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East Timor open to Greater Sunrise options

East Timor’s prime minister has said that everything is on the table regarding the development of the Greater Sunrise field.

By Damon Evans 20 November 2017
Exploration & Production

Canacol announces discovery in Colombia’s Lower Magdalena Valley

Canacol Energy has announced a gas discovery at its Pandereta 1 well in Colombia’s Lower Magdalena Valley Basin.

17 November 2017
Exploration & Production

Alvopetro makes move on tight gas in Brazil’s Potiguar Basin

Canadian independent Alvopetro plans to invest $1 million to develop an onshore gas asset in northeastern Brazil

17 November 2017
Exploration & Production

China moves methane hydrates up its exploration agenda

China has categorised methane hydrates as an independent mineral resource in a bid to speed up development of the unconventional fuel.

17 November 2017
Exploration & Production

Asia Pacific rig count boosted by 12% in October

The Asia Pacific rig count increased by 12% month on month in October, reaching a four-month high of 46 active rigs.

17 November 2017
Exploration & Production

North Dakotan oil companies exceed flaring targets

North Dakota’s oil companies flared 17% of the gas they produced in September, exceeding the state’s flaring targets for the first time since guidelines were introduced in 2014.

16 November 2017
Exploration & Production

Mexico’s gas output will bounce back after 2022 – expert

An energy consultant has forecast that Mexico’s gas production will continue to decline until 2022 but will then recover.

16 November 2017
Exploration & Production

Pequiven wins new licence in Venezuela

Venezuelan state petrochemical producer Pequiven has been awarded a gas exploration licence in the country’s western state of Zulia.

16 November 2017
Exploration & Production

Civil unrest blocking Wentworth from drilling new Rovuma well

Wentworth Resources’ attempts to drill a new well at its Rovuma Onshore block have been delayed by the deteriorating security situation in Mozambique.

16 November 2017
yuval Steinitz, israel's energy minister Exploration & Production

Israel mulls lack of offshore interest

Israel will consider how it can make its acreage more attractive after its first offshore licensing round drew only two bidders.

16 November 2017
BP drilling in the Khazzan gas field in Oman. Exploration & Production

Mabrouk gas field has Khazzan-scale potential – PDO

New exploration drilling has shown Oman’s Mabrouk field to be far larger than was initially thought.

16 November 2017
Exploration & Production

Drilling at Rovuma block delayed by security issues

Preparations to drill Wentworth Resources’ new well in northern Mozambique have been delayed by the deteriorating security situation.

15 November 2017
Exploration & Production

OMV Norge to drill PL 644 in Norwegian Sea

OMV Norge has received the go-ahead by Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority to drill exploration well 6506/11-10.

15 November 2017
Exploration & Production

Total uncertain of South Pars future as US threatens sanctions

Total has said it will be forced to re-examine its deal with Iran to develop Phase 11 of the South Pars gas field if the United States re-imposes sanctions.

15 November 2017
Exploration & Production

ONGC and Cairn India bid big in Indian licensing round

India’s Oil and Natural Gas Corp. and Cairn India have emerged as the biggest bidders in India’s latest licensing round.

15 November 2017
Exploration & Production

Court orders review of Groningen production cap plans

A Dutch court has ordered the government to review its decision to allow the production cap at the Groningen field to remain constant for the next five years.

15 November 2017
Exploration & Production

Argentine province presents tender blocks

Argentina’s Mendoza province has presented the 12 hydrocarbon blocks that will be tendered in February and March 2018.

15 November 2017
Exploration & Production

Qatar Petroleum to acquire stake in Oman block

Qatar Petroleum will acquire a 30% participating interest in the exploration and production sharing agreement for Block 52 offshore Oman.

15 November 2017
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Bahrain to invite pre-Khuff project bids by end-2017

Bahrain has set a deadline for final bids from service companies to develop its non-associated deep gas reserves, although IOCs are still able to submit proposals.

15 November 2017
Exploration & Production

Lebanese crisis will not affect licensing round – minister

Lebanon’s political crisis will not affect its oil and gas licensing round, Energy and Water Minister Cesar Abi Khalil has said.

15 November 2017
Exploration & Production

Eni signs exploration and production-sharing agreement with Oman

Italy’s Eni signed an exploration and production-sharing agreement with Oman Oil Co. and the government of Oman for the country’s Block 52 on Tuesday.

14 November 2017

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