ConocoPhillips' Darwin LNG plant. Projects

Bonaparte LNG in focus as Santos targets Asia

Santos has returned its focus to Australia’s Bonaparte Basin as growing Asian demand brings opportunity to the area.

By Sally Bogle 23 February 2018
Discoveries & Reserves

Gulf Keystone to begin Iraq exports Q1 next year

London-listed Gulf Keystone expects to begin oil exports from its operations in the Kurdish region of northern Iraq in the first half of next year, the group’s Chief Operating Officer John Gerstenla

14 December 2011
Projects

CNOOC taps CNPC unit to design onshore terminal for Lishui 36-1 gas field

China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC) has commissioned the Tianjin Design Institute, a unit of China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC), to design an onshore terminal for the Lishui (LS) 36-1 gas field in the East China Sea, CNPC announced on Tuesday.

14 December 2011
Unconventional Gas

Australia’s shale potential untouched

Australia’s vast shale gas resources so far remain largely untouched, in part because of high costs. But with a couple of recent investments in the sector, there is optimism that output will begin in the next five years.

13 December 2011
Projects

Middle East unconventional gas is ‘not a game for small companies’

BP has lifted the estimated development cost for the Khazzan tight gas project in Oman to between $15 and $20 billion, up from an initial $15 billion, in line with an expected rise in drilling rig costs in the Gulf.

13 December 2011
Unconventional Gas

Competition may drive future developments

Small North American gas exploration and production companies have developed and improved hydraulic fracturing (fracking) technology as a result of strong competition and high prices, a senior BP exec

12 December 2011
Discoveries & Reserves

Conoco strikes gas in North Sea

US supermajor ConocoPhillips has struck gas at two wildcat wells in the southern Norwegian section of the North Sea, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate said on Monday.

12 December 2011
Projects

Novatek - a global gas player by 2020

Although Novatek plans to double its share in the Russian gas market, the company also hopes to extend its reach and become a global gas player

12 December 2011
Projects

Co-ordination between Iraq gas-gathering JV and oil field producers still to be ‘worked out’

While Shell’s gas gathering joint venture in Iraq was officially sanctioned by the oil ministry in November, exact details of how operators at the Rumaila, Zubair and West Qurna-1 oil fields will co-operate with the South Gas Company in making associated gas available still need to be fleshed out.

12 December 2011
Unconventional Gas

Bangladesh hopes to begin shale search next year

The government of Bangladesh plans to begin evaluating the country’s shale gas potential around March next year with the help of an international consultant, the head of the Energy & Mineral Resources Division’s Hydrocarbon Unit told Interfax on Monday.

12 December 2011
Discoveries & Reserves

Akemo gas field's daily processing capacity hits 1.3 MMcm

The Akemo gas field, owned and operated by China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC), has raised its gas processing capacity by more than 40% since completing a recent expansion, the state-run Xinjiang Da

12 December 2011
Projects

KPO puts $1 bln stabilisation unit into operation at Karachaganak

Karachaganak Petroleum Operating company (KPO) has put into operation a $1 billion stabilisation unit at the Karachaganak oil and gas condensate deposit for the stabilisation and sweetening of raw hyd

9 December 2011
Unconventional Gas

Haynesville slowdown could be offset by new plays

Reduced drilling activity in the Haynesville shale formation in Louisiana and Texas may slow production growth from the play, but more efficient extraction methods will support more production from fe

9 December 2011
Unconventional Gas

Xinjiang Guanghui puts first phase of coal chemical-LNG facility into operation

Xinjiang Guanghui Industry Co. Ltd. (Xinjiang Guianghui) has put the first phase of a coal chemical-LNG facility in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region's Kumul Prefecture into operation, state-run Shanghai Securities News reported on Friday.

9 December 2011
Discoveries & Reserves

Daily output at Sulige gas field hits 46 MMcm

China National Petroleum Corp.'s (CNPC) Sulige gas field in the Ordos Basin is producing more than 46 million cubic metres of gas per day (MMcm/d), more than the daily output expected at this stage of the project, CNPC announced on Thursday.

9 December 2011
Licensing Rounds

Pakistan aims for new licensing round in early 2012

Pakistan should complete its upstream licensing policy reform within a month, promising better pricing terms for offshore explorers and paving the way for a new bidding round shortly after, a senior official in the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Resources told Interfax on Thursday.

9 December 2011
Projects

Sri Lanka finds may strengthen Cairn India’s South Asia reach

With the government’s long-awaited approval for a new owner, and two new discoveries in Sri Lanka, Cairn India is ‘a company to watch’ over the coming years.

9 December 2011
Projects

Paraguay caught between feast and famine

The landlocked country Paraguay is planning its first drilling campaign in nearly two decades between 2012 and 2013, as it attempts to commercialise the large shale resources in the Chaco-Paraña Basi

8 December 2011
Projects

Sinopec team to arrive in Ghana to start work on gas plant

Employees from China’s Sinopec International Petroleum Service will begin arriving in Ghana on 10 December to start work on the Jubilee oilfields’ associated gas plant

8 December 2011
Discoveries & Reserves

Eni and Shell secure Nigerian deep-water block

Italy’s Eni and Royal Dutch Shell have been allocated the deep-water block OPL 245 in Nigeria, a Shell spokesman confirmed to Interfax on Thursday.

8 December 2011
Unconventional Gas

PSC parameters dampen foreign interest in China shale

China may struggle to attract foreign investment into its shale gas sector unless rules over the length of production sharing contracts in the country's energy sector are revised, an industry consultancy said on Wednesday at the second Annual Unconventional Gas Asia Summit in Beijing.

8 December 2011

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