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Highlands Natural Resources provides operations update on East Denver Project

Highlands, the London-listed natural resources company, provides the following update about the six new wells being funded entirely by Highlands' partners at its East Denver Project.

Equinor granted drilling permit for wildcat, west of Atlantis discovery

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Equinor Energy AS a drilling permit for well 7324/3-1, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.

Gardner Denver releases newest pressure pumping fluid end technology

Gardner Denver Petroleum & Industrial Pumps, the only total solutions provider to the drilling, well servicing and frac pumps market, announced the launch of GDNX, the next generation of fluid end technology.

Matador revealed as mystery buyer in record Permian auction

Matador Resources was the anonymous purchaser of drilling rights in the Permian that fetched a record $95,001/acre.

The $20-billion race to eclipse Norway's elite oil producers

The race is on to become Norway’s biggest non-state oil company.

Siccar Point defers drilling of Lyon exploration well until 2019

With the Cambo well operations shortly due to complete, Siccar Point Energy E&P Limited and its JV partner have elected to defer the drilling of the Lyon exploration well (Licence P.1854) until 2019.

Faroe Petroleum to drill first well in PL 825, offshore Norway

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Faroe Petroleum Norge AS a drilling permit for well 30/6-30, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.

UK North Sea drilling at 40-year low, risking growth goals

The oil business has mostly recovered from a worst-in-a-generation crude price slump, but not everyone is celebrating.

Equinor granted drilling permit for wildcat in PL 751

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Equinor Energy AS a drilling permit for well 6407/11-1, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.

Block Energy, NOC ink MOU for hire of drilling and workover rigs

Block Energy Plc, the exploration and production company focused on the Republic of Georgia, has announced execution of a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Georgia-based drilling contractor, JSC Norio Oil Company (NOC), for the provision of a drilling and a workover rig.

Savannah Petroleum spuds Zomo-1 well, in southeastern Niger

Savannah Petroleum PLC, the British independent oil and gas company focused around activities in Niger and Nigeria, this morning announces that the fifth well in its current Niger drilling campaign, Zomo-1, was spudded on Sept. 8, 2018.

Maersk Drilling, Aker BP sign major contract founded on joint alliance

Maersk Drilling and Aker BP have agreed to a one-year contract to deploy high-performance rig Maersk Integrator on the Norwegian shelf from June 2019. The contract is founded on the alliance that the parties entered into in 2017.

Anglo African Oil & Gas reports temporary suspension of drilling at Tilapia field

Anglo African Oil & Gas plc, an independent oil and gas developer, has announced that the company has been informed by its drilling contractor, SMP, that they have experienced a topside issue that has affected a rig offshore the Congo.

African oil hunt returns as majors seek to unlock vast reserves

Africa is entering the oil-hunt spotlight as drillers, flush with cash after crude’s recovery, are turning their attention back to the continent’s potentially vast resources.

Amerisur Resources spuds Pintadillo-1 well, in Colombia

Amerisur Resources Plc, the oil and gas producer and explorer focused on South America, has announced that the spudding of Pintadillo-1, in the central part of the Platanillo Block, using Rig D-10, occurred on Aug. 30, 2018.

Panoro Energy reports oil discovery at Dussafu, offshore Gabon

Panoro Energy has reported an oil discovery in the Ruche North East Marin-1 (DRNEM-1) well drilled in the Dussafu Marin PSC, offshore Gabon.

New Age spuds appraisal well on Cameroon's Etinde Block

Bowleven, the Africa focused oil and gas company traded on AIM, has announced the spud of the IE-4 appraisal well on the Etinde Block, Cameroon, by the block’s operator, New Age Cameroon Offshore Petroleum SA.

Maersk Drilling, Aker BP sign two-year contract to reactivate Maersk Reacher jackup

Maersk Drilling and Aker BP have agreed to a new two-year contract to reactivate and quickly deploy jackup rig Maersk Reacher in the Norwegian part of the North Sea.

Trelleborg launches a custom-engineered elastomer-to-metal wellhead sealing solution

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions has announced the launch of a new metal end cap seal specifically engineered for HTHP wellhead tubing and casing hanger sealing environments, which combines the pressure and extrusion resistance of a metal-to-metal bonded component with the flexibility of an elastomer.

Schlumberger introduces new MEMS gyro surveying service

Schlumberger has introduced the GyroSphere MEMS gyro-while-drilling service at Offshore Northern Seas (ONS). The GyroSphere service responds to the needs of E&P companies for a faster and more rugged, gyro-surveying while-drilling tool that increases drilling efficiency and reliability while reducing drilling risks.