Black Sea

Highlights , Shale Plays

Best of This Week’s Drilling Activity Highlights (Oct. 15, 2021)

Several Wolfcamp Shale discoveries by Pioneer in the Midland Basin and Devon in the Delaware, plus Marcellus well completions by the recently merged Coterra Energy and a giant gas find in the Black Sea top this week’s oil and gas drilling activity highlights from around the world.

October 15, 2021

Field Development , Subsea

Schlumberger Wins Contract for Development of Turkey’s Largest Gas Field

The Sakarya offshore greenfield represents the largest gas reserve ever discovered in Turkey. The subsea development will be located approximately 100 nautical miles into the Black Sea.

October 15, 2021

Field Development

Turkey Turns to US Firms amid Plans for Black Sea Gas Extraction

If the gas can be commercially extracted, the discovery could transform Turkey’s dependence on Russia, Iran and Azerbaijan for energy.

June 11, 2021

Discoveries , Natural Gas

Turkey Discovers 135 Bcm Additional Natural Gas in Black Sea

Turkey has discovered 135 billion cubic meters (Bcm) of additional natural gas in the southern Black Sea, President Tayyip Erdogan said on June 4, raising the total discovery in the region to 540 Bcm.

June 4, 2021


Schlumberger Introduces High-Definition LWD Service MagniSphere

MagniSphere service delivers real-time reservoir evaluation data to improve drilling performance and optimize well placement for maximized production

November 12, 2020

Investment , Deepwater

OMV Again Postpones Decision On Black Sea Offshore Investment

The exploration of the Black Sea Neptun block is a joint venture between OMV’s Romanian subsidiary Petrom and U.S. major Exxon Mobil Corp., and includes the first deepwater exploration well in Romanian waters.

March 13, 2020

Shelf , Deepwater , Energy Transition , Subsea

Leading Offshore Into A Changing Future

OTC kicks off today in Houston and its chairman sees another 50 years of success for offshore energy.

May 6, 2019

Logistics , Subsea

Shell Awards Bourbon Integrated Logistics Contracts In Bulgaria

Bourbon Marine & Logistics has been awarded by Shell its first integrated logistics contract for the support of its exploration campaign in Black Sea, Bulgaria, in partnership with Bulgarian operator Bon Marine on March 28.

March 28, 2019

Field Development , Deepwater

Turkey Set To Begin Oil And Gas Drilling Off Cyprus

Turkey and the internationally recognized Greek Cypriot government have overlapping claims of jurisdiction for offshore oil and gas research in the eastern Mediterranean, a region thought to be rich in natural gas.

February 21, 2019

Discoveries , Technology

Total Starts Drilling Third Well For Gas, Oil Off Bulgarian Coast

French oil giant Total (NYSE: TOT) and its partners Austria’s OMV and Spain’s Repsol have started drilling a third well in a block off the Bulgarian coast in the Black Sea, Total’s Bulgarian business said on Nov. 7.

November 7, 2018