Exploration

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June 03, 2022
Shell Australia and its joint venture partner, SGH Energy, have taken a final investment decision to approve the development of the Crux natural gas field, off the coast of Western Australia.
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June 02, 2022
Shell Plc won official consent to develop the Jackdaw natural gas field in the UK’s North Sea, eight months after the country’s regulator blocked the project on environmental concerns.
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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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June 01, 2022
Tullow Oil Plc agreed to acquire Capricorn Energy Plc in an all-share deal combining resources in Africa and opening up opportunities for expansion across the continent.
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May 31, 2022
CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. announced the conclusion of an Environmental Assessment Program for a major offshore energy operator in Block 58, a 5,841 km2 area approximately 115 km (71 mi) offshore north Suriname in South America.
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May 24, 2022
With six blocks under exploration and another licensing round underway, The Gambia is following on the heels of both Senegal and Mauritania as the MSGBC region embraces the boom of a revitalized oil and gas industry.
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May 2022
Exploration has been occurring ever since the first family of upright humans asked “what’s over there,” deciding to move to greener ground.
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May 16, 2022
Expensive offshore exploration setbacks for international oil majors including Shell Plc and Exxon Mobil Corp. are throwing cold water on their plans to turn Brazil into a profit center.
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May 12, 2022
The Interior Department said it “will not move forward” with two Gulf lease auctions that were planned under former President Barack Obama “as a result of delays due to factors including conflicting court rulings."
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May 04, 2022
Greenfield investments in Angola and other leading and emerging hydrocarbon producing countries in Africa will help increase cumulative capital expenditure across the continent’s oil and gas sector in 2022 and beyond.
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May 03, 2022
TechnipFMC has been awarded an additional contract and received notice to proceed by ExxonMobil affiliate Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited for its Yellowtail development in the Stabroek Block offshore Guyana.
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April 29, 2022
Shell Brasil Petróleo, a subsidiary of Shell plc, signed a Production Sharing Contract to acquire a 25% stake of the Atapu field. Shell paid $1.1 billion to Petrobras for the increased stake in the field.
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April 28, 2022
African energy sector investment platform Energy Capital & Power has created a coalition with Mauritania’s Energy Ministry and NOC to attract foreign stakeholder interest in the country’s potential renewable projects and 28 offshore blocks that are open for bids.
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April 28, 2022
Neptune Energy and its partners discovered up to 24 million recoverable barrels of oil equivalent at the Hamlet exploration wells (PL153) in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea, the company and its partners announced.
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April 27, 2022
ExxonMobil announced three new discoveries offshore Guyana which will increase the estimate of the recoverable resource of the Stabroek Block to nearly 11 billion oil-equivalent barrels.
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April 22, 2022
Discovered via a trio of wells drilled by the Valaris DS-12 drillship in 2019, the high-quality gas at BirAllah represents the largest deep water gas discovery of 2019 and the third largest overall.
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April 20, 2022
Improving the imaging of the geology offshore Oman is both resolving uncertainties in the thrusts and fold belt plays and imaging the hitherto illusive stratigraphy below the decollement surface.
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April 11, 2022
Longboat Energy, an emerging full-cycle North Sea E&P company, announced the commencement of drilling operations on the Cambozola exploration well in Norway.
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April 08, 2022
The difference in business models of shale wells and offshore projects explains why it’s so difficult for oil giants such as Shell to quickly ramp up production when geopolitical disruptions like Russia’s war in Ukraine upend markets.
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April 07, 2022
The Government of Canada approved the environmental assessment of the Bay du Nord development project as recommended by the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada in August 2021.
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