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Statoil and ExxonMobil in third Tanzania discovery

Mar 18, 2013

Statoil and co-venturer ExxonMobil are pleased to announce their third high impact discovery in Block 2 offshore Tanzania in a year.The discovery of 4-6 TCF of natural gas in place in the Tangawizi-1 well brings the total in-place volumes up to 15-17 TCF…

BG claims first deepwater DST offshore Tanzania

Mar 18, 2013

BG Group today announced it had completed its appraisal programme in the Jodari field of Block 1 offshore Tanzania, with a drill stem test on the original natural gas discovery well confirming the excellent quality of the Tertiary reservoirThe drill stem test on the Jodari-1 well…

BP invests in XACT Acoustic Telemetry Network for offshore wells

Mar 15, 2013

BP supports XACT R&D effort BP Ventures is investing in advanced acoustic telemetry technology developed by XACT Downhole Telemetry Inc. for drilling and completing difficult offshore wells. The technology provides high-speed, real-time…

Statoil signs up deepwater rigs

Mar 15, 2013

Statoil has signed a three year contract for the Stena Carron drillship for exploration drilling in the pre-salt blocks (Blocks 38 and 39) in the Kwanza basin in Angola.The agreement managed by Stena Drilling is for a three-year fixed term with start-up Q4 2013 / Q1 2014…

Endeavor Management to advise Petrobras on Papa Terra project

Mar 11, 2013

Endeavor wins Papa Terra advisory projectEndeavor Management announced today that Petrobras has retained the Houston-based consulting firm to provide third-party review and advisory services on the Papa Terra project. Endeavor will work…

Russia's Neftegaz joins 20 deepwater GOM blocks

Mar 06, 2013

Neftegaz America Shelf LP (Neftegaz), an indirect independent subsidiary of Rosneft, acquires 30 percent interest in 20 deepwater exploration blocks in the Gulf of Mexico held by ExxonMobil, under an agreement signed by the two companies. Rosneft President Igor I…

Seadrill orders two new jackups

Mar 05, 2013

Seadrill has exercised fixed price options for the construction of two high specification jack-up drilling rigs at Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Offshore Co., Ltd. (DSIC Offshore) in China. The rigs are scheduled for delivery during the third and fourth quarter of 2015…

CX-15 tower installation

Mar 05, 2013

Offshore engineering firm GMC Ltd. provides this video of the 2,500-ton CX-15 buoyant tower, touted at the world's largest, being installed at Corvina Field off Peru for BPZ Energy. The tower hull measures 69.9m with four, ring-stiffened…

BPZ updates CX-15 spud date

Feb 28, 2013

BPZ Energy expects to spud the first well at its CX-15 development, off Peru, within three to six weeks depending on weather and sea conditions, the company confirmed on 28 February 2013.CX-15 platform (Image: GMC Ltd.)The company said further…

North Sea news

Feb 28, 2013

News from the North Sea from Bridge Energy, Faroe Petroleum, Lundin Petroleum and E.ON.Transocean Arctic will drill the Amol prospect (Image: Petroleum Safety Authority of Norway)Bridge EnergyJunior North Sea explorer Bridge Energy has said…

Shell halts Arctic program

Feb 28, 2013

Royal Dutch Shell plc announced it will pause its exploration drilling activity for 2013 in Alaska’s Beaufort and Chukchi Seas to prepare equipment and plans for a resumption of activity at a later stage. “We’ve made progress in Alaska…

Barents and Jan Mayen resources higher

Feb 27, 2013

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate’s (NPD’s) mapping of the southeastern Barents Sea and the area surrounding Jan Mayen will result in an approximate increase of 15% in the estimates of undiscovered resources on the Norwegian shelf.This…

Wintershall sponsors Badger tool

Feb 27, 2013

Germany’s Wintershall has stepped forward to back a new autonomous exploration drilling tool being developed in Norway.Badger Explorer (BXPL) is developing the tool, which it describes as “a new formation and reservoir evaluation tool, which drills into the subsurface without the risks…

Anadarko announces 2013 capital program

Feb 21, 2013

Anadarko Petroleum CorporationAnadarko Petroleum Corp. announced details of its 2013 capital program and guidance, and provided additional information regarding its significant U.S. onshore growth opportunities, deepwater and international mega projects and industry-leading exploration program…

Guinea study encourages Hyperdynamics

Feb 14, 2013

Hyperdynamics cheered by updated Guinea studyMap of Guinea (Image: Dana Petroleum)Netherland, Sewell & Associates, Inc. (NSAI), completed an updated resource evaluation study for Houston-based Hyperdynamics Corp.'s oil and gas concession off the Republic of Guinea…

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