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NPD Grants Slew of Drilling Permits Share your comments
Wednesday, May 25, 2022The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has announced a slew of drilling permits.

Equinor Makes New Oil Find Near Johan Castberg Share your comments
Wednesday, May 25, 2022Equinor has made a new oil discovery.

ADNOC Announces 650MM Barrel Oil Find Share your comments
Friday, May 20, 2022ADNOC has announced multiple onshore oil discoveries.

$650B Worth of Oil Reserves Being Auctioned in Congo Share your comments
Tuesday, May 17, 2022The 16 blocks will go on tender on July 28 and 29 in Kinshasa, the capital.

CGX, Frontera Hit Oil At Kawa-1 Well Off Guyana Share your comments
Tuesday, May 10, 2022CGX Energy and its JV partner Feontera Energy have hit light oil at the Kawa-1 well in the Corentyne block offshore Guyana.

Energean Makes Another Successful Gas Discovery Off Israel Share your comments
Tuesday, May 10, 2022Energean has made another commercial gas discovery via its Athena exploration well offshore Israel.

Empyrean Preparing To Drill Second Well Offshore China In 2023 Share your comments
Thursday, May 05, 2022Empyrean Energy has informed that it will proceed with plans to drill the Topaz exploration well, offshore China, subject to financing.

Santos Pavo Discovery Dubbed A Stellar Exploration Success Share your comments
Wednesday, May 04, 2022Carnarvon, Santos' partner in Pavo, stated that the drilling of the well was a huge success with further appraisal and exploration campaigns being considered.

Permian Explorer Launches Own Mobile Sand Mine to Cut Fracking Costs Share your comments
Wednesday, May 04, 2022The Oklahoma City-based company told investors of a new, so-called mobile frack-sand mine it launched on 15,000 acres of land it owns in the West Texas county of Loving.

Oil and Gas Discovery Confirmed at Hamlet Share your comments
Thursday, April 28, 2022Hamlet is a new discovery in the Gjoa area.

Empyrean Drilling Disappoints As Jade Turns Out To Be No Gem Share your comments
Thursday, April 28, 2022Although Empyrean had hopes of finding light oil due to gas clouds being present at the well, the Jade prospect ended up being nothing but an extreme disappointment.

Central Petroleum Starts Amadeus Drilling Campaign Share your comments
Wednesday, April 20, 2022Central Petroleum has spudded the Palm Valley 12 well, Southwest of Alice Springs in Australia's Northern Territory.

Swing And A Miss For Santos At Apus Well Off Australia Share your comments
Tuesday, April 19, 2022Santos has not found a commercial amount of hydrocarbons in the second exploration well Apus-1 in its campaign offshore Australia.

Obsidian Wraps Up 2021 Drilling Campaign. Ups Guidance For 2022. Share your comments
Friday, April 15, 2022Obsidian Energy has completed its 2021 drilling campaign and has seen promising results for its 2022 program, prompting the company to up its production guidance.

Eni Makes Oil And Gas Discoveries In Egypt Western Desert Share your comments
Thursday, April 14, 2022Eni has made new oil and gas discoveries in the Meleiha concessions in Egypt's Western Desert, for 8,500 barrels per day of oil equivalent.

Cambozola Play Opener Spudded Share your comments
Tuesday, April 12, 2022Cambozola is the primary prospect located in the PL1049/PL1049B/PL1049C licenses in the Northern North Sea.

Empyrean Spuds Jade Prospect Offshore China Share your comments
Tuesday, April 12, 2022Empyrean Energy has begun drilling the Jade prospect at its wholly-owned Block 29/11 offshore China.

Vaalco Drills New Well Off Gabon. Production To Begin Soon. Share your comments
Monday, April 11, 2022Vaalco Energy has completed the drilling of a well offshore Gabon and expects to bring it online within a few weeks.

Significant Discovery at Equinor Operated Well Share your comments
Wednesday, April 06, 2022The discovery is said to have excellent reservoir quality.

Maersk Drillship Gets One-Year Gig With Shell Share your comments
Monday, April 04, 2022Maersk Drilling has been awarded contracts with Shell for the provision of the Maersk Voyager drillship for work offshore multiple countries.

Chariot Moroccan Well Holds More Gas Than Originally Thought Share your comments
Friday, April 01, 2022Chariot has upgraded its net gas pay estimates for the Anchois-2 well drilled offshore Morocco.

Exxon Again Finds No Oil In Brazil. Cutthroat Not On Target. Share your comments
Tuesday, March 29, 2022ExxonMobil has completed drilling operations on the Cutthroat prospect but failed to find any oil offshore Brazil once again.

Norwest Energy Sees Incredible Results In Perth Basin Well Share your comments
Monday, March 28, 2022Norwest Energy has announced what it described as 'incredible' results from the Lockyer Deep-1 well test program.

Pantheon Theta West Well Exceeds Pre-Drill Estimates Share your comments
Friday, March 25, 2022Pantheon Resources has started testing of the Theta West 1 well with flows exceeding pre-drill resource estimates of 1.2 billion barrels of oil.

Oxbow Asset Performs Beyond Saturn Expectations Share your comments
Friday, March 25, 2022Saturn Oil And Gas has completed the first drilling program at its Oxbow Asset, exceeding company expectations.

