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CNOOC makes ‘mid-to-large’ oil, gas discovery in Bohai Bay

Oct 24, 2014

China National Offshore Oil Corp. Ltd. reported what it is calling a “mid-to-large” oil and natural gas discovery in its Jinzhou 23-2 well in the Bohai Sea.

Statoil adds Northern Carnarvon basin permit offshore Australia

Oct 24, 2014

Australia’s National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator (NOPTA), through the 2013 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release, has awarded Statoil ASA 100% equity share in the 13,000-sq-km permit WA-506-P in the Northern Carnarvon basin on the Northwest shelf of Australia.

Petrobras makes deepwater gas, condensate discovery in Espirito Santo basin

Oct 24, 2014

Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) confirmed the deepwater presence of gas and condensates through log data and cable tests from the 4-BRSA-1265-ESS well in the Espirito Santo basin post-salt.

Gaz Metro, Anticosti Hydrocarbons sign gas development deal

Oct 23, 2014

Anticosti Hydrocarbons LP has signed a strategic agreement in principle with natural gas distributor Gaz Metro Ltd. Partnership to develop associated gas from Anticosti Island in the Gulf of St. Lawrence offshore Quebec.

BOEM to prepare EIS for potential Cook Inlet lease sale

Oct 23, 2014

The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management plans to prepare an environmental impact statement for a possible oil and gas lease sale in Cook Inlet off Alaska’s south-central coast, BOEM said in an Oct. 23 Federal Register notice. Comments will be accepted through Dec. 8, it indicated.

Tullow reports on first well in the Kerio basin in Kenya

Oct 23, 2014

Tullow Oil PLC, London, reported that its first well in the Kerio basin in Kenya had “encouraging hydrocarbon shows,” but alluvial sands in reservoirs were of “mixed quality.”

Marconi-Vorlich discovery in UK North Sea flows 5,350 boe/d

Oct 23, 2014

A discovery spanning two blocks in the UK central North Sea has flow-tested at a maximum of 5,350 boe/d, operators said.

Continental testing Springer shale potential

Oct 23, 2014

Four delineation wells operated by Continental Resources Inc. in Grady County, Okla., confirm potential of the Mississippian Springer shale in the South-Central Oklahoma Oil Play (SCOOP), says Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Harold G. Hamm.

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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