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    energy news archive 2009

  Petrofac wins Yoloten gas field contract
Environmentally friendly drilling solutions in the US
Major upgrade on Snorre
Australia Pacific LNG awards $220m rig contract
Mahogany Deep-2 appraisal well confirms extent of Jubilee field
Dragon Oil awarded contract for a platform-based rig
Clough Curtain JV gets funding for PNG LNG
Realm Energy, Halliburton driving shale development
Tower Resources set to drill Avivi-1 exploration well, Uganda
Origin commits to BassGas enhancement project
Snatcher oil field commences first production
Anadarko announces another pre-salt discovery offshore Brazil
Chevron and Chubu Electric sign major Gorgon LNG deal
Shell studies natural gas potential in central South Africa
ExxonMobil announces approval on PNG LNG project
Chevron and Tokyo Electric sign Wheatstone LNG agreement
West Atlas jack-up drilling rig to be removed
Kupe Gas Project commences commissioning
NPC increases Shukheir Bay Field production
Hess successful Libya well test
RWE Innogy opens biggest offshore wind farm in Wales
Lundin in gas discovery offshore Norway
Lundin spuds new appraisal well on PL338, offshore Norway
Metgasco makes major gas discovery in NSW, Australia
Helix ESG in Gulf of Mexico discovery
BP captures coal bed methane resource in Indonesia
Repsol to increase production in Bolivia's Caipipendi block
GE Oil & Gas powers first offshore gravity-based LNG terminal
SPE and GKZ to map Russian reserves
Husky sees potential in White Rose
Anadarko in successful pre-salt appraisal offshore Brazil
Total oil discovery in Vietnam
Lundin appraisal well tests Viodo discovery, offshore Congo
Pluto LNG project update
RWE Dea starts production from Topaz gas field
Lundin Petroleum oil find in Norwegian North Sea
BG Group and Petrobras joint Santos Basin gas development
Interesting North Sea find for Statoil
New well reinforces Tupi potential, Santos Basin, Brazil
New rig contracts for Statoil
Woodside awards contracts for Pluto expansion
Shell takes deep water acreage off coast of French Guiana
University of Queensland expert to survey Montara oil field coastal impact
Australian government awards $90 million to geothermal project
Two new oil finds in Shenzi deepwater field, GoM
Leaking Timor Sea oil rig catches fire
Lundin spuds exploration well offshore Norway
Apache sees opportunity in horizontal drilling
New discovery in Block 15/06 offshore Angola
BPTT starts Savonette gas production
Hurricane Exploration light oil discovery
Pioneer Natural Resources successful at Eagle Ford
BP to farm into Risha concession in Jordan
Total in Angolan offshore oil discovery
Woodside talks with Apache, KUFPEC end
Chevron's Wheatstone project welcomes new partners
Apache, KUFPEC join Chevron's Wheatstone LNG project in Australia
GE Oil & Gas awarded $400 million Gorgon contract
Lundin makes oil discovery in Norway
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Chevron makes new gas discovery in Australia
Repsol confirms large gas find in Venezuela
Gazprom still faces pipeline uncertainties
Yemen LNG starts production
Frigg area yields more crude for StatoilHydro
Anadarko reports success offshore Ghana
Dana Gas makes new discoveries in Egypt
First commercial passenger flight powered by fuel from natural gas
BP sees a bigger future for natural gas
Shell plans revolutionary floating LNG plant for Australia
Total to develop Timimoun Gas Project, Algeria
Preliminary results of Indonesia's first coalbed methane well
Total signs deal with KazMunaiGas
First gas from Oyong Phase-2 in Indonesia
BP oil discovery in ultra-deepwater Block 31 Angola
Wasatch Wind offshore wind deal
Caspian Oil & Gas ready to drill East Mailisu
Queensland inaugurates alternative energy plant
Scorpion Offshore Defender contract extension
Natural Gas key to lower carbon emissions from power generation
BP road map for America's energy future
Nexen Horn River shale gas success
BP awards well service contract to Aker Solutions
BP focusing on US wind business
