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

Baker Hughes wins Zohr development contract

Baker Hughes has won a contract for part of the Zohr gas field development offshore Egypt.

11 September 2017
Exploration & Production

Mexico’s non-associated gas in freefall

Pemex invested 35% less in H1 2017 than it did in H1 2016, as the state-run company cuts back sharply on E&P.

11 September 2017
Exploration & Production

Exxon planning to start drilling off Cyprus in H2 2018

ExxonMobil plans to start exploration drilling at two sites offshore Cyprus in the second half of 2018.

8 September 2017
Exploration & Production

Anadarko almost ready to start exploring offshore La Libertad

Anadarko will soon start exploring offshore Peru along the coast of the northern La Libertad region.

8 September 2017
Exploration & Production

Reliance and BP making new plan for Mahanadi basin block

BP and Reliance are preparing a new development plan for the gas-rich NEC-OSN-97/2 block in the Mahanadi basin offshore eastern India.

8 September 2017
Well pad in Argentina's Vaca Muerta shale formation Exploration & Production

Argentina needs a Dead Cow recipe

The ‘over-squeezed’ Marcellus shale could be a salutary tale for Argentina’s Vaca Muerta formation.

8 September 2017
Exploration & Production

Pacific Hunt Energy plans four exploratory wells in Myanmar

Pacific Hunt Energy plans to drill four exploratory wells in blocks PSC C-1 and PSC H in Myanmar in 2018 and 2019.

7 September 2017
Exploration & Production

Aminex submits Ntorya field development plan

UK company Aminex has filed its development plan for the Ntorya field in Tanzania.

7 September 2017
Exploration & Production

Eni selects Saipem to supply drillship for Rabat Deep well

Eni has selected Saipem to supply an ultra-deepwater drillship to drill a well in the Rabat Deep offshore Morocco.

7 September 2017
Drilling in the Miran field, Iraqi Kurdistan. Exploration & Production

Billion-dollar payment boosts Kurdish gas sector

The Kurdistan Region of Iraq has solved two major disputes, freeing up capital to inject upstream.

7 September 2017
Exploration & Production

NIOC signs contract with Sofregaz to recover flared South Pars gas

National Iranian Oil Co. has signed a $50 million contract with Sofregaz for the recovery of flared gas at the South Pars field.

6 September 2017
Exploration & Production

PetroChina starts drilling Neijiang-Dazu shale well

PetroChina started to drill the first shale well in the Neijiang-Dazu Block in Sichuan province on 30 August to a target depth of 4,790 metres.

5 September 2017
Exploration & Production

Upstream activity rising in Australia in response to gas shortages

Gas shortages on the east coast of Australia have spurred increased exploration activity among Queensland’s LNG producers.

5 September 2017
Exploration & Production

Senex wins Surat Basin contract

Australian oil and gas explorer Senex Energy has won the right to develop a new gas field in Queensland and aims to start production within two years.

5 September 2017
Exploration & Production

KrisEnergy to use PV Drilling rig in Gulf of Thailand

KrisEnergy has signed a contract to use PetroVietnam Drilling and Well Service Corp.’s PV Drilling I jack-up rig for its exploration work in Block G10/48 in the Gulf of Thailand.

5 September 2017
Exploration & Production

ExxonMobil plans to invest $200 mln in Argentina’s Vaca Muerta

United States-based supermajor ExxonMobil plans to invest $200 million in Argentina’s Vaca Muerta shale play.

4 September 2017
Exploration & Production

South Australian government to invest $1 mln in Cooper Basin

The government of South Australia will contribute nearly $1 million to help bring a Cooper Basin gas project online as the region is facing gas shortages.

4 September 2017
Exploration & Production

Australia and East Timor make Sunrise breakthrough

An agreement on the maritime boundary between East Timor and Australia could unlock development of the offshore Greater Sunrise field.

4 September 2017
Exploration & Production

Oman lines up exploration round with long-term view

Oman is hoping its forthcoming licensing round will help it expand its gas industry.

1 September 2017
Exploration & Production

Six foreign companies to make Brazilian debuts in 14th bid round

Six foreign oil and gas companies may make their debut in the Brazilian market next month during the country’s 14th bid round.

31 August 2017

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