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11 Dec 19
Archer receives LOI for multiyear operation of modular rig Archer Topaz in the North Sea
Archer has entered into a Letter of Intent (LOI) with a North Sea operator for the provision of drilling services using the modular drilling rig Archer Topaz.
11 Dec 19
Norway: Wood to deliver modifications for wind-powered North Sea platforms
Wood has been awarded a new contract by Equinor to deliver modifications to two offshore installations in the Norwegian North Sea to connect electric power from floating wind turbines that form part of the Hywind Tampen development.
11 Dec 19
Maersk Drilling signs up Halliburton and Petrofac for the Seapulse exploration drilling programme
Maersk Drilling has signed agreements with Halliburton and Petrofac to collaborate on the exploration programme to be delivered under Maersk Drilling’s master alliance agreement with Seapulse. Under the alliance, Maersk Drilling is responsible for providing fully integrated drilling services, including provision of drillings rigs and all related services for a global offshore oil and gas exploration programme.
11 Dec 19
Australia: Central Petroleum and its Mereenie JV partner sign new gas supply agreement with AGL Energy
Central Petroleum has announced a new gas sale agreement has been signed by the Mereenie JV with AGL Energy. The MJV participants have also agreed a package of commercial arrangements for natural gas delivered from the jointly-owned Mereenie field.
11 Dec 19
UK: Rockrose Energy preparing to drill infill development wells on West Brae
Rockrose Energy has announced that the Noble Houston Colbert jack-up drilling rig is preparing to drill the first of two planned infill development wells on West Brae in the Central North Sea.
11 Dec 19
Poland: Ansila Energy announces successful completion of the pumping of a hydraulic fracture stimulation of the Siciny-2 well
Ansila Energy has announced the successful completion of the pumping of a hydraulic fracture stimulation of the Siciny-2 well (Gora) prior to the well test scheduled for late December 2019. Siciny-2 is targeting 2C contingent resources of 1.6 Tcf.
11 Dec 19
GoM: Talos Energy announces transformative acquisition of Gulf Of Mexico portfolio through multiple transactions
Talos Energy has entered into a series of definitive agreements to acquire a broad portfolio of U.S. Gulf of Mexico producing assets, exploration prospects and acreage from affiliates of ILX Holdings, Castex Energy and Venari Resources for USD640 million.
11 Dec 19
Australia: Senex and Orora agree long-term gas sales agreement
Senex Energy has announced an expansion of its natural gas sales agreement with leading manufacturer Orora, agreeing to supply 13.2 petajoules of natural gas from Project Atlas.
11 Dec 19
Libya: Total to participate in the Waha concessions in Libya's Sirte Basin
Total and National Oil Corporation (NOC), with the agreement of the Government of Libya, have signed an agreement to implement Total’s participation in the Waha concessions, located in the Sirte Basin in Libya.
10 Dec 19
Kuwait: ADES secures new contracts in Kuwait
ADES International has secured its first onshore deep drilling contracts under a Lump Sum Turnkey project in Kuwait with Baker Hughes for ADES 180 and ADES 878.
10 Dec 19
Australia: Vintage Energy to spud Vali-1 well in ATP 2021 in the Cooper/Eromanga Basin
Vintage Energy, as operator of the ATP 2021 Joint Venture, has advised that the SLR-185 rig has been released from the Western Flank and is moving to the Vali-1 location. Vintage will acquire a 50 percent interest in ATP2021 from Metgasco through the previously announced farm-in.
10 Dec 19
Norway: Var Energi completes the acquisition of ExxonMobil’s upstream business in Norway
Var Energi celebrates one year as a company and strengthens NCS position as the acquisition of ExxonMobil’s upstream business in Norway is completed. With the closing of the ExxonMobil acquisition, Var Energi doubles its production from the shelf.
