www.upstreamonline.com http://www.upstreamonline.com/ www.upstreamonline.com Oil Search intersects http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1359275.ece Australia-listed Oil Search has found hydrocarbons in the Taza-2 well in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1359275.ece Thu, 24 Apr 2014 05:21:13 +0000 live Explosion shuts down gas processing facility http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1359272.ece An explosion has rocked a Williams Partners-operated gas processing facility in Lincoln County, near the town of Opal in the US state of Wyoming. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1359272.ece Thu, 24 Apr 2014 04:03:39 +0000 epaper Rex wraps up Trinidad acquisition http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1359269.ece Rex International’s majority-owned subsidiary, Caribbean Rex, has gained a further 25% interest in the South Erin Block in Trinidad. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1359269.ece Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:08:52 +0000 epaper Nido completes first stage http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1359268.ece Australia-listed Nido Petroleum has completed the first stage of its farm-out in the Philippines. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1359268.ece Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:00:26 +0000 epaper OMV lifts output by 3% in Q1 http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1359202.ece Austria’s OMV said it raised production by just under 3% year-on-year in the first quarter to 311,000 barrels of oil equivalent and by about 12% from the fourth quarter of 2013's output of 277,000 boepd. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1359202.ece Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:05:16 +0000 live RWE on Titan sidetrack http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1359190.ece German explorer RWE Dea has kicked off drilling of a sidetrack at its Titan discovery in the northern North Sea off Norway after wrapping up an appraisal well at the find. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1359190.ece Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:07:53 +0000 live Malta wildcat in sight for Genel http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1359180.ece Genel Energy is set to finally kick off drilling of a delayed wildcat off southern Malta next month, with the rig to be mobilised shortly to the well location, according to partner Mediterranean Oil & Gas (MOG). Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1359180.ece Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:27:34 +0000 epaper Maersk Oil hires Atkins for floater works http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1359150.ece UK consultancy hired to oversee work on trio of North Sea production facilities Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1359150.ece Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:02:00 +0000 live Huntington in new shut-in http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1359142.ece E.ON Exploration & Production has again been forced to shut in its Huntington field off the UK due to a further technical issue with the floating production, storage and offloading unit, according to partner Noreco. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1359142.ece Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:37:47 +0000 epaper Centrica has Ivory 'in sights' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1359139.ece Centrica has reportedly lined up an ultra-deepwater wildcat targeting the Ivory prospect in the Norwegian Sea later this year. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1359139.ece Wed, 23 Apr 2014 08:42:33 +0000 live ARKeX in FTG shoot over Barents blocks http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1359131.ece UK geophysical service provider ARKeX is gathering more than 42,000 square kilometres of full tensor gradiometry (FTG) data over acreage to be offered in Norway’s south-eastern Barents Sea. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1359131.ece Wed, 23 Apr 2014 08:42:22 +0000 epaper Max hits oil http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1359119.ece London-listed Max Petroleum has hit oil in an appraisal well on the East Kyzylzhar I field, onshore Kazakhstan. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1359119.ece Wed, 23 Apr 2014 06:18:37 +0000 live Halcon spins Eagle Ford bit http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1359109.ece Houston-based Halcon Resources and Australian farm-in partner Austin Exploration have spud a pair wells in the Eagle Ford shale of Texas. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1359109.ece Wed, 23 Apr 2014 02:29:00 +0000 live Tullow starts Kenyan shoot http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1359106.ece London-based Tullow Oil has started its 2D seismic acquisition programme in Kenya. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1359106.ece Wed, 23 Apr 2014 01:19:03 +0000 live More promising signs at Atzam-5 http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1359105.ece Latin American Resources (LAR) has encountered more promising signs while drilling the Atzam-5 well on Block 1-2005 in Guatemala’s South Peten basin. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1359105.ece Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:46:48 +0000 epaper Gazprom lifts Prirazlomnoye cargo http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1359104.ece Russia’s Gazprom has lifted its first oil cargo from the Prirazlomnoye field, the only Russian hydrocarbon development in the Arctic shelf. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1359104.ece Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:22:50 +0000 epaper EnerJex success on Colorado workovers http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1359099.ece A conventional workover programme in Colorado undertaken by EnerJex Resources has yielded strong results for the US minnow, as the company more than quadrupled its gas output from its shallow Niobrara operations. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1359099.ece Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:26:33 +0000 live Farstad nets charters worth $87m http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1359025.ece Norway’s Farstad Shipping has gained new work for 12 of its platform supply vessels and anchor-handling tug supply vessels worth a combined Nkr 525 million ($87.86 million). Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1359025.ece Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:39:32 +0000 live Cepsa starts Kenya shoot http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1359024.ece Spanish oil company Cepsa has kicked off a 2D seismic survey over Block 11A onshore Kenya, according to US partner ERHC. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1359024.ece Tue, 22 Apr 2014 12:32:45 +0000 live Ocean Installer wins Dunlin work http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1359001.ece Norwegian contractor Ocean Installer has landed a contract from UK independent Fairfield Energy for air diving services and light subsea construction work at the UK North Sea’s Dunlin field. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1359001.ece Tue, 22 Apr 2014 08:25:18 +0000 live Repsol nears Namibia spud http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1358997.ece Repsol is finally nearing the spud of a keenly-watched well off southern Africa where it has been delayed for more than two months. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1358997.ece Tue, 22 Apr 2014 07:37:44 +0000 live OMV ticks the boxes http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1358991.ece New Zealand-based company OMV has finished seismic in the Taranaki basin which fulfils the company’s obligations in the permit. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1358991.ece Tue, 22 Apr 2014 04:58:18 +0000 live Beach spuds Otway well http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358989.ece Australian duo Beach Energy and Cooper Energy have spudded the second of two wells targeting the Casterton formation with the Penola Trough of the onshore Otway basin, South Australia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358989.ece Tue, 22 Apr 2014 04:23:05 +0000 epaper Petronas targets international expansion http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1358988.ece Malaysia’s state-run oil company Petronas is looking to expand in Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, according to reports. (News Wires) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1358988.ece Tue, 22 Apr 2014 03:41:48 +0000 live MEO given nod for revised work programme http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358984.ece MEO Australia has been given the nod to vary its work programme for two exploration permits in the Vulcan sub-basin, off the coast of north-west Australia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358984.ece Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:55:01 +0000 epaper US gov't to redo Chukchi assessment http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358977.ece US regulators will take another stab at assessing the environmental impacts of oil and gas exploration in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska after drilling permits issued years ago were dubbed invalid earlier this year. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358977.ece Mon, 21 Apr 2014 21:11:28 +0000 epaper Iraqi pipeline 'unusable' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1358964.ece An oil pipeline carrying crude from Iraq's Kirkuk oilfields to Turkey's Mediterranean port of Ceyhan is “unusable” because of persistent militant attacks, Turkey's energy minister was reported as saying on Monday. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall), (News Wires) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1358964.ece Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:28:35 +0000 live 'Gas booster' for Blue Stream http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1358963.ece Turkey and Russia have reportedly agreed to raise the capacity of the Blue Stream pipeline that imports Russian gas via the Black Sea from 16 billion to 19 billion cubic metres annually. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall), (News Wires) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1358963.ece Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:01:51 +0000 live 'Activist arrested' in UK well protest http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358955.ece A female protester has reportedly been arrested after an alleged assault on the site manager at Dart Energy’s Lound 1 coalbed methane drilling operation in the UK at the weekend. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358955.ece Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:13:40 +0000 epaper MOG loses Ombrina Mare case http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1358704.ece An Italian court has ruled that UK-listed junior Mediterranean Oil & Gas must complete another environmental permit process for its Ombrina Mare gas field in the latest setback for the long-delayed project. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1358704.ece Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:06:41 +0000 live Leviathan partners vie for Cyprus gas deal http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358689.ece The Noble Energy-led consortium at Israel’s Leviathan gas field has submitted a bid to supply Cyprus with piped gas under a long-term deal, partner Delek Group has said. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358689.ece Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:02:20 +0000 epaper Mewbourne notches up Bone Spring flows http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358682.ece Texas private Mewbourne Oil Company has garnered one of the highest ever flow rates in the Bone Spring sandstone formation with its most recent horizontal at Marathon Road, according to its junior partner. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358682.ece Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:41:57 +0000 epaper Leni lines up Goudron spud http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1358673.ece UK-listed junior Leni Gas & Oil is mobilising a rig to spud the first well in its multi-well development programme at the Goudron oilfield onshore Trinidad. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1358673.ece Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:01:35 +0000 live Wessex in talks on Far East ‘asset’ http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358672.ece Shares in London-listed Wessex Exploration rose on Thursday after the company said it was in talks regarding the acquisition of an offshore asset in the Far East. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358672.ece Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:01:03 +0000 epaper Nighthawk makes Mississippian discovery http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358670.ece London-listed Nighthawk Energy has made a new oil discovery in the Denver-Julesburg basin in the US state of Colorado. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358670.ece Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:24:29 +0000 epaper Total hits oil off Ivory Coast http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1358671.ece Total has struck oil at an ultra-deepwater frontier play off Ivory Coast. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1358671.ece Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:14:48 +0000 live Shell in Malaysia gas strike http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358669.ece Anglo-Dutch company Shell has made a deep-water discovery off Malaysia with the Rosmari-1 well. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358669.ece Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:37:00 +0000 epaper Cairn spuds in Senegal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1358655.ece Scotland’s Cairn Energy has started drilling the Fan-1 exploration well offshore Senegal, targeting a 900 million barrel of oil potential resource. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1358655.ece Thu, 17 Apr 2014 01:45:16 +0000 live Partners cheer Atrush flows http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358648.ece Abu Dhabi-controlled Taqa and its partners reported a successful test at its fourth development well at the Atrush block in Iraqi Kurdistan. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358648.ece Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:01:02 +0000 epaper Output falls on US federal lands http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358643.ece Oil and natural gas production on federal US lands has fallen off over the past several years, even as overall production in the country has soared, according to a new report. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358643.ece Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:20:57 +0000 epaper Norway gas boost 'a pipe dream' http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358597.ece Norway may be looking to cash in on reduced European demand for Russian gas but its longer-term capacity to fill a possible supply gap is likely to be severely constrained by a lack of export infrastructure to tap future gas finds in the Barents Sea. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358597.ece Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:19:29 +0000 epaper US senators in Oslo gas talks http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358590.ece Two US Republican senators visited Norway this week for high-level talks on finding alternative gas supplies to reduce Europe’s dependence on Russian gas amid the Ukraine crisis. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358590.ece Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:40:05 +0000 epaper Hurricane Energy set for Lancaster drill http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358579.ece UK-based explorer Hurricane Energy has begun mobilising Transocean’s Sedco 712 semi-submersible for an appraisal of its Lancaster light oil discovery west of the Shetland isles. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358579.ece Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:09:05 +0000 epaper Mercury 'in Statoil orbit' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1358560.ece Statoil is reported to have confirmed a third well to be drilled as part of its upcoming exploration campaign in the frontier Hoop area of the Barents Sea, with the Mercury prospect now also firmly in its sights. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1358560.ece Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:26:20 +0000 live Shale to continue to boost US output http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1358544.ece Output from the Bakken and Permian shale oil formations should rise by 650,000 barrels per day by the end of 2015 to 3.1 million barrels, according to energy intelligence group Genscape. (News Wires) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1358544.ece Wed, 16 Apr 2014 03:36:29 +0000 live Rig hit by heavy seas http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1358539.ece The crew of semi-submersible rig Ensco 8506 continues to pump incoming seawater out of its breached ballast tanks after one of the hull columns sustained damage on Tuesday in rough seas in the deep-water Gulf of Mexico. (Anthony Guegel), bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1358539.ece Wed, 16 Apr 2014 02:03:03 +0000 live Strike and AGL settle dispute http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358538.ece Australian duo Strike Energy and Australian Gasfields Ltd (AGL) have resolved issues which would have seen the latter turfed out of PEL 96 in the South Australian Cooper basin. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358538.ece Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:57:04 +0000 epaper WHL, Ophir farm-in moves ahead http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358537.ece Australia’s WHL Energy has signed official documentation for the farm-in with Ophir Energy in the Seychelles to go ahead. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358537.ece Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:16:21 +0000 epaper Athlon ups drilling budget after Permian buy http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358533.ece Permian basin player Athlon Energy has increased its drilling budget by more than $100 million in order to develop a major new acquisition in West Texas. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358533.ece Tue, 15 Apr 2014 23:03:56 +0000 epaper Gastar back to full Marcellus production http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358531.ece US independent Gastar Exploration has resumed full production from its Marcellus properties after previously shutting in all operations due to a broken pipeline. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358531.ece Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:25:04 +0000 epaper US announces new Western Gulf lease sale http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1358521.ece The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has put on offer more than 21 million acres of offshore oil and gas leases in the western Gulf of Mexico off Texas for an auction that will be held in August this year. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1358521.ece Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:10:48 +0000 live Providence stock jumps on farmout rumours http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358484.ece Shares in Dublin’s Providence Resources have jumped almost 10% after it confirmed it was in commercial discussions on a farmout at its Barryroe oilfield off Ireland’s southern coast. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358484.ece Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:24:12 +0000 epaper Angola turns round wheels http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358467.ece Angola is set to launch a tender next month for 10 onshore exploration blocks in the Lower Congo and Kwanza basins. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358467.ece Tue, 15 Apr 2014 08:37:48 +0000 epaper Ruspetro gets licence extension http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1358440.ece London-listed Ruspetro has received a 20-year extension on its Vostochno-Inginsky licence in Western Siberia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1358440.ece Tue, 15 Apr 2014 06:38:33 +0000 live Pertamina sees output grow http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1358438.ece Indonesia’s state-run Pertamina has seen a 4% increase in production during the first three months of the year. (News Wires) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1358438.ece Tue, 15 Apr 2014 03:58:38 +0000 live Peak delineates http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1358436.ece Australia-listed Peak Oil & Gas has shored up a number of leads based on a seismic survey over the South Block A in Indonesia. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1358436.ece Tue, 15 Apr 2014 02:03:39 +0000 live More woes for AWE off New Zealand http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358435.ece Australian operator AWE has hit more troubles while drilling the Pateke-4H well off New Zealand, forcing it to drill a second sidetrack. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358435.ece Tue, 15 Apr 2014 01:53:29 +0000 epaper Santos incident interrupts logging http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358432.ece Australia’s Santos has put testing at the Mt Kitty-1 well in the Amadeus basin on hold, after an incident occurred at the well. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358432.ece Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:54:42 +0000 epaper Neon exits Vietnam blocks http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358431.ece Australian company Neon Energy has reportedly withdrawn from two blocks in Vietnam after missing payments. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358431.ece Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:26:40 +0000 epaper Shale oil production on the rise http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1358428.ece US oil production from shale plays is likely to rise by 65,000 barrels per day this month and a further 70,000 bpd in May, new federal data showed. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1358428.ece Mon, 14 Apr 2014 22:09:39 +0000 live Goodrich soars on TMS hit http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358425.ece Shares of Goodrich Petroleum soared more than 30% after the company reported one of the best wells drilled in the emerging Tuscaloosa Marine shale play at a cheaper cost than any previous successful well. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358425.ece Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:01:07 +0000 epaper Oilex sees gas at Cambay 77H http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358423.ece Australian explorer Oilex has said it believes its Cambay-77H tight gas well onshore India has found a hydrocarbon-bearing reservoir section. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358423.ece Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:52:26 +0000 epaper Total drops only Polish shale licence http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358420.ece French oil major Total has allowed its only Polish shale gas licence to lapse, although it remains interested in the play. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358420.ece Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:00:06 +0000 epaper CNR gets safety rap over Tiffany fires http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358403.ece The UK’s offshore safety watchdog has served a prohibition notice against CNR International following two fires on the Tiffany platform in the central North Sea. (Rob Watts) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358403.ece Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:40:30 +0000 epaper Libya's Zawiya terminal re-opens: report http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1358401.ece Libya's western Zawiya oil port and its adjoining 120,000-barrel-a-day capacity refinery are back in operation, according to a report. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane), (News Wires) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1358401.ece Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:04:21 +0000 live Kazakhstan strives to offset Kashagan shut-in http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358397.ece Kazakhstan’s government said it wants to offset the absence of production from the giant Kashagan oil project by increasing output at other fields by at least 30,000 barrels per day. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane), (News Wires) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358397.ece Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:36:55 +0000 epaper Mosman moves toward NZ drilling http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1358392.ece London-listed newcomer Mosman Oil & Gas has gained landowner approvals for a pair of wells at its onshore oil project Petroleum Creek in New Zealand. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1358392.ece Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:01:18 +0000 live Prosafe gains UK charter at Judy http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1358371.ece Norwegian flotel contractor Prosafe has gained a four-month contract with US oil major ConocoPhillips to deploy its accommodation unit Safe Bristolia at the Judy field in the UK North Sea. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1358371.ece Mon, 14 Apr 2014 08:21:07 +0000 live Baron Oil in Colombia farm-out http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1358370.ece Latin America-focused explorer Baron Oil has swiftly farmed out a large chuck of a block in Colombia just after taking over full control. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1358370.ece Mon, 14 Apr 2014 07:51:25 +0000 live Ramba gets Lemang number http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1358350.ece Singapore-listed Ramba Energy has received an independent report from RISC Operations regarding its assets in Indonesia. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1358350.ece Mon, 14 Apr 2014 02:34:22 +0000 live Promising signs for LAR in Guatemala http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358327.ece Latin American Resources (LAR) has encountered oil shows while drilling the Atzam-5 well on Block 1-2005 in Guatemala’s South Peten basin. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358327.ece Mon, 14 Apr 2014 01:43:07 +0000 epaper Sunbird-1 optimism fades http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358308.ece UK operator BG Group is unlikely to commercially develop its Sunbird-1 discovery due to the size of the discovery. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358308.ece Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:59:25 +0000 epaper Kitimat residents say no to Northern Gateway http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1358307.ece Residents of the British Columbia town of Kitimat voted against the Northern Gateway pipeline project in a blow to Enbridge's efforts to expedite the flow of crude from Canada's landlocked oil sands to high-paying markets in Asia. (News Wires) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1358307.ece Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:54:46 +0000 live Tensions rise in Ukraine as "gas war" looms http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1358304.ece Ukraine has given pro-Russian separatists a Monday morning deadline to disarm or face a "full-scale anti-terrorist operation" by its armed forces, raising the risk of a military confrontation with Moscow, as the conflict threatens to drag Europe into a “gas war”. (News Wires) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1358304.ece Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:27:28 +0000 live Ohio beefs up permit rules amid quakes http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358296.ece Regulators in Ohio have put in place stronger requirements for unconventional development in the US state after identifying a "probable" connection with hydraulic fracturing and recent seismic activity. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358296.ece Fri, 11 Apr 2014 20:56:38 +0000 epaper North Dakota output rises despite weather http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1358294.ece Oil production in the US state of North Dakota rose in February to hit 950,000 barrels per day despite ongoing delays from harsh winter weather. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1358294.ece Fri, 11 Apr 2014 18:03:37 +0000 live Range fined over Marcellus brine spill http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358279.ece Range Resources was fined $75,000 by Pennsylvania regulators for failing to clean up a produced water spill in the Marcellus Shale after almost one year and three violation notices. (Noah Brenner) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358279.ece Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:31:43 +0000 epaper Yasuni signatures ‘should force vote’ http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358259.ece Environmentalist in Ecuador claim to have gathered enough backing to force a referendum on oil exploration in a remote and Unesco-sponsored Amazonian park. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358259.ece Fri, 11 Apr 2014 10:59:15 +0000 epaper Crimea crisis to hit Russian oil demand http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1358258.ece Russia’s oil demand is forecast to drop this year on fallout from the Ukraine crisis that is set to hit economic growth, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1358258.ece Fri, 11 Apr 2014 10:40:11 +0000 live Putin in EU gas ultimatum http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358246.ece Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned European leaders that gas supplies to the continent could be cut off unless they step in to help Ukraine settle its mounting debt for unpaid deliveries. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358246.ece Fri, 11 Apr 2014 09:25:34 +0000 epaper Titan, Keppel team up at China yard http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358240.ece Singapore offshore specialist to build high-spec rigs and vessels in Quanzhou Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358240.ece Fri, 11 Apr 2014 08:47:30 +0000 epaper MOG receives first payment http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358221.ece London-listed Mediterranean Oil & Gas (MOG) has received the first payment to recover legal costs regarding a lawsuit with Leni Oil & Gas. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358221.ece Fri, 11 Apr 2014 06:51:26 +0000 epaper Statoil in Valemon strike http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358222.ece Statoil has made an oil and gas discovery with a pair of wells drilled to the north of its planned Valemon field in the North Sea, making it a likely tieback candidate for the field's platform currently under construction. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358222.ece Fri, 11 Apr 2014 06:49:06 +0000 epaper Peak still fighting http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1358219.ece Australia’s Peak Oil & Gas is continually to push ahead with arbitration with joint venture partner Cadco over funds for the Cadlao project. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1358219.ece Fri, 11 Apr 2014 05:29:52 +0000 live T&T plan set in stone http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1358216.ece Singapore-listed Rex International has announced its plans for a five-well onshore drilling campaign in Trinidad & Tobago. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1358216.ece Fri, 11 Apr 2014 03:20:34 +0000 live Norwest finds sweet spot http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358214.ece Australia-listed Norwest Energy has found the sweet spot in its Arrowsmith-2 well in the onshore Perth basin in Western Australia. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358214.ece Fri, 11 Apr 2014 02:12:35 +0000 epaper Tullow wraps up Namibia shoot http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1358212.ece London-listed Tullow Oil has wrapped up a 3D seismic survey over licence EL 0037, off the coast of Namibia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1358212.ece Fri, 11 Apr 2014 01:12:21 +0000 live US could ease Europe's dependence on Russia http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1358209.ece The US could give Europe and Ukraine relief from energy dependence on Russia within months if it overturned the 40-year ban on most crude exports, according to the head of Hess. (News Wires) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1358209.ece Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:26:42 +0000 live Gastar resumes West Virgina output http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358208.ece US company Gastar Exploration has resumed output from its Marshall County, West Virginia operations, nearly five days after the rupture of a gas pipeline operated by Williams Partners shut-in production. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358208.ece Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:09:07 +0000 epaper Gastar spins Utica bit http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358204.ece Houston-based Gastar and its partner have started drilling the duo's first Utica-Point Pleasant well in the dry gas window of the emerging play. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358204.ece Thu, 10 Apr 2014 23:26:31 +0000 epaper Murphy spuds Titan wildcat http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358202.ece US explorer Murphy Oil has spud a closely watched wildcat well targeting the Jurassic-Norphlet trend in the deep-water Gulf of Mexico. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358202.ece Thu, 10 Apr 2014 21:25:32 +0000 epaper Inquiry after second blaze at UK's Tiffany http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358170.ece UK safety inspectors have launched an investigation after a second fire in three months broke out on CNR International’s Tiffany platform in the central North Sea at the weekend. (Rob Watts) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1358170.ece Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:01:26 +0000 epaper Lukoil kicks off Iraq seismic http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1358155.ece Russian giant Lukoil has launched a 2D seismic survey of Block 10 in southern Iraq. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1358155.ece Thu, 10 Apr 2014 12:22:36 +0000 live Romeo hot prospect for Statoil http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1358149.ece Statoil is reported to have lined up jack-up Maersk Gallant to drill a wildcat at the Romeo prospect this summer in the southern North Sea off Norway. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1358149.ece Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:59:36 +0000 live Spectrum in Hoop shoot http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1358142.ece Oslo-listed seismic player Spectrum has kicked off the second phase of a 2D survey in the Hoop area of the Barents Sea amid strong industry demand for data from the play where blocks are set to be offered in Norway’s upcoming 23rd licensing round. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1358142.ece Thu, 10 Apr 2014 10:26:37 +0000 live AGR inks OMV Norway well deal http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1357990.ece Oilfield services player AGR has scooped its second deal this week in Norway with the award of a well management services contract from OMV. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1357990.ece Thu, 10 Apr 2014 07:51:04 +0000 epaper GDF bites dust at Byrkje http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1357981.ece GDF Suez has come up dry with a wildcat drilled at its Byrkje prospect in the Barents Sea off Norway. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1357981.ece Thu, 10 Apr 2014 07:21:27 +0000 live Frontera farms out Taribani http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1357977.ece London-listed Frontera Resources is set to farm-out up to a 50% working interest in the Taribani field and Taribani field complex on Block 12, Georgia, to Varang Exploration. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1357977.ece Thu, 10 Apr 2014 07:02:24 +0000 live VNG in stellar find at Pil http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1357978.ece German explorer VNG has recorded strong flow rates with a stellar production test at its Pil discovery in the Norwegian Sea, indicating higher-than-expected resources and with more potential upside. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall), bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/epaper/article1357978.ece Thu, 10 Apr 2014 06:59:40 +0000 epaper JKX starts producing http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1357976.ece LSE-listed JKX Oil & Gas has put its Ukrainian well on production after it produced at a stable rate following drilling. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1357976.ece Thu, 10 Apr 2014 06:42:15 +0000 live