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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…

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…

ADES International Renews Offshore Rig Contract

Dec 14, 2018

The oil and gas drilling and production services company ADES International said that it has renewed an existing contract for the offshore rig known as Admarine 657, which is currently operating in Saudi Arabia.The renewal for Admarine 657 would…

Parker Drilling Files for Bankruptcy Protection

Dec 12, 2018

Parker Drilling files for pre-arranged Chapter 11 reorganizationOilfield services provider Parker Drilling Co said it filed for bankruptcy protection on Wednesday under an agreement with a group of debtors that will allow it to quickly restructure…

DeltaTek Appoints Johnstone

Dec 11, 2018

Well construction specialist, DeltaTek Global, has announced the  appointment of Chris Johnstone as Operations Supervisor.Johnstone will focus on managing well site operations offshore and helping to design and develop new technologies, and…

Eni Makes New Oil Find Offshore Angola

Dec 10, 2018

Italy's Eni said it ha struck a new oil discovery in the Afoxé exploration prospect located in Block 15/06, offshore Angola.The discovery, estimated to contain between 170 and 200 million barrels of light oil in place, was made in the Afoxé-1 NFW well located in the southeast area of Block 15/06…

Hess, Conoco Raise 2019 Production Outlook

Dec 10, 2018

Oil and gas producer Hess Corp and Conocophillips both expect production for 2019 to be higher than this year even as they spend roughly the same amount of money on exploration, the companies said on Monday.Investors have been urging U.S. oil…

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