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Noble Energy sets Leviathan production date

Oct 31, 2014

Noble Energy has targeted an early 2018 start-up date for its giant Leviathan gas field off Israel, according to its 3Q earnings statement. In addition, the Houston-based independent received government approval for a gas delivery point for the field in the northern part of Israel…

Eni departs Heron

Oct 29, 2014

Eni's Australian subsidiary decided to shed its stake in the Heron area off Northern Australia after opting out of plans to drill a second well inside permit area NT/P68. The Italian explorer also elected to hold its current 50% share in the Blackwood area…

Exxon, OMV Petrom spud Romanian well

Oct 28, 2014

ExxonMobil started drilling the Pelican South-1 well, its third and latest prospect in the Neptun Block off Romania in the Black Sea. Pelican South-1 is being drilled by Diamond Offshore's ultra-deepwater semisubmersible Ocean Endeavor about 155km offshore…

Drilling starts at Eldfisk

Oct 22, 2014

ConocoPhillips kicked-off the drilling campaign on its Eldfisk II project with Maersk Innovator. Five wells have been pre-drilled, and the drilling operations of the remaining 35 wells has now begun. Eldfisk II is one of four fields that comprise the Greater Ekofisk Area…

DeepOcean completes Liwan contract

Oct 07, 2014

DeepOcean UK completed work on the Liwan 3-2 development offshore China. The project is part of the Liwan gas project, located 300km southeast of the Hong Kong, and includes the Liuhua 34-2 and Liuhua 29-1 fields. All three fields share a subsea production system…

Subsea7 taps Trelleborg for Nigeria

Oct 03, 2014

Subsea 7 awarded Trelleborg’s offshore unit a contract for phase two of the Erha North project, off Nigeria. Under the contract, Trelleborg will supply several tonnes of its high-temperature advanced silicone insulation solution, Vikotherm S1…

Exxon chief: US in ‘a new era of energy abundance’

Oct 03, 2014

ExxonMobil chief executive officer Rex Tillerson spoke at the first-ever Greater Houston Partnership’s “State of Energy” event, giving his perspectives on the intrinsic ties between the energy industry and the city of Houston and highlighting North America’s…

Noble Energy, partners submit Leviathan development plan

Sep 30, 2014

The partnership behind the Leviathan field off Israel has submitted a US$6.5 billion initial development plan to the country’s Ministry of National Infrastructures, Energy and Water Resources, Reuters has reported. Located around 130km from Israel’s coast in around 1600m of water…

Modiin Energy's Israeli licenses expire

Sep 29, 2014

The Ministry of National Infrastructure, Energy and Water of the State of Israel's Petroleum Commissioner informed Modiin Energy that its Gabriella and Yam Hadera offshore licenses have expired due to the company's failure to achieve program milestones…

Upcoming Round 1 critical to Mexico's future

Sep 25, 2014

The results of Mexico’s upcoming bidding round for 109 exploration blocks and 60 producing fields could be crucial in determining the country’s future position as an oil and gas powerhouse, according to an analyst with research and consulting firm GlobalData…

Rio Oil and Gas: Advancing recovery through nanotechnology

Sep 19, 2014

Rio Oil and Gas’ final day included a presentation on how nanotechnology can play a role in exploration and recovery. The oil and gas sector, with the support of IBP (Brazilian Petroleum Institute), is working on a nano agent capable of increasing oil recovery by 20%…

Oil flows from Shell's Cardamom

Sep 08, 2014

Shell started production from its Cardamom subsea oil and gas field located in the Gulf of Mexico.  The Cardamom system is tied back to Shell's Auger tension leg platform (TLP), marking the seventh subsea development to come onstream through the platform since first oil was achieved in 1994…

Tullow continues North Sea sale

Sep 05, 2014

Tullow Oil announced that its subsidiary Tullow Exploration & Production has agreed to sell its operated and non-operated L12/L15 block interests and non-operated Q4 and Q5 block interests to AU Energy, a subsidiary of Mercuria Energy Group…

Jordan utility company to receive Israeli gas

Sep 03, 2014

Noble Energy has entered into a non-binding letter of intent (LOI) to supply Jordan’s National Electric Power Co. Ltd. (NEPCO) gas from the Leviathan field, located off Israel, the company announced on 3 September 2014. In the US$15 billion deal…

Pay for Santos at Lasseter-1/ST1

Aug 25, 2014

Santos hit a gas discovery at the Lasseter-1/ST1 exploration well, offshore Western Australia.  Map of WA-274-P from Inpex The block and its surrounding areas are considered an area of high exploration potential…

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