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  • Maersk Viking heads for Ghana deep water

    Maersk Drilling drillship wins assignment with Aker Energy to drill Pecan-4A appraisal

    Online  upstreamonline.com 5 hours old Rob Watts

    TransGlobe completes dry well in Egypt

    Canadian player fails to find oil in Western Desert, continues production drilling in the east

    Online  upstreamonline.com 5 hours old Beate Schjølberg

    IOG nudges back planned sanction date

    FID planned for fourth quarter as Thames Pipeline integirty is confirmed

    Online  upstreamonline.com 5 hours old Rob Watts

    PetroVietnam requests law changes

    Concerns about production outstripping reserve replacement

    Online  upstreamonline.com 6 hours old Russell Searancke

    Lundin wraps up Alta test

    Operator says results from Barents Sea probe better than expected

    Online  upstreamonline.com 6 hours old Josh Lewis

    Oil hovers near 4-year high

    Prices rise in early trade to push back up near Monday's intraday peak

    Online  upstreamonline.com 7 hours old Reuters

    Bids due today for Thailand treasures

    Four companies involved in competitive process for Bongkot and Erawan assets

    Online  upstreamonline.com 9 hours old Russell Searancke

    Real to frack Tamarama wells

    Operations set to commence at onshore Australian wells

    Online  upstreamonline.com 11 hours old Josh Lewis

    Digital transformation 'still needs work'

    The pace of transformation is slow compared to other sectors of the economy

    Online  upstreamonline.com 14 hours old Anamaria Deduleasa

    Investments needed to meet growing demand: IEA

    Market ‘significantly’ tightened in last few years, as supply has been cut back, while demand has increased

    Online  upstreamonline.com 14 hours old Anamaria Deduleasa

    Key pitches Basic merger

    Combination would create 'premier' US oilfield services company

    Online  upstreamonline.com 15 hours old Caroline Evans

    Rosehill raises funds for deals

    Permian player launches public offering of common stock

    Online  upstreamonline.com 19 hours old Caroline Evans

    Brazil 'could help meet China's energy needs'

    The demand in Asia,particularly in China, will be the destination of choice for resource rich Latin America

    Online  upstreamonline.com 19 hours old Anamaria Deduleasa

    Shell looks beyond pre-salt in Brazil

    Supermajor spots potential of gas and renewables in South American nation but committed to core pre-salt sector

    Online  upstreamonline.com 19 hours old Eoin O'Cinneide

    Enable plans $550m US Gulf LNG pipeline

    Project would carry feedstock to fuel second wave of US LNG export facilities

    Online  upstreamonline.com 20 hours old Caroline Evans

    Wildhorse grows Eagle Ford acreage

    Houston-based junior continues expanding in south Texas shale play

    Online  upstreamonline.com 20 hours old Julia Martinez

    Carcara West well under way for Equinor

    Norway's Equinor has started drilling the first well in the North of Carcara pre-salt area in the Santos basin, less than a year after it won the coveted acreage in Brazil’s second pre-salt round, writes Fabio Palmigiani. The Seadrill drillship West Saturn spudded the Carcara West wildcat on 13 September in 2052 metres of water, targeting a final depth of nearly 7000 metres. “Carcara West is the

    Online  upstreamonline.com 23 hours old Fabio Palmigiani

    Equinor eyes Peregrino platform hook-up award

    Contract to be awarded by end of year for installation of third wellhead platform at heavy oil field off Brazil

    Online  upstreamonline.com 23 hours old Fabio Palmigiani

    AAOG moves to spud new well in Congo-Brazzaville

    London-listed junior to drill next month a replacement well on its offshore Tilapia field

    Online  upstreamonline.com 23 hours old Anamaria Deduleasa

    OGCI sets first target on methane

    Thirteen-member group looking to chop collective methane emissions by up to a third, while Chinese pact formed

    Online  upstreamonline.com 23 hours old Eoin O'Cinneide

    Sapura secures new E&P deals worth $197m

    Malaysian player sees 'encouraging recovery in investments which is driving increased activities'

    Online  upstreamonline.com 23 hours old Anamaria Deduleasa

    Rowan rig lands Turkey work

    Rowan Norway contracted to drill two wells in Mediterranean Sea

    Online  upstreamonline.com 24 Sep 12:35 GMT Rob Watts

    Norway’s Okea raises $13.5m

    Private share placement was ‘significantly over-subscribed’, according to operator

