doha.
10 Oct 19
Spain: Columbus Energy provides update on La Lora Concession, onshore Spain
Columbus Energy has formally lodged a claim with the Spanish Government to recover costs caused by the Spanish Government's decision not to re-tender the La Lora Concession, onshore Spain.
10 Oct 19
Netherlands: Solo Oil acquires Dutch North Sea assets from ONE-Dyas
AIM-listed Solo Oil has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Scirocco (Netherlands) Energy, has entered into a binding sale and purchase agreement with ONE-Dyas to acquire a package of non-operated interests in natural gas fields from ONE-Dyas in the Dutch sector of the North Sea.
10 Oct 19
Europa Oil & Gas announces final results for the year to 31 July 2019
Europa Oil & Gas, the UK and Ireland focussed oil and gas exploration, development and production company, has announced its final results for the 12 month period ended 31 July 2019.
10 Oct 19
Australia: Equinor awarded exploration permit offshore Australia’s northwest shelf
Equinor has been awarded exploration acreage in the Northern Carnarvon Basin offshore Western Australia. The new exploration permit, WA-542-P, is located west of the recent Dorado oil discovery.
10 Oct 19
Serinus Energy provides update on Tunisia and Romania operations
Serinus Energy has provided an update on its operations in Romania and Tunisia. In Tunisia, the Chouech Es Saida field was restarted with production resuming from all four wells in August 2019.
10 Oct 19
Brazil: Wintershall Dea farms out Potiguar offshore exploration blocks to Murphy Oil
Wintershall Dea has farmed out a 30 percent participating interest in its three Potiguar offshore exploration blocks POT-M-857, POT-M-863 and POT-M-865 to the subsidiary of Murphy Oil Corporation in Brazil. Wintershall Dea will retain a 70 percent participating interest and operatorship.
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