www.upstreamonline.com http://www.upstreamonline.com/ www.upstreamonline.com Ecuador back on track with production deals http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417996/ecuador-back-on-track-with-production-deals Two oilfield services companies are edging close to new oil producing deals in Ecuador, offering a lifeline to the struggling Andean nation. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417996/ecuador-back-on-track-with-production-deals Fri, 27 Nov 2015 15:57:19 +0000 live Brent C output to resume 'in days' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417999/brent-c-output-to-resume-in-days Production from Shell’s Brent Charlie platform is expected to re-start in “a few days” following a power outage, the supermajor has said. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417999/brent-c-output-to-resume-in-days Fri, 27 Nov 2015 14:30:01 +0000 live Nigeria oil theft 'for $250m' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417974/nigeria-oil-theft-for-usd-250m Thieves have stolen crude worth nearly $250 million from a single pipeline in Nigeria so far this year, according to state-owned Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417974/nigeria-oil-theft-for-usd-250m Fri, 27 Nov 2015 10:12:24 +0000 live Cairn gets Senegal extension http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417962/cairn-gets-senegal-extension Edinburgh-based Cairn Energy has received a three-year extension to the petroleum sharing contract containing the SNE and Fan oil discoveries off Senegal. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417962/cairn-gets-senegal-extension Fri, 27 Nov 2015 04:01:56 +0000 live Power restored at Shell’s Brent C http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417948/power-restored-at-shells-brent-c Shell removed almost 30 workers from its Brent Charlie platform in the UK North Sea on Thursday after the facility suffered a technical failure. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417948/power-restored-at-shells-brent-c Thu, 26 Nov 2015 19:04:52 +0000 live Russia eyes 'TurkStream sanction' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417945/russia-eyes-turkstream-sanction Russia is reportedly considering imposing restrictions on its proposed Turkish Stream gas pipeline via Turkey in retaliation for the downing of one of its fighter jets by Turkish forces, posing a further potential obstacle to the stalled route. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417945/russia-eyes-turkstream-sanction Thu, 26 Nov 2015 14:22:53 +0000 live Selada duster for Lundin http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417900/selada-duster-for-lundin Lundin Petroleum has failed to deliver the goods with the Selada-1 exploration well drilled off Peninsular Malaysia. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417900/selada-duster-for-lundin Thu, 26 Nov 2015 07:44:33 +0000 live Bankers gets Hungarian block http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417746/bankers-gets-hungarian-block Bankers Petroleum has been awarded a Hungarian exploration block for which the Canadian player is planning a €12.3 million ($13 million) investments beginning next year. (Anamaria Deduleasa) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417746/bankers-gets-hungarian-block Wed, 25 Nov 2015 14:50:16 +0000 live Breaking up rigs 'is hard to do' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417743/breaking-up-rigs-is-hard-to-do Analysts have criticised the slow pace of rig scrapping amid a global oversupply of units that has hit utilisation and dayrates, claiming it is delaying a drilling market recovery. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417743/breaking-up-rigs-is-hard-to-do Wed, 25 Nov 2015 14:36:04 +0000 live Gazprom 'halts gas' to Ukraine http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417732/gazprom-halts-gas-to-ukraine Russia’s Gazprom has reportedly halted gas supplies to Ukraine after failing to receive an advance payment from the Kiev government, which has said it will stop buying gas from the Russians. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417732/gazprom-halts-gas-to-ukraine Wed, 25 Nov 2015 11:26:34 +0000 live Bowleven to extend Cameroon test http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417712/bowleven-to-extend-cameroon-test Africa-focused Bowleven has elected to carry out extended testing on a well in the Bomono permit in Cameroon. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417712/bowleven-to-extend-cameroon-test Wed, 25 Nov 2015 08:01:31 +0000 live Drilling starts on Roc-1 http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417707/drilling-starts-on-roc-1 Quadrant Energy has spudded the follow up exploration well to the Phoenix South discovery in Western Australia's offshore Bedout sub basin. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417707/drilling-starts-on-roc-1 Wed, 25 Nov 2015 01:43:39 +0000 live Strike halts 2.29m barrels of Petrobras output http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417689/strike-halts-229m-barrels-of-petrobras-output As the labour strike by Petrobras oil workers in Brazil appeared to be reaching an end, the state-run operator revealed the impact the last several weeks has had on its production. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417689/strike-halts-229m-barrels-of-petrobras-output Tue, 24 Nov 2015 18:16:18 +0000 live Alvheim output cut http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417608/alvheim-output-cut Det Norske is being forced to temporarily curb output from its Alvheim floating production, storage and offloading vessel off Norway due to repair work. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417608/alvheim-output-cut Tue, 24 Nov 2015 13:05:51 +0000 live Shell fined over Gannet oil spill http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417596/shell-fined-over-gannet-oil-spill Shell has been fined £22,500 ($34,000) for causing the worst oil spill off the UK in a decade at the Gannet field in the central North Sea in August 2011. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417596/shell-fined-over-gannet-oil-spill Tue, 24 Nov 2015 12:08:40 +0000 live Norway drilling 'slashed' in 2016 http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417594/norway-drilling-slashed-in-2016 Operators off Norway intend to slash exploration spending next year as they cut back further on drilling activity, according to a survey by the country’s statistics agency SSB. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417594/norway-drilling-slashed-in-2016 Tue, 24 Nov 2015 11:07:06 +0000 live Eagle launch for Lundin http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417577/eagle-launch-for-lundin Lundin Petroleum has kicked off drilling of a frontier wildcat at the Ornen (Eagle) prospect in the Barents Sea off Norway. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417577/eagle-launch-for-lundin Tue, 24 Nov 2015 07:33:50 +0000 live Shell secures rig for Albania appraisal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417570/shell-secures-rig-for-albania-appraisal Partners Shell and Petromanas have contracted a 3000-horsepower rig for a term of two years for a planned appraisal programme onshore Albania. caroline.evans@upstreamonline.com (Caroline Evans) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417570/shell-secures-rig-for-albania-appraisal Mon, 23 Nov 2015 23:31:07 +0000 live Eni to plug Vernaccia wildcat http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417568/eni-to-plug-vernaccia-wildcat Italian operator Eni will permanently plug and abandon its Vernaccia wildcat well after reaching total depth at the deep-water probe in the US Gulf of Mexico. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417568/eni-to-plug-vernaccia-wildcat Mon, 23 Nov 2015 22:50:12 +0000 live BG grabs Aphrodite stake http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417523/bg-grabs-aphrodite-stake BG Group has farmed into the Aphrodite gas discovery off Cyprus after taking a significant stake in the block off operator Noble Energy. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417523/bg-grabs-aphrodite-stake Mon, 23 Nov 2015 13:28:13 +0000 live Statoil nod for Oseberg probe http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417509/statoil-nod-for-oseberg-probe Statoil has been given the safety green light to drill an exploration well targeting the B-West and Angkor Thom prospects near the producing Oseberg field off Norway. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417509/statoil-nod-for-oseberg-probe Mon, 23 Nov 2015 11:22:18 +0000 live NPD: 'Pull the plugging' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417507/npd-pull-the-plugging The Norwegian authorities are taking issue with operators such as state-owned Statoil over their use of excess rig capacity to plug wells, claiming it erodes value creation from resources. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417507/npd-pull-the-plugging Mon, 23 Nov 2015 09:56:20 +0000 live Premier spuds Isobel well http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417490/premier-spuds-isobel-well UK company Premier Oil has spudded a second exploration well on the Isobel/Elaine fan complex off the Falkland Islands. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417490/premier-spuds-isobel-well Mon, 23 Nov 2015 08:23:16 +0000 live Quadrant still waiting to roll at Roc http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417468/quadrant-still-waiting-to-roll-at-roc Quadrant Energy is still yet to spud the Roc-1 exploration well off the coast of Western Australia, despite the rig being on location. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417468/quadrant-still-waiting-to-roll-at-roc Mon, 23 Nov 2015 04:21:12 +0000 live US rig count down by 10 http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417433/us-rig-count-down-by-10 The number of rigs drilling for oil and gas in the US fell by 10 this week for a total of 757, according to data from Houston-based services giant Baker Hughes. caroline.evans@upstreamonline.com (Caroline Evans) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417433/us-rig-count-down-by-10 Fri, 20 Nov 2015 18:35:56 +0000 live Gullfaks A failings for Statoil http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417422/gullfaks-a-failings-for-statoil Statoil has been pulled up by the authorities for maintenance shortcomings on the Gullfaks A platform off Norway in connection with its bid to extend the producing life of the veteran North Sea field. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417422/gullfaks-a-failings-for-statoil Fri, 20 Nov 2015 13:33:41 +0000 live Range to test delayed Trinidad well http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417398/range-to-test-delayed-trinidad-well Range Resources will begin testing its second development well of the 22-well programme on the Guayaguayare block onshore Trinidad after completing drilling ahead of schedule, as results will influence future drilling on the block. (Anamaria Deduleasa) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417398/range-to-test-delayed-trinidad-well Fri, 20 Nov 2015 08:55:00 +0000 live Tarvos find for Statoil http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417383/tarvos-find-for-statoil Statoil has made a minor discovery with a probe drilled at the Tarvos prospect near its producing Visund field in the mature North Sea off Norway. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417383/tarvos-find-for-statoil Fri, 20 Nov 2015 07:47:23 +0000 live Ophir’s Thai well ‘non-commercial’ http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417342/ophirs-thai-well-non-commercial Ophir Energy has failed to make a commercial discovery at its G4/50-11 wildcat in the South Western Graben of the Gulf of Thailand, the London-listed player said on Thursday. (Anamaria Deduleasa) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417342/ophirs-thai-well-non-commercial Thu, 19 Nov 2015 15:15:09 +0000 live Palomar spins Rawicz bit http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417319/palomar-spins-rawicz-bit Palomar Natural Resources has spudded a fresh development well on its Rawicz field in Poland’s southern Permian basin. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417319/palomar-spins-rawicz-bit Thu, 19 Nov 2015 08:36:29 +0000 live Transerv gets Warro resource boost http://www.upstreamonline.com/sectors/companynews/1417315/transerv-gets-warro-resource-boost Perth-based Transerv Energy has received a boost to the estimated size of its Warro tight gas field in Western Australia following its successful drilling campaign. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/sectors/companynews/1417315/transerv-gets-warro-resource-boost Thu, 19 Nov 2015 04:52:37 +0000 sectors sectors_companynews Duo secure more Alaskan acreage http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417313/duo-secure-more-alaskan-acreage Australian junior 88 Energy and joint venture partner Burgundy Xploration have been awarded more acreage on Alaska's North Slope, contiguous to their existing Icewine project. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417313/duo-secure-more-alaskan-acreage Thu, 19 Nov 2015 01:48:50 +0000 live Shell cheers Kaikias appraisal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417307/shell-cheers-kaikias-appraisal Shell's appraisal of its 2014 Kaikias discovery has uncovered what the company says is more than 100 million barrels of oil equivalent in an area loaded with infrastructure operated by the Anglo-Dutch supermajor. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417307/shell-cheers-kaikias-appraisal Wed, 18 Nov 2015 22:21:10 +0000 live Husky to start second phase of Rush Lake http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417123/husky-to-start-second-phase-of-rush-lake Husky Energy is due to start the second phase of its Rush Lake heavy oil project in Saskatchewan, Canada. (Anamaria Deduleasa) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417123/husky-to-start-second-phase-of-rush-lake Wed, 18 Nov 2015 15:46:50 +0000 live More Groningen output cuts http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417120/more-groningen-output-cuts A Dutch court has ordered production at the Groningen gas field be lowered due to the risk of earthquakes associated with extraction at the massive European field. (Anamaria Deduleasa) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417120/more-groningen-output-cuts Wed, 18 Nov 2015 13:04:53 +0000 live 88 Energy to re-start Icewine drilling http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417092/88-energy-to-re-start-icewine-drilling Australia-listed 88 Energy is due to re-start drilling within five days at its Icewine project on Alaska’s North Slope after finalising repairs to the drawworks system. (Anamaria Deduleasa) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417092/88-energy-to-re-start-icewine-drilling Wed, 18 Nov 2015 10:18:47 +0000 live Soco sinks on Vietnam well woe http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417088/soco-sinks-on-vietnam-well-woe Shares in Soco International plunged on Wednesday as the London-listed player revealed production problems at plays in Vietnam and said submitting of a revised field development plan (FDP) has been delayed. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417088/soco-sinks-on-vietnam-well-woe Wed, 18 Nov 2015 09:31:36 +0000 live Soco eyes Congo-Brazzaville well http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417087/soco-eyes-congo-brazzaville-well Soco International may spud a wildcat offshore Congo-Brazzaville before the end of the year after lining up a rig for the job. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417087/soco-eyes-congo-brazzaville-well Wed, 18 Nov 2015 08:49:28 +0000 live Total hits pay with Antelope sidetrack http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417086/total-hits-pay-with-antelope-sidetrack French giant Total has hit a gas-bearing structure at its Antelope-4 sidetrack-1 well on PRL 15 in Papua New Guinea. (Anamaria Deduleasa) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417086/total-hits-pay-with-antelope-sidetrack Wed, 18 Nov 2015 08:46:04 +0000 live More promising signs in Beetaloo campaign http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417085/more-promising-signs-in-beetaloo-campaign Origin Energy has had more success with its Beetaloo basin exploration campaign in Australia's Northern Territory with the drilling of what is claimed to be the first horizontal well in the basin. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417085/more-promising-signs-in-beetaloo-campaign Wed, 18 Nov 2015 07:40:34 +0000 live Not all unions accept Petrobras offer http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417079/not-all-unions-accept-petrobras-offer Brazil's Petrobras says a majority of unions have accepted its proposal to end strikes which have affected production, however some demonstrations are continuing at some plants. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417079/not-all-unions-accept-petrobras-offer Wed, 18 Nov 2015 02:43:10 +0000 live Petrobras finds more oil in Potiguar basin http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417076/petrobras-finds-more-oil-in-potiguar-basin Brazilian state-run operator Petrobras said an extension well has confirmed the presence of oil in the deep-water section of the Potiguar basin. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1417076/petrobras-finds-more-oil-in-potiguar-basin Wed, 18 Nov 2015 01:19:41 +0000 live Statoil to exit Alaska http://www.upstreamonline.com/incoming/1417034/statoil-to-exit-alaska Statoil has decided to exit Alaska, as the leases in the Chukchi Sea are “no longer considered competitive within its global portfolio”, the Norwegian state-owned player said on Tuesday. (Anamaria Deduleasa) http://www.upstreamonline.com/incoming/1417034/statoil-to-exit-alaska Tue, 17 Nov 2015 14:23:16 +0000 ece_incoming Empire spuds Perth basin well http://www.upstreamonline.com/incoming/1417018/empire-spuds-perth-basin-well Empire Oil & Gas has spudded its Red Gully North-1 exploration well in Western Australia's onshore Perth basin. (Anamaria Deduleasa) http://www.upstreamonline.com/incoming/1417018/empire-spuds-perth-basin-well Tue, 17 Nov 2015 11:27:16 +0000 ece_incoming Nopsema tells BP to revise drilling plans http://www.upstreamonline.com/incoming/1417008/nopsema-tells-bp-to-revise-drilling-plans Australia’s National Offshore Petroleum Safety & Environmental Management Authority (Nopsema) has told BP to revise its proposal for the Great Australian Bight as the supermajor’s plans “do not meet regulatory requirements”. (Anamaria Deduleasa) http://www.upstreamonline.com/incoming/1417008/nopsema-tells-bp-to-revise-drilling-plans Tue, 17 Nov 2015 09:30:27 +0000 ece_incoming Tullow bites dust in Kenya http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416999/tullow-bites-dust-in-kenya Tullow Oil has failed to find any commercial hydrocarbons at its latest exploration well in the Lokichar basin, onshore Kenya. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416999/tullow-bites-dust-in-kenya Tue, 17 Nov 2015 07:43:58 +0000 live Primeline spuds new offshore well http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416994/primeline-spuds-new-offshore-well Primeline Energy said it has spudded a near-field gas exploration well in the East China Sea near its LS36-1 production platform. russell.searancke@upstreamonline.com (Russell Searancke) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416994/primeline-spuds-new-offshore-well Tue, 17 Nov 2015 02:12:14 +0000 live Beibu JV on scent of more oil http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416992/beibu-jv-on-scent-of-more-oil A Roc Oil-led joint venture has spudded an oil appraisal well on a recent discovery in the Weizhou 12-8 fields area in China's Beibu Gulf. russell.searancke@upstreamonline.com (Russell Searancke) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416992/beibu-jv-on-scent-of-more-oil Tue, 17 Nov 2015 01:52:41 +0000 live Encana restarts Deep Panuke http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416977/encana-restarts-deep-panuke Encana has restarted its Deep Panuke gas project offshore Nova Scotia to meet demand along North America's eastern seaboard during the winter. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416977/encana-restarts-deep-panuke Mon, 16 Nov 2015 19:11:39 +0000 live SacOil spuds fresh Lagia probe http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416919/sacoil-spuds-fresh-lagia-probe South African player SacOil has kicked off its five-well drilling programme at its Lagia oilfield phase two development in Sinai, Egypt. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416919/sacoil-spuds-fresh-lagia-probe Mon, 16 Nov 2015 09:08:59 +0000 live Det Norske takes Premier's Norway assets http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416903/det-norske-takes-premiers-norway-assets Det Norske Oljeselskap is getting its hands on more acreage off Norway with the purchase of assets from UK player Premier Oil. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416903/det-norske-takes-premiers-norway-assets Mon, 16 Nov 2015 07:51:49 +0000 live Polarcus wraps 'largest ever' Oz shoot http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416848/polarcus-wraps-largest-ever-oz-shoot Geophysical contractor Polarcus said it has completed, ahead of schedule, the largest single 3D seismic survey ever acquired offshore Australia. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416848/polarcus-wraps-largest-ever-oz-shoot Fri, 13 Nov 2015 18:57:29 +0000 live Pemex well watched on both sides of border http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416839/pemex-well-watched-on-both-sides-of-border State-run Mexican company Pemex is gearing up to drill a new deep-water well less than three miles (4.8 kilometres) from the US maritime border, its latest exploration push in the Perdido foldbelt that, if successful, could test an international framework for managing transboundary resources. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416839/pemex-well-watched-on-both-sides-of-border Fri, 13 Nov 2015 15:45:58 +0000 live Lundin lands Eagle permit http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416836/lundin-lands-eagle-permit Lundin Petroleum has been given the go-ahead by Norwegian authorities to drill its latest wildcat in the Barents Sea. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416836/lundin-lands-eagle-permit Fri, 13 Nov 2015 14:53:31 +0000 live Lundin drives ahead at Lorry http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416820/lundin-drives-ahead-at-lorry Lundin Petroleum has spun the bit on its latest wildcat in the Norwegian Sea, targeting around 15 million barrels of resources. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416820/lundin-drives-ahead-at-lorry Fri, 13 Nov 2015 09:20:40 +0000 live Empire in search for Perth basin partner http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416808/empire-in-search-for-perth-basin-partner Australian junior Empire Oil & Gas is looking to farm-out its acreage in Western Australia's onshore Perth basin. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416808/empire-in-search-for-perth-basin-partner Fri, 13 Nov 2015 03:38:25 +0000 live Reliance wraps up D6 drilling http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416807/reliance-wraps-up-d6-drilling Indian energy giant Reliance Industries has completed its drilling work in deep-water Block D6 for this year with two successful drillstem tests, according to co-venturer Niko Resources. russell.searancke@upstreamonline.com (Russell Searancke) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416807/reliance-wraps-up-d6-drilling Fri, 13 Nov 2015 02:48:46 +0000 live Quadrant closing in on Roc spud http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416806/quadrant-closing-in-on-roc-spud Australian company Quandrant Energy is preparing to spud the follow up well to last year's Phoenix South-1 discovery off Western Australia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416806/quadrant-closing-in-on-roc-spud Fri, 13 Nov 2015 02:29:49 +0000 live TGS, PGS wrap latest Newfoundland shoot http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416784/tgs-pgs-wrap-latest-newfoundland-shoot Geophysical contractors TGS and PGS have completed their latest seismic shoot off Newfoundland & Labrador, the fifth such acquisition the duo has in the books. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416784/tgs-pgs-wrap-latest-newfoundland-shoot Thu, 12 Nov 2015 18:23:51 +0000 live Kosmos makes 'significant' Marsouin find http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416710/kosmos-makes-significant-marsouin-find Kosmos Energy has unearthed what it says is another "significant" gas discovery at a block off Mauritania. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416710/kosmos-makes-significant-marsouin-find Thu, 12 Nov 2015 11:56:36 +0000 live Encana pledges Permian push http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416708/encana-pledges-permian-push Encana is to plough additional funds into its Permian basin plays as the Canadian gas giant brings forward planned activity in the core US onshore play. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416708/encana-pledges-permian-push Thu, 12 Nov 2015 11:37:03 +0000 live Groningen output ruling 'due shortly' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416704/groningen-output-ruling-due-shortly A Dutch court is reportedly set to issue a ruling later this month on production from the Netherlands’ Groningen gas field after output cuts due to claims it was causing earthquakes in the vicinity. (News Wires) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416704/groningen-output-ruling-due-shortly Thu, 12 Nov 2015 11:08:44 +0000 live IOG ups Skipper estimate http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416685/iog-ups-skipper-estimate Independent Oil & Gas (IOG) has upped its recoverable resources estimate at the Skipper discovery in the UK North Sea as it continues to hunt funding to drill an appraisal probe. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416685/iog-ups-skipper-estimate Thu, 12 Nov 2015 08:24:47 +0000 live Global gets Namibia renewal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416671/global-gets-namibia-renewal Australia-listed Global Petroleum has been granted a two-year renewal on petroleum exploration licence 29 in Namibia's offshore Walvis basin. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416671/global-gets-namibia-renewal Thu, 12 Nov 2015 01:40:49 +0000 live Statoil lifts emissions cuts target http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416519/statoil-lifts-emissions-cuts-target Statoil has upped its target for carbon dioxide emission cuts off Norway by 50% after nearly reaching a previous goal of 800,000 tonnes by 2020 four years ahead of time. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416519/statoil-lifts-emissions-cuts-target Wed, 11 Nov 2015 15:26:14 +0000 live CNR shuts in at Ninian Central http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416503/cnr-shuts-in-at-ninian-central Output at CNR International’s Ninian Central platform in the UK North Sea has been shut in since Monday due to unplanned maintenance work on fire pumps. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416503/cnr-shuts-in-at-ninian-central Wed, 11 Nov 2015 13:30:15 +0000 live Ophir to award Fortuna offtake deals http://www.upstreamonline.com/incoming/1416473/ophir-to-award-fortuna-offtake-deals Ophir Energy is in the process of signing long-term supply agreements for its Fortuna floating liquefied natural gas project off Equatorial Guinea with a shortlisted group of counterparties. (Anamaria Deduleasa) http://www.upstreamonline.com/incoming/1416473/ophir-to-award-fortuna-offtake-deals Wed, 11 Nov 2015 09:11:08 +0000 ece_incoming Tullow in Suriname, Kenya farm-outs http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416472/tullow-in-suriname-kenya-farm-outs Tullow Oil has farmed out a significant chunk of an operated block off Suriname to Noble Energy, as the Anglo-Irish independent also offloaded an interest in Kenyan acreage. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416472/tullow-in-suriname-kenya-farm-outs Wed, 11 Nov 2015 08:29:37 +0000 live No Victory for Buru http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416463/no-victory-for-buru Perth-based Buru Energy has decided to abandon the Victory-1 well in Western Australia's onshore Canning basin after setbacks with the well. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416463/no-victory-for-buru Wed, 11 Nov 2015 01:21:39 +0000 live BP suspends at Chirag http://www.upstreamonline.com/incoming/1416421/bp-suspends-at-chirag BP has suspended operations at its Chirag platform in the Caspian Sea off Azerbaijan for planned maintenance. (Anamaria Deduleasa) http://www.upstreamonline.com/incoming/1416421/bp-suspends-at-chirag Tue, 10 Nov 2015 13:48:57 +0000 ece_incoming Statoil has eyes on Madam http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416415/statoil-has-eyes-on-madam Statoil aims to drill a wildcat early next year targeting additional resources near its existing Krafla discoveries in the vicinity of the Oseberg field in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416415/statoil-has-eyes-on-madam Tue, 10 Nov 2015 11:27:14 +0000 live IEA: Low prices 'pose supply risk' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416398/iea-low-prices-pose-supply-risk A prolonged period of low oil prices could pose a serious energy security risk due to increased reliance on a few low-cost producers – particularly in the unstable Middle East – amid a surge in global demand over the coming decades, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has warned. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416398/iea-low-prices-pose-supply-risk Tue, 10 Nov 2015 09:16:20 +0000 live Eni completes Guendalina sidetrack http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416387/eni-completes-guendalina-sidetrack Italian giant Eni has completed its Guendalina sidetrack well and resumed production from the field which lies in the northern Adriatic Sea off Italy. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416387/eni-completes-guendalina-sidetrack Tue, 10 Nov 2015 07:27:12 +0000 live Transerv gets Warro boost http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416377/transerv-gets-warro-boost Transerv Energy has been given a boost to the commercial potential of its Warro tight gas field in Western Australia following the results of its latest appraisal well. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416377/transerv-gets-warro-boost Tue, 10 Nov 2015 02:50:56 +0000 live Sea Lion kicks up dust http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416376/sea-lion-kicks-up-dust Malaysia's Hibiscus Petroleum has come up dry with its Sea Lion exploration well in Australia's offshore Gippsland basin, despite early promising signs. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416376/sea-lion-kicks-up-dust Tue, 10 Nov 2015 01:58:19 +0000 live UAE reaches for output heights http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416280/uae-reaches-for-output-heights Abu Dhabi will achieve its targeted oil production of 3.5 million barrels per day in another two to three years, according to a senior oil executive in the emirate. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416280/uae-reaches-for-output-heights Mon, 09 Nov 2015 10:51:02 +0000 live Roxy in further BNG drilling http://www.upstreamonline.com/incoming/1416281/roxy-in-further-bng-drilling Roxi Petroleum has spudded the third deep well at its flagship BNG project in Kazakhstan, the UK-listed player said on Monday. (Anamaria Deduleasa) http://www.upstreamonline.com/incoming/1416281/roxy-in-further-bng-drilling Mon, 09 Nov 2015 09:29:40 +0000 ece_incoming Lundin spuds off Malaysia http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416268/lundin-spuds-off-malaysia Swedish independent Lundin Petroleum has spudded an exploration well on Block PM308A, off the coast of Malaysia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416268/lundin-spuds-off-malaysia Mon, 09 Nov 2015 07:59:27 +0000 live Maersk onboard East Africa finds http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416267/maersk-onboard-east-africa-finds Maersk Oil is to acquire stakes in a total of five East African onshore blocks - including major discoveries in Kenya’s South Lokichar basin - under a farm-in deal worth up to $845 million with Africa Oil.   Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416267/maersk-onboard-east-africa-finds Mon, 09 Nov 2015 07:41:25 +0000 live Promising signs at Sea Lion http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416246/promising-signs-at-sea-lion Malaysia's Hibiscus Petroleum has encountered promising signs in its Sea Lion wildcat off the south-east coast of Australia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416246/promising-signs-at-sea-lion Mon, 09 Nov 2015 02:37:30 +0000 live UAE to stick to expansion campaign http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416182/uae-to-stick-to-expansion-campaign The United Arab Emirates is trying to take the oil price collapse in stride, pressing ahead with significant output expansion plans at both its onshore and offshore fields. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416182/uae-to-stick-to-expansion-campaign Fri, 06 Nov 2015 09:22:59 +0000 live Statoil loses Agbami ruling http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416173/statoil-loses-agbami-ruling Statoil could be forced to dole out more than $1 billion after it lost an arbitration ruling in relation to a long-running case in Nigeria over a field stake redetermination process. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416173/statoil-loses-agbami-ruling Fri, 06 Nov 2015 08:38:41 +0000 live Petrobras reduces strike impact http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416158/petrobras-reduces-strike-impact Brazilian state-run giant Petrobras says it has reduced the effect a strike is having on its output after implementing its contingency plan. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416158/petrobras-reduces-strike-impact Fri, 06 Nov 2015 01:53:47 +0000 live Winter halts Lundin at Neiden http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416081/winter-halts-lundin-at-neiden Lundin Petroluem is moving off a recently spudded wildcat in the Barents Sea off Norway after the encroaching winter triggered restrictions with the rig on the job. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416081/winter-halts-lundin-at-neiden Thu, 05 Nov 2015 11:17:25 +0000 live Eni lifts lid on Congo-Brazzaville find http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416077/eni-lifts-lid-on-congo-brazzaville-find Eni has unveiled details of its recently announced discovery at a pre-salt exploration well off Congo-Brazzaville. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416077/eni-lifts-lid-on-congo-brazzaville-find Thu, 05 Nov 2015 10:53:00 +0000 live InterOil nabs PNG stakes off Pacific E&P http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416076/interoil-nabs-png-stakes-off-pacific-eandp Canada’s Pacific Exploration & Production is exiting Papua New Guinea with acreage partner InterOil to pick up its stakes in a pair of licences. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416076/interoil-nabs-png-stakes-off-pacific-eandp Thu, 05 Nov 2015 10:16:55 +0000 live Lundin lines up Malaysian wells http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416062/lundin-lines-up-malaysian-wells Lundin Petroleum said it is preparing to spud the first of two back-to-back exploration wells in the Sabah play off Malaysia. russell.searancke@upstreamonline.com (Russell Searancke) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416062/lundin-lines-up-malaysian-wells Thu, 05 Nov 2015 04:37:54 +0000 live Cairn spuds Senegal probe http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416057/cairn-spuds-senegal-probe Edinburgh-based Cairn Energy has started drilling an appraisal well on the SNE discovery off the coast of Senegal. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1416057/cairn-spuds-senegal-probe Thu, 05 Nov 2015 00:53:31 +0000 live Petronas starts Kepodang flows http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1415865/petronas-starts-kepodang-flows Malaysian state giant Petronas has started gas flows from its Kepodang field off Central Java. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1415865/petronas-starts-kepodang-flows Wed, 04 Nov 2015 09:33:59 +0000 live Pilot picks up Perth basin stake http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1415857/pilot-picks-up-perth-basin-stake Australia-listed Pilot Energy has expanded its holdings in Western Australia's onshore Perth basin following a deal with Caracal Exploration. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1415857/pilot-picks-up-perth-basin-stake Wed, 04 Nov 2015 04:44:48 +0000 live Santos hits gas in Queensland http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1415855/santos-hits-gas-in-queensland Australian independent Santos has hit more gas in the latest well in its Windorah near‐field exploration programme in Queensland. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1415855/santos-hits-gas-in-queensland Wed, 04 Nov 2015 03:55:32 +0000 live Cooper wildcat comes up dry http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1415854/cooper-wildcat-comes-up-dry Australian duo Beach Energy and Drillsearch Energy have come up dry with an exploration well on ATP 924 in the Queensland portion of Australia's onshore Cooper basin. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1415854/cooper-wildcat-comes-up-dry Wed, 04 Nov 2015 03:35:49 +0000 live Transerv hits more Warro gas http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1415853/transerv-hits-more-warro-gas Latest shows extend interpreted gas column at field another 113 metres below lowest known gas in Warro-5 Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1415853/transerv-hits-more-warro-gas Wed, 04 Nov 2015 02:29:44 +0000 live Promising signs for Oz duo http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1415845/promising-signs-for-oz-duo Australian duo Senex Energy and Origin Energy have hit gas in an exploration well in PEL 637 in the South Australian Cooper basin. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1415845/promising-signs-for-oz-duo Wed, 04 Nov 2015 01:20:56 +0000 live Brazil strike slashes oil output http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1415838/brazil-strike-slashes-oil-output Brazil has seen its daily oil output slashed by a half a million barrels due to a labour strike that entered its third day on Tuesday. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1415838/brazil-strike-slashes-oil-output Tue, 03 Nov 2015 22:58:41 +0000 live North Platte appraisal pay day http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1415784/north-platte-appraisal-pay-day Cobalt International Energy has reported ”encouraging” preliminary results from the latest appraisal at its North Platte discovery in the deep-water US Gulf of Mexico that indicate a pay zone of similar size to the original find. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1415784/north-platte-appraisal-pay-day Tue, 03 Nov 2015 13:17:27 +0000 live Eni delays Dazzler spud http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1415752/eni-delays-dazzler-spud Eni has delayed drilling of a wildcat on its acreage in the Barents Sea off northern Norway, which had been expected to spud next year. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1415752/eni-delays-dazzler-spud Tue, 03 Nov 2015 13:12:54 +0000 live Roxi delays flow test http://www.upstreamonline.com/incoming/1415765/roxi-delays-flow-test Roxi Petroleum is waiting for the removal of drilling fluids from two of its wells in Kazakhstan to be able to commence a flow test on the discoveries. (Anamaria Deduleasa) http://www.upstreamonline.com/incoming/1415765/roxi-delays-flow-test Tue, 03 Nov 2015 10:43:41 +0000 ece_incoming VNG misses at Blink http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1415744/vng-misses-at-blink Germany's VNG has come up dry with an exploration well on the Blink prospect in the Norwegian Sea. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1415744/vng-misses-at-blink Tue, 03 Nov 2015 07:36:10 +0000 live Stone sells out of Crown & Anchor http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1415729/stone-sells-out-of-crown-and-anchor Louisiana-based independent Stone Energy has sold off its stake in a non-operated deep-water development in the US Gulf of Mexico as it cashes up for its own offshore projects in the region. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1415729/stone-sells-out-of-crown-and-anchor Tue, 03 Nov 2015 00:03:58 +0000 live