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Oil Demand Growth Set for Strong 2021
Friday, February 21, 2020 Here are Rigzone's top stories during the last week, just in case you missed them...

Eni Makes Oil Discovery Offshore Mexico
Monday, February 17, 2020 Eni revealed Monday that it has made a new oil discovery on the Saasken exploration prospect offshore Mexico.

Top Rigzone Articles Roundup
Friday, February 07, 2020 Here's a roundup of Rigzone's top five most popular articles during the last week, just in case you missed them...

Top 30 High Impact Wells in 2020
Friday, February 07, 2020 Rystad Energy has identified what it considers the top 30 high impact wells that will be drilled this year.

Global Oil, Gas Discoveries Hit Four-Year High in 2019
Thursday, February 06, 2020 2019 was the best since 2015 for new hydrocarbon supplies.

LatAm Explorer Discovers Chile Gas Field
Wednesday, February 05, 2020 GeoPark Limited has discovered the new Jauke Oeste natural gas field in the Fell block, which is located in the Magallanes Basin in Chile.

Offshore Guyana Block Estimate Gets Upsized
Tuesday, February 04, 2020 A co-venturer in the Orinduik Block offshore Guyana on Monday reported a 29-percent increase in the license’s estimated gross prospective resources.

U.A.E. Makes Significant Gas Field Discovery
Monday, February 03, 2020 The deposit could meet the country's entire gas demand for nearly three decades.

Exxon Marks Stabroek Sweet 16
Monday, January 27, 2020 ExxonMobil, operator of the Stabroek Block offshore Guyana, on Monday reported an oil discovery at the Uaru exploration well, located near the producing Liza field.

Eni Announces UAE Discovery
Monday, January 27, 2020 Eni revealed Monday that a gas and condensate discovery has been made in the Mahani exploration prospect in the Area B Concession of Sharjah (UAE).

New Gas Finds Creating Opportunity in West Africa
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 It is expected that many of the gas discoveries will help displace oil as a source of more sustainable fuel in the regional mix.

Apache and Total Hit Oil Pay Offshore Suriname
Tuesday, January 07, 2020 Apache and Total on Tuesday reported a significant oil discovery on Block 58 offshore Suriname - and adjacent to Guyana's Stabroek Block.

Exxon Hits More Oil Pay Offshore Guyana
Monday, December 23, 2019 Exxon Mobil Corp. and Hess Corp. Monday reported another oil discovery offshore Guyana at the Mako-1 well southeast of the Liza Field.

Shell Makes Significant Find Offshore Australia
Monday, December 23, 2019 Shell announces a 'significant' gas and condensate discovery in the Browse Basin off the North West Coast of Western Australia.

Touchstone Makes Oil Discovery Onshore Trinidad
Monday, December 16, 2019 Calgary-based Touchstone Exploration Inc. has made what it's calling a "significant" onshore oil discovery in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.

Pemex's Oil Find May Not Be a Silver Bullet
Monday, December 09, 2019 The discovery is a welcome development for the beleaguered driller that has experienced almost 15 years of output declines.

Kosmos Completes US GOM Resolution Well
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 Kosmos Energy announced Tuesday that it has completed drilling the Resolution exploration well in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.

BP Makes Gas Discovery Offshore Trinidad
Monday, November 18, 2019 BP Trinidad & Tobago has made a gas discovery through the Ginger exploration well.

Tullow Falls Most in 21 Years
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 Tullow Oil Plc fell the most in two decades in London trading after saying it's reassessing the commercial viability of discoveries in Guyana.

Iran Finds New 53 Billion Barrel Field
Monday, November 11, 2019 Hassan Rouhani, the president of the Islamic Republic of Iran, revealed Sunday that Iran has discovered a new oil field with 53 billion barrels of reserves.

New North Sea Oil and Gas Discovery Made
Wednesday, November 06, 2019 Equinor has discovered oil and gas in exploration well Echino South.

Kosmos Hits Oil Pay in Equatorial Guinea
Monday, November 04, 2019 The discovery is the first well in the campaign by Kosmos.

UAE Advances in Global Reserves Lists
Monday, November 04, 2019 Abu Dhabi's Supreme Petroleum Council announced significant increases in the UAE's oil and natural gas reserves as well as new discoveries.

Kosmos Discovery is Largest Gas Find of 2019
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 The Orca-1 discovery offshore Mauritania is this year's largest gas discovery, Rystad Energy has confirmed.

