Tecpetrol launching the development plan for Fortín de Piedra. (Tecpetrol) Exploration & Production

Tecpetrol casts a wide net in Vaca Muerta

Drilling in Argentina’s Vaca Muerta can be hit-and-miss, but local independent Tecpetrol is spreading its bets with a 150-well programme.

By The Wildcat 27 March 2017
Exploration & Production

Wafa field closed as militants block pipeline

The Wafa gas field in Libya was shut on Tuesday after militant groups blocked the pipeline linking the field to the Mellitah LNG export plant.

15 March 2017
Exploration & Production

Sound Energy finishes third well in Morocco licence

Sound Energy has finished drilling its third well, known as TE-8, in Morocco’s Tendrara licence.

15 March 2017
Exploration & Production

Faroe Petroleum falls flat in Barents Sea well

Oil and gas company Faroe Petroleum has failed to find any oil or gas in the Boné exploration well in the Barents Sea.

15 March 2017
A Woodside seismic survey ship. The company is one of a number of IOCs exploring off Morocco. (Woodside) Exploration & Production

Moroccan offshore exploration at a crossroads

IOCs exploring off Morocco are consolidating their positions, but the future of the country’s offshore sector is still far from certain.

15 March 2017
Exploration & Production

ACCC chairman calls for more domestic gas in eastern Australia

Australia needs to reserve more gas for its eastern market, the chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has said.

14 March 2017
Exploration & Production

Chinese gas production holds steady in 2017

China’s gas output in the first two months of 2017 was unchanged from a year ago, at 25.1 billion cubic metres.

14 March 2017
Exploration & Production

Gazprom discussing upstream projects with Iran

Gazprom is discussing the development of upstream projects with Iran, according to the co-chairman of the Russia-Iran intergovernmental commission.

14 March 2017
Exploration & Production

Norway proposes 195 new exploration blocks

Norway’s oil ministry has identified 195 new exploration blocks for the 24th licensing round, which is now open to public consultation.

14 March 2017
Exploration & Production

Canada seeks responsible resource development plan

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said he will succeed where his predecessor, Stephen Harper, and his father, former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, had failed.

10 March 2017
Exploration & Production

India to open sedimentary basins for exploration

India will open all 26 of its sedimentary basins for hydrocarbon exploration in a bid to expand indigenous oil and gas production.

10 March 2017
Exploration & Production

Oil India to develop enhanced oil recovery techniques

Oil India has signed an MOU with the University of Houston to collaborate on the development of enhanced oil recovery techniques using carbon dioxide.

10 March 2017
Exploration & Production

PTTEP to sell interest in Myanmar project to Total

Thailand’s PTTEP has entered into an agreement with Total to divest a 50% participating interest in the Myanmar MD-7 project.

10 March 2017
Exploration & Production

Gas project under consideration at Quad 9 in the North Sea

Maersk Oil and TAQA are carrying out subsurface work to evaluate the development of a gas project in the Quadrant 9 oilfield in the North Sea.

10 March 2017
Exploration & Production

Ineos buys Engie’s UK shale assets

UK chemical company Ineos has acquired French company Engie’s onshore shale exploration and production licences in the UK.

10 March 2017
Eni Chief Executive Claudio Descalzi. (Eni) Exploration & Production

Eni-Total tie up is a move that could pay off

The partnership between the Italian and French majors in the East Mediterranean could help both companies dominate the Cypriot offshore sector.

10 March 2017
Aramco’s Ju’aymah gas plant. Saudi Arabia will need shale to double its gas supply. (Aramco) Exploration & Production

Saudi Arabia to start shale production by year-end

Saudi Arabia’s first shale gas will be produced in the northwest of the country, but its eastern region holds the most promise.

10 March 2017
Shell CEO Ben van Beurden at CERAWeek 2017 by IHS Markit (IHS Markit) Exploration & Production

Shell CEO sunny on shale, warns of gathering storm

Shell has had a good month, in which it drilled Argentina’s cheapest-ever unconventional well. But the supermajor’s CEO had his mind on other matters on Thursday.

10 March 2017
Exploration & Production

Shell to sell $7.25 bln of Canadian production assets

Shell has announced the sale of $7.25 billion of production assets in Canada’s oilsands as part of the major’s divestment plan following the acquisition of BG Group.

9 March 2017
Exploration & Production

Oman’s PDO signs services contract with Kentz

Petroleum Development Oman has awarded a support services contract to Kentz Overseas for the commissioning of several projects in Oman.

9 March 2017
Exploration & Production

Exxon to buy half of Eni’s Mozambique Area 4 stake

ExxonMobil has agreed to buy half of Eni’s 50% stake in Mozambique’s gas-rich offshore Area 4 for $2.8 billion.

9 March 2017

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