Apex International Energy Hits Oil in Egypt’s Western Desert

The SEMZ-11X well hit 65 ft of oil pay in the Cretaceous sandstones of the Bahariya and Abu Roash G formations, the company said in a news release.

January 20, 2021


Kosmos, Partners Hit Oil in GoM’s Green Canyon Area

The Winterfell ILX well, designed to test a subsalt Upper Miocene prospect in Green Canyon Block 944, hit about 26 m (85 ft) of net oil pay in two intervals, Kosmos said.

January 19, 2021


Apache, Total Hit Oil Pay Offshore Suriname

The latest oil find by Total and partner Apache follows discoveries at Maka Central, Sapakara West and Kwaskwasi.

January 14, 2021


Kuwait Makes Three Oil, Gas Discoveries

The discoveries include conventional oil found near the Burgan oil field.

January 4, 2021


Eni Makes Oil Discovery in Egypt’s Western Desert

New oil resources discovered in the Western Desert of Egypt with a new exploration well in Meleiha Concession. The new discovery adds 10,000 barrels of oil per day to the current Concession production.

December 23, 2020

Unconventional , Discoveries , Crude Oil

Mexico’s Pemex, Talos to Keep Talking over Major Shared Oil Find

Mexico’s energy ministry has approved a 60-day extension for talks between state oil company Pemex and a private consortium led by U.S.-based Talos Energy Inc. over the future of a massive shared crude deposit, Talos CEO Tim Duncan told Reuters on Dec. 22.

December 23, 2020

Discoveries , Deepwater , Drilling

Petrobras Finds High Quality Oil in New Well at Giant Buzios Field

Brazil’s state-controlled oil producer Petroleo Brasileiro SA confirmed the presence of high quality oil on Dec. 22 after drilling a new well at Buzios, the country’s second-most productive field.

December 22, 2020


ConocoPhillips Makes Norway Oil Discovery of up to 200 Million Barrels

ConocoPhillips made an oil discovery in the Norwegian Sea north of the Heidrun field, the country's Petroleum Directorate (NPD) said on Dec. 22.

December 22, 2020

Discoveries , Natural Gas , Crude Oil

PetroChina Strikes Big Gas Find in China Xinjiang’s Junggar Basin

PetroChina, Asia’s largest producer of oil and gas, has struck a large natural gas discovery in northwest China's Xinjiang region with an initial estimated reserve exceeding 100 billion cubic meters, China’s state news agency Xinhua reported over the weekend.

December 21, 2020

Field Development , Discoveries

Jordan Discovers ‘Promising’ Gas Finds Near Iraq Border

Jordan's majority state-owned National Petroleum Co. has discovered "promising" new quantities of natural gas in the Risha gas field along its eastern border with Iraq, the energy minister said on Dec. 13.

December 14, 2020