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FAR reports spudding of offshore Gambia well

ASX-listed FAR Limited reports that drilling has commenced on the Samo-1 exploration well in block A2, offshore The Gambia. The Stena Drillmax arrived on site on Sunday, 21 October and after standard pre-drill operations, the well was successfully spudded. The

Exxon drills seventh offshore Guyana discovery

EXXON Mobil Corporation has announced today its seventh oil discovery offshore Guyana, following drilling at the Pacora-1 exploration well. The company encountered approximately 20 m of high-quality, oil-bearing sandstone reservoir. The well was safely drilled to 5,597m depth in 2,067m

US$3.5 billion Leviathan gets green light

Noble Energy, Inc. has announced that it has sanctioned the first phase of the US$3.5 Leviathan natural gas project offshore Israel, with first gas targeted for the end of 2019. Noble Energy is the operator of the Leviathan Field, which

Chariot expands its footprint in Morocco

A CHARIOT Oil & Gas subsidiary, Chariot Oil & Gas Investments (Morocco) has been awarded a 75 per cent interest and operatorship of the Mohammedia offshore exploration permits I – III, Morocco. This is in partnership with the Office National

McDermott strengthens position in Arabian Gulf

BUILDING on its profile in the Middle East, McDermott International has been awarded three projects by a national oil company for integrated engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (EPCI) services in multiple fields in the Arabian Gulf. In addition, the group