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  • 25 December 2019
    Operations & Maintenance

    Shell Australia has made a gas and condensate discovery in the Browse Basin off the North West Coast of Western Australia.  Drilling of the Bratwurst -1 exploration well, within title AC/P64 (100% Shell Equity, operated), was concluded after a 78-day campaign. This campaign was completed in just over 18 months from bidding and 12 months […]

  • 28 April 2017

    Global oil discoveries fell to a record low in 2016 as companies continued to cut spending and conventional oil projects sanctioned were at the lowest level in more than 70 years, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA), which warned that both trends could continue this year. Oil discoveries declined to 2.4 billion barrels in […]

  • 11 May 2016

    MPI Offshore’s wind turbine installation vessel MPI Discovery dry-docked at A&P Group’s Tyne yard on 6 May.  The 20,000-tonne vessel will undergo specialist repair before it returns to service. Works will include inspection and repair of Azimuth thrusters and Tunnel thrusters, installation of two new main SW isolation valves and installation of external scupper pipes together with […]

  • 12 May 2015

    Maersk Oil has made an oil discovery in the 9/95 licence in the North Sea, offshore Denmark. The exploration well Xana-1X, was drilled in the northern part of the Danish North sea and has discovered hydrocarbons. “The drilling of the High Pressure High Temperature exploration well has been completed. At present the partners are in the process […]

  • 12 May 2020
    Business & Finance, Business developments & projects, Exploration & Production, Project & Tenders

    Petrobras has made two new oil discoveries in Brazil’s offshore waters.

  • 17 February 2020
    Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    Eni has made a new oil discovery on the Saasken Exploration Prospect in Block 10, located in the mid-deep water of the Cuenca Salina in the Sureste Basin, offshore Mexico. According to preliminary estimates, the new discovery may contain between 200 and 300 million barrels of oil in place. Saasken-1 NFW well, which has led […]

  • 13 May 2019
    Operations & Maintenance

    Eni has made a gas and condensate discovery in CTP-Block 4, offshore Ghana. The well, drilled on the Akoma exploration prospect, proved an estimated volume between 550 and 650 bcf of gas and 18-20 mmbbl of condensate. The discovery has further additional upside for gas and oil that will require further drilling to be confirmed. […]

  • 25 August 2017

    Statoil has made a minor gas discovery about 9 kilometers northeast of the Heidrun field in the Norwegian Sea and about 270 kilometers southwest of Sandnessjøen. According to Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD), Statoil, the operator of production licence 124, is about to complete the drilling of wildcat well 6507/8-9. The primary exploration target for the well […]

  • 1 May 2015

    Brazil’s Petrobras has finished drilling well 3-BRSA-1296-SES well in the Sergipe Basin’s ultra-deep waters, in concession BM-SEAL-10, offshore Brazil. The test results confirmed the presence of light oil (higher market value) and good reservoir porosity and permeability. The well was drilled to a depth of 6,060 m. It is located 94 km off the Aracaju coast (SE), […]

  • 5 November 2015

    Italian oil company Eni has discovered more gas offshore Congo, in the prospect named Nkala Marine. The discovery, located in the Marine XII block, is expected to have a potential of 250-350 million barrels of oil equivalent in place, Eni said in a statement on Thursday. During the production test, Eni added, the well provided […]

  • 25 August 2008

    The presence of a considerable oil column has been confirmed under the Dagny structure in the North Sea. Gas has been proven in the deep-water Snefrid South prospect near the Luva discovery in the Norwegian Sea. “Our exploration activity this year is very high, both on the NCS and internationally. The new discoveries illustrate the […]

  • 11 July 2008

    SOCO International plc (“SOCO” or “the Company”) The second of two planned drill stem tests on the Te Giac Den (“TGD-1X-ST1”) discovery well on Prospect “E” has recovered black oil, condensate and gas, indicating the presence of oil with similar qualities to that of the Ca Nu Vang Field, which will begin production later this […]

  • 7 August 2008

    StatoilHydro has, together with its partner Sonatrach, made a fifth discovery in the Hassi Mouina licence in the Sahara desert in Algeria. The existence of gas was confirmed in exploration well TNKW-1 in the southern part of the licence. ”This is an interesting discovery and shows that there is a resource potential in the Hassi […]

  • 16 April 2019
    Operations & Maintenance

    Talos Energy, an operator of Block 7 offshore Mexico, has announced the successful drill stem test (DST) of the Zama-2 side track well (Zama-2ST1) located in Block 7.  The Zama-2 ST1 appraisal well is the second of three appraisal penetrations drilled by the consortium, consisting of Talos, Sierra Oil & Gas and Premier Oil, to […]

  • 7 February 2019
    Operations & Maintenance

    ExxonMobil has made two additional discoveries offshore Guyana at the Tilapia-1 and Haimara-1 wells, bringing the total number of discoveries on the Stabroek Block to 12. The discoveries build on the previously announced estimated recoverable resource of more than 5 billion oil-equivalent barrels on the Stabroek block. Tilapia-1 is the fourth discovery in the Turbot area that includes […]

  • 11 October 2012

    Brazil’s state controlled oil company Petrobras has discovered hydrocarbons at its Farfan offshore prospect. The the ultra-deepwater well is located in SEAL-M-426 block in the Sergipe-Alagoas basin, some 109 km from the city of Aracaju. A 44 meter hydrocarbon column of which 40 meters are formed by porous sandstones containing light hydrocarbons, was detected at […]

  • 31 August 2018
    Business & Finance

    ExxonMobil has made its ninth discovery offshore Guyana at the Hammerhead-1 well, marking its fifth discovery on the Stabroek Block in the past year. Hammerhead-1 encountered approximately 197 feet (60 meters) of high-quality, oil-bearing sandstone reservoir. The well was safely drilled to 13,862 feet (4,225 meters) depth in 3,773 feet (1,150 meters) of water. The […]

  • 2 September 2011
    Business & Finance

    Voyages of Discovery has announced the addition of mv Voyager to the Voyages of Discovery fleet, expanding the brand’s product offering and giving customers more flexibility and choice of itineraries to worldwide destinations. Formerly the Alexander von Humboldt, All Leisure Group has invested significantly in improvements to mv Voyager since purchasing the ship in 2009, […]

  • 21 January 2014

    Yesterday morning, while undertaking a routine cargo run into Great Yarmouth, the VOS Discovery responded to a distress call. The distress call came from the Norfolk Tern, a wind farm workboat, which had suffered a fire on-board. Although the fire had been successfully extinguished by the Norfolk Tern crew members, one of them was suffering […]

  • 20 December 2010

    Petrobras and Statoil have struck oil in the Indra prospect in the Espirito Santo basin offshore Brazil. Petrobras is operator for licence BM-ES-32, Statoil holds a 40% stake.

  • 12 December 2018

     Eni has made a new oil discovery in the Afoxé exploration prospect located in Block 15/06, offshore Angola, estimated to contain between 170 and 200 million barrels of light oil in place. The Afoxé-1 NFW well, which has led to the new oil discovery, is located in the south-east area of Block 15/06, approximately 120 km […]

  • 12 January 2017
    Exploration & Production, Project & Tenders

    ExxonMobil on Thursday reported positive results from its Payara-1 well offshore Guyana. Payara is ExxonMobil’s second oil discovery on the Stabroek Block and was drilled in a new reservoir. The company said that the Payara-1 well targeted similar aged reservoirs that were proven successful at the company’s Liza discovery for which Exxon in December 2016 awarded […]