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Recoverable oil reserves at Russkoye field increased 8%

The AB1 recoverable oil reserves of Russkoye field have increased 8% following exploration work carried out by Tyumenneftegaz, a petroleum production company belonging to Rosneft.

Aker BP strikes oil in the NOAKA area, offshore Norway

Aker BP is about to complete the Liatårnet exploration well in license 442 in the NOAKA area. The well has proved oil with a gross resource estimate of 80-200 MMboe.

CNOOC China signs cooperation framework agreement with Sinopec Corp.

CNOOC Limited has announced that CNOOC China Limited, its subsidiary, has signed a Cooperation Framework Agreement with China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec Corp.) regarding the sea areas of Bohai, Beibu Gulf and South Yellow Sea, as well as North Jiangsu basin.

Capricorn Norge strikes out southeast of Norne field

Capricorn Norge AS, operator of PL 758, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 6508/1-3.

Acteon acquires Proserv’s field technology services, survey businesses

Subsea services group Acteon is adding subsea cutting expertise to its Claxton brand with the acquisition of Proserv’s international Field Technology Services and Survey business units.

Equinor finds more oil in the Oseberg area

Equinor has, on behalf of the Oseberg partners, made a profitable oil discovery related to Oseberg Vestflanken.

Eni awarded new E&P license in the prolific Tano basin, offshore Ghana

Eni (70%) and its partner Vitol (30%) have been awarded rights to Block WB03, located in the medium deep waters of the prolific Tano basin, offshore Ghana.

Africa Oil Week to focus on role of oil, gas in South Africa’s future energy mix

With Africa Oil Week (https://Africa-OilWeek.com) in Cape Town in its 26th year, this year’s event – from Nov. 4-8 – will feature, for the first time, a day-long “South African Showcase.”

Aker BP discovers oil at Frosk, west of Stavanger

Aker BP ASA, operator of production license 340, has finalized the results after drilling wildcat well 24/9-15 S (Froskelår Nordøst) and appraisal well 24/9-15 A.

New discovery expands natural gas resource potential offshore Mauritania, Senegal

Kosmos Energy has announced that the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim-1 well (GTA-1), drilled on the eastern anticline within the unit development area of Greater Tortue, has encountered approximately 30 m of net gas pay in high-quality Albian reservoir.

GulfSlope Energy launches shallow prospect program in the Gulf of Mexico

GulfSlope has announced the execution of a letter of intent with a privately held oil and gas company to form a joint venture to generate and drill shallow depth prospects in the Gulf of Mexico.

Aker BP misses the mark north of Gina Krog

Aker BP ASA, operator of production license 777, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 15/6-16 S. The well was drilled about 10 km north of Gina Krog field and 220 km west of Stavanger in the central part of the North Sea.

Premier Oil reports significant resource upgrade at Zama

Premier has announced that it has significantly increased its resource estimate of Zama field offshore Mexico, following its evaluation of the data acquired from the highly successful Talos Energy-operated Block 7 Zama appraisal campaign.

Emerald Bay Energy reports initial oil production from South Texas' Kuhn 3

Emerald Bay Energy Inc. has reported on the initial oil production from the Kuhn 3 well. During the first 24 hr, Kuhn 3 produced approximately 120 bbl of oil.

SDX Energy reports significant oil discovery in Egypt's West Gharib Concession

SDX Energy plc, the North Africa focused oil and gas company, has announced that an oil discovery has been made at its Rabul-7 development well in the West Gharib Concession in Egypt.

Shearwater GeoServices awarded 4D surveys at Total’s Tyra, Roar fields in Denmark

Shearwater GeoServices Holding AS has announced the award of a 4D seismic survey by Total E&P Denmark A/S to be conducted this summer.

LLOG reports start of production at Buckskin Project, in deepwater GOM

LLOG Exploration Company, LLC has announced that it has initiated production from the Buckskin Project in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.

TGS, PGS partner with Bain Geophysical to create crustal study offshore East Canada

Building on their decade-long partnership for Eastern Canada seismic/gravity surveys, TGS and PGS have announced a partnership with Bain Geophysical Services to create a new regional study of the crust offshore Newfoundland and Labrador.

Lonestar announces positive production results at Horned Frog

Lonestar Resources US Inc. announced additional well results in its Horned Frog area located in La Salle County, Texas.

Gazprom Neft confirms commercial outlook for Chona project

Gazprom Neft subsidiary Gazpromneft-GEO has drilled a second horizontal well at Ignyalinskoye field in the Irkutsk Oblast. Commercial inflow is more than double the flowrate at the first well, constructed last year.