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Case study: Production benefits from increasing C-values

Jun 3, 2013

A case study performed in a southern Iran oil field indicates that the C-value used in API RP 14E can be safely increased, enabling increased production from fewer wells and decreasing drilling costs.

Development okayed for oil finds off Ghana

May 31, 2013

Tullow Oil PLC and partners will install a floating production, storage, and offloading vessel and drill as many as 24 wells to develop the Tweneboa, Enyenra, and Ntomme oil discoveries in the Deepwater Tano Contract Area 60 km offshore Ghana (OGJ Online, Feb. 4, 2013).

Statoil group has oil find north of Grane field

May 28, 2013

A group led by Statoil Petroleum AS has attributed 18-33 million bbl of recoverable oil to a discovery well on North Sea license 169 B2 about 7 km north of Grane field and 150 km west of Stavanger, Norway.

RIL group has deep KG-D6 strike off India

May 24, 2013

Reliance Industries Ltd. and partners plan an appraisal program with a view to developing a deepwater natural gas and condensate discovery on the controversial KG-D6 Block offshore eastern India.

Noble makes another gas strike offshore Israel

May 23, 2013

Noble Energy Inc. and partners have added to a series of natural gas discoveries in deep water offshore Israel.

Apache discovers oil in three Egypt Western Desert basins

May 20, 2013

Apache Corp. has gauged oil and-or gas discoveries in three basins in northwestern Egypt, including one discovery that established the deepest production to date in the Western Desert producing province.

New Zealand: East Coast basin well has shows in source rock

May 15, 2013

TAG Oil Ltd., Vancouver, BC, said its Ngapaeruru-1 exploratory well on PEP 38349 in New Zealand’s East Coast basin had excellent mud gas shows at 1,140-1,295 m and that preliminary gas ratio analysis indicates a predominantly wet gas/oil signature.

Cameroon: Addax contracts Atwood jack up for 2014

May 14, 2013

Sinopec Group’s Addax Petroleum Cameroon Ltd. unit has let a contract to Atwood Oceanics Inc. for the Atwood Aurora jack up to drill offshore Cameroon.

Eni group gauges Pakistan onshore gas discovery

May 7, 2013

Eni Pakistan Ltd. said the Lundali-1 new field wildcat is a gas discovery on the Sukhpur block in the Kirthar fold belt 270 km north of Karachi, Pakistan.

Tests imply Lundin's Luno II discovery likely commercial

May 6, 2013

A group led by Lundin Petroleum AB’s Norway subsidiary has finished tests at the previously announced Luno II discovery on the southwestern flank of the Utsira high in the North Sea 15 km south of Lundin-operated Edvard Grieg field.

The OCS narrative

May 6, 2013

Nowhere in the administration of US President Barack Obama has action conflicted with narrative more than it has with offshore oil and gas leasing. And the narrative keeps changing.

Carla South well finds oil pay off Equatorial Guinea

May 3, 2013

The Noble Energy Inc.-operated Carla South exploratory well on Block I offshore Equatorial Guinea has encountered oil in good quality sandstones at the target level and shortly is to be sidetracked to an adjacent target, said PA Resources AB, Stockholm.

A message from Oil & Gas Journal

May 1, 2013

Welcome to the inaugural issue of Unconventional Oil & Gas Report, a publication of local news from many places.

Fayetteville groundwater study shows no signs of contamination from recent drilling activity

May 1, 2013

FAULKNER COUNTY, Ark.—In January, the USGS announced results from its year-long groundwater study in the central portion of Arkansas' Fayetteville shale.

Keystone XL tension

Apr 29, 2013

Tension increases in the Keystone XL pipeline controversy as hard-core opponents behave with growing desperation.

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