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Dorado Work Unaffected by Recent Global Events, Carnarvon Says

Mar 16, 2020

Carnarvon Petroleum, a partner in Santos-operated Dorado oil field off W. Australia, has said that work on the FEED for the Dorado development continues unabated by the recent global events.Carnarvon stressed that the spread of the COVID-19 virus and the fall in oil prices were serious matters, and that the board and management have undertaken a series of actions to mitigate their impact on the business…

KrisEnergy Sells Indonesia Block to BP

8 hours ago

Southeast Asia-focused oil and gas companyKrisEnergy Ltd. an upstream oil and gas company, has sold its 30.0% interest in the Andaman II block offshore Indonesia to BP.KrisEnergy said that the previously proposed disposal of the block in the Malacca Strait was completed on Wednesday…

ConocoPhillips to Acquire 80% Stake in 3D Oil's Offshore Block

Mar 26, 2020

ConocoPhillips Australia is nearing completion of the previously proposed acquisition of majority interest in an the offshore Tasmanian Permit T/49P from 3D Oil.First announced in December 2019, the deal entailed ConocoPhillips acquiring a 75 percent stake…

Origin Energy to Defer Shale Drilling in Australia

Mar 26, 2020

Origin Energy will defer shale exploration drilling in Australia's Northern Territory until the second half of this year in a bid to protect workers from a coronavirus, the company said on Thursday.Origin, operator of a joint venture with Dublin-based Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd…

Husky Energy Delays Projects, Cuts Upstream Capex by $900M

Mar 13, 2020

Canadian oil and gas company has cut its CAPEX and production guidance for 2020 amid the volatile oil market environment. The cuts will be made in its upstream business with projects put on hold in China, Indonesia, and Canada.The company has slashed its 2020 capital program reduced by $900 million…

Borr Drilling: Demand for Jack-Ups to Grow. 2019 Was a Record Year

Feb 28, 2020

Jack-up drilling contractor Borr Drilling's Chairman has said that 2019 was a record year when it comes to jack-up rig contract years awarded and that demand is high for modern jack-ups.In a statement Friday, the Chairman of the Board, Paal…

Lebanon Set to Spud Its First Offshore Well

Feb 26, 2020

Lebanon's much-delayed search for offshore oil and gas is set to begin on Thursday with the results from its first exploratory well expected in the next two months, the chairman of the Lebanese Petroleum Administration (LPA) said on Wednesday…

Equinor Dumps Great Australian Bight Oil Drilling

Feb 24, 2020

Norwegian company Equinor has become the third major fossil fuel producer to abandon plans to drill for oil in the Great Australian Bight, after years of work. Previously, BP and Chevron canceled their drilling plans in the area, in 2016, and 2017 respectively…

Posco Strikes Gas Offshore Myanmar

Feb 18, 2020

South Korea's Posco International has made a gas discovery at the Mahar well offshore Myanmar.Located in Block A3, the well was drilled using the Maersk Viking drillship in a water depth of 1000 meters.The Korea Herald has reported that the…

KrisEnergy Ditches Vietnam Block to Focus on Cambodia

Feb 14, 2020

Southeast Asia-focused oil company KrisEnergy has agreed to transfer its Block 115/09 offshore Vietnam to an undisclosed international oil company.Debt-laden KrisEnergy said it would transfer its entire 100% working interest in Block 115/09 for nominal cash consideration…

Indonesia: State Firm to Manage Upstream O&G Business

Feb 13, 2020

Indonesia plans to set up or designate a state firm to carry out upstream oil and gas activities, to try to curb red tape and regulations that are blamed for hindering investment in Southeast Asia's biggest economy. The government of President…

Noble Corp. Offshore Rig Duo Gets More Drilling Time

Feb 07, 2020

Offshore drilling contractor Noble Corporation has secured more work for two of its drilling rigs in Myanmar and Trinidad.In a fleet status update shared Thursday, Noble said its semi-submersible drilling rig Noble Clyde Boudreaux had won a new contract in Myanmar…

CNOOC to Drill 227 Exploration Wells in 2020

Jan 13, 2020

Chinese oil company CNOOC plans to drill 227 exploration wells in 2020 and has set aside up to around $13,8 billion for capital expenditures, CNOOC's highest annual Capex since 2014, according to Reuters.CNOOC said Monday that its targeted net…

China Hosts Deep-Sea Exploration Contractors Meet

Oct 15, 2019

The third annual meeting between the International Seabed Authority (ISA) Secretariat and the contractors with deep-sea exploration contracts in the international deep-seabed (the Area) concluded in Changsa, China on Sunday.Delegates gathered…

SAExploration Wins AsiaPac Deal

Sep 29, 2019

Houston-based  global seismic services company SAExploration has won a a new shallow-water ocean-bottom marine project in the Asia Pacific region for a major national oil company.According to a press note from the ocean bottom node seismic company the contract is valued at approximately $28 million…

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