Major Gas Discovery Made Offshore Mauritania
Monday, October 28, 2019 Kosmos Energy revealed Monday that a 'major' gas discovery has been made through the offshore Mauritania Orca-1 exploration well.

New Resources Discovered Offshore Egypt
Friday, October 25, 2019 Eni revealed Friday that new resources have been discovered in the Gulf of Suez offshore Egypt.

Eni to Become Nigeria's Top Power Producer
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 Eni reports record time-to-market with Niger Delta well.

Which Region Saw the Most Discoveries in 3Q?
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 South America and Europe saw the most oil and gas discoveries in the third quarter, according to GlobalData's new global oil and gas discoveries report.

Offshore Senegal Discovery Could Support LNG Project
Monday, September 23, 2019 Kosmos reported that the Yakaar-2 appraisal well confirms a world-scale natural gas resource.

Equinor Makes Gas Discovery in Norwegian Sea
Monday, September 23, 2019 Equinor finds gas in the Orn exploration well south-west of the Marulk field in the Norwegian Sea.

Offshore Guyana Twice as Nice for Tullow
Monday, September 16, 2019 Tullow and partners Total and Eco (Atlantic) have hit oil pay at Joe-1.

ExxonMobil Hits More Oil Pay Offshore Guyana
Monday, September 16, 2019 Tripletail is the 14th Stabroek Block discovery.

UK Offshore Poised for Comeback
Wednesday, September 04, 2019 The UK offshore scene is poised for a timely comeback, according to Rystad Energy.

The Most Active International NOC HI Explorers
Friday, August 30, 2019 Equinor is the NOC that has posted the most international gross high impact (HI) exploration well completions since 2008.

Eni Makes Significant Find Onshore Nigeria
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 Eni makes a 'significant' gas and condensate discovery in the deeper sequences of the Obiafu-Obrikom fields onshore Nigeria.

Sputnik Has High Chance of Commerciality
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 Equinor's recent Sputnik discovery has a 'high chance' of commerciality, according to Wood Mackenzie.

Equinor Makes Sputnik Oil Find
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 Equinor makes an oil discovery in the Sputnik exploration well offshore Norway.

South Sudan Makes New Oil Discovery in Adar
Monday, August 19, 2019 South Sudan has made a new crude find in the northern oilfields of Adar and plans production by the end of the year.

Lundin Makes Oil Discovery Offshore Norway
Monday, August 19, 2019 Lundin Norway AS makes an oil discovery offshore Norway.

High-Impact Discoveries Already Greater than 2018
Thursday, August 15, 2019 Sixteen discoveries estimated to be larger than 100 million barrels of oil equivalent were made in the first half of the year.

Discovery Offshore Guyana Better Than Expected
Monday, August 12, 2019 Tullow reported a better-than-expected start to its offshore Guyana drilling campaign.

Eni Makes Discovery Offshore Vietnam
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 Eni has discovered natural gas and condensate in the Ken Bau prospect.

Aker BP Makes Oil Discovery Offshore Norway
Friday, July 12, 2019 Aker BP makes an oil discovery through the Liatarnet exploration well in license 442, which is located in the NOAKA area offshore Norway.

Oil, Gas Discoveries in 2019 See 35 Percent Increase
Thursday, July 11, 2019 In the first half of 2019 alone, the world has uncovered 6.7 billion barrels of oil equivalent with deepwater leading the way, according to energy research firm Rystad Energy.

Colombia Leads Discovery Charge in 2Q
Thursday, July 11, 2019 Colombia saw the most oil and gas discoveries in the second quarter, according to new report from GlobalData.

Industry Names Most Admired Explorer
Wednesday, July 03, 2019 ExxonMobil has been named the upstream industry's most admired explorer at Wood Mackenzie's 2019 exploration awards ceremony.

Lundin Makes 2 Oil Discoveries Off Norway
Friday, June 21, 2019 Lundin makes two oil discoveries on the eastern edge of the Edvard Grieg field offshore Norway.

New Oil and Gas Discovery in Norwegian Sea
Monday, June 17, 2019 Equinor, along with its partners, makes an oil and gas discovery in the Norwegian Sea.

W&T, Kosmos Strike Oil in US Gulf of Mexico
Tuesday, June 04, 2019 W&T Offshore (operator) and project partner Kosmos Energy have made an oil discovery at the Gladden Deep exploration well in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.

Eni Makes Another Oil Find Offshore Angola
Monday, June 03, 2019 Eni makes a fifth oil discovery deep offshore Angola in Block 15/06.