    Online  upstreamonline.com 24 Sep 12:20 GMT Rob Watts

    Brent at four-year high

    Oil prices jump more than 2% after Opec declines to announce production increase

    Online  upstreamonline.com 24 Sep 10:52 GMT Reuters

    E.ON, Equinor power up Arkona

    Energy players start production from German offshore wind farm

    Online  upstreamonline.com 24 Sep 09:48 GMT Beate Schjølberg

    Prosafe wins new Safe Boreas extension

    Oslo-listed accommodation vessel specialist in $45m deal with Equinor

    Online  upstreamonline.com 24 Sep 09:22 GMT Rob Watts

    Libya well resumes after 16 years

    NOC unit AGOCO restores 3000 bpd output at eastern Messla field

    Online  upstreamonline.com 24 Sep 08:33 GMT Rob Watts

    Block gets Georgia rigs

    London-listed player signs rig deal for drilling activities to boost production and reserves from onshore areas

    Online  upstreamonline.com 24 Sep 07:16 GMT Beate Schjølberg

    President kicks of Puesto Flores drilling

    Work on first of three probes is under way in Argentina's Rio Negro province

    Online  upstreamonline.com 24 Sep 07:16 GMT Rob Watts

    A6 appraisal on target off Myanmar

    Results at Shwe Yee Htun-2 discovery are 'step towards commercial project'

    Online  upstreamonline.com 24 Sep 06:58 GMT Rob Watts

    Total makes big gas find off UK

    Tests confirm West of Shetland find containing about 1 trillion cubic feet of recoverable resources

    Online  upstreamonline.com 24 Sep 06:16 GMT Rob Watts

    Karoon lifts Peru force majeure

    Changes to Peru's hydrocarbon law enables JV to move ahead with offshore drilling plan

    Online  upstreamonline.com 24 Sep 03:22 GMT Russell Searancke

    Tullow hits dry target off Namibia

    Disappointment for JV drilling the Cormorant-1 deep-water well

    Online  upstreamonline.com 24 Sep 00:50 GMT Russell Searancke

    Repsol, Total cleared for Mexico plans

    Both players to conduct a wide range of geological studies on less-explored blocks

    Online  upstreamonline.com 21 Sep 19:23 GMT Kathrine Schmidt

    Permian drillers add five rigs

    US drops two rigs overall for 1053 total

    Online  upstreamonline.com 21 Sep 17:57 GMT Julia Martinez

    Transocean secures Equinor work off Norway

    Contract set to commence in summer of 2019

    Online  upstreamonline.com 21 Sep 14:46 GMT Julia Martinez

    Noble buys jack-up, puts it to work

    Driller strikes $93.75m deal with PaxOcean group for rig to go work in the Middle East

    Online  upstreamonline.com 21 Sep 14:05 GMT Kathrine Schmidt

    Tech firms 'graduate' from OGTC scheme

    10 companies complete maiden TechX Pioneers scheme at Aberdeen-based

    Online  upstreamonline.com 21 Sep 13:00 GMT Rob Watts

    Unite to ballot OCA workers

    UK union to consult members over potential strike action in pay dispute

    Online  upstreamonline.com 21 Sep 12:45 GMT Rob Watts

    RockRose in further deal at Arran

    UK oil company takes another 10% interest in UK field following initial deal last month

    Online  upstreamonline.com 21 Sep 12:26 GMT Rob Watts

    Nigeria police recover $470.5m in stolen funds

    Sums retrieved in asset recovery exercise relate to state oil company NNPC

    Online  upstreamonline.com 21 Sep 08:26 GMT Reuters

    Aker BP confirms Hanz volumes

    No resource change at Ivar Aasen tie-back candidate after appraisals; Slengfehogda wildcat well is dry

    Online  upstreamonline.com 21 Sep 07:14 GMT Beate Schjølberg

    China's NEA head Bekri in graft probe

    Boss of country's National Energy Administration probed over suspicion of 'serious violation of discipline'

    Online  upstreamonline.com 21 Sep 07:07 GMT Xu Yihe

    Jadestone closes in on Montara acquistion

    Acquisition of PTTEP's Australian oilfield expected to be completed in 10 days

    Online  upstreamonline.com 21 Sep 07:03 GMT Josh Lewis

    Oil mixed ahead of Opec meeting

    Brent inches higher while US crude slips in early trade after presidential tweets

