Category: Exploration

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Neptune UK did not accept 32nd Round awards

Neptune UK did not accept 32nd Round awards

Neptune Energy UK has decided not to accept its UKCS 32nd Round licence offers, awarded this summer. The awarded blocks were situated in the Central N [...]
From an oil and gas to a zero-emission energy province

From an oil and gas to a zero-emission energy province

“The reason why we look mostly around existing infrastructure is that this type of exploration often has a high return and a good balance price. They [...]
A 5 MMb find is already worth looking into

A 5 MMb find is already worth looking into

Even in areas where decades of exploration may have resulted in a view that nothing more can be found, it is through “good old exploration work” that [...]
Exploration drilling may become a little bit more expensive in Norway

Exploration drilling may become a little bit more expensive in Norway

As the website Politico mentioned last week, the main parties in Norway all support the oil and gas sector, with only the Greens challenging the statu [...]
The basin that lacked a final push

The basin that lacked a final push

As part of a PhD project carried out at Aberdeen University, Laura-Jane Fyfe recently published a paper in Petroleum Geoscience where she and her co-a [...]
Equinor continues appraising the Cretaceous play

Equinor continues appraising the Cretaceous play

Field outlines can sometimes be slightly misleading in the sense that a big polygon on a map can leave the impression that a field is huge, whilst in [...]
Hydrocarbon exploration in Greenland to stop

Hydrocarbon exploration in Greenland to stop

Late June, the Greenland Government announced that it will cease issuing new petroleum exploration licences, based on economic calculations as well as [...]
Near-field exploration prevails

Near-field exploration prevails

The last attempt to find oil and gas in a frontier area of the NCS conspicuously failed. The Aker BP well Stangnestind (Barents Sea southeast) only di [...]
NPD releases first batch of relinquishment reports

NPD releases first batch of relinquishment reports

"The Norwegian shelf is becoming increasingly mature, and many areas have been explored multiple times throughout the years. In order to increase the [...]
Equinor spuds first UKCS exploration well of the year

Equinor spuds first UKCS exploration well of the year

Last week, Equinor spudded well 16/2a-6 in P2319, the first UK Continental Shelf exploration well being drilled this year. It follows on from a previo [...]
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