Exploration

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November
The recovery of U.S. upstream activity is being slowed by high costs for equipment and services, personnel issues, and supply chain shortages, including spare parts.
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November
Politics and regulations, particularly on the federal level, affect so much of the upstream industry’s health and performance, which can lead to a muddled mess in future developments.
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November 29, 2022
Perenco has discovered oil with an exploratory well offshore Congo-Brazzaville, raising the prospect of a new geological play, the company said on Monday.
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November 29, 2022
Exxon Mobil’s recent discovery in Block 15 off Angola in the Bavuca South prospect adds further credence to the notion that Africa is a significant contender in future energy markets, according to the African Energy Chamber.
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October 2022
In U.S. land drilling, BHA selection frequently uses heuristics derived from motivations of the directional contractor as opposed to incentives for the operator. The authors propose alternatives that balance the needs of the directional company with the operator’s desire for a high-quality wellbore.
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November 20, 2022
The area of interest in the deep-water Orange Basin is located offshore between Port Nolloth and Hondeklip Bay, about 188 km (117 miles) from the coast at its closest point, in water depths of as much as 3,000 meters.
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November 17, 2022
Resoptima is partnering with Aker BP, Sval Energi and NORCE to develop specific solutions that will help reduce CO2 emissions associated with oil and gas asset development and production activities.
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November 17, 2022
Waldorf is among several smaller companies seeking to acquire North Sea assets being offloaded by larger energy players, who are seeking to offload oil and gas exploration projects to raise money for renewable investments.
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November 16, 2022
Neptune Energy and its partners said Wednesday that hydrocarbons have been encountered in the Calypso exploration well in the Norwegian Sea. The operations are still at an early stage, and Neptune has not determined if commercial volumes are present.
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November 15, 2022
TotalEnergies SE and Eni SpA are preparing to explore for natural gas in previously contested waters off the coasts of Lebanon and Israel, following last month’s accord between the two nations.
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November 13, 2022
Oil and gas investments could be driven out of UK waters if Chancellor Jeremy Hunt carries out threats to raise the windfall tax to 35%, Offshore Energies UK (OEUK) has warned.
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November 08, 2022
It became clear from speakers at last week's IADC meeting that publicly held operators continue to utilize technology to improve their efficiencies and bottom lines while pursuing careful paths toward E&P expansion, keeping a close eye on shareholder returns.
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November 07, 2022
The well encountered 30 m (98 ft) of high-quality, hydrocarbon-bearing sandstone. It is located approximately 365 km northwest off the coast of Luanda and was drilled in 1,100 m (3,608 ft) of water by the Valaris DS-9 rig.
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November 03, 2022
As the International Association of Drilling Contractors gathered in New Orleans on Thursday, the drilling VP of the Permian Basin's largest operator described ongoing industry headwinds despite "good times."
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November 03, 2022
US oil-supply growth is being hindered by “rapidly escalating” equipment costs and supply-chain snags, ConocoPhillips CEO Ryan Lance said Thursday.
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October 30, 2022
Qatar is in talks with TotalEnergies SE and Eni SpA for a 30% stake in an exploration block in waters off Lebanon, QatarEnergy CEO Saad Al Kaabi said Sunday.
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June 2022
The invasion of Ukraine in February has burdened Russia’s exploration and production industry with a second round of constraints that have deep and far-ranging consequences.
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June 15, 2022
Perenco announced it has completed the acquisition of Glencore’s corporate entities holding its entire Chad Upstream oil interests.
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June 13, 2022
Wentworth Resources, an independent, Tanzania-focused natural gas production company, announces that it has reached agreement with Scirocco Energy plc to acquire its 25% non-operated working interest in the Ruvuma Production Sharing Agreement, in Tanzania.
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June 02, 2022
African hydrocarbon producing countries are increasing oil and gas licensing rounds to be able to stabilize supply of hydrocarbons in years to come to meet growing energy demand as output in legacy projects declines.
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June 01, 2022
This achievement further establishes the company as a strategic player in the international energy sector and marks a 22% increase in production from 2021.
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