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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.
10 Dec 19
Gabon: Panoro Energy announces completion of Dussafu DTM-4H production well
Panoro Energy has announced the successful completion of the DTM-4H well, the first of the phase 2 Tortue development wells.
10 Dec 19
Australia: Project Atlas achieves first gas sales ahead of schedule
Senex Energy has announced that Project Atlas achieved first gas sales into the east coast market ahead of schedule, with gas being sold to Queensland power generator CleanCo.
09 Dec 19
Norway's King to open Equinor's Johan Sverdrup field
On 7 January next year, His Majesty the King will perform the official opening of the Johan Sverdrup field centre. Production on Johan Sverdrup started on 5 October this year. Already producing at 350,000 barrels per day, it is expected to increase production to 440,000 barrels per day in Phase 1.
09 Dec 19
Ukraine: PGNiG and ERU to launch exploration and production operations in Ukraine
PGNiG has signed an agreement with ERU Management Services providing for joint gas exploration and production operations in the western part of Ukraine, close to the Polish border.
09 Dec 19
Brazil: Archer awarded a four year contract extension from Equinor for the Peregrino field
Archer has announced that effective from the 1st December 2020, Equinor has confirmed a new 4 year contract for the provision of Platform Drilling Management Services on their Peregrino Field Development on the Peregrino A and B platforms respectively.
09 Dec 19
Norway: Equinor given consent for exploration drilling in Block 30/6 in the North Sea
Norway's Petroleum Safety Authority has given Equinor consent for exploration drilling in Block 30/6 in the North Sea. Well 30/6-31 S will be drilled in production licences PL 053 and PL 053C and will test a prospect named Helleneset, which is located on the Horda Platform, around 6 kms from the Oseberg field.
09 Dec 19
Cambodia: KrisEnergy cuts first steel for Cambodia Apsara oil platform
KrisEnergy has announced that on 6 December 2019 a ceremony was held to mark the cutting of first steel for the minimum facilities wellhead platform for the Apsara oil field in Block A, offshore Cambodia, the nation’s maiden hydrocarbon development.
09 Dec 19
Tullow Oil announces Board changes and 2020 guidance
Tullow Oil has provided a forward-looking production and financial update and announced a number of changes to the Board that take effect immediately.
09 Dec 19
Norway: Equinor drills dry appraisal well on the 35/11-23 oil and gas discovery near the Fram field in the North Sea – 35/11-23 A
Equinor, operator of production licence PL 090, has concluded the drilling of appraisal well 35/11-23 A. The well, which was drilled about 3 kms southwest of the Fram field in the northern part of the North Sea, is being plugged and abandoned as a dry well.
09 Dec 19
Morocco: Predator Oil and Gas executes Guercif rig option
Predator Oil & Gas Holdings has provided an update on its drilling plans for the Guercif Permits I, II, III and IV onshore Morocco. The Company has entered into a Rig Option Agreement to drill the Moulouya-1 Prospect, and an appraisal well, if required, or a follow-up exploration well.
09 Dec 19
Norway: Zenith Energy cancels proposed acquisition of Norwegian subsidiary
Zenith Energy has decided to discontinue its plans to acquire a Norwegian oil and gas company, Nordic Petroleum. Zenith will continue with its plans to establish a Norwegian vehicle for intended participation in future licensing rounds in Norway as well as to actively pursue the potential acquisition of mature energy production assets.
09 Dec 19
Nigeria: Shelf Drilling secures contract extension on the Trident XIV in West Africa
Shelf Drilling has secured a one-year extension on the Trident XIV jack-up rig in direct continuation of its current contract for workover operations offshore Nigeria. The expected availability of the rig is now February 2021.
08 Dec 19
Australia: Norwest Energy approves Lockyer Deep for drilling in H1 2020
Norwest Energy has approved a joint venture resolution to drill the EP368 exploration well in H1 2020 at Lockyer Deep. The well will be located approx. 15 kms due east of the Waitsia gas field and directly on trend with the recent West Erregulla-2 gas discovery which, as recently reported by Strike Energy, has 2C contingent resources of 1.19 Tcf gas.
08 Dec 19
Norway: ConocoPhillips granted drilling permit for well 25/7-9 S in PL 917
The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted ConocoPhillips Skandinavia a drilling permit for well 25/7-9 S in production licence PL 917. The well will be drilled about 12 kms west of Ringhorne.
08 Dec 19
US: McDermott, Chiyoda and Zachry Group announce first liquid from Freeport LNG Train 2
McDermott International with its partners, Chiyoda International Corp and Zachry Group, has announced that Train 2 of the Freeport LNG project on Quintana Island in Freeport, Texas, has begun producing liquefied natural gas (LNG).
08 Dec 19
Colombia's ANH awards 14 blocks in latest oil auction
Colombia's ANH has awarded 14 blocks in its latest oil auction. On offer were 59 blocks, located throughout the Andean country but concentrated near its northern Caribbean coast and in its eastern plains.
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