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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.

Rosneft and ExxonMobil

Jan 10, 2013

Rosneft and ExxonMobil have established a joint project to assess the commerciality of tight oil reserves in the Bazhenov and Achimov formations of Western Siberia. ExxonMobil will provide financing up to US$300 million for the program. Drilling is to begin in 2013.

Petrobras strikes oil at Tupi South

Jan 08, 2013

Tupi South discovery may link to Lula field Petrobras has found good quality oil in the Tupi South (Sul de Tupi) area of the Santos Basin pre-salt, the company announced on 8 January 2013.Petrobras said the well encountered reservoirs…

Lundin spuds Sverdrup 16/3-5

Jan 07, 2013

Sverdrup appraisal to probe depth, thicknessBredford DolphinLundin Petroleum AB announced that the wholly owned subsidiary Lundin Norway AS has commenced the drilling of appraisal well 16/3-5 in PL501 on the Johan Sverdrup discovery…

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