Exploration

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June 11, 2024
Deltic considers it “unlikely” that Selene will require further appraisal prior to field development planning commencing and could be brought into production “relatively quickly” following discovery given the proximity of existing infrastructure.
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June 11, 2024
‘Logging While Drilling’ (LWD) and wireline logging data have indicated that several oil-and-gas-bearing sandstones have been encountered within the targeted Middle Miocene turbidite sequences. 
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June 10, 2024
This initiative will rejuvenate the remaining 2D and 3D data in Liberia's prospective Liberia and Harper basins. The project will integrate existing legacy datasets to create a unified velocity model in depth, utilizing cutting-edge imaging algorithms to produce the final migrated seismic data.
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June 05, 2024
The block has significant 2D and 3D seismic data already completed and no additional seismic acquisition or drilling of wells is planned in the three-year carried period. During this period, Eco will complete the interpretation and analysis required for its planned Work Program with its in-house exploration team.
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June 03, 2024
Environmental groups won a case in 2021 that halted the exploration activity in an area known as the Wild Coast. South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeals dismissed Shell's appeal on Monday. However, it suspended the orders setting aside the granting of the exploration right and each of the two renewals in 2017 and 2021, pending finalization of the third renewal.
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May 27, 2024
The contracts were signed for a total of five blocks, S6-A, S6-B, A6-D, A6-E and A6-G, all located offshore Mozambique. The total area is approximately 29,000 km2, with water depths from 500 to 2,500 m.
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May 21, 2024
Using the Dixstone-owned Nuada Self-Elevated Class 82 SD-C jack-up drilling rig, the Moke-East exploration well, located between Lukami and Motoba fields in the DRC coastal basin, encountered a 24 ft net oil-bearing column. The offshore discovery will be tested and the well completed in the coming weeks.
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May 21, 2024
Evaluation of logging data, sample examination and formation pressure measurements confirm approximately 24 m of pay in an overall hydrocarbon column of 37 me. Notably, the hydrocarbon column extends across the boundary between the Gamba and the underlying Dentale formation.
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May 21, 2024
Based on Galp’s recent “in place” estimates for 10 Bboe in the Mopane complex, the entire discovery could be worth around $20 billion, or potentially more, some of the people said. The Portuguese firm said in an April filing that the oil estimate is before drilling additional exploration and appraisal wells.
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May 15, 2024
Further evaluation is being undertaken to determine the full extent of this offshore discovery and its potential for an integrated development with the recent Roystonea-1 and Sloanea-1 discoveries.
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May 15, 2024
The offshore discovery was made in the Kizomba B development area in Block 15. Drilling took place between February and April 2024, in water depths of 1,200 m. The well encountered reservoirs of Miocene age, and reached a final depth of 3,013 m.
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May 14, 2024
This latest discovery adds further volumes to the area, bringing the total in-place resources to 11 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) since Harbour Energy's initial Timpan discovery in 2022.
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May 13, 2024
QatarEnergy will acquire a 40% working interest in each of the “Cairo” and “Masry” Offshore Concession Agreements, which were awarded to ExxonMobil in January 2023 and cover an area of approximately 11,400 km2 in water depths of 2,000 to 3,000 m.
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May 13, 2024
Utilizing a new Drill Stem Test (DST) design, the well successfully flowed 47 MMcfd of excellent gas quality and 1,300 bbl of condensate. Although testing was constrained by testing facilities, the estimated well capacity is 80-100 MMcfd and over 2,000 bbl of condensate.
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May 10, 2024
Preliminary evaluation indicates gross recoverable reserves of 5 - 6 MMbbl of oil and approximately 14 MMbbl of oil in place.
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May 08, 2024
This year, the APA acreage will be expanded by a total of 37 bocks in the Barents Sea and the Norwegian Sea. Three of the additional blocks are in the northwest of the Norwegian Sea and 34 blocks are in the east of the Barents Sea.
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May 07, 2024
The plan is to drill two high-impact exploration wells as part of a work program in the area, with the first well expected to spud by the end of 2024. The agreement also provides Azule Energy with an option to become the operator of PEL85.
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May 06, 2024
In its quarterly financial report, Talos Energy announced it expects to commence drilling the Katmai West #2 well in Q3 2024 to further appraise the field, potentially adding significant reserves.
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May 03, 2024
The North Sea Transition Authority has announced the allocation of 31 new oil and gas licenses, marking a significant step towards reinforcing energy security in the UK, says Offshore Energies UK (OEUK).
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May 01, 2024
The sole criterion for selecting a winning bid will be the total amount of money the bidder commits to spend on exploration of the parcel during Period I (the first six years of a nine-year license). The minimum bid for the parcels offered is $10,000,000 in work commitments.
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April 30, 2024
Chevron will take an 80% operating working interest in an offshore block in Namibia’s Walvis basin, a promising new frontier that could yield massive amounts of undiscovered resources.
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