Africa

Highlights , Shale Plays

Best of This Week’s Drilling Activity Highlights (July 30, 2021)

A new Walker Ridge discovery in the U.S. Gulf by Chevron plus two more Wolfcamp Shale producers from CrownQuest’s Avogadro prospect in the Permian Basin top this week’s oil and gas drilling activity highlights from around the world.

July 30, 2021

Field Development

Eyeing Energy Transition, Ghana Plans to Speed Up Oil Exploration

State-owned Ghana National Petroleum Corp. (GNPC) is looking to acquire oil assets in order to accelerate exploration before a transition from fossil fuels reshapes the market, Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta said on July 29.

July 30, 2021

Deepwater , Completions

Wireline-deployed Milling Services Enlarge a Tubing Hanger in Deepwater Congo

A case study details how a company enlarged a hardened tubing hanger while also preserving its mechanical integrity. 

July 29, 2021

Exploration & Production , Legislation , International

Nigeria Revamps Oil Sector Law in Pursuit of Dwindling Investment

The overhaul, in the works for 20 years, is the first sweeping update to the laws that govern everything from oil drilling to fuel sales in Nigeria—Africa's largest oil exporter in decades.

July 16, 2021

Field Development , Subsea

Tullow Awards TechnipFMC Work Offshore Ghana

TechnipFMC has been awarded a significant integrated engineering, procurement, construction and installation (iEPCI) contract on July 6 for the Jubilee South East development, located offshore Ghana.

July 7, 2021

Discoveries

Eni Makes ‘Significant’ Oil Discovery Offshore Ghana

The Eban-1X well proved a single 80-m light oil column in a thick sandstone reservoir interval of Cenomanian age, Eni said.

July 6, 2021

Investment , Exploration & Production , International

Nigerian Lawmakers Pass Historic Oil Overhaul Bill

Leaders agreed earlier this year to sweeten the terms for oil companies in an effort by Nigeria’s parliament to attract much-needed investment in an era of shrinking global cash for fossil fuel production.

July 2, 2021

Highlights , Shale Plays

Best of This Week’s Drilling Activity Highlights (July 1, 2021)

Pantheon Resources North Slope test, Chesapeake Marcellus well completion plus EOG Resources Eagleville Field wells producing from the Eagle Ford Shale and Austin Chalk top this week’s oil and gas drilling activity highlights from around the world.

July 1, 2021

Highlights , Shale Plays

Best of This Week’s Drilling Activity Highlights (June 25, 2021)

Shell’s recent high-volume Pliocene discovery in the Gulf of Mexico plus Marathon Oil Upper Three Forks wells and Chesapeake Marcellus Shale completions in Pennsylvania’s Bradford County top this week’s oil and gas drilling activity highlights from around the world.

June 25, 2021

Public Capital , People

Houston-based VAALCO Energy Names Oil Industry Veteran Ron Bain as CFO

The appointment of Ronald Bain as CFO, who has over 25 years of oil industry experience including at Baker Hughes, is part of a recently launched strategy shift by VAALCO Energy.

June 21, 2021