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Cairn to explore off Malta

Feb 14, 2013

On 7 December 2012, the Government of Malta awarded three offshore blocks totaling 6,400sq km to Capricorn Malta, a subsidiary of Edinburgh-based Cairn Energy. Cairn CEO Simon Thomson, who succeeded Sir Bill Gammell as chief executive in July 2011…

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…

Dana wins Egyptian approval

Jan 29, 2013

Egypt approves Dana's Nefertiti development The Egyptian government has approved Dana Petroleum's plan to develop the Nefertiti oil field in the Gulf of Suez, the company announced on 29 January 2013.The lease was approved 20 January…

Providence spots Irish play

Jan 24, 2013

Survey reveals new oil prospect off Ireland Click to view largerProvidence Resources P.l.c. has provided an update on its 100% owned and operated licences P1885 and PL 5/10 in the Rathlin Basin, offshore Northern Ireland. In 2012, Providence…

Home Run

Jan 10, 2013

Cobalt has hit several hundred feet of net oil pay at its deepwater North Platte prospect in the Gulf of Mexico. Drilling was a long time coming for the company after operations were postponed following the 2010 moratorium. The well was drilled to 34,500ft TD in Garden Banks block 959.

Western Isles approval

Jan 10, 2013

The UK has approved Dana Petroleum’s US$1.6 billion Western Isles project, which seeks to develop the Harris and Barra oil fields. The nine-well northern North Sea development is expected to produce 40,000b/d in 2015. Both fields hold an estimated 45 million barrels.

Overcoming the global weakness

Jan 09, 2013

During the past few years, annual change in global oil demand has been running 0.8-1%/year and the International Energy Agency (IEA) forecasts it to continue in that range in 2013 – well below the previous 20-year 1.5% average annual increase seen before the global banking crisis…

The big picture

Jan 09, 2013

US crude and condensate production has been falling since 1972 with only a couple brief periods of respite or flattening downward. Most analysts felt that the decline was irreversible. The decline flattened in 1991, 1997 and 2001 and, as a result of a dramatic jump in oil prices…

Petrobras strikes oil at Tupi South

Jan 08, 2013

Tupi South discovery may link to Lula field Petrobras has found good quality oil in the Tupi South (Sul de Tupi) area of the Santos Basin pre-salt, the company announced on 8 January 2013.Petrobras said the well encountered reservoirs…

Promises, promises

Jan 04, 2013

'The most disappointing part of the empty energy pledges made by both candidates is that cutting oil imports does very little to address oil prices.'The US election is now over. However, from what the candidates said during the long campaign…

ITF scales up for the ‘push and pull’

Jan 04, 2013

ITF, the global industry technology facilitator, was set up in 1999 and is today owned by 30 major operating and service companies from around the globe, Qatar Petroleum having become the latest recruit in July. Meg Chesshyre talked to chairman…

Durban study

Jan 01, 2013

ExxonMobil has acquired a 75% stake in Impact Africa’s Tugela South Exploration Right off the eastern coast of South Africa.ExxonMobil has also secured a one-year permit to study the hydrocarbon potential of the deepwater Durban Basin, which covers approximately 12.4 million acres.

ExxonMobil makes S. Africa splash

Dec 18, 2012

ExxonMobil acquires 75% stake in Durban BasinTugela South Exploration RightExxonMobil is set to explore the deepwater Durban Basin offshore South Africa after acquiring 75% stake in the Tugela South Exploration Right, the company announced on 17 December 2012…

Rosneft, Exxon form tight oil project

Dec 07, 2012

ExxonMobil's Rex TillersonMajors to jointly develop Siberian tight oil Rosneft and ExxonMobil signed a pilot development agreement establishing a joint project to assess the possibility of commercial production of tight oil reserves at the Bazhenov and Achimov formations in Western Siberia…

Enbridge plans $6.2B expansion

Dec 07, 2012

Light Oil Market Access Program mapPipeline expansion targets light oil markets Enbridge Inc. has received shipper support to proceed with a $6.2 billion program to expand access to markets for growing volumes of North Dakota and western Canada light oil production…

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