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East Timor open to Greater Sunrise options

East Timor’s prime minister has said that everything is on the table regarding the development of the Greater Sunrise field.

By Damon Evans 20 November 2017
Exploration & Production

First products cargo from Pearl GTL

Qatar Petroleum and Royal Dutch Shell have sold the first commercial shipment of gasoil from the Pearl gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant in Ras Laffan, Qatar.

13 June 2011
Exploration & Production

Construction of Xinjiang Coal Electrochemical SNG project commences

Xinjiang Coal Electrochemical Co., a subsidiary of state-run China National Coal Group Corp (ChinaCoal), has started construction of a coal to synthetic natural gas (SNG) project in the Zhundong Basin, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

13 June 2011
Exploration & Production

Petrofac increases stake in Seven Energy

Petrofac has increased its stake in Nigerian exploration and production company Seven Energy from 12.6% to 24.5% with a $75 million investment.

10 June 2011
Exploration & Production

Mitsui buys stake in European shale project

Japan’s Mitsui has agreed to buy a 9% interest in 10 of Marathon Oil Corporation's Paleozoic shale gas exploration concessions in Poland.

9 June 2011
Exploration & Production

Nigerian insurgents threaten Eni

Nigerian insurgents have threatened to disrupt oil operations in the Niger Delta, singling out Italy’s Eni as a target for attacks.

9 June 2011
Exploration & Production

Wood Group Wagners secures GLNG contract

Wood Group Wagners, a joint venture between UK-based Wood Group and Australia’s Wagners, has secured a A$40 million ($42.33 million) project management contract for the Gladstone LNG (GLNG) pipeline project in Queensland, Australia.

9 June 2011
Exploration & Production

Poland’s KOV to start drilling in Syria in July

Kulczyk Oil Ventures (KOV) and its joint venture partners have executed a drilling rig contract with Sinopec for a drilling rig in Block 9 in Syria.

9 June 2011
Exploration & Production

Central Resources buys six Brazilian oil and gas concessions

Central Brazil Coöperatief, an affiliate of United States (US) based Central Resources, has acquired six oil and gas concessions in Brazil from a unit of Koch Industries.

8 June 2011
Exploration & Production

Tanzanian exploration well gets the go-ahead

Tullow Oil and partners Aminex and Solo Oil have received permission from the Tanzanian government to drill the Ntorya-1 well in the onshore Mtwara block, part of the Ruvuma Basin.

7 June 2011
Exploration & Production

Shell plans Marcellus shale petrochemical plant

Royal Dutch Shell is planning to build an ethylene cracker plant in the Appalachian region of the United States (US) to process ethane from the prolific Marcellus shale gas formation.

7 June 2011
Exploration & Production

Indonesia’s LNG exports make way for domestic market

A growing economy, dwindling gas resources and high oil prices are leading Indonesia, the world’s third largest LNG exporter, to reduce exports and use its own LNG production to meet domestic demand.

7 June 2011
Exploration & Production

Peruvian gas policy at crossroads on the eve of elections

The gas industry in Peru is likely to go through changes regardless of who is elected president on 5 June.

3 June 2011
Exploration & Production

Syria’s plans to become regional gas hub fall short

In the context of the past few years, Syria has enjoyed a dramatic surge in gas output in the past 18 months.

3 June 2011
Exploration & Production

Shtokman volumes underpin Gazprom MOUs with India

The Shtokman gas field in the Barents Sea is the main resource base underpinning a series of three preliminary agreements between Gazprom and Indian groups GAIL, Gujarat State Petroleum Company and Petronet LNG.

3 June 2011
Exploration & Production

Marathon Oil doubles its Eagle Ford shale holdings

Marathon Oil Corporation has agreed to buy $3.5 billion worth of Eagle Ford shale assets from Hilcorp Resources Holdings.

2 June 2011
Exploration & Production

Orca to invest in Tanzania gas drilling programme

Orca Exploration is set to spend $35 million this year on a land rig in Tanzania to drill the Songo Songo West (SSW) exploration field, and is assembling a drilling team in Dar es Salaam ready to begin work as soon as the rig is secured.

2 June 2011
Exploration & Production

Sakhalin-1 gas production to begin 2016-2017

Natural gas production under the Sakhalin-1 project will begin no earlier than 2016-2017, Gazprom Deputy CEO Alexander Ananenkov said at a press conference today. He added that production might amount to 8 billion cubic metres.

2 June 2011
Exploration & Production

Israel’s Premium Holdings may buy stake in Leviathan shareholder

Israeli investment company Premium Holdings is looking into options to buy a 15% stake in Ratio Oil Exploration, which owns 15% of the giant Leviathan gas field off Israel’s Mediterranean coast.

2 June 2011
Exploration & Production

Iraq demands Shell gas deal be completed

The Iraqi government warned energy giant Royal Dutch Shell it must finalise a $12 billion gas gathering deal by next week or negotiations over the agreement would be terminated, Ahmed al-Shamma, the country’s deputy oil minister, said on 30 May.

1 June 2011
Exploration & Production

Rialto returns after Ivory Coast disruption

Australian explorer, Rialto Energy, said it has restarted operations in the Ivory Coast as foreign companies return to work after the overthrow of former president Laurent Gbagbo.

31 May 2011

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