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Statoil gets exploration acreage in Exmouth Plateau off W. Australia

Oct 31, 2014

Norway’s Statoil ASA has been awarded an exploration permit on the Exmouth plateau offshore Western Australia.

Total to develop Glenlivet gas field off UK

Oct 30, 2014

Total will develop Glenlivet natural gas field west of the Shetlands offshore the UK in conjunction with nearby Edradour gas field, the decision to develop which occurred earlier.

Eni makes oil discovery offshore Congo (Brazzaville)

Oct 30, 2014

Eni SPA encountered what it is calling a “significant accumulation” of light oil through a hydrocarbon column of 420 m in the Lower Cretaceous age presalt sequence on the Marine XII block offshore Congo (Brazzaville).

BLM issues final SEIS for Greater Mooses Tooth project in NPR-A

Oct 30, 2014

The US Bureau of Land Management released its final supplemental environmental impact statement for the proposed Greater Mooses Tooth (GMT1) oil and gas project within the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska. “Reaching this stage of permitting is a major milestone for the project and for the future of balanced, responsible federal oil production in the NPR-A,” BLM Director Neil Kornze said.

Empire Oil & Gas transits from explorer to producer

Oct 29, 2014

Empire Oil & Gas Ltd., Perth, has been granted production leases over two previously designated exploration areas incorporating the Red Gully and Gin Gin gas fields and the Red Gully gas processing facility in the North Perth basin onshore Western Australia.

Hess to develop deepwater gulf oil field

Oct 29, 2014

Production is to begin in 2018 from deepwater Stampede oil field in the Gulf of Mexico under a development plan approved by operator Hess Corp. and partners.

Shell seeks 5-year extension on leases in Beaufort, Chukchi seas

Oct 28, 2014

Shell Offshore Co. has requested a 5-year extension of its federal offshore leases in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas offshore Alaska. “The request reflects the extent of the actual delays we have experienced as a result of court decisions and agency actions for the last several years,” a Shell spokesman in Alaska told OGJ.

Eni finds gas near Jangkrik offshore Indonesia

Oct 28, 2014

Eni SPA has discovered natural gas in its first well on the East Sepinggan Block offshore East Kalimantan, Indonesia, 35 km from where it is developing Jangkrik gas field.

Momentum shifts in favor of development in Colorado

Oct 21, 2014

-Momentum appears to be shifting in the oil and gas industry's favor in Colorado after Gov. John Hickenloooper brokered a compromise that keeps off the November ballot two initiatives that were poised to place greater restrictions on development, and legal and political setbacks befell separate local measures that sought to restrict or ban hydraulic fracturing.

Texas earthquakes prompt regulators to take action

Oct 21, 2014

A series of unusual earthquakes in North Texas is prompting state regulators to look closely at a potential link between seismic activity and wastewater injection wells.

Illinois shale exploration remains in limbo as regulators consider draft fracing rules

Oct 21, 2014

Illinois is making progress toward a regulatory framework for hydraulic fracturing after the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) released a second set of draft rules for the well stimulation process in late August.

Hydraulic fracturing battle has moved to several local ballot boxes

Oct 6, 2014

Opponents of hydraulic fracturing, horizontal drilling, and other unconventional oil and gas development technologies have changed their focus to local governments.

New SEG chief eyes mainstream role for full-waveform inversion

Oct 6, 2014

When asked about important geophysical trends, the new president of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists points to a seismic processing method called full-waveform inversion (FWI).

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).

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