www.upstreamonline.com http://www.upstreamonline.com/ www.upstreamonline.com Anadarko confirms Kronos discovery http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1407149/anadarko-confirms-kronos-discovery US explorer Anadarko Petroleum confirmed an oil discovery at the Kronos wildcat offshore Colombia and provided new details on drilling operations in the deep-water US Gulf of Mexico. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1407149/anadarko-confirms-kronos-discovery Tue, 28 Jul 2015 22:38:47 +0000 live Pantheon spuds East Texas well http://www.upstreamonline.com/incoming/1407064/pantheon-spuds-east-texas-well US-based Pantheon Resources has spudded the first well at its onshore Polk Counties project in East Texas, which had been postponed due to bad weather. (Anamaria Deduleasa) http://www.upstreamonline.com/incoming/1407064/pantheon-spuds-east-texas-well Tue, 28 Jul 2015 09:00:52 +0000 ece_incoming Analyst: Deferred FIDs amount to $200bn http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1407013/analyst-deferred-fids-amount-to-usd-200bn The low oil price environment has led upstream operators to place about $200 billion in projects on the back burner for now, according to a Wood Mackenzie analysis. caroline.evans@upstreamonline.com (Caroline Evans) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1407013/analyst-deferred-fids-amount-to-usd-200bn Mon, 27 Jul 2015 22:36:54 +0000 live 'Disparity' in Pemex output reporting http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1407005/disparity-in-pemex-output-reporting Pemex's reporting of its crude production since a deadly offshore platform blast has raised questions about transparency at the state-run company, as Mexico moves forward with historic reforms of its energy sector. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1407005/disparity-in-pemex-output-reporting Mon, 27 Jul 2015 19:25:26 +0000 live UK dishes out offshore blocks http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406969/uk-dishes-out-offshore-blocks The UK has handed out 41 more licences in the North Sea in a continuation of its latest offshore licensing round that saw a raft of awards last year. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406969/uk-dishes-out-offshore-blocks Mon, 27 Jul 2015 13:35:39 +0000 live Exodus not about to happen http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406960/exodus-not-about-to-happen ConocoPhillips’ decision to cancel a contract for a high-spec offshore drilling rig and scale back its deep-water exploration activities is not going to be the first in a new trend of declining deep-water interest in favour on unconventional onshore activity. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406960/exodus-not-about-to-happen Mon, 27 Jul 2015 11:56:21 +0000 live Serinus re-starts Sabria flows http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406938/serinus-re-starts-sabria-flows Serinus Energy is ramping up production at a field in Tunisia that was shut in more than a month ago over local protests. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406938/serinus-re-starts-sabria-flows Mon, 27 Jul 2015 10:13:13 +0000 live Genel plans Somaliland seismic http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406934/genel-plans-somaliland-seismic Genel Energy is planning to shoot a round of 2D seismic on a production sharing contract in the northern Somalia region of Somaliland some time next year. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406934/genel-plans-somaliland-seismic Mon, 27 Jul 2015 09:57:00 +0000 live ConocoPhillips in $142m Maersk deal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406913/conocophillips-in-usd-142m-maersk-deal ConocoPhillips has signed a contract extension deal with Maersk Drilling for a jack-up rig off Norway worth $142 million. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406913/conocophillips-in-usd-142m-maersk-deal Mon, 27 Jul 2015 09:43:11 +0000 live AWE sees gas shows at Waitsia probe http://www.upstreamonline.com/incoming/1406908/awe-sees-gas-shows-at-waitsia-probe Sydney-based AWE has encountered elevated gas shows at its Waitsia-2 appraisal well in Western Australia's onshore Perth basin. (Anamaria Deduleasa) http://www.upstreamonline.com/incoming/1406908/awe-sees-gas-shows-at-waitsia-probe Mon, 27 Jul 2015 07:54:00 +0000 ece_incoming Seabed swoop for Fugro-CGG http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406899/seabed-swoop-for-fugro-cgg Fugro and CGG joint venture company Seabed Geosolutions has won two new contracts worth about US$180 million. russell.searancke@upstreamonline.com (Russell Searancke) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406899/seabed-swoop-for-fugro-cgg Mon, 27 Jul 2015 05:39:37 +0000 live Indonesian boost at Oyong http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406889/indonesian-boost-at-oyong Santos and its partners in the producing Oyong oil and gas field off Indonesia have negotiated a "significant" gas price increase with the existing buyer, according to one of the joint venture partners. russell.searancke@upstreamonline.com (Russell Searancke) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406889/indonesian-boost-at-oyong Mon, 27 Jul 2015 01:43:55 +0000 live Oil falls to lowest close since March http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406835/oil-falls-to-lowest-close-since-march