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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.

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.

OGJ Newsletter

Mar 16, 2015

International news for oil and gas professionals

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.

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.

No significant shows for Tullow exploratory well in Kenya

Mar 11, 2015

Tullow Oil PLC, London, reported that its first well drilled in Kenya’s North Turkana basin did not find significant oil or gas shows.

Tap Oil awarded two blocks on North West Shelf

Mar 10, 2015

Tap Oil Ltd. has been awarded 100% interest in Blocks W14-7 and W14-16 in the prospective Barrow and Dampier sub-basins on the North West Shelf as part of Australia’s 2014 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release.

Foxtrot finds oil, gas offshore Ivory Coast

Mar 9, 2015

The Marlin North-1 well drilled by Foxtrot International LDC, Abidjan, offshore Ivory Coast flowed gas and oil from the Turonian and Lower Senonian intervals, neither of which had previously tested hydrocarbons on Block CI-27.

BP makes another East Nile Delta gas discovery

Mar 9, 2015

BP PLC unit BP Egypt’s Atoll-1 deepwater exploration well has penetrated 50 m of gas pay in high-quality Oligocene sandstones in the North Damietta Offshore Concession of the East Nile Delta.

Low crude prices pressure Latin American producers, CSIS forum told

Mar 9, 2015

Depressed crude oil prices are putting new pressure on Latin American producing countries to improve terms if they expect to attract outside investment for developing resources, speakers said last month during a discussion at the Center for Strategic & International Studies.

Watching Government: Why call-ups are continuing

Mar 9, 2015

Western Energy Alliance members were fully aware that more significant federal onshore oil and gas policies are being developed in the nation's capital now than in the Rocky Mountains where the independent producers live and work.

Pennsylvania's DEP releases proposed changes to well site regulations

Mar 9, 2015

Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) proposed changes to its regulations governing oil and gas well sites. The proposals aim to improve water resource protection, add public resource considerations, protect public safety, address landowner concerns, and enhance transparency by improving data management, DEP said.

UDW drilling in deep water?

Mar 9, 2015

A March report from the US Energy Information Administration forecasts increased production from the Gulf of Mexico over the next 2 years (OGJ Online, Mar. 3, 2015).

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