Category: Exploration

SDX Energy Inc. discovers gas in ONZ-7 well

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SDX Energy Inc., the North Africa focused oil and gas company, has announced that a gas discovery has been made at its ONZ-7 development well on the Sebou permit in Morocco. The ONZ-7 well was drilled to a total depth of 1167 m with five m of net conventional natural gas pay in the Hoot […]

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BP makes two new North Sea discoveries

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BP has announced two new exploration discoveries in the North Sea. Capercaillie is located in Block 29/4e in the Central North Sea, and Achmelvich is located in Block 206/9b west of Shetland. BP fully owns Capercaillie, while the Achmelvich well partnership comprises BP (operator, 52.6%), Shell (28%) and Chevron (19.4%). Both wells were drilled by […]

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Spirit Energy to drill new well at key UK field

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Spirit, one of the top independent oil and gas operators in Europe, is to drill a new well at the Chiswick field in the Southern North Sea to bring around a further 50 billion ft3 of gas on stream. The new well, which represents a £75 million investment from Spirit, will be drilled by Noble’s […]

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Hydrocarbons discovered in Oyo-NW Well

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Erin Energy Corporation has completed the drilling of the Oyo-NW well. Based on preliminary evaluation, it has discovered hydrocarbons in the Miocene Formation. The well is located approximately 9.5 km northwest of the Oyo Central field on the company’s offshore Nigeria block 120. Currently, well-suspension activities are being completed so the well can be re-entered […]

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Strike Energy prepares to spud Jaws-1

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Strike Energy Limited has announced that the Ensign 965 drill rig has begun arriving at the Klebb Field in PEL96 of the Southern Cooper Basin. Mobilisation is on track for 14 February spud. This milestone marks the beginning of the Halliburton lead operations for the drilling and fracture stimulation of Jaws-1. The rig itself will […]

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Shell announces deepwater discovery in Gulf of Mexico

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Shell Offshore Inc. has announced one of its largest US Gulf of Mexico exploration finds in the past decade from the Whale deepwater well. The well encountered more than 1400 net ft (427 m) of oil bearing pay. Evaluation of the discovery is ongoing, and appraisal drilling is underway to further delineate the discovery and […]

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