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Gabon discovery for Total

Aug 19, 2013

Total encountered gas and condensate at its Diaman-1B well offshore Gabon, partner Cobalt International Energy announced. The well, located in the Diaba block, was drilled to 5585m total depth, finding 50-55m of net hydrocarbons in the pre-salt formations…

ONGC touts discoveries off India

Aug 15, 2013

India's Oil & Natural Gas Corp. (ONGC) announced three offshore and one onshore discovery during Q1 of its fiscal year 2013-2014, which ended 30 June, and one additional onshore discovery in August 2013 (Q2). Offshore: New prospect discovery: exploratory well KGOSN041NANL-2…

Trinity to spud two wells off Trinidad

Aug 12, 2013

Trinity Exploration & Production plc, an independent focused on Trinidad and Tobago, issued an update today on its upcoming exploration program. Trinity plans to spud two offshore exploration wells in 4Q 2013, one on the west coast (El…

Eni spuds well off Vietnam

Aug 12, 2013

Eni has spud the Cua Lo-1 exploration well located in Block 105-110/04, in the Gulf of Tonkin, off Vietnam, partners Neon Energy and KrisEnergy announced. The well, spud on August 11, 2013, is designed to test the large Cua Lo gas prospect…

Statoil granted use of Polar Pioneer

Aug 12, 2013

Statoil Petroleum AS (Statoil) received consent to use the Polar Pioneer facility.The consent applies to permanent plugback of well 31/5-J-41 and sidetrack drilling of well 31/5-H-2 in the Troll field in the North Sea in production license 085…

W&T Offshore announces subsalt discovery at Ship Shoal 349

Aug 09, 2013

W&T Offshore, Inc. (NYSE: WTI) announced on 25 July 2013 that it made a subsalt discovery in a deep shelf exploratory target beneath its Ship Shoal 349 Mahogany field. The SS 359 A-14 well exceeded expectations and is currently producing from the targeted T-sand (in excess of 17…

Otto begins Philippines drilling campaign

Aug 08, 2013

Otto Energy Ltd. is drilling two horizontal wells in the second phase of development at Galoc field offshore the Philippines. The wells are being batch drilled in 311 m of water.  Otto projects the Galoc-5H and Galoc-6H development wells will be drilled to a total vertical depth of 2…

Petrobras strikes Iguacu Mirim oil

Aug 08, 2013

Petrobras encountered oil in well 3-SPS-101 (3-BRSA-1179-SPS), in the Carioca Discovery Evaluation Plan area, block BM-S-9, Santos Basin pre-salt. The well, also known as Iguaçu Mirim, is located 303km off the coast of the state of São Paulo…

Shell hits Yucatan pay

Aug 06, 2013

Shell has hit an oil-bearing zone at its Yucatan North-1 exploration well in the US Gulf of Mexico, Shell's partner Inpex confirmed. The oil-bearing zone, located within Walker Ridge 95/96/139/140 blocks, contains approximately 36m net pay…

Salamander hits Surin oil

Aug 06, 2013

Salamander Energy plc encountered oil at its G4/50-5 exploration well in the Surin prospect in the central portion of the Western sub-basin, Block G4/50, in the Gulf of Thailand, the company announced on 6 August 2013. Oil was discovered…

BP extends AGR Caspian contract

Aug 05, 2013

Offshore drilling solutions provider AGR Enhanced Drilling (AGR ED)has further secured its position in the Caspian after BP signed a two-year contract extension with the Norwegian company. The contract was signed by BP Exploration (Caspian Sea) Ltd…

IMCA releases ROV statistics for 2012

Aug 01, 2013

Newly released remotely operated vehicle (ROV) statistics from the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) show there has been an increase of members’ ROV-based construction, drill support and cable-laying activities since IMCA started collecting figures on a worldwide basis in 2009…

AnTech Ltd. secures investments

Jul 31, 2013

AnTech Ltd. secured an investment from Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures (SAEV) and Londonbased Calculus Capital. The funding is being used to launch AnTech’s new DCTD service capability so that it can use its bespoke systems to deliver cost-effective…

Colombia’s promising future

Jul 30, 2013

The next few years could see major investments in Colombian waters and last year’s bid round has independents, NOCs, and majors heading to the country’s Caribbean shores. Colombia is South America’s fourth largest oil producer with 2 billion barrels of proved oil reserves…

Mexico’s deep water

Jul 30, 2013

Pemex Exploration and Production has recently drilled three successful wells testing the deepwater Perdido Fold Belt, but questions remain about the NOC’s timing to develop the offshore discoveries. Mexico’s earliest deepwater exploration was in 2003…

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