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Santos is optimistic that by year-end it will be able to resume development drilling at its US$3.6 billion Barossa giant gas field development offshore its native Australia; and the project will still be on track for start-up in the first half of 2025 without the budget being massively derailed, said chief executive Kevin Gallagher.
Club holding Halliburton (HAL) reported stronger-than-expected first-quarter results before the bell Tuesday, validating our investment in the oilfield services company as it capitalizes on years of underinvestment in drilling capacity.
ExxonMobil completed its initial exploration drilling program in Brazil after failing to find oil, according Reuters and the Wall Street Journal. However, the oil and gas company “continues to pursue exploration activity in the country.”
Even though drillers are flush with cash after record profits last year, U.S. producers are unlikely to accelerate oil growth enough to make up for OPEC+’s surprise cuts, analysts and executives said.
ADNOC Drilling Company has signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding with Masdar, one of the world’s leading clean energy companies. Under the MoU, the companies will explore collaboration around development, investment, operations, and projects to responsibly advance the energy transition both in the UAE and globally.
Trillion Energy International Inc. has announced the preliminary gas indications from the West Akcakoca 1 well, the fourth well in our multi-well program at the SASB gas field, Black Sea, Turkey.
Block Energy, an exploration and production company focused on Georgia, announces initial results from the WR-B01Za well, part of the initial development phase of the West Rustavi/Krtsanisi Field, the Company’s Project I. The well was drilled into the Middle Eocene reservoir, targeting lineations interpreted on the 3D seismic survey to represent productive sweet spots with high density of oil-bearing natural fractures.
Rejuvenation of prolific offshore asset part of larger effort to extend the lives of mature fields and reduce dependence on imports
ADNOC Drilling Company PJSC announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ending December 31, 2022. ADNOC Drilling’s revenue for the year increased to $2.67 billion, up a robust 18% compared to 2021. Year-on-year revenue growth was led by the Onshore and Oilfield Services (OFS) segments, while all segments achieved positive year-on-year performance as the company enables ADNOC’s accelerated production capacity target of 5 MMbpd by 2027.
Chief executive Kjetil Gjersdal reflects on the 50-year-old company’s evolution and its strategy for a changing energy landscape
Ukrainian forces have attacked a drilling platform in the Black Sea owned by a Crimean oil and gas company, Tass news agency cited local officials as saying on Sunday, the second strike in a week. The platform is operated by Chernomorneftegaz, which Russian-backed officials seized from Ukraine's national gas operator Naftogaz as part of Moscow's annexation of the peninsula in 2014. "It's shelling by the armed forces of Ukraine, there are no casualties," Tass cited a member of Crimea's emergency services as saying. It gave no further details. Last Monday Crimean officials said three people were wounded with seven missing after a Ukrainian strike that forced the suspension of work on three platforms. Chernomorneftegaz is under U.S. and European Union sanctions.
The new technology - Managed Pressure Drilling (MPD) proved to be beneficial in the state because conventional drilling could not be used in these geographical locations.
The U.S. government, under pressure to lower gas prices, announced on April 15 that it will resume the sale of leases for oil and gas drilling on federal lands while imposing new conditions, including the first hike in royalties in more than 100 years.
For years, the country’s drillers, like those in the shale fields of West Texas, have been under great pressure from their investors to avoid the kind of expansion plans that have backfired on them countless times before. So when oil blew past $70 a barrel last year, then $80 and $90 in rapid succession, executives in Calgary watched idly.
HOUSTON (Bloomberg) - The Eagle Ford shale in South Texas, long overlooked compared to its larger cousin the Permian basin, saw its biggest one-week jump in drilling activity in more than two years as explorers look for growth beyond the world’s biggest shale patch. The number of rigs drilling for crude in the Eagle Ford rose by 5 to 43 this week, according to Baker Hughes Co. data released Friday. It’s the biggest weekly expansion for explorers in the region since December 2019. Even gas-rich basins got in on the crude-drilling growth, adding the most oil rigs in at least half a decade with two more going to work in Louisiana’s Haynesville and one starting up in the Marcellus.
The federal government has refused a controversial oil and gas drilling permit off the NSW coast, saying a "methodical process" was undertaken before arriving at a decision. The federal government has knocked back a controversial oil and gas drilling permit off the NSW coast in a move hailed a win by environment groups. The Petroleum Exploration Permit 11 (PEP11) between Newcastle and Wollongong had been the subject of vocal community opposition. Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Thursday confirmed the government would refuse the application.
Australian junior Empire Energy has hit gas in its latest shale exploration well in the Northern Territory’s onshore Beetaloo basin. Empire confirmed Wednesday the vertical section of the Carpentaria-2 well had been completed to a depth of 1835 metres and intersected thick liquids rich gas shales across the four stacked Velkerri formation pay zones.
Sinking the exploration well is a firm commitment on a 30th licensing round award. If successful, Jaws will be tied-back to the Shell Nelson platform around 10miles to the north-west. Cairn Energy, soon to be renamed Capricorn Energy, is partnered 50-50 on the Shell-operated Jaws project in licence P2380. In March 2020, Shell completed a working interest swap with Cairn, which included 50% of Jaws being swapped with 50% of Cairn’s nearby Diadem prospect in licence P2379, which it expects to spud in Q2 2022.