Santos Makes Significant Discovery Near Dorado Field Share your comments
Wednesday, March 23, 2022Santos has confirmed a significant oil discovery at the Pavo-1 exploration well some 30 miles east of the Dorado field.

Exxon Proves High-Quality Gas At Cyprus Offshore Well Share your comments
Tuesday, March 22, 2022Exxon has completed operations on the Glaucus-2 appraisal well offshore Cyprus which confirmed a high-quality gas presence.

To Be Or Not To Be Oil? Hamlet Well Says – To Be. Share your comments
Monday, March 21, 2022Neptune Energy asked the Hamlet well in the North Sea the to be or not to be oil question earlier this year and the answer was – to be.

Eni Makes Significant Oil And Gas Discovery In Algerian Desert Share your comments
Monday, March 21, 2022Eni and Sonatrach have made a significant oil and associated gas discovery in the Berkine North Basin in the Algerian desert.

Saipem Scores $325MM Aker BP Drilling Award Share your comments
Friday, March 18, 2022Italian company Saipem has been awarded a contract by Aker BP for a drilling campaign offshore Norway.

Santos, Carnarvon Close To Restarting Pavo-1 Well Ops Share your comments
Thursday, March 17, 2022Santos is close to restarting drilling operations at the Pavo-1 well in the WA-438-P exploration permit.

Emperor Energy Picks AGR For Judith Well Drilling Permits Share your comments
Monday, March 14, 2022AGR's Well Management division has won a contract with Emperor Energy on its Judith-2 appraisal well offshore Australia.

African Oil and Gas Exploration On The Rise Share your comments
Friday, March 11, 2022Increasing exploration activities in Africa from 2022 onwards is a top priority as the continent is trying to become an energy hub.

Equinor Starts Drilling 36 Million Barrel North Sea Well Share your comments
Thursday, March 10, 2022Equinor has started drilling operations on its Kveikje exploration well in the Norwegian section of the North Sea.

No Bite At Shell Jaws North Sea Oil Well Share your comments
Wednesday, March 09, 2022Shell has failed to find oil at the Jaws well on license P2380 in the North Sea after the well reached total depth in late January.

South Africa JV Secures Rig For Gazania-1 Offshore Well Share your comments
Friday, March 04, 2022The Block 2B JV has firmed up a deal with Island Drilling for its Island Innovator semi-submersible rig for the upcoming Gazania-1 well campaign.

Neptune Starts Drilling Hamlet Well Off Norway Share your comments
Monday, February 28, 2022Neptune Energy has spun its drill-bit at the Hamlet well in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea.

TotalEnergies Makes Significant Oil Find Off Namibia Share your comments
Thursday, February 24, 2022TotalEnergies has made a significant discovery of light oil with associated gas on the Venus prospect offshore Namibia.

Partner Dubs TotalEnergies Oil Find Promising Share your comments
Wednesday, February 23, 2022Success at Krabdagu could materially increase the scope and scale of a development in the central portion of Block 58.

ExxonMobil Spins Drill Bit At Cutthroat Well Off Brazil Share your comments
Tuesday, February 22, 2022ExxonMobil has kicked off drilling of an exploration well on the Cutthroat prospect offshore Brazil.

Pantheon Completes Flow Testing At Talitha Share your comments
Tuesday, February 22, 2022Pantheon Resources has completed the flow testing at the Talitha #A well on the Alaska North Slope.

FAR Finds More Exploration Opportunities In Blocks Off Gambia Share your comments
Monday, February 21, 2022FAR and Petronas have found additional, material exploration opportunities in the A2 and A5 blocks offshore Gambia.

TotalEnergies Makes Significant New Oil Find Share your comments
Monday, February 21, 2022TotalEnergies has made a 'significant' new oil and associated gas discovery.

Pantheon Hits Quality Oil At Theta West Well Share your comments
Thursday, February 17, 2022Pantheon Resources has reached a total depth at the Theta West #1 well on the Alaska North Slope - encountering a high-quality hydrocarbon reservoir.

NPD Grants Slew of Drilling Permits Offshore Norway Share your comments
Wednesday, February 16, 2022The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted multiple drilling permits.

CGX, Frontera Switch Plans As Guyana Well Pays Off Share your comments
Tuesday, February 15, 2022Frontera Energy and CGX Energy have decided not to go ahead with their plans for exploration drilling on the Demerara block off Guyana.

ConocoPhillips Hires Icon Caren Jack-Up Rig For Sarawak Job Share your comments
Tuesday, February 15, 2022ConocoPhillips has hired the Icon Caren jack-up rig from Icon Offshore's unit for the 2022 drilling campaign offshore Sarawak.

Rig Ready To Drill For 82 Million Barrel Pavo-1 Prize Share your comments
Thursday, February 10, 2022Santos is ready to start drilling the Pavo-1 well, offshore Western Australia.

Vaalco Brings Etame Well Online Share your comments
Monday, February 07, 2022Vaalco Energy has completed the Etame 8H-ST development well, drilled from the Etame platform on the namesake field offshore Gabon.

Noble Rig Sets Sights On Drilling Santos Wells Share your comments
Friday, February 04, 2022The Noble Tom Prosser rig has started its journey towards the Santos-operated Pavo-1 well location offshore Australia.

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