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LLOG scores deepwater US Gulf discovery in Mississippi Canyon
(1/14/2019) LLOG Exploration has achieved a new deepwater discovery in the US Gulf of Mexico's Mississippi Canyon Block 387 with its Nearly Headless Nick...

BP Canada cuts offshore Nova Scotia exploration
(1/15/2019) The Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (CNSOPB) has revealed that BP Canada is reducing its planned oil and gas exploration offshore the province by relinquishing roughly half of its concession area...

Eni & Oman Oil sign up for Oman's onshore Block 47
(1/15/2019) Ente Nazionale Idrocarburi and state company Oman Oil have entered into an exploration and production sharing agreement for onshore Block 47...

Norway's claim of exclusive Arctic oil exploration at stake in crab case
(1/15/2019) Norwegian oil and gas industry participants are closely watching a case before the Norwegian Supreme Court involving fishing rights for the snow crab...

Record number of awards this year in Norway's Predefined Areas
(1/15/2019) The Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum & Energy has today offered 83 production licenses on the Norwegian Shelf in the APA 2018...

CGG shooting new high-density 3D seismic in Oklahoma's SCOOP & STACK
(1/15/2019) CGG has commenced acquisition of a new high-density 3D seismic survey in the Anadarko Basin of Oklahoma with the tightest acquisition parameters...

Rig contracted to drill Strike's West Erregulla-2 well in Australia's Perth Basin
(1/14/2019) Strike Energy and Warrego Energy have contracted the Easternwell 106 land rig and set the sequence of their respective drilling programs...

OMV ups recoverable resources in Wisting discovery
(1/14/2019) The OMV Norge unit of Osterreichischen Mineralolverwaltung has advised that reserves have increased in its Wisting discovery in the Barents Sea...

Development of SDX's Egyptian operations set to start
(1/14/2019) SDX Energy has reported that its development lease at South Disouq, which it operates with 55% interest, has been approved by the authorities...

CGX farming out Guyana Corentyne & Demerara Blocks
(1/14/2019) CGX Energy has advised that it and Frontera Energy have amended their agreement for Frontera to farm into the Corentyne and Demerara Blocks...

Equinor given consent to drill Norwegian Sea wildcat
(1/14/2019)The Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority has given its consent to Equinor for the drilling of an as-yet unnamed exploration well in the Norwegian Sea...

Ocean GreatWhite prepping to drill North Sea wells for Siccar Point
(1/13/2019) Diamond Offshore's Ocean GreatWhite, the world's largest semisubmersible drilling rig, has arrived at Scotland's Kishorn Port...

Southern Star launches new open season for Oklahoma pipeline
(1/13/2019) Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline has begun a new non-binding open season to identify market growth and supply access opportunities...

Royale & CRPC strike gas in Rio Vista Field
(1/13/2019) Royale Energy and joint venture partner California Resources Production Corporation have achieved a natural gas discovery onshore California...

Petrofac & Serikandi contracted for engineering design by Brunei Shell
(1/13/2018) Petrofac and its partner Serikandi Oilfield & Services have secured a multi-annual engineering design services contract to support Brunei LNG...

Iraq & Iran rev up joint E&P at 2 oilfields on shared boundary
(1/13/2019) Iraq and Iran have expanded their joint exploration and production agreement along their shared border by commencing new E&P at two fields...

Eni pens exploration pact with Bahrain NOGA for Block 1
(1/13/2019) Ente Nazionale Idrocarburi has revealed that it signed a memorandum of understanding with Bahrain's National Oil & Gas Authority...

Sharjah grants Eni 3 onshore exploration concessions
(1/13/2019) Sharjah National Oil Corporation has awarded Ente Nazionale Idrocarburi the onshore Areas A, B, and C Exploration Concessions offered last year...
Lukoil wraps up testing of 4th appraisal well in Iraq's Eridu Field
(1/13/2019 OGI: Moscow) Lukoil has reported the successfully completion of the testing of its fourth well as part of the Eridu Field appraisal program in Block 10 in southern Iraq...

Parex's Capachos well onshore Colombia's Llanos Basin tests 3,800 b/d
(1/13/2019) Parex Resources has advised that its Capachos Block Andina-2 well in Colombia's Llanos Basin Guadalupe Formation has tested 3,800 b/d...

Phoenix & CNOOC to build first LNG terminal in Philippines
(1/11/2019) Phoenix & CNOOC to build first LNG terminal in Philippines linked to LNG directory page...

Aker set to complete successful Pecan Field appraisal well off Ghana
(1/11/2019) Aker Energy, as operator of the Deepwater Tano Cape Three Points Block offshore Ghana is to complete drilling its successful Pecan-4A appraisal well...

US rotary rig count remains the same this week at 1075
(1/11/2019) Baker Hughes has reported that there was no change in the US rig count this week with the total of working rotary rigs again 1075...

Canacol taps into 266 ft pay in Colombia with Nelson producer
(1/11/2019) Canacol Energy's Nelson-13 development well in Colombia's Esperanza Exploitation & Production Contract area Basin has encountered 266 ft net pay...

Rose & Rockies Standard add acreage in Utah's Paradox Basin
(1/11/2019) Rose Petroleum and Rockies Standard Oil Company, its joint venture partner have acquired a 75% interest in an additional 1,920 gross acres...

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From the Editor

Crude futures fall on Chinese economic slowdown

Dev George
Managing Editor


(1/14/2019) Crude futures for the week were off by almost 2% today at the New York Mercantile Exchange (Nymex) and London's Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) as oil markets adjusted to weakening Chinese imports and exports that many see as indicative of a worldwide economic slowdown that may negatively affect crude demand...⇒⇒⇒
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Week's trade down near 2% with all but Tapis lower today

(1/11/2019) Crude futures for the week were off by almost 2% today at the New York Mercantile Exchange (Nymex) and London's Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) but our monitored benchmarks closed today with all but Tapis lower as worries about global economic growth permeated markets..⇒⇒⇒
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