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Oil and Gas Journal Drilling News

  1. Hurricane Energy PLC has sold the first cargo of crude oil from the early production system on Lancaster field in the West of Shetland area offshore the UK. Hurricane says Lancaster is the UK’s first producing basement field.

  2. PTT Exploration & Production Co. has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of Partex Holding from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation of Portugal for as much as $622 million. The deal, expected to close by yearend, will boost the Thai company’s net-interest production by 16,000 b/d of oil and reserves by 65 million boe of oil and gas.

  3. Brent oil prices fell on the London market by more than $1/bbl for August and September delivery while light, sweet crude oil in New York for July delivery settled under $52/bbl on concerns of the possibility of oil shipment disruptions through the Middle East. The price drops came amid talk of a possible military confrontation in the Persian Gulf and disruptions to tankers moving through the Strait of Hormuz.

  4. India’s Oil & Natural Gas Corp. Ltd. reported moving a record-high 35 offshore drilling rigs to new locations ahead of the Indian monsoon season. Aqualis Offshore said it assisted with many of the moves.

  5. Equinor Energy will plug exploration well 7335/3-1 in PL 859, which was drilled 8 km southeast of the 7435/12-1 (Korpfjell) natural gas discovery in the Barents Sea, and 435 km north of Vardo. The well was dry. The well was drilled to a vertical depth of 4,268 m subsea drilled by Seadrill’s West Hercules semisubmersible drilling rig in 239 m of water.

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