Exploration Development

PGNiG to acquire Tommeliten interests from Equinor

PGNiG will acquire non-operated interests in the Tommeliten discovery on the Norwegian Continental Shelf in the greater Ekofisk area from Equinor for $220 million. Equinor will divest its 42.38% interest in the Tommeliten Unit (PL…



Chances rise for Goddard gas development

Chances for development of the Goddard natural gas discovery in the UK North Sea have risen to 75% after third-party confirmation of the resource estimate, reports Independent Oil & Gas. ERC Equipoise estimated gross midpoint…



OIL reports two gas discoveries in Assam

State-owned Oil India Ltd. reported two natural gas discoveries in Assam, Northeast India. The West Lohali-1 well encountered a sand reservoir in the Oligocene Barail formation, while the Dhakuwal-1 well encountered two zones in the…


Novatek reports gas, condensate discovery

Novatek said drilling and testing by subsidiary Arctic LNG 3 have confirmed a natural gas and condensate discovery on the North-Obskiy license in shallow waters of Ob Bay in Russia’s Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Region.



Chariot to plug well offshore Namibia

Chariot Oil & Gas will plug its Prospect S well on the Central Blocks license offshore Namibia after determining the target reservoir is water-bearing. The Ocean Rig Poseidon drillship drilled the well to 4,165 m…


Eni to farm in to BP’s Libyan blocks

Exploration is to resume next year on three Libyan blocks now operated by BP PLC after a planned farmin by Eni SPA. The companies and National Oil Corp. signed a letter of intent to work…


Kosmos to plug Pontoenoe test off Suriname

Kosmos Energy will plug its Pontoenoe-1 exploration well in 2,497 m of water offshore Suriname after determining the main, Late Cretaceous target reservoir was water-bearing. The Block 42 well went to 6,194 m about 280…