Europe upstream in brief archive - Q4 2018

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31 December 2018

Europe upstream in brief archive - Q4 2018

Report summary

The Europe upstream in brief archive - Q4 2018 report is an archive of our rolling coverage of events in the European upstream oil and gas industry from late 2018. Stories are posted to the live rolling report within 24 hours of any announcement, where possible. Our Wellwatcher and Dealhunter columns are published every second Tuesday and offer insight and opinion on a range of Exploration and M&A topics.

Table of contents

    • Dyas and Oranje-Nassau Energie (ONE) agree to merge their upstream businesses
    • Equinor brings its deepwater Aasta Hansteen project onstream
    • Equinor and Faroe Petroleum agree Norwegian asset swap deal
    • New licensing round launched in Ukraine
    • More Beryl success for Apache as Garten comes onstream
    • The buzz is back in UK exploration, but could it spill over to the Faroes?
    • Baltic Pipe reaches FID - Norway has a new gas market
    • Shell bids adieu to Ireland
    • Nexen's Buzzard is grounded
    • BP's Clair Ridge: the UK's biggest start-up in over a decade
    • Does another sub-commercial gas discovery in the Barents make the case for infrastructure?
    • INEOS set to buy ConocoPhillips' UK portfolio?
    • Mandal High impact exploration for MOL in Norway
    • Romania finally implements Offshore Law
    • ExxonMobil kicks off deepwater exploration programme in Cyprus
    • Mixed bag of results for UK exploration
    • UK 31st Offshore Licensing Round: encouraging, but still work to do
    • Total spuds third deepwater well in the Bulgarian Black Sea
    • Now open – Croatia's second onshore licensing round
    • I want to appraise you!
    • Bruce, Keith & Rhum: the Serica story so far
    • Repsol exits Romania
    • Deepwater exploration in the Mediterranean for Turkish NOC
    • Service company farms into Italian block
    • Columbus FID pushes UK sanctioned reserves over 400 mmboe
    • Successful appraisal for Wellesley Petroleum at Norway's Grosbeak
    • Eni and Galp abandon Portuguese drilling plans
    • No tax hike for upstream industry in UK budget
    • Profits soar for Equinor in Q3 2018
    • What's next for Romania?
    • Shell's high-grading continues - where next?
    • Over 1.3 billion barrels of potential resource currently drilling in Norway
    • Shell sells Danish upstream business to Noreco
    • BP and Zennor Petroleum get the green light for UK North Sea projects
    • PGNiG strikes strategic deal with Equinor in the Greater Ekofisk Area
    • Curtain up on King Lear as Aker BP takes the lead from Equinor
    • UK onshore fracking goes live again
    • One small step for Equinor — one giant leap for unmanned
    • Further delay announced at Equinor's Martin Linge development in Norway
    • Arran gives Shell its fourth UK FID this year
    • Albania opens bids for onshore exploration block
    • Breaking the curve – Total's Glendronach proves the high impact model
    • Equinor successfully appraises Cape Vulture discovery
    • OMV Gazprom swap deal fails to lift-off
    • More frustration for Eni's Portuguese deepwater exploration well
    • Major negotiations underway in Cyprus

Tables and charts

This report includes 21 images and tables including:

  • Dyas and ONE combined production profile
  • Aasta Hansteen Area
  • Faroe Petroleum's change in production post-deal
  • 1st International Oil and Gas Licensing Round – eight blocks offered in Dnipro-Donets basin (remaining two blocks located in western Ukraine)
  • Location of the Blackrock exploration well
  • Proposed route for Baltic Pipe
  • Buzzard production
  • Contingent gas resources in the Barents (7 tcf)
  • INEOS upstream activity
  • Fiscal benchmarking of Romanian Offshore Law
  • Deepwater exploration in the Bulgarian Black Sea
  • Blocks offered in 2nd Onshore Bidding Round
  • Resource additions in Norway through 2018 appraisal activity
  • Field partnerships post-deal completion
  • Alanya-1 well location
  • Europe's place in Shell's global portfolio (2013 v 2018)
  • Global project delays by era
  • Global capex blowouts by project era
  • Rona Ridge exploration creaming curve - pre-Glendronach discovery)
  • Rona Ridge exploration creaming curve - post-Glendronach discovery
  • Cyprus exploration acreage by company interest

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