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Total makes major gas condensate discovery offshore South Africa
(11/14/2019) Total has made a significant gas condensate discovery on the Brulpadda Prospects 175 km off South Africa's southern coast in Outeniqua Basin...

Karoon contracts Stena Forth drillship for Peru's Marina-1 exploration well
(11/15/2019) Karoon Energy has executed binding agreements with Stena Drilling and Tullow Oil to contract the Stena Forth dynamically positioned drillship...

Archirodon wins Adnoc EPC contract for Abu Dhabi Bab Field
(11/15/2019) Abu Dhabi National Oil Company has awarded a major engineering, procurement, and construction contract to Archirodon Construction Overseas...

Senegal launching 1st licensing round with 10 blocks on offer
(11/15/2019) Senegal's national oil company Societe des Petroles du Senegal is offering ten offshore exploration blocks in the first offshore licensing round...

ION wins 2-year contract for OBN data processing & imaging
(11/15/2019) ION Geophysical has been awarded a large two-year ocean bottom nodal data processing and imaging contract by Arabian Geophysical and Surveying...
DNO makes oil & gas discovery in Kurd Iraq
(11/15/2019) DNO has reported an oil and gas discovery onshore the Kurdistan Region of northern Iraq with its Baeshiqa-2 exploration well in the Baeshiqa Block...

Open season on Whistler Pipeline from Waha to Agua Dulce, Texas
(11/15/2019) Whistler Pipeline has launched a binding open season to solicit commitments for the remaining capacity on Texas' Whistler Pipeline...

US rotary rig count down 11 rigs this week at 806
(11/15/2019) Baker Hughes has reported that there were 11 fewer active drilling rigs operating this week in the United States rotary rig fleet, lowering the count to 806...

Shelf Drilling secures rig contracts in Egypt, India, & Nigeria
(11/15/2019) Shelf Drilling has reported receiving a number of new contracts for its drilling rigs including three major assignments for three of its jackups...

GeoPark acquires Amerisur Resources & Colombia blocks
(11/15/2019) GeoPark Limited has acquired Amerisur Resources as part of its strategy of continued expansion for long-term growth in reserves and production...

Shell seeks to prove deepwater discovery offshore Namibia
(11/15/2019) Royal Dutch Shell has revealed it has sound data indicating a world-class deepwater petroleum system offshore Namibia north of the South Africa border...

SundaGas & Timor Gap granted offshore license by Timor Leste
(11/14/19) Timor Leste's Autoridade Nacional do Petroleo e Minerais has awarded the Timor Sea offshore TL-SO-19-16 Block to SundaGas and Timor Gap...

Udenna set to acquire Chevron stake in Philippines' Malampaya Project
(11/14/2019) Philippine company Udenna has reported signing an agreement to acquire Chevron's 45% interest in the Shell Philippines-operated Malampaya Project...

Saipem picked by Esso for Guyana Payara subsea project
(11/14/2019) Saipem has been awarded a subsea contract by ExxonMobil subsidiary Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited for the Payara development...

Micoperi OSV Rema attacked by pirates in Mexico's Campeche Bay
(11/14/2019) The Mexican Navy has reported the Micoperi offshore supply vessel Rema was besieged Tuesday while operating west of Ciudad del Carmen...

Subsea 7 completes Borr semisubmersible hull inspection in North Sea
(11/14/2019) Subsea 7's i-Tech 7 has completed an underwater inspection in lieu of dry-docking with its hull inspection for Borr Drilling's Paragon MSS-1 floater...

ConocoPhillips given go-ahead for North Sea Tor 2 redevelopment
(11/14/2019) Norway's Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has approved ConocoPhillips' redevelopment plan for the Tor 2 Field in the southern Norwegian North Sea...

IEA Outlook sees deep disparities in global energy system
(11/14/2019) The International Energy Agency has released its annual World Energy Outlook 2019 that points out deep disparities that define the energy world...

BMT delivers Helang FPSO mooring line monitoring system
(11/13/2019) A mooring line monitoring system for the Helang floating production, storage, and offloading vessel project in Malaysia has been delivered...
Maersk Developer awarded 2-well contract offshore Trinidad
(11/13/2019) The Maersk Drilling unit of Maersk Oil & Gas, a subsidiary of AP Moller-Maersk has entered into a contract with BG International for work off Trinidad...

Tambak-1 exploration well off Indonesia reached intermediate depth
(11/13/2019) Conrad Petroleum's West Natuna Exploration Limited, operator of the Duyung Block offshore Indonesia, has drilled the Tambak-1 exploration well...

Align & Elevate merge East Texas pipeline assets
(11/13/2019) Align Midstream Partners II and Elevate Midstream Partners have merged their respective East Texas assets in the United States...
KrisEnergy contracts wellhead platform for Cambodia's Apsara Field
(11/13/2019) KrisEnergy's Apsara subsidiary in Cambodia has signed a letter of award with Profab for supply of a minimum facilities wellhead platform...

Cote d'Ivoire puts 5 blocks up for possible licensing
(11/13/2019) Cote d'Ivoire is launching a new licensing round offering five blocks offshore the West African nation in the eastern sedimentary basin...

AAOG lines up Societe de Forage Peroliers for rig to drill Tilapia well off Congo
(11/13/2019) Anglo African Oil & Gas has reported concluding an agreement with Societe de Forage Petroliers for a rig to carry out drilling operations...

Spirit Energy up for sale by Centrica and Stadtwerke Muenchen
(11/12/2019) Centrica and Stadtwerke Muenchen have put their joint venture Spirit Energy on the market with letters to potential buyers of the North Sea producer...
Mitsui, MOL, & Marubeni join Modec in Buzios FPSO in Brazil
(11/12/2019) Modec has entered into agreements with Mitsui, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL), and Marubeni to undertake a long-term FPSO charter business...

Polarcus & Argas to collaborate in MENA seismic projects
(11/12/2019) Polarcus has conclude a memorandum of understanding with Arabian Geophysical & Surveying Company to collaborate on seismic projects...
SDX launches gas production from 4 wells in Egypt's South Disouq
(11/12/2019) SDX Energy has commenced production at its operated South Disouq Concession in Egypt by flowing its four discovery wells...

Wintershall Dea to drill 2 deepwater exploration wells in Norwegian Sea
(11/12/2019) The Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority has given Wintershall Dea its consent for the drilling of two exploration wells in the Norwegian Sea...

UKOG wraps up Horse Hill horizontal well in southern England
(11/12/2019) UK Oil & Gas has successfully completed its Horse Hill-2z Portland horizontal drilling campaign in PEDLs 137 and 246 in southern England...

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Oil Industry Shakeup Looming in the Permian Basin

Dev George
Managing Editor


Opportunities and Challenges in the Permian, a white paper commissioned by Hastings Equity Partners in partnership with the University of Houston Energy Research, has revealed major industry consolidation looming, a pending bottleneck to meet export demand at the Port of Corpus Christi, and an industry challenge to transport the natural gas that is a byproduct of the crude oil extraction process...⇒⇒⇒
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(11/14/2019) Prices were down slightly at the New York Mercantile Exchange (Nymex) and London's Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) today due to an unexpectedly larger than anticipated build in US domestic crude oil of 2.2 million bbl when analysts had predicted the increase would have been 1.6 million bbl last week...⇒⇒⇒
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