    Online  upstreamonline.com 21 Sep 06:18 GMT Reuters

    Oz resource report handed down

    Resources 2030 Taskforce makes 29 recommendations to improve industry

    Online  upstreamonline.com 21 Sep 05:55 GMT Josh Lewis

    Talos, Pemex finalise pre-unitisation deal

    Duo to study if giant Zama discovery extends into neighbouring block

    Online  upstreamonline.com 21 Sep 03:46 GMT Josh Lewis

    Jemena, Santos in NGP transport deal

    Deal will see roughly 8TJ per day of Santos production sent to Mt Isa

    Online  upstreamonline.com 21 Sep 01:22 GMT Josh Lewis

    Byron gets nod for GoM bids

    Company gains 100% interest in three blocks which cover previously producing field

    Online  upstreamonline.com 20 Sep 23:59 GMT Josh Lewis

    Hilcorp raises capex in San Juan basin

    Private company adding 10 well recompletions

    Online  upstreamonline.com 20 Sep 23:19 GMT Julia Martinez

    CNOOC in training first for China

    Chinese offshore oil giant wins certification from global industry skills body

    Online  upstreamonline.com 20 Sep 23:08 GMT Rob Watts

    Pegasus shines in Halo deal

    Spirit Energy is getting a new partner in the Greater Pegasus Area in the southern North Sea after London-listed junior Hague & London Oil (Halo) acquired the entire share capital of Third Energy Offshore (TEO), writes Rob Watts. Under the deal, Halo will take over TEO’s portfolio, which includes a 45% stake in the Greater Pegasus Area operated by Spirit, and the high-impact Andromeda prospect.

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 20 Sep 22:00 GMT Anamaria Deduleasa

    CNPC splashes cash to regenerate Ordos basin

    Chinese giant to re-activate oil and gas wells to help increase production after closure due to crude price slump

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 20 Sep 22:00 GMT Xu Yihe

    Sonangol in UAE talks

    Sonangol, Angola’s state oil company, will consider farming out stakes in offshore acreage to Abu Dhabi National Oil Company and Mubadala. In meetings held in Abu Dhabi this week, Diamantino Azevedo, Angola’s Minister of Mineral Resources & Petroleum, outlined his proposals to Adnoc chief executive Sultan Ahmed al Jaber and high-level officials with Mubadala. Azevedo was accompanied to the Unite

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 20 Sep 22:00 GMT Iain Esau

    Crude up as Iran fears persist

    Brent trading close to $80 per barrel as US stockpiles fall slightly

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 20 Sep 22:00 GMT Nassir Shirkhani

    Petrobras set to link more gas to system

    P-66 will be connected to pipeline to begin exporting gas to mainland

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 20 Sep 22:00 GMT Gareth Chetwynd

    Ukranians to upgrade gas lines

    State-owned Ukrtransgaz is planning a 10-year, 60 billion hryvna ($2.1 billion) upgrade and maintenance programme to help bring Ukraine's gas trunkline network closer to the latest energy efficiency and safety standards, writes Vladimir Afanasiev. The programme, which has to be reviewed by parent company Naftohaz Ukrainy and rubberstamped by the government, also aims to maintain the networks's an

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 20 Sep 22:00 GMT Vladimir Afanasiev

    Swedish court backs Naftohaz over Gazprom

    New round of confrontation expected after April ruling reversed

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 20 Sep 22:00 GMT Vladimir Afanasiev

    Shell vows to cut emissions from oil and gas assets

    Anglo-Dutch supermajor aims to reduce methane releases to 0.2% of total output by 2025

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 20 Sep 22:00 GMT Russell McCulley

    Walvis basin boost for Global Petroleum

    Global Petroleum has signed a deal to secure block 2011A in the northern Walvis basin off Namibia. The junior company will have an 85% operating stake in the 5800-square kilometre block — where water depths range from 400 to 1500 metres — and is partnered by state-owned Namcor on 10% and local player Aloe Investments on 5%. Block 2011A is sited immediately east of Global’s blocks 1910B and 2010A

