ON THE UKCS, 20 mobile rigs are involved in drilling operations on 23 wells . . . seven exploration, five appraisal and 11 development/production wells - the latter including batch drilling programmes.
Swedish oil and gas firm PA Resources said today it had found oil offshore Denmark.
A group of companies has made what could be one of the biggest North Sea oil discoveries in nearly a decade.
TULLOW Oil saw its London-listed shares jump more than 20% to 596.5p yesterday after it reported successful drilling results from the Hyedua-2 appraisal well on the Jubilee field offshore Ghana and the Kingfisher-3 appraisal well in Uganda.
ANADARKO Petroleum has made a major "pre-salt" oil discovery on the Wahoo prospect in Brazil's prolific Campos Basin with its 1-APL-1-ESS well drilled on block BM-C-30 in some 1,417m (4,650ft) water depth. Preliminary results, based on wireline logs, indicate at least 60m (195ft) of net pay with similar characteristics to the nearby Jubarte 1-ESS-103A well.