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West Delta oil completions buoy Energy XXI output

Dec 16, 2013

Production averaged 46,600 b/d of oil equivalent in the fiscal first quarter ended Sept. 30 for Energy XXI (Bermuda) Ltd., Houston, including 29,700 b/d of oil.

Editor's Note

Dec 13, 2013

From UOGR's inaugural issue in May of this year, the magazine has covered a wide array of stories emanating from shale plays throughout North America. As part of its mission, the magazine has covered news locally for a national audience.

Statoil finds more Johan Castberg area oil

Dec 9, 2013

Statoil ASA and partners have found oil in the third of four wells planned this year in the Johan Castberg area of the Barents Sea offshore Norway.

 

Statoil makes another natural gas find offshore Tanzania

Dec 6, 2013

Statoil ASA and ExxonMobil Corp. have made their fifth natural gas discovery on Block 2 offshore Tanzania amounting to an additional 2-3 tcf.

Noble makes gas discovery offshore Israel

Dec 4, 2013

Noble Energy Inc. has made a natural gas discovery with its Tamar Southwest (SW) exploration well offshore Israel. This find marks the company’s eighth consecutive discovery in the Levant basin.

Noble discovers oil in deepwater Gulf of Mexico

Dec 4, 2013

Noble Energy Inc. has made an oil discovery at the Dantzler exploration well in deepwater Gulf of Mexico. Dantzler’s discovered gross resources are estimated at 55-95 million boe.

Dana makes second North Sea discovery this month

Nov 22, 2013

Dana Petroleum has made an oil discovery in the Moray Firth after the drilling of the entirely Dana-operated Liberator exploration well.

Tullow, Africa Oil drill fifth northern Kenya oil discovery

Nov 22, 2013

Tullow Oil PLC and Africa Oil Corp. have reported a fifth oil discovery in northern Kenya where they plan to run six rigs full time for the foreseeable future.

HTD reservoir flows gas in Quebec St. Lawrence Lowlands

Nov 15, 2013

A stratigraphic corehole in the Mitis River area of Canada’s St. Lawrence Lowlands southeast of Rimouski, Que., has encountered natural gas flows from a permeable and porous zone in the Lower Silurian Sayabec formation at 1,874 m.

Miocene oil confirmed in Oyo field offshore Nigeria

Nov 13, 2013

The Allied Energy PLC-operated Oyo-7 well on OML 120 offshore Nigeria, first well to penetrate Miocene in Oyo field, has confirmed the presence of oil in Miocene.

Petrobras to flow-test high-angle Iara presalt well

Nov 13, 2013

Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) will conduct formation tests of reservoirs encountered at the fifth exploratory well in the Iara presalt area of the Santos basin offshore Brazil.

Statoil makes third Norwegian Sea oil discovery

Nov 11, 2013

Statoil ASA and its partners in PL 348/348B have made an oil discovery 15 km northeast of Njord field in the Norwegian Sea’s Snilehorn prospect.

Petrobras drills 26-km stepout to 2008 Santos presalt discovery

Oct 30, 2013

A group led by Petroleo Brasileiro SA has proved an extension of the 2008 Jupiter presalt oil and gas-condensate discovery in the deepwater Santos basin offshore Brazil, from which production is expected to begin in 2019.

DNO International has oil discovery in Yemen’s Masila basin

Oct 30, 2013

A group led by DNO International ASA, Oslo, has tested 36° gravity oil at a rate of 5,900 b/d at the Salsala-1`discovery well on Block 32 in the Masila basin of east-central Yemen.

Oryx tests second oil find at Hawler in Iraq Kurdistan

Oct 24, 2013

Oryx Petroleum Corp., Calgary, has gauged a potentially commercial Jurassic oil and sour gas discovery at Ain Al Safra, its second oil discovery on the Hawler license in the northern part of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

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