www.upstreamonline.com http://www.upstreamonline.com/ www.upstreamonline.com Angus spuds onshore UK prospect http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1375310/Angus-spuds-onshore-UK-prospect An Angus Energy-led venture has spud an exploration well on the Horse Hill prospect in the UK's onshore Weald basin. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1375310/Angus-spuds-onshore-UK-prospect Wed, 03 Sep 2014 06:59:40 +0000 live Troll B 'hit by blaze' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1375312/Troll-B-hit-by-blaze Statoil’s Troll B platform was reportedly shut in earlier this week after an electrical fire resulted in the mustering of personnel onboard the North Sea facility off Norway. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1375312/Troll-B-hit-by-blaze Wed, 03 Sep 2014 06:55:52 +0000 live Senex set to drill http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1375298/Senex-set-to-drill Australia-listed Senex Energy has started a two-well programme in PEL 514 in South Australia. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1375298/Senex-set-to-drill Wed, 03 Sep 2014 01:06:56 +0000 live Statoil set for 'Ensis re-entry' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1375226/Statoil-set-for-Ensis-re-entry Statoil is reportedly poised to resume drilling of a wildcat at the Ensis prospect in the Barents Sea as part of an intensive back-to-back well campaign in the Arctic frontier region off Norway. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1375226/Statoil-set-for-Ensis-re-entry Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:54:42 +0000 live Taqa resumes drilling at Atrush http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1375210/Taqa-resumes-drilling-at-Atrush Middle Eastern player Taqa has resumed drilling operations at the Atrush block in the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq following a hiatus over security fears. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1375210/Taqa-resumes-drilling-at-Atrush Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:15:38 +0000 live Signs of discovery at UK's Wressle http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1375163/Signs-of-discovery-at-UKs-Wressle UK juniors Egdon Resources, Europa Oil & Gas and Union Jack Oil all saw significant share rises after signs of a potential discovery with their Wressle 1 oil exploration probe onshore England’s East Midlands. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane), Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1375163/Signs-of-discovery-at-UKs-Wressle Tue, 02 Sep 2014 08:13:00 +0000 live Huntington shut in again http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1375168/Huntington-shut-in-again E.ON E&P is facing a further shutdown at its Huntington oilfield off the UK just days after production was restarted from the temperamental North Sea field, according to partner Noreco. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1375168/Huntington-shut-in-again Tue, 02 Sep 2014 08:11:34 +0000 live Greka readies Essar drill http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1375161/Greka-readies-Essar-drill London-based Greka Drilling has begun mobilising rigs to Essar Oil in a $65 million contract for 100 wells to be drilled at the Raniganj East block in West Bengal. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1375161/Greka-readies-Essar-drill Tue, 02 Sep 2014 06:50:55 +0000 live AWE hits significant discovery http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1375154/AWE-hits-significant-discovery Australia-listed AWE has announced a “significant new discovery” at the Senecio-3 well in the Perth basin. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1375154/AWE-hits-significant-discovery Tue, 02 Sep 2014 02:13:01 +0000 live Halcon flows from Eagle Ford wells http://www.upstreamonline.com/sectors/companynews/1375153/Halcon-flows-from-Eagle-Ford-wells US operator Halcon Resources has flowed oil and gas from two Eagle Ford wells on the Birch project, in Burleson County, Texas. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/sectors/companynews/1375153/Halcon-flows-from-Eagle-Ford-wells Tue, 02 Sep 2014 01:40:35 +0000 sectors sectors_companynews Inpex, Santos set to drill in Malaysia http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1375142/Inpex-Santos-set-to-drill-in-Malaysia Japan’s Inpex has confirmed a deal with Australia's Santos for a drilling campaign offshore Malaysia, which is set to start by the end of the year. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1375142/Inpex-Santos-set-to-drill-in-Malaysia Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:26:05 +0000 live Statoil readies full In Amenas return http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1375039/Statoil-readies-full-In-Amenas-return Statoil is ready to resume ordinary operations at the In Amenas gas plant in Algeria following a deadly terrorist attack early last year that left dozens of people dead. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1375039/Statoil-readies-full-In-Amenas-return Mon, 01 Sep 2014 07:19:46 +0000 live Lundin spins bit at Vollgrav South http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1375038/Lundin-spins-bit-at-Vollgrav-South Lundin Petroleum is targeting further resource potential in the mature part of Norway’s North Sea after spudding a wildcat at the Vollgrav South prospect. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1375038/Lundin-spins-bit-at-Vollgrav-South Mon, 01 Sep 2014 07:09:21 +0000 live Roxi firms up BNG pay http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1375037/Roxi-firms-up-BNG-pay London-listed Roxi Petroleum has firmed up more pay in a deep discovery made within its BNG contract area in western Kazakhstan. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1375037/Roxi-firms-up-BNG-pay Mon, 01 Sep 2014 06:58:48 +0000 live Real primes Cooper bit http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374992/Real-primes-Cooper-bit Australian explorer Real Energy is preparing to drill its maiden well in the onshore Cooper basin in the Australian state of Queensland. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374992/Real-primes-Cooper-bit Mon, 01 Sep 2014 01:37:25 +0000 live Empire increases Perth basin holdings http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374991/Empire-increases-Perth-basin-holdings Australia-listed ERM Power has agreed to sell its West Australian gas assets to compatriot Empire Oil & Gas for A$16.3 million (US$15.2 million). Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374991/Empire-increases-Perth-basin-holdings Mon, 01 Sep 2014 00:55:15 +0000 live SapuraKencana in big Malaysia gas find http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374938/SapuraKencana-in-big-Malaysia-gas-find SapuraKencana Energy (SKE) has doubled the reserves of gas found at a block off Malaysia after its latest probe came up trumps. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374938/SapuraKencana-in-big-Malaysia-gas-find Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:58:53 +0000 live Det Norske fails at Heimsdalshoe http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374900/Det-Norske-fails-at-Heimsdalshoe Det Norske Oljeselskap has come up dry at its latest exploration well in the Norwegian North Sea. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374900/Det-Norske-fails-at-Heimsdalshoe Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:05:04 +0000 live Luno 2 appraisal fails to deliver http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374890/Luno-2-appraisal-fails-to-deliver Swedish explorer Lundin Petroleum has downgraded its resource estimate for the Luno 2 discovery off Norway after a disappointing appraisal well, despite hitting an oil column with the probe. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374890/Luno-2-appraisal-fails-to-deliver Fri, 29 Aug 2014 07:01:29 +0000 live D target in Statoil sights http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374838/D-target-in-Statoil-sights Statoil has been given the green light by Norway’s safety agency to drill an appraisal at the so-called D structure to the north-east of its Grane field in the North Sea. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374838/D-target-in-Statoil-sights Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:49:36 +0000 live Greenpeace cries foul over Isfjell http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374826/Greenpeace-cries-foul-over-Isfjell Statoil is courting controversy after spudding the latest well of its current Barents Sea drilling campaign at the Isfjell prospect amid allegations by Greenpeace the company is defying a regulatory complaints procedure. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374826/Greenpeace-cries-foul-over-Isfjell Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:30:26 +0000 live Noble on the money at Katmai http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374822/Noble-on-the-money-at-Katmai Noble Energy has said it could be sitting of a resource base of up to 100 million barrels of oil equivalent after a deep-water US Gulf of Mexico wildcat came up trumps. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374822/Noble-on-the-money-at-Katmai Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:49:26 +0000 live Chariot re-awarded Namibia blocks http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374734/Chariot-re-awarded-Namibia-blocks UK-listed Chariot Oil & Gas has been re-awarded permits off Nambia with fellow UK junior AziNam on an increased stake. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374734/Chariot-re-awarded-Namibia-blocks Thu, 28 Aug 2014 08:55:14 +0000 live Tullow hits oil pay in Kenya http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374607/Tullow-hits-oil-pay-in-Kenya London-listed Tullow Oil has achieved some success at its onshore blocks in Kenya at three of its exploration and appraisal wells at Blocks 10BB and 13T. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374607/Tullow-hits-oil-pay-in-Kenya Thu, 28 Aug 2014 06:57:29 +0000 live Oz investment to shrink: report http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374590/Oz-investment-to-shrink-report Investment in the Australian oil and gas industry is fading, and quickly, according to energy economics group EnergyQuest. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374590/Oz-investment-to-shrink-report Thu, 28 Aug 2014 01:31:53 +0000 live Mahalo reserves shored up http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374588/Mahalo-reserves-shored-up Australia’s Comet Ridge has received a reserves report from an independent consultant for the Mahalo gas project in central Queensland. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374588/Mahalo-reserves-shored-up Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:21:44 +0000 live Germany's energy shift 'on wrong track' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374560/Germanys-energy-shift-on-wrong-track Germany’s dream of an energy transition to renewables to cut carbon dioxide emissions is ”in danger of turning into a nightmare” as an increased reliance on coal by the country is having the reverse effect, Wintershall has warned. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374560/Germanys-energy-shift-on-wrong-track Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:23:56 +0000 live Dunquin data 'shows oil generation' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374519/Dunquin-data-shows-oil-generation ExxonMobil’s post-drill evaluation of its Dunquin North wildcat off south-west Ireland has found that significant resources were in place before the reservoir was breached. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374519/Dunquin-data-shows-oil-generation Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:54:14 +0000 live Drill disappointments for Faroe Islands http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374503/Drill-disappointments-for-Faroe-Islands The Faroe Islands has had its hopes of becoming a fully-fledged oil nation dashed once again after Statoil this summer completed two wildcats with disappointing results. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374503/Drill-disappointments-for-Faroe-Islands Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:11:01 +0000 live Total gets busy at Garantiana http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374490/Total-gets-busy-at-Garantiana Total this week started a production test of its Garantiana discovery, aiming to find out whether the North Sea find is large enough for a stand-alone development. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374490/Total-gets-busy-at-Garantiana Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:09:25 +0000 live Canacol flows gas from Palmer find http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374491/Canacol-flows-gas-from-Palmer-find Colombia-focused explorer to tie in Lower Magdalena discovery Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374491/Canacol-flows-gas-from-Palmer-find Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:05:51 +0000 live Total nears Martin Linge probes http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374479/Total-nears-Martin-Linge-probes French major Total is about to start drilling production wells for its Martin Linge development as the company gears up for a comeback as an operator offshore Norway. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374479/Total-nears-Martin-Linge-probes Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:38:18 +0000 live Mixed results for Ophir off Equatorial Guinea http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374449/Mixed-results-for-Ophir-off-Equatorial-Guinea London-listed Ophir Energy has reported mixed results with the drilling of an appraisal well on Block R, off the coast of Equatorial Guinea. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374449/Mixed-results-for-Ophir-off-Equatorial-Guinea Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:29:14 +0000 live Circle spuds second well http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374447/Circle-spuds-second-well London-listed Circle Oil has spudded the CGD-12 well in the Sebou permit in Morocco. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374447/Circle-spuds-second-well Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:02:12 +0000 live BG flows more gas off Tanzania http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374446/BG-flows-more-gas-off-Tanzania UK giant BG Group has flowed more gas from an appraisal well on its Mzia discovery in Block 1, offshore the coast of southern Tanzania. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374446/BG-flows-more-gas-off-Tanzania Wed, 27 Aug 2014 06:52:32 +0000 live Trident gains Amadeus permit http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374442/Trident-gains-Amadeus-permit Unlisted Australian company Trident Energy has been awarded a 100% interest in an exploration permit in the Northern Territory's Amadeus basin. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374442/Trident-gains-Amadeus-permit Wed, 27 Aug 2014 04:31:47 +0000 live Santos to re-enter Amadeus well http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374437/Santos-to-re-enter-Amadeus-well Australian independent Santos is preparing to re-enter the Mt Kitty-1 exploration well in the Northern Territory's onshore Amadeus basin. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374437/Santos-to-re-enter-Amadeus-well Wed, 27 Aug 2014 03:22:36 +0000 live Horizon flows more Stanley gas http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374434/Horizon-flows-more-Stanley-gas Australia-listed Horizon Oil has flowed gas from a development well on the Stanley gas-condensate field in PDL 10, onshore Papua New Guinea. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374434/Horizon-flows-more-Stanley-gas Wed, 27 Aug 2014 02:28:58 +0000 live Cairn in Senegal oil discovery http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374433/Cairn-in-Senegal-oil-discovery London-based Cairn Energy has confirmed an active petroleum system at the Fan-1 well on the Sangomar Deep block off Senegal. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374433/Cairn-in-Senegal-oil-discovery Wed, 27 Aug 2014 02:07:18 +0000 live Strike extends in Cooper http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374424/Strike-extends-in-Cooper Australia’s Strike Energy has picked up a permit in South Australia’s Cooper basin, one of the most prolific oil provinces in the country. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374424/Strike-extends-in-Cooper Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:54:00 +0000 live Statoil in Oz shale fail http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374412/Statoil-in-Oz-shale-fail Norwegian giant Statoil has abandoned a shale well in Australia's Southern Georgina basin in the Northern Territories after it failed to flow oil or gas. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374412/Statoil-in-Oz-shale-fail Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:38:46 +0000 live Rowan wins ExxonMobil jack-up gig http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374376/Rowan-wins-ExxonMobil-jack-up-gig Houston-based rig contractor Rowan has signed a contract for a jack-up unit in the US Gulf of Mexico at a higher dayrate and has taken delivery of its latest deep-water drillship. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374376/Rowan-wins-ExxonMobil-jack-up-gig Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:21:03 +0000 live Garlick: 'Norway needs to boost flows' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374339/Garlick-Norway-needs-to-boost-flows Norway should step up efforts to increase oil recovery before declining production and ageing facilities make new measures unprofitable, BP’s head of North Sea operations warned. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374339/Garlick-Norway-needs-to-boost-flows Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:09:39 +0000 live Nordic Maritime gains Statoil charter http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374294/Nordic-Maritime-gains-Statoil-charter Singapore-based Nordic Maritime has gained a short-term charter from Norway’s Statoil for its dynamically-positioned DP2 multi-purpose offshore vessel Mokul Nordic. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374294/Nordic-Maritime-gains-Statoil-charter Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:49:06 +0000 live Cimarex makes $326m sales http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374252/Cimarex-makes-326m-sales US independent Cimarex Energy has signed a set of purchase and sale agreements for oil and gas assets in three domestic plays for a total of $326 million. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374252/Cimarex-makes-326m-sales Tue, 26 Aug 2014 10:38:09 +0000 live Statoil seeks Aasta Hansteen tie-backs http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374237/Statoil-seeks-Aasta-Hansteen-tie-backs Statoil is hoping that an exploration programme in the Norwegian Sea next year will find tie-back prospects that can improve the field economics of the pioneering but marginal Aasta Hansteen project. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374237/Statoil-seeks-Aasta-Hansteen-tie-backs Tue, 26 Aug 2014 10:12:26 +0000 live Circle soars on Tunisia discovery http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374208/Circle-soars-on-Tunisia-discovery London-listed Circle Oil has seen its stock jump by more than 20% after the company announced it had encountered “strong hydrocarbon” shows at its shallow-water exploration well off Tunisia. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane), bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374208/Circle-soars-on-Tunisia-discovery Tue, 26 Aug 2014 09:17:00 +0000 live TGS widens Sierra Leone seismic http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374215/TGS-widens-Sierra-Leone-seismic Norway’s TGS Nopec Geophysical is to expand its 3D seismic library off Sierra Leone by about 16% under a fresh multi-client, industry funding-supported survey. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374215/TGS-widens-Sierra-Leone-seismic Tue, 26 Aug 2014 08:07:41 +0000 live Shell hits gas at Marjoram http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374207/Shell-hits-gas-at-Marjoram Shell has unearthed a gas discovery at its deep-water Marjoram-1 well off the coast of Malaysia. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374207/Shell-hits-gas-at-Marjoram Tue, 26 Aug 2014 06:37:17 +0000 live Pakistan plans to start shale drilling http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374205/Pakistan-plans-to-start-shale-drilling Pakistan plans to initiate drilling activities for shale gas exploration in the country next-year, as the government is close to finalising the nation's shale gas policy. (Nishant Ugal) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374205/Pakistan-plans-to-start-shale-drilling Tue, 26 Aug 2014 04:53:46 +0000 live Jacka reports reserves http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374200/Jacka-reports-reserves Lagos-based Yinka Folawiyo Petroleum has booked initial oil resources for the OML113 in Nigeria, its Australian joint venture partner has announced. