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Eni achieves light oil deepwater discovery offshore Angola
Ente Nazionale Idrocarburi has made a new light oil discovery in Angola's deep offshore with its exploration well on the Ndungu Prospect...

EnscoRowan awarded $180 million by arbitration tribunal
(5/17/2019) EnscoRowan has reported an arbitration tribunal has awarded it US$180 million in damages in its proceedings against Samsung Heavy Industries..

Santos P'nyang farm-in advances PNG LNG expansion
(5/17/2019) Santos has advised that by signing a binding letter of intent to acquire interest in PRL3, which contains the P'nyang gasfield in Papua New Guinea...

ExxonMobil's New Mexico Permian Basin operations benefit state by $64 million
(5/17/2019) A new study estimates ExxonMobil's development of Permian Basin resources in New Mexico will generate some US$64 billion...
US rotary rig count down 1 rig this week to 987
(5/17/2019) Baker Hughes has reported there were two fewer rigs actively drilling in the United States rotary rig fleet this week, which is 42 rigs less than this time last year...

Murphy subs buy Ophir stake in Mexico's Cuenca Salina Block
(5/17/2019) Ophir Energy has signed a sales and purchase agreement for its 23.33% interest in Mexico's Bay of Campeche Cuenca Salina Block...

Mexico's CNH alters boundaries of Maximino-Nobilis Block
(5/17/2019) Mexico's Comision Nacional de Hidrocarburos has granted the Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) request to modify the boundary of the Maximino-Nobilis Block...

Shell Australia's Bratwirst-1 exploration well enviro plan approved
(5/17/2019) Australia's National Offshore Petroleum Safety & Environmental Management Authority has approved Shell Australia's environment plan...

New Nigeria Assa North & Ohaji South gas projects targeting 60 million cf/d
(5/16/2019) Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria is developing the Assa North and Ohaji South gas projects to produce approximately 600 million cf/d...

KBR awarded Oman LNG debottlenecking FEED contract
(5/16/2019) KBR has been awarded a front end engineering design contract by Oman LNG for the debottlenecking of its facility at Sur in the Sultanate of Oman...

EMGS to acquire CSEM survey in Norwegian Barents Sea
(5/16/2019) Electromagnetic Geosystems has entered into an agreement for a fully pre-funded multi-client 3D controlled source electromagnetic survey...

PGS concludes MC 3D GeoStreamer survey off Republic of Guinea
(5/15/2019) Petroleum Geo-Services has completed the acquisition of its multiclient 3D GeoStreamer seismic survey over Blocks A4 and A5 offshore Guinea...

Modular LNG pretreatment technology for Calcasieu Pass export facility
(5/15/2019) Honeywell has been selected by Venture Global LNG to provide pretreatment technology to remove various contaminants from natural gas...

Talon Petroleum completes acquisition of EnCounter Oil
(5/15/2019) Talon Petroleum has acquired EnCounter Oil and its UK North Sea exploration licenses 2363 and 2392, and their Skymoos and Rocket Prospects...

Aker BP gets Norway's PSA go-ahead for Hornet Main exploration well
(5/15/2019) The Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority has given Aker BP its consent to drill an exploration well in production license PL777 in the North Sea...

Lack of interest produced no bids for offered parcels off Nova Scotia
(5/15/2019) The Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board has reported its Call for Bids NS18-3 received no bids and the parcels will remain Crown land...

Empyrean confirms Jade & Topaz Prospects in China's Block 29/11
(5/15/2019) Empyrean Energy has advised that comprehensive analysis of 3D seismic data has confirmed the presence of well-defined low reflectivity zones...

Yemen's Houthi rebels dispatch drones to attack Saudi pipeline
(5/15/2019) Yesterday the Houthi rebels in Yemen launched a drone attack on Saudi Arabia's major East-West Pipeline, which carries approximately 5 million b/d...

GulfSlope Energy abandons Tau well allowing for re-entry
(5/14/2019) GulfSlope Energy has advised that it did not encounter producible hydrocarbon zones in its Tau Prospect exploration well in the US Gulf of Mexico...

