Eni was today awarded by the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy two exploration licenses in the Barents sea and in the North Sea as part of the Norwegian Award in Pre-Defined Areas (APA) 2014.
Gazpromneft Sakhalin (a subsidiary of Gazprom Neft) has been awarded subsoil-use rights to two licence blocks in the Russian Arctic — the Severo-Zapadniy (North East) block, located on the Pechora Sea shelf, and the Heysovskiy block, located on the continental shelf of the Barents Sea.
As a result of the EGAS 2013 bid round, Eni signed two concession agreements for the North Leil and Karawan blocks offshore Egypt.
Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) today announced a significant oil discovery at the Anchor prospect in the deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico. Anchor is Chevron's second discovery in the deepwater Gulf in less than a year.
Lundin Petroleum AB (Lundin Petroleum), through its wholly owned subsidiary Lundin Norway AS (Lundin Norway), has completed the drilling of wildcat well 6405/12-1 on PL584. The well investigated the hydrocarbon potential of the Lindarormen prospect which is located 150 km northwest of Kristiansund on the Norwegian coast and approximately 80 km northeast of the Ormen Lange field.
Statoil has on behalf of the Mariner co-venturers awarded the contract for integrated drilling and well services on the Mariner field on the UK continental shelf (UKCS) to Schlumberger Oilfield UK Plc.
Commercial inflows of oil, gas and condensate have been acquired in four exploration wells on Rosneft’s licensed blocks, which were handed over to Verkhnechonskneftegaz for operational activities on geologic survey, exploration and production of hydrocarbon crude. According to the results of drilling and probes, maximum rates totaled up to 60 cbm of oil per day and up to 150 cbm of gas per day.
Eni has successfully completed the production test on the Minsala Marine 1 NFW, located in the Marine XII Block offshore Congo, 35 kilometers from the shoreline and 12 kilometers from the recent Nené Marine discovery.
Statoil has been awarded four new exploration permits offshore New Zealand, building on its existing position. This deepens and diversifies Statoil’s long-term portfolio.
Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE: FCX) announced today positive drilling results from the Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas (FM O&G) 100-percent-owned Holstein Deep and Dorado development wells in the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico (GOM). Production from these projects is expected to total approximately 30,000 barrels of oil equivalents (BOE) per day in 2016.