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Kosmos Energy has announced an oil discovery at the Winterfell infrastructure exploration well. The #1-Winterfell hit 85 ft of net pay in Upper Miocene. The 23,000-ft venture is in Green Canyon Block 944. Area water depth is about 5,300 ft. Kosmos will work with partners on an appraisal plan and development options. The company also plans to drill the Zora ILX well in the Gulf of Mexico later in 2021.
In the Campos Basin, Petrobras completed a hydrocarbon discovery in Block C-M-411. The #1-BRSA-1377-RJS (Urissane) was drilled in approximately 2,950 m of water, and it encountered oil in the presalt section of the reservoirs. Additional testing in the area is planned to assess the potential of the discovery. Petrobras is the operator of the block and holds a 50% interest, in partnership with Exxon Mobil holding 50%.
3 Saudi Arabia
State oil company Saudi Aramco announced two new oil and gas fields in northern Saudi Arabia. According to the company, the new Abraq al-Toloul oil field in the Northern Borders Province flowed at a rate of 3,189 bbl/d of Arab light crude oil, with 3.5 MMcf/d of gas. Hadabat al Hajara gas field in the neighboring al-Jauf Province has a production rate of 16 MMcf/d of gas, along with 1,944 bbl of oil condensate. Aramco plans to estimate the total amount of oil and gas in the two fields and is drilling more wells to determine the boundary areas and capacities.
Weatherford International Plc has strengthened its collaboration with upstream data visualization provider INT on Aug. 12 to provide next-level, real-time well visualization in both 2D and 3D. Weatherford will embed INT’s IVAAP framework into the Weatherford Centro digital well delivery software, advancing its data visualization capabilities.
McDermott International Inc. has been awarded a substantial contract from a Middle East customer for engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) services in the Arabian Gulf, the company said on March 21.
Topaz Energy and Marine has signed contract extensions for 12 of its vessels currently supporting the offshore operations of BP Exploration (Caspian Sea) Ltd. in Azerbaijan, the company said on March 20.