Leslie Peterkin, chief executive of London-listed Advance Energy, will leave the company as part of a cost-cutting drive after a highly anticipated exploration well offshore East Timor failed to deliver commercial success. The company is now seeking growth through acquisitions.
Carnarvon Energy (ASX:CVN) has today confirmed that the Buffalo-10 exploration well offshore East Timor is uncommercial.
Results from the highly anticipated Buffalo-10 well drilled by Carnarvon Energy (ASX:CVN) and Advance Energy (LON:ADV) offshore East Timor have disappointed. Drilling at the redevelopment project was targeting a potential oil bonanza, which now seems unlikely.
The Valaris JU-107 jack-up drilling rig is mobilising to drill the highly anticipated Buffalo-10 well offshore East Timor that if successful could unlock more than 30 million barrels of oil. Operator Carnarvon Energy said yesterday that drilling will start within a week and is expected to take 35 days to complete.
East Timor is extending the deadline for its second licensing round in an effort to drum up more interest from international oil companies (IOCs) and national oil companies (NOCs).
Valaris will drill the highly-anticipated Buffalo-10 well offshore East Timor that if successful could unlock more than 30 million barrels of oil.
East Timor could pocket just over $600 million if the Buffalo-10 exploration well, due to be drilled late October, is successful. The operator, Australia’s Carnarvon Petroleum, as well as UK partner Advance Energy, said yesterday that they have secured a jack-up drilling rig for the probe at the historic Buffalo field offshore East Timor.
Australia’s Carnarvon Petroleum is one step closer to seeing what BHP and Nexen left behind at the historic Buffalo field offshore East Timor. An exploration well is set to be drilled in late 2021 following the completion of a farm-out deal with UK-listed Advance Energy.
UK-listed Advance Energy has successfully raised the capital to acquire a 50% stake in the Buffalo project off East Timor. Drilling at the redevelopment project later this year is targeting a potential oil bonanza.
This current “oil crash” is the 6th that has occurred since the start of the 1980s. Some were deeper, some were longer, but on average these events have occurred every 5 years one way or the other.