OGJ ED&P - Feb 13th, 2024
bp extends GOM ultra-deepwater drillship contract
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February 13, 2024
bp has let a 2-year contract to Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc. for the ultra-deepwater drillship Ocean BlackLion in the Gulf of Mexico.
The planned combination will create the fifth-largest Permian producer with nearly 840,000 acres.
ConocoPhillips Co. hit records with full-year total company and Lower 48 production of 1.826 MMboe/d and 1.067 MMboe/d, respectively, the company said in an earnings report Feb. 8.
The company is targeting 1 million b/d from the basin by 2025, to be sustained by about $5 billion annually in capital spending.
The combined organization will control about 40% of gross gas production in the Haynesville.
Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales, the largest oil and gas operator in Argentina, has outlined a plan to grow the company with a focus on the Vaca Muerta formation.
Petrobras closed a deal to acquire interest in three exploration blocks offshore Africa from Shell plc.
TotalEnergies has started production from Akpo West field offshore Nigeria. By mid-2024, the field is expected to add 14,000 b/d of condensate production.
Neptune Energy Norge AS has been granted a permit by the Norwegian Offshore Directorate for drilling in the North Sea.
Canacol Energy Ltd. decreased its year-over-year capital spending plan, allocating $138-151 million in 2024 compared with $205 million in 2023.
DNO Exploration UK has agreed to acquire a 25% interest in the Shell UK Ltd.-operated Arran gas and condensate field in the UK North Sea from ONE-Dyas.
Shell UK Ltd. has signed a drilling rig contract with Valaris to advance drilling of the Selene exploration well and the Pensacola appraisal well in the Southern North Sea
Wintershall has been granted consent for use of the Transocean Norge semi-submersible drilling rig as part of the Maria field revitalization project in the Norwegian Sea.

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A QatarEnergy and TotalEnergies joint venture has let four contract packages for the next development phase of Al-Shaheen field offshore Qatar.
Equinor has extended a contract with consulting and engineering company Wood to deliver maintenance and modification solutions to the Peregrino assets off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Equinor Energy AS has been granted a permit by the Norwegian Offshore Directorate for drilling in the North Sea.
88 Energy Ltd. identified 2024 activities in Namibia, Alaska, and the Permian basin in its 2023 fourth-quarter report.
Condor Energies has entered into a contract with the Uzbekistan government to increase production and overall recovery rates from a cluster of conventional natural gas-condensate fields in the country.
Equinor ASA employed SLB’s fully autonomous drilling operations at the Peregrino C platform in Brazil’s Campos basin.
Petróleo Brasileiro SA identified hydrocarbons in the deepwater Pitu Oeste exploratory well in block BM-POT-17 in the deepwater Potiguar basin, 52 km off the coast of the state of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil.

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