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Deepwater Drilling
by Peter Aird
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Santos Dorado-2 a major discovery off Western Australia
Santos has reported its Dorado-2 appraisal well has confirmed a major oil and gas resource in the Bedout Basin, offshore Western Australia...

Inpex agrees to build LNG plant in Indonesia
(6/16/2019) Inpex has agreed in principle with the Indonesian government to construct the Abadi liquefied natural gas plant in eastern Indonesia's Masela Block...

Meritage launches open season for US Thunder Creek NGL pipeline
(6/16/2019) Meritage Midstream Services II has advised its subsidiary, Thunder Creek NGL Pipeline will launch a binding open season to secure volume dedications...

Pioneering Spirit removes Valhall quarters platform from field center
(6/16/2019) Aker BP has reported that the original quarters platform on the Valhall Field in the southern Norwegian sector of the North Sea has been safely removed...

Fugro completes 1st Malaysian offshore seep hunt, starts 2nd
(6/16/2019) Fugro has concluded the first of three seep hunts in Malaysian waters on behalf of the national oil and gas company Petroliam Nasional...

Japan rejects US claim that Iran attacked its tanker in Gulf of Oman
(6/16/2019) Japan's Transport Minister Keiichi Ishii said today that it is not known who carried out the attacks on the Japanese-owned tanker Kokuka Courageous...

Hungary's largest oilfield discovery in decades made in south
(6/14/2019) Aspect Energy affiliate Hungarian Horizon Energy and TDE Services have made the largest oil field discovery in the country in the last three decades...
Parex tests Andina Norte-1 in Colombia at 3,406 b/d & 5.8 million cf/d
(6/14/2019) Parex Resources and Colombia's Ecopetrol advised that hydrocarbons in the Andina Norte-1 exploration well have produced a combined 3,406 b/d...

Jordan makes new gas discovery in Risha gasfield
(6/14/2019) Jordan National Petroleum Company has reported achieving the discovery of a new well in the Risha gasfield in eastern Jordan near its border with Iraq...

Damaging fire on South Pars platform extinguished
(6/14/2019) The SPD9 platform in the South Pars gasfield in the northern part of the Iranian sector of the Persian Gulf was struck by a fire late Wednesday...

Petrobras concludes sale of 90% stake in Brazilian pipeline
(6/14/2019) Petroleo Brasileiro has closed sale of 90% of its stake in Transportadora Associada de Gas, owner and operator of 4,500 km of gas pipelines in Brazil...

US rotary rig count down 6 rigs this week to 969
(6/14/2019) Baker Hughes has reported that there were six fewer rigs actively drilling in the United States rotary rig fleet this week, which brought the rig count to 969...

Subsea 7 awarded Sverdrup Phase 2 contract off Norway
(6/14/2019) Subsea 7 has been awarded a contract for some 100 km of subsea pipeline for the Johan Sverdrup Phase 2 Project in the Norwegian North Sea...

3D seismic derisks Melbana's Beehive Prospect offshore Australia
(6/14/2019) Melbana Energy has advised that preliminary interpretation of the newly acquired Beehive 3D Seismic Survey confirms its Beehive Prospect...

Mexico cancels October bidding for JVs with Pemex
(6/14/2019) The Mexican government's oil regulator, Comision Nacional de Hidrocarburos, has cancelled the 31 October bidding round...

Canacol tests new gas discovery in Colombia at 33 million cf/d
(6/13/2019) Canacol Energy has reported results of its Acordeon-1 exploration well located on its 100%-operated VIM 5 Block in the Lower Magdalena Valley...

Two more tankers attacked in Gulf of Oman
(6/13/2019) The Japanese-owned tanker Kokuka Courageous and the Norwegian-owned tanker Front Altair were attacked this morning in the Gulf of Oman...

Talos' Bulleit appraisal in US Gulf confirms commercial oil
(6/13/2019) Otto Energy has reported the evaluation of the upper DTR-10 target in the Bulleit oil appraisal well operated by Talos Energy, has confirmed the well...

Glencore selling Chad oilfields Mangara, Badila & Krim
(6/13/2019) Glencore has put its three oilfields in western Chad up for sale, according to sources, as it reorders its portfolio to exit oil production after asset writedowns...

Ion expands 2D MC seismic program off Newfoundland
(6/13/2019) Ion Geophysical has advised that due to continued client interest, the second phase of GrandSPAN has now more than doubled in size...

C-Innovation to perform riserless light well intervention in US Gulf
(6/13/2019) C-Innovation, an affiliate of Edison Chouest Offshore, has been awarded a significant contract to perform riserless light well intervention activities for BP...

Magus Engineering to manage drilling of Rex-2 well in Alberta
(6/12/2019) Whitebark Energy has appointed Magus Engineering to manage its drilling operations for the upcoming Rex-2 well in its Wizard Lake program in Alberta...

Prime Rock & New Dawn to jointly develop Louisiana Austin Chalk targets
(6/12/2019) Lime Rock Partners' Prime Rock Resources and New Dawn Energy have concluded an agreement to jointly develop assets contributed by each...
SAExploration completes its largest shallow water OBN project in India
(6/12/2019) SAExploration has successfully completed its largest shallow water ocean-bottom seismic project with its Arabian Sea ocean bottom node survey...

Reliance, BP to develop deepest gas discovery in India's KG-D6 Block
(6/12/2019) Reliance Industries and its partner BP have sanctioned development of their deepest gas discovery in the KG-D6 Block offshore northeastern India...

Tornio Manga LNG terminal commences operation in northern Finland
(6/12/2019) The Tornio Manga liquefied natural gas receiving terminal was inaugurated yesterday by the Manga LNG joint venture...

Libra Consortium takes final investment decision on Mero-2 FPSO
(6/12/2019) The Libra Consortium has made a final investment decision to contract the Mero-2 FPSO for the Mero Field in Brazil's offshore Santos Basin...

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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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Tanker attacks off Oman send crude futures higher

(6/13/2019) Tensions in the Middle East have steadily grown ever since US President Trump withdrew the US from the 2015 multinational nuclear treaty and commenced the re-imposition of sanctions on the Iranian oil industry, and although there is nothing to tie Iran to last month's attack on four tankers in the Persian Gulf or yesterday's attack on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman...⇒⇒⇒
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