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First steel cut on Caspian vessels

Jun 23, 2014

First steel cut on two supply vessels for Russia's Lukoil has started at Keppel Nantong Shipyard Co.'s yard in Nantong on 18 June. The two Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) class vessels have been designed to supply resources…

CGX Energy sets sights on Guyana

Jun 20, 2014

CGX Energy Inc. announced the completion of reprocessing and merging of existing seismic surveys from the company’s 100% owned Corentyne petroleum prospecting license (PPL) offshore Guyana. The results of the reprocessing have assisted in…

Dry wells offshore Norway

Jun 20, 2014

Two dry exploration well results have been announced offshore Norway.  The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate said the Statoil Petroleum operated wildcat well 7324/2-1, 'Apollo,' which was the first well in production licence (PL)615…

Statoil natural gas discovery offshore Tanzania

Jun 18, 2014

Statoil announced the discovery of 2 to 3tcf of natural gas in place in the Piri-1 well, bringing the total of in-place natural gas volumes up to approximately 20tcf in Block 2 offshore Tanzania. The new gas discovery was made in the…

Rig arrives for Arctic drilling

Jun 18, 2014

GSP Saturn has arrived for exploration drilling at the Gazpromneft Sakhalin-operated Dolginskoye field, located in the Arctic shelf of the Pechora Sea. The Gazprom Neft subsidiary announced 21 January its plans to drill an exploration well and take core samples at the field…

Karoon releases Pharos-1 progress report

Jun 17, 2014

Karoon Gas Australia Ltd. announced on 16 June that the Pharos‐1 well, located offshore Western Australia, was drilling ahead at 4570 mRT in the 8½-in. hole section. Since last reported on 30 May, the 12¼-in. hole section was drilled 1719m from the 133⁄8-in…

CAMAC spuds Nigerian well

Jun 16, 2014

The Oyo-8 development well, located offshore Nigeria in OML 120, was spudded on 15 June 2014, operator CAMAC Energy Inc. announced. The Oyo-8 well, which CAMAC Energy owns and operates with 100% interest, lies within the Oyo field, which…

BOEM seeks comments on new OCS leasing program

Jun 13, 2014

The US Department of the Interior has opened its new five-year Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) offshore oil and gas leasing plan to public comment, the agency announced on 13 June 2014. DOI said the publication in the federal register of…

AWE begins drilling Oi-2

Jun 13, 2014

AWE Ltd. announced on 13 June that drilling began on the Oi-2 exploration well located in Petroleum Mining Permit (PMP) 38158 offshore Taranaki, New Zealand. The joint venture partners hope the Oi-2 well will allow the evaluation of hydrocarbon potential of a 4-way dip closed structure…

Cairn's Senegal drilling delayed

Jun 12, 2014

Australian explorer Far Ltd. reported on 10 June that the Cairn-operated FAN-1 exploration well offshore Senegal is delayed for maintenance work and the drilling program was being modified. 'Having set 13-3/8in. casing in the FAN-1 well ahead of drilling into the two main objectives…

Energean named operator offshore Israel

Jun 12, 2014

Cyprus-based Energean E&P Holdings Ltd. has farmed-in and taken over as operator of the Sara and Myra license blocks about 25 mi. off the coast of Israel. [shaded blue in map at right] Six of the seven partners agreed to the farm-in, including Modiin Energy Limited Partnership…

Equipment failure reported on Deepwater Nautilus

Jun 11, 2014

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) responded to an equipment failure onboard Transocean's Deepwater Nautilus semisubmersible drilling rig in the US Gulf of Mexico, the agency reported on 10 June 2014. Operator Shell Offshore Inc…

Tunisian drilling starts

Jun 10, 2014

Circle Oil has started drilling exploration well EMD-1 on the offshore Mahdia Permit using the drillship PetroSaudi Discoverer. The well is near existing producing fields, including the Tazerka, Birsa, Oudna, and Halk El Menzel oil fields…

Managed-pressure drilling riser stack integration

Jun 09, 2014

As the deepwater prospects being drilled today address ever more complex conditions, the drilling industry needs to adjust its technology to address the challenges that arise. The use of conventional “open to atmosphere” drilling methods…

Four well discovery offshore Sarawak

Jun 09, 2014

SapuraKencana Energy Sarawak Inc. (SKE) announced the discovery of four non-associated natural gas wells in the SK408 Production Sharing Contract (PSC) area. These are the first four wells of a 10-well commitment in the SK408 PSC, a 4480sq km area…

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