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 20 Sep 22:00 GMT Iain Esau

    Ophir in drive at Bualuang

    UK independent Ophir Energy is busy at its Bualuang oilfield in Thailand where it is drilling new offshore wells and building new facilities for an expansion phase. A jack-up rig recently began a campaign of three replacement production wells as well as the workover of two existing wells. The new facilities being built are part of the US$138 million Bualuang phase four scheme, which was sanction

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 20 Sep 22:00 GMT Global Mediator

    ONGC delays deadline for KG-DWN-98/2 floater bids

    Indian giant tells bidders to submit technical and commercial offers by 17 October — almost four months after tender launched

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 20 Sep 22:00 GMT Nishant Ugal

    Llog wins key approval for Shenandoah project

    BSEE approves suspension of production for tracts involved with find in Walker Ridge

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 20 Sep 22:00 GMT Kathrine Schmidt

    Petrobras seeks Marlim teams

    Petrobras to tender for services covering decommissioning of old platforms and deployment of new units at Campos basin field

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 20 Sep 22:00 GMT Fabio Palmigiani

    TransCanada signs First Nations deal for Coastal Gaslink

    Progress for pipeline plan as agreement reached with all 20 elected indigenous bands along route

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 20 Sep 22:00 GMT Iain Esau

    Drillship moves for new well

    ExxonMobil is honing in on its next target in the US Gulf of Mexico, this week having moved the drillship Rowan Relentless to the location of its Thunder Horse East prospect in the deep-water US Gulf of Mexico. The US supermajor has the unit onsite at Mississippi Canyon 779, immediately east of the BP-operated Thunder Horse hub in the US Gulf of Mexico, according to records from the US Bureau of

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 20 Sep 22:00 GMT Global Mediator

    Buffalo charge

    Australian independent Carnarvon Petroleum has applied to the local regulator to drill one exploration well and possibly two appraisal wells in the Timor Sea. The company said it wants to drill the Buffalo East-1 exploration well in Block WA-523-P, and up to two appraisal wells (Buffalo East-2 and Buffalo East-3) in the same permit. Drilling is planned to take place by the third quarter of 2020.

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 20 Sep 22:00 GMT Global Mediator

    Huge Adnoc survey starts

    Chinese specialist BGP has started work on the giant $1.6 billion onshore and offshore seismic survey project for Abu Dhabi state oil company Adnoc that it was awarded this summer. The company has organised a crew made of 404 seismic workers including 24 Chinese and 380 local contractors to perform the onshore survey work, which started last weekend. The work is based on a contract signed in Jul

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 20 Sep 22:00 GMT Xu Yihe

    Quieroz deal

    Brazilian drilling contractor Queiroz Galvao Oil & Gas (QGOG) has confirmed it has signed an agreement to supply compatriot Queiroz Galvao E&P (QGEP) with a rig to spud one development well in the Atlanta field. QGEP chartered the drillship Laguna Star for a three-month period, renewable for an additional three months, with operations starting in the first quarter of 2019. QGEP is also expected

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 20 Sep 22:00 GMT Fabio Palmigiani

    Kwispaa bids sought for facilities FEED

    Steelhead LNG has issued invitations to bid for the liquefaction facilities’ front-end engineering and design contract for its potential C$18 billion (US$13.9 billion) Kwispaa liquefied natural gas export project in British Columbia, Canada to three short-listed players, writes Amanda Battersby. The trio vying for the coveted FEED prize are TechnipFMC; a consortium of Black & Veatch, Samsung Heav

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 20 Sep 22:00 GMT Amanda Battersby

    Extra rig time sought for Aspy

    PF Collins applies to extend licence for semisub to drill ahead on wildcat off Nova Scotia until end of year

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 20 Sep 22:00 GMT Iain Esau

    Buhari faces a daunting battle

    Generally regarded as a straight player, Nigeria's veteran statesman nonetheless has his work cut out in a climate of animosity and suspicion

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 20 Sep 22:00 GMT Barry Morgan

    Shell scraps three-week work rotas on UK shelf

    Anglo-Dutch supermajor to revert to two-weeks-on-three-weeks-off system for staff

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 20 Sep 22:00 GMT Rob Watts

    Shell deserves credit for scrapping 3:3

    The workforce campaign slogan “3:3 is not for me!” has sounded loudly around the North Sea since operators began adopting the controversial three-week-on-three-off rota system in 2015 in a bid to cut costs. From the outset, trade unions and worker representatives warned 3:3, which many felt had been imposed without proper consultation, would not be good for workers’ welfare or offshore safety and