Brent and US crude futures settled on Friday at their lowest since March and posted their fourth straight weekly decline as weak economic data from China and a rise in US oil drilling rigs applied pressure. caroline.evans@upstreamonline.com (Caroline Evans) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406835/oil-falls-to-lowest-close-since-march Fri, 24 Jul 2015 22:33:58 +0000 live US rig count climbs by 19 http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406795/us-rig-count-climbs-by-19 The number of rigs drilling for oil and gas in the US grew by 19 this week to 876, according to data from Houston-based services giant Baker Hughes. caroline.evans@upstreamonline.com (Caroline Evans) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406795/us-rig-count-climbs-by-19 Fri, 24 Jul 2015 17:56:54 +0000 live Eni seeks Egypt terms change http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406753/eni-seeks-egypt-terms-change Eni is looking to renegotiate and extend the terms of an onshore concession in Egypt following a significant gas discovery this month. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406753/eni-seeks-egypt-terms-change Fri, 24 Jul 2015 12:06:17 +0000 live Global gives up on Mozambique permit http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406740/global-gives-up-on-mozambique-permit Australian junior Global Petroleum is quitting a permit off Mozambique due mainly to a lack of progress with authorities, while it also looks to cut costs. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406740/global-gives-up-on-mozambique-permit Fri, 24 Jul 2015 08:36:33 +0000 live ONGC rigs tender delayed http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406737/ongc-rigs-tender-delayed A plethora drilling contractors preparing to participate in a tender by India’s Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) for the charter of five deep-water drillships or semi-submersibles are facing a delay in the process. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406737/ongc-rigs-tender-delayed Fri, 24 Jul 2015 07:35:08 +0000 live Bowleven in Zingana hit http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406735/bowleven-in-zingana-hit UK explorer Bowleven has encountered hydrocarbons at an onshore well in Cameroon after hitting its intended target. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406735/bowleven-in-zingana-hit Fri, 24 Jul 2015 07:10:05 +0000 live Workovers to boost Maari http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406730/workovers-to-boost-maari OMV and its co-venturers in the Maari oilfield off New Zealand are installing a workover unit on their production platform to help enable a further boost in production. russell.searancke@upstreamonline.com (Russell Searancke) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406730/workovers-to-boost-maari Fri, 24 Jul 2015 04:31:49 +0000 live Petrobras eyes Parque dos Doces spud http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406661/petrobras-eyes-parque-dos-doces-spud Petrobras is set to spud a wildcat on a block in Brazil’s Espirito Santo basin where the state giant has recently experienced drilling and other woes. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406661/petrobras-eyes-parque-dos-doces-spud Thu, 23 Jul 2015 09:06:17 +0000 live Wafra shut-in goes on http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406653/wafra-shut-in-goes-on Chevron is facing continued disruption at its Wafra onshore oilfield between Saudi Arabia and Kuwait as non-essential staff have been told to stay on leave, according to a report. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406653/wafra-shut-in-goes-on Thu, 23 Jul 2015 07:46:55 +0000 live Statoil in Julius discovery http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406651/statoil-in-julius-discovery Statoil has made a gas and condensate discovery at a wildcat near the Ekofisk field and King Lear find off Norway. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406651/statoil-in-julius-discovery Thu, 23 Jul 2015 06:52:24 +0000 live US curtails Shell's Arctic plans http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406636/us-curtails-shells-arctic-plans Anglo-Dutch supermajor Shell has received permits from the Obama administration allowing it to drill up to two wells in Alaska's Chukchi Sea this summer. caroline.evans@upstreamonline.com (Caroline Evans) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406636/us-curtails-shells-arctic-plans Wed, 22 Jul 2015 21:47:56 +0000 live Pioneer production falls short http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406635/pioneer-production-falls-short Shale producer Pioneer Natural Resources reported quarterly production figures that fell short of its guidance due to lower-than-expected output in the Eagle Ford. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406635/pioneer-production-falls-short Wed, 22 Jul 2015 20:22:40 +0000 live US judge blocks ANWR exploration push http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406516/us-judge-blocks-anwr-exploration-push A US judge ruled Tuesday that the Obama administration is not obligated to review or approve an oil exploration plan for the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) in Alaska, a move that environmental groups are hailing as a victory. caroline.evans@upstreamonline.com (Caroline Evans) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406516/us-judge-blocks-anwr-exploration-push Wed, 22 Jul 2015 17:33:54 +0000 live Haribo not so sweet for Edison http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406486/haribo-not-so-sweet-for-edison Edison has come up dry at the Haribo prospect, its first wildcat as operator off Norway. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406486/haribo-not-so-sweet-for-edison Wed, 22 Jul 2015 07:08:17 +0000 live BHP sidetracks at Shenzi http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406485/bhp-sidetracks-at-shenzi BHP Billiton has sidetracked a deep-water exploration well at the Shenzi oilfield in the Gulf of Mexico that is targeting an unexplored Miocene reservoir. russell.searancke@upstreamonline.com (Russell Searancke) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406485/bhp-sidetracks-at-shenzi Wed, 22 Jul 2015 04:03:30 +0000 live Well intervention sinks Helix http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406477/well-intervention-sinks-helix A sharp fall in well-intervention activity in the US Gulf of Mexico sunk offshore services player Helix Energy Solutions into the red in the second quarter, as the company's shares fell by 17%. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406477/well-intervention-sinks-helix Tue, 21 Jul 2015 22:42:57 +0000 live Repsol gears up for US Gulf appraisal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406471/repsol-gears-up-for-us-gulf-appraisal Spanish oil major Repsol confirmed it will bring a contracted drillship from West Africa to the US Gulf of Mexico to drill an appraisal well of a key Lower Tertiary discovery. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406471/repsol-gears-up-for-us-gulf-appraisal Tue, 21 Jul 2015 19:49:34 +0000 live Chevron moves on US Gulf’s next big things http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406466/chevron-moves-on-us-gulfs-next-big-things US supermajor Chevron and its partners are progressing on a pair of key exploration projects in the deep-water Gulf of Mexico that are seen as two of the next big potential developments in the region. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406466/chevron-moves-on-us-gulfs-next-big-things Tue, 21 Jul 2015 16:26:52 +0000 live Xplorer in Western Sahara MoU http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406435/xplorer-in-western-sahara-mou London-listed investment vehicle Xplorer is looking to get a stake in a raft of shallow-water blocks in disputed acreage off Western Sahara. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406435/xplorer-in-western-sahara-mou Tue, 21 Jul 2015 15:18:41 +0000 live CNOOC Ltd starts Luda 10-1 output http://www.upstreamonline.com/incoming/1406424/cnooc-ltd-starts-luda-10-1-output CNOOC Limited has started production at the Luda 10-1 comprehensive adjustment project in Liaodong Bay in the Bohai Sea off China. (Anamaria Deduleasa) http://www.upstreamonline.com/incoming/1406424/cnooc-ltd-starts-luda-10-1-output Tue, 21 Jul 2015 10:19:15 +0000 ece_incoming Total starts Dalia flows off Angola   http://www.upstreamonline.com/incoming/1406414/total-starts-dalia-flows-off-angola Total has started production from its Dalia Phase 1A development on Block 17 off the coast of Angola. (Anamaria Deduleasa) http://www.upstreamonline.com/incoming/1406414/total-starts-dalia-flows-off-angola Tue, 21 Jul 2015 08:45:32 +0000 ece_incoming CGG nets Tanzania shoot http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406416/cgg-nets-tanzania-shoot Survey giant CGG has won a contract from Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC) to acquire data over two onshore areas in the emerging gas powerhouse. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406416/cgg-nets-tanzania-shoot Tue, 21 Jul 2015 08:35:55 +0000 live Egdon sees good Wressle-1 test results http://www.upstreamonline.com/incoming/1406408/egdon-sees-good-wressle-1-test-results Egdon Resources has encountered encouraging results from the pumped extended well test on its Wressle-1 oil and gas discovery on the PEDL180 licence in northern UK. (Anamaria Deduleasa) http://www.upstreamonline.com/incoming/1406408/egdon-sees-good-wressle-1-test-results Tue, 21 Jul 2015 08:12:39 +0000 ece_incoming Otto eyes Alaska’s North Slope http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406406/otto-eyes-alaskas-north-slope Australia’s Otto Energy is looking to land acreage on Alaska’s prolific North Slope with a deal through a related company. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406406/otto-eyes-alaskas-north-slope Tue, 21 Jul 2015 07:38:30 +0000 live Citic's discovery looking good http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406395/citics-discovery-looking-good Citic Resources has suspended its material Lofin-2 gas discovery on Indonesia's Seram Island and is working on a commercialisation plan. russell.searancke@upstreamonline.com (Russell Searancke) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406395/citics-discovery-looking-good Tue, 21 Jul 2015 03:22:26 +0000 live Vaalco brings on first SEENT well http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406388/vaalco-brings-on-first-seent-well US independent Vaalco Energy has brought online the first development well at its new Southeast Etame/North Tchibala (SEENT) platform off Gabon. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406388/vaalco-brings-on-first-seent-well Mon, 20 Jul 2015 21:50:54 +0000 live VNG eyes Boomerang returns http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406372/vng-eyes-boomerang-returns German operator VNG is approaching the moment of truth at its Boomerang wildcat in the North Sea, the first of two explortion wells near last year’s Pil and Bue oil discoveries. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406372/vng-eyes-boomerang-returns Mon, 20 Jul 2015 14:28:07 +0000 live Eni in Egypt gas find http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406334/eni-in-egypt-gas-find Italy's Eni has made a fresh onshore discovery in Egypt, this time unearthing pay at the Abu Madi West licence in the Nile Delta. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406334/eni-in-egypt-gas-find Mon, 20 Jul 2015 09:18:11 +0000 live Angola invites onshore block bids http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406324/angola-invites-onshore-block-bids Angola has fired the starting gun on its fresh onshore licensing round with pre-qualified players asked to step forward and put their hat in the ring. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406324/angola-invites-onshore-block-bids Mon, 20 Jul 2015 08:14:14 +0000 live LeniGas buys stake in Cuban block http://www.upstreamonline.com/incoming/1406322/lenigas-buys-stake-in-cuban-block LeniGas Cuba has acquired an initial 5% shareholding in Cuba-focused Petro Australis, which has rights in a production sharing contract covering the onshore Block 9, north-west Cuba. (Anamaria Deduleasa) http://www.upstreamonline.com/incoming/1406322/lenigas-buys-stake-in-cuban-block Mon, 20 Jul 2015 07:59:21 +0000 ece_incoming Tullow floater fault halts Jubilee gas http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406318/tullow-floater-fault-halts-jubilee-gas A fault on a floating production, storage and offloading unit on Tullow Oil's Jubilee field off Ghana has halted gas flows to shore. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406318/tullow-floater-fault-halts-jubilee-gas Mon, 20 Jul 2015 06:54:20 +0000 live Reserves setback at BassGas http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406317/reserves-setback-at-bassgas The BassGas project partners in Australia have suffered a 30% reduction in the proven plus probable reserves at the Yolla field offshore south-east Australia. russell.searancke@upstreamonline.com (Russell Searancke) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406317/reserves-setback-at-bassgas Mon, 20 Jul 2015 05:43:17 +0000 live US rig count slips by six http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406274/us-rig-count-slips-by-six The number of rigs drilling for oil and gas in the US dropped by six this week to 857, according to data from Houston-based services giant Baker Hughes. caroline.evans@upstreamonline.com (Caroline Evans) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406274/us-rig-count-slips-by-six Fri, 17 Jul 2015 17:25:04 +0000 live Magnolia LNG gets draft EIS http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406273/magnolia-lng-gets-draft-eis US regulators have drafted an environmental impact statement for the proposed Magnolia liquefied natural gas export terminal in Lousiana, finding the project's construction could result result in limited adverse environmental impacts. caroline.evans@upstreamonline.com (Caroline Evans) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406273/magnolia-lng-gets-draft-eis Fri, 17 Jul 2015 17:05:12 +0000 live Chevron testing Anchor discovery http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406272/chevron-testing-anchor-discovery US supermajor Chevron is further testing its potentially large Anchor discovery in the deep-water Gulf of Mexico, a prospect that many in the industry believe could host one of the region's next big developments. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406272/chevron-testing-anchor-discovery Fri, 17 Jul 2015 16:06:22 +0000 live Three in frame for Premier Brazil deal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406266/three-in-frame-for-premier-brazil-deal Premier Oil has its sights on three contractors as it works to line up a high-spec rig to carry out exploration drilling for a group of operators in Brazil’s frontier Ceara basin, potentially starting in 2017. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406266/three-in-frame-for-premier-brazil-deal Fri, 17 Jul 2015 14:51:35 +0000 live Gazprom Neft boosts Badra flows http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406258/gazprom-neft-boosts-badra-flows Gazprom Neft has boosted production at an oilfield in Iraq as the Russian operator brought a fifth well on stream. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406258/gazprom-neft-boosts-badra-flows Fri, 17 Jul 2015 13:04:42 +0000 live Centrica in $25m UK gas boost project http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406252/centrica-in-usd-25m-uk-gas-boost-project Centrica Energy is looking to unlock up to an additional 8.8 billion cubic feet of gas from a UK field through a small-scale brownfield development project. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406252/centrica-in-usd-25m-uk-gas-boost-project Fri, 17 Jul 2015 12:33:58 +0000 live Providence firms up Diablo Ridge prospect http://www.upstreamonline.com/incoming/1406225/providence-firms-up-diablo-ridge-prospect Providence Resources has encountered new Diablo Ridge positive shows on its Frontier exploration licence (FEL) 2/14 in the southern Porcupine basin, offshore south-west Ireland. (Anamaria Deduleasa) http://www.upstreamonline.com/incoming/1406225/providence-firms-up-diablo-ridge-prospect Fri, 17 Jul 2015 08:30:43 +0000 ece_incoming Rig players race for ONGC jack-up quintet http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406223/rig-players-race-for-ongc-jack-up-quintet Mix of domestic and foreign drilling players chase state operator’s three-year contracts Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406223/rig-players-race-for-ongc-jack-up-quintet Fri, 17 Jul 2015 07:24:57 +0000 live Ungani delivers for Buru http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406220/ungani-delivers-for-buru Intrepid Australian onshore company Buru Energy has started commercial oil production at its Ungani field in the remote Canning basin, and spudded the first of several near-field exploration wells. russell.searancke@upstreamonline.com (Russell Searancke) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406220/ungani-delivers-for-buru Fri, 17 Jul 2015 03:56:59 +0000 live One from five in Sabah deep water http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406219/one-from-five-in-sabah-deep-water Australian independent Santos said today its five-well deep-water oil exploration campaign off Sabah in Malaysia has been completed with just the one discovery. russell.searancke@upstreamonline.com (Russell Searancke) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406219/one-from-five-in-sabah-deep-water Fri, 17 Jul 2015 01:19:35 +0000 live ConocoPhillips cancels contract for newbuild http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406205/conocophillips-cancels-contract-for-newbuild US giant ConocoPhillips has terminated its contract for a newbuild drillship due to start work late this year as part of a broader plan to slash spending on deep-water exploration. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406205/conocophillips-cancels-contract-for-newbuild Thu, 16 Jul 2015 21:31:30 +0000 live US unveils final details of Gulf lease sale http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406198/us-unveils-final-details-of-gulf-lease-sale The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has finalised the details of its upcoming Western Gulf lease sale, which will make available nearly 22 million acres of properties offshore Texas. caroline.evans@upstreamonline.com (Caroline Evans) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406198/us-unveils-final-details-of-gulf-lease-sale Thu, 16 Jul 2015 17:45:05 +0000 live Petro-Victory’s Guyana deal quashed http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406172/petro-victorys-guyana-deal-quashed A deal for US junior Petro-Victory Energy to acquire an exploration licence in Guyana is dead after both parties let a deadline for completion of the deal expire. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406172/petro-victorys-guyana-deal-quashed Thu, 16 Jul 2015 13:10:51 +0000 live Buzzard 'outage' lifts crude http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406169/buzzard-outage-lifts-crude Oil prices rose on Thursday after a power outage closed the UK's largest oilfield, restricting flows to the North Sea's main oil stream that underpins the global benchmark Brent crude, Reuters reported. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406169/buzzard-outage-lifts-crude Thu, 16 Jul 2015 12:41:32 +0000 live Pantheon getting ready to drill http://www.upstreamonline.com/incoming/1406152/pantheon-getting-ready-to-drill Pantheon Resources has competed road and site preparations for the first well in its upcoming US drilling programme, after being delayed by bad weather in East Texas. (Anamaria Deduleasa) http://www.upstreamonline.com/incoming/1406152/pantheon-getting-ready-to-drill Thu, 16 Jul 2015 09:31:56 +0000 ece_incoming Honghua nets Iraq drilling deal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406148/honghua-nets-iraq-drilling-deal Chinese oilfield services player Honghua Group has netted a contract for drilling services in Iraq. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406148/honghua-nets-iraq-drilling-deal Thu, 16 Jul 2015 08:49:38 +0000 live Bids in for Greek offshore blocks http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405973/bids-in-for-greek-offshore-blocks Greece received three bids for deep-water blocks in a licensing round that had put twenty blocks up for grabs. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405973/bids-in-for-greek-offshore-blocks Wed, 15 Jul 2015 15:25:04 +0000 live Savannah narrows Niger prospects target http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405961/savannah-narrows-niger-prospects-target Savannah Petroleum has set its sights on a small clutch of drill-ready prospects on its acreage in Niger as the UK explorer closes in on two more blocks in the African country. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405961/savannah-narrows-niger-prospects-target Wed, 15 Jul 2015 14:31:19 +0000 live Nigeria 'must address output decline' - report http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405960/nigeria-must-address-output-decline-report Nigerian oil production is likely to decline unless insecurity is addressed and without necessary reforms to unlock needed investment, according to a report. