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Santos Finds Gas Off Western Australia

Apr 16, 2019

Santos announced Tuesday it has confirmed significant gas resource in the Corvus-2 appraisal in the Carnarvon Basin, offshore Western Australia.Corvus-2 is located in 63 meters water depth, approximately 90 kilometers northwest of Dampier in Commonwealth waters within petroleum permit WA-45-R…

Vermilion to Drill Exploration Wells in Central Europe

Apr 15, 2019

Canada's Vermilion Energy will drill its first two exploration wells in Croatia in June, a senior official from the company said on Monday. Vermilion won four licences in 2015 for oil and gas exploration in Croatia's flat northeastern areas and the drilling will take place on one of these…

​​​​BP Plans to Exit China's Shale Gas

Apr 11, 2019

European oil major BP plans to exit from two production sharing contracts (PSC) for projects drilling for shale gas in the southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan, three sources with the knowledge of the matter said this week.BP is the last of the international oil majors…

US Rig Count Climbs

Apr 05, 2019

U.S. energy firms this week increased the number of oil rigs operating for the first time in seven weeks after oil futures soared nearly 40 percent this year.Companies added 15 oil rigs in the week to April 5, the biggest increase since May…

GA Drilling Gets Capital Boost

Apr 01, 2019

Slovakia-based GA Drilling has received a boost to help develop, test and commercialize its innovative plug and abandonment (P&A) technology. The company has signed a £4.2 million ($4.7 million) funding agreement with Budapest based venture capital firm Lead Ventures…

GA Drilling Gets Fund, Signs Pact with MOL

Mar 29, 2019

High-tech deep-drilling company GA Drilling signed a EUR 4.2 million funding agreement with Lead Ventures and a service agreement with MOL Group.Lead Ventures, a Budapest based venture capital firm invested funds provided by MOL Group, and Hungarian Eximbank…

Orinduik Partners to Drill 2nd Well Off Guyana

Mar 29, 2019

Partners Tullow Oil, Total and Eco Atlantic have chosen the Joe prospect for a second well in their much-watched Orinduik oil and gas field off Guyana's coast, Eco said on Friday.Eco earlier this month increased the estimate for the field to about 3…

Bourbon Wins Shell Contract in Bulgaria

Mar 28, 2019

Bourbon Marine & Logistics said on Thursday it has been awarded a contract from Shell to support the oil major's exploration drilling in the Black Sea offshore Bulgaria.The French services company said its project scope covers the full logistics solution project management…

US Offshore Drilling Takes Center Stage

Mar 28, 2019

U.S. lawmakers will quiz President Donald Trump’s new pick to lead the Interior Department on Thursday, focusing on the former energy and mining lobbyist’s plans to expand fossil fuels production from the United States' public lands and waters…

Shell Starts Exploratory Drilling off Bulgaria

Mar 26, 2019

Royal Dutch Shell said on Tuesday it will start drilling an exploration well in a block off Bulgaria's Black Sea coast next month for oil and gas.Shell has teamed up with Spain's Repsol and Australia's Woodside Energy after sealing a contract…

Reabold Signs Rig Contract for West Newton Well

Mar 26, 2019

UK-based Reabold Resources said Rathlin Energy UK Ltd has signed a rig contract for the onshore UK West Newton appraisal well.The appraisal well at West Newton will have two objectives. The first objective is to appraise the Kirkham Abbey Formation gas discovery which has a 72 per cent…

US Rig Cuts Continue

Mar 22, 2019

U.S. energy firms this week reduced the number of oil rigs operating for a fifth week in a row to its lowest in nearly a year as independent producers follow through on plans to cut spending on new drilling with the government cutting its growth forecasts for shale output…

Archer CEO Lechner Resigns

Mar 22, 2019

Oil services company Archer Limited announced Friday that CEO John Lechner has resigned from his position, effective immediately.Lechner will remain as a senior advisor to the Archer leadership team during the transition period until a new CEO is appointed…

Oil Majors Rush to Dominate US Shale

Mar 20, 2019

In New Mexico's Chihuahuan Desert, Exxon Mobil Corp is building a massive shale oil project that its executives boast will allow it to ride out the industry's notorious boom-and-bust cycles.Workers at its Remuda lease near Carlsbad - part of a staff of 5…

Urquhart Joins Reactive Downhole Tools

Mar 18, 2019

well completion solutions provider Reactive Downhole Tools announced MOnday it has appointed Niall Urquhart as VP Eastern Hemisphere.Urquhart brings to the position more than 10 years of experience in the oil and gas sector, including project engineer for Baker Hughes…

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