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North Sea

Early rig exit suggests no Finzean find

Westwood Global Energy reports that as of September 30 there was one exploration well active in the UK. So far in 2020, four exploration wells have completed. There has been no appraisal drilling to date this year.

Asia

Chevron signs Rokan deal as Indonesia exit looms

Indonesia is taking proactive steps in a bid to avoid a sharp drop in upstream production as state-backed Pertamina takes over more legacy assets from international oil companies (IOCs).

Renewables/Energy Transition

Europe could see $35bn in CCS spending till 2035, with UK dominating

It’s been a long and costly two decades of carbon capture and storage (CCS) studies and test centers. Now Europe has reached a stage where big-scale developments make financial sense and could trigger up to $35 billion in development spending until 2035 – by which time as much as 75 million tonnes of CO2 could be captured and stored per year on the continent, a Rystad Energy analysis shows.

Podcast

EV Out Loud: Decom cash, a rig dash and a South African splash

Should the government stump up some of the cash it was going to pay out for decommissioning ahead of time, in order to get the ball rolling? Decom North Sea thinks so, although other opinions are available. At a time when the national debt is hitting record levels, and a number of sectors are calling for help, the government may not want to help out the oil and gas industry.

North Sea

Total gets down to drilling last UKCS exploration well of 2020

Westwood Global Energy reports that as of September 2 there were two exploration wells active in the UK, with one in the central North Sea and one in the northern North Sea. So far in 2020, three exploration wells have completed. There has been no appraisal drilling yet this year.