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    energy news archive 2008

  BassGas project update
First oil from Grouse field
Dana Gas hits gas in Egypt
Gazprom signs deal with Serbia
Total discovery offshore Nigeria
RWE Dea on track for growth
Tower Resources and Global Petroleum deal on Uganda drilling
Otto Energy farms-out service contract
Bechtel appointed downstream FEED contractor for GLNG
VetcoGray retrofit boosting Angolan production
StatoilHydro offered seven production licences
RWE Dea hits gas in Egypt
ExxonMobil creates largest LNG carrier
Hess encouraged by exploration drilling in Africa
Galoc operations update
Buffalo-1 exploration well successful
Oilex sees oil zones in Oman
Sakhalin II starts year-round oil export
Volve South prospect well abandoned
Tullow Oil pleased with Hyedua-2 and Kingfisher-3 results
Anadarko success offshore Ghana
West Virginia selected as site for new coal-to-liquids plant
First gas from Stamford field
Total awarded three exploration licences
KazMunayGas, KMG EP and BG Group in co-operation agreement
Nucula discovery in the Barents Sea delineated
Hess starts JDA Phase 2 gas sales
Sakhalin-1 receives award for excellence
ExxonMobil expands Black Sea presence
BHP Billiton approves North West Shelf redevelopment
Australia's east coast gas production hits record
Positive appraisal on the Moho-Bilondo license
Petroceltic secures drilling rig for well program in Algeria
PA Resources makes discovery at Didon North
Chevron reports first oil production from Indonesia's North Duri field
Schlumberger opens new facility for subsea well control
RWE Dea increases North Sea exploration portfolio
Indications of oil in Jequitinhonha Basin, Brazil
Production resumes at Kittiwake
Occidental and Mubadala to develop gas fields in Oman
Tyrihans pumps complete and ready for testing
VAALCO Energy drilling Ebouri and Etame wells
Petrobras in Espirito Santo discovery
Successful Ebony-1 exploration well offshore Ghana
Encouraging exploration results for Sasol Petroleum Sofala
StatoilHydro gas discovery in Norwegian Sea
ExxonMobil enters Black Sea
StatoilHydro awarded licences offshore Canada
Linc Energy ramps up oil exploration
Geodynamics powering up for March
Total success in Thailand
Lundin signs Indonesian production sharing contracts
Lundin Petroleum spuds Luno appraisal well
Chevron first oil from Blind Faith field in Gulf of Mexico
Otto Energy Galoc field update
StatoilHydro unconventional JV with US gas major
Start of drilling at Stormbird-1 PEL 104
Libya to host North Africa's primary energy hub
Chestnut success for Venture
Total acquires interests offshore Nigeria
Masdar and UK Government collaborate on renewable energy
Dana Gas increases production
Total makes new discovery in Brunei
Sasol and Petronas in partnership
Lundin Petroleum abandons Russian well
Total launches OML 58 upgrade project
Marathon approves Droshky and Ozona projects
Lundin disappointed with Muny Deng result
Apache's WKAL-C-1X discovery in Egypt
Afam VI gas power plant starts in Nigeria
Caspian Oil & Gas drilling update
StatoilHydro makes 20th North Sea find
Air Products strengthens ties with Exxonmobil
Marathon awarded second Indonesian offshore exploration block
Air Products supplying hydrogen to ExxonMobil
Mariner Energy makes deepwater discovery at Dalmatian prospect
Successful Warthog-1 exploration well in Block 1 Uganda
Total farms into Yemen block with KNOC
Two new oil discoveries offshore Angola
Bowstring East well spuds
Dana Gas makes gas discovery in Egypt
Marathon discovery in deepwater Angola Block 31
Bow accepts CSG blocks
BP in Gulf of Mexico discovery
Linc Energy produces first GTL at Chinchilla
Oil shows in Tigercat-1, South Australia Cooper Basin
Topaz gas field progresses
Otto reports Galoc first oil
Occidental to develop oil and gas fields in Abu Dhabi
PA Resources spuds exploration well on Volve South
Oilex update on India and Oman operations
Dana Gas and Crescent Petroleum first gas in Kurdistan region of Iraq
North West Shelf Venture starts up Angel Platform
PA Resources spuds well on Didon North, Tunisia
RWE Dea in Libya oil discovery
Anadarko in pre-salt discovery offshore Brazil
Chevron achieves full production from Tengiz
World First LNG facility in Australia produces first LNG
Lundin enjoys success in Paris
First oil from Chestnut
Mailisu III #5 well brought into production
Oilex operations report for Oman and India
Iraq and Shell sign agreement on south Iraq gas
Lundin spuds Laganskaya-1 exploration well
New LNG terminal transported to Italy's coast
Mariner Energy reports no material damage following Hurricane Ike
