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Make way for Jupiter

Mar 28, 2013

Australian exploration company Jacka Resources hired the GSP Jupiter jackup rig to drill and test its Hammamet West-3 exploration well off Tunisia, which is expected to spud later this month. The rig is en route to Tunisia and will require the…

Nefertiti approved

Mar 27, 2013

The Egyptian government approved Dana Petroleum’s development plan for the Nefertiti oil field in the Gulf of Suez following a successful appraisal at the Nefertiti2X well. Dana says the field is the first it developed by drilling extended reach wells from an onshore location…

FAR Ltd. expands off Kenya

Mar 27, 2013

The Kenyan Government has confirmed a 60% expansion of FAR Ltd.’s L6 exploration permit off Kenya. This additional area, which had previously been relinquished and has now been re-instated, increases the total permit area to 5,010 km2.Click…

Simon Luffrum joins Magma

Mar 26, 2013

Magma Global has strengthened its riser development team by appointing Simon Luffrum as Project Manager.  Simon joins Magma from SRP (Subsea Riser Products) where he was Managing Director. Simon will initially head up Magma’s Taper…

HRT spuds Namibian prospect

Mar 26, 2013

HRT's wholly-owned subsidiary HRT Walvis Petroleum Ltd., spud the Wingat-1 (2212A/07) exploration well offshore the Republic of Namibia. The well is the first in HRT's back-to-back exploratory program in the Walvis Basin, the company announced on 25 March 2013…

Chevron hits Coronado pay

Mar 25, 2013

Chevron encountered more than 400 ft (122m) of net oil pay at its deepwater Coronado prospect well No.1 in the Gulf of Mexico, the company announced on 25 March 2013. Pacific Santa Ana (Image: Pacific Drilling) Coronado comprises Walker Ridge Block 98…

Beibu in production

Mar 22, 2013

First production has begun at the CNOOC-operated Beibu Gulf Project in the South China Sea, announced partner Roc Oil on 21 March 2012.Roc said production from two development wells, A5H and A2 on the WZ 6-12 wellhead platform, follows the successful installation…

Cairn enters Senegal

Mar 21, 2013

Cairn Energy PLC announce it will farm-in as operator of three blocks offshore Senegal in West Africa. This transaction will add a number of drillable prospects to the frontier exploration inventory and drilling program in the next 18 months…

Varel spins patented technology

Mar 20, 2013

The last few months have been busy ones for Varel International. The Texas-based drill bit manufacturer celebrated the opening of its Houston technology center and also launched two drill bit lines, the Raider and the Voyager series…

Anadarko touts new GOM find

Mar 20, 2013

Anadarko Petroleum Corp. encountered approximately 1,000 net feet of oil pay at its Shenandoah-2 well in deepwater Gulf of Mexico, the company announced on March 19, 2013.Ensco 8500 semisubmersible series (Image: Ensco) Anadarko discovered the…

Dana, RWE partner for Severn drilling

Mar 20, 2013

Aberdeen-based Dana Petroleum is partnering with RWE to start drilling operations on a prospect in the Southern North Sea. The companies are targeting the Severn prospect in blocks 43/17a, 43/18a which comprises Carboniferous sandstones…

Statoil and ExxonMobil in third Tanzania discovery

Mar 18, 2013

Statoil and co-venturer ExxonMobil are pleased to announce their third high impact discovery in Block 2 offshore Tanzania in a year.The discovery of 4-6 TCF of natural gas in place in the Tangawizi-1 well brings the total in-place volumes up to 15-17 TCF…

BG claims first deepwater DST offshore Tanzania

Mar 18, 2013

BG Group today announced it had completed its appraisal programme in the Jodari field of Block 1 offshore Tanzania, with a drill stem test on the original natural gas discovery well confirming the excellent quality of the Tertiary reservoirThe drill stem test on the Jodari-1 well…

BP invests in XACT Acoustic Telemetry Network for offshore wells

Mar 15, 2013

BP supports XACT R&D effort BP Ventures is investing in advanced acoustic telemetry technology developed by XACT Downhole Telemetry Inc. for drilling and completing difficult offshore wells. The technology provides high-speed, real-time…

Statoil signs up deepwater rigs

Mar 15, 2013

Statoil has signed a three year contract for the Stena Carron drillship for exploration drilling in the pre-salt blocks (Blocks 38 and 39) in the Kwanza basin in Angola.The agreement managed by Stena Drilling is for a three-year fixed term with start-up Q4 2013 / Q1 2014…

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