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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…

IHS CERAWeek: Mozambique licensing

Mar 07, 2013

Mozambique puts licensing terms under review Mozambique is in the process of updating its licensing regulations ahead of its 4th Licensing Round. Arsenio Mabote, Chairman, Instituto Nacional de Petroleo (INP, the national oil company of Mozambique)…

Well control succeeds at Main Pass 295

Mar 01, 2013

Well control operations at Apache's Main Pass 295 in the Gulf of Mexico concluded on 28 February 2013, the company announced.Apache planned to move Rowan's Cecil Provine drilling rig to Main Pass 295 for a possible relief well (Image: Rowan)Apache…

Borders & Southern extend Falkland search

Feb 27, 2013

PGS' Ramform Challenger gathers a Falkland surveyThe PGS vessel Ramform Challenger began gathering London-based Borders & Southern Petroleum’s (B&S) 3D seismic program off the Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic Ocean. Located about 140…

ENI adds to Mozambique finds

Feb 25, 2013

Italy's ENI announced another new gas discovery in the Mamba Complex offshore Mozambique. The firm said the discovery, made at the Coral 3 delineation well, confirmed the potential of the Mamba Complex in Area 4 at 75 trillion cubic feet (tcf) of gas in place…

Apache feels kick at GOM well

Feb 19, 2013

Apache shifts Cecil Provine rig to location Apache to move Rowan's Cecil Provine drilling rig to location for possible relief well (Image: Rowan)Apache evacuated 15 workers after experiencing a kick from an abnormally pressured gas zone…

BP, RIL make KG D6 commitment

Feb 19, 2013

BP & RIL plan US$5 billion investment on KGD6KG D6 onshore facilities (Image: Niko Resources Ltd.)Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL) and KG D6 block partner BP plan to invest US$5 billion in the deepwater gas development over the next three to five years…

Natural gas lifts Australian reserves

Feb 01, 2013

As Australia grapples with chronic oil production decline in the face of rising imports, the buoyant gas sector offers the prospect of rising revenue from LNG export. John Mueller reports.Eyebrow Natural gas lifts Australian reserves As Australia…

Balai bonanza

Feb 01, 2013

BC Petroleum (a ROC, Dialog Group and Petronas venture) discovered 87m of hydrocarbon pay in multiple zones of the Balai-2 well off east Malaysia. Drilled to 2266m TD, Balai-2 targeted a shallow carbonate reservoir and a deeper series of stacked sandstone reservoirs…

Basins bounty sought

Feb 01, 2013

As oil and natural gas production continues to fluctuate at a level well below demand, John Mueller looks at New Zealand’s growing need to aggressively explore the nation’s vast and extensive offshore sedimentary basins.Taranaki Basin, located along the west coast of New Zealand’s North Island…

Gas to the fore

Feb 01, 2013

Although Papua New Guinea has a strong economy resulting from exploitation of its extensive petroleum deposits and abundance of other natural resources ranging from minerals to forest products, the nation is one of the least developed countries in the Asia Pacific region…

ThoughtStream: Sale of the century

Jan 01, 2013

Last month, Noble Energy, the Houston company that has played a vital role in drilling and confirming massive deepwater natural gas deposits (some of the largest in recent memory) in Israeli and Cypriot waters, announced a 30% sale of the Leviathan field to Australia's Woodside for about $2…

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