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374200/Jacka-reports-reserves Tue, 26 Aug 2014 03:43:15 +0000 live Inpex signs up Transocean rig for Oz double http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374199/Inpex-signs-up-Transocean-rig-for-Oz-double Japanese giant Inpex has signed on Transocean's semi-submersible Jack Bates to drill two wells off Australia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374199/Inpex-signs-up-Transocean-rig-for-Oz-double Tue, 26 Aug 2014 02:55:54 +0000 live OMV plugs Taranaki duster http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374193/OMV-plugs-Taranaki-duster Austria's OMV has come up dry with an exploration well in New Zealand's offshore Taranaki basin. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374193/OMV-plugs-Taranaki-duster Tue, 26 Aug 2014 01:36:36 +0000 live AWE extends after shows http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374192/AWE-extends-after-shows Perth-based AWE has deepened the Senecio-3 appraisal well in Western Australia after elevated gas shows were observed in the Dongara/Wagina formation. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374192/AWE-extends-after-shows Tue, 26 Aug 2014 01:21:47 +0000 live Petromanas points to Saucede potential http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374119/Petromanas-points-to-Saucede-potential Canadian junior Petromanas Energy said an independent audit has suggested significant gas in place could lie at its Saucede prospect onshore France's Aquitaine basin. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374119/Petromanas-points-to-Saucede-potential Mon, 25 Aug 2014 13:58:48 +0000 live DNV moves to standardise subsea certifications http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374103/DNV-moves-to-standardise-subsea-certifications Classification and certification group DNV GL has launched a new certification scheme for subsea equipment and components, aiming to help operators and suppliers cut costs and delivery times. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374103/DNV-moves-to-standardise-subsea-certifications Mon, 25 Aug 2014 13:12:53 +0000 live Aramco to spend despite cost pressures http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374076/Aramco-to-spend-despite-cost-pressures Chief executive Khalid Al-Falih talks up industry positives at ONS session Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374076/Aramco-to-spend-despite-cost-pressures Mon, 25 Aug 2014 11:58:58 +0000 live Lien: 'Output hike needed despite cost cuts' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374061/Lien-Output-hike-needed-despite-cost-cuts Oil minister Tord Lien says oil companies should not let cost pressures lead to resources being left untapped Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374061/Lien-Output-hike-needed-despite-cost-cuts Mon, 25 Aug 2014 11:33:25 +0000 live Mancharee well woe for KrisEnergy http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374070/Mancharee-well-woe-for-KrisEnergy Singapore’s KrisEnergy has had disappointment at the last of its commitments wells on a licence off Thailand after failing to find any significant pay. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374070/Mancharee-well-woe-for-KrisEnergy Mon, 25 Aug 2014 11:25:32 +0000 live US seeps create gas bubble of interest http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374056/US-seeps-create-gas-bubble-of-interest The reported discovery by scientists of methane seepages from the seabed off the East Coast of the US is set to cause a mild ripple of excitement among explorers over the possible presence of subterranean gas in the untapped play. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374056/US-seeps-create-gas-bubble-of-interest Mon, 25 Aug 2014 10:48:24 +0000 live Libya revives output with Waha restart http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374048/Libya-revives-output-with-Waha-restart Libya’s key Waha field has restarted oil production, according to reports. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1374048/Libya-revives-output-with-Waha-restart Mon, 25 Aug 2014 10:22:58 +0000 live Hibiscus edges closer to gaining Kitan stake http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373996/Hibiscus-edges-closer-to-gaining-Kitan-stake Malaysia's Hibiscus Petroleum is a step closer to gaining a stake in the producing Kitan oilfield in the Australia-Timor Leste joint petroleum development area. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373996/Hibiscus-edges-closer-to-gaining-Kitan-stake Mon, 25 Aug 2014 07:10:08 +0000 live Triangle gets more time on Aceh block http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373986/Triangle-gets-more-time-on-Aceh-block Australia's Triangle Energy has been given more time to gain a production sharing contract for its Pase Block in Aceh, Indonesia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373986/Triangle-gets-more-time-on-Aceh-block Mon, 25 Aug 2014 04:26:13 +0000 live Repsol eyes Ivory prize http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373895/Repsol-eyes-Ivory-prize Spanish oil company Repsol is set to participate in an upcoming wildcat to be drilled at the Ivory prospect in the Norwegian Sea under a newly minted farm-in deal with Atlantic Petroleum. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373895/Repsol-eyes-Ivory-prize Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:12:55 +0000 live Statoil gets nod for Isfjell http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373887/Statoil-gets-nod-for-Isfjell Statoil has been given the go-ahead by Norwegian authorities to drill a wildcat at the Isfjell prospect in the Barents Sea using semi-submersible rig Transocean Spitsbergen. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373887/Statoil-gets-nod-for-Isfjell Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:07:38 +0000 live Canacol makes Colombia finds http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373882/Canacol-makes-Colombia-finds Canadian independent Canacol Energy has hit more oil pay and potential gas pay at a number of wells in Colombia. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373882/Canacol-makes-Colombia-finds Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:24:03 +0000 live Statoil has Saturn in sights http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373872/Statoil-has-Saturn-in-sights Statoil has applied to the authorities to drill a further wildcat in Norway’s Barents Sea targeting the Saturn prospect that is tentatively scheduled to spud in October at the earliest. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373872/Statoil-has-Saturn-in-sights Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:19:11 +0000 live AziPac farms in to Vietnam block http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373844/AziPac-farms-in-to-Vietnam-block Singapore-based AziPac has gained a 25% stake in the Block 127 production sharing contract, off the coast of Vietnam. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373844/AziPac-farms-in-to-Vietnam-block Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:02:24 +0000 live Oil Search stops at Taza http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373838/Oil-Search-stops-at-Taza Australia-listed Oil Search has decided to shut down operations at the Taza-2 exploration well due to ongoing turmoil in northern Iraq. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373838/Oil-Search-stops-at-Taza Fri, 22 Aug 2014 03:05:03 +0000 live Petrobras confirm Moita Bonita extension http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373837/Petrobras-confirm-Moita-Bonita-extension Brazilian state-run company Petrobras has hit oil with the third well to be drilled in the Sergipe-Alagoas basin’s Moita Bonita area, in concession BM-SEAL-10, off Brazil. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373837/Petrobras-confirm-Moita-Bonita-extension Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:27:36 +0000 live Browse well makes 'significant' discovery http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373834/Browse-well-makes-significant-discovery Adelaide-based Santos has made a “significant” gas-condensate discovery with an exploration well in the Browse basin, offshore Western Australia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373834/Browse-well-makes-significant-discovery Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:39:18 +0000 live BP, Eni start Deka flows off Egypt http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373574/BP-Eni-start-Deka-flows-off-Egypt BP and Eni have kicked off gas flows from Deka project off Egypt, with the first of five development wells in operation. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373574/BP-Eni-start-Deka-flows-off-Egypt Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:43:49 +0000 live NPD wraps up Barents shoot http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373573/NPD-wraps-up-Barents-shoot A controversial seismic shoot being carried out for the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) in the northern Barents Sea has now been completed, the agency said. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373573/NPD-wraps-up-Barents-shoot Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:42:01 +0000 live More oil for Leni at Goudron http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373568/More-oil-for-Leni-at-Goudron Leni Gas & Oil (LGO) has hit further pay at its latest well onshore Trinidad and is preparing to intersect another target. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373568/More-oil-for-Leni-at-Goudron Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:11:02 +0000 live IGas eyes latest UK vertical well http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373564/IGas-eyes-latest-UK-vertical-well UK unconventionals player IGas Energy has set its sights on spudding its next well before the end of the year as it lines up a rig. