Shelf , Field Development , Conventional , Transactions

Afentra Aims to Get More Black Gold Out of Brownfields

Former Tullow Oil CEO Paul McDade is leading a new company, Afentra, aimed at rejuvenating mature West Africa oil fields.

January 24, 2023

Shelf , Field Development

How VAALCO Energy Extended the Life of the Etame Field

Independent operator VAALCO Energy opted to replace an aging FPSO with an FSO and platform upgrades as a way of extending the life of the field offshore Gabon beyond 2030.

January 10, 2023

Business , Shelf , Highlights , Emerging Plays , Discoveries , Deepwater

E&P Highlights: Jan. 9, 2023

Here’s a roundup of the latest E&P headlines from the past week in the upstream oil and gas industry, which include ONGC bringing stranded assets online to its “lucky mascot” and Aker Solutions winning the conversion contract for the Petrojarl Knarr FPSO.

January 9, 2023

Shelf , Acquisitions & Divestitures , Lease Sales

Arena Energy Announces Strategic Gulf of Mexico Acquisition

Arena Energy said its acquisition includes a majority interest in two of the largest fields in the shallow water Gulf of Mexico in Eugene Island 330 and South Marsh 128.

December 13, 2022

Shelf , Acquisitions & Divestitures

W&T Offshore Snags $47 Million Shallow-water Acquisition in Gulf of Mexico

W&T Offshore entered a definitive purchase and sale agreement to purchase the oil-weighted operated producing properties from privately-held ANKOR E&P Holdings Corp. and KOA Energy LP.

January 10, 2022

Public Capital , Shelf , Acquisitions & Divestitures

Talos Energy Adds to Gulf of Mexico Position with ‘Tactical’ Bolt-on

Among the acquired assets are multiple prolific, producing fields in the Gulf of Mexico Shelf that were originally discovered and/or operated by predecessor companies led by current Talos Energy management.

June 22, 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

Public Capital , Shelf , Acquisitions & Divestitures , Joint Ventures

Contango Oil & Gas Strikes JV Deal With Former Partner In US GoM

The original partnership in the late 1990s between Contango and Juneau Oil & Gas made several notable discoveries in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.

December 20, 2019

Shelf , Legislation

Marco Rubio Blocks Trump Interior Nominee Over Offshore Drilling

Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio has placed a hold on the Senate confirmation of President Donald Trump's pick to become the deputy secretary of the Interior Department, Katharine MacGregor, over concerns about the agency's plans to expand offshore drilling, his office said on Dec. 4.

December 4, 2019

Shelf , Energy Transition

How Wind-For-Oil Can Be An Alternative To Shore-Based Electrification

The author traveled to Aker Solutions’ Norwegian facility to discover how wind power can help reduce carbon emissions for oil production.

May 8, 2019