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BHP makes find offshore Trinidad

The company has made a gas discovery at the Victoria 1 well, the first in a drilling campaign.

19 July 2018
Projects

Mexican oil and gas auctions delayed until new president takes office

Auctions for the 45 areas will be postponed until after Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador takes office.

19 July 2018
Projects

CNPC subsidiary has supplied over 30 bcm to southern Xinjiang

Tarim Oilfield has supplied over 30 bcm to southern Xinjiang to date.

19 July 2018
Projects

Sonatrach and Eni strengthen gas partnership

The Algerian state company has sighed an agreement with Eni to link two gas blocks in the Berkine Basin.

19 July 2018
Projects

Woodside boosts oil and gas output by 6.76% in Q2

Woodside produced 22.1 million barrels of oil equivalent in Q2 2018.

19 July 2018
A platform off Romania. Projects

Romania’s new offshore law threatens Black Sea projects

Provisions for a profit windfall tax in the proposed legislation have prompted IOCs to threaten to leave the country.

19 July 2018
Licensing Rounds

US to hold Gulf of Mexico lease sale on 15 August

The United States will hold an oil and gas lease sale for the Gulf of Mexico on 15 August, the country’s Department of the Interior has announced.

18 July 2018
Projects

Ghana raises fears of border dispute with Togo

Ghana’s Public Interest Accountability Committee has stated that a legal dispute is looming with Togo regarding exploration in the ultra-deepwater East Keta Block

18 July 2018
Unconventional Gas

Fuling shale field produces 2.95 bcm in H1 2018

Sinopec’s flagship Fuling shale field produced 2.95 billion cubic metres of gas in H1 2018

18 July 2018
Discoveries & Reserves

Chinese gas discoveries hit 10-year low in 2017

The volume of proven gas reserves discovered by China fell to a 10-year low of 555.38 billion cubic metres in 2017

18 July 2018
Unconventional Gas

Cuadrilla drills second well at Lancashire fracking site

Cuadrilla has drilled its second horizontal shale gas well at its Preston New Road site in Lancashire in the UK

18 July 2018
Projects

Tullow loses Ghana legal dispute with Kosmos

Tullow Oil has lost a legal dispute with Kosmos Energy over a drilling contract that it terminated by invoking force majeure

18 July 2018
Projects

New well drilled in Egypt’s Nooros field

A new development well at Egypt’s offshore Nooros gas field in the Nile Delta has been completed, Petroleum Minister Tarek el-Molla has said

18 July 2018
Projects

Equinor and Wellesley Petroleum receive Norwegian drilling permits

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate granted Equinor and Wellesley Petroleum drilling permits for wildcat and appraisal wells on Wednesday.

18 July 2018
Shale drilling in Pennsylvania Projects

Lack of FIDs leading to falling gas investment – IEA

A decline in the number of FIDs taken for LNG and gas-to-power projects is expected to lead to a fall in investment over the next few years.

17 July 2018
Unconventional Gas

Argentine currency crash will slow down Vaca Muerta development

The crash in the value of the Argentine peso is likely to slow the development of the Vaca Muerta shale formation, an expert has said

17 July 2018
Projects

Oil Search farms into new PNG licences

Oil Search has farmed into four exploration licences next to the Elk-Antelope fields in Papua New Guinea

17 July 2018
Projects

EC approves compensation plan for Groningen earthquakes

The European Commission has approved the Netherlands’ compensation plan for damage to real estate caused by earthquakes induced by drilling in the Groningen gas field

16 July 2018
Projects

SDX Energy completes Egypt production tests

SDX Energy has completed production tests on the SD-4X appraisal well in its South Disouq permit in Egypt.

16 July 2018
Production in Brazil’s pre-salt Tupi field. (Petrobras) Discoveries & Reserves

Has Brazil missed its chance on shale?

The director general of Brazil’s hydrocarbon agency sees a double standard in the country’s approaches to its pre-salt and shale resources.

16 July 2018

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