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Pemex discovers half-billion bbl oilfield onshore Tabasco state
Octavio Romero Oropeza, CEO at Petroleos Mexicanos has reported the discovery of a new oilfield, Quesqui, in southeastern Mexico's Tabasco state...

Rockrose to drill 2 infill wells on UK North Sea West Brae Field
(12/11/2019) Rockrose Energy has advised that the Noble Houston Colbert jackup drilling rig is preparing to drill the first of two planned infill development wells...

Archer Topaz bound for 2+ years operations in North Sea
(12/11/2019) Archer has entered into a letter of intent with a North Sea operator for the provision of drilling services using the modular drilling rig Archer Topaz...

Total agrees to implement its onshore Libya Waha Concessions participation
(12/11/2019) Total and Libya's National Oil Corporation, with the agreement of the Government of Libya, have signed an agreement for Total's participation...

Springfield finds 1.5 billion bbl oil & 0.7 Tcf gas offshore Ghana
(12/11/2019) Springfield Exploration & Production has discovered 1.5 billion bbl oil and 0.7 Tcf of gas with its Afina-1x exploration well in West Cape Three Points...

Shearwater starts Total South Africa's offshore seismic shoot
(12/11/2019) Total E&P South Africa's new marine seismic acquisition programs on Block 11B/12B offshore South Africa is now underway by Shearwater...

Talos buys ILX, Castex, and Venari US Gulf assets for $640 million
(12/11/2019) Talos Energy has entered into a series of definitive agreements to acquire a broad portfolio of US Gulf of Mexico producing assets, exploration prospects...

Liberia to offer 9 offshore blocks in 2020
(12/11/2019) The Liberia Petroleum Regulatory Authority has announced the launch of its next licensing round, expected to commence in April 2020...

JDC receives new drilling contract for Hakuryu-11 jackup rig
(12/11/2019) Japan Drilling Company has secured additional work for its Hakuryu-11 jackup drilling rig that will continue its drilling operations offshore Vietnam...

Chevron pegs $20 billion for 2020 operations
(12/10/2019) Chevron Corporation has reported it intends to carry out a 2020 organic capital and exploratory spending program of US$20...
BW Energy taps down 1st Dussafu Phase 2 Tortue well
(12/10/2019) The BW Energy subsidiary of BW Offshore has completed the first Dussafu Marin Phase 2 Tortue well DTM-4H well offshore Gabon...

Devon in deal with Dow to develop Oklahoma's STACK acreage
(12/10/2019) Devon Energy has entered into an agreement with Dow to jointly develop a portion of the company's STACK acreage in central Oklahoma...

Ocean Infinity to shoot ultra high resolution seismic survey off Angola
(12/10/2019) Ocean Infinity has been awarded a contract by Total E&P Angola to conduct 2D ultra high-resolution seismic surveys and seabed soil sampling...

Vintage prepping to drill Vali-1 exploration well in Queensland
(12/10/2019) Vintage Energy, operator of Queensland, Australia's ATP 2021 Joint Venture has advised the SLR-185 rig has been released to the Vali-1 drillsite...

Poland's PGNiG & Ukraine's ERU link up for Ukraine E&P
(12/10/2019) Polskie Gornictwo Naftowe i Gazownictwo has signed an agreement with Energy Resources Ukraine for joint gas exploration and production...

Petrobras completes sale of 34 fields onshore Brazil's Potiguar Basin
(12/10/2019) Petroleo Brasileiro has completed the sale of its entire stake in 34 onshore production fields in the Potiguar Basin in Brazil's Rio Grande do Norte...
ADES wins onshore Kuwait deep drilling contracts
(12/10/2019) ADES International Holding has been awarded its first onshore deep drilling contracts in Kuwait under its turnkey arrangement with Baker Hughes...

Var Energi adds 150,000 boe/d off Norway with ExxonMobil acquisition
(12/10/2019) Var Energi has completed the acquisition of ExxonMobil's upstream business in Norway, doubling its production from the Norwegian Shelf...

Trident XIV wins another contract extension off Nigeria
(12/9/2019) Shelf Drilling has advised its Trident XIV jackup drilling rig operating offshore Nigeria on behalf of ExxonMobil, has had its contract extended again...

Drilling set for Western Australia's Lockyer Deep-1
(12/9/2019) Norwest Energy has approved a joint venture resolution to drill the EP368 exploration well at Lockyer Deep in Western Australia east of Waitsia...

Equinor's Echino Sur exploration well off Norway all wet
(12/9/2019) The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has reported that Equinor's Echino Sur well in the Norwegian North Sea has been found to be water wet...

KrisEnergy building platform for Cambodia's Apsara Field development
(12/9/2019) KrisEnergy has commenced construction of the minimum facilities wellhead platform for the Apsara Field in Block A of the Cambodian Gulf of Thailand...

Predator prepping for Guercif drilling program onshore Morocco
(12/9/2019) Predator Oil & Gas has revealed its drilling plans for the Guercif Permits I, II, III, and IV onshore Morocco which it operates with 75% interest...

Equinor given go-ahead to drill Helleneset exploration well off Norway
(12/9/2019) The Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority has given Equinor consent for exploration drilling in Block 30/6 in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea...

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Oil Industry Shakeup Looming in the Permian Basin

Dev George
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Opportunities and Challenges in the Permian, a white paper commissioned by Hastings Equity Partners in partnership with the University of Houston Energy Research, has revealed major industry consolidation looming, a pending bottleneck to meet export demand at the Port of Corpus Christi, and an industry challenge to transport the natural gas that is a byproduct of the crude oil extraction process...⇒⇒⇒
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