Block Energy increases 2023 oil and gas production, progresses drilling operations in Georgia

Block also increased oil production to 151,184 bbls and gas production to 283 MMcf, resulting in an average daily production rate of 543 boed. Additionally, the company raised $2 million via a secured loan to undertake drilling operations on Project I and completed the Project IV farm-out, achieving a carried work program valued at over $3 million (gross). View the full article

ADNOC to increase local manufacturing target to $24.5 billion by 2030 to boost UAE’s economy

The new target is part of ADNOC’s expanded In-Country Value (ICV) program which aims to drive an additional $49 billion back into the UAE economy by 2028. ADNOC’s previous 2027 target for local manufacturing of $19 billion worth of products was delivered ahead of schedule following the award of two contracts for metal pipes and valves worth $4.6 billion to local manufacturers. View the full article

SLB, Aker Solutions, Subsea7 secure “sizeable” contract for Equinor’s Troll project offshore Norway

To accelerate field delivery of the subsea tieback to existing infrastructure, SLB OneSubsea will leverage configurable solutions compliant with NCS2017+ for standardized subsea production systems for application in the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS). The objective for Troll Phase 3, Stage 2 is to accelerate production from the reservoir equivalent to about 55 Bcmg. View the full article

Repsol secures U.S. license to operate in Venezuela following sanctions reimposition

Repsol recently signed a deal with state-owned Petroleos de Venezuela SA that adds jointly managed fields to its operations. In the next few months, the assets are expected to produce 20,000 bpd, doubling what the European major currently produces in one of its three ventures, Chief Executive Officer Josu Jon Imaz said in a call with investors in April. View the full article

Argentine shale oil drilling pioneer’s 1,400% rally hinges on presidential reforms to unlock prolific Vaca Muerta field

President Javier Milei, who’s just months into a four-year term, pledges to go where no Argentine leader has successfully ventured for three decades by deregulating the country’s tightly controlled economy. But his signature legislation, which would stamp his libertarian vision on the economy — including free oil markets — still needs to win approval in congress. View the full article