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Partners curtail drilling at Manora development off Thailand

Apr 9, 2015

Development drilling in Manora oil field offshore Thailand has been curtailed with operator Mubadala Petroleum and joint-venture partner Tap Oil Ltd. deciding to postpone indefinitely the drilling of two production wells and one injection well.

PGC report: US gas resource base reaches a record 2,515 tcf

Apr 8, 2015

Unconventional natural gas production is proving to be more durable than many people expected, officials said as the Potential Gas Committee released its 2014 yearend report indicating that the US has a record 2,515 tcf technically recoverable gas resource base.

Cairn India seeks to triple gas production from RJ block

Apr 6, 2015

Cairn India Ltd. is seeking to triple natural gas production from the RJ block in Rajasthan by drilling a minimum of 42 wells in the next 3 years.

Western governors group releases 2014 greater sage grouse inventory

Apr 6, 2015

Western US governors released their 2014 Sage Grouse Inventory, which highlights conservation efforts by public, private, and nongovernment organizations during the past year to protect the bird’s 11-state habitat. Several Rocky Mountain oil and gas producers are actively involved.

GOM Revenue Sharing-2: GOMESA Phase II revenues impacted by several factors

Apr 6, 2015

The first phase of the 2006 Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA) regulated revenue sharing in the gulf's 181 Area and 181 South Area.

Novel completions increase horizontal well production

Apr 6, 2015

Two novel completion techniques that solve the problems of acid fracturing in complex carbonate horizontal wells have been successfully implemented in China. Using them has enhanced production in the Tarim, Sichuan, Bohai Gulf, and Ordos basins.

BHI: US rig count decline slows; production increases

Apr 2, 2015

The US drilling rig count dropped 20 units—with just slightly more than half targeting oil—to settle at 1,028 rigs working during the shortened week ended Apr. 2, according to data from Baker Hughes Inc.

Strike extends Sea Lion play off Falklands

Apr 2, 2015

Premier Oil PLC will plug a discovery well on the Zebedee prospect after successfully testing a southward extension of its Sea Lion oil field under development north of the Falkland Islands.

RFF speakers relay challenges faced by Alaskan offshore oil developers

Apr 2, 2015

Significant problems ranging from the lack of deepwater ports and spill-response systems to potential impacts on wildlife and indigenous populations need to be solved before US Arctic offshore oil exploration and production moves ahead, speakers agreed at a Resources for the Future (RFF) event.

FWS lists Northern Long-Eared Bat as a threatened species

Apr 2, 2015

The US Fish & Wildlife Service designated the Northern Long-Eared Bat (NLEB) a threatened species, but attached an interim special rule that it said eliminates unnecessary regulatory requirements for landowners, land managers, government agencies, and others in the animal’s multistate range.

Maersk starts production from Tyra Southeast-B in Danish North Sea

Mar 31, 2015

Maersk Oil has started oil and gas production from the Tyra Southeast-B unmanned platform, expected to add reserves of 50 million boe over the next 30 years.

Apache produces 1 million bbl from wells in Egypt’s Western Desert

Mar 31, 2015

Five producing wells in Egypt’s Western Desert operated by Khalda Petroleum Co., a joint-venture between Apache Corp. and Egyptian General Petroleum Corp. (EGPC), have produced 1 million bbl of oil since November.

Rex Energy enters Moraine East drilling JV

Mar 31, 2015

Rex Energy Corp., State College, Pa., has entered a joint venture agreement with an affiliate of ArcLight Capital Partners LLC for the joint development of 32 wells in western Pennsylvania.

Chevron Canada applies with AER for 32 wells in Fox Creek area

Mar 30, 2015

Chevron Canada Resources has filed an application with Alberta Energy Regulator to drill 32 wells in the Duvernay formation in the Fox Creek area.

BHI: US rig count decline smallest in 15 weeks

Mar 27, 2015

The US drilling rig count dropped just 21 units to settle at 1,048 rigs working during the week ended Mar. 27, representing the smallest decline in 15 weeks, according to data from Baker Hughes Inc.

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