OGJ ED&P - May 9th, 2023
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May 9, 2023

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Equinor has taken final investment decision to develop the BM-C-33 project in the Campos Basin offshore Brazil.
ExxonMobil Guyana authorized Saipem SPA to proceed with the final phase of the UARU oil field development project in Stabroek block, offshore Guyana, per a contractual agreement announced on Dec. 15, 2022, the service provider said in a release May 5 (OGJ Online, Dec. 15, 2022). The final phase of the awarded scope of work includes the design, fabrication...
Southwestern Energy Co. plans to delay certain dry gas-focused completions but has maintained its 2023 full-year guidance. Second-quarter 2023 production of 408-420 bcfe is expected.
Wintershall Dea and partners made a significant oil discovery on the Kan exploration prospect in Block 30 in the shallow water of the Cuenca Salina in Sureste basin, about 25 km offshore Mexico.
Callon Petroleum Co., Houston, signed agreements to solidify its Permian basin focus, selling its Eagle Ford assets to fund expansion in the Delaware basin.
Shell Offshore Inc. has let a services contract to Worley for the Sparta floating development in the Gulf of Mexico about 170 miles off the Louisiana coast.
LLOG Exploration Offshore LLC has let a contract to Subsea 7 SA to serve as project manager for Salamanca development, which includes Leon and Castile fields, in the US Gulf of Mexico.
Galp Energia, operator of petroleum exploration license 83 in Namibia’s Orange basin, has secured a rig for drilling to begin in this year’s fourth quarter.
Aladdin Middle East Ltd. (AME) reached final depth during a Pinarova-1 well investigation into an oil source in the Resan license, southwest Turkey, partner UK Oil & Gas PLC (UKOG) said on May 3.
TotalEnergies SE has let a contract to Aker Solutions ASA to provide a deepwater subsea production system for three additional infill wells tied-back to Moho Nord field 75 km off the Congolese coast in the Republic of the Congo.
JHI Associates Inc. has entered into a license acquisition agreement (LAA) with Argos Resources Ltd. to acquire Argos' PL001 production license interests in North Falkland basin.
Ovintiv Inc. expects to nearly double its Permian basin oil and condensate production to about 125,000 b/d following closing of a deal signed to acquire substantially all leasehold interest and related assets of Black Swan Oil & Gas, PetroLegacy Energy, and Piedra Resources—all of which are portfolio companies of EnCap Investments LP—in a cash and ...
Neptune Energy began production from the 11th well at its operated Cygnus gas field in the southern North Sea.

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Touchstone Exploration Inc. confirmed the presence of light crude oil at non-commercial rates during the first Royston-1X well production test on Ortoire block, onshore in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.
Sage Natural Resources plans to shift its drilling program to oil assets in the Eagle Ford shale for the remainder of the year, suspending its Barnett shale program due to the drop in natural gas commodity price through this year’s first quarter.
State-owned Turkish Petroleum Corp. (TPAO) made a large discovery in exploration well Şehit Aybüke Yalçın-1 in the frontier Cudi-Gabar area, 20 km northwest of Cizre and 7 km northeast of Şehit Esma Çevik field, onshore Turkey.
Tamboran Resources’ contracted drilling rig from Helmerich & Payne has arrived in Darwin from the US and is expected to begin drilling in Tamboran’s Beetaloo basin permits in July.
Equinor Energy AS has added work scopes to Odfjell Drilling Ltd.’s Deepsea Aberdeen and Deepsea Stavanger semi-submersible drilling rigs.