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ExxonMobil ‘winding down’ Arctic well, complying with US, EU sanctions on Russia

Sep 19, 2014

ExxonMobil Corp. released a statement that the company is complying with all US sanctions on Russia after news reports that the operator had halted operations on its first arctic exploration well—University-1—in Russia’s Kara Sea.

AWE makes gas discovery under existing Senecio field

Sep 18, 2014

AWE Ltd., Sydney, has increased the worth of its Senecio gas field in permits L1/L2 in the onshore Perth basin of Western Australia with a discovery underlying the Senecio reservoir.

EGPC awards two Gulf of Suez concessions to RWE Dea

Sep 18, 2014

Egyptian General Petroleum Corp. (EGPC) has awarded two concessions in the Gulf of Suez to RWE Dea AG, which said the awards stem from International Bid Round 2013.

Eni reports second major oil find in as many days

Sep 18, 2014

Eni SPA has made an oil discovery with the Oglan-2 exploration well on Ecuador’s Block 10, 260 km southeast of Quito.

 

AAPG ICE: Seismic reprocessing enhances potential for Russia’s legacy basins

Sep 17, 2014

Russia’s Precaucus and Uralian Foreland basins are the oldest and most developed oil and gas producing regions in the country. As the “birthplace” of Russia’s oil industry, the Precaucus was first developed in the late 19th century. Production improved rapidly after 1920 and entered steep decline after 1970.

Eni makes major oil discovery offshore Angola

Sep 17, 2014

Eni SPA has made an oil discovery on Block 15/06 in the Ochigufu exploration prospect offshore Angola. It is the 10th commercial oil discovery for the block, and is estimated to hold 300 million bbl of oil in place.

Kentucky: Daybreak furthers Twin Bottoms drilling campaign

Sep 15, 2014

Daybreak Oil & Gas Inc., Spokane, Wash., has drilled its 10th and 11th horizontal oil wells at the Twin Bottoms Field in Lawrence County, Ky.

AAPG ICE: Turkey sees early shale oil development

Sep 15, 2014

Turkey is slightly larger than the state of Texas geographically, yet the country has only seen 4,400 wells drilled since 1940. While Texas’ oil history goes back much further, the state has seen more than 1.5 million wells drilled through 2013. “Turkey is largely unexplored,” said Lee Muncy, vice-president, geosciences at TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd., during the AAPG International Conference and Exhibition

EPA hydraulic fracturing study may be prelude to new federal rules

Aug 13, 2014

Oil and gas operations have historically been regulated mainly at the state level, though the expansion of hydraulic fracturing activities has brought with it an expansion in the number and sources of regulations facing operators.

Monterey proves more complex than average shale play

Aug 13, 2014

A pending cut in the Energy Information Administration's resource estimate for the Monterey shale reflects the complexity of the play relative to other US tight oil plays and the need for more research into its geology.

GUIDE TO WORLD CRUDES: BP updates assay for Angolan Saturno crude

Aug 4, 2014

Based on a sample taken Feb. 4, 2014, BP PLC has published an updated assay of its Saturno Blend crude oil, which is the marketing name for production from Plutão, Saturno, Venus, and Marte (PSVM) fields in the ultradeepwater area of Block 31 off Angola (OGJ Online, Jan. 31, 2013; Feb. 4, 2009; Nov. 24, 2003; Mar. 17, 2003).

New SEG president is group's first near-surface specialist

Oct 7, 2013

Election of the first specialist in near-surface geophysics to lead the Society of Exploration Geophysicists raises a communications problem: The definition of "near surface," says new SEG Pres. Don Steeples, depends on application.

Value of MSRI measurement of Selma exploration drill cuttings

Oct 7, 2013

Magnetic susceptibility (MS) measurements of oil exploration drill cuttings from above oil reservoirs show an increase in magnetic minerals at semishallow depths worldwide.

A modern approach to build 3D sequence stratigraphic framework

Oct 7, 2013

The conventional approach of performing sequence stratigraphy on 3D seismic data is comprised of a limited set of seismic horizons. This practice can be changed with the help of a semiautomated solution that maps all stratigraphically consistent seismic reflectors in 3D.

Studies predict oil upswing in deepwater GOM 2013, beyond

May 6, 2013

Independent reports by the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) and Wood Mackenzie Ltd. (OGJ Online, Oct. 15, 2012) predict a strong upswing in oil exploration and production in deepwater Gulf of Mexico (GOM) fields.

California's dense urban environment spawns friendlier 3D seismic survey design

Nov 5, 2012

Southern California oil producers have long faced the added challenge of making exploration and production compatible with urban life.

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