www.upstreamonline.com http://www.upstreamonline.com/ www.upstreamonline.com Quadrant closing in on Levitt-1 spud http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404792/quadrant-closing-in-on-levitt-1-spud Quadrant Energy is expected to spud the Levitt-1 exploration well in Western Australia's offshore Carnarvon basin within days. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404792/quadrant-closing-in-on-levitt-1-spud Wed, 01 Jul 2015 02:53:27 +0000 live Shell faces Arctic setback http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404778/shell-faces-arctic-setback Anglo-Dutch supermajor Shell will not be able to drill two wells simultaneously in the Arctic, under a new ruling from US officials. caroline.evans@upstreamonline.com (Caroline Evans) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404778/shell-faces-arctic-setback Tue, 30 Jun 2015 21:20:58 +0000 live Gastar smiles at Utica dry gas gusher http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404756/gastar-smiles-at-utica-dry-gas-gusher Houston-based Gastar Exploration has unveiled solid results from its second dry gas Utica/Point Pleasant well, continuing a trend of strong production records from the eastern part of the shale play. caroline.evans@upstreamonline.com (Caroline Evans) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404756/gastar-smiles-at-utica-dry-gas-gusher Tue, 30 Jun 2015 16:46:46 +0000 live Exploration well count seen falling 20% http://www.upstreamonline.com/incoming/1404736/exploration-well-count-seen-falling-20-percent The exploration well count this year is expected to fall by about 20%, with small- and mid-cap exploration and production players taking the largest cuts, according to an analyst research report. (Anamaria Deduleasa) http://www.upstreamonline.com/incoming/1404736/exploration-well-count-seen-falling-20-percent Tue, 30 Jun 2015 12:21:24 +0000 ece_incoming CNOOC Ltd starts Bozhong flows http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404705/cnooc-ltd-starts-bozhong-flows China’s CNOOC Ltd has begun flows from another of its oilfield developments in Bohai Bay. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404705/cnooc-ltd-starts-bozhong-flows Tue, 30 Jun 2015 09:21:14 +0000 live Northcote drills at Shoats Creek http://www.upstreamonline.com/incoming/1404700/northcote-drills-at-shoats-creek Northcote Energy has commenced drilling operations at the Lutcher Moore 20 well on the Shoats Creek project in Louisiana, the London-listed player said on Tuesday. (Anamaria Deduleasa) http://www.upstreamonline.com/incoming/1404700/northcote-drills-at-shoats-creek Tue, 30 Jun 2015 08:58:57 +0000 ece_incoming Imperial Oil defers Arctic plans http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404652/imperial-oil-defers-arctic-plans Imperial Oil is deferring plans for its offshore leases in the Canadian Beaufort Sea to allow more time to study the area and find a way to safety drill in the harsh Arctic waters. caroline.evans@upstreamonline.com (Caroline Evans) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404652/imperial-oil-defers-arctic-plans Mon, 29 Jun 2015 21:50:40 +0000 live Tourmaline in Mapan move http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404585/tourmaline-in-mapan-move Canadian player Tourmaline Oil is upping its acreage in a core domestic play through the acquisition of compatriot Mapan Energy. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404585/tourmaline-in-mapan-move Mon, 29 Jun 2015 12:51:59 +0000 live Salander nod for E.ON http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404587/salander-nod-for-eon E.ON E&P has gained a permit from the authorities to drill a wildcat at the Salander prospect in the Norwegian Sea. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404587/salander-nod-for-eon Mon, 29 Jun 2015 12:46:52 +0000 live Husky in South White Rose start-up http://www.upstreamonline.com/incoming/1404581/husky-in-south-white-rose-start-up Husky Energy has started production from the South White Rose project in the Jeanne d'Arc basin offNewfoundland & Labrador, Canada. (Anamaria Deduleasa) http://www.upstreamonline.com/incoming/1404581/husky-in-south-white-rose-start-up Mon, 29 Jun 2015 12:22:50 +0000 ece_incoming Amerisur in Petro Dorado SA buy http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404578/amerisur-in-petro-dorado-sa-buy More Colombian acreage for London-listed explorer with $6 million company acquisition Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404578/amerisur-in-petro-dorado-sa-buy Mon, 29 Jun 2015 10:49:28 +0000 live Bjaaland safety slap for OMV http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404574/bjaaland-safety-slap-for-omv OMV failed to assess the risk of a rig collision with icebergs in carrying out drilling work in the Barents Sea and largely omitted to calibrate metocean data in line with local conditions in the Arctic play, according to Norway’s safety agency. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404574/bjaaland-safety-slap-for-omv Mon, 29 Jun 2015 09:47:05 +0000 live Oilex starts Cambay gas sales http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404563/oilex-starts-cambay-gas-sales Australian independent Oilex has started gas sales from the Cambay-73 well in India's onshore Gujarat basin. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404563/oilex-starts-cambay-gas-sales Mon, 29 Jun 2015 06:55:29 +0000 live Eni, KMG finalise Isatay agreement http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404561/eni-kmg-finalise-isatay-agreement Eni has finalised an agreement with Kazakhstan company KazMunaiGaz (KMG) to explore the Isatay block in the Caspian Sea off Kazakhstan. russell.searancke@upstreamonline.com (Russell Searancke) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404561/eni-kmg-finalise-isatay-agreement Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:43:19 +0000 live AWE spuds Waitsia probe http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404556/awe-spuds-waitsia-probe Sydney-based AWE has spudded an appraisal well on the Waitsia field in Western Australia's onshore Perth basin. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404556/awe-spuds-waitsia-probe Mon, 29 Jun 2015 04:01:40 +0000 live US rig count climbs by two http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404497/us-rig-count-climbs-by-two The number of rigs working in the US grew by two this week to total 859, according to Baker Hughes' weekly tally. caroline.evans@upstreamonline.com (Caroline Evans) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404497/us-rig-count-climbs-by-two Fri, 26 Jun 2015 17:50:53 +0000 live China in 'rig shift' nearer Vietnam http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404461/china-in-rig-shift-nearer-vietnam China has moved an oil rig at the centre of last year's violent dispute with Vietnam closer to the latter country’s coast in the disputed South China Sea, just weeks ahead of the first visit by a chief of Vietnam's Communist Party to Washington. (News Wires) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404461/china-in-rig-shift-nearer-vietnam Fri, 26 Jun 2015 10:36:51 +0000 live Circle in Morocco gas strike http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404452/circle-in-morocco-gas-strike London-listed explorer Circle Oil has found gas with the first well drilled on its Lalla Mimouna permit onshore Morocco. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404452/circle-in-morocco-gas-strike Fri, 26 Jun 2015 07:09:30 +0000 live Apache snags more Suriname acreage http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404405/apache-snags-more-suriname-acreage US independent Apache has signed a 30-year production and sharing agreement with Staatsolie to develop a block offshore Suriname. caroline.evans@upstreamonline.com (Caroline Evans) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404405/apache-snags-more-suriname-acreage Thu, 25 Jun 2015 17:15:16 +0000 live Norway strike averted http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404331/norway-strike-averted Last-minute pay deal reached in state-led arbitration talks as contractors concede to wage rise Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404331/norway-strike-averted Thu, 25 Jun 2015 08:32:58 +0000 live Roxi gets BNG extension http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404319/roxi-gets-bng-extension Roxi Petroleum has been granted a three-year renewal to the licence covering the BNG contract area in western Kazakhstan. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404319/roxi-gets-bng-extension Thu, 25 Jun 2015 07:19:59 +0000 live Suncor strikes out at Niobe probe http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404318/suncor-strikes-out-at-niobe-probe Suncor Energy has failed to find anything substantial at its latest wildcat in the UK North Sea, according to a drilling partner. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404318/suncor-strikes-out-at-niobe-probe Thu, 25 Jun 2015 07:06:16 +0000 live Ecopetrol fighting to contain oil spill http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404307/ecopetrol-fighting-to-contain-oil-spill State-run Ecopetrol is working to contain oil spilled into a Colombian river as a result of an earlier pipeline attack, before it hits the ocean. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404307/ecopetrol-fighting-to-contain-oil-spill Thu, 25 Jun 2015 03:44:04 +0000 live Quadrant abandons Canning well http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404304/quadrant-abandons-canning-well Quadrant Energy is to plug and abandon its Olympic-1 well on EP 473 in Western Australia's onshore Canning basin following disappointing results. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404304/quadrant-abandons-canning-well Thu, 25 Jun 2015 01:20:14 +0000 live Gran Tierra ups 2015 capex http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404303/gran-tierra-ups-2015-capex South America-focused producer Gran Tierra has increased its capital budget for the year by 32% and plans to redouble its efforts on exploration in Colombia. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404303/gran-tierra-ups-2015-capex Wed, 24 Jun 2015 23:10:45 +0000 live Statoil axes COSL Pioneer deal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404106/statoil-axes-cosl-pioneer-deal Statoil has axed its charter of a COSL Drilling Europe semi-submersible rig after previously suspending the contract. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404106/statoil-axes-cosl-pioneer-deal Wed, 24 Jun 2015 11:51:38 +0000 live PetroQuest starts Thunder Bayou flows http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404098/petroquest-starts-thunder-bayou-flows US independent PetroQuest Energy is ready to ramp up production at a domestic onshore discovery after starting first gas. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404098/petroquest-starts-thunder-bayou-flows Wed, 24 Jun 2015 11:32:33 +0000 live Talks start to avert Norway strike http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404090/talks-start-to-avert-norway-strike Crunch arbitration talks started on Wednesday with the aim of averting a strike off Norway that could hit rig contractors already struggling with a drilling slump, as well as a pair of floating production, storage and offloading vessels. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404090/talks-start-to-avert-norway-strike Wed, 24 Jun 2015 09:56:57 +0000 live OGPar to cease output at Tubarao Azul http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404077/ogpar-to-cease-output-at-tubarao-azul Brazilian independent OGPar plans to cease production at the Tubarao Azul field in the Campos basin in August, finally shutting down a shallow-water development that was once promised to be the source of richness for the company founded by former billionaire Eike Batista. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404077/ogpar-to-cease-output-at-tubarao-azul Wed, 24 Jun 2015 09:34:58 +0000 live Edvard Grieg appraisal kicks off http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404075/edvard-grieg-appraisal-kicks-off Lundin Petroleum has started drilling of an appraisal well off Norway that aims to tap upside resource potential at its under-development Edvard Grieg field. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404075/edvard-grieg-appraisal-kicks-off Wed, 24 Jun 2015 09:18:13 +0000 live VNG sinks drillbit at Boomerang http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404060/vng-sinks-drillbit-at-boomerang VNG has spudded a keenly-watched wildcat at the Boomerang prospect in the Norwegian Sea in the first of a two-well effort targeting additional resources in the vicinity of its Pil & Bue discoveries, according to partner Faroe Petroleum. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404060/vng-sinks-drillbit-at-boomerang Wed, 24 Jun 2015 08:09:43 +0000 live Suncor duster at Mermaid http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404047/suncor-duster-at-mermaid Probe at prospect off Norway comes up dry for Canadian explorer Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404047/suncor-duster-at-mermaid Wed, 24 Jun 2015 06:55:37 +0000 live Inpex hits oil at Japanese field http://www.upstreamonline.com/WPC/1404046/inpex-hits-oil-at-japanese-field Inpex has hit oil while carrying out exploration drilling at the Minami-Kuwayama oilfield in Japan's Niigata Prefecture. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/WPC/1404046/inpex-hits-oil-at-japanese-field Wed, 24 Jun 2015 06:16:08 +0000 WPC ExxonMobil halts Santa Barbara output http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404025/exxonmobil-halts-santa-barbara-output US giant ExxonMobil has been forced to halt production at three platforms off the coast of Santa Barbara, California, as it cannot transport oil to refineries due to a ruptured pipeline that caused a major coastline oil spill in the US state. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404025/exxonmobil-halts-santa-barbara-output Tue, 23 Jun 2015 23:34:34 +0000 live 'New gas curbs' at Groningen http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403984/new-gas-curbs-at-groningen Dutch Economy Minister Henk Kamp has ordered a further tightening of production at Groningen, Europe's largest gas field, in response to a spate of earthquakes that have caused extensive property damage in the Netherlands' northernmost province, according to a report. (News Wires) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403984/new-gas-curbs-at-groningen Tue, 23 Jun 2015 13:39:37 +0000 live Bangladesh ‘bars IOCs from onshore round’ http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403917/bangladesh-bars-iocs-from-onshore-round Bangladesh has backtracked on a plan to open up onshore oil and gas acreage in an envisioned future licensing round to foreign players, according to a report. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403917/bangladesh-bars-iocs-from-onshore-round Tue, 23 Jun 2015 08:27:24 +0000 live CNOOC lines up South China Sea drilling http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403916/cnooc-lines-up-south-china-sea-drilling China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC), the country’s leading offshore operator, is launching a massive deep-water drilling campaign in the western part of the South China Sea, aiming to confirm 200 billion cubic metres of proven reserves in the sea area by 2020. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403916/cnooc-lines-up-south-china-sea-drilling Tue, 23 Jun 2015 07:42:33 +0000 live Heritage spuds PNG well http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403851/heritage-spuds-png-well UK company Heritage Oil has spudded a second exploration well on PPL 337, onshore Papua New Guinea. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403851/heritage-spuds-png-well Tue, 23 Jun 2015 00:10:16 +0000 live Tenaris wins Mariner contract http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403841/tenaris-wins-mariner-contract Global pipe company Tenaris has won a contract to supply casing, tubing and all related services for Statoil's immense Mariner project offshore UK. caroline.evans@upstreamonline.com (Caroline Evans) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403841/tenaris-wins-mariner-contract Mon, 22 Jun 2015 20:54:12 +0000 live Music stops for Tullow at Zumba http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403836/music-stops-for-tullow-at-zumba London-listed explorer Tullow Oil has come up dry at its Zumba wildcat in the Norwegian Sea. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403836/music-stops-for-tullow-at-zumba Mon, 22 Jun 2015 18:17:28 +0000 live US awards offshore Gulf leases http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403824/us-awards-offshore-gulf-leases The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has awarded 161 offshore leases in the Gulf of Mexico in its Central Planning Area Sale 235. caroline.evans@upstreamonline.com (Caroline Evans) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403824/us-awards-offshore-gulf-leases Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:04:35 +0000 live WPX picks up pace at Gallup http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403792/wpx-picks-up-pace-at-gallup US junior WPX Energy has upped its holding in a core New Mexico oil play with the acquisition of more acreage. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403792/wpx-picks-up-pace-at-gallup Mon, 22 Jun 2015 11:36:06 +0000 live Petronas hires rig for Midleton drilling http://www.upstreamonline.com/incoming/1403787/petronas-hires-rig-for-midleton-drilling Petronas has contracted a drilling rig for works on its Midleton prospect, on the North Celtic Sea licence SEL 4/07 off Ireland. (Anamaria Deduleasa) http://www.upstreamonline.com/incoming/1403787/petronas-hires-rig-for-midleton-drilling Mon, 22 Jun 2015 11:17:32 +0000 ece_incoming Haribo kick-off for Edison http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403772/haribo-kick-off-for-edison Italian explorer Edison International has kicked off its first wildcat off Norway with a probe at the Haribo prospect in the southern North Sea. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403772/haribo-kick-off-for-edison Mon, 22 Jun 2015 07:31:25 +0000 live Dolphin preparing for NWS shoot http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403764/dolphin-preparing-for-nws-shoot Oslo-listed Dolphin Group is set to start a multi-client 3D seismic survey in the North Carnarvon basin, off Western Australia, which has attracted support from Shell and Statoil. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403764/dolphin-preparing-for-nws-shoot Mon, 22 Jun 2015 05:42:56 +0000 live New Energy starts Indonesian CBM hunt http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403760/new-energy-starts-indonesian-cbm-hunt Australian junior NuEnergy Gas has spudded a coalbed methane exploration well on the Rengat production sharing contract in Central Sumatra, Indonesia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403760/new-energy-starts-indonesian-cbm-hunt Mon, 22 Jun 2015 01:42:42 +0000 live US rig count dips by two http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403743/us-rig-count-dips-by-two The number of rigs working in the US fell by two this week to total 857, according to Baker Hughes' weekly tally. caroline.evans@upstreamonline.com (Caroline Evans) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403743/us-rig-count-dips-by-two Fri, 19 Jun 2015 17:25:11 +0000 live GulfSlope nets US Gulf block duo http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403712/gulfslope-nets-us-gulf-block-duo US independent GulfSlope Energy has picked up more acreage in the US Gulf of Mexico with the award of two more blocks. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403712/gulfslope-nets-us-gulf-block-duo Fri, 19 Jun 2015 12:47:01 +0000 live At last, Uganda is open for business http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403703/at-last-uganda-is-open-for-business Uganda will, by the end of 2015, have a clutch of new players on the block, ending a seven-year ban on fresh licensing which has had suitors waiting patiently in the wings to pitch up on one of Africa’s last petroleum frontiers — the Great Lakes. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403703/at-last-uganda-is-open-for-business Fri, 19 Jun 2015 11:29:46 +0000 live Wintershall 'eyes Nord Stream' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403697/wintershall-eyes-nord-stream Germany’s Wintershall is reportedly looking to join a new consortium being formed by Russia’s Gazprom to expand the Nord Stream gas pipeline across the Baltic Sea to Europe. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403697/wintershall-eyes-nord-stream Fri, 19 Jun 2015 10:36:39 +0000 live Showdown in Norway rig row http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403680/showdown-in-norway-rig-row Unions are preparing to take 574 workers on rigs and other facilities off Norway out on strike unless a settlement is reached in a pay row with employers at state arbitration talks to be held on 24 June. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403680/showdown-in-norway-rig-row Fri, 19 Jun 2015 07:58:05 +0000 live ADX given more time in Romania http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403674/adx-given-more-time-in-romania Australia-listed ADX Energy has been granted an extension over an exploration permit in Romania to give it more time to carry out its seismic programme following issues with landowners. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403674/adx-given-more-time-in-romania Fri, 19 Jun 2015 04:44:59 +0000 live Russia to postpone Arctic drilling http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403671/russia-to-postpone-arctic-drilling Russia's Energy Minister Alexander Novak said Arctic offshore drilling planned for this year will be postponed until 2016 or later. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403671/russia-to-postpone-arctic-drilling Fri, 19 Jun 2015 03:24:17 +0000 live Trio in tune on Nord Stream pipe http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403627/trio-in-tune-on-nord-stream-pipe Anglo-Dutch supermajor Shell, Austria’s OMV and E.ON of Germany have agreed to participate with Russian giant Gazprom in construction of two more gas pipelines to Europe under a proposed expansion of the existing twin Nord Stream route in the Baltic Sea. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403627/trio-in-tune-on-nord-stream-pipe Thu, 18 Jun 2015 13:56:43 +0000 live Oyo pay day for Erin http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403624/oyo-pay-day-for-erin Erin Energy is set to double oil production from its Oyo field off Nigeria after bringing on stream a second development well that also uncovered hydrocarbons in a deeper untapped reservoir. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403624/oyo-pay-day-for-erin Thu, 18 Jun 2015 12:40:24 +0000 live Rosneft in gas supply pact http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403607/rosneft-in-gas-supply-pact Russia’s Rosneft has signed a new gas supply pact with the country subsidiary of German energy giant E.ON as the state-owned company seeks to boost its gas business in competition with compatriot Gazprom. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403607/rosneft-in-gas-supply-pact Thu, 18 Jun 2015 10:39:54 +0000 live Mubadala starts Nong Yao output http://www.upstreamonline.com/incoming/1403599/mubadala-starts-nong-yao-output Mubadala Petroleum has started production from three initial wells at its Nong Yao field on the G11/48 licence in the Gulf of Thailand. (Anamaria Deduleasa) http://www.upstreamonline.com/incoming/1403599/mubadala-starts-nong-yao-output Thu, 18 Jun 2015 10:18:52 +0000 ece_incoming InfraStrata delays drilling in Dorset http://www.upstreamonline.com/incoming/1403598/infrastrata-delays-drilling-in-dorset InfraStrata will have to delay drilling on its Purbeck prospect near Dorset, south-west England, due to season restrictions that will not allow the London-listed company to complete a planned 2D seismic acquisition in time. (Anamaria Deduleasa) http://www.upstreamonline.com/incoming/1403598/infrastrata-delays-drilling-in-dorset Thu, 18 Jun 2015 09:57:01 +0000 ece_incoming Egdon starts testing Wressle-1 http://www.upstreamonline.com/incoming/1403596/egdon-starts-testing-wressle-1 Egdon Resources has begun extended well testing on its Wressle-1 oil and gas discovery on the PEDL180 licence in northern UK, the London-listed player said on Thursday. (Anamaria Deduleasa) http://www.upstreamonline.com/incoming/1403596/egdon-starts-testing-wressle-1 Thu, 18 Jun 2015 08:30:52 +0000 ece_incoming Crossbill duster for Wintershall http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403581/crossbill-duster-for-wintershall Wintershall has come up dry with a wildcat drilled at the Crossbill prospect in the northern North Sea. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403581/crossbill-duster-for-wintershall Thu, 18 Jun 2015 07:20:27 +0000 live More disappointing results at Olympic-1 http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403567/more-disappointing-results-at-olympic-1 Quadrant Energy has had further disappointing results at the Olympic-1 well at EP 473 in Western Australia's onshore Canning basin. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403567/more-disappointing-results-at-olympic-1 Thu, 18 Jun 2015 02:05:54 +0000 live White Knight scoops up San Joaquin assets http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403443/white-knight-scoops-up-san-joaquin-assets Louisiana-based independent White Knight Production has acquired about 11,500 acres of producing assets in the San Joaquin basin in California. caroline.evans@upstreamonline.com (Caroline Evans) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403443/white-knight-scoops-up-san-joaquin-assets Wed, 17 Jun 2015 19:27:53 +0000 live Canadian Natural lowers output guidance http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403409/canadian-natural-lowers-output-guidance Calgary-based producer Canadian Natural Resources said its second-quarter production will be reduced as a result of wildfires in Alberta, while the company has also completed planned maintenance at its Horizon oil sands project. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403409/canadian-natural-lowers-output-guidance Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:08:34 +0000 live Rosneft ‘could hike output’ - Sechin http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403390/rosneft-could-hike-output-sechin Russian oil giant Rosneft is aiming for stable or increased production in the next two years if “favourable market conditions” prevail, company president Igor Sechin said. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403390/rosneft-could-hike-output-sechin Wed, 17 Jun 2015 15:40:21 +0000 live Denton repeals fracking ban http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403389/denton-repeals-fracking-ban The only city in Texas to prohibit hydraulic fracturing repealed its ban early Wednesday morning as the state's legal challenges to the ban mounted. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403389/denton-repeals-fracking-ban Wed, 17 Jun 2015 14:31:16 +0000 live Repsol stalled at Hagar http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403385/repsol-stalled-at-hagar Repsol is facing a further delay to planned drilling of a wildcat at the Hagar prospect in the Norwegian Sea, despite gaining a permit for the probe from the authorities on Wednesday. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403385/repsol-stalled-at-hagar Wed, 17 Jun 2015 13:48:11 +0000 live VNG takes aim on Boomerang http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403383/vng-takes-aim-on-boomerang VNG has gained a drilling permit from the authorities to sink the first of two keenly-awaited exploration wells targeting more resources in the vicinity of its Pil & Bue discoveries in the Norwegian Sea. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403383/vng-takes-aim-on-boomerang Wed, 17 Jun 2015 13:19:26 +0000 live Carbo enhances Lower Tertiary well http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403314/carbo-enhances-lower-tertiary-well Proppant manufacturer Carbo Ceramics said it has successfully applied two technologies to enhance production from a drilling operation in the Lower Tertiary play of the deep-water Gulf of Mexico. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403314/carbo-enhances-lower-tertiary-well Tue, 16 Jun 2015 18:40:04 +0000 live ExxonMobil speeds up Kearl expansion http://www.upstreamonline.com/incoming/1403280/exxonmobilspeeds-up-kearl-expansion ExxonMobil said it has begun production at its Kearl oil sands expansion project in Alberta, Canada, ahead of schedule. (Anamaria Deduleasa) http://www.upstreamonline.com/incoming/1403280/exxonmobilspeeds-up-kearl-expansion Tue, 16 Jun 2015 12:57:49 +0000 ece_incoming Tethys spuds in Lithuania http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403258/tethys-spuds-in-lithuania Swedish player Tethys Oil has spudded the first of three wells on one of its trio of licences in Lithuania. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403258/tethys-spuds-in-lithuania Tue, 16 Jun 2015 11:34:04 +0000 live PGNiG spuds Poland well http://www.upstreamonline.com/incoming/1403257/pgnig-spuds-poland-well Poland’s state-owned player PGNiG has spudded the Miloslaw-4K well in north-west Poland, its block partner said. (Anamaria Deduleasa) http://www.upstreamonline.com/incoming/1403257/pgnig-spuds-poland-well Tue, 16 Jun 2015 11:21:44 +0000 ece_incoming Lundin drilling again at Alta http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403254/lundin-drilling-again-at-alta Swedish explorer Lundin Petroleum has started drilling of a second appraisal at its Alta discovery in the Barents Sea, off Norway. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403254/lundin-drilling-again-at-alta Tue, 16 Jun 2015 10:40:26 +0000 live Northern gains Italy approvals http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403240/northern-gains-italy-approvals London-listed Northern Petroleum has secured environmental approvals on three more exploration permits in the southern Adriatic Sea off Italy to pave the way for a planned seismic shoot. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403240/northern-gains-italy-approvals Tue, 16 Jun 2015 09:11:27 +0000 live Shell gets OK for Canada drilling http://www.upstreamonline.com/incoming/1403236/shell-gets-ok-for-canada-drilling Canada's environment ministry has approved a Shell-led offshore drilling project in Nova Scotia, saying the exploration programme was "not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.”. (Anamaria Deduleasa) http://www.upstreamonline.com/incoming/1403236/shell-gets-ok-for-canada-drilling Tue, 16 Jun 2015 08:28:38 +0000 ece_incoming Lundin drills at Luno 2 North http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403234/lundin-drills-at-luno-2-north Lundin Petroleum has kicked off drilling of an exploration well at the Luno 2 North prospect that is targeting additional resources near its earlier Luno 2 discovery in the Norwegian North Sea. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403234/lundin-drills-at-luno-2-north Tue, 16 Jun 2015 08:14:59 +0000 live Sound abandons Nervesa appraisal well http://www.upstreamonline.com/incoming/1403233/sound-abandons-nervesa-appraisal-well Sound Oil has decided to abandon its second appraisal well in the Veneto region of northern Italy, pending a possible sidetrack at its onshore Nervesa discovery. (Anamaria Deduleasa) http://www.upstreamonline.com/incoming/1403233/sound-abandons-nervesa-appraisal-well Tue, 16 Jun 2015 07:48:57 +0000 ece_incoming AWE confirms Waitsia field potential http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403224/awe-confirms-waitsia-field-potential AWE has confirmed the upside potential of the Waitsia gas field in Western Australia's onshore Perth basin following the drilling of its latest appraisal well. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403224/awe-confirms-waitsia-field-potential Tue, 16 Jun 2015 03:14:08 +0000 live Petrobras shuts P-40 after gas leak http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403219/petrobras-shuts-p-40-after-gas-leak Brazil's state-run company Petrobras has confirmed a halt to production at its P-40 platform in the offshore Marlim Sul field following a gas leak. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403219/petrobras-shuts-p-40-after-gas-leak Mon, 15 Jun 2015 23:20:57 +0000 live Shell rig departs for Alaska http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403206/shell-rig-departs-for-alaska One of the rigs slated to drill off Alaska for Anglo-Dutch supermajor Shell this summer left its temporary port in Seattle on Monday as water-borne activists trying to block the vessel were arrested. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403206/shell-rig-departs-for-alaska Mon, 15 Jun 2015 17:52:53 +0000 live Triceratops appraisal spudded http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403164/triceratops-appraisal-spudded InterOil has spudded the Triceratops-3 appraisal well onshore Papua New Guinea as it targets additional resources for a potential tie-back to the Elk-Antelope liquefied natural gas project in which it is a partner. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403164/triceratops-appraisal-spudded Mon, 15 Jun 2015 12:59:22 +0000 live Contango in Wyoming find http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403159/contango-in-wyoming-find US junior Contango Oil & Gas is planning further wells on the North Cheyenne field in Wyoming after its initial well there made a discovery in the Muddy Sandstone. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403159/contango-in-wyoming-find Mon, 15 Jun 2015 12:25:34 +0000 live LGO spuds new Goudron well http://www.upstreamonline.com/incoming/1403152/lgo-spuds-new-goudron-well LGO Energy has spudded the GY-675 well on its flagship Goudron field development in Trinidad. (Anamaria Deduleasa) http://www.upstreamonline.com/incoming/1403152/lgo-spuds-new-goudron-well Mon, 15 Jun 2015 11:49:17 +0000 ece_incoming Rig scrapping wave 'on the cards' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403148/rig-scrapping-wave-on-the-cards The global fleet of semi-submersible rigs and drillships is set for the biggest wave of retirements ever over the next few years, with as many as 88 rigs to be removed from the market amid a slump in activity, according to Norwegian research firm Rystad Energy. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403148/rig-scrapping-wave-on-the-cards Mon, 15 Jun 2015 10:43:29 +0000 live TGS in shoot off East Canada http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403125/tgs-in-shoot-off-east-canada Norwegian player TGS is set to kick off this summer a multi-client 3D seismic shoot to acquire data in the prospective play off Canada’s Newfoundland & Labrador province in partnership with compatriot Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS). Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403125/tgs-in-shoot-off-east-canada Mon, 15 Jun 2015 07:40:06 +0000 live Noble in Humpback hunt http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403119/noble-in-humpback-hunt US explorer Noble Energy has kicked off drilling of a wildcat targeting the Humpback prospect off the Falkland Islands. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403119/noble-in-humpback-hunt Mon, 15 Jun 2015 06:56:20 +0000 live Salawati restart nears http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403116/salawati-restart-nears Production from the Pertamina-PetroChina joint operating body’s Salawati field offshore Indonesia is expected to restart any day now. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403116/salawati-restart-nears Mon, 15 Jun 2015 06:26:21 +0000 live Mercator hits pay in maiden well http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403115/mercator-hits-pay-in-maiden-well Mercator Petroleum has made an oil discovery with the company’s first operated exploration well in its native India. (Amanda Battersby) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403115/mercator-hits-pay-in-maiden-well Mon, 15 Jun 2015 06:13:26 +0000 live Shell evacuates workers amid storm warning http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403110/shell-evacuates-workers-amid-storm-warning Anglo-Dutch supermajor Shell has begun removing non-essential workers from the Gulf of Mexico ahead of a potential tropical storm. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403110/shell-evacuates-workers-amid-storm-warning Mon, 15 Jun 2015 04:29:25 +0000 live North Dakota output dips http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403064/north-dakota-output-dips North Dakota posted a slight drop in oil output for April, resuming a downward slope after a slight jump in March, as weak crude prices led producers to throttle back production. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403064/north-dakota-output-dips Sat, 13 Jun 2015 04:34:45 +0000 live Brazil outlines scope of October auction http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403063/brazil-outlines-scope-of-october-auction Brazil's petroleum regulator ANP said on Friday it expects to earn at least 978.8 million reais ($313.7 million) in bid fees when it offers oil and natural gas rights at an Oct 7 auction. caroline.evans@upstreamonline.com (Caroline Evans) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403063/brazil-outlines-scope-of-october-auction Fri, 12 Jun 2015 23:20:28 +0000 live Mexico to open deep-water data room http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403053/mexico-to-open-deep-water-data-room Mexico regulators are opening a data room to give potential bidders a look at the "crown jewel" of the country's deep-water seismic data, officials said on Friday. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403053/mexico-to-open-deep-water-data-room Fri, 12 Jun 2015 18:05:15 +0000 live US rig count down by nine http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403051/us-rig-count-down-by-nine The number of active rigs in the US continued to slide in the week ending June 12, falling by nine for a total of 859, according to Baker Hughes' weekly tally. caroline.evans@upstreamonline.com (Caroline Evans) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403051/us-rig-count-down-by-nine Fri, 12 Jun 2015 17:28:57 +0000 live PDVSA sees Perla start-up soon http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403046/pdvsa-sees-perla-start-up-soon Venezuelan state player PDVSA has said that a natural gas supply agreement with Colombia’s Ecopetrol and Chevron will not be renewed this month as output from Perla, a huge domestic gas field in the Gulf of Venezuela, is set to start in July. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403046/pdvsa-sees-perla-start-up-soon Fri, 12 Jun 2015 16:45:27 +0000 live Chevron 'hits' at Sicily wildcat http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403039/chevron-hits-at-sicily-wildcat Chevron has apparently made a "significant" discovery at its deep-water Sicily wildcat in remote Keathley Canyon of the US Gulf of Mexico, according to partner Hess. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403039/chevron-hits-at-sicily-wildcat Fri, 12 Jun 2015 15:29:56 +0000 live Statoil eyes new Norway probe http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403034/statoil-eyes-new-norway-probe Statoil has filed an application with the authorities to drill a new wildcat off Norway targeting the Gasol/Gretel prospect in the North Sea. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403034/statoil-eyes-new-norway-probe Fri, 12 Jun 2015 13:55:35 +0000 live Norway spending drop 'to flatten out' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403017/norway-spending-drop-to-flatten-out Investments in Norway’s key oil and gas sector are expected to drop further to Nkr184.9 billion ($23.7 billion) next year, mainly due to lower spending on new and existing field developments, but will then flatten out, according to the country’s statistics agency. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403017/norway-spending-drop-to-flatten-out Fri, 12 Jun 2015 11:27:46 +0000 live Appraisal pay day at Alta http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1402988/appraisal-pay-day-at-alta Lundin Petroleum has struck additional hydrocarbon pay with a successful appraisal well and sidetrack drilled at its frontier Alta discovery in the Barents Sea, off Norway. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1402988/appraisal-pay-day-at-alta Fri, 12 Jun 2015 07:04:56 +0000 live IPB given more time to gather Browse basin seismic http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1402981/ipb-given-more-time-to-gather-browse-basin-seismic Australia’s IPB Petroleum has been granted a 12-month extension on its wholly-owned WA-471-P exploration permit in Western Australia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1402981/ipb-given-more-time-to-gather-browse-basin-seismic Fri, 12 Jun 2015 04:47:15 +0000 live Tullow takes more time off Namibia http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1402979/tullow-takes-more-time-off-namibia Australia’s Pancontinental Oil & Gas has agreed to give Tullow Oil more time to decide if it will drill a well off Namibia or drop its interest in an exploration licence under a farm-in agreement between the pair. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1402979/tullow-takes-more-time-off-namibia Fri, 12 Jun 2015 03:21:12 +0000 live New players flock to Mexico mature fields http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1402975/new-players-flock-to-mexico-mature-fields A total of 16 companies have so far expressed interest in bidding later this year for mature-field onshore assets in Mexico in the third phase of the country's inaugural Round 1 offering. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1402975/new-players-flock-to-mexico-mature-fields Fri, 12 Jun 2015 01:31:12 +0000 live