www.upstreamonline.com http://www.upstreamonline.com/ www.upstreamonline.com Niger survey under way http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384750/Niger-survey-under-way Niger-focused Savannah Petroleum has kicked off an airborne full tensor gradiometry survey across R1/R2 licence area. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384750/Niger-survey-under-way Thu, 27 Nov 2014 07:51:23 +0000 live Rose signs on Utah rig http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384748/Rose-signs-on-Utah-rig London-listed Rose Petroleum has signed on a drilling contractor to spud the first well in its upcoming campaign in the US state of Utah. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384748/Rose-signs-on-Utah-rig Thu, 27 Nov 2014 07:42:09 +0000 live Hawkley investigates gas drop http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384746/Hawkley-investigates-gas-drop Australia-listed Hawkley Oil & Gas is investigating the quickly-declining gas production rates of Well 201 on the Sorochynska licence in Ukraine. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384746/Hawkley-investigates-gas-drop Thu, 27 Nov 2014 06:13:35 +0000 live Buru suspends Ungani North test http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384739/Buru-suspends-Ungani-North-test Australia-listed Buru Energy has temporarily suspended the Ungani North-1 well in the Canning basin as its current testing programme hits problems. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384739/Buru-suspends-Ungani-North-test Thu, 27 Nov 2014 03:23:26 +0000 live Linc hits signs of oil in Arckaringa basin http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384738/Linc-hits-signs-of-oil-in-Arckaringa-basin Singapore-listed Linc Energy has had a promising start to its exploration campaign in South Australia's Arckaringa basin, finding oil shows with its first well. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384738/Linc-hits-signs-of-oil-in-Arckaringa-basin Thu, 27 Nov 2014 02:41:21 +0000 live Santos hits gas in Cooper http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384737/Santos-hits-gas-in-Cooper Santos has hit a new wet gas discovery at the Western Cooper wet gas project in Australia's onshore Cooper basin. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384737/Santos-hits-gas-in-Cooper Thu, 27 Nov 2014 01:29:09 +0000 live WA banking on Torosa http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384734/WA-banking-on-Torosa Western Australia’s state government estimates the new maritime boundary over the Torosa gas field could mean increases in state royalties of up to A$2.9 billion (US$2.5 billion). (Russell Searancke) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384734/WA-banking-on-Torosa Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:53:10 +0000 live BC green light for LNG terminal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384691/BC-green-light-for-LNG-terminal Malaysia’s Petronas has secured environmental approval from the British Columbia authorities for development of a liquefied natural gas export terminal in the Canadian province. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384691/BC-green-light-for-LNG-terminal Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:28:47 +0000 live WA strikes new reservation deal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384683/WA-strikes-new-reservation-deal Woodside Petroleum and its North West Shelf (NWS) joint venture partners have agreed to reserve the equivalent of 15% of new approved liquefied natural gas exports for domestic consumption. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384683/WA-strikes-new-reservation-deal Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:50:58 +0000 live Canadian oil sands producers pledge to cut pollution http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384675/Canadian-oil-sands-producers-pledge-to-cut-pollution Canada's largest oil sands producers have pledged to make their crude less polluting than conventional oil by cutting water use and lowering energy consumption, as environmental protesters move to block new pipelines to ship the product abroad. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384675/Canadian-oil-sands-producers-pledge-to-cut-pollution Wed, 26 Nov 2014 03:18:32 +0000 live Tag hits Taranaki pay http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384674/Tag-hits-Taranaki-pay Canada's Tag Oil & Gas has hit hydrocarbon bearing sands with a well at the Cheal E site in New Zealand's onshore Taranaki basin. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384674/Tag-hits-Taranaki-pay Wed, 26 Nov 2014 03:02:16 +0000 live Otto gets more time http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384672/Otto-gets-more-time Australia’s Otto Energy has been granted an extension for sub phase four of Service Contract 55 in the Philippines where it plans to drill the Hawkeye-1 well. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384672/Otto-gets-more-time Wed, 26 Nov 2014 01:51:03 +0000 live Karoon hits oil in Brazil http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384671/Karoon-hits-oil-in-Brazil Karoon Gas Australia has welcomed a 10% surge in its share price after confirming the presence of oil in five separate zones in the Kangaroo-2 appraisal well in the Santos basin, off Brazil. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384671/Karoon-hits-oil-in-Brazil Wed, 26 Nov 2014 01:02:20 +0000 live Woodside to pick up more Moroccan acreage http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384670/Woodside-to-pick-up-more-Moroccan-acreage Australia's Woodside Petroleum has been granted a reconnaissance licence off the coast of Morocco. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384670/Woodside-to-pick-up-more-Moroccan-acreage Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:30:45 +0000 live Pemex installs Tsimin-Xux production platform http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384662/Pemex-installs-Tsimin-Xux-production-platform Mexico’s state-controlled Pemex installed a new production processing and compression platform on the Tsimin-Xux complex in the Gulf of Mexico by float-over installation for the first time ever. Noah.Brenner@nhst.no (Noah Brenner) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384662/Pemex-installs-Tsimin-Xux-production-platform Tue, 25 Nov 2014 22:05:34 +0000 live TransAtlantic hits on Turkish shale wildcat http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384657/TransAtlantic-hits-on-Turkish-shale-wildcat Toronto-listed TransAtlantic Petroleum has drilled and fractured its first well testing the Dadas shale formation in Turkey and flowed the well at a rate of around 800 barrels of oil per day. Noah.Brenner@nhst.no (Noah Brenner) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384657/TransAtlantic-hits-on-Turkish-shale-wildcat Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:33:18 +0000 live Gazprom Neft, PetroVietnam in Arctic pact http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384640/Gazprom-Neft-PetroVietnam-in-Arctic-pact Gazprom Neft and PetroVietnam are aiming to jointly explore for oil and gas at Russia’s Dolginskoye field in the Pechora Sea in Russia’s Arctic region. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384640/Gazprom-Neft-PetroVietnam-in-Arctic-pact Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:41:52 +0000 live Saipem, Daewoo in $1bn Caspian deal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384623/Saipem-Daewoo-in-1bn-Caspian-deal Italy’s Saipem has gained a pipeline contract in the Caspian worth around $1 billion. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384623/Saipem-Daewoo-in-1bn-Caspian-deal Tue, 25 Nov 2014 10:04:19 +0000 live Rampart's Alaskan partner starts legal proceedings http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384605/Ramparts-Alaskan-partner-starts-legal-proceedings US explorer Royale Energy claims Australian junior Rampart Energy is in breach of its obligations under a participation agreement covering the Western Block in Alaska. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384605/Ramparts-Alaskan-partner-starts-legal-proceedings Tue, 25 Nov 2014 05:03:21 +0000 live Beach adds in Cooper http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384599/Beach-adds-in-Cooper Australia’s Beach Energy has added to its existing resource base in the Cooper basin, with a successful exploration well striking oil pay. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384599/Beach-adds-in-Cooper Tue, 25 Nov 2014 01:29:23 +0000 live North Sea confidence 'at six-year low' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384550/North-Sea-confidence-at-six-year-low Confidence among operators and contractors in the UK North Sea has slumped to a six-year low, according to a new survey. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384550/North-Sea-confidence-at-six-year-low Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:02:00 +0000 live Oil sands set for big year http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384590/Oil-sands-set-for-big-year Canada's oil sands are poised for a major boost in production in 2015 as international players continue to build their presence in the North American nation, according to a new report. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384590/Oil-sands-set-for-big-year Mon, 24 Nov 2014 20:27:20 +0000 live Libra appraisal hits bottom http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384524/Libra-appraisal-hits-bottom The first appraisal well on the giant Libra pre-salt field off Brazil has reached total depth, with state player Petrobras flagging up positive signs. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384524/Libra-appraisal-hits-bottom Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:09:39 +0000 live IOOC seeking crew vessels http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384510/IOOC-seeking-crew-vessels The Iranian Offshore Oil Company is tendering for three fast crew vessels it intends to charter in the Persian Gulf and Oman Sea. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384510/IOOC-seeking-crew-vessels Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:22:46 +0000 live Cargotec wins $24.8m order from Shell http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384496/Cargotec-wins-24.8m-order-from-Shell Cargotec’s offshore business MacGregor has gained a €20 million ($24.85 million) mooring system contract from Anglo-Dutch supermajor Shell. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384496/Cargotec-wins-24.8m-order-from-Shell Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:38:09 +0000 live CNOOC Ltd starts more flows http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384482/CNOOC-Ltd-starts-more-flows CNOOC Ltd, the exploration and development arm of China National Offshore Oil Corporation, has started production from a joint development project in the South China Sea. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384482/CNOOC-Ltd-starts-more-flows Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:39:38 +0000 live PNR spuds in Poland http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384458/PNR-spuds-in-Poland Palomar Natural Resources (PNR) has spudded an appraisal well at the Rawicz concession in Poland’s South Permian basin. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384458/PNR-spuds-in-Poland Mon, 24 Nov 2014 08:18:06 +0000 live Toro repairs Alberta leak http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384435/Toro-repairs-Alberta-leak Canada's Toro Oil & Gas has repaired a gas leak at an onshore well south-west of Airdrie, Alberta. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384435/Toro-repairs-Alberta-leak Mon, 24 Nov 2014 05:53:31 +0000 live Triangle awarded Pase operatorship http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384426/Triangle-awarded-Pase-operatorship Australia's Triangle Energy has been appointed operator of the Pase production sharing contract in Aceh, Indonesia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384426/Triangle-awarded-Pase-operatorship Mon, 24 Nov 2014 01:44:50 +0000 live WHL grants Oz extension http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384425/WHL-grants-Oz-extension Australian player WHL Energy has given its partner AWE some more time to decide on the next phase of drilling for the VIC/P67 joint venture in the Otway basin off Victoria. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384425/WHL-grants-Oz-extension Mon, 24 Nov 2014 01:19:34 +0000 live Beach to increase Otway stake http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384424/Beach-to-increase-Otway-stake Beach Energy is set to take a further 10% interest in a permit in the Otway basin, off the coast of south-east Australia, by agreeing to fund extra 3D seismic. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384424/Beach-to-increase-Otway-stake Mon, 24 Nov 2014 01:01:01 +0000 live Shell joins in new US, Canada Arctic study http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384365/Shell-joins-in-new-US-Canada-Arctic-study Supermajor Shell is joining a host of governmental bodies for an Arctic study in part aimed at aiding future oil and gas developments in an area between the US and Canada. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384365/Shell-joins-in-new-US-Canada-Arctic-study Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:16:15 +0000 live Colombia's Nueva Esparanza hits oil http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384362/Colombias-Nueva-Esparanza-hits-oil Canada’s Talisman Energy and Colombia’s Ecopetrol have discovered heavy oil with the Nueva Esperanza 1 well at their CPO-9 block in Colombia’s central Meta department. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384362/Colombias-Nueva-Esparanza-hits-oil Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:52:19 +0000 live 'Storm damage' on GSP Saturn http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384359/Storm-damage-on-GSP-Saturn Greenpeace photos apparently confirm damage to jack-up GSP Saturn caused by a storm after drilling work at the Dolginskoye field in Russia's Arctic for Gazprom Neft. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384359/Storm-damage-on-GSP-Saturn Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:30:11 +0000 live Statoil drops Stena rig after Angola duster http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384335/Statoil-drops-Stena-rig-after-Angola-duster Norway's Statoil is ditching a Stena Drilling unit early after once again coming up dry at wildcat off Angola. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384335/Statoil-drops-Stena-rig-after-Angola-duster Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:41:57 +0000 live EMGS in Brazil hydrates survey http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384315/EMGS-in-Brazil-hydrates-survey Electromagnetic Geoservices has been awarded a $1.5 million research project to map the presence of shallow gas hydrates in the Pelotas basin off Brazil. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384315/EMGS-in-Brazil-hydrates-survey Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:32:59 +0000 live Ophir's Tanzanian probes fail to impress http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384312/Ophirs-Tanzanian-probes-fail-to-impress London-listed company Ophir Energy has had mixed results with a wildcat drilled on its East Pande permit, off the coast of Tanzania, while another well has come up dry. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384312/Ophirs-Tanzanian-probes-fail-to-impress Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:23:19 +0000 live Apache and Buru spud onshore Oz well http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384309/Apache-and-Buru-spud-onshore-Oz-well US independent Apache and Australia's Buru Energy have spudded an exploration well on EP 390 in Western Australia's onshore Canning basin. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384309/Apache-and-Buru-spud-onshore-Oz-well Fri, 21 Nov 2014 07:09:49 +0000 live SapuraKencana wins Sabah blocks http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384306/SapuraKencana-wins-Sabah-blocks State-run Petronas has awarded two blocks onshore Sabah to fellow Malaysian company SapuraKencana. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384306/SapuraKencana-wins-Sabah-blocks Fri, 21 Nov 2014 04:45:09 +0000 live Cue farms in to Indonesian patch http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384302/Cue-farms-in-to-Indonesian-patch Australia's Cue Energy Resources has signed a farm-in agreement with Canadian company Bukit Energy for an onshore production sharing contract in Central Sumatra, Indonesia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384302/Cue-farms-in-to-Indonesian-patch Fri, 21 Nov 2014 03:53:02 +0000 live Transocean Leader to exit Norway http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384260/Transocean-Leader-to-exit-Norway Transocean has confirmed that its semi-submersible Transocean Leader is set to exit Norwegian waters early next year after wrapping up its current contract for state-owned Statoil. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384260/Transocean-Leader-to-exit-Norway Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:50:08 +0000 live Shell in $600m Nigerian farm-out http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384237/Shell-in-600m-Nigerian-farm-out Shell has completed the much-anticipated farm-out of its entire holding in a Nigerian offshore block in a deal worth $600 million. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384237/Shell-in-600m-Nigerian-farm-out Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:29:27 +0000 live Mazarine hires rig for Tunisia drilling http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384231/Mazarine-hires-rig-for-Tunisia-drilling Dutch privately-owned explorer Mazarine Energy has contracted an onshore rig for a two-well exploration programme at its central Tunisian acreage that is to start early next year. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384231/Mazarine-hires-rig-for-Tunisia-drilling Thu, 20 Nov 2014 10:50:16 +0000 live BG in Strawberry hunt http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384227/BG-in-Strawberry-hunt British explorer BG Group has finally kicked off delayed drilling of a wildcat at its Jordbaer (Strawberry) South East prospect in the Norwegian North Sea. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384227/BG-in-Strawberry-hunt Thu, 20 Nov 2014 10:39:52 +0000 live Partners 'mulling French Guiana drill' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384226/Partners-mulling-French-Guiana-drill The Shell-led venture at the Guyane Maritime permit off French Guiana is considering fresh drilling at the deep-water acreage, junior partner Wessex Exploration revealed. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384226/Partners-mulling-French-Guiana-drill Thu, 20 Nov 2014 10:05:29 +0000 live Oyster nets more North Sea acreage http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384222/Oyster-nets-more-North-Sea-acreage UK private equity-backed player Oyster Petroleum has farmed into a UK North Sea licence where operator Maersk Oil plans to spud a wildcat next year. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384222/Oyster-nets-more-North-Sea-acreage Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:20:50 +0000 live Empire to sell off Carnarvon stakes http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384089/Empire-to-sell-off-Carnarvon-stakes Empire Oil & Gas has signed an indicative agreement to sell its remaining acreage in Western Australia's onshore Carnarvon basin to fellow Australian company Bounty Oil & Gas. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384089/Empire-to-sell-off-Carnarvon-stakes Thu, 20 Nov 2014 01:00:48 +0000 live Petronas farms in to Midleton prospect http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384023/Petronas-farms-in-to-Midleton-prospect Irish junior Lansdowne Oil & Gas has gained Malaysia’s Petronas as a farm-in partner to its Midleton gas prospect off Ireland. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384023/Petronas-farms-in-to-Midleton-prospect Wed, 19 Nov 2014 12:45:18 +0000 live Seismic sweat on Norway round http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384018/Seismic-sweat-on-Norway-round Seismic players face a nail-biting wait as the launch of Norway’s 23rd licensing round has apparently been delayed, potentially hitting data sales needed to meet their revenue targets. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384018/Seismic-sweat-on-Norway-round Wed, 19 Nov 2014 11:07:55 +0000 live Rowan spins bit on Repsol’s Sandia http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384015/Rowan-spins-bit-on-Repsol’s-Sandia Repsol has spudded its first of two controversial wildcats off the Canary Islands despite a high-profile attempt by Greenpeace to disrupt drilling. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384015/Rowan-spins-bit-on-Repsol’s-Sandia Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:41:28 +0000 live Lufeng pay day http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384010/Lufeng-pay-day CNOOC Ltd has made a new oil discovery with a well drilled on the Lufeng 14-4 structure in the eastern South China Sea. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384010/Lufeng-pay-day Wed, 19 Nov 2014 09:43:15 +0000 live CIMC confirms semisub sextet http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384007/CIMC-confirms-semisub-sextet Chinese yard CIMC Raffles has confirmed that it has decided to build up to six mid-water semi-submersible drilling rigs to fulfil strong demand it anticipates in the replacement market in UK North Sea. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1384007/CIMC-confirms-semisub-sextet Wed, 19 Nov 2014 09:32:27 +0000 live Tethys, CC Energy in Oman oil find http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383995/Tethys-CC-Energy-in-Oman-oil-find Sweden’s Tethys Oil and its partners have suspended drilling at an onshore well in Oman after samples found the presence of oil. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383995/Tethys-CC-Energy-in-Oman-oil-find Wed, 19 Nov 2014 08:24:36 +0000 live Cairn fails to uncover more Senegal pay http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383993/Cairn-fails-to-uncover-more-Senegal-pay UK-based Cairn Energy has failed to uncover more hydrocarbons in an exploration well where it previously hit pay in shallower targets, off the coast of Senegal. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383993/Cairn-fails-to-uncover-more-Senegal-pay Wed, 19 Nov 2014 08:05:33 +0000 live Alaska bids in http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383990/Alaska-bids-in The annual 2014 Northern Alaska lease sale saw 356 bids on 298 tracts in Northern Alaska. (Tonya Zelinsky) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383990/Alaska-bids-in Wed, 19 Nov 2014 06:50:37 +0000 live EDA wins PNG contract http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383978/EDA-wins-PNG-contract Ausdrill subsidiary Energy Drilling Australia (EDA) has won its first international contract which will see it supply a rig to Jersey-based Heritage Oil in northern Papua New Guinea. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383978/EDA-wins-PNG-contract Wed, 19 Nov 2014 02:05:33 +0000 live Promising signs at Santos basin well http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383975/Promising-signs-at-Santos-basin-well Karoon Gas Australia has encountered positive signs while drilling an appraisal well on its Kangaroo discovery in Brazil's offshore Santos basin. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383975/Promising-signs-at-Santos-basin-well Wed, 19 Nov 2014 01:23:46 +0000 live Noble revives Aphrodite estimates http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383938/Noble-revives-Aphrodite-estimates Noble Energy’s Aphrodite deep-water gas field has seen its best-estimate resource base boosted by 12% by a fresh reserve report, albeit from a previously reduced level. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383938/Noble-revives-Aphrodite-estimates Tue, 18 Nov 2014 16:08:58 +0000 live UK launches offshore studies http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383912/UK-launches-offshore-studies The UK government and industry group Oil & Gas UK are to commission a pair of offshore studies aimed at stimulating exploration on the UK continental shelf. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383912/UK-launches-offshore-studies Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:19:03 +0000 live Malaysia dry hole for Lundin http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383884/Malaysia-dry-hole-for-Lundin Lundin Petroleum has failed to find any hydrocarbons at a wildcat drilled off Sabah, Malaysia. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383884/Malaysia-dry-hole-for-Lundin Tue, 18 Nov 2014 08:12:14 +0000 live San Leon spuds Polish probe http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383882/San-Leon-spuds-Polish-probe London-listed San Leon Energy has spudded its second well in the Karpaty area, onshore Poland. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383882/San-Leon-spuds-Polish-probe Tue, 18 Nov 2014 08:10:36 +0000 live Taipan hits Kenya hurdle http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383883/Taipan-hits-Kenya-hurdle Taipan Resources has run into a legal roadblock with planned drilling of a first exploration well on its operated Block 2B in north-east Kenya. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383883/Taipan-hits-Kenya-hurdle Tue, 18 Nov 2014 08:06:00 +0000 live Pertamina eyes overseas output boost http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383880/Pertamina-eyes-overseas-output-boost Indonesia's Pertamina expects its overseas assets to contribute between 90,000 and 120,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day by the end of the year. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383880/Pertamina-eyes-overseas-output-boost Tue, 18 Nov 2014 07:01:31 +0000 live Rampart picks up offshore Oz stake http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383879/Rampart-picks-up-offshore-Oz-stake Adelaide-based Rampart Energy has gained a majority interest in an exploration permit off the coast of Western Australia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383879/Rampart-picks-up-offshore-Oz-stake Tue, 18 Nov 2014 06:49:47 +0000 live Duo exercise option on Oz permit http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383873/Duo-exercise-option-on-Oz-permit A joint venture between Singapore-listed Rex International and Malaysia's Hibiscus Petroleum has exercised an option to gain a 20% stake in a permit in Australia's offshore Gippsland basin. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383873/Duo-exercise-option-on-Oz-permit Tue, 18 Nov 2014 02:31:36 +0000 live Senex closing in on first gas sales http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383870/Senex-closing-in-on-first-gas-sales Brisbane-based Senex Energy is nearing the first gas sales from an agreement it signed earlier this year the Santos-operated South Australian Cooper basin joint venture (SACB JV). Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383870/Senex-closing-in-on-first-gas-sales Tue, 18 Nov 2014 00:50:31 +0000 live Tubular Bells ring for Hess http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383820/Tubular-Bells-ring-for-Hess Hess and partner Chevron have started producing from the Tubular Bells deep-water project in the US Gulf of Mexico. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383820/Tubular-Bells-ring-for-Hess Mon, 17 Nov 2014 14:12:54 +0000 live Well job for Songa Trym http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383819/Well-job-for-Songa-Trym Songa Offshore can look forward to more work for its semi-submersible Songa Trym after Statoil suspended its charter for the rig, which is lined up to drill a new wildcat off Norway early next year. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383819/Well-job-for-Songa-Trym Mon, 17 Nov 2014 13:55:27 +0000 live President positive on Lapacho http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383789/President-positive-on-Lapacho President Energy has had more encouraging signs at a Paraguayan well where it has started to drill into the deeper target formation. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383789/President-positive-on-Lapacho Mon, 17 Nov 2014 08:50:43 +0000 live IGas spuds Ellesmere Port well http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383785/IGas-spuds-Ellesmere-Port-well London-based IGas Energy has spudded an exploration well at Ellesmere Port in Engalnd's north-west. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383785/IGas-spuds-Ellesmere-Port-well Mon, 17 Nov 2014 08:03:22 +0000 live CalEnergy comes up dry off Australia http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383746/CalEnergy-comes-up-dry-off-Australia Berkshire Hathaway Energy subsidiary CalEnergy Resources has come up dry with an exploration well off the coast of Western Australia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383746/CalEnergy-comes-up-dry-off-Australia Mon, 17 Nov 2014 01:59:19 +0000 live North Dakota output hits new record http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1383725.ece Oil production in North Dakota rose more than 50,000 barrels per day to an all-time high of about 1.2 million bpd in September, according to monthly data the state Industrial Commission released on Friday. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1383725.ece Fri, 14 Nov 2014 21:57:27 +0000 live Chevron '90% done' on Jack-St Malo http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383712/Chevron-90-done-on-Jack-St-Malo Chevron is more than 90% finished with commissioning and hook-up work at Jack-St Malo, its next big mega-project in the US Gulf of Mexico, according to the supermajor's head of North American exploration and production. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383712/Chevron-90-done-on-Jack-St-Malo Fri, 14 Nov 2014 18:31:04 +0000 live Rig 'incident' in Pechora Sea http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383690/Rig-incident-in-Pechora-Sea A Romanian-owned rig chartered by Gazprom Neft was reportedly damaged in a storm while under tow in the Arctic Pechora Sea off Russia. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383690/Rig-incident-in-Pechora-Sea Fri, 14 Nov 2014 15:43:33 +0000 live Horn of Africa 'security dilemma' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383687/Horn-of-Africa-security-dilemma Oil companies seeking to exploit East Africa’s emerging onshore play run the risk of potential terror attacks fuelled by Islamist militancy in failed state Somalia, according to risk analysis firm Maplecroft. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383687/Horn-of-Africa-security-dilemma Fri, 14 Nov 2014 14:48:33 +0000 live Crossbill in Wintershall sights http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383680/Crossbill-in-Wintershall-sights Wintershall is targeting more resources in the vicinity of its Skarfjell find in the northern North Sea off Norway with a wildcat at the Crossbill prospect scheduled for drilling in the first quarter of next year. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383680/Crossbill-in-Wintershall-sights Fri, 14 Nov 2014 12:59:47 +0000 live Egdon to increase Cleveland basin stake http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383640/Egdon-to-increase-Cleveland-basin-stake London-listed Egdon Resources is set to increase its interest in an exploration licence in the UK's Cleveland basin by acquiring minority equity holder Yorkshire Exploration. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383640/Egdon-to-increase-Cleveland-basin-stake Fri, 14 Nov 2014 07:30:08 +0000 live Statoil to cut interest in Oz permits http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383635/Statoil-to-cut-interest-in-Oz-permits Norwegian giant Statoil is set to reduce its interest in at least two permits in Australia's Northern Territory after a disappointing shale exploration campaign. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383635/Statoil-to-cut-interest-in-Oz-permits Fri, 14 Nov 2014 03:32:13 +0000 live Duo in new Kenya drilling drive http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383592/Duo-in-new-Kenya-drilling-drive Canadian explorer Africa Oil is targeting more resources on prospective acreage in northern Kenya with several new exploration wells planned together with partner Tullow Oil. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383592/Duo-in-new-Kenya-drilling-drive Thu, 13 Nov 2014 15:35:57 +0000 live Lukoil, Nenets region extend pact http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383551/Lukoil-Nenets-region-extend-pact Russian independent Lukoil has signed a deal with the Nenets autonomous region in the remote north of the country to extend the pair’s co-operation agreement for five years. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383551/Lukoil-Nenets-region-extend-pact Thu, 13 Nov 2014 12:31:27 +0000 live Genel in Morocco well woe http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383368/Genel-in-Morocco-well-woe Genel Energy has failed to produce oil at sustainable rates at a highly-anticipated well off Morocco. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383368/Genel-in-Morocco-well-woe Thu, 13 Nov 2014 08:49:28 +0000 live Genel takes OMV Kurdistan stake http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383366/Genel-takes-OMV-Kurdistan-stake Genel Energy has hatched a $150 million deal with OMV to buy the Austrian state player's stake in a gas field in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383366/Genel-takes-OMV-Kurdistan-stake Thu, 13 Nov 2014 08:19:43 +0000 live Sino Australia in China EOR talks http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383357/Sino-Australia-in-China-EOR-talks Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383357/Sino-Australia-in-China-EOR-talks Thu, 13 Nov 2014 04:15:09 +0000 live NSW unveils new gas plan http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383356/NSW-unveils-new-gas-plan Australian industry bodies have cautiously welcomed the New South Wales government's new plan to support increased development of the state's gas reserves. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383356/NSW-unveils-new-gas-plan Thu, 13 Nov 2014 03:08:28 +0000 live Saudi Arabia 'to double' gas output http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383350/Saudi-Arabia-to-double-gas-output Saudi Arabia, the world's top oil exporter, will double its natural gas output by 2030 but plans to keep all of it at home to fuel domestic growth, the country's oil minister said on Wednesday. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383350/Saudi-Arabia-to-double-gas-output Wed, 12 Nov 2014 23:10:48 +0000 live Morkel on Lundin radar screen http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383313/Morkel-on-Lundin-radar-screen Swedish explorer Lundin Petroleum is lining up a wildcat at the Morkel prospect in the northern North Sea off Norway for drilling early next year. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383313/Morkel-on-Lundin-radar-screen Wed, 12 Nov 2014 15:18:12 +0000 live Serinus spuds Romania probe http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383309/Serinus-spuds-Romania-probe Canadian explorer Serinus Energy has kicked off drilling of an exploration well on its Satu Mare concession in north-west Romania. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383309/Serinus-spuds-Romania-probe Wed, 12 Nov 2014 14:23:44 +0000 live Eni, KMG sign $18m shipyard deal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383244/Eni-KMG-sign-18m-shipyard-deal Italy’s Eni and Kazakh state company KazMunaiGaz have hired international engineering consultancy firms Royal HaskoningDHV and Witteveen+Bos to design their planned Caspian Sea shipyard near Kuryk, Kazakhstan. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383244/Eni-KMG-sign-18m-shipyard-deal Wed, 12 Nov 2014 09:15:03 +0000 live Tullow in writedown warning http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383234/Tullow-in-writedown-warning Tullow Oil has warned it may have to take "substantial" exploration writedowns for the full year on some frontier campaigns as the fall in oil prices leads to a tightening of the purse strings. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383234/Tullow-in-writedown-warning Wed, 12 Nov 2014 08:12:52 +0000 live Cooper basin well disappoints http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383225/Cooper-basin-well-disappoints Australia's Senex Energy has had poor results with its latest exploration well in South Australia's Cooper basin. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383225/Cooper-basin-well-disappoints Wed, 12 Nov 2014 02:18:05 +0000 live Talisman nets Indonesia acreage http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383193/Talisman-nets-Indonesia-acreage Talisman Energy is taking over operatorship of a production sharing contract off Indonesia after hatching a farm-in deal with Pan Orient Energy. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383193/Talisman-nets-Indonesia-acreage Tue, 11 Nov 2014 13:46:56 +0000 live Gazprom inks new CNPC gas pact http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383190/Gazprom-inks-new-CNPC-gas-pact Russia’s Gazprom has signed a framework agreement with China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) to provide gas supplies via a new western route as the Kremlin bolsters trade ties with Beijing amid Western sanctions over the Ukraine crisis. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall), (News Wires) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383190/Gazprom-inks-new-CNPC-gas-pact Tue, 11 Nov 2014 13:13:19 +0000 live Norway bracing for investment drop http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383169/Norway-bracing-for-investment-drop Investments off Norway are set to drop sharply in 2015 from this year’s record level of Nkr221 billion ($32.3 billion) on falling oil prices and high costs, according to the country’s oil and gas industry lobby group. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383169/Norway-bracing-for-investment-drop Tue, 11 Nov 2014 11:14:40 +0000 live Namibia eyes more deep wildcats http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383165/Namibia-eyes-more-deep-wildcats Namibia sees as many as five oil exploration wells being drilled in 2016 as companies searching for deposits off the southwest African coast are undeterred by 19 dry wells. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383165/Namibia-eyes-more-deep-wildcats Tue, 11 Nov 2014 09:35:43 +0000 live Lundin looks to Gemini http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383164/Lundin-looks-to-Gemini Lundin Petroleum aims to drill a wildcat early next year targeting the Gemini prospect to the west of its under-development Edvard Grieg field in the prospective Utsira High area off Norway. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383164/Lundin-looks-to-Gemini Tue, 11 Nov 2014 09:26:36 +0000 live Afren kick-off at Ameena http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383156/Afren-kick-off-at-Ameena Afren has kicked off drilling of an exploration well at the Ameena East prospect off Nigeria targeting more resources in the vicinity of the jointly operated Ebok and Okwok fields. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383156/Afren-kick-off-at-Ameena Tue, 11 Nov 2014 08:10:20 +0000 live Bauer well beats expectations http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383152/Bauer-well-beats-expectations The latest development well on the Bauer oilfield in South Australia has exceeded operator Beach Energy's expectations. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383152/Bauer-well-beats-expectations Tue, 11 Nov 2014 04:54:04 +0000 live Central to supply east coast gas http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383146/Central-to-supply-east-coast-gas Central Petroleum could see gas from its projects in Australia's Northern Territory shipped to the country's east coast after it entered into a non-binding heads of agreement with Incitec Pivot. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383146/Central-to-supply-east-coast-gas Tue, 11 Nov 2014 01:24:55 +0000 live Eco cheers Thai flows http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383145/Eco-cheers-Thai-flows Hong Kong & China Gas subsidiary Eco Orient Energy has flowed oil from an appraisal well on the L44/43 concession in Thailand. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383145/Eco-cheers-Thai-flows Tue, 11 Nov 2014 00:43:13 +0000 live Hess unveils Utica production goal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383125/Hess-unveils-Utica-production-goal US player Hess has unveiled a net peak production forecast for its holdings in the Utica shale play for the first time as part of a broad increase in its five-year production guidance. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1383125/Hess-unveils-Utica-production-goal Mon, 10 Nov 2014 18:54:33 +0000 live