North Sea

Wells deferred until 2021 after price crash due to coronavirus

Westwood Global Energy reports that as of April 28 there were no exploration and appraisal (E&A) wells active in the UK. In light of the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent oil price crash, there has been a large number of E&A wells deferred from 2020 to 2021.

North Sea

Well slot: Drilling wrapped up near Cygnus

Westwood Global Energy reports that at the end of January three exploration wells were drilling on the UKCS: one in the northern North Sea and two in the central North Sea.

Other News

California shuts down more oilfield wells

The US State of California has shut down 33 oilfield wells which were allegedly improperly permitted to inject into federally protected water supplies. The move was put into effect late last week affecting oilfield injection wells in the state’s Kern County.