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North Sea news

Feb 28, 2013

News from the North Sea from Bridge Energy, Faroe Petroleum, Lundin Petroleum and E.ON.Transocean Arctic will drill the Amol prospect (Image: Petroleum Safety Authority of Norway)Bridge EnergyJunior North Sea explorer Bridge Energy has said…

Shell halts Arctic program

Feb 28, 2013

Royal Dutch Shell plc announced it will pause its exploration drilling activity for 2013 in Alaska’s Beaufort and Chukchi Seas to prepare equipment and plans for a resumption of activity at a later stage. “We’ve made progress in Alaska…

Barents and Jan Mayen resources higher

Feb 27, 2013

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate’s (NPD’s) mapping of the southeastern Barents Sea and the area surrounding Jan Mayen will result in an approximate increase of 15% in the estimates of undiscovered resources on the Norwegian shelf.This…

Wintershall sponsors Badger tool

Feb 27, 2013

Germany’s Wintershall has stepped forward to back a new autonomous exploration drilling tool being developed in Norway.Badger Explorer (BXPL) is developing the tool, which it describes as “a new formation and reservoir evaluation tool, which drills into the subsurface without the risks…

Anadarko announces 2013 capital program

Feb 21, 2013

Anadarko Petroleum CorporationAnadarko Petroleum Corp. announced details of its 2013 capital program and guidance, and provided additional information regarding its significant U.S. onshore growth opportunities, deepwater and international mega projects and industry-leading exploration program…

Guinea study encourages Hyperdynamics

Feb 14, 2013

Hyperdynamics cheered by updated Guinea studyMap of Guinea (Image: Dana Petroleum)Netherland, Sewell & Associates, Inc. (NSAI), completed an updated resource evaluation study for Houston-based Hyperdynamics Corp.'s oil and gas concession off the Republic of Guinea…

Dana names Norway MD

Feb 14, 2013

Reidar Hustoft named Norway managing directorReidar Hustoft named managing director of Dana's Norwegian activities (Image: Dana Petroleum)Aberdeen-based Dana Petroleum appointed a new managing director for its Norwegian activities. Reidar…

Archer secures Heimdel contract

Feb 12, 2013

Archer to provide P&A services for Statoil Image: ArcherArcher Ltd., a global oilfield service provider headquartered in Bermuda, has secured a contract with Statoil for the permanent plugging and abandonment of 12 gas wells on the…

Panoro sidetrack finds oil off Gabon

Feb 11, 2013

Panoro's DTM sidetrack encounters 20m oil pay Image: PanoroPanoro Energy ASA is pleased to announce an update to its drilling operations in the Dussafu Tortue Marin-1 (DTM-1) well drilled in the Dussafu Marin PSC, offshore Gabon, West Africa…

Karoon spuds Emu prospect

Feb 11, 2013

Australian firm spuds new well off Brazil Click to view largerKaroon spudded its Emu-1 exploration well located within Blocks S-M-1102 and S-M-1037 in the Santos Basin off Brazil, the company announced on 11 February 2013.Karoon…

Ogna wildcat spudded

Feb 01, 2013

Lundin Petroleum spud its Ogna exploration well, in PL453S, off Norway. Drilled by the Maersk Guardian, the wildcat will target hydrocarbons in the upper to middle Jurassic reservoirs of the Ogna prospect, located 65km northeast of BP’s Ula field in the southern North Sea…

Gabon wildcat roars

Feb 01, 2013

Panoro has struck oil at its wildcat well, Dussafu Torue Marin-1, off Gabon. The well, drilled by Saipem’s semisubmersible Scarabeo 3, found 13m of pay in a 22m oil column in the Gamba formation and 38m of pay within stacked reservoirs of the Dentale formation…

A streamlined approach to tubular management

Feb 01, 2013

Weatherford has been mobilizing a bucking unit equipped with torque/turn process control systems to an operator’s onshore Australian support base and providing full pipe preparation. Weatherford’s Aaron Sinnott explains how these services significantly reduced operating costs…

Balai bonanza

Feb 01, 2013

BC Petroleum (a ROC, Dialog Group and Petronas venture) discovered 87m of hydrocarbon pay in multiple zones of the Balai-2 well off east Malaysia. Drilled to 2266m TD, Balai-2 targeted a shallow carbonate reservoir and a deeper series of stacked sandstone reservoirs…

Basins bounty sought

Feb 01, 2013

As oil and natural gas production continues to fluctuate at a level well below demand, John Mueller looks at New Zealand’s growing need to aggressively explore the nation’s vast and extensive offshore sedimentary basins.Taranaki Basin, located along the west coast of New Zealand’s North Island…

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