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HNR moves ahead with Dussafu block development offshore Gabon

Jul 21, 2014

Harvest Natural Resources Inc., Houston, reported that it has signed a declaration of commerciality with the Gabonese government pertaining to Dussafu block offshore Gabon.

Central Petroleum starts work toward Dingo field development

Jul 21, 2014

Central Petroleum Ltd., Brisbane, has begun clearing works for the Dingo gas field development in central Australia’s Amadeus basin 65 km south of Alice Springs.

Shale's social license

Jul 21, 2014

The newfound abundance of oil and gas unlocked by the shale revolution has yielded increased public scrutiny of the oil and gas industry in the US, bringing with it a host of new challenges and opportunities for constructive collaboration.

BOEM issues ROD for environmental review of G&G survey off Atlantic Coast

Jul 18, 2014

The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) issued a record of decision (ROD) for environmental review of geological and geophysical (G&G) survey activities offshore the Atlantic Coast.

BOEM schedules western gulf Lease Sale 238

Jul 17, 2014

The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has scheduled western Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 238 for Aug. 20 in New Orleans, where it will offer 21.6 million acres offshore Texas for oil and gas exploration and development.

Croatia issues tenders for onshore acreage

Jul 17, 2014

With an eye on Hungary’s growing onshore development, Croatia has announced the first of three tenders for onshore exploration.

ConocoPhillips group makes Browse basin gas discovery

Jul 17, 2014

The ConocoPhillips-Karoon Gas Australia partnership has made a natural gas discovery with its latest Browse basin wildcat, Pharos-1, drilled in permit WA-398-P offshore Western Australia.

Development planned for Libyan oil field

Jul 17, 2014

An Indonesian-Libyan joint operating company has taken a step toward development of an oil field in the Hamada area of the Ghadames basin about 200 km south of Tripoli.

Swift, Saka complete Eagle Ford development deal

Jul 15, 2014

Swift Energy Co., Houston, completed its agreement with PT Saka Energi Indonesia to fully develop 8,300 acres of Fasken properties in the Eagle Ford in Webb County, Tex.

Shell makes third oil discovery in Norphlet deepwater play

Jul 15, 2014

Royal Dutch Shell PLC has made its third major oil discovery in the Jurassic-period Norphlet play in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico with the Rydberg exploration well, drilled 75 miles offshore on Mississippi Canyon Block 525 in the eastern gulf.

InterOil suspends work on Wahoo-1 well in Papua New Guinea

Jul 14, 2014

InterOil Corp., Houston, has suspended drilling of its Wahoo-1 well in PPL 474 in Papua New Guinea after intersecting gas and higher-than-expected pressures that could compromise rig safety.

VNG Norge makes oil discovery in Bue prospect

Jul 14, 2014

VNG Norge AS has made an oil discovery in the Bue prospect near Njord field in the Norwegian Sea, while results from an appraisal well adjusted resource estimates for the Pil discovery.

Woodside farms into Beach’s Tanzania permit

Jul 14, 2014

Woodside Petroleum Ltd. has farmed into Beach Petroleum Ltd.’s wholly owned and logistically intriguing inland offshore permit in Lake Tanganyika, Tanzania.

Total sees new West of Shetland hub with Edradour gas project

Jul 14, 2014

Total SA expects to add oil and gas reserves exceeding 65 million boe to its Laggan-Tormore gas and condensate development in deep water west of the UK Shetland Islands by developing and tying back nearby Edradour gas field.

BHP Billiton farms into deepwater Trinidad and Tobago blocks

Jul 14, 2014

BHP Billiton Ltd. has acquired a 70% stake in BP Trinidad & Tobago's (BPTT) two deepwater blocks off Trinidad and Tobago's east coast, leaving the Caribbean twin-island nation's largest gas producer with 30% interest in Blocks TTDAA 14 and 23(a).

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