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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.

Gabon, Eni leaders discuss development of Nyonie Deep gas discovery

Aug 19, 2014

Eni SPA Chief Executive Officer Claudio Descalzi met with Gabon President Bongo Ondimba in Libreville on Aug. 18 to outline the appraisal campaign programs aimed at bringing the Nyonie Deep natural gas discovery into production over a short period of time.

Apache makes major oil discovery off Western Australia

Aug 18, 2014

Apache Corp. has made an oil discovery with its Phoenix South-1 well, drilled 110 miles north of Port Hedland in 435 ft of water in permit WA-435-P of Australia’s offshore Canning basin. The company estimates as much as 300 million bbl of oil could be in place.

BP, Noble plug, abandon deepwater Bright well on Atwater Valley block

Aug 15, 2014

The BP Exploration & Production Inc.-operated Bright exploration well in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico did not show hydrocarbons after reaching the targeted Upper and Middle Miocene objectives, according to Noble Energy Inc., an equal partner in the well.

Iraq: Kuwait Energy, Dragon Oil drilling well on Block 9

Aug 14, 2014

An onshore exploration well being drilled on Iraq’s Block 9 has reached the first of its two targets, Dragon Oil PLC said in a statement posted on its web site regarding 2014 interim operating results.

MOL to develop two areas of Kurdish block

Aug 14, 2014

A wholly owned subsidiary of MOL Group, Budapest, plans to produce at least 50,000 boe/d of oil and natural gas from the Akri-Bijeel Block in the Kurdistan region of Iraq by 2017-18.

Beach’s Balgowan-1 extends oil fairway in Cooper basin

Aug 14, 2014

Following recent discoveries in PEL 91, Beach Energy Ltd. reported an oil discovery in the Namur sandstone and McKinlay member at its Blagowan-1 exploration. The company confirmed an extension of the oil fairway to the northeast of its Stunsail-1 wildcat and Pennington-2 appraisal well on the western flank of the Cooper basin in South Australia.

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.

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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