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Tullow drills Namibia well in "bold effort to open new play"

Tullow Oil Plc said an exploration well off Namibia was a dud, damping enthusiasm over a frontier area that’s attracted renewed interest amid oil’s recovery.

Regional Report: India

Michele Cowart, World Oil

Over the next 30 years, India is predicted to be one of the world’s fastest-growing economies.

The Republic of Madagascar to hold 2018-2019 licensing round

OMNIS, in partnership with TGS and BGP, announce a licensing round in Madagascar, to be launched at Africa Oil Week, Nov. 5-9, 2018.

Rosneft, CNPC agree on wider E&P cooperation

Rosneft and the Chinese National Oil and Gas Corporation (CNPC) signed the Agreement on Cooperation in Exploration and Production in the Russian Federation in the framework of the IV Eastern Economic Forum.

Ecuador holds open licensing round for eight onshore blocks

Carlos Pérez Garcia, Minister of Energy and Non-renewable Resources in Ecuador has announced an open licensing round for eight blocks onshore Ecuador, in Sucumbíos Province. These comprise: Araza Este, Changue, Iguana, Perico, Espejo, Pañayacu Norte, Charapa and Sahino.

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.

Petronas may invest in South Sudan oil blocks, presidency says

Malaysian state energy company Petroliam Nasional Bhd. is interested in developing oil blocks in South Sudan, President Salva Kiir’s office said.

Fugro secures E&P support contracts in Trindad and the Gulf of Mexico

Fugro has won three contracts with BHP Petroleum (Deepwater) Inc., which see the company delivering a range of specialist services to support exploration and production operations in Trinidad and Tobago and the Gulf of Mexico.

Reabold announces commercial discovery in California's West Brentwood area

Reabold, the oil and gas investing company, has announced that Integrity Management Solutions, contract operator of the company's California investments, has informed the company of a commercial hydrocarbon discovery at the Venturini-Ginochio #3 (VG-3) well within the West Brentwood license area.

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.

Eni reports gas discovery in the Egyptian Obayed concession

Eni announces a gas discovery in the Egyptian Western Desert. The discovery well has been drilled on the Faramid South exploration prospect located in East Obayed concession, 30 km North-West of the Melehia Concession.

ExxonMobil adds ninth discovery offshore Guyana

ExxonMobil has announced its ninth discovery offshore Guyana at the Hammerhead-1 well, marking its fifth discovery on the Stabroek Block in the past year and proving a new play concept for potential development.

Are you hunting in the right place for new barrels?

The hunt for new barrels of oil is often focused on exploration activity. But what if additional hydrocarbons could be found right where there is already existing infrastructure?

Fugro acquires data in frontier region seep hunting program, offshore eastern Canada

Fugro has successfully completed the geophysical acquisition portion of a 2018 Carson Basin seep hunting program in offshore eastern Canada.

M2 Subsea completes North Sea survey and inspection project with Ithaca Energy

M2 Subsea has completed a contract with Ithaca Energy UK Limited to conduct a subsea system survey of a North Sea field.

Wood awarded maintenance data build contract by Total Denmark E&P

Wood has secured a new four-year contract with Total Denmark E&P to provide the development and delivery of a significant operations readiness assurance scope for the Tyra redevelopment project, located 225 km west of Esbjerg, on the west coast of the Jutland peninsula in southwest Denmark.

Life2018 sparks ethics conversations, future best practices in oil & gas

Bringing together the upstream oil and gas sector, Halliburton’s Life 2018 is a collaborative digital conference that focuses on technology advances in E&P.

LIFE 2018 sparks ethics conversation, future best practices in oil & gas

Bringing together the upstream oil and gas sector, Halliburton’s Life 2018 is a collaborative digital conference that focuses on technology advances in E&P. In its sixth year, the goal is to leverage advances in science, technology, digital, and the community, to drive the industry forward.

Melbana Energy divests two offshore Australian exploration permits

Melbana Energy Limited has provided the following update on its non-core offshore Australian Exploration Permits AC/P50 and AC/P51 (Permits) (Melbana 55%1 and operator).