NPD grants Lundin permit to drill wildcat near Edvard Grieg in North Sea
(5/14/2019) The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted the Norwegian subsidiary of Lundin Petroleum a permit to drill a wildcat exploration well...

Rovuma LNG development plan wins Mozambique government approval
(5/14/2019) Mozambique Rovuma Venture said today the government of Mozambique has approved its development plan for the Rovuma LNG Project...

Siccar Point taps down Blackrock well in UK West of Shetland
(5/14/2019) Siccar Point Energy has completed drilling the Blackrock exploration well in the West of Shetland region of the UK sector of the North Sea...

McDermott wins EPCI contract for Brazil's Sepia Field from Petrobras
(5/14/2019) McDermott International has received a significant contract from Petroleo Brasiliero for engineering, procurement, construction, and installation...

Schlumberger selects Google Cloud as a preferred cloud provider
(5/14/2019) Schlumberger has renewed and significantly expanded its agreement with Google Cloud to develop cloud-native E&P applications...
CGG set to shoot 1st MC OBN survey in US Gulf Mississippi Canyon
(5/14/2019) CGG is to commence its first multi-client ocean bottom node survey to be carried out in the US Gulf of Mexico...

Serinus puts Romania's Moftinu Gas Project online
(5/13/2019) Serinus Energy has brought the Moftinu Gas Project in Romania into production via its conventional start-up program with the Moftinu-1003 wella...

Equinor buys Shell's stake in US Gulf Caesar Tonga Field for $965 million
(5/13/2019) Equinor has exercised its preferential rights to acquire an additional 22.45% interest in the Caesar Tonga Field in the US Gulf of Mexico from Shell Offshore...

Hurricane Energy starts up UK North Sea Lancaster Field
(5/13/2019) Hurricane Energy has advised that the early production system development of the UK's Lancaster Field is underway...

Winstar resuming development operations onshore southern Tunisia
(5/13/2019) Serinus Energy has reported its subsidiary Winstar Tunisia has resumed production at the Chouech Es Saida Field onshore southern Tunisia...

Equinor gets NPD consent to commence production at Trestakk Field
(5/13/2019) The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted consent for start-up this month of the Trestakk Feld in the Norwegian Sea to Equinor...

Shell Midstream Partners ups stakes in Explorer & Colonial Pipelines
(5/13/2019) Shell Midstream Partners has agreed to acquire additional interest in Explorer Pipeline Company and in Colonial Pipeline Company...

Jadestone concludes infill drilling at Western Australia's Stag Field
(5/13/2019) Jadestone Energy has wound up its infill drilling program at the Stag oilfield offshore Western Australia in the Indian Ocean...

Columbus wins Bonasse license onshore SW Trinidad
(5/13/2019) Columbus Energy Resources has been granted a private petroleum license for the Bonasse License Area in the southwest peninsula of Trinidad...
Trelleborg awarded 3 major UK & Brazil buoyancy contracts
(5/12/2019) Trelleborg's offshore operation was recently awarded three major contracts for drilling riser buoyancy and associated riser protection...

Rosnedra affirms major Arctic oilfield in Yenisey River Delta
(5/12/2019) The Russian Mineral Resources Agency, Rosnedra, has confirmed the Payakha Fields near Dudinka in the Yenisey River Delta may contain 8.5 billion bbl...

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Another Perspective

Global discoveries on the rise

by Taiyab Zain Shariff, Rystad Energy

Oil and gas exploration is off to a flying start in 2019, with majors taking a bigger bite of the conventional resources discovered in the first quarter.
Global discoveries of conventional resources in the first quarter reached a robust 3.2 billion boe...⇒⇒⇒
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(5/16/2019) Trade closed today at the New York Mercantile Exchange (Nymex) and London's Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) with all of our monitored benchmarks higher at settlement by approximately US$1/bbl due to the present geopolitical threats abounding and their anticipated effect on global oil supply and demand...⇒⇒⇒
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