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Exploration & Production

A flare from the Jiaoye 8-2HF well at the Fuling field

Earthquakes unsettle China’s shale gas sector

Deadly earthquakes in China’s shale gas development heartland last week could set back production and public perception of the unconventional fuel.

4 March 2019 Asia Pacific
Operations at the Corrib field

Inishkea find may overturn Ireland’s import strategy

Europa Oil & Gas says its discovery off Ireland may hold 42.5 bcm of gas, which could provide a significant share of the country’s gas demand.

4 March 2019 Europe & Russia
Cypriot gas could be exported via Egypt's Idku LNG plant.

Cyprus discovery boosts optimism but export questions remain

ExxonMobil and Qatar Petroleum have made a significant discovery offshore Cyprus, but they may need to discover more gas in the area to justify building LNG export infrastructure.

1 March 2019 Europe & Russia
The Hibiscus platform off Trinidad

Trinidad’s gas output to get Angelin boost

The Angelin project will provide yet another boost for Trinidad’s gas production, but the country has even more ambitious upstream plans.

28 February 2019 Americas
A tanker docked at the Qalhat LNG plant

Oman to diversify gas strategy on rising output

Oman is looking at new ways of monetising its gas and increasing its output on the back of new discoveries.

28 February 2019 Middle East & Africa
An ONGC offshore platform

India’s pricing reforms could boost gas output

India is moving to liberalise gas prices in the hope of boosting exploration and production.

28 February 2019 Asia Pacific
The Ain Beni Mathar integrated combined-cycle thermo-solar power plant in Morocco. (Philippe Roos/Flickr).jpg

Morocco’s import plans overshadow domestic gas potential

Morocco is looking to lure explorers into its upstream gas sector, but domestic production will not supplant plans to import large volumes of gas.

26 February 2019 Middle East & Africa
The Darwin LNG plant in Australia. (Conoco)

Aussie upstream spending rises as demand outlook brightens

Forecasts for rising international gas demand out to 2022 have prompted renewed interest in exploration and drilling in Australian acreage.

22 February 2019 Asia Pacific
An indonesian gas plant.

Repsol’s Indonesia find cuts appetite for LNG imports

A large gas discovery in Indonesia has put the country’s future demand for LNG imports in question.

21 February 2019 Asia Pacific
Exploration in the Black Sea, offshore Romania

Romania mulls changes to gas legislation

IOCs and the European Commission are pressuring the Romanian government to change legislation that is discouraging Black Sea developments.

21 February 2019 Europe & Russia
BP's planned Greater Tortue LNG development

Senegal to boost government role in upstream sector

The country's new upstream legislation is expected to include obligatory signature bonuses and will fix the stake of state-owned Petrosen at up to 30%.

21 February 2019 Middle East & Africa

BP forecasts stronger LNG trading and greater role for gas

BP has released its Energy Outlook 2019, revising its forecasts from last year’s outlook for 2040 to include more LNG trading and faster growth in gas consumption.

15 February 2019 World
The Mossel Bay GTL plant

Total find could change South Africa’s fortunes

The French company's gas condensate discovery could be significant for South Africa, but it is too early to say how significant – and the Outeniqua Basin has proven disappointing in the past.

14 February 2019 Middle East & Africa
A platform in the NWS

Woodside’s Browse-NWS plan facing hurdles

The Australian player's plans to backfill its North West Shelf project will run into difficulties caused by environmental concerns.

14 February 2019 Asia Pacific
Fuling shale gas field

China hopes for shale gas boom after large find

China's shale gas production could be set for growth that will help stem the country's surging demand for imports.

14 February 2019 Asia Pacific
A Sonatrach LNG carrier

Algeria’s Sonatrach maxes out on export flexibility

Sonatrach is expanding its Skikda liquefaction plant to take larger ships and increase its storage capacity, but stagnant production is leaving facilities underused.

14 February 2019 Middle East & Africa
A drilling rig in india

India opens third OALP licensing round

India has launched the third bidding round under its Open Acreage Licensing Policy as it seeks to expand domestic gas production.

12 February 2019 Asia Pacific
A drilling rig in the Romanian Black Sea

OMV hits pause button on Black Sea plans

The company’s spending plans for 2019 do not include investment in the region, a move that is the result of Romania’s unstable legal framework.

7 February 2019 Europe & Russia
Ophir Energy activity offshore Tanzania

Ophir’s prized Tanzanian assets almost worthless

Medco Energi has valued Ophir at just $511 million, giving another indication that the deepwater gas in the company's Tanzania blocks might just stay in the ground.

7 February 2019 Middle East & Africa
A drilling rig in the Australian Cooper Basin

Climate risks rising for Aussie gas, LNG operators

Rising temperatures and an increase in the severity of storms, droughts and floods will increase the difficulties for Australian gas and LNG producers in the years ahead.

7 February 2019 Asia Pacific

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