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Drilling suspended at Polish shale licence as max depth hit

BNK Petroleum said on Sunday that it had reached the maximum allowable depth at its Miszewo T-1 well in the Trzebielino concession in northern Poland, with further approval from the Ministry for the Environment necessary to drill deeper.

23 April 2012
Projects

SeverEnergia starts production of Samburg field

SeverEnergia started gas production of its first field, Samburg, in Western Siberia on 20 April, an Interfax correspondent at the inauguration ceremony reported.

23 April 2012
Licensing Rounds

Premission for Pluspetrol

Peru will allow Pluspetrol, the consortium working in the country’s flagship Camisea field, to drill in areas of the Amazon jungle that were previously off-limits, according to Dow Jones.

20 April 2012
Projects

Iranian minister warns CNPC must start development at South Pars

Iranian oil minister Rostam Ghasemi has again warned China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC) that it must start developing the South Pars gas field Phase 11 within a month or the deal will be cancelled, the Mehr news agency reported.

20 April 2012
Discoveries & Reserves

Drilling rises 4% in northwest Europe - Deloitte

Drilling of exploration and appraisal wells in northwest Europe increased by 4% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2012, according to a new report published by Deloitte.

20 April 2012
Discoveries & Reserves

Dahan Petroleum takes fresh look at potential of the UAE’s Saleh field

Dahan Petroleum is preparing to start exploration of the area surrounding the Saleh concession off the coast of Ras al Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates

20 April 2012
Discoveries & Reserves

PVEP plans to build gas system in Thai Binh, Vietnam

PetroVietnam subsidiary PetroVietnam Exploration Production (PVEP) plans to build a gas reserve and distribution system in the northern Vietnamese province of Thai Binh, Vietnam News Brief reported on Thursday.

19 April 2012
Licensing Rounds

Iraq's PCLD issues E&P pre-qualified list

Iraq’s Petroleum Contracts and Licensing Directorate (PCLD) has issued a final list of the 47 companies pre-qualified to take part in the next exploration licensing round.

19 April 2012
Discoveries & Reserves

TNK ‘critical’ to HRT’s gas plans

Anglo-Russian joint venture TNK-BP is committed to developing gas reserves at its new Brazilian acreage in the remote Solimões Basin, the head of the company’s local partner told Interfax on Tuesday.

19 April 2012
Unconventional Gas

China’s CBM boom hinges on Shanxi Province

With China’s gas consumption rapidly outpacing domestic production growth, the leadership is hopeful Shanxi’s CBM reserves will soon come online.

19 April 2012
Projects

Iraq urged towards a more flexible EPC model

Iraq adopted EPC lump-sum contracts as a quick-fix for power project tenders. But the country’s unpredictable operating environment requires a more flexible system, contractors say

19 April 2012
Unconventional Gas

Santos-led Gunnedah Basin CBM work still on hiatus

Santos and Carbon Minerals’ Gunnedah Basin CBM project in New South Wales (NSW) has been “severely constrained” over the past few months because of “misinformation” about CBM exploration and production, Carbon Minerals said in a notice to the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) on Wednesday.

18 April 2012
Projects

Bolivia reaches deal for giant Azero field

Bolivia has agreed contract terms with the local subsidiaries of France’s Total and Russia’s Gazprom for the giant Azero gas block in the country’s Chaco region, the president of Bolivia’s state-controlled oil company YPFB has told Interfax

18 April 2012
Discoveries & Reserves

Jilin gas output up 52% in first two months of year

Jilin Province’s gas output in January and February surged by 51.7% from a year earlier to 349 million cubic metres (MMcm), the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) announced on Tuesday.

18 April 2012
Discoveries & Reserves

BHP’s new gas find may boost outlook for tricky Scarborough project

BHP Billiton has discovered more gas in the offshore Carnarvon Basin – a discovery that some say could support the company’s efforts to develop the remote Thebe and Scarborough reserves.

18 April 2012
Licensing Rounds

Peru’s bidding round 'definite' for late 2012

The round, which was originally scheduled for last year, will be launched after the government consults indigenous people.

18 April 2012
Projects

Baghdad maintains hard line on KRG oil and gas contracts

Baghdad has not softened its stance towards the oil contract ExxonMobil signed with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), contrary to reports in the media last week, Asri Mousa, a former senior official from the Ministry of Oil, told Interfax on Tuesday.

18 April 2012
Projects

What’s in store for Iraq’s gas sector?

Asri Mousa, a former senior official at the Iraqi Ministry of Oil, talks to Interfax about the long-term gas potential in Iraq.

18 April 2012
Projects

Danish gas imports expected to soar

As an early test case of the benefits and pitfalls of relying on North Sea oil and gas reserves, Denmark is showing mixed results.

17 April 2012
Projects

Ugandan government to build two production hubs

The Ugandan government will build two production hubs in the Lake Albert region to supply a new refinery in the Burseruka Hoima district, the New Vision newspaper reported on Sunday.

17 April 2012

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