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LLOG scores deepwater US Gulf discovery in Mississippi Canyon
LLOG Exploration has achieved a new deepwater discovery in the US Gulf of Mexico's Mississippi Canyon Block 387 with its Nearly Headless Nick...

NIOC makes light, sweet oil discovery in Iran's Abadan area
(1/23/2019) National Iranian Oil Corporation has achieved a discovery of light, sweet oil near the southwest city of Abadan in Khuzestan Province on Minoo Island...
Cairn to drill 3 operated exploration wells off UK & Norway this year
(1/23/2019) Cairn Energy has revealed that it intends to drill a total of four exploration wells across a variety of play types in the UK and Norway during 2019...

Helix to plug & abandon US Gulf Green Canyon well
(1/22/2019) Helix Energy Solutions Group has acquired from Marathon Oil Corporation certain operating depths associated with the US Gulf of Mexico Droshky Prospect...
New gross split PSC applied to Indonesia's Duyung Block & Mako gasfield
(1/22/2019) Empyrean Energy has advised that Gaffney Cline & Associates has concluded its resource audit of the Mako gasfield in the Duyung Block...

First oil flows from Santos' Van Gogh Field off Western Australia
(1/22/2019) Santos has reported achieving first oil from its two-well Van Gogh infill project offshore Western Australia in the Exmouth Basin...

Sonatrach & CHEC contracted for LNG infrastructure at El Djedid, Algeria
(1/22/2019) Algeria's national company Sonatrach has paired with China Harbor Engineering Company to undertake construction of an LNG marine jetty...

CGG extending Gabon deepwater multi-client data with long-offset 2D shoot
(1/22/2019) CGG is building on its successful 25,000 sq km 3D BroadSeis survey by extending its Gabon multi-client data footprint with a 9,800-km long-offset 2D...

Calima's Tommy a-54 well in British Columbia a winner
(1/22/2019) Calima Energy’s Calima-1 vertical exploration well has reached a total depth of 1,872.5 meters and encountered the top of the Montney Formation...

UKOG ups stake in onshore UK Isle of Wight license
(1/22/2019) UK Oil & Gas has completed its acquisition of Solo Oil's 30% interest in the UK Isle of Wight onshore license PEDL331 with Oil & Gas Authority approval...

Sacgasco takes over operations of California Sacramento Basin fields
(1/21/2019) Sacgasco has executed an agreement to acquire interests in the Alvares, Dempsey, and Dempsey Trend Projects in California's Sacramento Basin...

Origin ready to drill Beetaloo Project in northern Territory, Australia
(1/21/2019) Falcon Oil & Gas has reported that Origin Energy B2, its joint venture and the operator of the Beetaloo Project has retained the Ensign Australia Rig 963...

Genel farms into Chevron's Sarta & Qara Dagh Blocks in Kurdistan
(1/21/2019) Chevron is farming out stakes in the Sarta and Qara Dagh production sharing blocks in Kurdistan Iraq to Genel Energy for phases payments...

Accident while drilling Gjoekaasen Barents Sea exploration well
(1/21/2019) Equinor has temporarily halted its drilling operations in the Gjoekaasen exploration well in the Norwegian Barents Sea after a well incident last week...

Real Energy's Tamarama-2 proven commercial on test
(1/21/2019) Real Energy has reported that the Tamarama-2 well in southwestern Queensand has achieved a flowrate of 2.0 million cf/d on the initial flowtest...

Alberta's Wizard Lake Rex Field confirmed commercial
(1/21/2019) Whitebark Energy has reported an increase in its oil production of more than 200%, after flowtesting the Wizard Lake Rex horizontal oilwell...

More than 66 killed in Mexican pipeline explosion due to illegal tapping
(1/19/2019) Mexican authorities have reported that at least 66 people have been killed and a minimum of 76 have been injured in a fuel pipeline explosion...

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From the Editor

Trump pro-oil stance mostly talk, little action

Dev George
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After two years in office, the administration of US President Donald Trump, although ostensibly pro-oil, has had only a minor effect on the industry other than offering tweets and a great deal of rhetoric mostly lacking in substance and serving simply as self-aggrandizement...⇒⇒⇒
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Crude futures rise on OPEC output cut & US-China trade improving

(1/18/2019) Prices of crude futures rose today by approximately 3% at the New York Mercantile Exchange (Nymex) and London's Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) with the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) acting to reduce the global oversupply in crude inventories with new output quotas set for members and with indications that the US-China trade war may be lessening...⇒⇒⇒
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