10 Dec 19
Mexico: Oil companies swap stakes in Mexico as government holds off on auctions
With Mexico’s government insisting that energy companies increase oil and gas output before it auctions off more of the country’s vast reserves or offers more partnerships with state-run Pemex, firms ranging from foreign majors to local players are scrambling to buy and sell blocks they already own.
10 Dec 19
DOF Subsea secures integrated FSV contract in Africa
DOF Subsea has entered into a 2 month long contract with an international energy client in Africa. The project will utilise Skandi Seven and commence operations in direct continuation with the ongoing commitment for the vessel.
10 Dec 19
Brazil: Petrobras completes sale of 34 onshore fields in Rio Grande do Norte
Petrobras reports that it has completed the sale of its entire stake in 34 onshore production fields located in the Potiguar Basin, in the state of Rio Grande do Norte, to Potiguar E&P, a subsidiary of Petroreconcavo.
10 Dec 19
Denmark plans USD30 billion offshore wind island that could power 10 million homes
Denmark is moving forward with plans to build an artificial island tying in power from offshore wind farms of up to 10 gigawatts of capacity, more than enough to supply all households, as part of efforts to meet ambitious climate change targets.
10 Dec 19
US: Devon Energy announces agreement with Dow to develop STACK acreage
Devon Energy has entered into an agreement with Dow to jointly develop a portion of the company’s STACK acreage in central Oklahoma. Under this agreement, Devon will monetize half of its working interest in 133 undrilled locations in exchange for approx. a $100 million drilling carry over the next four years.
10 Dec 19
Germany: Partners Group agrees the sale of its stake in Merkur Offshore - a 396MW German offshore wind farm development
Partners Group, the global private markets investment manager, has, on behalf of its clients, agreed to sell its stake in Merkur Offshore, a 396MW offshore wind farm located within the German exclusive economic zone off the North Sea coast.
10 Dec 19
Angola: Ocean Infinity to acquire seismic for Total over Blocks 32 and 17 offshore Angola
Ocean Infinity has been awarded a contract by Total E&P Angola to conduct 2D Ultra High-Resolution Seismic surveys and Seabed Soil Sampling in Block 32 and Block 17, offshore Angola.
10 Dec 19
Trinidad: Aker Solutions wins BP Cypre front-end study
Aker Solutions has secured a contract to support the development of BP’s Cypre project, offshore Trinidad and Tobago. The contract will see Aker Solutions deliver front-end engineering and design (FEED) for the first platform in a potential series of future assets within BP’s Trinidad and Tobago portfolio.
10 Dec 19
UK: TGS makes first sale of multi-client seismic data for use in Carbon Capture Project
TGS has completed the sale of one of its seismic datasets to OGCI Climate Investments’ Net Zero Teesside project, a carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) initiative planned for the North East of England. The data is to be used to verify the suitability for storage of CO2 in offshore reservoirs located in the Permian Gas Basin in the Southern North Sea.
10 Dec 19
Poland: Equinor strengthens its position in Polish offshore wind market
Equinor has completed the acquisition of a 50 percent interest in the offshore wind development project Baltyk I in Poland from Polenergia. The company now has an interest in all three Baltyk offshore wind development projects.
10 Dec 19
Egypt: SDX Energy achieves stabilised plateau production at South Disouq
SDX Energy has achieved its targeted stabilised plateau production rate of 50 MMscfe/d from its operated South Disouq concession in Egypt approx. three months earlier than initially expected.
10 Dec 19
Guyana: Orinduik Block JV partners enter first renewal period
Eco (Atlantic) Oil & Gas has announced that the Orinduik Block Joint Venture Partners have elected to enter the next exploration phase (the 'First Renewal Period') of the Orinduik Petroleum Agreement, offshore Guyana.
10 Dec 19
Colombia: Canacol Energy wins three new conventional gas exploration blocks in Colombia
Canacol Energy has successfully secured a 100 percent operated working interest in three new conventional gas exploration contracts in Colombia's recent bid round.
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