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W. Australia opens bid round

Jun 11, 2013

Australia's Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) announced a new lease sale for Western Australia. Six licenses, four onshore and two offshore, are being placed on the auction block. “In 2012, the Western Australian petroleum sector was valued at a record A$24…

Support for US offshore expansion

Jun 07, 2013

API Director of Upstream & Industry Operations, Erik Milito, said in a Wednesday press conference that there is broad and bipartisan support from the U.S. public and policymakers to expand access to offshore oil and natural gas development…

Lloyd’s Register releases new rules for FOIFL

Jun 07, 2013

Lloyd’s Register published a comprehensive rule set to guide the design, construction and operation of FLNG facilities to provide safer, cheaper and more environmentally friendly approaches to retrieving natural gas. “Natural gas is a…

KrisEnergy spuds Indonesia prospect

Jun 03, 2013

KrisEnergy has spudded the Tayum-1 exploration well in the Kutai PSC, offshore East Kalimantan, Indonesia, its partner Salamander Energy (23.4%) announced on 3 June 2013. The Tayum well is being drilled using the Randolph Yost jackup…

Reliance confirms Indian gas find

May 28, 2013

Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL) and partner BP, have discovered gas and condensate in the KG D6 block in the Krishna-Godavari field off the eastern coast of India. The KGD6-MJ1 well was drilled in a water depth of 1024 m, and a total depth of 4509 m…

Noble confirms Karish find

May 22, 2013

Noble Energy confirmed that it has made a natural gas discovery at the Karish prospect off Israel. The Karish discovery well, located in the Alon C license 20 miles northeast of Tamar field, encountered 184ft of net natural gas pay in high-quality lower Miocene sands…

Orca sings for Anadarko

Apr 18, 2013

Anadarko Petroleum encountered approximately 190ft (58m) of net natural gas pay at its Orca-1 discovery well, off Mozambique, the company announced on April 18, 2013. The gas discovery is contained in a Paleocene fan system at Offshore Area 1 in the Rovuma Basin…

South Kecapi find

Apr 10, 2013

Salamander Energy found oil and gas pay at its South Kecapi-1 DIR/ST exploration well in the Botang PSC in the North Kutei basin off Indonesia. The well found a combined 40m of net oil and gas pay in high-quality, stacked, Pliocene channel sandstones…

KG D6 investment

Apr 10, 2013

Reliance Industries and BP plan to invest US$5 billion in deepwater gas development of the KG D6 block over the next three to five years. The plan proposed will develop about 4tcf of discovered natural gas reserves. The partners plan to optimize KG D6 through compression and water handling…

ExxonMobil expands off Liberia

Apr 05, 2013

ExxonMobil Corp. announced that its Liberian affiliate has acquired from Canadian Overseas Petroleum (Bermuda) Ltd. (COPL) 80% interest in Liberia Block 13 (LB-13)Map of LB-13 off Liberia (Image: COPL)The block comprises more than 625,000 acres (2…

Why US gas hydrate potential is losing its fizz

Mar 28, 2013

Andrew McBarnet points to the signs that indicate previous enthusiasm for gas hydrate research in the US may be running out of steam. The announcement last month of significant progress in a key gas hydrates research project offshore…

Wintershall wildcat’s a gas

Mar 27, 2013

Wintershall Norge hit gas and condensate at its Norwegian Sea wildcat 6407/16 S. The well discovered waterbearing reservoirs with gross vertical thickness of 118 and 123m, respectively, in the Garn and Ile formations. Gas and condensate were…

Gulf of Mexico lease sale

Mar 27, 2013

The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and US Department of the Interior announced that Central Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 227 will offer 28.6 million acres off Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. The sale will take place this month in New Orleans…

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…

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