Jacob Zuma addresses the BRICS summit Exploration & Production

IOCs get in position for new South Africa upstream law

Companies are making plans to start drilling in South Africa next year in the hope a new oil and gas law will be passed by December.

By Leigh Elston 25 September 2017
Exploration & Production

India grants 18 oil leases under small fields round

India has granted 18 leases to winning bidders under its discovered small fields licensing round and is preparing to announce more.

22 September 2017
Exploration & Production

Colombia’s gas output down 11% in August

Colombian gas production averaged 25.97 MMcm/d) in August, which was 11% lower than the same month last year.

22 September 2017
Exploration & Production

Total to cooperate with Chevron in Gulf of Mexico deepwater exploration

French major Total and United States-based Chevron will collaborate in exploring deepwater areas in the Gulf of Mexico.

22 September 2017
Exploration & Production

Ecopetrol starts Molusco drilling in Caribbean

Colombian state-run company Ecopetrol has started drilling the Molusco well in the Caribbean Sea.

22 September 2017
Exploration & Production

President Energy acquires Neuquén blocks

Latin America-focused explorer President Energy has acquired 100% stakes in two blocks in Argentina’s gas-rich Neuquén Basin.

22 September 2017
Exploration & Production

Papua New Guinea government to sell off shares in Oil Search

The government of Papua New Guinea plans to sell its share in Oil Search, which holds stakes in the Elk and Antelope fields.

22 September 2017
Exploration & Production

India and Australia lead exploration activity in Asia

India and Australia accounted for 72% of all rigs exploring for gas in the Asia Pacific region in August.

22 September 2017
Exploration & Production

Ukraine’s Naftogaz files $5 bln lawsuit over Crimea assets

Naftogaz Ukrainy has submitted a $5 billion compensation claim against Russia over the "unlawful seizure" of assets in Crimea.

21 September 2017
Exploration & Production

UK may be on last decade of North Sea oil and gas – study

The UK’s North Sea oil and gas resources may run out within a decade, according to a University of Edinburgh study.

21 September 2017
Exploration & Production

Argentina falls behind on subsidy payments

Argentina is behind on at least $700 million in promised subsidy payments to gas producers.

21 September 2017
Exploration & Production

Indian Oil Corp and LanzaTech to build world’s first gas-to-bioethanol plant

Indian Oil Corp. and LanzaTech plan to build the world's first gas-to-bioethanol production facility.

21 September 2017
Exploration & Production

Tender planned for Egypt’s western Mediterranean acreage

Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Co. is planning an oil and gas exploration tender covering Egypt’s western Mediterranean acreage.

21 September 2017
Exploration & Production

Aker Solutions wins FEED contract for Troll gas field

Aker Solutions has been awarded a contract by Statoil for the design and engineering of a module at Norway’s Troll gas field.

21 September 2017
Flaring from a shale gas well in eastern Australia’s Cooper Basin. Exploration & Production

Gas exploration stymied as Western Australia restricts onshore fracking

Western Australia’s new Labor government has stopped fracking in the state in a move critics say will deter investment in oil and gas exploration.

21 September 2017
Exploration & Production

ONGC hits hydrocarbons in Mumbai High offshore field

India’s Oil and Natural Gas Corp. has made a discovery to the west of its Mumbai High offshore field.

20 September 2017
Exploration & Production

Japan and India back Vietnam’s maritime claims in South China Sea

Japan and India are expected to support Southeast Asian states looking to stand up to China’s claims in the South China Sea.

20 September 2017
Exploration & Production

Russian ministry forecasts increased gas reserve growth

Russia’s Natural Resources Ministry expects growth in the country’s oil and gas reserves in 2017 to exceed levels seen in 2016.

20 September 2017
Exploration & Production

Anadarko set to start exploring off Peruvian coast

Anadarko Petroleum is set to start exploring offshore Peru, state-run hydrocarbons agency PeruPetro has confirmed.

19 September 2017
Exploration & Production

Shell to close Waterton complex wells and pipelines

Shell Canada has been forced to close 24 gas wells and associated pipelines in its Waterton complex in southern Alberta because of an uncontrolled wildfire .

19 September 2017
Exploration & Production

Sonatrach to boost Hassi Messaoud output by 10 MMcm/d

Algeria’s Sonatrach plans to increase the output of the country’s Hassi Messaoud gas field by 10 million cubic metres per day.

19 September 2017

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