Lundin Petroleum spuds Viodo appraisal wella
Oil discovery in Uganda
Marathon reports first oil from Volund
Anadarko in discovery offshore Sierra Leone
Chevron and KOGAS sign Gorgon LNG agreement
BG reports large oil and gas find
Clough wins share of Gorgon LNG contract
Shell on board for Gorgon LNG project, Australia
Chevron proceeds with Gorgon gas project
Full funding for Gorgon
SPD wins its first major Asia Pacific contract
Technip and StatoilHydro inaugurate floating wind turbine
Chevron secures multiple sales agreements for Gorgon LNG
BHP Billiton's Shenzi facility exceeds expectations
Newfield Exploration in Pearl River Mouth Basin discovery
Point Thomson development progressing
Chevron reports first oil from Tombua-Landana project
Qatargas 2 Train B starts LNG production
Santos Basin Guara contains 1.1 to 2.0 billion recoverable barrels
Mega LNG facility starts up in Qatar
Lundin Petroleum completes exploration well in Congo
Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm development
StatoilHydro discovery in Norwegian Sea
BP giant oil discovery in Gulf Of Mexico
Lundin Petroleum spuds Mon well offshore Norway
RWE Dea completes Breagh acquisition
Husky expects strong production from White Rose
Gorgon gets environmental approval
Origin names Australia Pacific LNG site, predicts major jobs boost
Chevron makes two gas finds in Australia
Santos and GDF SUEZ in strategic partnership
Santos discovers gas in Browse Basin offshore Western Australia
Ras Laffan 3 LNG train begins production
ExxonMobil first LNG cargo at Adriatic Terminal
PA Resources reports first production at Azurite field
Don development update
Chevron in significant discovery offshore Angola
Total readies Itau field
Oil discovery in the Ngara-1 exploration well, Uganda
Matra contracts drilling rig
Drilling starts at Snatcher-2 exploration well
Dana Gas adds to Egypt reserves with latest discoveries
Apache success in Egypt's Western Desert
Chevron moves Wheatstone closer to commercialisation
Anadarko makes fourth deepwater GoM discovery for 2009
Lundin Petroleum spuds Luno
Santos secures Newmont gas supply extension
Irving Oil and BP not proceeding with second refinery
Galoc field interruption to production
StatoilHydro takes a closer look at Peon
Aseng oil field project in the Republic of Congo sanctioned
Sakhalin Energy new energy hub for Asia-Pacific region
Total awarded new offshore exploration block
Jingemia-12 drilling well update
BP success with Mad Dog
PA Resources makes oil discovery in the Republic of Congo
Marathon sells interest in Angola Block 32
New gas find in the Norwegian Sea
Petrofac wins US$2.1 Billion Abu Dhabi contract
ExxonMobil starts drilling Libya's first deepwater well
Explosion at Carling-Saint-Avold plant
Tullow Oil gets green light to develop Jubilee
BG Group delivers first Dragon LNG cargo
Shell begins production at Parque das Conchas
BG Group delivers first LNG cargo to Chile
BP and SOCAR to explore new Caspian acreage
SDRL ultra-deepwater newbuild commences operations in Brazil
Dana Gas' production at Sondos exceeds expectations
Lundin Petroleum in farmout agreement with Centrica Resources
Thunder Hawk on stream
Wintershall discovery at Grosbeak
Tyrihans on stream
Drilling completed on Guarani well
PA Resources awarded new licence in the Netherlands
Panax reports second successful geothermal measured resource
First cargo from Indonesia's Tangguh LNG Project
AWE's Apium North-1 drilling update
First oil from Mafumeira Norte field in Angola
Santos increases coal seam gas position in Gunnedah Basin
BG Group in alliance to develop US shale gas
Chevron steamflood project achieves first steam injection
Lundin Petroleum abandons exploration well offshore Vietnam
BP to sell West Java interests to Pertamina
Total acquires interest in Terneftegas
Chevron's first major upstream development in Brazil
AWE's Apium North-1 drilling update
Latest Apache North Sea well commences production
PNG LNG reaches significant marketing milestone
Saudi Aramco and Total award contracts for Jubail refinery
