East Timorese President Francisco Guterres's inauguration ceremony. Exploration & Production

Politics clouds March deadline for Greater Sunrise

The impending fall of East Timor’s government is likely to push back the deal needed for the development of the Greater Sunrise gas fields.

By Damon Evans 22 January 2018
Exploration & Production

China CBM output up 8% in 2017

China’s CBM output increased by 8.2% year on year in 2017, to 7.02 billion cubic metres.

23 January 2018
Exploration & Production

SDX Energy announces new Morocco find

UK oil and gas exploration and production company SDX Energy has hit gas with its ONZ-7 development well in the Sebou permit in Morocco.

23 January 2018
Exploration & Production

CEPSA and Sonatrach sign new deal for Rhoude el Krouf

Cepsa has signed a new deal with Algerian state companies Sonatrach and Alnaft for the continued operation of the Rhourde el Krouf field.

22 January 2018
Exploration & Production

India opens bidding under Open Acreage Licensing Policy

India’s government has opened the first round of bidding for 55 blocks under the Open Acreage Licensing Policy.

22 January 2018
Exploration & Production

Basra Oil signs MOU with Orion for Nahr Bin Omar gas

Iraq’s Basra Oil has signed a memorandum of understanding with United States-based Orion to take gas from the Nahr Bin Omar field.

22 January 2018
Exploration & Production

Production interrupted at Erskine field

Production at the Erskine gas field in the UK’s Central North Sea has been interrupted by a blockage in the Lomond-to-Everest condensate pipeline.

22 January 2018
Exploration & Production

Mexico’s power sector will drive demand

Future gas demand in Mexico will be driven by infrastructure build-out – principally the startup and expansion of gas-to-power plants.

22 January 2018
Exploration & Production

Genel sees positive results from Kurdistan fields

Genel has posted positive results from its Bina Bawi and Miran West fields in Iraqi Kurdistan.

19 January 2018
Exploration & Production

Cepsa signs deal to boost output at Rhourde el Khrouf

The Spanish company has signed a deal with Sonatrach to boost production at the Rhourde el Khrouf oil and gas field in southeastern Algeria.

19 January 2018
Exploration & Production

Chinese oil and gas utilisation rate hits 88.4% in 2017

The capacity utilisation rate for China’s oil and gas sector reached 88.4% in 2017, an increase of three percentage points from 2016.

19 January 2018
Exploration & Production

Mexico optimistic about upcoming tender

Mexican Energy Minister Pedro Joaquín Coldwell has said his country will have a “highly successful” auction of deepwater oil and gas fields later this month.

19 January 2018
Exploration & Production

YPF and Statoil finalise Vaca Muerta deal

Argentina's YPF has finalised a deal with Norway’s Statoil to jointly explore and develop a block in the Vaca Muerta shale formation.

19 January 2018
Exploration & Production

Exxon hits more gas in Papua New Guinea

ExxonMobil has announced that it has discovered oil and gas in the P’nyang South 2 well onshore Papua New Guinea.

19 January 2018
Exploration & Production

Tullow awarded two blocks by Ivory Coast

The UK’s Tullow Oil has been awarded two more exploration blocks in Ivory Coast.

19 January 2018
Exploration & Production

Number of rigs in Asia Pacific falls in December

The number of countries exploring for gas in the Asia Pacific region dropped to five in December as both China and Indonesia saw their counts fall to zero.

19 January 2018
A well in the Vaca Muerta formation. (YPF) Exploration & Production

Argentina prepares to switch from tight gas to shale

Argentina suffered a production blip in 2017, but its focus on shale drilling might set it on the right path.

19 January 2018
The onshore terminal for India's KG-D6 block. Exploration & Production

BP-Reliance eye FID on Indian deepwater project

The two companies are approaching a decision on the giant MJ gas field project, part of India's troubled KG-D6 block.

18 January 2018
Exploration & Production

GeoPark sees drilling success at Uaken 1 well in Chile

GeoPark has successfully drilled and tested the Uaken 1 exploration well in the Fell block in Chile.

18 January 2018
Exploration & Production

China produced 148 bcm of gas in 2017 – statistics agency

China produced 147.4 billion cubic metres of gas in 2017, up by 8.5% year on year.

18 January 2018
Exploration & Production

PGNiG discovers new gas deposits in the Podkarpackie area

Polish state-owned PGNiG has discovered new gas deposits in the Podkarpackie area in the south of Poland.

18 January 2018

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