Category: Exploration

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Barents Sea Players and the APA awards

Barents Sea Players and the APA awards

The analysis of the APA18 awards can tell us more about which companies are exploring in the most northern oil province of the NCS and the exploration [...]
Activity on the Danish Shelf

Activity on the Danish Shelf

Hess is planning to drill the Jill exploration well in License 06/16 in the Danish North Sea during the second half of 2019 reports Upstreamonline.com [...]
More exploration around Hades/Iris

More exploration around Hades/Iris

Hades/Iris was the largest discovery of 2018 off the coast of Mid Norway with potentially 245MMboe gas and condensate (read also “500MMboe in 2018”). [...]
Cross-border exploration

Cross-border exploration

Shell, Spirit Energy and Faroe Petroleum have been awarded PL 969 (blocks 1/6 and 1/8) over the Norwegian side of the cross-border Edinburgh prospect [...]
83 APA awards- another record

83 APA awards- another record

The previous record holder was APA2017 with 75 new awards. Of the 83 production licences awarded in APA2018, 37 are in the North Sea, 32 in the Norweg [...]
Farm-in: a bad choice?

Farm-in: a bad choice?

David Moseley from Westwood Global Energy presented insights on NW Europe exploration drilling and farm-in performance at Prospex in London. The fa [...]
New production record in 2023

New production record in 2023

Bente Nyland, Norwegian Petroleum Directorate’s Director General, presented mostly good news from the Shelf in 2018. With great enthusiasm about the h [...]
The only way is up

The only way is up

WoodMac analysists expect that oil exploration in the North Sea will bounce back in 2019 with 60 exploration wells on the drilling schedule for the UK [...]
Recovery is underway

Recovery is underway

Neivan Boroujerdi, Senior analyst in the North Sea Upstream Research team in WoodMackenzie, shared his insights on Norwegian exploration in a global c [...]
#DigEx only four weeks away

#DigEx only four weeks away

The program is almost complete - and it is shaping up to be two immensely interesting days for the subsurface community. The conference is about ho [...]
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