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CCS site drilling completes

Aug 07, 2013

National Grid has completed appraisal drilling of a carbon dioxide storage site underneath the North Sea. It says the site, 65km off the Yorkshire coast, appeared viable for carbon dioxide storage and would be able to hold about 200 million tonnes…

Big numbers for Offshore Europe

Aug 07, 2013

Next month’s SPE Offshore Europe exhibition and conference will be the largest in the event’s history with more exhibiting companies and countries represented than ever before.  The sold-out exhibition halls, covering a record 27,082…

HRT targets Moosehead-1

Aug 07, 2013

HRT Participações em Petróleo has started drilling the Moosehead-1 exploration well offshore Namibia. The well (2713/16-1) is its the third offshore well in HRT's current exploration campaign. It is targeting the Moosehead prospect…

Relief well spud at South Timbalier 220

Aug 06, 2013

Drilling on a relief well at South Timbalier 220 in the US Gulf of Mexico began Sunday, August 4, using the Rowan EXL-3 jack-up rig, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) announced. On July 23, Walter Oil and Gas Corp…

Norvarg gas discovery 'extensive'

Jul 31, 2013

Appraisal drilling on the Barents Sea Norvarg gas discovery has confirmed the “extensive” nature of the field, it has been announced. The well (7225/3-2), in license PL 535 offshore Norway, was drilled in 377m deep water by Total using the Leiv Eiriksson semisubmersible drilling rig…

BP-led group takes control of Trans Asiatic Pipeline

Jul 30, 2013

Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG (TAP) announced today that BP Plc, Azeri SOCAR, France's Total SA, and Belgian Fluxys—members of the international consortium developing the giant Shah Deniz field in Azerbaijan—have exercised their option to join the Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG (TAP)…

Tunisia: Circle Oil increases offshore, onshore investments

Jul 29, 2013

Irish independent Circle Oil Plc announced today that its subsidiary, Circle Oil Tunisia Ltd., has increased its stake in the offshore Mahdia license to 100%, after acquiring the remaining 30% working interest from Tethys Oil & Mining Inc…

BG strikes more gas offshore Tanzania

Jul 29, 2013

BG Group has made another gas discovery on its latest exploration well offshore Tanzania, adding to the potential for LNG development in the country.  The Mkizi-1 well in Block 1, was drilled by the Deepsea Metro I drillship in 1301m deep water…

DCP for Malampaya

Jul 25, 2013

Shell Philippines Exploration B.V. awarded Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. a contract to install a Depletion Compression Platform (DCP) for the Malampaya Project off Palawan Island, in The Philippines. The contract is worth about US$60 million and will be completed in 2014.

BG finds Tanzania gas

Jul 25, 2013

BG Group has made a natural gas discovery in the Ngisi-1 well in Block 4 off Tanzania. The well, drilled by the Deepsea Metro 1 drillship, appraised the Chewa gas field resulting in an upgrade in estimated recoverable resources in the block…

Petrobras sets production records

Jul 25, 2013

Petrobras set a new presalt production record in May 2013 with output of 322,100bo/d, an 11,000bo/d increase from its previous record of 311,500bo/d set the prior month. The company also achieved record output in Espírito Santo, with a monthly average figure of 322…

ThoughtStream: Mexico’s moment

Jul 24, 2013

ThoughtStream: Opinion Mexico is among the ten largest oil producers in the world. This country has made important structural changes to improve economic performance and strengthen its resilience to external shocks. It is a strong partner to the United States and to Canada…

Relief well planned for leaking GOM well

Jul 24, 2013

The US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) approved Walter Oil & Gas Corp.’s permit application to drill a relief well at South Timbalier 220 in the US Gulf of Mexico, using the Rowan EXL-3 jack-up rig. The well is expected to be drilled on Thursday…

Modiin updates estimates for Yam Hadera field

Jul 22, 2013

Modiin Energy LP has updated resource estimates for the Yam Hadera field off Israel. The best estimate of gross recoverable, prospective resources at Yam Hadera is 208MMbo (revised upwards from 133 MMbo) and 3.4 Tcf of natural gas (revised upwards from 1…

Kenya forges ahead

Jul 18, 2013

Recent offshore drilling by Apache and Anadarko help gauge the potential of the Lamu basin. Vision 2030 is Kenya’s development strategy which aims to transform the economy and “create a globally competitive and prosperous nation with a high quality of life by 2030…

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