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Ecopetrol Wins Offshore Colombia Block

Mar 06, 2019

Colombia’s state-run oil company Ecopetrol SA has signed Colombia’s first offshore exploration and production contract under a newly revised contract model.According to a report in Reuters, the deal for a nearly 400,000-hectare (988,000-acre)…

Aker Energy Hits Oil Offshore Ghana

Mar 04, 2019

Aker Energy, as the operator of the Deepwater Tano Cape Three Points (DWT/CTP) block, announced Monday that it encountered oil in the Pecan South-1A well south of the main Pecan field offshore Ghana.Aker Energy said it is in the process of analyzing…

Cyprus Offshore Gas Discovery: Conflict or Hope?

Mar 03, 2019

Oil giant ExxonMobil, together with partner Qatar Petroleum (QP), made giant gas discovery to the east Mediterranean region after finding a gas-bearing reservoir offshore Cyprus and estimated in-place gas resources in the reservoir at 5 to 8 trillion cubic feet (tcf) of gas…

CNPC to Develop New Shale Oilfield

Feb 28, 2019

China's state-owned CNPC has started developing a new offshore shale oilfield near the Bohai Rim Basin, the company said via its official newspaper on Thursday.CNPC aims to produce 50,000 tonnes of shale oil from the Bohai Rim Basin in 2019…

ExxonMobil Finds Natural Gas Off Cyprus

Feb 28, 2019

U.S. oil and gas major Exxon Mobil Corp said on Thursday it had found natural gas offshore Cyprus, a region already known for some of the world's largest such discoveries.The east Mediterranean island is located in the Levant basin, where both…

Repsol Unveils Big Gas Discovery in Indonesia

Feb 22, 2019

Spanish energy giant Repsol has made a substantial natural gas discovery in Indonesia along with its partners, Malaysia's Petronas and Japan's Mitsui Oil Exploration (Moeco).The company described the discovery in South Sumatra as 'the largest…

Turkey Set to Begin Drilling off Cyprus

Feb 21, 2019

Turkey will begin drilling for oil and gas near Cyprus in coming days, state-owned news agency Anadolu reported Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu saying on Thursday, a move that could stoke tensions with neighboring Cyprus and Greece.Turkey…

Repsol Makes Huge Find in Indonesia

Feb 20, 2019

A consortium led by Repsol has found new gas resources in Indonesia estimated at at least 2 trillion cubic feet, the Spanish oil and gas firm said on Tuesday, equivalent to around two years' worth of Spanish demand.The discovery at the Sakakemang…

Repsol's Biggest Gas Discovery in Indonesia in 18 years

Feb 19, 2019

A consortium led by Repsol has found new gas resources in Indonesia estimated at at least 2 trillion cubic feet, the Spanish oil and gas firm said on Tuesday, equivalent to around two years' worth of Spanish demand.The discovery at the Sakakemang…

Santos Broadens Offshore Exploration in N.Australia

Feb 19, 2019

The oil and gas producer in the Asia-Pacific region Santos has struck a joint venture (JV) agreement with fellow-listed Beach Energy to partner over four exploration permits in the Bonaparte basin, offshore northern Australia.The two companies will each hold a 50% JV interest in the four permits…

McDermott Bags Pan Malaysia Jobs

Feb 19, 2019

American multinational McDermott International has announced Malaysian offshore projects contracts for developing pan Malaysia oil fields.One contracts was from Sarawak Shell Berhad and the other from Sapura Exploration and production, a press…

High Impact Exploration on The Rise

Feb 11, 2019

In the first few weeks of 2019 there have been four high impact discoveries of conventional oil and gas, finding 25% of the high impact volume discovered globally in the whole of 2018.According to Westwood Insight, one of these discoveries, Glengorm in the UK North Sea…

Croatia Publishes Tender for Oil and Gas Exploration

Feb 11, 2019

Croatia published a tender for gas and oil exploration in mountainous areas of the country's central and southern regions, the state hydrocarbon agency said on Monday.'The deadline for submitting bids is Sept.10, 2019 at 1200(1000 GMT). A tentative deadline for awarding licences is December…

ADNOC, US Firm Sign USD 244mln Deal

Feb 03, 2019

Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. (ADNOC) said it awarded an onshore block, known as Onshore Block 3 to US-based oil and gas exploration and production company Occidental Petroleum.The award has been endorsed by Abu Dhabi’s Supreme Petroleum Council (SPC)…

Croatia Approves Tender for Oil and Gas Exploration

Jan 30, 2019

Croatia on Wednesday approved a tender for oil and gas exploration in mountainous areas of the country's central and southern regions.The details of the tender will be released by the state-run Hydrocarbon Agency, which is in charge of running the process…

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