Active year ahead for Middle East offshore E&P

January 21, 2019

Wood Mackenzie’s upstream Middle East North Africa team has identified various developments to watch for over the coming year.

Pragma gets go-ahead for downhole steam valve testing

January 18, 2019

Pharis Energy and the Oil and Gas Technology Centre have authorized Pragma Well Technology to pursue manufacture and prototype testing of its Downhole Steam Injection Valve following a feasibility study.


Energean updates East Mediterranean offshore E&P schedule

January 17, 2019

Energean and operator Repsol have started a seismic acquisition program over the Ioannina block offshore Greece.

Petrobras striving for higher production in 2019

January 16, 2019

Petrobras produced on average 2.63 MMboe/d of oil and gas last year, including natural gas liquids.


Talos outlines Gulf of Mexico drilling programs

January 16, 2019

Talos Energy has issued an update on recent events and well results in the Gulf of Mexico.

CNOOC starts up Huizhou oil project offshore China

January 16, 2019

CNOOC has started production from the Huizhou 32-5 oilfield comprehensive adjustment/Huizhou 33-1 oilfield joint development project in the eastern South China Sea.


Production building from deepwater Ghana fields

January 16, 2019

Tullow Oil expects average oil production this year from the Jubilee and TEN fields offshore Ghana to increase to around 179,000 b/d in total.

Equinor steps up carbonates drilling at North Sea Gullfaks field

January 16, 2019

Equinor and its partners in the Gullfaks field in the Norwegian North Sea have committed to drill seven new wells under an amended plan for development and operation.


Trio to examine feasibility of North Sea CO2 storage

January 15, 2019

The Norwegian government has granted Equinor and partners Shell and Total a permit to exploit an offshore area in the North Sea for storage of carbon dioxide.

LLOG expects three field start-ups in 2019

January 14, 2019

LLOG Exploration Co., L.L.C. has provided an update on the status of its recent successes and ongoing projects in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.


Norway set for short-term rise in production, offshore expenditure

January 14, 2019

Oil and gas production offshore Norway should increase steadily from 2020-2023, according to the latest forecast by the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate.

Utsira High upgrades lift Lundin’s Norway reserves

January 14, 2019

Lundin Petroleum’s proved plus probable (2P) reserves offshore Norway totalled 745 MMboe at the end of 2018.


Norwegian gas exports remain strong

January 11, 2019

Gassco transported 114.2 bcm last year to continental Europe and the UK through the Norwegian offshore trunkline network.

SCILS intervention system selected for Aker BP wells

January 10, 2019

Aker BP has contracted Optime Subsea to provide its well access system and associated services on its Norwegian offshore projects over the next two years, with extension options.


Wassana field offshore Thailand back online

January 09, 2019

KrisEnergy has re-started oil production from the Wassana field in the Gulf of Thailand following the passing of Tropical Storm Pabuk.

BP sanctions Atlantis expansion in the Gulf of Mexico

January 08, 2019

BP has approved the $1.3-billion Atlantis Phase 3 development in the deepwater US Gulf of Mexico.


Northwest Europe drilling set for pick-up in 2019

January 08, 2019

Wood Mackenzie expects operators in the Northwest Europe region to spud more than 60 offshore exploration wells this year, a 25% increase on the total for 2018.

FPSO Polvo nets extension offshore Brazil

January 07, 2019

BW Offshore has signed an agreement with PetroRio for a one-year extension for the lease and operation of the FPSO Polvo.


Spirit authorized to start up Oda offshore Norway

January 07, 2019

Spirit Energy has clearance from both the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate and Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority to start operations at the Oda field in the southern Norwegian North Sea.

Enfield FPSO taken off station

January 07, 2019

Woodside Energy has removed the FPSO Nganhurra from the depleted Enfield oil field, 50 km (31 mi) northwest of Exmouth, Western Australia.


PSA approves North Sea Eldfisk wells

January 07, 2019

Seadrill’s jackup West Elara will start drilling production and injection wells in the current quarter on the Eldfisk field in the southern Norwegian North Sea.

Eni gains operatorship of Oooguruk offshore Alaska

January 03, 2019

Eni has entered into an agreement with Caelus Natural Resources Alaska LLC to acquire 70% and operatorship of the Oooguruk oil field off Alaska.


Wassana operations suspended as storm moves in

January 03, 2019

KrisEnergy has shut in oil production at the Wassana field in the Gulf of Thailand due to the approach of Tropical Storm Pabuk.

Musandam taking charge of offshore Oman block

January 03, 2019

DNO has relinquished operatorship and participation in Oman’s offshore block 8 to the country’s Ministry of Oil and Gas and state-owned Oman Oil Company Exploration and Production.



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