Total farms into Bemolanga heavy oil license in Madagascar
Composite Energy awarded concessions in Poland
Tullow abandons well
Oilex operation report
Noble evaluates Hurricane Ike damage
Lundin spuds exploration well in France
BG Group completes drilling on Iara well
First gas from K5F Netherlands field
Total success with West Franklin B appraisal well
Lundin Petroleum acquires interest in Congo
Oilex spuds Sarha-2
Nexen reports minor damage from Gustav
Operations on the Rashid field suspended
Total in Syrian deal
Hess discovery in Australia
HZN acquires new exploration acreage in New Zealand
Total acquires Goal Petroleum
Sasol spreading beyond Africa
Cheal A7 oil well on-line
North West Shelf's fifth LNG train starts-up
Positive test result form Diega
ExxonMobil starts work at Point Thomson
ENSCO 7500 semisubmersible rig heading to Australia
PA Resources completes drilling of Didon-9 pilot well
New gas discovery in Algeria
Bualuang Field first oil
Dordives 1-D exploration well spudded
Muny Deng-1 spuds in Block 5B, Sudan
Contact welcomes wind farm call in
Mariner Energy increases production at Bass Lite
StatoilHydro makes new discoveries on Norwegian continental shelf
Ukraine modernising mine operations
Oil discovery confirmed on Ipswich prospect
Linc GTL plant handover
PA Resources farm-in to Tunisian exploration licence
White Rose reaches production milestone
Nexen discovery in UK North Sea
Otto awards contracts for Turkey development
Exxon starts production at Saxi and Batuque fields, Angola
West Mailisu Well plugged and abandoned
Caspian Oil & Gas updates
BG Group in new discovery offshore Brazil
Noreco oil discovery in Denmark
New gas discovery in Australia
China's first chicken manure-biogas plant
First oil from Vilje
First oil for Agbami
New production wells for PA Resources
Apache's Heqet-2 producing 2,100 barrels per day
ExxonMobil natural gas liquids project in Nigeria
Marathon Angolan project approved
Dana Gas, Crescent Petroleum in Kurdistan Gas City project
BP gets go ahead in Angola
ExxonMobil invests in Turrum Field Development
BHP Billiton's Neptune reaches full capacity
BHP Billiton approves Turrum Field development
West Mailisu well spudded
Eni makes significant discovery in Sicilian Strait
Lundin Petroleum in UK discovery
Hess hits natural gas in Australia
Sasol chasing offshore exploration in Mozambique
Keystone Pipeline to expand to serve the U.S. Gulf Coast
Origin Energy welcomes Green Paper on climate change
Polaris CSG drilling commences
New oil and gas discovery in Equatorial Guinea
Indago quits Zad well
ExxonMobil awards Point Thomson contracts
Austral Pacific reports A7 well success
Independent Evaluation Santa Rosa Permit Argentina
Drilling to begin at Polaris CSG project
Iran to drill 160 oil wells
Arpaci-2A tests excellent gas flow rates
Shell injecting new life into Ursa and Princess fields
First production from Neptune
StatoilHydro gas discovery in Barents Sea
Otto drilling success in Turkey
Lundin Petroleum major discovery in Caspian Sea
Carbon dioxide storage project reaches first milestone
Caspian Oil & Gas drilling results and plans
Lacerta development drilling underway
Occidental develops Texas assets
Iraq opens fields for bidding
Dana Gas new discovery in Egypt
Australia amends offshore petroleum legislation
Husky exploring South China Sea
Varanus Island clean up and reconstruction continues
Galoc oil field production delay
Hudson-1 oil exploration well update
Atria CSG appraisal program complete
Exploratory Drilling starts at Momoho 1
Oseberg production update
Fire shuts down Oseberg
BG Group discovery in Santos Basin
Mosaic and Vicpet farmin agreement
Caspian Oil & Gas Mailisu III update
Sydney Gas production lease
Hess discovery in Australia
PA Resources spuds second Didon well
Anadarko successful flow test offshore Ghana
Pioneer oil production from Oooguruk
New well at Didon, Tunisia
Marathon achieves first oil from Alvheim
PA Resources pleased with Benita results
Hess evaluates results of Pony appraisal well
Lundin acquires interest in Kenya
Total makes North Sea discovery
John Brookes production interruption
Santos to explore for coal seam gas in Gunnedah Basin
Otto success in Turkey
Austral Pacific announces farmout of PEP 38524
Fire at Varanus Island processing hub offshore Western Australia
BG Group and Petrobras sign LNG deal
Santos and Petronas team up on LNG project
Exploration well on Ipswich prospect in Norway
Total in significant discovery offshore Brunei
Schlumberger wins drilling contract
Lundin Petroleum drilling in Caspian Sea
StatoilHydro strikes gas in Norwegian Sea
Santos pleased with Chim Sao North appraisal well
First gas from Jura
