www.upstreamonline.com http://www.upstreamonline.com/ www.upstreamonline.com Interoil offloads Peru blocks http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1382238/Interoil-offloads-Peru-blocks Norway’s Interoil Exploration & Production has agreed to transfer ownership in its two Peruvian onshore blocks to United Oilfield Inc. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1382238/Interoil-offloads-Peru-blocks Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:22:35 +0000 live Russia, Ukraine in gas pact http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1382166/Russia-Ukraine-in-gas-pact Russia and Ukraine have finally signed a deal to secure the resumption of gas deliveries to the former Soviet state, averting the risk of supply disruption to Europe during the critical winter months. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall), (News Wires) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1382166/Russia-Ukraine-in-gas-pact Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:18:02 +0000 live Bokhtar partners start seismic campaign http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1382163/Bokhtar-partners-start-seismic-campaign The partners in the Bokhtar production sharing contract in Tajikistan have kicked off a seismic programme as they look to firm up potential drilling locations. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1382163/Bokhtar-partners-start-seismic-campaign Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:52:40 +0000 live Triangle farms in to Surat permit http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1382161/Triangle-farms-in-to-Surat-permit Triangle Energy has entered into an agreement with fellow Australian company Goshawk E&P to farm into a block in Queenland's onshore Surat basin. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1382161/Triangle-farms-in-to-Surat-permit Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:49:24 +0000 live Origin in search of Vietnam partner http://www.upstreamonline.com/incoming/1382157/Origin-in-search-of-Vietnam-partner The partners in the Origin Energy-operated Block 121, off the coast of Vietnam, are in the hunt for a farm-in partner for the deep-water block. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/incoming/1382157/Origin-in-search-of-Vietnam-partner Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:02:45 +0000 ece_incoming ConocoPhillips gives up on Coronado http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1382137/ConocoPhillips-gives-up-on-Coronado US independent ConocoPhillips said it will not participate in any further exploration of the Coronado prospect in the deep-water US Gulf of Mexico after a disappointing appraisal. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1382137/ConocoPhillips-gives-up-on-Coronado Thu, 30 Oct 2014 22:38:54 +0000 live Oryx spuds Demir Dagh appraisal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1382127/Oryx-spuds-Demir-Dagh-appraisal Canada’s Oryx Petroleum has spudded the first of two more appraisal wells at its Demir Dagh oilfield in Iraqi Kurdistan after seeing mixed results with flow tests on two appraisal wells at the field. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1382127/Oryx-spuds-Demir-Dagh-appraisal Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:51:03 +0000 live Lundin launch at Lindarormen http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381918/Lundin-launch-at-Lindarormen Lundin Petroleum has launched drilling of a wildcat at its Lindarormen prospect in the Norwegian Sea. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381918/Lundin-launch-at-Lindarormen Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:34:49 +0000 live Statoil eyes Hansteen probe http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381915/Statoil-eyes-Hansteen-probe Statoil has applied to the authorities to drill a wildcat near its under-development Aasta Hansteen gas field in the Norwegian Sea as it pursues more resources to shore up the project’s economics. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381915/Statoil-eyes-Hansteen-probe Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:21:41 +0000 live Egdon hits dust at UK onshore well http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381912/Egdon-hits-dust-at-UK-onshore-well Egdon Resources has come up dry at its latest onshore UK conventional wildcat, the Burton on the Wolds-1 probe in Leicestershire. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381912/Egdon-hits-dust-at-UK-onshore-well Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:18:58 +0000 live EU 'guarantor' pledge for Ukraine gas http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381905/EU-guarantor-pledge-for-Ukraine-gas The European Union’s executive arm reportedly has agreed with Ukraine to act as guarantor for Russian gas supplies after talks to resolve the dispute had stalled on Moscow’s demand that Kiev guarantee payment for deliveries. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall), (News Wires) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381905/EU-guarantor-pledge-for-Ukraine-gas Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:55:46 +0000 live Cairn re-enters deep-water Senegal well http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381900/Cairn-re-enters-deep-water-Senegal-well Cairn Energy has re-entered a well off Senegal shortly after another probe off the West African country struck oil. