Company Profiles , Unconventional , Emerging Plays , Discoveries , Shale Plays

Born in the Bakken

U.S. tight rock oil production exceeded 9 million barrels per day in March, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The story began 20 years ago in Richland County, Mont., with a prospector, two wildcatters, Halliburton and a bold venture: land a lateral in the middle Bakken—and frac it.

May 22, 2020


Petrobras Finds New ‘Optimum Quality’ Oil Within Presalt Region

The oil was found in the Buzios oil field offshore Brazil.

May 11, 2020


Repsol-led Group Makes Deepwater Oil Find in Gulf of Mexico

The consortium said in a statement that the find was in the Polok-1 and Chinwol-1 wells, located in Block 29 of the Salina Basin, off the southeastern states Veracruz and Tabasco.

May 4, 2020


SDX Energy Makes Commercial Gas Discovery in Egypt

The company estimates the well, which was drilled to a measured depth of 7,245 feet, encountered about 24 billion cubic feet equivalent of recoverable gas and condensate resources.

April 8, 2020


Wintershall Dea Makes Oil Find in Norwegian Sea

The well hit an oil column of at least 60 meters in the Garn Formation and an oil column of at least 120 meters in the Tilje Formation.

April 7, 2020


Equinor, Partners Make Oil Discovery in US GoM

Drilled by the Pacific Khamsin rig to a depth of 33,348 feet, the well found about 200 ft of net oil pay with good reservoir characteristics in Paleogene sandstone.

April 6, 2020


Apache, Total Score Another Win with Discovery Offshore Suriname

The Sapakara West-1 well hit gas condensate and oil, boosting confidence in the play located offshore Suriname.

April 2, 2020

Reservoir Evaluation , Discoveries

Oil Search Finds Oil, Deems Alaska Drilling Campaign a ‘Success’

The company reported the discovery of oil from a well west of the Horseshoe discovery and hydrocarbon pay from a sidetrack.

April 1, 2020

Emerging Plays , Discoveries

International Highlights

Check out the latest E&P highlights from around the world.

April 1, 2020

Shelf , Discoveries

Byron Energy Strikes Pay in US Gulf of Mexico Well

Byron Energy’s latest well located on South Marsh Island Block 71 in shallow water Gulf of Mexico was flowing at a rate of 8.3 million cubic feet per day of gas.

March 23, 2020