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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…

Statoil wildcat bites dust

Jan 28, 2013

Wildcat is first drilled by Statoil in PL386 Seadrill's West Alpha drilling facilityStatoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 386, has completed drilling of wildcat well 6610/10-1. The well is dry. The well was drilled about…

Karoon hops for Kangaroo oil

Jan 25, 2013

Australian firm locates light oil off Brazil Click to view largerKaroon Gas Australia has encountered light oil at the Kangaroo-1 exploration well on Block S-M-1101 in the Santos Basin off Brazil, partner Pacific Rubiales announced on 25 January 2013…

Eni touts Ghana find

Jan 18, 2013

Eni discovers oil and gas pay at Sankofa wellTesting at Sankofa-2 ST (Photo: Vitol)Eni successfully drilled Sankofa East 2A, the first appraisal well of the Sankofa East oil discovery in the Offshore Cape Three Points (OCTP) block, located in the Tano Basin offshore Ghana…

Norway awards APA licenses

Jan 16, 2013

Statoil receives 14 licenses during APA roundMinister of Petroleum and Energy Ola Borten Moe (Photo: Lise Rist / OED)Forty companies walked away with shares in 51 new production licenses as part of Norway’s 2012 APA Round, the country’s…

Lundin spuds Ogna well

Jan 14, 2013

Ogna well targets upper, middle Jurassic oilMaersk Guardian jack-up rigLundin Petroleum has commenced drilling on exploration well 8/5-1 in PL453S off Norway, the company confirmed on 14 January 2013. The exploration well seeks to…

Guinea partner

Jan 10, 2013

Tullow has farmed-in on 40% of Houston-based Hyperdynamics’ offshore Guinea concession. A new drilling program, testing a deepwater fan prospect, is slated to begin 1 April 2014. Hyperdynamics and Dana Petroleum hold 37% and 23%, respectively.

Lukoil goes horizontal

Jan 10, 2013

Lukoil has conducted a four-well horizontal drilling campaign at the Yu Korchagin field in the northern Caspian Sea. Initial flow rates tested between 4000b/d and 10,000b/d. Recoverable oil reserves at the field are estimated at 360 million barrels.

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