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Repsol gas discovery in Sumatra confirmed at 1.5 Tcf
The Indonesian government's industry regulator, SKK Migas, has confirmed a gas discovery has been made by Repsol at its operated Sakakemang Block...

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...

Benthic & Asian Geos finalize geotech survey of Limbayong Field
(2/19/2019) Benthic and partner Asian Geos have successfully completed their geotechnical investigation in the Limbayong Field, offshore Sabah, Malaysia...

Equinor picks Wood for Vigdis IOR Project in Norwegian North Sea
(219/2019) Wood has been awarded a US$13 million contract by for the Vigdis boosting station increased oil recovery (IOR) Project offshore Norway...

Great Australian Bight Stromlo-1 exploration well enviro plan released
(2/19/2019) Equinor has released its draft environment plan for the proposed Stromlo-1 exploration drilling program in permit EPP 39 in the Great Australian Bight...

JFMS completes diving spread on Premier's Balmoral Field
(2/19/2019) James Fisher Marine Services has completed provision of a nitrox diving spread in the UK North Sea utilizing a gravity-based LARS system...

Transocean adds automated drilling control in Norwegian operations
(2/19/2019) Transocean has agreed with Equinor to license and install automated drilling control systems on four of its high-spec, harsh environment rigs...

TechnipFMC & DOF Subsea pipelay vessel chartered by Petrobras
(2/19/2019) Petroleo Brasileiro has chartered the TechnipFMC and DOF Subsea owned Skandi Olinda, a Brazilian-flagged flexible lay and construction vessel...

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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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Despite soaring US output, crude prices climb 1%

(2/20/2019) Trade today at the New York Mercantile Exchange (Nymex) and London's Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) saw another small reversal as investors banked on anticipation that global oil markets will move into balance later this year as a result of the 1.2 million b/d reductions in total output by members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, Russia...⇒⇒⇒
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