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Permian carbonates flow 4,300 b/d at Barents Gohta find

Oct 2, 2013

A group led by a unit of Lundin Petroleum AB has flow-tested its Gohta discovery in the Barents Sea at 4,300 b/d of oil, confirming for the first time oil and gas in a play model that so far has been unsuccessful on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.

Wolfcamp shale graduates to 'world class' play

Oct 1, 2013

DENVER, Colo.—"The Wolfcamp could possibly become the largest oil and gas discovery in the world," said Scott Sheffield, chief executive officer, Pioneer Natural Resources Co.

IHS: World's tight oil resources hold large potential

Sep 30, 2013

The world has large potential technical recoverable resources of tight oil possibly several times those of North America, according to a recent geological study by global analytics firm IHS.

Statoil makes gas discovery at Iskrystall in Barents Sea

Sep 23, 2013

A group led by Statoil ASA has made a gas discovery at the Iskrystall prospect on PL 608 in the Barents Sea offshore Norway.

ConocoPhillips drills sidetrack to Proteus gas-condensate discovery

Sep 17, 2013

A joint venture of ConocoPhillips and Karoon Gas Australia Ltd. has confirmed the gas-condensate discovery made last month with the Proteus prospect in the Browse basin offshore Western Australia with a strong test in the Proteus-1 sidetrack well.

Statoil makes oil discovery near Norne field in Norwegian Sea

Sep 16, 2013

Statoil has made an oil discovery in the Svale North prospect in the Norwegian Sea about 9 km northeast of Norne field.

Watching Government: A controversial Utah decision

Sep 16, 2013

Two Utah politicians who normally support oil and gas development questioned a decision by the state's School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration to lease acreage it controls in the Book Cliffs area between Vernal and Moab.

Energy leaders fade

Sep 16, 2013

Early leaders are fading fast in the global competition to reengineer energy use. Australian energy consumers this month routed a government that was raising their electricity bills with a carbon tax.

Flow test confirms Italy Po Valley gas discovery

Sep 13, 2013

The Gradizza-1 gas discovery well on the La Prospera permit in Italy’s Po basin has flowed gas at rates of 175-250 Mcfd, which one participant said affirms the viability of a number of analogous drillable prospects on the adjacent Ponte del Diavolo permit.

Noble Energy makes deepwater gulf gas discovery

Sep 11, 2013

A group led by Noble Energy Inc. reported making a natural gas discovery with its Troubadour prospect in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.

BP makes gas discovery with Salamat well offshore Egypt

Sep 10, 2013

BP Egypt reported what it was calling a “significant gas discovery” with its deepwater Salamat exploration well in the East Nile Delta.

Lundin group to test Gohta oil find in Norwegian Barents

Sep 10, 2013

A unit of Lundin Petroleum AB, Stockholm, plans to drillstem test a Permian carbonate oil discovery in the Barents Sea offshore Norway.

Tethys Petroleum to accelerate Kazakh drilling program

Sep 9, 2013

Tethys Petroleum Ltd. said it will simultaneously drill two deep exploratory wells in the Ustyurt basin in Kazakhstan.

CNOOC, Oryx have discovery off Congo (Brazzaville)

Sep 9, 2013

CNOOC Ltd. made an oil discovery and spudded a second exploratory well on the Haute Mer A license offshore Congo (Brazzaville), said 20% interest owner Oryx Petroleum Corp., Calgary.

OMV announces oil discovery in the Barents Sea

Sep 6, 2013

OMV (Norge) AS has made the Barents Sea’s northernmost oil discovery, on the undrilled Hoop high offshore Norway with an estimated 60-160 million bbl of recoverable oil and 10-40 bcf of recoverable gas.

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