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Total withdrawing from $4 billion Iran South Pars Project
(8/20/2018) Iranian Petroleum Minister Bijan Zanganeh has revealed that Total has formally withdrawn from its participation in the giant South Pars Phase 11...

Goodrich taps down 2 Bethany-Longstreet wells in Louisiana
(8/20/2018) Goodrich Petroleum has reported completion results in two of its Haynesvile Shale production wells in the Bethany-Longstreet Field in DeSoto Parish...

Strike puts Jaws wells onstream in South Australia's Cooper Basin
(8/20/2018) Strike Energy has brought online its Jaws-1 wells in the Southern Cooper Basin Gas Project onshore South Australia in the PEL96 permit area...

Tower progressing toward 1st well on Cameroon's Thali Block
(8/20/2018) Tower Resources has completed its Environmental and Social Impact Assessment for its intended drilling on the Thali Block offshore Cameroon...

Transocean semisub mobilized for North Sea Agar Plantain wells
(8/20/2018) Azinor Catalyst Limited has advised that the Transocean Leader has been contracted to drill the Agar Plantain exploration and appraisal wells...

New Jersey Meadowlands pipeline given federal approval
8/20/2018) The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has given approval to the controversial plan to construct a pipeline in New Jersey's Meadowlands...
ConocoPhillips & PDVSA agree to $2 billion settlement
(8/20/2018) ConocoPhillips has entered into a settlement agreement with Petroleos de Venezuela, the Venezuelan state oil company, to recover some US$2 billion...

GeoPark achieves Jauke gasfield discovery in Chile
(8/20/2018) GeoPark has reported the successful drilling and testing of its Jauke-1 exploration well in the Fell Block onshore Chile's Strait of Magellan...

Two Shelf Drilling jackups contracted off Nigeria
(8/19/2018) Shelf Drilling has secured two new contracts for two of its jackup drilling rigs, the Resourceful and the Trident VIII, for Gulf of Guinea operations...

Keystone XL pipeline facing another environ review
(8/19/2018) TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline is still confronted by a number of legal challenges before it can be completed to its termination at the US Gulf coast...

Joint Philippines-China exploration upcoming in South China Sea
(8/19/2018) An agreement for the joint exploration for oil and gas in the region of the South China Sea termed the West Philippine Sea is expected soon...

Frontera's Acorazado-1 onshore Colombia set for testing
(8/19/2018) Frontera Energy has reported achieving positive drilling results from its Acorazado-1 exploration well on the Llanos 25 Block onshore Colombia...

Independent Oil & Gas preparing to drill UK North Sea Harvey well
(8/19/2018) Independent Oil & Gas has begun advanced preparation for the spudding of its Harvey exploration well in the UK sector of the Southern North Sea...

No change this week in US rotary rig count
(8/17/2018) Baker Hughes has reported that the US rig count was unchanged this week with a total of 1057 working rigs, which is 111 more than at this time last year...

Ineos given go-ahead to drill shale gas exploration well
(8/17/2018) Ineos has received permission to drill the first shale gas exploration well in Derbyshire County in England's East Midlands after months of opposition...
Talos takes 6 deepwater & 8 shallow water US Gulf blocks
(8/17/2018) Talos Energy was a top five bidder in the latest US Gulf of Mexico lease sale, being the high bidder on six deepwater and eight shallow water blocks...

Viking sub Mid-Con to drill 21 wells in eastern Kansas
(8/17/2018) Viking Energy Group has advised a notice of intention to drill 21 new wells in Kansas has been filed with the Kansas Corporation Commission...
Mitsubishi taking 25% stake in Bangladesh LNG terminal & FSRU
(8/17/2018) Mitsubishi Corporation has agreed to acquire interest in Summit LNG Terminal Company and develop a liquefied natural gas receiving terminal...

SDX test of South Disouq well in Egypt flows 16.1 million cf/d
(8/17/2018) SDX Energy has reported a successful production test was conducted in its SD-3X appraisal well onshore Egypt in the Nile Delta South Disouq Block...