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373564/IGas-eyes-latest-UK-vertical-well Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:48:09 +0000 live Santos farms in to Malaysian block http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373553/Santos-farms-in-to-Malaysian-block Australian independent Santos said today it has made an entry into the deep-water oil play in Sabah, Malaysia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373553/Santos-farms-in-to-Malaysian-block Thu, 21 Aug 2014 06:10:17 +0000 live Idemitsu hits gas off Vietnam http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373551/Idemitsu-hits-gas-off-Vietnam Japanese player Idemitsu Oil & Gas has made a gas discovery off Vietnam at the fourth well on one block. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373551/Idemitsu-hits-gas-off-Vietnam Thu, 21 Aug 2014 05:52:01 +0000 live American Patriot expands http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373550/American-Patriot-expands Australia-based American Patriot Oil & Gas has added to its Montana acreage at the Northern Star and Panther projects. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373550/American-Patriot-expands Thu, 21 Aug 2014 05:35:47 +0000 live Otto cheers Galoc output http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373543/Otto-cheers-Galoc-output Australia's Otto Energy has produced more than 2 million barrels of oil at its Galoc oilfield, off the Philippines, since the completion of its second phase of development. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373543/Otto-cheers-Galoc-output Thu, 21 Aug 2014 03:17:50 +0000 live Lundin prepares for Indonesian spud http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373542/Lundin-prepares-for-Indonesian-spud Sweden's Lundin Petroleum is planning to spud an exploration well off the coast of Indonesia late next month. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373542/Lundin-prepares-for-Indonesian-spud Thu, 21 Aug 2014 02:03:03 +0000 live Beach flows to surface http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373541/Beach-flows-to-surface Australia-listed Beach Energy has encountered positive hydrocarbon shows at the Davenport-1 well in PEL 94 in South Australia. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373541/Beach-flows-to-surface Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:09:54 +0000 live Alvopetro hits potential pay http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373540/Alvopetro-hits-potential-pay The company revealed on Wednesday the well had reached a total depth of 3275 metres and encountered 43 metres of potential net hydrocarbon pay over several separate intervals, with an average porosity of 9.5%. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373540/Alvopetro-hits-potential-pay Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:44:54 +0000 live Hamas rockets 'target Noa' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373486/Hamas-rockets-target-Noa A platform at the Noble Energy-operated Noa gas field off Israel has reportedly been targeted in a rocket attack by Palestinian militant group Hamas but the missiles missed the facility. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall), (News Wires) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373486/Hamas-rockets-target-Noa Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:37:09 +0000 live Bids in for US Gulf lease sale http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373481/Bids-in-for-US-Gulf-lease-sale US Gulf of Mexico oil and gas operators flocked to the southern reaches of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s planning area in the first lease sale since neighbouring Mexico reformed policies to allow international companies to explore its own waters. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373481/Bids-in-for-US-Gulf-lease-sale Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:30:56 +0000 live AWE records gas shows at Senecio http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373444/AWE-records-gas-shows-at-Senecio Sydney-based AWE has encountered gas shows in the Senecio-3 appraisal well in permit L1/L2, in Western Australia's onshore Perth basin. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373444/AWE-records-gas-shows-at-Senecio Wed, 20 Aug 2014 04:06:27 +0000 live More shows at Phoenix South-1 http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373438/More-shows-at-Phoenix-South-1 US independent Apache has hit more hydrocarbons at its Phoenix South-1 discovery, off Western Australia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373438/More-shows-at-Phoenix-South-1 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:30:46 +0000 live FMC gains Petrobras subsea order http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373372/FMC-gains-Petrobras-subsea-order Houston’s FMC Technologies has seen Brazilian oil giant Petrobras take up an option for five subsea manifolds. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373372/FMC-gains-Petrobras-subsea-order Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:32:48 +0000 live Green salvo over Svalbard seismic http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373374/Green-salvo-over-Svalbard-seismic Greenpeace has accused the Oslo government of attempting a ”sneak opening” of disputed Arctic waters after recently launching seismic survey work in the northern part of the Barents Sea that threatens to stir up a political storm. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373374/Green-salvo-over-Svalbard-seismic Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:32:33 +0000 live Pacific Rubiales ramps up resources http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373347/Pacific-Rubiales-ramps-up-resources Canada’s Pacific Rubiales has raised best-case contingent resources by 62% in the past two years to 272 million barrels of oil equivalent, a new independent audit found. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373347/Pacific-Rubiales-ramps-up-resources Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:59:33 +0000 live PetroNeft lines up five-well programme http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373341/PetroNeft-lines-up-five-well-programme Russia-focused junior PetroNeft has agreed a minimum five-well drilling programme to start within weeks at its Licence 61 in Tomsk Oblast thanks to a recent $85 million farmout to Oil India on the block. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373341/PetroNeft-lines-up-five-well-programme Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:36:31 +0000 live BOP leak halts Sevan Louisiana http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373339/BOP-leak-halts-Sevan-Louisiana Sevan Drilling has been forced to halt operations on a well being drilled in the Gulf of Mexico due to a technical glitch with newbuild cylindrical rig Sevan Louisiana. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373339/BOP-leak-halts-Sevan-Louisiana Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:48:40 +0000 live Slow tempo on Tembo-1 http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373334/Slow-tempo-on-Tembo-1 A keenly watched probe being drilled in the Anadarko Petroleum-operated Rovuma Onshore block in northern Mozambique has been delayed after running into technical issues, according to a partner. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373334/Slow-tempo-on-Tembo-1 Tue, 19 Aug 2014 07:56:03 +0000 live EMAS wins Apache UK frame deal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373292/EMAS-wins-Apache-UK-frame-deal Stavanger-based EMAS AMC has won a competitive tender to land a three-year frame agreement from Apache for subsea installation work in the UK North Sea. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373292/EMAS-wins-Apache-UK-frame-deal Mon, 18 Aug 2014 15:12:43 +0000 live Pingvin gets under way http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373285/Pingvin-gets-under-way Statoil has kicked off drilling at its Pingvin prospect in the Barents Sea in a wildcat that signals the exploration debut for Russian partner Rosneft off Norway. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373285/Pingvin-gets-under-way Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:05:59 +0000 live Sea Dragon gains Egypt farm-in http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373269/Sea-Dragon-gains-Egypt-farm-in Canada’s Sea Dragon Energy has gained US privately-owned explorer IPR Energy Resources as a farm-in partner on its gas-prospective South Disouq concession in Egypt’s Nile Delta. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373269/Sea-Dragon-gains-Egypt-farm-in Mon, 18 Aug 2014 11:51:17 +0000 live GSP Pegasus heads for Romania http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373262/GSP-Pegasus-heads-for-Romania The newbuild platform supply vessel GSP Pegasus has set sail from China bound for its new owner, Romanian offshore player Grup Servicii Petroliere (GSP). Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373262/GSP-Pegasus-heads-for-Romania Mon, 18 Aug 2014 10:47:39 +0000 live Providence begins Newgrange survey http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373236/Providence-begins-Newgrange-survey Ireland’s Providence Resources has begun data acquisition in its 2500-square kilometre 2D seismic survey over its Newgrange deep-water oil prospect and surrounding waters off south-west Ireland. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373236/Providence-begins-Newgrange-survey Mon, 18 Aug 2014 08:14:11 +0000 live Kea plugs non-commercial well http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373234/Kea-plugs-non-commercial-well London-listed Kea Petroleum has plugged and abandoned a well in New Zealand after the quality of the sands was found to be non-commercial. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373234/Kea-plugs-non-commercial-well Mon, 18 Aug 2014 07:17:07 +0000 live Kendang drill dud for Salamander http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373233/Kendang-drill-dud-for-Salamander London-listed Salamander Energy has failed to find commercial hydrocarbon volumes with the North Kendang-2 exploration well drilled on the South East Sangatta production sharing contract off East Kalimantan, Indonesia. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373233/Kendang-drill-dud-for-Salamander Mon, 18 Aug 2014 06:44:06 +0000 live CalEnergy gets more time http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373230/CalEnergy-gets-more-time US player CalEnergy has received a suspension and expansion to its primary work term for its WA-424-P. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373230/CalEnergy-gets-more-time Mon, 18 Aug 2014 06:09:28 +0000 live