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Total quits Nasua-1 wildcat offshore French Guiana
(2/22/2019) Total has concluded its drilling of wildcat exploration well Nasua-1 offshore French Guiana in the deepwater sector of its Guyane Maritime Block...

BP boosting output from Azerbaijan's Shah Deniz & ACG Fields
(2/22/2019) BP is ramping up production from Azerbaijan's Shah Deniz gasfield and preparing to further develop the east and central Azeri Field in Caspian Sea...

Aker Solutions to develop digital twin for Wintershall's Nova field
(2/22/2019) Aker Solutions has been contracted by Wintershall to build a complete digital replica of the Nova production system to enable data driven engineering...

One worker killed, 6 injured in attacks on Anadarko Project in Mozambique
(2/22/2019) Anadarko Petroleum has reported that its liquefied natural gas project onshore Mozambique was targeted by insurgents...

Bahamas Petroleum licenses extended to yearend 2020
(2/222019) Bahamas Petroleum Company has received formal notification from the Government of The Bahamas as to the second exploration period terms...

Jamaica's Colibri Prospect upgraded to 229 million bbl recoverable
(2/22/2019) United Oil & Gas has received a competent person's report from ERC Equipoise covering the Walton-Morant license offshore Jamaica...

US rotary rig count drops 4 rigs this week to 1047
(2/22/2019) Baker Hughes has reported that there were four less active rigs at work in the United States this week to lower the rig count to 1047...

Gran Tierra acquires strategic Colombia Putumayo & Llanos concessions
(2/22/2019) Gran Tierra Energy has concluded agreements with private companies to acquire operating interests in key Colombian Putumayo and Llanos Provinces...

North Sea phantom volcanoes that held off drilling never existed
(2/21/2019) University of Aberdeen geologists have discovered the supposed phantom volcanoes that kept part of the North Sea unexplored do not exist...

Targa selling 45% interest in Targa Badlands & its North Dakota assets
(2/21/2019) Targa Resources has entered into definitive agreements to sell a 45% interest in Targa Badlands and all of Targa's assets for US$1.6 billion...

Ten oil workers killed in minibus attack in eastern Syria
(2/21/2019) At least 10 people were killed and a number were wounded today when a minibus transporting oil workers was targeted in a bombing in eastern Syria...
Shearwater shooting new Brazil Campos Basin MC 3D seismic for TGS
(2/21/2019) TGS Nopec Geophysical has retained Shearwater GeoServices to carry out a new multi-client 3D seismic survey in the Campos Basin offshore Brazil...

N-Sea contracted for 2 UK North Sea IRM projects
(2/21/2019) Subsea provider N-Sea has been awarded two multi-million pound contracts for diving inspection, repair, and maintenance in the U North Sea...

Algerian gas project development on track for gas out by end of H1 2019.
(2/21/2019) Neptune Energy and Sonatrach have reported first gas flow at their Touat Project in Algeria as part of the commissioning procedure targeting production...

EMGS awarded $20 million SE Asia data acquisition contract
(2/21/2019) Electromagnetic Geoservices has received a letter of award from an undisclosed customer for a data acquisition survey in southeast Asia...
Devon divesting Canadian & Barnett Shale assets
(2/21/2019) Devon Energy has advised that it intends to pursue the separation of its Canadian and Barnett Shale assets to complete its transformation...

Drillship Stena Forth to drill Guyana Orinduik Block prospect
(2/20/2019) Eco Atlantic Oil & Gas and its partners in the Orinduik Block offshore Guyana have contracted the Stena Forth drillship to drill the Jethro-Lobe well...

Spectrum shooting Argentine Colorado Basin MC-2D seismic survey
(2/20/2019) Spectrum Geo has begun a new 20,000-km 2D survey in the Colorado and Salado Basins offshore Argentina to tie with Spectrum's 35,000-km survey...

Petrobras adds P-76 FPSO production on Brazil's Buzios Field
(2/20/2019) Petroleos Brasileiro has started oil and gas production on the Buzios Field offshore Brazil in the pre-salt Santos Basin approximately 210 km offshore...

Valeura drilling Devepinar-1 in Turkey's Thrace Basin
(2/20/2019) Valeura Energy spudded the Devepinar-1 appraisal well yesterday onshore Turkey's Thrace Basin some 20 km west of the Inanli-1 appraisal well...

CGG launches HampsonRussell 10.4 Deep Feed Forward Neural Network
(2/20/2019) CGG's GeoSoftware has launched new reservoir characterization solutions, HampsonRussell 10.4, Jason 10.0, and PowerLog 10.0...

Spirit to decommission Morecambe Bay gas platforms
(2/20/2019) Spirit Energy is submitting plans to decommission two normally unmanned installations in UK's Morecambe Bay that have ceased to produce gas...

Real Energy prepping for production at Queensland's Windorah Project
(2/20/2019) Real Energy is presently gathering data and reservoir parameters at its Tamarama-2 and -3 wells in the Windorah Gas Project in Queensland...

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From the Editor

Trump pro-oil stance mostly talk, little action

Dev George
Managing Editor


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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Near motionless market leaves crude prices near same

(2/21/2019) Trade today at the New York Mercantile Exchange (Nymex) and London's Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) was lackluster with our monitored benchmarks barely recording any price changes. Tapis was down US$.41 but none of the other crudes moved more than 9 cents to settlement...⇒⇒⇒
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