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A Mississippi Canyon Block 503-Pliocene discovery was announced by LLOG Exploration. The #001S0B0 OCS G27277 was directionally drilled to 19,050 ft with a true vertical depth of 17,625 ft. It produced 1,089 bbl of 47°API oil and 22.519 MMcf/d of gas from a perforated zone at 12,574 ft to 12,630 ft. The well was tested on an unreported choke size with a flowing tubing pressure of 5,606 psi and a shut-in casing pressure of 5,650 psi.
Touchstone Energy announced results from flowback testing at #1-Cascadura Deep. According to the company, the results confirm a liquids-rich gas discovery on the Ortoire Block onshore Trinidad and Tobago. The average flowback rate during the extended 24-hour test period was approximately 4,262 boe/d (22.9 MMcf of gas and 449 bbl of 59.5°API NGL). It was tested on a 50/64-inch choke and the flowing tubing pressure was 1,856 psi. Field analysis indicated liquids rich gas with no hydrogen sulfide and no produced water. The well is shut in for a minimum four-week pressure buildup test. The well was drilled to 8,303 ft, and it hit a total sand thickness of 2,100 ft in multiple, stacked thrust sheets in the Herrera section. Calgary-based Touchstone has an 80% operating working interest in the well with partner Heritage Petroleum (20%).
London-based Neptune Energy announced an updated volume estimate for its Dugong discovery. Based on the results from appraisal well #34/4-16 S, the recoverable resources is 40 MMboe to 108 MMboe. The primary appraisal target for #34/4-16 S was to delineate the discovery made in Rannoch in wells #34/4-15 S and #34/4-15 A. A drillstem test on the well is planned at a later stage. The discovery is close to the existing production facilities of the Snorre and Statfjord fields. The reservoir lies at a depth of 3,250 m to 3,500 m, and area water depth is 330 m. The Dugong license partners are Neptune Energy (operator and 45%), Petrolia (20%), Idemitsu (20%) and Concedo (15%).
2022-10-03 - Speaking at Hart Energy’s America’s Natural Gas Conference, East Daley analyst Zach Van Everen predicts gas markets will be oversupplied in the short term but believes exports will eventually drive production for decades.
2022-10-03 - Here’s a roundup of the latest E&P headlines including updates on a Gabonese field and contract wins from the past week in the upstream oil and gas industry.
2022-10-03 - Houston-based SilverBow Resources entered an agreement to acquire bolt-on assets in the Karnes trough in Dewitt and Gonzales counties from an undisclosed seller for $87 million in cash.
2022-10-03 - Although the Norwegian government has said it was not aware of any specific threats to oil and gas infrastructure, it still found it prudent to beef up security and sought to calm concerns among workers.
2022-09-30 - “We’re in a dialogue with our allies regarding increased presence in the Norwegian [offshore] sector and have said yes to contributions from Germany, France and Britain,” Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Stoere told a news conference.