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Wintershall strikes gas southwest of Aasta Hansteen field

Wintershall Norge AS, operator of production licence 894, is in the process of concluding the drilling of wildcat well 6604/5-1. The well has been drilled about 115 km southwest of Aasta Hansteen field in the northern part of the Norwegian Sea.

Spirit Energy discovers oil northwest of Gjøa field in the North Sea

Spirit Energy Norge AS, operator of production licence 682, is in the process of completing the drilling of wildcat wells 35/9-13 and 35/9-14 and appraisal well 35/9-14 A on the Måløy slope in the North Sea.

Lundin Norway successfully completes Luno II appraisal well

Lundin Petroleum AB has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Lundin Norway AS has successfully completed the Luno II appraisal well 16/4-11 in PL359 on the Utsira High, in the Norwegian North Sea.

Oil companies push U.S. drilling to pace last seen in 2015

Crude companies boosted drilling activity in U.S. oil fields to levels not seen in three years amid rising confidence that worldwide demand will keep energy prices elevated.

Argentina to tender shale train to develop Vaca Muerta drilling

Argentina is readying a tender for a $500 million train line that could help unlock the potential of Vaca Muerta, one of the world’s biggest shale plays, Transport Minister Guillermo Dietrich said in an interview.

NOV develops iron roughneck upgrade for cost-effective performance improvements in the Permian

Operators in the Permian basin cannot always expend the additional capital necessary to procure entirely new equipment—and often, they don’t need to. Upgrades to common rig equipment can provide performance increases without the cost and downtime associated with newbuilds.

Mubadala Petroleum reaches FID for Pegaga gas field, offshore Malaysia

Mubadala Petroleum and its partners PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd (PETRONAS Carigali) and Sarawak Shell Berhad have reached the Final Investment Decision for the Pegaga gas field development in Block SK 320, offshore Malaysia. The project will now proceed to the construction and installation stage.

Energean takes FID on Karish and Tanin gas project, offshore Israel

Energean Oil & Gas PLC has announced that its board of directors has approved the Final Investment Decision (FID) to proceed with the $1.6-billion Karish & Tanin Development Project, offshore Israel.

Oilfield Helping Hands hosting fundraising event to honor victims of Oklahoma well fire

Oilfield Helping Hands (OHH) will be holding its Oklahoma Spring Sporting Clays Tournament special fundraising event on April 6, 2018, in Mcloud, Okla. to benefit the families of those lost in a well fire in Quinton, Okla., on January 22, 2018.

Rosneft completes drilling of first appraisal well in the Black Sea

Rosneft has completed the drilling of the first super-deep exploration and appraisal well Maria-1 on the Zapadno-Chernomorskaya license area in the Black Sea.

Sarcos to form exoskeleton technical advisory group

Sarcos Robotics, a global leader in the production of robots that combine human intelligence and dexterity with the strength, endurance and precision of machines to improve efficiency and reduce occupational injuries for complex or non-repetitive tasks, announced the formation of an industry focused Exoskeleton Technical Advisory Group (X-TAG).

SDX Energy completes, tests Sebou permit well

SDX Energy Inc., the North Africa focused oil and gas company, has announced that the SAH-2 well, on the Sebou permit (SDX 75% working interest) in Morocco has been completed and tested at a restricted rate on a 40/64-in. choke. The well achieved an average flowrate of conventional natural gas of 12.9 MMscfd, with a maximum flowrate during this test of 13.5 MMscfd.

MCEDD '18: Operator panel session features leaders from Total, BP, Eni

To facilitate future growth in global deepwater operations, it is critically important to embed lessons that have been achieved, in a turbulent past few years, and move forward with a stronger, leaner supply chain.

AnTech launches industry’s first real-time, at-bit geosteering service for coiled tubing drilling

Specialist Directional Coiled Tubing Drilling Service company AnTech Ltd., has announced the launch of RockView -- a technology that makes real-time, high-resolution geosteering possible for the first time.

Abrado performs single spacer direct displacement for GOM operator

Abrado announced today that it has completed its first true single spacer direct displacement for a major shelf operator in the Gulf of Mexico using its VeriClean 200X chemical system.

BNK Petroleum reports successful frac stimulation at Oklahoma's Tishomingo field

BNK Petroleum Inc. has announced that the Company has finished the fracture stimulation of the Glenn 16-2H well in the Company’s Tishomingo field, in the SCOOP area of Oklahoma.

Texas Alliance contacts Trump regarding NAFTA negotiations, steel tariffs

The Texas Alliance of Energy Producers continues to monitor NAFTA trade negotiations and steel tariffs. It was just last month the TAEP Board passed a resolution asking the U.S. government to recognize the importance of oil and gas exports under NAFTA.

Eni Congo sponsors $30 million search for oil, renewable energy

Eni SpA’s unit in the Republic of Congo will sponsor a $30 million research center that will search for oil and renewable energy, government spokesman Thierry Moungalla said.

Shell, Eni misled Nigeria on oil spills, Amnesty says

Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Eni SpA may have misled regulators in Nigeria by wrongly attributing oil spills to theft and sabotage in order to avoid paying compensation to affected communities, rights group Amnesty International said.

Spirit Energy receives consent to use Maersk Interceptor at Oda field

The Petroleum Safety Authority of Norway has given Spirit Energy consent to use the Maersk Interceptor mobile drilling facility to drill production wells at Oda field.