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 20 Sep 22:00 GMT Rob Watts

    Industry's eyes must be on the global game

    The decision by the US government to roll back controls over methane emissions could be a pyrrhic victory that may harm the longer term fortunes of oil and gas. The proposals by the US Environmental Protection Agency to dismantle some regulations will save industry up to $75 million a year, it says. Every cost saving helps, but relaxing rules for monitoring leaks at well sites and compressor sta

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 20 Sep 22:00 GMT Editorial

    Duo go head-to-head for K5 role

    Sapura Energy and Cosco team in competition with VME and CMHI for Petronas MOPU contract

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 20 Sep 22:00 GMT Amanda Battersby

    BP to add to Azeri presence

    UK supermajor BP is expanding in Azerbaijan’s onshore play by acquiring a 61% operating stake in the South West Gobustan licence from a subsidiary of Vitol Group’s Arawak Energy, writes Kama Mustafayeva. The company plans to start exploring next year in the licence, which consists of three separate blocks covering a total of 600 square kilometres, about 50 kilometres from Baku. BP’s main interes

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 20 Sep 22:00 GMT Kama Mustafayeva

    Aker Solutions leads race for Lingshui subsea job

    Norwegian player said to have offered lowest price to supply CNOOC Ltd with trees, umbilicals and other services at Chinese development

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 20 Sep 22:00 GMT Xu Yihe

    Equinor plans Caspian well

    Norway’s Equinor is set to spud a well to appraise the Karabakh gas and condensate discovery in the northern part of Azerbaijan’s Caspian Sea late next year, writes Kama Mustafayeva. Equinor and Azeri state-owned player Socar will be equal partners for a development of Karabakh if the probe confirms the discovery is financially viable. “Equinor will start drilling in Karabakh in the second half

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 20 Sep 22:00 GMT Kama Mustafayeva

    Zennor buy at the hub of plans

    UK player makes ‘strategic’ acquisition of Mitsui interest in Britannia field, near its own Finlaggan project

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 20 Sep 22:00 GMT Rob Watts

    Total’s LNG plans shape into ‘golden triangle’

    French giant to focus sector investment on what it sees as cost-competitive projects in Qatar, Russia and the US

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 20 Sep 22:00 GMT Eoin O'Cinneide

    NEB runs rule over Sable and Panuke abandonment plans

    ExxonMobil and EnCana look to decommission projects while keeping pipelines in place

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 20 Sep 22:00 GMT Iain Esau

    Drill plan process in spotlight

    A draft agreement has been developed by various Canadian agencies to prepare the groundwork for regional environmental assessments of exploration drilling plans off Newfoundland & Labrador to help improve the existing environmental assessment process, writes Iain Esau. Currently, each offshore operator must submit separate, detailed environmental documents for proposed drilling programmes even th

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 20 Sep 22:00 GMT Iain Esau

    Chevron in the hunt for Niger Delta jack-up unit

    US supermajor wants rig for drilling campaign starting next year

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 20 Sep 22:00 GMT Iain Esau

    Shell on the move in Qatar

    Shell has joined a growing list of international oil companies confirming they are bidding to participate in Qatar's planned liquefied natural gas expansion, which aims to boost the nation's export capacity to as much as 100 million tonnes per annum, writes Nassir Shirkhani. The Anglo-Dutch supermajor's director of integrated gas and new energies, Maarten Wetselaar, said in Barcelona on the sid

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 20 Sep 22:00 GMT Nassir Shirkhani

    Egypt progresses plans to revive LNG exports

    Damietta plant to get back to full production in early 2019, with pipeline to take gas from Zohr field

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 20 Sep 22:00 GMT Nassir Shirkhani

    Aker nets Campos bundle

    Norway’s Aker Solutions has won a major contract to provide maintenance and modification services for nine platforms operating for Brazil’s Petrobras in the Marlim and Voador fields in the Campos basin, writes Fabio Palmigiani. Aker, through its local subsidiary CSE Mecanica & Instrumentacao, has been awarded a three-year contract worth more than 250 million reais ($60.2 million). The contract al

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 20 Sep 22:00 GMT Fabio Palmigiani

