Active rigs drilling for gas in Latin America Exploration & Production

Latin American rig count ticks up in October

Gas-focused drilling increased slightly in Latin America during October, with 20 rigs operational in the region during the month.

By Chris Noon 24 November 2017
Exploration & Production

Lebanese energy minister calls for technical discussions in licensing round

Lebanon’s energy and water minister has asked companies bidding in the country’s first licensing round to start technical discussions.

13 November 2017
Exploration & Production

Brazil announces bid rounds for March and June

Brazil’s National Energy Policy Council has announced that the country’s 15th bid round for exploration blocks under a concession regime will be held in March 2018.

13 November 2017
The Moomba gas plant in the Cooper Basin. Exploration & Production

Cooper Basin in frame as exploration, productivity rises

Australia’s Cooper Basin is seeing renewed interest as producers look for sources to supply the country’s eastern market.

13 November 2017
Jordan’s geology is underexplored compared with its neighbours. (UN) Exploration & Production

Jordan invites interest from oil and gas explorers

A licensing round for exploration in Jordan may help break the country's reliance on imports to meet its energy needs.

13 November 2017
Exploration & Production

Oman’s Khazzan field officially inaugurated

The first phase of Oman’s giant Khazzan gas field was officially inaugurated on Thursday after gas production started in September.

10 November 2017
Exploration & Production

Haradh and Hawiyah gas project contracts signed

Saudi Aramco has signed agreements with companies to carry out work on the Haradh and Hawiyah gas projects.

10 November 2017
Exploration & Production

Gazprom drilling in Kara Sea to add 500 bcm to reserves

Gazprom’s successful drilling at the Leningradskoye field in the Kara Sea will enable it to add around 500 bcm to its gas reserves.

10 November 2017
Libya’s Mellitah  gas compression  station. Exploration & Production

Libya’s NOC moves to boost gas production

Libya is seeking to increase domestic gas production to meet rising demand and prevent damaging blackouts.

10 November 2017
Exploration & Production

Uptick in Egyptian drilling offset by Pakistan drop

The number of rigs targeting gas in the Middle East stood at 97 in October as greater activity in Egypt and Saudi Arabia was offset by a decline in Pakistan.

10 November 2017
Exploration & Production

Morocco agrees to reduce Genel’s Sidi Moussa work programme

The Moroccan government has agreed to scale down Genel’s work programme in the Sidi Moussa offshore area.

9 November 2017
Exploration & Production

Brazil’s Manati field sees output rise by 17.8% in Q3

Gas production from Brazil’s offshore Manati field increased by 17.8% in Q3 2017.

9 November 2017
Exploration & Production

YPF oil and gas output down in Q3

Argentine state-run giant YPF's gas production fell by 1.7% in Q3 2017.

9 November 2017
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto at his state of the union address in 2017. Exploration & Production

Mexico’s unpopular president sticks to the script

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto trumpeted Pemex’s latest discovery in time-honoured fashion last week, but is he stuck in the past?

9 November 2017
Exploration & Production

Exxon recognised as midstream operator of Mozambique's Area 4

ExxonMobil signed an agreement formally recognising it as midstream operator of the Offshore Area 4 gas block in northern Mozambique.

8 November 2017
Exploration & Production

Nova Scotia gas projects to be decommissioned

The Deep Panuke and Sable gas projects offshore Nova Scotia will soon be decommissioned.

8 November 2017
Exploration & Production

Shanxi holds first CBM exploration licence tender

The coal-rich province of Shanxi in central China has held the country’s first tender of CBM exploration licences.

8 November 2017
Exploration & Production

ONGC calls for higher gas prices at KG block

India’s ONGC has requested that New Delhi increase the price it would receive for gas from a $600 million project to make it viable.

8 November 2017
Exploration & Production

Saudi Aramco set to award compressor station construction contracts

Saudi Aramco is close to awarding a contract to build gas compressor stations to Tecnias Reunidas.

8 November 2017
Exploration & Production

Mexico receives no bids for oil and gas marketing tender

No bids were received in Mexico’s tender for an oil and gas marketer for the state’s share of output under its new exploration and production contract regime.

7 November 2017
Exploration & Production

Argentina boosts incentives for unconventional output

Argentina’s government has widened the scope of an incentive programme for gas production from unconventional reservoirs in the country’s Neuquén Basin

7 November 2017

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