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Woodmac: How has the Price Crash Changed the Upstream Sector?

Jun 25, 2020

According to Wood Mackenzie’s analysis, the oil price crash wiped US$1.6 trillion off the valuation of the global upstream industry.Andrew Pearson, vice president, upstream, said: 'This figure captures the impact of Wood Mackenzie’s downgraded long-term Brent price assumption – now US$50/bbl (2020 terms), rather than the previous US$60/bbl – and much more.“Which regions and players have been hit hardest…

National Oil Companies to Cut Over a Quarter of Exploration Budgets

May 20, 2020

National oil companies (NOCs) globally are estimated to cut exploration budgets by over a quarter on average in 2020, says energy intelligence group Wood Mackenzie.Woodmac said Wednesday its analysis was based on announcements and tracking well plans of 11 top spending NOC explorers…

Petronas Farms Out Part of Suriname Offshore Block to Exxon

May 19, 2020

Malaysian oil and gas company Petronas has completed the farm-down of a 50% stake in an offshore Suriname block to a subsidiary of ExxonMobil.The offshore block, known as Block 52, is located north of the coast of Paramaribo, Suriname’s capital city…

New Offshore Acreage Licensing to Drop 60% in 2020, Rystad says

Apr 15, 2020

Newly licensed offshore oil and gas exploration acreage is likely to fall by about 60% and onshore acreage by 30% compared with 2019 levels, Rystad Energy has said, as the Norwegian energy market analytics company expects more than half of the…

OMV Strikes Oil and Gas Offshore New Zealand

Apr 14, 2020

Austrian energy firm OMV has said it has struck oil and gas in the Taranaki Basin offshore New Zealand.  OMV, as the operator of the Petroleum Exploration Permit (PEP) 60093, started drilling at the Toutoiwai-1 well in early March 2020.The oil…

KrisEnergy Sells Indonesia Block to BP

Apr 08, 2020

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 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…

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…

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…

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