A wide-azimuth survey covering 5,080 sq km started in the Salina del Istmo basin in Mexico’s Bay of Campeche, which contractor Schlumberger Ltd. said provides the first 3D coverage over this shallow-water target area, including the Zama-1 discovery.
The US Bureau of Land Management’s latest quarterly eastern states oil and gas lease sale attracted nearly $1.4 million in competitive bids on 30 of 31 available parcels totaling about 3,031 acres in Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Ohio.
The US Department of the Interior released a final environmental impact statement on Sept. 12 for oil and gas lease sales on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge’s coastal plain that was authorized under Section 2001 of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Job Act.
GeoPark Ltd. was preliminarily awarded four exploration blocks in the Reconcavo and Potiguar basins in Brazil in the first cycle of the permanent offer held by Brazil’s National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels.
A Chevron unit has let a contract to Oilserv for supply of a 20,000-b/d central processing facility for Sarta oil field in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, reports Genel Energy. Oilserv will build, install, operate, and maintain the facility under a lease.
Talos Energy Inc. received a 2-year contract extension and regulatory approvals for additional exploration activities on Block 7 offshore Mexico in the Sureste basin. Talos operates Block 7. Its partners include Sierra Oil & Gas and Premier Oil PLC.
Estimated US gas resources increased to a record 3,374 tcf at yearend 2018, 20% more than 2 years earlier, which represents the largest 2-year increase in the assessment’s 54-year history, the CSM's Potential Gas Committee and the AGA jointly reported.
Representatives of the National Agency of Petroleum, Gas, and Biofuels of Angola (ANPG) discussed details of ANPG’s latest exploration and production bid round covering 10 frontier offshore blocks during a road show stop in Houston on Sept. 10.
The Alberta government has approved the development plan for MEG Energy Corp.’s Surmont oil sands project 53 miles south of Fort McMurray. The phased project is to have ultimate production capacity of about 120,000 b/d of bitumen from SAGD.
A 50-50 joint venture led by Strike Energy Ltd. with Warrego Energy Ltd. has confirmed a natural gas discovery in a third reservoir in its West Erregulla-2 well in the onshore North Perth basin of Western Australia.