Mariner Energy starts production from Geauxpher Field
Sakhalin II gears up for full production
BP makes discovery in Angola
Tullow Oil disappointed with Awaka-1 exploration well
Dana Gas makes a new gas discover in Egypt
Geodynamics Habanero 3 now under control
Carbon dioxide capture comes out of the lab
Macedonia opens first natural gas co-gen plant
Dragon Oil drilling update
Total offshore exploration in Nile Basin
Panax drilling rig arrives
MOL and OMV join Dana Gas and Crescent in Iraq
RWE Dea enters Clipper South Gas Field
BG Group signs LNG agreement with CNOOC
Lugar applauds progress on Nabucco Pipeline project
StatoilHydro in new North Sea discovery
World's largest offshore wind farm gets green light
Husky encouraged by South China Sea discovery
Dana Gas increases production in Egypt
First oil from Tahiti field in Gulf of Mexico
New Moho-Bilondo discovery, Republic of Congo
Heritage Oil major oil discovery in Kurdistan Region of Iraq
Marathon awarded third Indonesian offshore exploration block
Technip awarded contract for Daniel Boone field in GoM
GE Energy's wind turbine maintains top spot in US
GDF SUEZ and Total team up for the EPR project in Penly
Lundin Petroleum awarded two licences in Norwegian round
Horizon Terminals, Taeyoung Industries terminal project
First commercial oil production from Tupi, Santos Basin, Brazil
Chevron awarded exploration rights in Norwegian Sea
Apache drills in Egypt
Total, INPEX launch FEED for Ichthys LNG project, Australia
Chevron welcomes decision on Gorgon Project
Vincent production update
West Don first oil
GE supporting waste gas-to-energy project
Occidental Petroleum Mubadala in Bahrain field development deal
Well accident at Habanero 3
Gas discovery in Oseberg area
Geodynamics commits $5m to advance hot rocks technology
ExxonMobil mobilizes rig for Point Thomson drilling
AWE's Hovea-13 starts drilling
Panax Geothermal wins $6.25 million grant
Apache's Ewing Banks discovery in Gulf of Mexico
Caspian Oil & Gas drilling program to boost cash flow
GE joins Australian carbon capture and storage initiative
Drilling of Danish exploration well completed
BG Group in new discovery offshore Brazil
Investigation underway into Vincent fire
Shipyard fire delays Apache's Van Gogh development
Nuclear industry takes shape in the Middle East
Gazprom and Shell sign LNG and natural gas contracts
Sasol GTL project in Uzbekistan
Tower Resources rig contract with ASCOM for Uganda drilling
Australia Pacific LNG project declared significant
Heritage sells Oman holding
EESTech signs million Indian energy generation agreement
Oilex confirms large volume prospects in Timor Sea
GE Oil & Gas inspects section of TransCanada's Keystone Pipeline
Total and Cobalt to explore deepwater Gulf of Mexico
Qatargas 2 project inaugurated
Dana Gas reports first gas production from Al Basant
Lundin completes exploration well in Norway
Total extends Gasco participation
Noble Energy deepwater GoM discovery
StatoilHydro and Statkraft to develop offshore wind farm
June start-up for ENSCO 8500
Big oil companies, little investment in renewable energy
GLNG completes environmental milestone
Geothermal power plant hots up
AGL to build wind farm in South Australia
Apache's concessions in Argentina extended
Noble Energy in gas discovery offshore Israel
First Russian gas to Japan
BHP Billiton starts production at Shenzi development
Tullow finds oil in Uganda
Heritage Oil tests Miran West-1 well in Kurdistan region of Iraq
Origin to reduce BassGas emissions
Riedel Recycling installs solar power plant on roof
Nuclear reactors help meet India's energy production goals
ExxonMobil increases global cogeneration capacity
Maari development drilling update
Total and PetroVietnam sign a production sharing contract
First LNG commissioning cargo arrives at South Hook terminal
Carna gas discovery
Noble Energy high bidder on 24 deepwater blocks in GoM
Ultra-deepwater drillship commences operations for Total
Second successful Chestnut production well
Mariner Energy highest bidder on 12 Blocks in Central OCS lease sale
