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Chariot’s Namibian prospect disappoints

Chariot Oil & Gas has announced it has ended its drilling campaign in the Prospect S permit off the coast of Namibia after it failed to find hydrocarbons.

12 October 2018
Projects

Extra Egyptian rig offsets Saudi decline in September

The number of rigs drilling for gas in the Middle East remained stable at 93 last month, with Saudi Arabia losing a rig and Egypt adding one.

12 October 2018
Projects

Kosmos to abandon Pontoenoe well off Suriname

Kosmos Energy will plug and abandon the Pontoenoe 1 exploration well in Block 42 offshore Suriname

11 October 2018
Projects

Shell to drill 250 wells in Queensland in 2019 and 2020

Shell will drill 250 new gas wells in 2019 and 2020 as part of its QGC venture in the Australian state of Queensland

11 October 2018
Projects

Subsea 7 wins Tullow EPC contract for Jubilee FPSO

Tullow Oil has granted an EPC contract to Subsea 7 for work on its Kwame Nkrumah FPSO off Ghana

11 October 2018
Discoveries & Reserves

Novatek makes new discovery at North Obskoye

Test results have confirmed the discovery of a new gas and condensate field at Novatek’s North Obskoye licence

11 October 2018
Projects

Chevron becomes first major to leave Norwegian Continental Shelf

Chevron has agreed to transfer its 20% stake in exploration licence PL859 on the Norwegian Continental Shelf to Norway’s DNO

11 October 2018
Projects

Shell takes FID on Arran gas field

Anglo-Dutch major Shell has announced it has taken an FID on the Arran gas and condensate field in the UK North Sea

11 October 2018
Talisman Energy and Repsol exploring offshore Vietnam Discoveries & Reserves

ExxonMobil could spark Chinese fury over Blue Whale

The giant gas field offshore Vietnam is near waters claimed by China, presenting significant geopolitical risks to its development.

11 October 2018
Licensing Rounds

Abu Dhabi registers big interest in licensing round

Thirty-nine companies have expressed interest in Abu Dhabi’s exploration licensing round, ADNOC CEO Sultan Ahmed al-Jaber has said

10 October 2018
Projects

Mozambique signs exploration agreements

Mozambican regulator the National Petroleum Institute has signed exploration contracts with ExxonMobil and Rosneft

10 October 2018
Projects

Eni buys into BP’s Libyan blocks

Italy’s Eni has announced it will buy into half of BP’s 85% share in a Libyan exploration and production-sharing agreement.

9 October 2018
Projects

Serica wins exemption to Iran sanctions for Rhum field

The United States has issued a licence and assurance for the Rhum gas field, according to a statement from Serica Energy

9 October 2018
Unconventional Gas

Fuling shale field has produced 20 bcm of gas

Sinopec’s Fuling shale field has produced 20 billion cubic metre of gas to date

8 October 2018
Projects

Changqing Oilfield output to hit record levels in 2018

CNPC’s Changqing Oilfield subsidiary is expected to produce a record 38 billion cubic metres of gas in 2018

8 October 2018
Projects

Sonatrach and Total sign deal to develop Erg Issouane field

Total and Algeria’s Sonatrach have signed an agreement to develop the Erg Issouane gas field

8 October 2018
Unconventional Gas

UK introduces new shale industry regulator and commissioner

The UK government has launched a new regulator for the country’s shale industry

8 October 2018
Projects

Aker Solutions lands BP Angola contract

Aker Solutions has been granted a five-year agreement to provide maintenance and modification operations at BP’s offshore Greater Plutonio and PSVM fields in Angola

5 October 2018
Licensing Rounds

Senegal launches tender for offshore blocks

Senegal has issued a tender for two new exploration blocks, Sénégal Offshore Sud and Sénégal Offshore Deep

5 October 2018
Projects

Block Energy and Bago sign MOU on proposed offtake agreement

Block Energy has signed an MOU with Georgian gas supplier Bago for a proposed offtake agreement for output from the West Rustavi permit

5 October 2018

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