Results from Tornerose disappointing
Otto encounters gas in Arpaci-2 in Turkey
Saudi Aramco and Total confirm Jubail Refinery Project
PA Resources completes appraisal well in Equatorial Guinea
Lundin Petroleum in discovery offshore Norway
Linc Energy lodges UCG/GTL application
Rubicon Intrepid FPSO arrives at Galoc
Oil Search in Iraq deal
Lundin disappointed with Wan Machar-1 result
Lundin drills exploration wells in France
Otto spuds Arpaci-2 well, Turkey
BHP Billiton reparing Neptune facility
Oil discovery off the coast of Angola
Otto acquires Santa Rosa licence
Otto makes another discovery in Turkey
GE wins PDO contract
Nexen restarts North Sea production
PA Resources drilling in Ezzaouia, Tunisia
Carbon storage heads underwater
New template on stream at Vigdis
PA Resources encouraged by Didon results
Moho-Bilondo brought on stream
Indago abandons well
Otto spuds well in Turkey
Strike shuts pipeline
Deep Water Gunashli start-up on schedule
Sabine Pass LNG regasification terminal inauguration
Float-off of Maari Wellhead Platform goes without a hitch
PA Resources appraisal well in Equatorial Guinea
Technip awarded exclusive BP contract
Husky and CNOOC joint development in Indonesia
First well to be spudded at Tyrihans
Aker Solutions' drilling rig hull sails from Dubai
PA Resources oil discovery in Norway
StatoilHydro discovery in Norwegian Sea
ExxonMobil testing in Mako Trough, Hungary
Bahrain World Trade Center in a spin
GCC faces looming energy shortage says BP
UAE power consumption exceeds forecasts
Australia encouraging petroleum exploration
Reindeer approved by Santos
Husky resumes production from SeaRose FPSO
First geosequestration project launched
Largest LNG ship through Suez Canal
Total acquires new offshore blocks in the Gulf of Mexico
EPL finds success with bypassed oil
Lundin Petroleum Alvheim FPSO update
BHP Billiton approves funding for North Rankin project
Dana Gas plans 19 new wells in Egypt
StatoilHydro discovery in Hassi Mouina
Production starts at El Bibane field offshore Tunisia
Mutineer-Exeter production recommences
Total acquires interest in Alaskan exploration blocks
ZeroGen to deliver clean coal power
Sunshine Gas Lacerta FEED study
Hess evaluates results from Pony #2 well
Growler oilfield commences production
Aminex gas discovery in Tanzania
Lundin starts exploration drilling in Sudan
Total farms into deep offshore license in Nigeria
Chevron develops Wheatstone Australian LNG project
Lundin abandons Sudan well
ExxonMobil announces 2007 Irish Licensing Round awards
Barents Sea hydrocarbon discovery
Dana Gas Iraqi Kurdistan project nearly complete
Total Anguille field redevelopment in Gabon
Horizon acquires interest in Thai exploration concessions
Nexen reports approval for Usan Project, Offshore Nigeria
Launch of Usan project offshore Nigeria
BP can pump four million barrels a day until 2020
Geodynamics achieves success with Habanero 3
Paradise Downs-2 drilling report
Pioneer Oooguruk development
Crescent Petroleum in Sharjah exploration deal
ExxonMobil has plan for Alaska's Point Thomson field
PA Resources spuds new well on the Didon field
Origin set to abandon Riverslea Southeast 1
Paradise Downs Coal Seam Gas Project
Exxon Mobil Corporation 2007 reserves replacement
Lundin confirms extension of Nemo field
Lundin starts exploration drilling in Sudan
Production starts at Volve field
Horizon Oil China update
Key milestone for Kupe Gas Project
Lundin wins in Norwegian APA licencing round
StatoilHydro success in APA licensing round
Lundin Petroleum receives drilling permit for Caspian Sea
Oselvar discovery appraisal well completed
Oil Search in Nabrajah discovery
SeaRose FPSO completes turnaround
PA Resources El Bibane update
Geodynamics hits milestone in geothermal drilling
Mini-LNG plant cost-effective energy solution
Chevron completes Big Foot appraisal well
BP new discovery in Angola
BP gas discovery in Egypt's Nile Delta
Chevron starts production from Tengiz
Geo Link Nusantara completes pipeline project in East Java
Natural gas flares up environmental disaster
Linc Energy GTL pilot plant on schedule
Aabar boosts Thai exploration acreage
Lacerta operational update
Carnarvon-1 well recovers gas
BHP Billiton's Stybarrow exceeding forecasts
Lundin Petroleum recommences Thistle field production
Sabban Property Investments carbon-offset initiatives in China
New drilling campaign at Sleipner West
Production starts at Kizomba C
Trans-Orient Petroleum's NZ permits show potential
Lundin Petroleum increases reserves
StatoilHydro discovery in Gulf of Mexico
Lundin completes exploration well offshore UK
PTTEP signs Farm in Agreement
Dana Gas exceeds production goals