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405960/nigeria-must-address-output-decline-report Wed, 15 Jul 2015 14:00:37 +0000 live Mexico's Round 1 disappoints http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405957/mexicos-round-1-disappoints Only two of 14 blocks on offer received successful bids in Mexico's inaugural oil and gas auction for shallow-water concessions, according to results unveiled at an event in Mexico City. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405957/mexicos-round-1-disappoints Wed, 15 Jul 2015 13:18:35 +0000 live Roxi delays well test on pipe blip http://www.upstreamonline.com/incoming/1405938/roxi-delays-well-test-on-pipe-blip Roxi Petroleum has decided to sidetrack its A5 deep well in Kazakhstan from a depth of 4000 metres, as the pipes used for the wildcat did not pass an on-site inspection, the Central Asian player said on Wednesday. (Anamaria Deduleasa) http://www.upstreamonline.com/incoming/1405938/roxi-delays-well-test-on-pipe-blip Wed, 15 Jul 2015 09:57:33 +0000 ece_incoming Wintershall finds the Zeppelin dry http://www.upstreamonline.com/incoming/1405924/wintershall-finds-the-zeppelin-dry Wintershall has come up dry at the Zeppelin exploration well, off Norway, project partner Lundin said on Wednesday. (Anamaria Deduleasa) http://www.upstreamonline.com/incoming/1405924/wintershall-finds-the-zeppelin-dry Wed, 15 Jul 2015 08:04:11 +0000 ece_incoming Frontera in Ukraine agreement http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405923/frontera-in-ukraine-agreement Ukraine’s Naftohaz Ukrainy has signed an agreement with US independent Frontera Resources to co-operate on oil and gas projects in Ukraine. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405923/frontera-in-ukraine-agreement Wed, 15 Jul 2015 07:58:07 +0000 live Beetaloo shale drilling under way http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405921/beetaloo-shale-drilling-under-way An Origin Energy-led joint venture has spudded the first of three shale gas and liquids exploration wells in Australia’s remote far north. russell.searancke@upstreamonline.com (Russell Searancke) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405921/beetaloo-shale-drilling-under-way Wed, 15 Jul 2015 05:23:23 +0000 live Suncor launches water-free oil-sands pilot http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405912/suncor-launches-water-free-oil-sands-pilot Canada's Suncor Energy is taking the next step in eliminating the need for water in thermal oil sands operations by using radio waves to extract bitumen from deep underground. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405912/suncor-launches-water-free-oil-sands-pilot Tue, 14 Jul 2015 20:36:42 +0000 live Range gets ready to spud in Trinidad http://www.upstreamonline.com/incoming/1405852/range-gets-ready-to-spud-in-trinidad Range Resources is getting ready to spud the Canari North exploration well on the Guayaguayare block onshore Trinidad, the London-listed player said on Tuesday.   (Anamaria Deduleasa) http://www.upstreamonline.com/incoming/1405852/range-gets-ready-to-spud-in-trinidad Tue, 14 Jul 2015 09:19:14 +0000 ece_incoming Petronas sees Tembikai first oil http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405845/petronas-sees-tembikai-first-oil Malaysian state giant Petronas has reached first oil from its Tembikai field off the South-East Asian country. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405845/petronas-sees-tembikai-first-oil Tue, 14 Jul 2015 07:38:15 +0000 live Circle Oil in Morocco disappointment http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405844/circle-oil-in-morocco-disappointment Shares in Circle oil dropped on Tuesday after the company said gas shows at an onshore Morocco wildcat failed to live up to pre-drill estimates. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405844/circle-oil-in-morocco-disappointment Tue, 14 Jul 2015 07:21:00 +0000 live TGS to acquire more east Canada seismic http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405794/tgs-to-acquire-more-east-canada-seismic Norwegian data provider TGS is undertaking a large multi-client 3D survey in the Flemish Pass basin offshore eastern Canada. caroline.evans@upstreamonline.com (Caroline Evans) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405794/tgs-to-acquire-more-east-canada-seismic Mon, 13 Jul 2015 23:10:40 +0000 live Argentina cancels oil incentives http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405783/argentina-cancels-oil-incentives Argentina ended financial incentives on Monday that were intended to boost investment in its huge shale oil, gas and conventional resources, even as it sought to improve shale output to narrow a yawning energy trade gap, according to reports caroline.evans@upstreamonline.com (Caroline Evans) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405783/argentina-cancels-oil-incentives Mon, 13 Jul 2015 16:15:05 +0000 live Lundin gets Neiden permit http://www.upstreamonline.com/incoming/1405772/lundin-gets-neiden-permit Lundin Petroleum has been awarded a drilling permit for an exploration well on the Neiden prospect in the Barents Sea off Norway. (Anamaria Deduleasa) http://www.upstreamonline.com/incoming/1405772/lundin-gets-neiden-permit Mon, 13 Jul 2015 13:47:56 +0000 ece_incoming Somalia in ICJ suit against Kenya http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405762/somalia-in-icj-suit-against-kenya Somalia is taking Kenya to a United Nations court as the East African neighbours continue to dispute over their sea border. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405762/somalia-in-icj-suit-against-kenya Mon, 13 Jul 2015 12:17:05 +0000 live Hayward takes Genel chairman role http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405736/hayward-takes-genel-chairman-role Tony Hayward has stepped aside as chief executive of Genel Energy to take on the role of chairman. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405736/hayward-takes-genel-chairman-role Mon, 13 Jul 2015 07:51:34 +0000 live ONGC controls gas well blowout http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405735/ongc-controls-gas-well-blowout India's state-owned giant Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) has suffered a gas blowout from a well on the Kharsang onshore oilfield in the north-eastern part of the country, reports have claimed. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405735/ongc-controls-gas-well-blowout Mon, 13 Jul 2015 07:46:47 +0000 live Teck delays major oil sands project http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405722/teck-delays-major-oil-sands-project Decreased supply costs and a revised bitumen resource estimate have pushed Teck Resource's proposed Frontier oil sands mining project back by at least five years as the company continues with a federal environmental assessment. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405722/teck-delays-major-oil-sands-project Fri, 10 Jul 2015 23:37:31 +0000 live Statoil gets set to spud new well at Power Nap http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405714/statoil-gets-set-to-spud-new-well-at-power-nap Norway's Statoil is preparing to spud a new well targeting a section of the Shell-operated Power Nap discovery in the deep-water Gulf of Mexico. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405714/statoil-gets-set-to-spud-new-well-at-power-nap Fri, 10 Jul 2015 16:37:46 +0000 live Jura starts Reti-2 production http://www.upstreamonline.com/incoming/1405690/jura-starts-reti-2-production Jura Energy has started production at the Reti-2 well on the Guddu block in Pakistan, the Canadian explorer said. (Anamaria Deduleasa) http://www.upstreamonline.com/incoming/1405690/jura-starts-reti-2-production Fri, 10 Jul 2015 11:21:36 +0000 ece_incoming IHS: Oil sands to remain key supplier http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405646/ihs-oil-sands-to-remain-key-supplier Forecasted production growth will allow the Canadian oil sands to continue to rank among the world's top sources of supply in the near term, according to new IHS research. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405646/ihs-oil-sands-to-remain-key-supplier Thu, 09 Jul 2015 21:52:32 +0000 live Gulf Keystone lower Shaikan flows forecast http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405572/gulf-keystone-lower-shaikan-flows-forecast Gulf Keystone Petroleum has pared back its expected full-year average output at its Shaikan field in the Kurdistan region of Iraq as it braces for more possible offtake and market woes. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405572/gulf-keystone-lower-shaikan-flows-forecast Thu, 09 Jul 2015 08:11:35 +0000 live Heritage in second dry well http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405569/heritage-in-second-dry-well UK independent Heritage Oil has come up dry with a second exploration well on PPL 337, onshore Papua New Guinea. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405569/heritage-in-second-dry-well Thu, 09 Jul 2015 01:49:16 +0000 live Savannah sees Niger resource boost http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405401/savannah-sees-niger-resource-boost Savannah Petroleum is looking to reboot exploration on its licence area onshore Niger later this year after gaining a resource boost as it looks to rope in a farm-in partner on the acreage. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405401/savannah-sees-niger-resource-boost Wed, 08 Jul 2015 07:50:35 +0000 live AWE gets shale reserves boost http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405394/awe-gets-shale-reserves-boost Australian company AWE has seen its share of proven plus probable reserves in the Sugarloaf area of mutual interest (AMI), in the US state of Texas, jump 84% following an independent report. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405394/awe-gets-shale-reserves-boost Wed, 08 Jul 2015 03:05:25 +0000 live Hole spotted in Shell Arctic vessel http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405389/hole-spotted-in-shell-arctic-vessel Shell has confirmed that an icebreaker vessel supporting its summer drilling programme off Alaska has a leak and must be repaired, potentially jeopardising the supermajor's tight Arctic drilling schedule. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405389/hole-spotted-in-shell-arctic-vessel Tue, 07 Jul 2015 22:32:28 +0000 live Statoil in 'technical discovery' at Thorvald http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405387/statoil-in-technical-discovery-at-thorvald Statoil has declared a "technical discovery" at its Thorvald prospect in the deep-water US Gulf of Mexico after wrapping operations there late last month. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405387/statoil-in-technical-discovery-at-thorvald Tue, 07 Jul 2015 21:42:29 +0000 live Stone makes progress on Pompano tie-backs http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405380/stone-makes-progress-on-pompano-tie-backs US independent Stone Energy reported solid progress in the development of two deep-water fields in the Gulf of Mexico that will tie back to the company's Pompano platform. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405380/stone-makes-progress-on-pompano-tie-backs Tue, 07 Jul 2015 18:22:57 +0000 live Total targets Solaris http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405364/total-targets-solaris Total has filed an application with the authorities to drill a wildcat at the Solaris prospect in the southern North Sea off Norway. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405364/total-targets-solaris Tue, 07 Jul 2015 14:04:11 +0000 live China to offer fresh onshore acreage http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405315/china-to-offer-fresh-onshore-acreage China’s upstream watchdog is to open up six onshore blocks in the far-flung north-western region of Xinjiang for public tender, further indication of the reform of the country’s upstream sector that is tightly controlled by China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) and Sinopec. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405315/china-to-offer-fresh-onshore-acreage Tue, 07 Jul 2015 07:43:51 +0000 live Triple spuds Chinese CBM well http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405306/triple-spuds-chinese-cbm-well Australia's Triple Energy has started drilling the first of two wells in the Bird Mountain area of its coalbed methane project in China's Hielongjiang province. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405306/triple-spuds-chinese-cbm-well Tue, 07 Jul 2015 00:36:00 +0000 live Atwood books jack-up work http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405302/atwood-books-jack-up-work Rig owner Atwood Oceanics has extended a contract for jack-up Atwood Beacon for additional work off Italy. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405302/atwood-books-jack-up-work Mon, 06 Jul 2015 22:57:37 +0000 live Statoil hits total depth at Thorvald http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405299/statoil-hits-total-depth-at-thorvald Norwegian operator Statoil has reached total depth at Thorvald, its latest exploration effort in the US Gulf of Mexico, as it prepares to welcome a second rig to the North American deep-water region. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405299/statoil-hits-total-depth-at-thorvald Mon, 06 Jul 2015 21:58:56 +0000 live Myrhauk nod for Premier http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405222/myrhauk-nod-for-premier Premier Oil has secured final clearances from the authorities to drill a wildcat at the Myrhauk prospect in the southern North Sea off Norway. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405222/myrhauk-nod-for-premier Mon, 06 Jul 2015 08:31:20 +0000 live LGO finds more Trinidad pay http://www.upstreamonline.com/incoming/1405216/lgo-finds-more-trinidad-pay LGO Energy has encountered more oil and gas at its fourth well drilled this year on the Goudron oilfield in south-east Trinidad, the London-listed player said on Monday. (Anamaria Deduleasa) http://www.upstreamonline.com/incoming/1405216/lgo-finds-more-trinidad-pay Mon, 06 Jul 2015 07:47:29 +0000 ece_incoming Quadrant spuds Levitt-1 http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/americas/1405211/quadrant-spuds-levitt-1 Quadrant Energy has started drilling the Levitt-1 well in the Carnarvon basin off the coast of Western Australia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/americas/1405211/quadrant-spuds-levitt-1 Mon, 06 Jul 2015 06:43:12 +0000 live live_americas Buru gets Ungani production licences http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405182/buru-gets-ungani-production-licences Perth-based Buru Energy has been granted production licences covering its Ungani oilfield in Western Australia's onshore Canning basin. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405182/buru-gets-ungani-production-licences Mon, 06 Jul 2015 01:05:47 +0000 live Fugro Synergy wins US Gulf work http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405080/fugro-synergy-wins-us-gulf-work Offshore services player Fugro has secured work in the US Gulf of Mexico for its multi-purpose drilling, well-intervention and geotechnical vessel Fugro Synergy. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405080/fugro-synergy-wins-us-gulf-work Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:15:58 +0000 live US rig count up by three http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405070/us-rig-count-up-by-three The number of rigs working in the US grew by three this week to total 862, according to Baker Hughes' weekly tally. caroline.evans@upstreamonline.com (Caroline Evans) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405070/us-rig-count-up-by-three Thu, 02 Jul 2015 17:31:04 +0000 live