Exploration activity in the UK North Sea has picked up substantially since last year, but the success rate has “fallen off a cliff”, an analyst has said.
Westwood Global Energy Group
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Westwood Global Energy reports that as of 22 August there were two active exploration wells and six appraisal wells drilling in the UK.
Drilling activity increased substancially for the first period of 2019 thanks to a resurgence in the gas market, according to energy research firm Westwood.
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Energy industry analyst Andrew Reid said he was leaving consultancy Westwood Global Energy Group (WGEG) in “exceptionally good shape” after confirming his time as chief executive had ended.
Westwood Global Energy reports that there were five active exploration wells and two active appraisal wells as of June 25. Since the last report, six wells have spudded and four have completed.
North-west Europe is experiencing a renaissance in high-impact exploration, a new report said.
Troubled manufacturing firm Burntisland Fabrication (BiFab) needs to "actively look to attract" oil and gas decommissioning work after losing out on another multi-million wind farm contract, a leading energy analyst has said.
Offshore rig rates are due to surge within two years as activity accelerates, according to new data.
Alyson Harding, Technical Manager for North West Europe E&P at Westwood Global Energy Group, responds to Oil and Gas UK's Business Outlook Report published this week.
A combination of higher crude prices, lower costs and less competition means the time is right for oil firms to go exploring, a new report said.
Cost cutting has ground to a halt among mid-cap international exploration and production (E&P) companies, but balance sheets have strengthened on the back of rising cashflows, a new report shows.
Research conducted by Westwood Global Energy Group has found that the offshore wind sector will account for over a quarter of global Capex by 2022.
Spending on global offshore drilling and well services (DWS) will steadily decline over the next four years, according to analysts Westwood Global Energy.
Steady oil prices
The US onshore market is set for a period of strong growth with spending totalling $554billion expected through 2022, according to a new report from an energy consultancy.
UK North Sea oil explorers may have suffered “collective brain freeze” when coming up with their ambitious 2017 drilling targets, an analyst has said.
In light of recent comments regarding the US President’s focus on America’s oil and gas production and the desire to stoke the flames of the coal industry, Westwood Global Energy Group’s (WGEG’s) World Offshore Wind Market Forecast 2017-2026 decided to explore whether a Trump presidency is good or bad for the USA’s offshore wind industry.
Fewer exploration wells were drilled in the first half of 2017, but commercial success rates were up, an analyst has said.
The UK general election showed attitudes to decommissioning are “changing for the better”, an analyst has said.
Optimism is returning to North Sea exploration, though estimates for this year’s drilling targets could be unrealistic, an oil sector analyst has said.
Stability and a slow recovery during 2017 may consign last year to the history books as a “nadir” for conventional global oil and gas exploration, an Aberdeen-based energy research consultancy said yesterday.
Well numbers and discovered volumes fell to a nine-year low in 2016, but success rates increased by 35% and further growth is expected this year, a new report said.
An Aberdeen-based group of energy consultancy firms has kicked off its expansion drive with the acquisition of a US firm.