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15 Dec 19
Norway: DNO makes minor oil and gas discovery near the Heidrun field in the Norwegian Sea - 6507/7-16 S
DNO is in the process of concluding the drilling of wildcat well 6507/7-16 S in PL 888. The well, drilled drilled about 4 kms west of the Heidrun field, encountered a total gas column of 52 metres with an underling 4 metre thick oil column.
15 Dec 19
UK: Discoveries in the Southern North Sea bring encouraging results for Spirit Energy
Spirit Energy will become the Operator of a new Southern North Sea discovery after an encouraging exploration campaign. The Ossian-Darach exploration well encountered hydrocarbons, in license P2133, and was plugged and abandoned during August 2019.
15 Dec 19
Norway: PGS announces availability of first data on Trondelag Platform and Draugen
Fast track seismic data is now available from the Draugen survey. The first data from the TGS Trondelag Platform project will be ready for viewing in early January. Both surveys were acquired by PGS in summer 2019. The Trondelag Platform and Draugen surveys cover a 10,500 sq km area of the Norwegian Sea that is underexplored.
13 Dec 19
Thailand: Mubadala completes Yothaka East-1 exploration well in the G1/48 Manora Oil Field
JV partner Tap Oil has provided an update on the Yothaka East-2 appraisal well drilled in the G1/48 concession Manora Production License, operated by Mubadala Petroleum, in the Northern Gulf of Thailand
13 Dec 19
Turkey: Valeura Energy announces comingled production test results at Devepinar-1
Valeura Energy, the upstream natural gas producer focused on appraising and developing an unconventional gas accumulation play in the Thrace Basin of Turkey, has reported natural gas production test results for the Devepinar-1 well.
13 Dec 19
UK: Hurricane Energy announces trading and operational update
Hurricane Energy, the UK based oil and gas company focused on hydrocarbon resources in naturally fractured basement reservoirs, has provided a trading and operational update, and reports an update in relation to its P1368 licence.
13 Dec 19
UK: Hibiscus Petroleum completes acquisition of the Crown discovery in the North Sea
Hibiscus Petroleum has announced that its indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, Anasuria Hibiscus UK has completed the acquisition of North Sea Blocks 15/18d and 15/19b from United Oil & Gas and Swift Exploration for a total cash consideration of up to USD5 million.
13 Dec 19
Indonesia: Interra Resources announces positive results at the Kuala Pambuang exploration well KP-1
Interra Resources has announced the drilling and testing results of the Company's first well in the Kuala Pambuang block onshore southern Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. Drilling and testing results are positive and KP-1 will undergo completion by installing casing and performing testing by casing perforation over the potential reservoirs.
12 Dec 19
Norway: Island Drilling signs contract with OMV Norge to drill in PL 644
Island Drilling has been awarded a Contract with OMV (Norge) to drill one well on PL 644, close to Aasgaard field in the North Sea. In addition, a separate agreement has been signed with OMV, which applies to up to 3 option wells for OMV in other Norwegian Sea areas.
12 Dec 19
GoM: Total moves forward on two deepwater projects in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico
Total has announced the final investment decision (FID) to develop the Anchor oil field. Additionally, front-end engineering and design (FEED) has begun for the North Platte discovery. Both projects are located in the deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico.
12 Dec 19
US: BLM Wyoming leases 123 oil and gas parcels in December sale - nets USD10.8 million
The Bureau of Land Management Wyoming raised USD10.8 million in its Dec. 10-11, 2019, quarterly oil and gas lease sale, facilitating economic opportunities and infrastructure investment in local communities. The BLM received bids on 123 parcels totaling about 123,258 acres.
12 Dec 19
Norway: Aker BP first ever to use new well stimulation method offshore
Aker BP has executed the first successful 'Single-Trip Multi-Frac' campaign on the Valhall field. This specific method of well stimulation has never been done offshore before.
12 Dec 19
Norway's production increases in November 2019
Norway's preliminary production figures for November 2019 show an average daily production of 2,016,000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate, which is an increase of 235,000 barrels per day compared to October.
12 Dec 19
Australia: CGG's JumpStart multi-client geoscience packages reveal prospectivity of North West Shelf and Banda Arc
CGG has completed JumpStart multi-client geoscience packages for the North West Shelf (NWS) of Australia and the Banda Arc in the Asia-Pacific region. Both packages are now available and enhance understanding of the prospectivity of these two high-potential regions, allowing the assessment of exciting new plays.
12 Dec 19
Trinidad: Columbus Energy provides update on Saffron well - South West Peninsula, Trinidad
Columbus Energy has provided an update on the progress of the Saffron well, currently being drilling in the South West Peninsula, Trinidad. Hydrocarbon bearing zones have been encountered in the tertiary and secondary targets and the well is currently drilling ahead to the prognosed Lower Cruse primary target.
12 Dec 19
Azerbaijan: Zenith Energy provides operational update
Zenith Energy has provided an update on the C-37 well in the Jafarli oil field. The Company expects to achieve stabilised production from well C-37 of approx. 250-300 barrels of oil per day without stimulation following the completion of downhole operations.
12 Dec 19
Norway: Aker Solutions to provide subsea production system for phase two of Aker BP's AErfugl development offshore Norway
Aker Solutions has been awarded a contract from Aker BP to deliver the subsea production system for the second phase of the AErfugl development offshore Norway.
12 Dec 19
Norway: Subsea 7 awarded contract offshore Norway
Subsea 7 has announced the award of a contract by Aker BP for the AErfugl Phase 2 gas field development, located in the Norwegian Sea.
12 Dec 19
Argentina: Echo Energy completes drilling of CLMx-1 well in the Tapi Aike licence
Echo Energy has announced that the Campo La Mata Exploration well ('CLMx-1') in the Tapi Aike licence has been drilled to TD. On the basis of encouraging initial data from drilling and logging operations, a decision has been made to move to the next stage of operations to complete and test the well.
12 Dec 19
Egypt: TGS and AustinBridgeporth to acquire world’s highest resolution gravity data over Egypt
TGS, in partnership with AustinBridgeporth, has been granted exclusive rights to acquire the world’s highest resolution gravity imagery, eFTG (enhanced Full Tensor Gravity Gradiometry), within Egypt.
12 Dec 19
Brazil: Polarcus awarded 10-month acquisition program offshore Brazil
Polarcus has announced the award of a marine seismic acquisition program in Brazil commencing in Q3 2020.
12 Dec 19
Senegal: FAR announces equity raising to fund Sangomar oil field development
FAR has completed a AUD146 million conditional placement. The proceeds from the Placement form part of the planned financing package to fund FAR’s capex to first oil for the Sangomar oil field development, offshore Senegal.
11 Dec 19
Liberia set to offer 9 offshore blocks in 2020 Harper Basin License Round
The Liberia Petroleum Regulatory Authority (LPRA), has announced the launch of the next licensing round, expected to commence in April 2020. Nine blocks will be on offer in the Harper Basin, one of the last unexplored and undrilled regions offshore West Africa.
11 Dec 19
South Africa: Total commences seismic operations offshore South Africa
JV partner Africa Energy has announced the start of new marine seismic acquisition programs on the Total-operated Block 11B/12B offshore South Africa. The 2D seismic program has now commenced, and the 3D seismic survey is expected to begin later this month.
11 Dec 19
Saudi Arabia hails 10 percent debut jump in Aramco shares
Saudi Aramco shares surged the maximum permitted 10 percent above their IPO price on their Riyadh stock market debut on Wednesday, in a move hailed by the government as a vindication of its towering USD 2 trillion (GBP 1.56 trillion) valuation of the state oil company.
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