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CNOOC makes ‘mid-to-large’ oil, gas discovery in Bohai Bay

Oct 24, 2014

China National Offshore Oil Corp. Ltd. reported what it is calling a “mid-to-large” oil and natural gas discovery in its Jinzhou 23-2 well in the Bohai Sea.

Petrobras makes deepwater gas, condensate discovery in Espirito Santo basin

Oct 24, 2014

Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) confirmed the deepwater presence of gas and condensates through log data and cable tests from the 4-BRSA-1265-ESS well in the Espirito Santo basin post-salt.

Tullow reports on first well in the Kerio basin in Kenya

Oct 23, 2014

Tullow Oil PLC, London, reported that its first well in the Kerio basin in Kenya had “encouraging hydrocarbon shows,” but alluvial sands in reservoirs were of “mixed quality.”

Marconi-Vorlich discovery in UK North Sea flows 5,350 boe/d

Oct 23, 2014

A discovery spanning two blocks in the UK central North Sea has flow-tested at a maximum of 5,350 boe/d, operators said.

Chevron finds oil on Guadalupe prospect in deepwater gulf

Oct 23, 2014

Chevron Corp. has made an oil discovery on its Guadalupe prospect in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.

Shell makes gas discovery offshore Gabon with Leopard-1 well

Oct 22, 2014

Shell Gabon reported a natural gas discovery offshore Gabon with 200 m of net pay in a presalt reservoir.

Statoil proves oil near Grane field in North Sea

Oct 21, 2014

Statoil ASA proved a 25-m oil column in the D-structure of the Heimdal formation north of the North Sea’s Grane field.

Illinois shale exploration remains in limbo as regulators consider draft fracing rules

Oct 21, 2014

Illinois is making progress toward a regulatory framework for hydraulic fracturing after the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) released a second set of draft rules for the well stimulation process in late August.

Shewashan light oil discovery in Kurdistan declared commercial

Oct 17, 2014

Gas Plus Khalakan Ltd. (GPK) has declared commercial the Shewashan light oil discovery on the Khalakan block in the Kurdistan region of Iraq.

SM raises initial production rates in the Eagle Ford shale

Oct 16, 2014

An improved completion design that utilizes longer laterals and increased sand loadings is raising initial production (IP) rates for SM Energy Corp's Eagle Ford shale wells in Webb County, Tex.

DPE makes deep gas discovery offshore Dubai

Oct 14, 2014

Dubai Petroleum Establishment (DPE) reported that its T-02 deep gas exploration well has identified largely natural gas with no hydrogen sulfide content in the Pre Khuff formation in the Fateh field offshore Dubai. Drilled to 18,248 ft, T-02 is the deepest well in Dubai to date, DPE said.

Statoil makes another gas discovery off Tanzania

Oct 14, 2014

Statoil ASA reported its seventh discovery on Block 2 offshore Tanzania, with the Giligiliani-1 finding 1.2 tcf of gas in place.

Lundin makes oil, gas find with Alta well in Barents Sea

Oct 14, 2014

Lundin Norway AS has discovered oil and natural gas with the Alta exploratory well in the southern Barents Sea, according to the company and the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate.

Oil & Gas UK report calls for greater collaboration offshore

Oct 13, 2014

The assurance of long-term future success for the UK's offshore oil and gas industry will depend largely on greater collaboration among industry and government participants, according to Oil & Gas UK's Economic Report 2014, released Sept. 30.

Statoil finds gas northeast of Johan Castberg in Barents Sea

Oct 10, 2014

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate reported Statoil Petroleum AS made a natural gas discovery in the Barents Sea about 40 km northeast of the Johan Castberg oil discovery.

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