    Petrobras team offers up Mero subsea feast

    Consortium opens door to contractors to provide 23 wellheads but attaches tough local content requirements

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 20 Sep 22:00 GMT Gareth Chetwynd

    Tortue now online off Gabon

    Oslo-listed BW Offshore has produced first oil from its Tortue field in the Dussafu Marine block off Gabon. The operator said first oil flowed on 16 September via the BW Adolo floating production, storage and offloading vessel. BW Offshore’s chief executive Carl Arnet said the project came on stream “within budget and on schedule”. He said that “execution of the project confirms the attractiven

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 20 Sep 22:00 GMT Iain Esau

    Far lines up well in Gambia

    Australia's Far Ltd is set to spud the first well off Gambia in more than 40 years next month, writes Josh Lewis. Speaking at an industry conference in Perth last week, Far managing director Cath Norman told delegates the drillship Stena Drillmax was expected to start drilling the Samo-1 prospect in October. “We will be spudding around 20 October, that date will be nailed down in the next few we

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 20 Sep 22:00 GMT Josh Lewis

    Egas extends bidding in latest Egyptian round

    Deadline moved back to late November for acreage offering in Mediterranean Sea and Nile Delta areas

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 20 Sep 22:00 GMT Nassir Shirkhani

    Basin trio on radar for ONGC

    India’s Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) is expected to start production from as many as three new sedimentary basins over the next few years after recent hydrocarbon discoveries in the states of Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal, writes Nishant Ugal. ONGC exploration director Ajay Kumar Dwivedi said production from the three new basins, which also include the Kutch basin off the west coast wher

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 20 Sep 22:00 GMT Nishant Ugal

    India enhances drive to boost oil and gas plans

    New fiscal incentives target EOR and IOR projects throughout country

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 20 Sep 22:00 GMT Nishant Ugal

    Sole ahead of target for Cooper

    Cooper Energy has moved ahead of schedule on developing its 100%-owned Sole gas project off Victoria in south-east Australia, writes Josh Lewis. Cooper managing director David Maxwell said that 70% of the offshore project had been completed by the end of August, beating the original target of 64%. He said the umbilicals were being loaded out from the UK, while offshore pipelay operations were al

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 20 Sep 22:00 GMT Global Mediator

    High demand crowns Ocean Monarch efforts

    Operators look to extend contract for Diamond Offshore semisub's multi-well campaigns off south-east Australia

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 20 Sep 22:00 GMT Josh Lewis

    Cameroon unrest grows ahead of election

    Evidence is emerging of fresh attacks on civilians in the oil-rich Anglophone regions by both Cameroon security forces and by secessionist rebel militias with some 260 incidents recorded this year alone, according to a report this week from Amnesty International, writes Barry Morgan. Incidents are likely to rise further in the run-up to presidential elections on 7 October, the organisation warned

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 20 Sep 22:00 GMT Barry Morgan

    Ghana gets on track with efforts to increase offshore activity

    Ghana this week began the process of evaluating acreage bids submitted under its current licensing round, negotiating with suitors to ensure compliance with technical and financial conditions and assessing their commitment to proposed work programmes, writes Barry Morgan. “We have past experience of inactive companies, some without track record, just holding on to blocks without conducting any ac

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 20 Sep 22:00 GMT Barry Morgan

    Zanganeh to snub Opec date

    Iranian oil minister to stay away from Algeria meeting

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 20 Sep 22:00 GMT Nassir Shirkhani

    West Hercules is signed up

    Norway's Equinor has signed on Seadrill's semi-submersible rig West Hercules for more exploration work next year. The rig is scheduled to drill two wells starting in the spring of 2019, possibly followed by up to nine optional wells. The contract is based on a master framework agreement between Equinor and Seadrill. Equinor is about to spud the first of three Barents Sea wildcats scheduled for

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 20 Sep 22:00 GMT Beate Schjølberg

    IOG close to Harvey charter

    Independent Oil & Gas is closing in on chartering a rig for an appraisal well on its Harvey gas discovery off the UK, which is set to spud in January. The London-listed player said the award of rig and well services contracts are imminent, while Fraser Well Management has been handed the contract to manage and operate the well. IOG has received Harvey 3D data reprocessed by Schlumberger Western

    Weekly  upstreamonline.com 20 Sep 22:00 GMT Eoin O'Cinneide