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Major Licensing Rounds Coming Up In MSGBC Region Share your comments
Friday, July 01, 2022Every MSGBC Basin nation – Mauritania, Senegal, The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, and Guinea-Conakry – has executed active offshore licensing rounds or has confirmed plans to do so this year.

Trinity E&P Kicks Off Six-Well Onshore Drilling Campaign Share your comments
Thursday, June 30, 2022Trinity Exploration & Production has begun drilling operations for the first well of its 2022 six-well program.

Shell Hires Maersk Rig For High-Impact Pensacola Well Share your comments
Thursday, June 30, 2022Shell has stated that a rig contract has been signed for the drilling of the high-impact Pensacola exploration well in License P2252 off the UK.

Sonatrach Makes Massive Gas Find In Sahara Desert Share your comments
Tuesday, June 28, 2022Sonatrach has made a massive new gas discovery that could hold as much as 12 trillion cubic feet of reserves.

Guinea-Conakry Hoping To Unlock O&G Potential With 22 Block Tender Share your comments
Monday, June 27, 2022Guinea-Conakry's hydrocarbons industry is gathering steam with the tendering of 22 unexplored offshore blocks in its sights.

OGDCL Makes Oil and Gas Discoveries Share your comments
Friday, June 24, 2022OGDCL describes itself as the leading national exploration and production company in Pakistan.

Oil and Gas Lease Sales in Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico Pushed Back Share your comments
Thursday, June 23, 2022The dates for all sales were shifted.

Most Admired Upstream Explorer Revealed Share your comments
Tuesday, June 21, 2022Wood Mackenzie has announced the upstream industry's most admired explorer.

Jackpot Oil Discoveries May Help Namibia Double GDP Share your comments
Tuesday, June 21, 2022The country also sees a 'massive opportunity' in green hydrogen.

ConocoPhillips Makes Norway Gas Discovery Share your comments
Monday, June 20, 2022Well 6507/4-3 S was drilled to a vertical depth of 3,914 meters below sea level.

Empyrean Decides To Move Along With Topaz Drilling Share your comments
Friday, June 10, 2022Empyrean Energy has decided to enter the second phase of exploration and drilling of the Topaz prospect offshore China.

Equinor Makes New Discovery Near Johan Castberg Field Share your comments
Thursday, June 09, 2022Shortly after the Snofonn North discovery near the Johan Castberg field in the Barents Sea, Equinor made another oil and gas discovery in the Skavl Sto exploration well.

Vaalco Makes Significant Find Offshore Gabon Share your comments
Tuesday, June 07, 2022Vaalco Energy has found oil on the South Tchibala 1HB-ST well drilled from the Avouma platform in the Etame field, offshore Gabon.

No Gas, Oil In Highly Anticipated Sasanof Well Off Australia Share your comments
Monday, June 06, 2022Western Gas hasn't found any commercial hydrocarbons in its highly anticipated exploration Sasanof-1 well located offshore Australia.

Equinor Play Opening Well Gives No Oil Share your comments
Monday, June 06, 2022Equinor has drilled a dry well in the Cambozola prospect offshore Norway. The well will be now plugged and abandoned.

Aker BP Makes Minor Oil Discovery Near Valhall Field Share your comments
Friday, June 03, 2022Aker BP has made a minor oil and gas discovery near the Valhall field in the North Sea offshore Norway.

ONGC To Invest Billions In Exploration Activities Share your comments
Monday, May 30, 2022India's ONGC will be investing up to $4 billion over the next three years to boost exploration activities.

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.

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