OGJ ED&P - Sep 26th, 2023
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September 26, 2023
Tamboran is accelerating appraisal of the Beetaloo subbasin onshore Northern Territory, Australia, with spudding of the Amungee NW-3H horizontal well in exploration permit 98.
88 Energy Ltd. has mapped the recently identified Upper Slope Fan System (Upper SFS) across its Project Pheonix acreage on the North Slope of Alaska. The data will be used for subsequent stimulation and flow test operations.
Argentina’s YPF SA and Compañía General de Combustibles SA have started drilling the first exploration well, MAYPA x1, in the Palermo Aike unconventional formation in Argentine Patagonia.
PRIO (formerly PetroRio) has let a transportation and installation contract to McDermott for Wahoo oil field development, offshore Brazil.
Equinor Energy AS has submitted a declaration of commerciality and plans of development for Raia Manta and Raia Pintada fields in the BM-C-33 concession in Brazil’s Campos basin to ANP.
Invictus Energy Ltd. started drilling the Mukuyu-2 well to prove up a material discovery in license SG 4571, Cabora Bassa basin, Zimbabwe.
Arena Energy LLC and rig services provider White Fleet Drilling, LLC has mobilized the White Fleet Drilling (WFD) 400 refurbished jack-up drilling rig for work in the US Gulf of Mexico.
Argentine company Pampa Energía is set to invest $200 million to develop a pilot shale oil project in Vaca Muerta, the natural gas and electricity company’s first foray into the petroleum sector.
CNOOC Ltd. started production from the Bozhong 28-2 South Oilfield Second Adjustment Project in Bohai Bay, offshore China, in about 21 m of water.
Eni has let a subsea umbilicals, risers, and flowlines (SURF) contract to Saipem for the development of the Baleine Phase 2 project offshore Ivory Coast.
OMV (Norge) AS made a minor hydrocarbon discovery at the Velocette 6607/3-1 S exploration well in Norwegian Sea production license (PL) 1016
Strike Energy is drilling the South Erregulla-2 appraisal well and has been awarded production license L24 in South Erregulla gas field in Perth basin, Australia, to support South Erregulla Phase 1 development.

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Equinor Energy AS, drilling on behalf of North Sea production license PL 035 operator Aker BP ASA, encountered a dry hole in exploration well 30/11-15, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate said in a release Sept. 22.
W&T Offshore Inc. closed a deal Sept. 20 to acquire working interests in eight shallow water oil and gas producing assets in the central and eastern shelf region of the Gulf of Mexico from an undisclosed private seller for $32 million.
Shell plc subsidiary BG International Ltd. agreed to farm out a 40% interest in the North East El-Amriya offshore area (Block 3) in the Egyptian Mediterranean Sea to Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Co. subsidiary KUFPEC (Egypt) Ltd.
A consortium of bp plc and Shell plc has been awarded three deep water blocks offshore Trinidad and Tobago by the Minister of Energy and Energy Industries.