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Shell makes another deepwater gas discovery offshore Malaysia with Marjoram-1

Aug 26, 2014

Royal Dutch Shell PLC has made another natural gas discovery on Block SK318 offshore Malaysia with the deepwater Marjoram-1 well, which was drilled in 800 m of water 180 km offshore.

Parsley Energy adds Permian basin acreage

Aug 26, 2014

Parsley Energy Inc., Midland, Tex., has agreed to buy from “multiple sellers” undeveloped and productive acreage in Reagan County, Tex., for a total of about $252 million.

Western gulf lease sale attracts $110 million in high bids

Aug 25, 2014

Gulf of Mexico western planning area Lease Sale 238 drew 93 bids from 14 companies over 81 blocks covering 433,823 acres, totaling $109,951,644 in apparent high bids, reported the US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), which held the event on Aug. 20 in New Orleans.

Mancharee-1 well doesn’t find significant pay offshore Thailand

Aug 25, 2014

KrisEnergy Ltd., Singapore, reported it has concluded drilling an exploration well on Block G10/48 in the Gulf of Thailand, where the company is developing Wassana oil field.

Santos group makes gas-condensate find near Ichthys field offshore W. Australia

Aug 25, 2014

A group led by Santos Ltd. has made a gas and condensate discovery in the Lasseter-1/ST1 well drilled in the Browse basin offshore Western Australia.

NPD completes seismic acquisition season in northern Barents Sea

Aug 22, 2014

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate reported completion of its seismic acquisition season Aug. 19, nearly a month ahead of schedule.

Petrobras proves oil, gas extension in Moita Bonita

Aug 22, 2014

Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) has proved the extension of the gas and light oil discovery made in 2012 on the BM-SEAL-10 concession block of the Sergipe-Alagoas basin offshore Brazil.

Western gulf lease sale attracts $110 million in high bids

Aug 20, 2014

Gulf of Mexico western planning area Lease Sale 238 drew 93 bids from 14 companies over 81 blocks covering 433,823 acres, totaling $109,951,644 in apparent high bids, reported the US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), which held the event on Aug. 20 in New Orleans.

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.

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.

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.

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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