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05 Jun 19
UK: Hurricane Energy announces Lancaster EPS First Oil
Hurricane Energy, the UK based oil and gas company focused on hydrocarbon resources in naturally fractured basement reservoirs, reports that he Aoka Mizu FPSO's start-up phase of the Early Production System development of the Lancaster field has been completed with a 72-hour production test ('First Oil').
05 Jun 19
UK: Colter JV awarded licences in UKCS Frontier 31st Offshore Licensing Round
Andalas Energy and Power reports that the Corallian Energy operated Colter joint venture has been offered Blocks 98/11b and 98/12 in the English Channel in the UK's Frontier 31st Offshore Licensing Round. The blocks are contiguous with acreage containing the Colter South discovery.
05 Jun 19
Mongolia: Elixir Energy to acquire seismic in its Nomgon IX CBM PSC
Elixir Energy has signed a seismic services contract with Mongolian company Micro Seismic. The contract will cover a 120 km 2D program, which will be acquired ahead of its scheduled drilling campaign, comprising up to three fully tested coal bed methane (CBM) coreholes.
04 Jun 19
Norway: Equinor given consent to drill exploration well 6507/2-5 S in PL 942 in the Norwegian Sea
Norway's Petroleum Safety Authority has given consent to Equinor to drill exploration well 6507/2-5 S in PL 942 in the Norwegian Sea. The drilling location is on the Dønna terrace, about 20 kms northwest of the Skarv field.
04 Jun 19
Norway: Capricorn Norge given consent to drill exploration well 6508/1-3 in PL 758 in the Norwegian Sea
Norway's Petroleum Safety Authority has given consent to Capricorn Norge to drill exploration well 6508/1-3 in PL 758 in the Norwegian Sea. The well will test a prospect named Lynghaug.
04 Jun 19
Mexico: EMGS signs multi-year acquisition contract with PEMEX
Electromagnetic Geoservices ('EMGS') has signed the previously announced multi-year acquisition contract with PEMEX. The two-year contract has a value of approx. USD 73.3 million with a minimum value of approx. USD 29.3 million. The work programme is located in the Gulf of Mexico and consists of both shallow and deep-water surveys.
04 Jun 19
Colombia: Seven companies bid for eleven contracts in Colombia oil auction
Seven companies have put in bids for 11 oil exploration contracts in Colombia, the government said on Tuesday, as the Andean country seeks to revitalise its oil sector.
04 Jun 19
Trinidad: BP keeps advancing its Trinidad and Tobago business
BP’s Upstream chief executive Bernard Looney has emphasized the company’s long-term commitment to Trinidad and Tobago. BP has been the largest investor in the country’s upstream sector - investing over USD6 billion in the last five years alone.
04 Jun 19
GoM: Kosmos Energy announces first success from 2019 Gulf of Mexico exploration program
Kosmos Energy has announced an oil discovery at Gladden Deep, the first well of a four well infrastructure-led exploration (ILX) program in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico in 2019.
04 Jun 19
UK: Draupner Energy awarded new licences in the UKCS Frontier 31st Offshore Licensing Round
Draupner Energy has been offered new licences covering Blocks 38/22b, 38/23a, 38/21b and 38/22c in the UKCS Frontier 31st Offshore Licensing Round.
04 Jun 19
UK: Equinor sets new timeline for Rosebank project
Equinor and its partners have confirmed a new timeline for the Rosebank project on the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS). Following the award of a three-year extension for the Rosebank licences by the UK Oil and Gas Authority, a final investment decision for Rosebank is planned to be taken by May 2022.
04 Jun 19
UK: Equinor awarded five new licences on the UK Continental Shelf
Equinor has been awarded five licences by the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) in the 31st Offshore Licensing Round. The licences are situated in the Moray Firth and East Shetland Platform. Equinor was also awarded an extension to the Frigg License in the Northern North Sea supporting the Frigg redevelopment project.
