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ExxonMobil Makes Two Discoveries Offshore Guyana

Feb 06, 2019

ExxonMobil and its partners have made two additional discoveries offshore Guyana at the Tilapia-1 and Haimara-1 wells, bringing the total number of discoveries on the Stabroek Block to 12, the U.S. supermajor announced Wednesday. The discoveries build on the previously announced estimated recoverable resource of more than 5 billion oil-equivalent barrels on the Stabroek block.Tilapia-1 is the fourth discovery in the Turbot area that includes the Turbot…

Baker Hughes: U.S. Cuts Rigs for Fifth Straight Week

Aug 02, 2019

U.S. energy firms this week reduced the number of oil rigs operating for a fifth week in a row as most independent producers cut spending even though majors were still pushing ahead with investments in new drilling.Drillers cut six oil rigs in the week to Aug…

Hess Corp Posts Smaller Quarterly Loss

Jul 31, 2019

Hess Corp reported a smaller-than-expected quarterly loss on Wednesday, helped by lower exploration costs and a surge in output in its Bakken shale and Gulf of Mexico assets that also prompted the company to raise its 2019 production forecast…

Guyana Boosts Gov't Royalties for Future Oil Licenses

Jul 03, 2019

Guyana is preparing to raise the take of the government in future oil licences, the director of the South American country's Department of Energy said on Wednesday.U.S. energy giant Exxon, French group Total and Britain's Tullow Oil are drilling wells offshore Guyana…

Norway Wealth Fund to Drop ConocoPhillips, Hess

Jun 13, 2019

Norway's wealth fund will have to divest its holdings in ConocoPhillips and Hess after both U.S. oil companies were added to a list which effectively excludes them from the Nordic country's portfolio.As part of Norway's efforts to shift its $1 trillion 'rainy day' fund away from oil…

SBM Wins ExxonMobil Guyana FPSO Order

May 13, 2019

Dutch-based floating production, storage and offloading unit (FPSO) provider SBM Offshore has won a contract to deliver an FPSO for ExxonMobil’s second phase of the Liza development offshore Guyana.Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited (EEPGL)…

Gulf of Mexico Output Lifts Hess Profits

Apr 25, 2019

Hess Corp reported a surprise profit on Thursday, supported by higher production at the U.S. oil and gas producer's oilfields in the Bakken shale and Gulf of Mexico regions.The company said production from Bakken rose 17 percent to 130,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boe/d)…

Oil, Gas Majors Join Blockchain Consortium

Feb 27, 2019

A group of seven major oil and gas companies, including ExxonMobil Corp., Chevron Corp. and ConocoPhillips, announced a partnership to establish the first industry blockchain consortium in the United States.With several use cases across the industry value chain…

Velesto Gets Contract Extension from Hess

Feb 12, 2019

Malaysian drilling contactor Velesto Drilling said that the oil company Hess Exploration and Production Malaysia has extended the contract for the Naga 8 jack-up drilling rig in North Malay Basin, Malaysia.Naga 8 jack-up rig is owned by Velesto Drilling (previously known as UMW Offshore Drilling)…

Hess Production Tops Estimates

Jan 30, 2019

Oil and gas producer Hess Corp's fourth-quarter production beat Wall Street estimates on Wednesday, driven by higher output from the Bakken shale region and the Gulf of Mexico.Total production for the quarter ended Dec. 31, excluding its Libyan operations…

DAVOS: Oil Majors Huddle in DAVOS to Mull Future

Jan 24, 2019

When the global oil industry held its biggest annual gathering this week in the Swiss town of Davos, it invited banking bosses and fund managers to discuss two key topics - climate change and pressure from investors.The conclusion of the discussions…

WoodMac on Medco Energi's Potential Takeover of Ophir Energy

Jan 03, 2019

Wood Mackenzie Research Director, Angus Rodger, provides insight on a of UK-listed Ophir Energy by Indonesia's Medco Energi.'On the first day of 2019, Ophir announced it was in talks with Indonesia's Medco Energi regarding a cash takeover. No amount or other details have yet been released…

Exxon Continues Drilling Offshore Guyana

Dec 26, 2018

Exxon Mobil Corp said on Wednesday its oil drilling and development activities offshore Guyana were unaffected despite neighboring Venezuela's navy stopping two seismic survey vessels the company had hired.The closest of 10 oil finds Exxon has…

Ghana Exploration Licensing Round Attracts Global Majors

Dec 24, 2018

Sixteen oil and gas firms have submitted applications for one or more of five Ghanaian offshore blocks in the West African country's first exploration licensing round, its energy ministry said.The interest is a major vote of confidence in Ghana…

US Oil Drillers Cut Rigs

Dec 14, 2018

U.S. energy firms cut oil rigs for a second week in a row this week, prolonging a move by drillers over the past month to reduce the number of active rigs after crude prices collapsed in October and November.Drillers cut four oil rigs in the week to Dec…

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