A BP platform off the African coast. The company may be stymied by political hurdles in Mauritania. (BP plc) Exploration & Production

BP ups Tortue share, but progress may be slowing

The UK major is trying to accelerate the development the West African discovery, but its progress may be stymied by local politics.

By Miriam Malek 28 April 2017
Exploration & Production

Trinidad onshore compression project starts up

BP and the government of Trinidad & Tobago have announced the startup of the Trinidad Onshore Compression Project.

18 April 2017
Exploration & Production

Tokyo Gas buying stake in Pennsylvania power plant

Tokyo Gas is purchasing a 33% stake in the Birdsboro power plant, which is being built in Pennsylvania.

18 April 2017
Exploration & Production

BP Exploration Alaska plugs North Slope gas leak

BP Exploration Alaska confirmed it has successfully plugged the oil well that was leaking gas on Alaska’s North Slope.

18 April 2017
Exploration & Production

Montney shale output shows signs of recovery

The return of gas drilling in northeastern British Columbia is a sign of recovery for the Montney shale play, which accounts for about 25% of Canada’s gas production.

18 April 2017
Exploration & Production

Chinese shale gas output growing in 2017

China increased its shale gas output in the first quarter of 2017 by 17.4% year on year, to 2.67 bcm, while production in March alone surged by 50.4%.

18 April 2017
UN soldiers in Nicosia viewed through the barbed wire separating northern and southern Cyprus. (PA) Exploration & Production

Cyprus to continue exploration despite ire of Ankara

Turkish threats will not deter the government of Cyprus from exploring the island’s EEZ. Nicosia wants IOC involvement to bolster its position.

18 April 2017
Work proceeds on the Datang Fuxin coal-to-gas plant in Inner Mongolia. (Fuxin government) Exploration & Production

China warms to CTG to boost energy security

After cooling on the controversial process in 2014-2015, it seems coal-to-gas is back on the agenda for Beijing.

18 April 2017
Exploration & Production

Schlumberger to invest with YPF in Vaca Muerta

Houston-based oil services provider Schlumberger will invest $390 million in the Vaca Muerta shale field in Patagonia alongside Argentina’s state-run energy company YPF.

13 April 2017
Exploration & Production

India’s Reliance starts producing CBM

India’s Reliance has started the commercial production of CBM from two gas blocks in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.

13 April 2017
Exploration & Production

Libya’s NOC lifts force majeure at Wafa field

Libya’s NOC has lifted the force majeure on production from the Wafa field in the west of the country.

13 April 2017
A platform offshore Trinidad. The country may have only eight years of gas reserves remaining. (BG Group) Exploration & Production

Trinidad hopes for divine intervention

Trinidad and Tobago’s Angelin field looks the country’s best hope for saving its gas production. But Port of Spain is struggling to close the deal.

13 April 2017
Exploration & Production

Pakistan drilling offset by Saudi Arabia and Oman

The number of rigs targeting gas in the Middle East fell by 1.1% month on month in March, with Pakistan’s slightly higher rig count more than offset by losses in Saudi Arabia and Oman.

13 April 2017
Exploration & Production

US gas production to be 2.07 bcm/d in 2017 – EIA

Gas production in the United States is forecast to average 2.07 bcm/d in 2017, 22.66 MMcm/d higher than the 2016 level.

12 April 2017
Exploration & Production

Tarim Oilfield produces 6.75 bcm so far in 2017

PetroChina’s Tarim Oilfield subsidiary had produced 6.75 billion cubic metres of gas this year as of Monday.

12 April 2017
Exploration & Production

Shell to use $2.4 bln vessel to dismantle North Sea rigs

Shell has commissioned the $2.4 billion Pioneering Spirit to dismantle its decommissioned North Sea oil rigs.

12 April 2017
Exploration & Production

Saffron Energy to start production at Bezzecca

Saffron has received the final approval from Italy’s Ministry of Economic Development for gas production at the Bezzecca gas field.

12 April 2017
Exploration & Production

Eight new gas projects to start operations in North Sea by 2020

Thirty new oil and gas projects will start operations in the North Sea by 2020, with the UK leading 19 of them.

12 April 2017
A production platform at the Bongkot field. Thailand is inviting IOCs to bid for concessions. (BG Group) Exploration & Production

Thai gas fields on offer after legislative changes

Thailand is opening its huge Erawan and Bongkot fields to competitive bidding, although many of the finer details are still sketchy.

12 April 2017
Exploration & Production

PetroChina subsidiary produces 10.2 bcm in 2017 so far

PetroChina’s Changqing Oilfield subsidiary had produced 10.2 billion cubic metres of gas this year as of 4 April.

11 April 2017
Exploration & Production

Pertamina looks for overseas oil and gas blocks

Indonesia’s NOC is expected to acquire more oil and gas blocks abroad to meet its government-set production targets.

11 April 2017

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