Marathon takes 16 New Blocks in Central Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale
StatoilHydro secures access in GoM
Occidental and Mubadala sign agreement for Bahrain development
StatoilHydro in deepwater gas discovery
Mortlake Power Station set to energise Victoria
Seadrill takes delivery of the deepwater drilling rig
Production starts at Akpo deep offshore field, Nigeria
Significant discovery at Tweneboa-1, offshore Ghana
Stewart-1 ST plugged and abandoned
Galoc Field produces one million barrels
ExxonMobil investing at record levels for future energy demand
PA Resources farm-out in Congo approved by government
Sakhalin II signs LNG supply deal with Osaka Gas
Panax and Adelaide Energy sign MoU
Marathon in Leda discovery, Angola
BP replaces 2008 production by 121 per cent
BP oil discovery in ultra-deep water Block 31 Angola
Otto Energy Galoc update
Total signs deal with SOCAR for Absheron block in Azerbaijan
Production recommences at Galoc Field
Dana discovers third oil field in Rinnes area
Al Jumd test program - Block 56 Oman
First oil flows from Maari field
Maari development drilling update
Martell gas discovery update
Chevron successful field appraisal program in Australia
Woodside gas discovery
Husky completes appraisal well in South China Sea
Dana Gas makes fifth strike
Panax reports significant geothermal measured resource
First oil from West Bukha field, Oman
Russian president inaugurates the first LNG plant in Russia
Chevron to establish center of excellence in Qatar
Total signs deal with Japanese buyers
Dana Gas new gas discovery in Egypt
Exxon Mobil reports 2008 reserves replacement
Turbines officially spinning in Antarctica
Total extends Aguada Pichana and San Roque concessions
RWE Dea swaps Egypt upstream acreage with El Paso
Total renews EPSAs for blocks C17 and C137
Venture Cygnus appraisal well success
Dragon Oil reserves update
Drilling started at Canaway Ridge
StatoilHydro drilling appraisal wells in the Pan/Pandora find
Chevron discovery in GoM
Gas and condensate find in Frigg area
Heritage successful with Kingfisher
Helix in deepwater discovery
Mariner Energy in three discoveries in Gulf of Mexico
Anadarko in deepwater Gulf of Mexico discovery
RWE Dea success with Ruby 3 exploration well
Dana Gas annual revenues grow to AED 1.14 billion
Rig contract signed for Algerian drilling program
Lundin Petroleum successfully tests Luno appraisal well
New gas findings in Algeria's Sahara desert
UAE joins IRENA as founding member
Canadian wind projects benefit local communities
Kristin resumes production
Galoc repairs underway
Nexen produces first synthetic crude oil at Long Lake
StatoilHydro draws up plans for Gudrun
Noble reports significant find offshore Israel
Qatargas LNG production disrupted
Masdar capitalises on renewable energy
Millennium Energy Industries in hot water
Origin power station comes online
Woodside suspends OceanWay Project
RES Americas completes Hackberry Wind Project
Sakhalin produces first gas from Lunskoye-A
Apache makes three discoveries in Egypt's Western Desert
EPL commences first deepwater GOM production
Total IDT partnership to develop shale oil in Western Colorado
Oilex encouraged by Oman results
StatoilHydro in Norwegian Sea discovery
Philippines sees future in geothermal energy
Heritage Oil reports discovery in Block 1, Uganda
J. Ray completes work on Poinsettia Jacket, Trinidad
KNPC launches CSR program
Anadarko pleased with Ghana test well
Dana Gas doubling gas reserves
ENOC in major oil spill response drill at Jebel Ali Port
StatoilHydro shutdown on Kristin
Ultra-deepwater semi West Phoenix starts up for Total
Tullow success with Mahogany-3 appraisal well
Otto formalises Santa Rosa deal
Marathon natural gas discovery
Ithaca installs Jacky platform
Santos signs Sino Iron gas supply contract
Two African contracts for Fugro
Apache gas for Australian iron ore project
Breagh horizontal well update
Eider down time minimised
SPE welcomes new rules
Thrace Basin drilling to commence
Lundin Petroleum appraisel well spudded