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  • New Oil Discovery Made in Norwegian Sea

    Wintershall Dea revealed Tuesday that it has made an oil discovery at the Bergknapp prospect in the Norwegian Sea.
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  • New Oil Discovery Made in US GOM

    Equinor revealed Monday that it has encountered oil in the Monument exploration well in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.
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  • Shelf Rig Contract to End Early

    The contract end date for the Shelf Drilling Mentor jack-up rig has been moved up from January 2022 to October 2020.
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  • Petrobras Hits Oil in Santos Basin Pre-Salt

    The pioneer well is about 200 km off the coast of the city of Santos, at a water depth of 1,995 meters.
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  • Apache Makes Significant Oil Find

    Apache Corporation announced a 'significant' oil discovery offshore Suriname.
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  • Brazil's ANP Pauses Upcoming Oil, Gas Licensing Round

    The National Council for Energy Policy will define a new schedule for the bidding process.
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  • Cairn Defers Capital Plans for Exploration, Appraisal Activity

    Reductions and deferrals have already been identified, representing a 23% decrease in capital expenditures.
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  • Saudi Rig Revamp Wraps Up

    IMI reported that it has completed maintenance, repair and overhaul work for an ARO Drilling jack-up rig.
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  • Permian Still Accounts for More Than Half of US Rigs

    Year on year, the North America rig count is down 251 rigs from last year's 1,121.
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