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381900/Cairn-re-enters-deep-water-Senegal-well Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:58:42 +0000 live Gulf Marine Services nets Dutch charter http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381899/Gulf-Marine-Services-nets-Dutch-charter London-listed Gulf Marine Services has gained a two-year charter with two 12-month options for a self-elevating support vessel in the Dutch sector of the North Sea. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381899/Gulf-Marine-Services-nets-Dutch-charter Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:56:39 +0000 live Eni hits more Congo oil http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381892/Eni-hits-more-Congo-oil Italian giant Eni has made an oil discovery on the Minsala Marine prospect in the Marine XII Block, offshore Congo. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381892/Eni-hits-more-Congo-oil Thu, 30 Oct 2014 07:15:52 +0000 live Origin sees revenues slip http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381881/Origin-sees-revenues-slip Australia's Origin Energy posted a fall in revenue from its exploration and production business as output slipped. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381881/Origin-sees-revenues-slip Thu, 30 Oct 2014 01:02:36 +0000 live Yucatan North appraisal success http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381866/Yucatan-North-appraisal-success The first appraisal well at the Shell-operated Yucatan North field discovered oil as explorers continue to prove up reserves in the so-called Shenandoah mini-basin of the deep-water US Gulf of Mexico. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381866/Yucatan-North-appraisal-success Wed, 29 Oct 2014 18:22:29 +0000 live Naviera Integral orders Damen duo http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381838/Naviera-Integral-orders-Damen-duo Mexico’s Naviera Integral has signed orders for the first two Damen FCS 4008 series Sea Axe Fast crew supply vessels to use with its client Mexican state player Pemex. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381838/Naviera-Integral-orders-Damen-duo Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:43:59 +0000 live New Algerian round 'on radar' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381836/New-Algerian-round-on-radar Algeria is preparing to launch a new licensing round “within weeks” after seeing a lacklustre response from foreign bidders to its latest acreage tender, according to a report. (News Wires) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381836/New-Algerian-round-on-radar Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:41:10 +0000 live Shell calls time on Brent Alpha and Bravo http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381800/Shell-calls-time-on-Brent-Alpha-and-Bravo Shell will formally bring to an end more than 35 years of oil and gas production from the Brent Alpha and Bravo platforms in the UK northern North Sea on Saturday. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381800/Shell-calls-time-on-Brent-Alpha-and-Bravo Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:01:34 +0000 live Petronas extends with BW floater http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381781/Petronas-extends-with-BW-floater Petronas Carigali has firmed up one of its contract extension options for a BW Offshore floating production, storage and offloading unit working at a development off Mauritania. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381781/Petronas-extends-with-BW-floater Wed, 29 Oct 2014 08:20:07 +0000 live Senex spuds Cooper probe http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381775/Senex-spuds-Cooper-probe Brisbane-based Senex Energy has spudded an exploration well on PEL 110 in the South Australian Cooper basin. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381775/Senex-spuds-Cooper-probe Wed, 29 Oct 2014 06:00:54 +0000 live 3D Oil hires Polarcus Asima http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381770/3D-Oil-hires-Polarcus-Asima Melbourne-based 3D Oil has contracted the Polarcus Asima multi-streamer vessel to carry out a 3D seismic survey off the south-east coast of Australia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381770/3D-Oil-hires-Polarcus-Asima Wed, 29 Oct 2014 01:59:10 +0000 live Eni drops Heron stake http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381768/Eni-drops-Heron-stake Italian giant Eni will withdraw from the Heron area of NT/P68, while also electing not to increase its stake in the Blackwood area of the same permit, off the north coast of Australia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381768/Eni-drops-Heron-stake Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00:54:54 +0000 live American Energy buys Permian assets http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381767/American-Energy-buys-Permian-assets The Permian-focused subsidiary of Aubrey McClendon’s American Energy Partners has bought about 27,000 acres on the Midland side of the Permian basin for $726 million and announced plans for an initial public offering of shares in the next 12 months. Noah.Brenner@nhst.no (Noah Brenner) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381767/American-Energy-buys-Permian-assets Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00:22:51 +0000 live Noble readies Madison drill http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381761/Noble-readies-Madison-drill US independent Noble Energy said it has accelerated the time line for drilling its next operated deep-water Gulf of Mexico prospect and expects results early next year. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381761/Noble-readies-Madison-drill Tue, 28 Oct 2014 22:12:59 +0000 live Early win for Zoltav at Saratov fields http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381680/Early-win-for-Zoltav-at-Saratov-fields Russia and CIS-focused junior Zoltav Resources has reached full production capacity ahead of schedule at its Western Gas plant in Russia’s south-western Saratov region thanks to new output at its Karpenskoye and Zhdanovskoye fields. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381680/Early-win-for-Zoltav-at-Saratov-fields Tue, 28 Oct 2014 10:12:21 +0000 live Petrofac to study Nova Scotia deep http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381675/Petrofac-to-study-Nova-Scotia-deep Petrofac has been hired by the government of Nova Scotia to conduct a development study on exploiting the Canadian region’s ultra-deepwater oil potential. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381675/Petrofac-to-study-Nova-Scotia-deep Tue, 28 Oct 2014 09:20:11 +0000 live Lundin spuds North Sea probe http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381672/Lundin-spuds-North-Sea-probe Sweden's Lundin Petroleum has spudded an exploration well on PL625 in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381672/Lundin-spuds-North-Sea-probe Tue, 28 Oct 2014 08:15:12 +0000 live Cott to focus on Pandora http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381664/Cott-to-focus-on-Pandora Australian junior drops interest in PNG licence to give more attention to potential FLNG development Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381664/Cott-to-focus-on-Pandora Tue, 28 Oct 2014 06:29:38 +0000 live Empire gets Perth basin licences http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381650/Empire-gets-Perth-basin-licences Empire Oil & Gas has been granted production licences for the blocks which cover the Red Gully and Gin Gin West fields in Western Australia's onshore Perth basin. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381650/Empire-gets-Perth-basin-licences Tue, 28 Oct 2014 03:48:04 +0000 live Petrobras confirms oil at Libra probe http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381582/Petrobras-confirms-oil-at-Libra-probe Petrobras has confirmed the presence of oil at the first extension well on the giant Libra pre-salt field off Brazil. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381582/Petrobras-confirms-oil-at-Libra-probe Mon, 27 Oct 2014 14:20:49 +0000 live Leon pay day for Repsol http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381562/Leon-pay-day-for-Repsol Repsol has made a discovery of ”high-quality” oil with a wildcat drilled at its Leon prospect in the ultra-deepwater Gulf of Mexico. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381562/Leon-pay-day-for-Repsol Mon, 27 Oct 2014 13:19:06 +0000 live Eni hits gas at Merakes http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381541/Eni-hits-gas-at-Merakes Eni has made a major gas discovery with a wildcat drilled at the Merakes prospect off Indonesia. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381541/Eni-hits-gas-at-Merakes Mon, 27 Oct 2014 10:44:55 +0000 live Prosafe unit in towing incident http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381538/Prosafe-unit-in-towing-incident Personnel were evacuated from Prosafe accommodation unit Safe Bristolia when the flotel started drifting after a tow line attached to a pair of vessels snapped in rough weather off Norway, according to a report. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381538/Prosafe-unit-in-towing-incident Mon, 27 Oct 2014 10:09:43 +0000 live Lundin bites dust at Gobi-1 probe http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381529/Lundin-bites-dust-at-Gobi-1-probe Lundin Petroleum has failed to find hydrocarbons at the Gobi-1 exploration well on the Gurita production sharing contract off Indonesia. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381529/Lundin-bites-dust-at-Gobi-1-probe Mon, 27 Oct 2014 08:57:28 +0000 live Lundin spins Malaysian bit http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381527/Lundin-spins-Malaysian-bit Swedish independent Lundin Petroleum has started drilling on an exploration well off the coast of Sabah, Malaysia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381527/Lundin-spins-Malaysian-bit Mon, 27 Oct 2014 08:23:43 +0000 live Ophir nets Indonesia acreage http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381526/Ophir-nets-Indonesia-acreage Ophir Energy has made its debut splash in Indonesia after hatching a series of farm-in deals with Niko Resources. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381526/Ophir-nets-Indonesia-acreage Mon, 27 Oct 2014 08:16:53 +0000 live Pair drill new Black Sea wildcat http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381525/Pair-drill-new-Black-Sea-wildcat A joint venture of ExxonMobil and OMV Petrom has kicked off drilling of a third deep-water wildcat at their Neptun block in the Black Sea off Romania. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381525/Pair-drill-new-Black-Sea-wildcat Mon, 27 Oct 2014 08:11:17 +0000 live Jacka firms up Ruhuhu potential http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381494/Jacka-firms-up-Ruhuhu-potential Australia's Jacka Resources has shored up the resources at its Ruhuhu exploration project in south-west Tanzania. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381494/Jacka-firms-up-Ruhuhu-potential Mon, 27 Oct 2014 03:41:15 +0000 live Sino Gas cheers Linxing flows http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381467/Sino-Gas-cheers-Linxing-flows Australia-listed Sino Gas & Energy has flowed gas from the second horizontal well to be drilled on the Linxing production sharing contract in China's Shanxi province. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381467/Sino-Gas-cheers-Linxing-flows Mon, 27 Oct 2014 01:15:48 +0000 live Nido halts trading ahead of Gobi-1 results http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381468/Nido-halts-trading-ahead-of-Gobi-1-results Australia's Nido Petroleum has halted the trading of its shares ahead of the results of the Gobi-1 exploration well which is being drilled on the Gurita production sharing contract, off Indonesia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381468/Nido-halts-trading-ahead-of-Gobi-1-results Mon, 27 Oct 2014 01:03:12 +0000 live Spain fights Canaries referendum http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381431/Spain-fights-Canaries-referendum Madrid government appeals against planned vote on Repsol’s impending offshore drilling plans Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381431/Spain-fights-Canaries-referendum Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:59:54 +0000 live WoodMac: ‘US energy independent by 2025' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381386/WoodMac-‘US-energy-independent-by-2025 The US is on course to be energy independent by 2025 and could be producing more than 13 million barrels of oil per day five years after that if the right technologies are applied, according to a report from Wood Mackenzie. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381386/WoodMac-‘US-energy-independent-by-2025 Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:58:33 +0000 live Ross Offshore lands Norway transport contract http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381353/Ross-Offshore-lands-Norway-transport-contract Exploration duo Lundin Petroleum and Det Norske has hired Ross Offshore for a collaborative transport project off Norway. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381353/Ross-Offshore-lands-Norway-transport-contract Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:48:58 +0000 live Statoil bags new Oz award http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381336/Statoil-bags-new-Oz-award Statoil is expanding its footprint in Australia after being awarded operatorship of a large exploration permit in the prolific Carnarvon basin on the country’s North West Shelf. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381336/Statoil-bags-new-Oz-award Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:37:44 +0000 live CNOOC 'eyes Barents seismic' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381334/CNOOC-eyes-Barents-seismic China National Offshore Oil Corporation(CNOOC) is reportedly looking to acquire seismic data acquired across frontier Arctic acreage to be offered in Norway’s upcoming 23rd licensing round. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381334/CNOOC-eyes-Barents-seismic Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:27:46 +0000 live Sechin: ‘Rosneft to press ahead in Arctic’ http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381333/Sechin-‘Rosneft-to-press-ahead-in-Arctic’ Rosneft chairman Igor Sechin has insisted the Russian oil giant will not quit its Arctic drilling operations despite sanctions from Western powers putting pressure on relationships with exploration partners, according to a report. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381333/Sechin-‘Rosneft-to-press-ahead-in-Arctic’ Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:23:29 +0000 live Impact nets offshore Africa block http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381205/Impact-nets-offshore-Africa-block UK junior Impact Oil & Gas has won another block off West Africa, this time scooping acreage in the Senegal/Guinea-Bissau Joint Development Zone. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381205/Impact-nets-offshore-Africa-block Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:39:43 +0000 live UK's Horse Hill-1 hits oil http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381204/UKs-Horse-Hill-1-hits-oil An Angus Energy-led venture has hit an oil accumulation at its Horse Hill-1 well in the UK’s onshore Weald basin. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381204/UKs-Horse-Hill-1-hits-oil Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:21:13 +0000 live Ophir adds to Gabon acreage http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381203/Ophir-adds-to-Gabon-acreage Africa-focused Ophir Energy has extended its acreage position offshore Gabon, signing exploration and production sharing contracts for two more blocks in the area. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381203/Ophir-adds-to-Gabon-acreage Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:55:11 +0000 live Karoon nearing Santos spud http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381196/Karoon-nearing-Santos-spud Karoon Gas Australia is closing in on the spudding of an appraisal well on the Kangaroo discovery, off Brazil, following the handover of the drilling rig. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381196/Karoon-nearing-Santos-spud Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:04:58 +0000 live Llog makes new US Gulf discovery http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381172/Llog-makes-new-US-Gulf-discovery Privately held Llog Exploration has made another discovery at its Animal House-themed cluster of fields that will tie back to the Delta House semi-submersible production facility, which has been successfully installed in the deep-water Gulf of Mexico. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381172/Llog-makes-new-US-Gulf-discovery Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:33:50 +0000 live Chevron, BP in US deep-water oil find http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381096/Chevron-BP-in-US-deep-water-oil-find Chevron and block partner BP have unearthed a "significant" amount of net oil pay at their latest wildcat in the US Gulf of Mexico. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381096/Chevron-BP-in-US-deep-water-oil-find Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:09:33 +0000 live Baron eyes Peru deep well http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381034/Baron-eyes-Peru-deep-well UK-listed minnow Baron Oil has gained approval to enter the drilling phase of its offshore acreage in Peru as well as extra time to secure a deep-water drillship to explore the block. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381034/Baron-eyes-Peru-deep-well Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:38:42 +0000 live Chariot drops Namibia blocks http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381019/Chariot-drops-Namibia-blocks London-listed Chariot Oil & Gas intends to drop its 100% interest in Northern Blocks 1811A&B, off the coast of Namibia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381019/Chariot-drops-Namibia-blocks Thu, 23 Oct 2014 07:24:02 +0000 live Tullow intersects in Kenya http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381017/Tullow-intersects-in-Kenya London-listed Tullow Oil has wrapped up a series of exploration and appraisal activities at its onshore blocks 10BB and 13T in Kenya, confirming the potential of the Kerio basin. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381017/Tullow-intersects-in-Kenya Thu, 23 Oct 2014 07:10:59 +0000 live GDF, BP find new North Sea field http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381015/GDF-BP-find-new-North-Sea-field GDF Suez E&P UK and BP have made a new oil and gas discovery in the UK central North Sea, delivering a welcome boost to the country’s flagging exploration scene. (Rob Watts) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381015/GDF-BP-find-new-North-Sea-field Thu, 23 Oct 2014 06:37:21 +0000 live Santos in Cooper basin farm-in http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381005/Santos-in-Cooper-basin-farm-in Australian operator Santos has agreed a A$39.2 million (US$34.4 million) deal to gain a majority of New Standard Energy's stake in PEL 570, in South Australia's Cooper basin. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381005/Santos-in-Cooper-basin-farm-in Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:31:31 +0000 live Europa gains Kiln Lane planning nod http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380968/Europa-gains-Kiln-Lane-planning-nod Europa Oil & Gas has gained approval from the local council for its next conventional exploration probe onshore England’s East Midlands. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380968/Europa-gains-Kiln-Lane-planning-nod Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:42:46 +0000 live Shell confirms Gabon find http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380908/Shell-confirms-Gabon-find Shell has confirmed it made a "substantial" deep-water gas discovery at a frontier well off Gabon. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380908/Shell-confirms-Gabon-find Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:11:19 +0000 live Amerisur, Talisman in Colombian JV http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380904/Amerisur-Talisman-in-Colombian-JV London-listed Amerisur Resources is closing in on a 50% stake in the Talisman Energy operated Put-30 exploration contract in Colombia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380904/Amerisur-Talisman-in-Colombian-JV Wed, 22 Oct 2014 06:59:47 +0000 live InterOil strikes in PNG http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380901/InterOil-strikes-in-PNG Canada’s InterOil has hit hydrocarbons at the Raptor-1 well in PPL475 as part of its US$300 million drilling programme in Papua New Guinea. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380901/InterOil-strikes-in-PNG Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:46:14 +0000 live Pryme targets Permian play with third well http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380896/Pryme-targets-Permian-play-with-third-well Australia-listed Pryme Energy has spudded the third well in its current drilling campaign on the Capitola oil project, onshore Texas. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380896/Pryme-targets-Permian-play-with-third-well Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:36:39 +0000 live Keg River flows for Northern Petroleum http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380809/Keg-River-flows-for-Northern-Petroleum London-listed Northern Petroleum’s shares jumped by more than 15% after the explorer announced results from a trio of wells at its Keg River light oil redevelopment in Canada. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380809/Keg-River-flows-for-Northern-Petroleum Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:34:48 +0000 live Oz shoot in Polarcus sights http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380801/Oz-shoot-in-Polarcus-sights Oslo-listed seismic contractor Polarcus is set to launch a new multi-client 3D survey off Australia aimed at identifying further prospectivity near Apache’s recent Phoenix South oil discovery. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380801/Oz-shoot-in-Polarcus-sights Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:05:20 +0000 live Record bids in Danish round http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380795/Record-bids-in-Danish-round Denmark has received a record number of applications for licences on offer in its latest offshore acreage round, with big-hitters Shell, Hess, Wintershall and local player Maersk Oil among the bidders. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380795/Record-bids-in-Danish-round Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:31:36 +0000 live JKX sees gas signs with deep Ukraine well http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380794/JKX-sees-gas-signs-with-deep-Ukraine-well London-listed JKX has uncovered 167 metres of gross pay in eight horizons with its first deep sandstone appraisal well on the Elizavetovskoye field in western Ukraine. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380794/JKX-sees-gas-signs-with-deep-Ukraine-well Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:24:09 +0000 live Statoil on D money http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380785/Statoil-on-D-money Statoil has come up trumps with an appraisal well drilled at the so-called D structure that has proven more resources in the vicinity of its Grane field off Norway. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380785/Statoil-on-D-money Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:06:57 +0000 live Egdon spuds in the UK http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380783/Egdon-spuds-in-the-UK London-listed Egdon Resources has spudded the Burton on the Wolds-1 conventional well on the PEDL201 licence in Leicestershire, onshore the UK. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380783/Egdon-spuds-in-the-UK Tue, 21 Oct 2014 06:43:37 +0000 live Lakes adds Gippsland permits http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380778/Lakes-adds-Gippsland-permits Australia’s Lakes Oil has nabbed two offshore permits in the Gippsland basin off Victoria. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380778/Lakes-adds-Gippsland-permits Tue, 21 Oct 2014 01:46:56 +0000 live Cue increases Indonesian stake http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380776/Cue-increases-Indonesian-stake Australia's Cue Energy Resources has reached a deal with PetroChina-owned Singapore Petroleum Company (SPC) to gain a 100% interest in the Mahakam Hilir production sharing contract, onshore Indonesia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380776/Cue-increases-Indonesian-stake Tue, 21 Oct 2014 01:39:07 +0000 live Ireland 'seeing interest for licensing round' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380736/Ireland-seeing-interest-for-licensing-round The oil & gas industry is “expressing a positive interest” to Irish authorities in the country’s latest offshore licensing round, a conference in Dublin has heard. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380736/Ireland-seeing-interest-for-licensing-round Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:15:27 +0000 live Bouhajla duster in Tunisia http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380678/Bouhajla-duster-in-Tunisia Calgary-based explorer Africa Hydrocarbons has come up dry after carrying out the recompletion of an earlier exploration well drilled on its Bouhajla permit onshore Tunisia. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380678/Bouhajla-duster-in-Tunisia Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:25:03 +0000 live Serinus lines up rig for Romania wells http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380637/Serinus-lines-up-rig-for-Romania-wells Canada’s Serinus Energy has contracted a rig for a two-well exploration programme onshore north-west Romania that is due to start next month. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380637/Serinus-lines-up-rig-for-Romania-wells Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:24:59 +0000 live Leni strikes more oil at Goudron http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380638/Leni-strikes-more-oil-at-Goudron Sixth of planned 30 development wells throws up more net oil ahead of intersecting primary target Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380638/Leni-strikes-more-oil-at-Goudron Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:22:28 +0000 live Kiev and Russia 'agree gas price' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380635/Kiev-and-Russia-agree-gas-price The Kiev and Moscow governments are reported to be close to reaching a deal to restore Russian gas supplies to Ukraine, and avert the risk of supply disruption for Europe, after agreeing on a price for the gas. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380635/Kiev-and-Russia-agree-gas-price Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:12:43 +0000 live Promising signs for Genel off Morocco http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380620/Promising-signs-for-Genel-off-Morocco London-listed company Genel Energy has hit oil while drilling a well on the Sidi Moussa Block off the coast of Morocco. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380620/Promising-signs-for-Genel-off-Morocco Mon, 20 Oct 2014 07:01:28 +0000 live President confirms Paraguayan oil http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380619/President-confirms-Paraguayan-oil London-listed President Energy has made an oil discovery at its Lapacho well in the Pirity concession onshore Paraguay, the first of its kind in the area. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380619/President-confirms-Paraguayan-oil Mon, 20 Oct 2014 06:55:42 +0000 live Tamar partners in gas supply talks http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380617/Tamar-partners-in-gas-supply-talks The partners at Israel's offshore Tamar gas field have signed a letter of intent to export gas from the project to Egypt. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380617/Tamar-partners-in-gas-supply-talks Mon, 20 Oct 2014 04:29:45 +0000 live Khafji output halted http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380616/Khafji-output-halted Crude production from the Khafji oilfield, jointly run by Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, has been shut down temporarily to comply with environmental regulations, according to reports. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380616/Khafji-output-halted Mon, 20 Oct 2014 03:37:55 +0000 live Senex strikes out in Cooper http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380612/Senex-strikes-out-in-Cooper Australia-listed Senex Energy has come up dry at its Bagheera East-1 exploration well in PEL 514 in the South Australian Cooper basin. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380612/Senex-strikes-out-in-Cooper Mon, 20 Oct 2014 01:26:37 +0000 live Far raises Senegal funds http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380611/Far-raises-Senegal-funds Australia-listed Far has strengthened its cash position through a capital raising which will help fund its drilling off Senegal. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380611/Far-raises-Senegal-funds Mon, 20 Oct 2014 01:14:19 +0000 live Tanzania 'closing in on awards' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380580/Tanzania-closing-in-on-awards Tanzania is reported to be in the final stages of evaluating bids for offshore blocks offered in its latest deep-water licensing round, with the winners set to be named before year-end. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall), (News Wires) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380580/Tanzania-closing-in-on-awards Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:39:24 +0000 live US Gulf action for Pacific drillship http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380563/US-Gulf-action-for-Pacific-drillship Newbuild ultra-deepwater drillship Pacific Sharav has arrived in the Gulf of Mexico to start work for Chevron under a contract with Pacific Drilling. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380563/US-Gulf-action-for-Pacific-drillship Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:37:22 +0000 live BP confirms Rhum re-start under way http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380528/BP-confirms-Rhum-re-start-under-way Gas from the Rhum field in the UK North Sea is due to start flowing at about midnight after BP confirmed on Friday it was in the final stages of work to re-start the project, co-owned with Iranian Oil Company (IOC). Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380528/BP-confirms-Rhum-re-start-under-way Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:25:32 +0000 live Madagascar plans bid round ‘next year’ http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380561/Madagascar-plans-bid-round-‘next-year’ Madagascar hopes to launch a new licensing round next year that could see up to 50 offshore blocks go up for grabs, according to a report. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380561/Madagascar-plans-bid-round-‘next-year’ Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:23:35 +0000 live Questerre hit by Montney well leak http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380541/Questerre-hit-by-Montney-well-leak Calgary-based Questerre Energy has suffered a leak during a hydraulic fracturing operation at a well drilled on its Kakwa North acreage in Canada’s Montney shale play. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380541/Questerre-hit-by-Montney-well-leak Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:18:52 +0000 live Pemex, Pacific Rubiales ink Mexico MoU http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380540/Pemex-Pacific-Rubiales-ink-Mexico-MoU Pemex and Latin America-focused player Pacific Rubiales Energy have signed a deal to co-operate on upstream projects in Mexico. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380540/Pemex-Pacific-Rubiales-ink-Mexico-MoU Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:15:37 +0000 live Lundin bites dust at Vollgrav South http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380516/Lundin-bites-dust-at-Vollgrav-South Swedish explorer Lundin Petroleum has come up dry with a wildcat drilled at the Vollgrav South prospect in the mature North Sea off Norway. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380516/Lundin-bites-dust-at-Vollgrav-South Fri, 17 Oct 2014 07:05:40 +0000 live Vaalco launches six-well drive off Gabon http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380491/Vaalco-launches-six-well-drive-off-Gabon US independent Vaalco Energy has launched a new six-well development drilling campaign at the Etame Marin block off Gabon. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380491/Vaalco-launches-six-well-drive-off-Gabon Thu, 16 Oct 2014 23:01:35 +0000 live Cooper seismic shoot kicks off http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380489/Cooper-seismic-shoot-kicks-off A 3D seismic shoot has commenced in the Walvis basin off Namibia, the results of which could catapult London-based Tullow Oil into operatorship of the Cooper block. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380489/Cooper-seismic-shoot-kicks-off Thu, 16 Oct 2014 22:50:24 +0000 live BOEM lines up Central US Gulf sale http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380472/BOEM-lines-up-Central-US-Gulf-sale The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has announced plans for the next US Gulf of Mexico lease sale, which will offer up blocks in the central part of the oil-rich region. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380472/BOEM-lines-up-Central-US-Gulf-sale Thu, 16 Oct 2014 16:41:50 +0000 live Oryx nets African offshore block http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380437/Oryx-nets-African-offshore-block Oryx Petroleum has landed operatorship of an offshore block in the joint development area between Senegal and Guinea-Bissau. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380437/Oryx-nets-African-offshore-block Thu, 16 Oct 2014 13:17:53 +0000 live Transocean rig 'in Norway exit' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380428/Transocean-rig-in-Norway-exit Another rig is reported to be leaving Norwegian waters amid drilling cutbacks by state-owned Statoil and other operators that have hit dayrates. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380428/Transocean-rig-in-Norway-exit Thu, 16 Oct 2014 11:52:05 +0000 live Lundin hits Alta high note http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380293/Lundin-hits-Alta-high-note Lundin Petroleum’s landmark Alta oil discovery in the Barents Sea has boosted prospects for a commercial field development in the area, possibly in combination with Statoil’s languishing Johan Castberg find to the north, according to the boss of the Swedish independent. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380293/Lundin-hits-Alta-high-note Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:27:16 +0000 live RH Petrogas eyes Fuyu 1 flows http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380281/RH-Petrogas-eyes-Fuyu-1-flows Singaporean player Petrogas has been given approval to press ahead with production and development of a field in China where more than 1000 wells could be drilled. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380281/RH-Petrogas-eyes-Fuyu-1-flows Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:12:06 +0000 live Soco hits Congo oil http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380254/Soco-hits-Congo-oil London-based Soco International has hit oil in an exploration well on the Marine XI block, off the coast of Congo-Brazzaville. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380254/Soco-hits-Congo-oil Thu, 16 Oct 2014 06:45:19 +0000 live Karoon to size up Santos http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380253/Karoon-to-size-up-Santos Australia-listed Karoon Gas is preparing to kick off a drilling campaign at the Kangaroo oilfield in Brazil's offshore Santos basin. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380253/Karoon-to-size-up-Santos Thu, 16 Oct 2014 06:24:37 +0000 live Japex increases North Sea stakes http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380249/Japex-increases-North-Sea-stakes Japan Petroleum Exploration (Japex) said it has boosted its interest in two offshore exploration permits in the UK North Sea where a pair of exploration wells are due to be drilled. (Russell Searancke) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380249/Japex-increases-North-Sea-stakes Thu, 16 Oct 2014 02:20:14 +0000 live Bass Strait given more time off Victoria http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380248/Bass-Strait-given-more-time-off-Victoria Bass Strait Oil has been given more time to carry out its current obligations under the current work programme for the Vic/P41 permit in Australia's Gippsland basin, off the coast of Victoria. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380248/Bass-Strait-given-more-time-off-Victoria Thu, 16 Oct 2014 02:11:08 +0000 live