04 Jun 19
UK: IGas announces update on waterflood project at Scampton in the East Midlands
IGas Energy has received final planning approvals and is moving to the execution phase for a waterflood project at its existing producing field at Scampton in the East Midlands.
04 Jun 19
Norway: TGS announces Atlantic Margin 2019 Survey in the Norwegian Sea
TGS has announced the Atlantic Margin 2019 3D multi-client project in the Norwegian Sea. The 8,000 sq km survey, which will mainly cover open acreage available in the yearly APA licensing rounds, will be acquired by Shearwater using the vessel Polar Duchess.
04 Jun 19
UK: OGA announces offer of awards for the UK’s Frontier 31st Offshore Licensing Round
The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has offered for award 37 licence areas over 141 blocks or part-blocks to 30 companies in the 31st Offshore Licensing Round.
04 Jun 19
Norway: Aker BP drills dry well north-east of the Gina Krog field in PL 814 - 15/6-15
Aker BP, operator of production licence PL 814, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 15/6-15. The well, which was drilled about 15 kms north-east of the Gina Krog field, is being plugged and abandoned as a dry hole.
04 Jun 19
Tower Resources announces preliminary results to 31 December 2018
Tower Resources, the AIM listed oil and gas company with its focus on Africa, has announced its preliminary results for the 12 months ended 31 December 2018.
04 Jun 19
Ireland: Eni defers planned 2019 Dunquin South well site survey
JV partner Providence Resources has announced that the FEL 3/04 Partners have elected to defer the acquisition of the planned 2019 Dunquin South exploration well site survey.
04 Jun 19
Brazil: Petrobras announces Teasers for the sale of onshore fields in Bahia
Petrobras has started the opportunity disclosure phase (Teaser), related to the sale of all its interests in two sets of onshore concessions, including shared production and treatment facilities, designated as Reconcavo Cluster and Rio Ventura Cluster, both located in Bahia.
04 Jun 19
CGG signs binding term-sheet with Shearwater for high-end seismic vessels and creation of global leader in streamer technology
CGG has signed a binding term-sheet with Shearwater GeoServices for a strategic partnership for marine seismic acquisition services and creation of a new streamer technology company.
03 Jun 19
GoM: Murphy Oil closes acquisition of deep water Gulf of Mexico assets from LLOG
Murphy Oil has closed the previously announced strategic deep water Gulf of Mexico acquisition from LLOG Exploration Offshore and LLOG Bluewater Holdings.
03 Jun 19
Australia: Norwest Energy announces start of Xanadu 3D seismic operations
Norwest Energy has advised that seismic contractor Synterra Technologies has commenced operations to acquire the Xanadu 3D seismic survey. The 40 sq km 3D seismic program has been designed to fully delineatethe Xanadu oil discovery.
03 Jun 19
Egypt: BP to divest mature oil assets in Egypt to Dragon Oil
BP has agreed to sell its interests in Gulf of Suez oil concessions in Egypt to Dragon Oil, the Dubai-based oil and gas company. Under the terms of the agreement, Dragon Oil will purchase producing and exploration concessions, including BP’s interest in the Gulf of Suez Petroleum Company (GUPCO).
03 Jun 19
Angola: Eni announces the fifth light oil discovery in Block 15/06, offshore Angola
Eni has made the fifth oil discovery in one year in Block 15/06, in Angola’s deep offshore. It follows the discoveries of Kalimba, Afoxe, Agogo and Ndungu. The five discoveries altogether are estimated to contain up to 1.8 billion barrels of light oil in place.
03 Jun 19
CGG and Lundin Norway win NCS Exploration Innovation Prize 2019 for TopSeis
CGG and Lundin Norway have been awarded the NCS Exploration Innovation Prize 2019 for TopSeis, a next-generation marine source-over-spread acquisition and imaging solution that delivers a step-change in imaging by providing massively increased near-offset coverage from a split spread with zero offsets.
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