• 3 minutes e-car sales collapse
  • 6 minutes America Is Exceptional in Its Political Divide
  • 11 minutes Perovskites, a ‘dirt cheap’ alternative to silicon, just got a lot more efficient
  • 5 hours GREEN NEW DEAL = BLIZZARD OF LIES
  • 5 days Does Toyota Know Something That We Don’t?
  • 4 days World could get rid of Putin and Russia but nobody is bold enough
  • 15 hours America should go after China but it should be done in a wise way.
  • 6 days China is using Chinese Names of Cities on their Border with Russia.
  • 8 days Russian Officials Voice Concerns About Chinese-Funded Rail Line
  • 8 days OPINION: Putin’s Genocidal Myth A scholarly treatise on the thousands of years of Ukrainian history. RCW
  • 8 days CHINA Economy IMPLODING - Fastest Price Fall in 14 Years & Stock Market Crashes to 5 Year Low
  • 7 days CHINA Economy Disaster - Employee Shortages, Retirement Age, Birth Rate & Ageing Population
  • 8 days Putin and Xi Bet on the Global South
  • 8 days "(Another) Putin Critic 'Falls' Out Of Window, Dies"
  • 9 days United States LNG Exports Reach Third Place
  • 9 days Biden's $2 trillion Plan for Insfrastructure and Jobs
James Burgess

James Burgess

James Burgess studied Business Management at the University of Nottingham. He has worked in property development, chartered surveying, marketing, law, and accounts. He has also…

More Info

Premium Content

Tullow Comes Up Dry in Mozambique, French Guiana

Much-awaited exploration results in Mozambique and French Guiana have disappointed for UK-listed Tullow Oil Plc (TLW) and its partners.

Last week, Tullow and Norway’s Statoil ASA (STL) announced that drilling at the Cachalote-1 exploration well offshore Mozambique failed to find oil and found only non-commercial gas. The well has now been abandoned.

Aside from its ongoing success in Kenya and in Ghana’s Jubilee field, Tullow has had a bad run this year in terms of exploration. Tullow has also come up dry in French Guiana, where it made the country’s first crude discovery in 2011. The GM-ES-4 exploration well in the Cebus prospect--operated by Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA) and part-owned by France’s Total SA (FP)--revealed no hydrocarbons.

"The Cebus-1 well was an ambitious wildcat exploration well which did not encounter hydrocarbons," Tullow exploration director Angus McCoss told reporters.

Tullow has declined more than 11% this year, with the biggest declines coming with poor results in French Guiana announced in April, and delays to exploration projects announced for Ethiopia, which Tullow is eyeing as a tie-in to major finds in Kenya.

"The potential for discovering oil in this region remains after we encountered wet gas shows in the deeper sidetrack. We will integrate this valuable data into our regional model to improve our chances of unlocking the oil play potential in off- shore Mozambique," The Independent quoted McCoss as saying following the Mozambique announcement.

By. James Burgess of Oilprice.com


Download The Free Oilprice App Today

Back to homepage





Leave a comment

Leave a comment




EXXON Mobil -0.35
Open57.81 Trading Vol.6.96M Previous Vol.241.7B
BUY 57.15
Sell 57.00
Oilprice - The No. 1 Source for Oil & Energy News