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Perenco declares Sputnik-1 well off Gabon noncommercial

Oct 10, 2014

Perenco SA has encountered noncommercial hydrocarbon pay in up to 300 m of net sandstone reservoir via the Sputnik-1 well while targeting a presalt structure on Arouwe block offshore Gabon.

Inpex reports early results from appraisal well off Brazil

Oct 8, 2014

Inpex Corp. reported early results from an appraisal well drilled in the Espirito Santo basin offshore Brazil.


Petrobras finds gas accumulation in Espirito Santo basin

Oct 6, 2014

Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) has discovered a natural gas accumulation in the post-salt Espirito Santo basin, 72 km offshore Brazil’s Espirito Santo state.

China accelerates shale gas development

Oct 6, 2014

China began tapping into its shale gas resources as early as 1996 (Table 1). But after a 2014 government report proposed that the nation "speed up the exploration and development of shale gas resources," the revolution is getting into full swing.

Tight oil prompts new plan for atmospheric distillation heater

Oct 6, 2014

Distillation unit atmospheric heaters serve a vital role in crude oil processing. Any issues directly related to reduced capacity of a heater, such as elevated tube-skin temperatures (TSTs) and coking rates, require immediate attention.

Another UK response

Oct 6, 2014

The British government proved its responsiveness in the weeks before Scotland's Sept. 18 vote on independence.

IHS: Unconventional supply chain industries support growing number of jobs, revenues

Oct 6, 2014

A diverse group of industries supporting unconventional oil and gas producers has reaped a large portion of the economic rewards from development of these previously untapped resources, highlights an IHS study released Sept. 23.

RJD revitalizes mature Kansas oilfield

Oct 6, 2014

The benefits of horizontal drilling are not limited to previously undeveloped fields or by lithography.

Horizon-Roc Oil group makes oil find in Beibu Gulf off China

Sep 29, 2014

The Horizon Oil Ltd.-Roc Oil Co. Ltd. group working in the Beibu Gulf offshore China has made an oil discovery in the first of two planned exploration wells on Block 22/12.

Statoil’s Pingvin gas discovery in Arctic ‘play opener,’ but noncommercial

Sep 26, 2014

Statoil ASA and its PL713 partners have made a gas discovery in the Pingvin prospect of the Barents Sea in the Arctic, 300 km northwest of Hammerfest.

Petrobras extension well confirms Sergipe-Alagoas basin gas potential

Sep 25, 2014

Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) encountered gas while drilling extension well 3-BRSA-1022-SES (3-SES-181) on concession BM-SEAL-4 in the Poco Verde area of the ultradeepwater Sergipe-Alagoas basin.

Is air transport a health threat? EPA will decide

Sep 22, 2014

The US Environmental Protection Agency has the chance to demonstrate judgment when it decides whether air travel threatens humanity.

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.

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.


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.

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