http://www.worldoil.com WorldOil TotalEnergies, Qatar Petroleum land two new offshore Suriname blocks https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/6/25/totalenergies-qatar-petroleum-land-two-new-offshore-suriname-blocks With these two new operated exploration blocks, TotalEnergies expands its position in Suriname, an emerging world class basin. A 3D seismic acquisition campaign will be carried out on these 2 licenses to confirm their potential. Fugro performs geophysical surveys offshore Suriname for Petronas https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/3/10/fugro-performs-geophysical-surveys-offshore-suriname-for-petronas The work for Petronas Suriname is being conducted from the survey vessel MV Fugro Brasilis and involves geophysical data collection, heat flow measurements, core sampling and onboard geochemical analyses, which aim to optimize future exploration activities in this frontier area. Oilfield service companies see drilling rebound everywhere but the U.S. https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/1/22/oilfield-service-companies-see-drilling-rebound-everywhere-but-the-us Schlumberger posted better-than-expected earnings Friday and forecast an increase in overseas spending by customers in the next quarter. Earlier in the week, Halliburton said oil markets outside North America may see double-digit growth in the second half of 2021, while Baker Hughes predicted a modest recovery in Latin America, the North Sea and the Middle East. Total awards Maersk two deepwater drilling contracts in Suriname https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/1/18/total-awards-maersk-two-deepwater-drilling-contracts-in-suriname The total value of the firm contracts is approximately USD $100MM, including rig modifications, integrated services provided, and a mobilization fee for Maersk Valiant. The contracts include various extension options. Total logs fourth significant oil and gas discovery offshore Suriname https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/1/14/total-logs-fourth-significant-oil-and-gas-discovery-offshore-suriname Total and Apache Corporation have made a new significant oil and gas discovery at the Keskesi East-1 well, in Block 58 off the coast of Suriname. This follows previous discoveries at Maka Central, Sapakara West and Kwaskwasi. OPEC+ kicks off talks with key members split on oil production cuts https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/11/30/opecplus-kicks-off-talks-with-key-members-split-on-oil-production-cuts The 23-nation coalition is debating whether to maintain the output cuts at current levels, deferring the increase scheduled for January. Some members are concerned that global markets remain too fragile to absorb additional barrels -- particularly after Libya’s output soared -- while others are keen to sell more crude. Total taps Maersk Drilling for two-rig Suriname campaign https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/11/24/total-taps-maersk-drilling-for-two-rig-suriname-campaign The campaign is expected to commence in early 2021, with an estimated firm combined duration of 500 days. The estimated firm total contract value is approximately USD $100MM, including rig upgrades and integrated services provided. Equinor awards subsea integration alliance integrated FEED contract for Bacalhau field https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/2/5/equinor-awards-subsea-integration-alliance-integrated-feed-contract-for-bacalhau-field Schlumberger announced today an award to Subsea Integration Alliance of an exclusive contract by Equinor for the front-end engineering design (FEED) on its Bacalhau (formerly Carcará) project offshore Brazil. Apache and Total tally significant oil find offshore Suriname https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/1/7/apache-and-total-tally-significant-oil-find-offshore-suriname The Maka Central-1 well successfully tested for the presence of hydrocarbons in multiple stacked targets in the upper Cretaceous-aged Campanian and Santonian intervals and encountered both oil and gas condensate. Apache, Total form Suriname offshore exploration joint venture https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/12/23/apache-total-form-suriname-offshore-exploration-joint-venture Under the agreement, Apache and Total will each hold a 50% working interest in Block 58, which comprises approximately 1.4 MM acres in water depths ranging from less than 100 m to more than 2,100 m.