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