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Chevron drilling relief well to extinguish fire
Posted: 17 February 2012
Chevron Nigeria begins process of drilling a relief well to seal the Funiwa 1A natural gas well
Apache exploratory success in the Whittenburg Basin
Posted: 16 February 2012
Apache encouraging results in its exploratory drilling program in the emerging Whittenburg Basin play in the Texas Panhandle
Total launches phase 2 of offshore Ofon field
Posted: 7 February 2012
Total launched the second phase of the Ofon field development in offshore Nigeria (Ofon Phase 2) has begun
Lundin spuds fourth appraisal well
Posted: 3 February 2012
Lundin Petroleum commenced drilling of the appraisal well 16/2-11 on the Johan Sverdrup PL501 discovery located in the North Sea sector of the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS)
Total launches Hild field development
Posted: 2 February 2012
Total, operator of the Hild license, launched the development of the field located in the Norwegian North Sea
Tethys Petroleum signs Uzbekistan exploration MOU
Posted: 1 February 2012
Tethys Petroleum has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Uzbekneftegaz, the Uzbek State oil and gas company
Chevron natural gas discovery offshore Australia
Posted: 19 January 2012
Chevron reported a natural gas discovery in the Exmouth Plateau area of the Carnarvon Basin, offshore Western Australia
Anadarko appraisal success offshore Mozambique
Posted: 17 January 2012
Anadarko reported its seventh well in the discovery area offshore Mozambique
Lundin completes Avaldsnes appraisal well
Posted: 16 January 2012
Lundin Petroleum completes appraisal well, 16/5-2S located approximately 8.5 km south of the Avaldsnes discovery well 16/2-6, and 4 km south of the appraisal well 16/2-7
West Mailisu #2 operations suspended
Posted: 11 January 2012
Caspian Oil & Gas Limited suspends operations on its West Mailisu #2 well in the Kyrgyz Republic after pump testing recovered only a small amount of oil
Saudi Arabia looks to solar power
Posted: 8 January 2012
Saudi Arabia plans to derive 10 per cent of its electrical supply from the sun by 2020
Total awarded two exploration licenses in Mauritania
Posted: 6 January 2012
Total has signed two exploration licenses with the Mauritanian government that gives it, as operator, a 90% interest in the following blocks...
Newfield signs Uinta Basin supply agreement
Posted: 4 January 2012
Newfield signs crude oil supply agreement with HollyFrontier Corporation to provide 20,000 barrels per day of supply capacity at HollyFrontier's Woods Cross, Utah, refinery
Statoil Gullfaks discovery
Posted: 4 January 2012
Statoil's drilling of the Skinfaks South well in the North Sea has been completed and the estimated volume is between 1.9 and 6.9 million barrels of oil equivalents
Apache completes Beryl Field acquisition
Posted: 3 January 2012
Apache has completed its previously announced acquisition of Exxon Mobil Corporation's Mobil North Sea Limited assets including the Beryl field and related properties
Repsol begins development of Perla field, Venezuela
Posted: 23 December 2011
Repsol Chairman, Antonio Brufau, Eni Chairman, Paolo Scaroni, and the Venezuelan Minister of Popular Power for Oil and Mining Rafael Ramírez signed the natural gas supply agreement for the Perla field development
Lundin abandons Makouala Marine-1 well, Congo
Posted: 22 December 2011
Lundin Petroleum reported the completion of the Makouala Marine-1 well in Block Marine XIV, offshore Congo (Brazzaville)
BP wins Angolan acreage
Posted: 20 December 2011
BP gained access to five more deepwater exploration and production blocks offshore Angola
Total exploring Angola's Kwanza Basin
Posted: 20 December 2011
Total is expanding its presence in Angola with three new exploration blocks in the deepwater Kwanza Basin
Chevron natural gas discovery offshore Western Australia
Posted: 15 December 2011
Chevron reported a natural gas discovery by its Australian subsidiary in the Exmouth Plateau area of the Carnarvon Basin, offshore Western Australia
Republic of Kazakhstan takes stake in Karachaganak project
Posted: 14 December 2011
Republic of Kazakhstan and the contracting companies in the giant Karachaganak gas-condensate field in north-west Kazakhstan have reached an agreement on further development of the field
Lundin Petroleum spuds Bertam-2 appraisal well
Posted: 8 December 2011
Lundin Petroleum spudded the Bertam-2 appraisal well in the PM307 Production Sharing Contract (PSC) area, offshore Peninsular Malaysia
Nexen, CNOOC in JV Partnership
Posted: 30 November 2011
Nexen has concluded a joint venture with CNOOC Limited in the Gulf of Mexico
TAG to drill 18 wells at Cheal
Posted: 28 November 2011
TAG Oil receives consent from the Taranaki Regional Council (TRC) and the Stratford District Council (SDC) to drill 18 new wells within Cheal Oil and Gas Field in New Zealand
Lundin Petroleum spuds appraisal well, offshore Norway
Posted: 28 November 2011
Lundin Petroleum starts drilling of the appraisal well 16/5-2S on the Avaldsnes discovery located in the North Sea sector of the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS)
Lundin discovery offshore Malaysia
Posted: 23 November 2011
Lundin Petroleum has discovered oil in the Janglau-1 well that was drilled in Block PM308A, offshore Peninsular Malaysia
BP awarded exploration blocks in Indonesia
Posted: 21 November 2011
BP has been awarded two oil and gas production sharing contracts (PSCs) by the Government of Indonesia
Successful appraisal of Teak discovery offshore Ghana
Posted: 17 November 2011
Kosmos Energy reported that the Teak-3A appraisal well has confirmed a northern extension of the Teak discovery on the West Cape Three Points Block offshore Ghana
Statoil and partners successful bidders offshore Canada
Posted: 16 November 2011
Statoil, Chevron Canada and Repsol E&P Canada successful bidders for exploration rights on two land parcels in the Flemish Pass Basin, offshore Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Iraq natural gas joint venture gets final approval
Posted: 15 November 2011
The Iraqi cabinet approves agreement with Royal Dutch Shell and Mitsubishi Corporation, forming a joint venture to gather raw gas from three major oil fields
First oil at Aseng increases PA Resources production
Posted: 15 November 2011
Production of oil has commenced on the Aseng Field in Block I in Equatorial Guinea
Repsol makes a new good quality oil discovery in Brazil
Posted: 14 November 2011
Repsol Sinopec Brazil and its partners Petrobras and BG Group reporterd a new oil discovery in the Carioca area, located in block BM-S-9
Production potential raised at Carioca discovery, offshore Brazil
Posted: 14 November 2011
BG Group reported an extended well test (EWT) had increased the production potential of the Carioca discovery located on the BM-S-9 concession in the Santos Basin, offshore Brazil
Lundin Petroleum: PDO approval for Brynhild
Posted: 11 November 2011
Lundin Petroleum PDO for Brynhild field wins approval from the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy