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Wafa oilfield runway has reopened, Libya’s NOC says

The runway at the Wafa oilfield in Libya has reopened, meaning oil and gas output from the field is no longer under threat, Libya’s National Oil Corp. has said

21 September 2018
Projects

Latin American rig count dips slightly in August

Drilling for gas dropped by a single rig in Latin America during August, leaving 16 wells in operation.

21 September 2018
Drilling taking place offshore Australia Unconventional Gas

WA shale gas developers await fracking ruling

The state government is considering the findings of an inquiry into fracking, and may lift its moratorium or ban the practice entirely.

21 September 2018
Discoveries & Reserves

SOCAR plans to begin exploration at Babek in Caspian Sea in 2020

SOCAR plans to begin exploration drilling at the Babek structure in Azerbaijan’s region of the Caspian Sea in 2020.

20 September 2018
Discoveries & Reserves

Southern Caspian Sea resources to be divided by international law – Russian Foreign Ministry

The resources of the southern part of the Caspian Sea will be divided on the principles of international law, the Russian Foreign Ministry’s ambassador at large has said.

20 September 2018
Discoveries & Reserves

Gazprom to add 800 bcm to gas reserves in 2018

Gazprom expects to increase its gas reserves by 800 billion cubic metres in 2018 as a result of geological exploration.

20 September 2018
Projects

CNOOC resumes production following Typhoon Mangkhut

CNOOC is resuming operations at its platforms in the South China Sea after Typhoon Mangkhut made landfall.

20 September 2018
Discoveries & Reserves

Novatek makes new discovery in Utrenneye field

Novatek has discovered two new hydrocarbon deposits at the Utrenneye field.

20 September 2018
Projects

Cooper Energy secures gas sales contract for Casino Henry

Australia’s Cooper Energy has secured a gas sales contract for its Casino Henry joint venture with Origin Energy

19 September 2018
Licensing Rounds

Philippine DOE to hold roadshows for new licensing round

The Philippines is set to hold a series of roadshows to help encourage interest in the Philippines’ latest licensing round

19 September 2018
Beirut, Lebanon Licensing Rounds

Lebanon mulls licensing changes ahead of Round 2

Lebanon may scrap a requirement to secure approvals from its Council of Ministers before the country’s second licensing round.

19 September 2018
A gas rig in Kenya Projects

Kenya pins domestic gas hopes on Pate field

With Africa Oil leaving Block 9, the Pate field is Kenya’s last hope for developing its domestic gas resources.

19 September 2018
The USS Ronald Reagan in the South China Sea Discoveries & Reserves

China and Philippines near deal on South China Sea

Beijing and Manila are getting closer to a final deal for joint exploration in the disputed waters of the South China Sea.

19 September 2018
Projects

Timimoun project ramp-up to finish this year – Cepsa COO

Cepsa will finish ramping up production at its Timimoun gas project in Algeria by the end of the year, the company’s chief operating officer has said.

18 September 2018
Projects

Barzan gas project pipeline to be fixed ‘soon’ – Kaabi

The pipeline serving the Barzan gas project in Qatar is “on its way to getting fixed”, Qatar Petroleum’s chief executive, Saad al-Kaabi has said.

18 September 2018
Projects

Egypt signs deepwater exploration deal with Shell and Petronas

Egypt’s Ministry of Petroleum has signed a deepwater oil and gas exploration agreement with Shell and Malaysia’s Petronas.

17 September 2018
An LNG carrier carrying an Algerian cargo Projects

Algeria focuses on optimising gas export infrastructure

Algeria hopes to boost its gas exports by expanding and adding to its existing infrastructure, but rising domestic demand has capped exported volumes.

17 September 2018
Projects

Changqing Oilfield restarts more than 200 gas wells

CNPC’s Changqing Oilfield subsidiary has restarted production at 212 gas wells that were previously shut because of poor profitability

14 September 2018
Projects

Chinese gas output up by nearly 10% in August

China’s gas production increased by 9.7% year on year in August, to 12.9 billion cubic metres

14 September 2018
Projects

Yunnan nearly trebles gas offtake from China-Myanmar pipeline

The southern Chinese province of Yunnan increased its offtake from the China-Myanmar gas pipeline by 183% year on year in the first eight months of 2018

14 September 2018

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