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Exploration and production firm Oyster Petroleum has agreed to acquire a...
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Tubular Bells field now operational
Energy firms Hess and Chevron USA have commenced production at the Tubular Bells field, in the Mississippi Canyon area of the US Gulf of Mexico. Hess operates the Tubular field with...
Eni partners Sonangol for Angola projects
Eni and Sonangol have signed an agreement to jointly develop oil and gas projects offshore Angola.The firms will establish a team to study the potential of the non-associated gas...
Cairn and partners complete SNE-1 well drilling programme
Cairn Energy and its joint venture partners have completed operations on the SNE-1 well, offshore Senegal.The well, which is about 100km offshore in the Sangomar Offshore block,...
SeaBird secures $176-million LOA from TGS for 2D surveys in Mexico and US
SeaBird Exploration has secured a letter of award, worth about $176 million, from TGS-NOPEC Geophysical (TGS) to undertake 2D seismic surveys in Mexico and the US Atlantic.
Saudi Aramco's oil resources to grow to 900 billion barrels by 2025
Saudi Aramco expects to have 900 billion barrels of oil resources by 2025, up from the current 790 billion barrels, a company executive has said.
Petrofac wins ultra-deepwater contract in Nova Scotia
Petrofac has been awarded a contract to work with the government of Nova Scotia to help identify the best way forward to exploit its ultra-deepwater oil potential.
TGS to survey Great Australian Bight in 3D
TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company (TGS) will embark upon its largest ever 3D survey in the Asia-Pacific area in 2014/2015. Nerites Season 2 will encompass 13,000 km2 in the Great...
Myanmar awards 20 offshore exploration tenders
Myanmar has awarded tenders to explore for oil and gas in its 20 offshore blocks to international energy companies including Royal Dutch Shell, ConocoPhillips and Total SA.
Petrobras announces seventh Prorefam round
Petrobras president Maria das Graças Silva Foster and the director of exploration and production José Formigli have announced the start of the seventh round of the fleet renewal plan...
New Petrobras well comes on-stream in Sapinhoá field
Petrobras has announced that well 9-SPS-77 in the pre-salt Sapinhoá Field in the Santos Basin came on-stream on 18 February.
Reliance and partners discover gas at KG D6 block
India-based Reliance Industries, along with its partners BP and Niko Resources, has discovered gas and condensate during the drilling of the KG D6-MJ1 well on the KG D6 block, located...
CNOOC to explore Arctic with Eykon Energy
China National Offshore Oil (CNOOC) has teamed up with Eykon Energy to apply for a licence to explore and produce oil and gas in Arctic waters offshore Iceland.
Chevron makes gas discovery in Satyr-4 exploration well
Chevron Australia, a subsidiary of Chevron Corporation, has discovered around 67m of net gas pay in the Satyr-4 exploration discovery well.
ODYE acquires exploration blocks offshore Sierra Leone
ODYE and its partners, Chevron and Noble Energy, have received participating interest in two offshore, deepwater exploration blocks from the Sierra Leone Government.
Statoil confirms oil discovery in Peregrino field, offshore Brazil
Statoil and its partner Sinochem have completed the drilling of appraisal well 3-STAT-8-RJS located at the Peregrino field, 85km offshore of Brazil.