A map of operational rigs in Asia Pacific targeting gas in August 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.

By Andrew Walker 22 September 2017
Exploration & Production

‘Compelling’ case for Israeli exports, says Noble Energy

Noble Energy and its partners in the Tamar and Dalit gas fields are pressing the Israeli government to sanction gas exports from the offshore finds.

30 November 2011
Exploration & Production

Chariot fails to secure rig for 2011 drilling

Chariot Oil & Gas has failed to secure a rig for work in Namibia this year and the Tapir South well will only be spudded during the second quarter of next year, the company said on Wednesday.

30 November 2011
Exploration & Production

Chinese CBM ‘option that works’ – Green Dragon

The coal-bed methane (CBM) sector in China now has “an option that works”, Randeep Grewal, chairman and chief executive of Green Dragon Gas, said when unveiling his company’s new drilling process to the media in Shanxi province in October.

30 November 2011
Exploration & Production

Hopes of improved mine safety with CBM development

The presence of coal-bed methane (CBM) in coal mines presents significant safety risks, but some industry experts believe CBM development can help China improve its mining safety record.

30 November 2011
Exploration & Production

Logistics and prices pose obstacles to Bakken gas gathering

Rapid infrastructure buildup in the Bakken shale will help to reduce the play’s high levels of associated gas flaring, but logistical hurdles and a sharp disparity between gas and oil prices will continue to hinder midstream operators’ efforts to match capacity to demand.

30 November 2011
Exploration & Production

Rosneft, Exxon to present offshore development plan in February

Russian oil company Rosneft and United States major ExxonMobil plan to present their offshore development plan in February 2012, Rosneft Chief Executive Eduard Khudainatov, told reporters in Moscow on Tuesday.

29 November 2011
Exploration & Production

EnQuest outlines 20% per year output target

UK exploration and production company EnQuest outlined new production guidance and sanctioned the development of the Alma and Galia fields in the UK North Sea in a London Stock Exchange announcement on Tuesday.

29 November 2011
Exploration & Production

'Information chaos' to blame for opposition to European shale

Protesters held up the Shale Gas World Conference in Warsaw for three hours on Tuesday as industry figures met to discuss the challenges ahead for unconventional gas development in Europe.

29 November 2011
Exploration & Production

Kuwait Energy Company reviews Pakistan portfolio

Despite political instability in Pakistan, the country remains key to Kuwait Energy Company’s (KEC) expansion plans, Sara Akbar, KEC’s chief executive told Interfax on Monday.

29 November 2011
Exploration & Production

Tarim oilfield supplies 87 bcm of gas to date

The Tarim oilfield in west China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region has supplied 87 billion cubic metres of natural gas as of 27 November, state-run Xinjiang Daily reported on Tuesday.

29 November 2011
Exploration & Production

Anadarko ups Mozambique reserves estimates

Anadarko Petroleum said on Monday that its offshore Mozambique licence could contain between 15 and 30 trillion cubic feet (425-850 billion cubic metres) of gas after unveiling more encouraging results from the Barquentine-3 appraisal well.

28 November 2011
Exploration & Production

Shtokman licence amended for 2016 launch

The Russian government's fuel and energy commission has approved licence amendments that enable the Shtokman gas condensate field to be brought on-stream in 2016.

25 November 2011
Exploration & Production

North Dakota gas production doubles

North Dakota’s gas production has more than doubled since 2005, with the rising volume of associated gas due to the increase oil production, which averaged 13.74 MMcm/d in September 2011, compared to the 2005 average of about 4.53 MMcm/d.

25 November 2011
Exploration & Production

Basra Council raises fresh objections to Shell gas-gathering deal

The Basra Provincial Council on Tuesday decided to legally challenge the $17 billion gas-gathering joint venture between the Iraqi Oil Ministry, Shell and Mitsubishi, in a bid to gain more local benefits from the contract, the Iraq Oil Report said on Thursday.

25 November 2011
Exploration & Production

China's proven natural gas reserves top 32 tcm

China's proven gas reserves reached 32 trillion cubic metres last year, up 45% from 22 tcm in 2007, and will grow by an annual average of 600 billion cubic metres for the next two decades, a top government official said yesterday.

25 November 2011
Exploration & Production

China and Brunei pen energy pacts on heels of tense East Asia Summit

Less than a week after a tense sixth East Asia Summit concluded on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, China and Brunei have penned a series of energy deals that will see the two countries increase co-operation on oil and gas projects.

25 November 2011
Exploration & Production

Repsol and Eni to make Cardon IV FID by year end

Repsol YPF and Eni will make a final investment decision (FID) on the Cardon IV project before the end of the year, paving the way for the development of the first giant Venezuelan gas field.

25 November 2011
Exploration & Production

Security versus environment: the US case for shale

While national security has been “one of the drivers” in the rapid development of shale gas in the United States, it might not be as important an issue in Europe, Peter Kiernan lead energy analyst at the Economist Intelligence Unit, said at a Grayling Breakfast briefing on Thursday in London.

24 November 2011
Exploration & Production

Gail chief says the future lies with shale gas

Gail wants to up shale gas investments around the world as it seeks to secure gas supplies to feed India’s growing demand, the company’s chairman tells Interfax in an exclusive interview.

24 November 2011
Exploration & Production

BP begins 3D seismic survey of Shafag-Asiman structure

BP-Azerbaijan has begun 3D seismic surveying at the promising Shafag-Asiman structure in Azerbaijan's Caspian Sea waters, BP-Azerbaijan told Interfax on Thursday.

24 November 2011

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