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Brasse Wells Disappoints Faroe Petroleum

Jan 04, 2019

Faroe Petroleum has failed to find hydrocarbons at its Brasse East exploration well in the Norwegian North Sea, while the Brasse appraisal sidetrack well encountered hydrocarbons.The Aberdeen-headquartered firm said that the Brasse East exploration well 31/7-3 S was drilled to a total depth of 2…

Miller Takes Over as Halliburton Chairman

Jan 02, 2019

Oilfield services provider Halliburton announced that its board of directors has appointed president and chief executive officer Jeff Miller as chairman of the board, effective January 1, 2019, following the retirement of executive chairman Dave Lesar on December 31…

US Rig Count Climbs

Dec 28, 2018

U.S. energy firms added oil rigs for a second week in a row even as oil prices fell to 1-1/2-year lows and headed for losses of more than 20 percent this year.Drillers added 2 oil rigs in the week to Dec. 28, bringing the total count to 885…

Transocean: $830M Drilling Contract for Ultra Deepwater Drillship

Dec 28, 2018

While the late 2018 oil price swoon has put a damper on an otherwise positive year for offshore energy markets, Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG) ends the year on a positive, signing a construction management contract, as well as a five-year drilling contract with Chevron USA…

SOCAR Installs New Platform at Bulla-Deniz

Dec 26, 2018

A new stationary drilling platform was commissioned on Monday at the Bulla-Deniz offshore field in Azerbaijani sector of the Caspian Sea.The platform was built by SOCAR Oil and Gas Construction Trust and projected by the in-house Oil & Gas Research and Design Institute…

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…

Caspian is Key for Lukoil

Dec 24, 2018

Alexander Oboronkov leapt at the chance to work on the Filanovsky platform after it was launched in 2016, keen to see Russia's largest Caspian Sea oilfield in action.The Filanovsky oilfield, along with the nearby Korchagin and Rakushechnoye fields…

PGNIG to Drill Well in Norway

Dec 23, 2018

Polish Oil and Gas Company (PGNiG) said that PGNiG Upstream Norway AS has acquired a detailed 2D seismic image, which will facilitate the selection of a drilling location in the Shrek prospect within the PL838 licence area.The Polish natural…

US Rig Count Rises for First Week in Three

Dec 21, 2018

U.S. energy firms added oil rigs for the first time in the past three weeks despite sharp declines in crude futures prices to their lowest since the summer of 2017.Drillers added 10 oil rigs in the week to Dec. 21, bringing the total count to 883…

US Shale Producers Curb 2019 Spending

Dec 21, 2018

U.S. shale producers are slamming the brakes on next year's drilling with crude prices off 40 percent and mounting fears of oversupply, paring budgets that in some cases were set only weeks earlier.The reversal is alarming because blistering growth in shale fields has propelled U…

Iraq in Deal with Schlumberger to Drill in Majnoon

Dec 19, 2018

Iraq has agreed a deal with U.S. company Schlumberger Ltd to drill 40 wells in the giant Majnoon oilfield, the Oil Ministry said on Wednesday.Iraqi Oil Minister Thamir Ghadhban said in a statement that the agreement with the oil services firm was aimed at boosting production from Majnoon…

Senex Energy Gemba Tests Successful

Dec 19, 2018

Australian energy company Senex Energy has successfully tested a gas exploration well in the Cooper Basin in South Australia.According to the Brisbane-based company The Gemba-1 well flowed 227,000 cubic metres (8 mcf) of gas per day over a period of a week…

DNO Buys More Faroe Shares

Dec 18, 2018

Norwegian oil firm DNO has bought another 914,732 shares in Faroe Petroleum at 151.6 pence each, it said on Tuesday.The purchase, at just below the 152 pence per share price it has offered in a takeover bid for Faroe, adds slightly to DNO's stake…

New O&G Projects to Expected to Accelerate

Dec 17, 2018

The number of new oil and gas projects will rise five-fold next year from a 2015 trough but overall spending is still unlikely to be enough to meet future demand, consultancy Wood Mackenzie said in a report.Shaken by a sharp drop in oil prices in recent months…

FAR Starts Senegal FEED

Dec 16, 2018

Africa focussed Australian oil and gas FAR Limited has begun front-end engineering design (FEED) activities for phase-one development of its SNE oil field offshore Senegal.The FEED will aim to finalise budget, schedule and technical definition…

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