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Friday, 22 September 2017 03:15

Total joins Chevron in GoM exploration

French oil major Total says it has agreed to capture seven prospects, over 16 Chevron-operated blocks in deepwater Gulf of…
Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) has approved Wintershall to drill a wildcat in a prospect named Balderbrå in the Norwegian…
Monday, 18 September 2017 11:24

Norwest discovers Xanadu-1 pay

Norwest Energy has discovered hydrocarbon pay at the Xanadu-1 shallow water well offshore Western Australia. Map of Xanadu, from Norwest.…
Monday, 18 September 2017 03:48

OMV finds oil in latest Wisting probe

Australian operator OMV has found additional oil on its Barents Sea Wisting field through its latest appraisal well 7324/8-3, according…
Monday, 18 September 2017 03:31

Inpex enters Norway with Barents Sea stake

Japan's Inpex has made its first move into Norway by agreeing to acquire a 40% stake in PL767 in the…
Monday, 18 September 2017 03:11

Statoil to sidetrack Verbier

Operator Statoil has decided to side-track the Verbier exploration well in the Moray Firth of the UK North Sea, despite…
Cyprus' Ministry of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism has said Total's Onesiphoros West 1 exploration well offshore Cyprus had gas…
Wednesday, 13 September 2017 11:25

Gulfslope JV to drill three GoM wells

GulfSlope Energy and Texas South Energy have jointly executed an exclusive letter of intent (LOI) with a large international oil and…
Wednesday, 13 September 2017 09:01

Borr bags BW Gabon campaign

Borr Drilling accepted a letter of intent from BW Energy Dussafu (BWE), a subsidiary of BW Offshore, for a drilling…
Tuesday, 12 September 2017 10:42

Byron secures Ensco rig for South Marsh

Byron Energy has signed a drilling contract with Ensco Offshore for the Ensco 68 jackup rig to drill at the…
Monday, 11 September 2017 03:09

Statoil's Verbier disappoints

Statoil's Verbier exploration probe in the Moray Firth has disappointed, with the well intersecting a water bearing reservoir at target…
Friday, 08 September 2017 10:45

Statoil to use Songa Equinox at Troll

Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) has given Statoil consent to use the Songa Equinox mobile drilling facility to drill well…
Friday, 08 September 2017 10:01

Azinor delays Agar after Partridge upset

Azinor Catalyst has failed to encounter hydrocarbon at its well on the Partridge prospect in the North Sea, leading the…
Friday, 08 September 2017 07:56

Hyperdynamics fails at Fatala-1

Hyperdynamics failed to encounter hydrocarbons at its Fatala-1 well offshore the Republic of Guinea in Northwest Africa, in what the company thought was…
Thursday, 07 September 2017 04:04

OE17: Focus on the Arctic

One of the most anticipated exploration wells in Europe this year was the multi-billion barrel potential Arctic Korpfjell prospect in…