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Total discovers oil deep offshore Ivory Coast

Apr 17, 2014

Total Exploration & Production says its Saphir-1XB exploratory well discovered oil in deepwater off Ivory Coast.

Shell makes deepwater gas discovery offshore Malaysia

Apr 17, 2014

Royal Dutch Shell PLC has made a natural gas discovery with the Rosmari-1 well, which was drilled 135 km offshore Malaysia on Block SK318.

Energy reform could unlock Mexico's shale resource potential

Apr 16, 2014

The oil and gas industry is watching with great interest as energy reforms unfold in Mexico. The country has taken the first steps toward opening its energy industry to outside investment that could unlock the potential of its massive unconventional resource.

Santos tests gas at Mt Kitty-1 in central Australia

Apr 15, 2014

The Santos Ltd.-operated wildcat Mt Kitty-1 in the Amadeus basin of central Australia has flowed gas on test from four zones in the target Heavitree formation below 2,140 m subsurface.

Statoil makes oil, gas discovery north of Valemon field

Apr 11, 2014

Statoil ASA, together with its Valemon unit partners, made an oil and natural gas discovery in the Valemon North prospect in the North Sea, just 10 km north of the companies’ planned Valemon installation.

GeoPark makes oil discovery in Colombia

Apr 9, 2014

GeoPark Ltd. reported the successful drilling and testing of the Aruco 1 exploration well on the Llanos Block 34 in the central Llanos basin in Colombia.

Beach Energy extends success in Cooper western flank

Mar 31, 2014

Beach Energy Ltd., Adelaide, has extended its successful run of oil discoveries in the western flank Cooper-Eromanga basin play in South Australia with its Stunsail-1 wildcat.

Statoil makes gas find on flank of Visund field in North Sea

Mar 24, 2014

Statoil Petroleum AS has made a natural gas discovery on the northeast flank of Visund field in the northern part of the North Sea, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate reported.

CNOOC makes natural gas discovery in Bohai Bay

Mar 24, 2014

CNOOC Ltd. has made what it describes as a “mid-sized” natural gas discovery in the Bozhong 22-1 structure in the south-central region of Bohai Bay.

CNOOC makes gas discovery in Qiongdongnan basin

Mar 19, 2014

CNOOC Ltd. has made a natural gas discovery in the east Lingshui Sag of the deepwater area in the South China Sea’s Qiongdongnan basin.

Petrobras confirms deepwater oil find with Pitu well

Mar 13, 2014

Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) has announced that its 1-BRSA-1205-RNS (1-RNS-158) wildcat well has completed drilling.

Central Illinois shows Siluro-Devonian oil potential

Mar 3, 2014

The Siluro-Devonian is one of the hottest oil and gas plays in the Illinois basin.

Senators ask Kerry to study Keystone XL health impacts

Mar 3, 2014

US Senate Energy and Public Works Committee Chair Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and committee member Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) jointly asked US Sec. of State John F. Kerry to fully examine potential health impacts before making a decision on the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline.

Ithaca makes North Sea oil discovery

Feb 21, 2014

Ithaca Energy Inc. reported the discovery of oil in its Trell prospect in PL102 F/G in the Norwegian North Sea.

Statoil discovers more gas at Johan Castberg

Feb 20, 2014

Statoil ASA has reported that its exploration well 7220/4-1 has encountered a 130-m gas column in the Sto and Nordmela formations though the company reported that reservoir quality was poorer than expected. In the Snadd formation, the well encountered a 45-m gas column.

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