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Talos Energy reports significant discovery offshore Mexico

Talos Energy announced that the Zama-1 exploration well, offshore Mexico, has discovered oil.

COSL Drilling Europe has secured a contract from Lundin Norway for COSLInnovator

COSLInnovator has been a awarded a contract for drilling of one well with the addition of an option of eight wells for Lundin Norway AS.

Devon Energy reports record STACK well, reaching 6,000 boed

Devon Energy Corp. has announced that it has brought online a record-setting Meramec well and commenced production on several high-rate wells in the core of the over-pressured oil window of the STACK play during the second quarter of 2017.

Stena Drilling extends inspection contract with Sparrows Group

Sparrows Group has been awarded a three-and-a-half-year extension to its inspection services contract for Stena Drilling’s global fleet of drilling vessels.

Cairn Energy announces results of FAN South-1 well, offshore Senegal

Cairn Energy has announced the results of the FAN South-1 well in the South Fan prospect offshore Senegal.

A hydrocarbon hotbed, West Africa entices explorers with auspicious prospects

Emily Querubin, World Oil

While much of West Africa suffers from economic hardship, political turmoil and corruption, other regions are thriving. Despite the risk to E&P activity in these precarious areas of operation, producers cannot ignore its abundant resources and its affluent potential to be an international hydrocarbon hotbed.

Jeff Miller shares his vision for Halliburton’s future

In an exclusive interview at the company’s headquarters in north Houston, Halliburton President Jeff Miller, newly named as CEO, visited with Gulf Publishing Vice President Ron Higgins and Editor-in-Chief Kurt Abraham, to outline his thoughts and priorities for the firm’s next few years.

Sharper solutions yield relevance on the cutting edge

Mike Slaton, Contributing Editor

The answer is always changing. What works today probably won’t be the solution tomorrow. In addressing the current demands of the offshore industry, the biggest single challenge may be staying relevant.

Statoil completes two-well exploration drilling campaign offshore Newfoundland

Statoil, along with its partner, Husky Energy, has finalized a two-well exploration drilling program in the Flemish Pass basin offshore Newfoundland.

Simmons Edeco secures major contract win for all Maersk wells in Danish North Sea

Simmons Edeco, a supplier of wellhead and valve maintenance, asset integrity solutions and onshore drilling services to the global oil and gas industry, announced that it has been awarded a major contract by Maersk Oil.

DNO spuds third Peshkabir well in Kurdistan

DNO ASA, the Norwegian oil and gas operator, has announced resumption of appraisal drilling at the Peshkabir discovery on the Tawke license in the Kurdistan region of Iraq following extended testing of the Cretaceous and Jurassic reservoirs in the Peshkabir-2 well.

Executive Viewpoint

Paul Coppinger, Weir Oil & Gas

Controls, sensors, smart phones, tablets and analytics are becoming as ubiquitous as drill bits and wellheads in today’s oil field. As an industry, we must continue to push the envelope of innovation, to keep shale plays competitive with other parts of the world.

Aramco to spend $300 billion as CEO warns about world oil supply

Saudi Aramco will invest $300 billion over the next decade to maintain its spare oil-production capacity and explore for more natural gas.

Pace slows as U.S. drillers add seven rigs

U.S. energy firms added oil rigs for a 24th week as the year-long drilling recovery continues but the pace of additions has slowed in recent months, as crude prices declined despite OPEC-led efforts to end a global supply glut.

Lundin Norway granted drilling permit for wildcat in licence 533

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for wellbore 7219/12-2 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

Empyrean receives drilling permit for Dempsey well, onshore California

Empyrean, the oil and gas development company with interests in China, Indonesia and the United States, is pleased to announce that it has been informed by Sacgasco Limited, the operator of the Dempsey 1-15 well in the Sacramento basin, onshore California, that a drilling permit for the well has been granted.

Petro Matad inks drilling contract with Sinopec in Mongolia

Petro Matad, the AIM quoted Mongolian oil explorer announces that further to the press release on May 31, 2017, a comprehensive drilling contract has now been signed with Sinopec International Petroleum Service Mongolia Co. Ltd. (Sinopec) and that the initial drilling targets have been selected.

Maersk Convincer takes over contract from Maersk Completer

Jack-up Maersk Convincer, currently finalizing its five-yearly Special Period Survey (SPS) yard stay in Singapore, will be taking over a contract from its sister rig, the Maersk Completer, currently operating offshore Brunei.

Statoil wildcat strikes oil south of Johan Castberg, Barents Sea

Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 532, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 7219/9-2. The well proved oil.

Oil slides as rising OPEC output outweighs U.S. decline

Oil prices eased on Monday after rising for seven sessions in a row, as evidence of increasing OPEC crude production snuffed out earlier gains made on the back of data that pointed to moderating U.S. output.