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Eni reports "Zohr like" discovery offshore Cyprus

Eni has made a lean gas discovery in Block 6, offshore Cyprus with Calypso 1 NFW.

Statoil granted drilling permit for wildcat on Norway's PL 167

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 16/1-29 S, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.

Statoil increases value of Johan Sverdrup

Statoil and partners further increase the value of the Johan Sverdrup field as a result of continued high quality in project execution, good drilling efficiency and further maturation of the resource base.

Total, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines sign long-term charter contract for pioneer LNG bunker vessel

Total Marine Fuels Global Solutions (TMFGS) and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) have signed a long-term charter contract for a large LNG bunker vessel of 18,600 m³, to be delivered in 2020.

Petrofac awarded follow-on well decommissioning project

Petrofac has been appointed to provide outsourced well operator services on the next phase of Tullow Oil’s Thames Decommissioning project, following the award of a new multi-million-dollar contract.

Royal IHC hits first milestones for Subsea 7 reel lay vessel

Royal IHC has successfully passed the first significant milestones in the design and build process of an integrated reel lay vessel for Subsea 7.

Beneficiary selected for OTC Distinguished Achievement Awards Luncheon 2018

The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) announces the 2018 beneficiary of the OTC Distinguished Achievement Awards Luncheon: Young Women’s College Preparatory Academy (YWCPA).

Total acquires exploration rights in the Guyana basin

Total has signed agreements to acquire interests into two exploration licenses offshore Guyana, the Canje Block and the Kanuku Block.

Rockhopper Exploration, Diamond Offshore sign Letter of Intent for Sea Lion Phase 1

Rockhopper Exploration plc, the oil and gas company with key interests in the North Falkland basin and the Greater Mediterranean region, is pleased to provide the following update relating to Sea Lion Phase 1, in the North Falkland basin (RKH 40% working interest).

Otto Energy provides update on SM 71 project in the Gulf of Mexico

Otto Energy Limited has advised that the Ensco 68 drilling rig has been repositioned over the SM 71 F1 well and operations to complete the F1 as a producing well in the D5 Sand have begun. This marks the end of drilling operations which began in early December 2017.

Qatar Petroleum signs agreement for exploration in South Africa

Qatar Petroleum entered into an agreement with Total of France to acquire a 25% participating interest in the Exploration Block 11B/12B, offshore South Africa.

TechnipFMC, Island Offshore enter into strategic collaboration agreement

TechnipFMC has signed an agreement with the Island Offshore group to acquire a 51% stake in Island Offshore’s wholly owned subsidiary, Island Offshore Subsea AS.

East Canada’s NOIA says effective environmental assessment critical to offshore development

With legislative changes imminent, the Newfoundland and Labrador Oil & Gas Industries Association, Noia, continues to advocate for renewed environmental assessment processes and calls on the federal government to designate the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) as Responsible Authority (RA) for these assessments.

Bowleven contracts jackup rig for Etinde appraisal in Cameroon

Bowleven, the Africa focused oil and gas exploration group traded on AIM, is pleased to announce a key milestone in the appraisal drilling campaign of its Etinde asset, in which the Company holds a 25% offshore interest.

Eni wins rights to Block 24 in deepwater Mexico

Eni and its partner Qatar Petroleum have been awarded rights to Block 24 located in the deep waters of the Cuenca Salina basin in Mexico.

Energean signs $180-million senior facility agreement to develop Prinos basin

Energean Oil & Gas has announced that it has signed a reserves-based senior facility agreement, amounting to $180 million.

Shell wins nine key blocks in Mexico deepwater bid round

In the deepwater bid round for the Mexican Gulf of Mexico, Shell Exploración y Extracción de México, S.A. de C.V., (Shell) won four exploration blocks on its own, one with its partner Pemex Exploración y Producción and four with its partner Qatar Petroleum International Limited.

Shell's deepwater Whale well strikes pay in the Gulf of Mexico

Shell Offshore Inc. has announced one of its largest U.S. Gulf of Mexico exploration finds in the past decade from the Whale deepwater well. The well encountered more than 1,400 net ft (427 m) of oil bearing pay.

Total reports major deepwater discovery in the Gulf of Mexico

Total announces a major oil discovery in the Ballymore prospect, located deep offshore in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico (Eastern GoM).

BP exploration discoveries mark positive start for North Sea in 2018

Oil & Gas UK says two new exploration discoveries in the North Sea by a super-major mark a more positive start to the year for the UK’s offshore industry.