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First oil from Dua, Vietnam

Jul 11, 2014

Oil production began today at the Dua oil project, operated by Premier Oil offshore Vietnam, 40 years after the field was discovered. The Dua field discovery well, Dua-1X, was drilled in 1974 and flowed 1500 bo/d. Premier Oil acquired…

Bue adds bonus to Pil area

Jul 11, 2014

VNG Norge has discovered oil on the Bue well, in production license (PL) 586, offshore Norway, and increased its resource estimate for the nearby Pil discovery, in the same license.  The combined resource of both finds has been estimated at 80-200MMboe by partner Faroe petroleum…

OMV selects Kongsberg drilling data package

Jul 11, 2014

Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies, a wholly owned subsidiary of Kongsberg Gruppen, has signed a four-year, multi-million dollar drilling data contract with Vienna-based OMV Group for all of its global drilling activities. The contract…

Maersk Oil backs out of Brazil

Jul 09, 2014

AP Moller-Maersk subsidiary Maersk Olie og Gas (Maersk Oil) will take a US$1.7 billion impairment on its Brazilian assets, it announced 9 July. The Danish company specifically cited disappointing appraisals as one of the reasons it has “revised…

Spanish Point set back

Jul 09, 2014

The Spanish Point appraisal well in Frontier Exploration Licenses 2/04, 4/08 and 1/14 in offshore Ireland's northern Porcupine Basin will not now be drilled in 2014, according to Dublin-based Providence Resources. However, a 3D seismic survey in the area is due to go ahead this summer…

Successful appraisal extends Jade field

Jul 08, 2014

First production from an appraisal well has extended the southern limits of the high-pressure/high-temperature (HPHT) Jade gas condensate field in the UK Central North Sea, Houston-headquartered ConocoPhillips announced today. The Maersk…

KCA snaps up Johan Sverdrup contract

Jul 07, 2014

KCA Deutag group company RDS has been awarded a US$10 million contract to carry out front-end engineering design (FEED) work on Statoil’s Johan Sverdrup development in the Norwegian North Sea. The FEED work will be undertaken by the RDS team in London…

Subsea solution for Butch?

Jul 07, 2014

Concept select to develop the Butch discovery in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea is due to be made by Centrica in early 2015, according to partner Faroe Petroleum.  The move follows an unsuccessful well on the Butch South West exploration well 8/10-6S…

Hagar Qim-1 offshore Malta a duster

Jul 03, 2014

The Genel Energy-operated Hagar Qim-1 exploration well in Area 4, offshore Malta, has been plugged and abandoned after finding no hydrocarbons.  The well was drilled to the Eocene using the Noble Paul Romano (pictured), which will…

OMV strikes Barents Sea oil

Jul 03, 2014

OMV (Norge) has made an oil dioscvery on the 7324/7-2 Hanssen well, in production license 537, in the Barents Sea.  The Hanssen discovery was made about 7km northwest of the 7324/8-1 Wisting Central oil discovery and about 315km north of Hammerfest…

Gas Discovery at Toro

Jul 02, 2014

Woodside announced that the Toro-1 exploration well in permit WA-430-P has intersected approximately 150m gross gas and 65m net gas within the Mungaroo Formation target. The Toro-1 well was drilled to a total depth of 3724m, referenced from the rig rotary table…

West Seahorse gets MPF backing

Jul 02, 2014

Carnarvon Hibiscus' West Seahorse project in the Gippsland basin, offshore southeastern Australia, has been granted access to Federal Government Major Project Facilitation (MPF) services.  Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure…

Tullow spuds Lupus

Jul 02, 2014

Exploration drilling started on the Lupus oil prospect in production license 507 in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea yesterday. The well, 31/10-1, is about 35km south of the Oseberg field and is being drilled by the Borgland Dolphin semisubmersible drilling rig (pictured)…

EMAS AMC installs 50th platform for Chevron in Thailand

Jul 01, 2014

EMAS AMC, announced it has installed its 50th platform for Chevron in the Gulf of Thailand. Under a multi-year contract that began in 2011, EMAS AMC has also successfully laid 376km of subsea pipes utilizing the construction vessel Lewek Champion…

Tullow discusses offshore Ghana developments

Jul 01, 2014

Tullow Oil shares this video on their exploration projects offshore Ghana, including the Tweneboa, Enyenra and Ntomme (TEN) project, which the company says is on track for first oil by mid-2016. Read more on Tullow's TEN development…

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