Unconventional , Conventional

UAE Oil Discoveries Bolster ADNOC Bid to Reach 5 MMbbl/d Capacity

United Arab Emirates' Energy Minister Suhail al-Mazrouei said on Nov. 23 the latest oil discoveries are part of state-owned Abu Dhabi National Oil Co.'s efforts to increase production capacity to 5 million barrels per day (MMbbl/d) by 2030.

November 23, 2020

Discoveries , Conventional

Eni, BP Hit Natural Gas Offshore Egypt

he Nidoco NW-1 exploratory well hit gas-bearing sands for a total thickness of 100 meters, Eni said.

September 16, 2020

Unconventional , Conventional , Drilling , Completions

Acoustic Imaging Tool Provides 360-degree Downhole View

The approach leverages sound waves to give operators eyes inside their wellbores.

February 24, 2020


Equinor, Rosneft To Extract 250 MMbbl Of Oil At Russian Field

Oil firms Equinor and Rosneft expect to extract some 250 million barrels of oil and 23 billion cubic meters of gas during the first part of the development of the Severo-Komsomolskoye oilfield in Russia, Equinor said on Dec. 23.

December 23, 2019


Companies Opting For Shorter Cycle Times As Conventional Projects Decline

Recent IHS Markit report says a significant rebound in discoveries may not happen because since 2014 there has been an increased emphasis on exploring less risky maturing basins and short cycle-time unconventional projects.

October 17, 2019

Public Capital , Conventional , Acquisitions & Divestitures

BP Agrees To Sell Egyptian Assets To Dragon Oil

Reuters reported last month that London-based BP was nearing the sale of the Egyptian assets to Dragon Oil for over $600 million, citing industry and banking sources.

June 3, 2019

Conventional , Crude Oil

Canadian Natural Resources To Temporarily Shut In Oil Production Due To Wildfires

Oil and gas producer Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. said on Friday it would temporarily shut-in about 65,000 barrels per day (bbl/d) of crude oil production due to forest fires in Alberta.

June 1, 2019

Reservoir Evaluation , Conventional

Geology Lessons Could Hold Key To Success Offshore Guyana, Suriname

Geologist provides food for thought as companies target the Guyana-Suriname Basin following the Exxon Mobil-led winning streak.

May 15, 2019

Field Development , Conventional

BW Offshore Open To Solutions Offshore Namibia

The operator of a long-stalled project remains optimistic and patient as the area attracts major players such as Exxon Mobil and Total.

May 14, 2019

Field Development , Conventional , Lease Sales

Uganda Launches Second Round Of Competitive Bidding For Oil Blocks

Uganda launched its first oil block auction in 2015, covering six exploration areas measuring 2,674 sq km.

May 9, 2019