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Alpha Petroleum eyes projects offshore UK

Mar 19, 2015

Alpha Petroleum Resources Ltd., London, said it expects to submit development plans for Cheviot oil field and Blythe gas field in the UK North Sea by September.

Gas discovery ups resource base for Aasta Hansteen development

Mar 18, 2015

Discovery well 6706/12-2, drilled by Transocean Ltd.’s Spitsbergen drilling rig for operator Statoil ASA, proved a 105-m gas column in the Nise formation of the Snefrid Nord prospect in the Norwegian Sea.

Chevron, Shell among most active bidders in central gulf sale

Mar 18, 2015

Chevron Corp., ExxonMobil Corp., Royal Dutch Shell PLC, and Statoil ASA mostly led the way as Gulf of Mexico central planning area Lease Sale 235 drew 195 bids on 169 blocks from 42 companies, reported the US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, which held the event Mar. 18 in New Orleans.

Mubadala to evaluate area offshore Morocco

Mar 18, 2015

Mubadala Petroleum, Abu Dhabi, has signed an agreement with the National Office of Hydrocarbons and Mines to evaluate hydrocarbon potential of a 3,433-sq-km area offshore Morocco.

Santos, Drillsearch find more wet gas in west Cooper basin

Mar 17, 2015

Santos Ltd. and Drillsearch Energy Ltd. have discovered wet gas in their Kyanite-1 wildcat in permit PEL 513 in the western Cooper basin fairway in South Australia.

Wintershall to drill exploratory well in Argentina’s Aguada Federal block

Mar 17, 2015

Wintershall Holding GMBH plans to drill an exploratory well on the Aguada Federal block in central Argentina to examine the potential of shale rock in the Vaca Muerta formation.

Origin spuds first of two production wells at BassGas

Mar 16, 2015

Origin Energy Ltd., Sydney, and its partners in the BassGas joint venture reported the spudding of the Yolla-5 production well in Yolla gas field in the Bass Strait.

Eni studies hike Merakes gas potential offshore Indonesia

Mar 16, 2015

Post-drilling studies conducted by Eni SPA on its Merakes-1 gas discovery have upgraded its potential to 2 tcf of gas in place from a previously estimated 1.3 tcf.

Eni makes ‘significant’ gas, condensate find offshore Libya

Mar 16, 2015

Eni SPA encountered gas and condensates in the Metlaoui formation of Eocene age while drilling the B1-16/4 well in the Bahr Essalam South exploration prospect of Contract Area D offshore Libya.

Low crude prices alter challenges in sub-Saharan Africa, speakers say

Mar 16, 2015

Significantly lower crude oil prices have reduced foreign companies' interest in developing oil and gas resources in sub-Saharan Africa nations, speakers at a Woodrow Wilson Center for International Studies seminar agreed.

US Arctic priorities shortchange Alaskans' needs, Senate panel told

Mar 16, 2015

As the US prepares to chair the Arctic Council later this year, the country recognizes that international decisions can directly affect Alaska and its residents and plans to closely engage with them, Adm. Robert J. Papp Jr., the US Department of State's Special Representative for the Arctic, told the US Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

Watching Government: NWT make plans

Mar 16, 2015

Canada's Northwest Territories sit on trillions of cubic feet of natural gas, yet many of its 43,000 residents pay more than they should to heat their homes each winter because they have to rely on diesel fuel.

API examining environmental impacts of dilbit when released

Mar 16, 2015

The American Petroleum Institute is studying the properties of diluted bitumen (dilbit) and expects to develop findings about how oil sands crude behaves when it is accidentally released, API Pipeline Director Peter Lidiak told a National Academies hearing on the subject.

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Mar 16, 2015

International news for oil and gas professionals

Gazprom Neft begins drilling on Kuvayskoye license

Mar 11, 2015

Gazprom Neft Orenburg has started drilling a wildcat well on the 140-sq-km Kuvayskoye license in Russia’s Orenburg Oblast.

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