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Statoil, ExxonMobil make another gas discovery offshore Tanzania

Jun 18, 2014

Statoil ASA and coventurer ExxonMobil Corp. have made what the companies are calling a “high-impact” gas discovery in the Piri prospect offshore Tanzania, marking the sixth discovery on Block 2 by the firms.

EAGE: Stall continues for Lebanon licensing round

Jun 17, 2014

Lebanon’s Petroleum Administration (LPA) awaits government action to finalize the country’s licensing round announced Apr. 18, 2013. A spokesman from Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) represented the Lebanon’s Petroleum Administration in absentia at the European Association of Geophysicists & Engineers’ annual conference on June 17.

Australia: Santos, Inpex get block near Ichthys field

Jun 17, 2014

Santos Ltd. and Inpex have been awarded an 83 sq km block in Browse basin northwest of giant Ichthys gas-condensate field offshore Western Australia.

Beach Energy, 3D Oil form JV for offshore Otway basin permit

Jun 17, 2014

Beach Energy Ltd., Adelaide, has acquired a 20% interest in Tasmanian offshore Otway basin permit T/49P from 3D Oil Ltd., Melbourne, for $3 million (Aus.).

Noble to acquire interest in BP E&P deepwater gulf acreage

Jun 16, 2014

Noble Energy Inc., Houston, has reached an agreement with BP Exploration & Production Inc. to acquire 50% of BP E&P’s interest in 17 deepwater exploration leases in the Atwater Valley protraction area of the Gulf of Mexico.

Gazprom Neft prepares for Pechora Sea drilling in Dolginskoye field

Jun 16, 2014

JSC Gazprom Neft reported that an exploratory well drilled in Dolginskoye oil field in the Pechora Sea is planned during this year’s “ice-free” months.

President Energy spuds Paraguayan wildcat

Jun 16, 2014

President Energy PLC, London, has spudded what it calls the first deep exploration well in the Paraguayan part of the Chaco basin in almost 30 years.

Akin Gump: Mozambique, Tanzania are updating petroleum laws

Jun 16, 2014

The governments of Mozambique and Tanzania are developing laws and regulations so those nations can tap into revenues from potential natural gas export projects, a partner with Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Field LLP said during a midyear energy briefing on June 4.

Next 5-year OCS plan to include South, Mid-Atlantic G&G data

Jun 13, 2014

The US Department of the Interior’s next 5-year Outer Continental Shelf oil and gas program will likely include fresh geologic and geophysical (G&G) data for the South and Mid-Atlantic OCS, US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Acting Director Walter D. Cruickshank said.

Silver Creek, PostRock form Woodford JV

Jun 13, 2014

Silver Creek Oil & Gas LLC, Irving, Tex., and PostRock Energy Corp., Oklahoma City, have formed a joint venture covering 17,900 gross acres in the Woodford shale area of Cleveland and Pottawatomie counties in central Oklahoma.

Eni, KMG sign Caspian exploration agreement

Jun 13, 2014

Italy’s Eni SPA and Kazakhstan’s state-owned KazMunayGas (KMG) have signed a strategic agreement in which each company will hold 50% interest in exploration and production rights for the Isatay exploration area in the north Caspian Sea.

Indonesia: FMC lets contracts for Jangkrik umbilicals

Jun 12, 2014

FMC Technologies Singapore Pte. Ltd., a subsidiary of FMC Technologies Inc., Houston, has let a contract to Oceaneering International Inc. for the supply of umbilicals for the Jangkrik project in the Eni SPA-operated Muara Bakau production-sharing contract area offshore Indonesia.

CGG performs seep survey in Barents Sea

Jun 12, 2014

Robertson Geolab, the surface geochemistry arm of CGG, reported that it’s conducting a multiclient surface geochemistry survey to detect seafloor seepages of hydrocarbons in the southeastern Barents Sea.

BLM approves Noble’s eastern Nevada exploration drilling plans

Jun 12, 2014

The US Bureau of Land Management approved Noble Energy Inc.’s plan to drill exploratory oil and gas wells in the Tabor Flats area about 4 miles northwest of Wells, Nev., BLM’s Wells field office announced.

Sinopec, FTSI form JV to tap China’s unconventional resources

Jun 11, 2014

Sinopec Group has entered into a 15-year joint venture agreement with FTS International (FTSI), Ft. Worth, with the intention of tapping into China’s vast unconventional resources.

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