Unconventional , Discoveries , Shale Plays

Torchlight Energy Strikes Oil, Gas At Orogrande Test Well

The oil producer said it expects the new field—The Upper Pennsylvanian Silt (WolfPenn)—to be an oil-rich reservoir with significant volumes of gas as well.

February 25, 2020


VAALCO Energy Makes Oil Discovery Offshore Gabon

VAALCO Energy Inc. said Feb. 18 that the South East Etame 4P appraisal wellbore drilled from the VAALCO operated South East Etame North Tchibala platform offshore Gabon in the Etame Marin permit area successfully encountered oil sands in the Gamba formation.

February 19, 2020


Eni Says Offshore Mexico Find Could Make Block Commercial

The new find is believed to contain between 200 million and 300 million barrels of light oil at a water depth of 340 m.

February 18, 2020


GeoPark Makes New Gas Field Discovery In Chile

GeoPark Ltd., a leading independent Latin American oil and gas explorer, operator and consolidator, said Feb. 4 it has made a discovery in the new Jauke Oeste gas field in the Fell block (GeoPark operated, 100% WI) in Chile.

February 4, 2020


UAE’s ADNOC Signs Deal To Develop New Gas Field With Dubai

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced on Feb. 3 a new gas find with 80 trillion standard cubic feet (Tscf) of shallow gas resources, a discovery that could help the country’s goal to achieve gas self-sufficiency.

February 3, 2020

Reservoir Evaluation , Discoveries

Exxon Mobil Grows Guyana Oil Find Estimates To More Than 8 Bboe

The new recoverable resource estimate, which jumped by 2 Bboe, excludes the Uaru discovery.

January 27, 2020

Discoveries , Seismic

Eni Makes Gas, Condensate Discovery In The UAE

Eni has made a gas and condensate discovery in the Mahani exploration prospect located onshore in the Area B Concession of Sharjah (UAE) on Jan. 27, which was awarded to Eni in the first International Competitive Exploration Licensing Round conducted by the Petroleum Council of Sharjah.

January 27, 2020

Reservoir Evaluation , Discoveries

Data Indicate Oil, Gas Find In Alaska For Oil Search Ltd.

Referring to wireline logs and pressure and fluid sample data, the company said the well intersected 60 m (197 ft) of net hydrocarbon pay while targeting the primary objective.

January 22, 2020


ConocoPhillips Hits Oil, Gas In North Sea

Drilled by the Leiv Eirkisson drilling rig about 10 km (6 miles) northwest of the Balder Field, wildcat well 25/7-8 S hit several oil- and gas-bearing intervals, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate says.

January 14, 2020


Apache, Total Make Significant Oil Discovery Offshore Suriname

Results from the Maka Central discovery prove “significant potential” for the entire 1.4 million acres that comprise Block 58 offshore Suriname, says Apache CEO John Christmann.

January 7, 2020