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09 Oct 19
India: Shelf Drilling awarded new contract in India with ONGC
Shelf Drilling has received an award for a three-year contract for the Trident II jack-up rig with Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) for operations in the Mumbai High, offshore India.
09 Oct 19
Norway: DNO North Sea granted drilling permit for well 6507/7-16 in PL 888
The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted DNO North Sea (Norge) a drilling permit for appraisal well 6507/7-16 in production licence PL 888. The well will be drilled about 3 kms west of the Heidrun field.
09 Oct 19
Brazil: Maersk Supply Service awarded integrated solutions project in Brazil
Maersk Supply Service will provide an integrated mooring lines life extension solution for Shell’s FPSO Fluminense, including project management, engineering, interface management and offshore execution off the coast of Rio de Janeiro.
09 Oct 19
Ghana: Springfield E&P spuds Afina-1x deepwater well offshore Ghana
Springfield Exploration and Production, an independent Ghanaian energy company drilling in deepwater offshore Ghana, has spudded the Afina-1x well in the West Cape Three Points Block 2, located in the Tano / Western Basin.
09 Oct 19
Azerbaijan: enith Energy reports production increase at the C-37 well in the Jafarli oil field
Zenith Energy has confirmed that continued flow testing at the C-37 well in the Jafarli oil field recorded a production rate of approx. 285 barrels of oil per day, adding significant uplift to Zenith's total in country production figure.
09 Oct 19
Reabold Resources completes placing to raise GBP 24 million
Reabold Resources, the AIM investing company which focuses on investments in pre-cash flow upstream oil and gas projects, has announced the successful completion of the placing to raise GBP 24 million.
09 Oct 19
Shelf Drilling announces contract extension on the High Island VII
Shelf Drilling has secured a three-year contract extension on the High Island VII jack-up rig in direct continuation of its current contract for drilling operations in the Arabian Gulf. The contract includes a two-year option period.
09 Oct 19
UK: UKOG provides update on Horse Hill-1 Kimmeridge 'sim-ops' flow test update
UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) has announced that the planned simultaneous drilling and test production operations ('sim-ops') at Horse Hill have been successfully implemented. Continuous Kimmeridge oil production from Horse Hill-1 has been maintained since the start of the Horse Hill-2/2z horizontal drilling campaign on 29 September 2019.
09 Oct 19
Australia: Falcon Oil & Gas spuds Kyalla 117 N2-1 well in the Beetaloo Sub-Basin
Falcon Oil & Gas has announced the spudding of the Kyalla 117 N2-1 appraisal well in the Beetaloo Sub-Basin, Australia. The well is the first well in the Stage 2 drilling programme to target the Kyalla shale liquids rich gas play.
09 Oct 19
Trinidad: Predator Oil & Gas provides update on Trinidad CO2 EOR operations
Predator Oil & Gas has provided an update on the Pilot CO2 EOR Project in the Inniss-Trinity field using injected CO2.
08 Oct 19
Iraq: Weatherford awarded multiyear deals - will drill development wells and provide well services for multinational operator in Iraq
Weatherford International has been awarded two fully integrated rig contracts and one well services (through-tubing intervention) contract with a multinational operator in one of the world’s largest proven oil fields located in Iraq.
08 Oct 19
Romania: OMV Petrom announces new gas discovery in the Oltenia region - in the proximity of the producing Totea field
OMV Petrom, the largest oil and gas producer in Southeastern Europe, has discovered new hydrocarbon resources in the Oltenia region (Gorj county), in the proximity of the Totea field.
08 Oct 19
Myanmar: Interra Resources spuds Chauk appraisal well L 145
Interra Resources reports that its joint venture entity, Goldpetrol Joint Operating Company, has commenced drilling appraisal well L 145 in the Chauk oil field in Myanmar.
08 Oct 19
Indonesia: Interra Resources spuds Kuala Pambuang exploration well KP-1
Interra Resources has announced the commencement of drilling of the Company's first well in the Kuala Pambuang block, onshore southern Central Kalimantan, Indonesia.
08 Oct 19
Japan: Total launches construction of its third solar power plant in Japan
Total Solar International, a wholly owned Total subsidiary dedicated to utility-scale solar plants, has announced the start of the construction of Miyagi Osato Solar Park, a large-scale solar plant of 52 megawatt-peak (MWp) located in Osato, Miyagi prefecture, Japan.
08 Oct 19
Australia: Senex announces first gas production at Project Atlas
Senex Energy has announced that first gas production has been achieved at Project Atlas, with natural gas flowing immediately. Eleven wells of the 60-well campaign have now been drilled and completed. The first four wells were recently brought online and produced gas immediately.
08 Oct 19
UK: UKOG provides update on Horse Hill-2/2z Portland horizontal well
UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) has provided an update on the Horse Hill-2/2z Portland horizontal well at the Horse Hill oil field in the Weald Basin. The well is the first of two new horizontal wells in the field's Portland oil pool, and is designed to be retained as a future production well.
08 Oct 19
UK: Equinor elects not to exercise option over Jersey's Buchan Blocks
Jersey Oil & Gas has announced that Equinor has elected not to exercise the three month option which was granted by the Company over a 50 percent equity interest in respect of Blocks 20/5a and 21/1a (the 'Buchan Blocks'), which contain the Buchan oil field and the J2 oil discovery.
08 Oct 19
UK: Hibiscus Petroleum executes conditional sale and purchase agreement to acquire Crown discovery in the North Sea
Hibiscus Petroleum has entered into a conditional SPA to acquire License P2366 (Blocks 15/18d and 15/19b), from United Oil & Gas and Swift Exploration for a total cash consideration of up to USD5 million. The License contains the Crown discovery which consists of 2C contingent resources that range between 4 to 8 million barrels of oil.
08 Oct 19
Australia: Santos reports strong Caley oil flow at Dorado
Santos has announced that the initial flow test of the Caley reservoir from the Dorado-3 appraisal well has confirmed the main oil pool in the field is capable of producing flow rates at the higher end of pre-drill expectations.
07 Oct 19
Mexico: Maersk Supply to support Pemex in the Bay of Campeche
Maersk Supply Service has secured a 1.5 year contract with Blue Marine Group to support Pemex from subsea support vessel Maersk Installer. Joining Maersk Implementer, the vessels will assist the national oil company in achieving its targets of increasing production and carrying out safe operations.
07 Oct 19
GoM: BOEM proposes region-wide oil and gas lease sale for Gulf of Mexico
BOEM proposes to offer approx. 78 million acres for a region-wide lease sale scheduled for March 2020. The sale would include all available unleased areas in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico that are not subject to Congressional moratorium.
07 Oct 19
Shelf Drilling announces multiple contract extensions
Shelf Drilling has secured a four-month extension for each of the High Island II, High Island IV, Main Pass I and Main Pass IV jack-ups in continuation of their existing contracts.
07 Oct 19
Wood Mackenzie’s new data technology transforms Oil & Gas upstream valuations
Natural resources research and consultancy Wood Mackenzie has launched the world’s first Global Upstream Valuation solution, enabling organisations from the largest oil and gas companies to global banks to value assets around the globe in seconds.
07 Oct 19
Qatar: Qatar Petroleum assumes operatorship of the Idd El-Shargi North Dome and Idd-El Shargi South Dome offshore oil fields
Qatar Petroleum has assumed the management and operatorship of the Idd El-Shargi North Dome (ISND) and Idd El-Shargi South Dome (ISSD) offshore oil fields, following the expiry of the development and production sharing agreements with Occidental Petroleum for both ISND and ISSD on 6 October 2019.
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