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ADES International awarded new offshore drilling rig contract in Egypt

Posted: June 24, 2019 at 1:01 pm   /   Oil & Gas

ADES International, an oil & gas drilling and production services provider in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), has been awarded a new two-year contract for its Admarine IV offshore jack-up rig in Egypt. According to ADES’ statement on Monday, the Admarine IV contract was awarded by a “leading Egyptian energy company” through tendering. […]

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TransGlobe SGZ-6X discovery due on stream in new development lease

Posted: May 30, 2019 at 12:10 pm   /   Oil & Gas

TransGlobe Energy Corp., Calgary, plans to bring its South Ghazalat (SGZ)-6X discovery in Egypt’s Western Desert on production at an initial rate of 1,000 b/d of 34° gravity crude oil in this year’s fourth quarter under a newly approved develop lease. The company will use initial production from the Late Cretaceous Upper Bahariya formation to […]

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ADES International achieves strong Q1-2019 operational growth

Posted: May 28, 2019 at 4:30 pm   /   Oil & Gas

ADES International, oil and gas drilling and production company, said it saw a strong operational performance in the first quarter as the company won new contracts and rig utilisation rose. The company said revenue in the quarter ending March 31 reached US$108.7 million, up from $41.2 million in the year ago period. Its profit margins […]

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Maersk Drilling secures work for three offshore rigs

Posted: May 17, 2019 at 3:58 pm   /   Oil & Gas

Maersk Drilling has signed two new contracts and one contract extension since the end of 1Q 2019. One firm three-year contract is with Inpex Australia for the ultra-deepwater semisubmersible Mærsk Deliverer, starting in 2Q 2020, with two one-year extension options. Value of the firm period is $300 million, equivalent to a day rate of $266,200. […]

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SDX Energy Chief Executive Officer Paul Welch resigns

Posted: May 17, 2019 at 3:53 pm   /   Oil & Gas

Boss of North Africa-focused junior resigns: UK junior SDX Energy is on the hunt for a new chief executive after Paul Welch quit. The London-listed player, which focuses on Egypt and Morocco, said on Friday that Welch “will be resigning as a director, and as president and chief executive officer, of the company with effect […]

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SDX well finds oil in Gulf of Suez South Ramadan concession

Posted: March 25, 2019 at 1:58 pm   /   Oil & Gas

Last year’s SRM-3 appraisal well on the South Ramadan concession in the Gulf of Suez encountered hydrocarbons, according to partner SDX Energy. On the way to the TD of 15,635 ft (4,766 m), the well intersected 75 ft (23 m) of net conventional oil pay in the primary target Matulla section; 20 ft (6.1 m) […]

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Eni announces new gas discovery in Nour prospect offshore Egypt

Posted: March 14, 2019 at 10:31 pm   /   Oil & Gas

Eni announces a new gas discovery under evaluation in the Nour exploration prospect located in Eastern Egyptian Mediterranean. Feasibility studies in order to accelerate the exploitation of these new resources leveraging the synergies with existing facilities will start after finalizing the discovery evaluation. Eni announces a new gas discovery under evaluation in the Nour exploration […]

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ADES, Vantage JV to drill deepwater well for Dana Gas in Egypt

Posted: March 10, 2019 at 9:14 am   /   Oil & Gas

ADES International Holding has entered a short-term exploration contract with Dana Gas for deepwater drilling services in the Egyptian sector of the Mediterranean Sea. Vantage’s Tungsten Explorer drillship will drill one firm well under the contract, with an option to drill a further three wells. The initial program is set to take 77 days to […]

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EGAS, EGPC 2018 Bid Rounds results announced with 12 blocks awarded

Posted: February 13, 2019 at 3:10 am   /   Oil & Gas

Shell wins big in Egypt: Supermajor lands five blocks in latest bid round, while ExxonMobil makes debut. Royal Dutch Shell, Eni, BP and Exxon Mobil were among the winners in one of Egypt’s largest ever oil and gas exploration tenders on Tuesday, as the country looks to sustain an investment upswing spurred by major discoveries. […]

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Eni’s offshore Nour one of six high-impact wells to watch – Wood Mackenzie

Posted: February 6, 2019 at 5:21 pm   /   Oil & Gas

Consultant identifies six high-impact wells to watch. Latin American offshore plays will account for one-third of the large prospects due to be drilled globally this year, according to Wood Mackenzie. Potentially giant reservoirs off Brazil, Guyana, and Mexico will attract the highest investment. Dr Andrew Latham, vp, Global Exploration at Wood Mackenzie, said: “We expect […]

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