Seabed Geosolutions wins US Gulf 4D OBN survey extension
(8/17/2018) The Seabed Geosolutions joint venture of Fugro and CGG has secured an extension to its recently awarded 4D ocean bottom node seismic survey...

Eland's JV sub Elcrest completes new producer in Nigeria's Opuama Field
(8/16/2018) The Eland Oil & Gas' Elcrest Exploration & Production Nigeria and Nigeria Petroleum Development Company have drilled and completed Opuama-10...

Range schedules 2 development wells in Trinidad's Beach Marcelle Field
(8/16/2018) Range Resources plans to drill two new development wells onshore Trinidad in the northeastern part of its operated Beach Marcelle Field...

Equinor Sigrun appraisal off Norway permanently plugged
(8/16/2018) Equinor has concluded drilling appraisal well 15/3-11 on the 15/3-4 Sigrun oil and gas discovery in PL025 of the Norwegian sector of the North Sea...

Repsol, Wintershall, Aker BP, & Equinor receive PSA drilling consents
(8/16/2018) The Petroleum Safety Authority of Norway has consented to drilling offshore Norway by subsidiaries of Repsol, Wintershall, Aker BP, and Equinor...

DNO prepping for 3-well, back-to-back exploratory drilling
(8/16/2018) DNO will commence drilling operations on the Baeshiqa Block in the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq in September with the first of three wells...

Open season launched on Seahorse Pipeline
(8/16/2018) Tallgrass Energy has launched an open season for commitments for crude oil transportation service from Cushing, Oklahoma to the Louisiana Coast...
Anglo African drilling producer on Congo's Tilapia Field
(8/15/2018) Anglo African Oil & Gas has advised that its subsidiary Petro Kouilou has begun drilling its TLP-103 well on the Tilapia Field off Republic of Congo...

Savannah scores 4th discovery in Niger's Agadem Basin
(8/15/2018) Savannah Petroleum has advised that the Eridal-1 exploration well is the fourth consecutive discovery in its current Niger drilling campaign...

Nord Stream 2 receives permits for Russian segment of pipeline
(8/15/2018) Gazprom, the Nord Stream 2 operator, has reported that the pipeline has received a permit for the installation of an underwater pipeline in Russian waters...

Woodside farming into Shell's Bulgarian Black Sea block
(8/15/2018) Woodside Petroleum has entered into a farm-in agreement with Shell International to acquire a 30% interest in the Khan Kubrat Block 1-14...

US Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 251 garners $178 million
(8/15/2018) The US Interior Department has advised the region-wide US Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 251 generated US$178,069,406 in high bids for 144 tracts...

Carrizo buys Devon Delaware Basin assets for $215 million
(8/15/2018) Carrizo Oil & Gas has agreed to acquire Texas and New Mexico Delaware Basin properties from Devon Energy for US$215 million in cash...

CNOOC contracts Aker Solutions for South China Sea umbilicals
(8/15/2018) Aker Solutions has won orders valued at more than US$41.2 million to deliver power umbilical systems to the Liuhua oilfields offshore Hong Kong...

Oil discovery in Western Flank of South Australia's Cooper Basin
(8/15/2018) Senex Energy has reported achieving an oil discovery in South Australia's sector of the Cooper Basin in the Western Flank with the first well drilled...

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From the Editor

Rigs for recycling dumped in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan

Dev George
Managing Editor

Up to 80% of offshore drilling rigs, platforms, FPSOs, and allied vessels end their days in India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan, with most others seeing their final existence end in Turkey and China. With their numbers growing significantly as the aging fleet is replaced with newer versions of them, even more offshore units are to be decommissioned, with most of them to be cut up and recycled and only a few finding another purpose, including as a seafloor coral habitat...⇒⇒⇒
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Crude prices climb slightly due to weak demand outlook

(8/16/2018) Trade at the New York Mercantile Exchange (Nymex) and London's Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) steadied with partial recovery of the losses of the past few days brought about by a large build in US domestic inventories and concern that crude demand is lessening...⇒⇒⇒
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