www.upstreamonline.com http://www.upstreamonline.com/ www.upstreamonline.com Beach sees revenues fall http://www.upstreamonline.com/sectors/explorationproduction/1398249/beach-sees-revenues-fall Australia's Beach Energy saw first quarter revenue fall on the back of lower oil prices and a drop in production. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/sectors/explorationproduction/1398249/beach-sees-revenues-fall Tue, 28 Apr 2015 02:35:08 +0000 sectors sectors_explorationproduction Sterling starts Madagascar shoot http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1398248/sterling-starts-madagascar-shoot London-listed Sterling Energy has kicked off a 3D seismic survey over the Ambilobe Block, off the coast of Madagascar. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1398248/sterling-starts-madagascar-shoot Tue, 28 Apr 2015 01:15:21 +0000 live Schlumberger in Brazil seismic tie-up http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1398168/schlumberger-in-brazil-seismic-tie-up Oilfield services giant Schlumberger has struck a co-operation deal with Norwegian seismic player Spectrum to acquire a 50% ownership share in the latter’s Pelotas multi-client seismic effort off Brazil. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1398168/schlumberger-in-brazil-seismic-tie-up Mon, 27 Apr 2015 13:43:29 +0000 live Arctic ice shift 'against law' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1398130/arctic-ice-shift-against-law Environmental groups are preparing legal action to prevent awards under Norway’s 23rd licensing round after the government submitted to parliament its proposal for a shift of the Arctic ice boundary in the Barents Sea. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1398130/arctic-ice-shift-against-law Mon, 27 Apr 2015 10:32:03 +0000 live Baron resumes Nancy-1 flows http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1398107/baron-resumes-nancy-1-flows Baron Oil has resumed production at an oil well in Colombia that was recently shut in as a storage facility was deemed full. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1398107/baron-resumes-nancy-1-flows Mon, 27 Apr 2015 09:14:23 +0000 live Kosmos in 'significant' gas hit http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1398093/kosmos-in-significant-gas-hit Kosmos Energy has made what it termed a "significant, play-opening gas discovery" at a wildcat off Mauritania. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1398093/kosmos-in-significant-gas-hit Mon, 27 Apr 2015 06:59:06 +0000 live Southwestern grows Marcellus production http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1398043/southwestern-grows-marcellus-production US gas producer Southwestern Energy has reported a 28% increase in production year-over-year in the first quarter of 2015. caroline.evans@upstreamonline.com (Caroline Evans) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1398043/southwestern-grows-marcellus-production Fri, 24 Apr 2015 20:23:44 +0000 live 'More capex cuts on way' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397998/more-capex-cuts-on-way Analysts see further reductions in capital expenditure by oil companies next year but remain optimistic over an oil price rebound farther down the road, with fossil fuels expected to remain a key part of the global energy mix for decades to come. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397998/more-capex-cuts-on-way Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:19:49 +0000 live Isobel Deep suspended on BOP fault http://www.upstreamonline.com/incoming/1397979/isobel-deep-suspended-on-bop-fault Premier Oil has suspended drilling of the Isobel Deep wildcat off the Falkland Islands due to a problem with the rig’s blowout preventer (BOP), according to partner Falkland Oil & Gas Ltd (FOGL). (Anamaria Deduleasa) http://www.upstreamonline.com/incoming/1397979/isobel-deep-suspended-on-bop-fault Fri, 24 Apr 2015 12:10:15 +0000 ece_incoming KrisEnergy spuds Rayrai-1 well http://www.upstreamonline.com/incoming/1397978/krisenergy-spuds-rayrai-1-well KrisEnergy has commenced drilling of the Rayrai-1 exploration well in Block G10/48 in the Gulf of Thailand, where it is currently developing the Wassana oilfield. (Anamaria Deduleasa) http://www.upstreamonline.com/incoming/1397978/krisenergy-spuds-rayrai-1-well Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:44:09 +0000 ece_incoming Sound Oil spuds new Nervesa well http://www.upstreamonline.com/incoming/1397962/sound-oil-spuds-new-nervesa-well Sound Oil has started drilling its second well at the Nervesa site in the Veneto region, onshore Italy. (Anamaria Deduleasa) http://www.upstreamonline.com/incoming/1397962/sound-oil-spuds-new-nervesa-well Fri, 24 Apr 2015 07:50:33 +0000 ece_incoming Promising signs for AWE at Irwin-1 http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397946/promising-signs-for-awe-at-irwin-1 Sydney-based AWE has encountered gas shows in its Irwin-1 exploration well in Western Australia's onshore Perth basin. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397946/promising-signs-for-awe-at-irwin-1 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 03:05:56 +0000 live BPZ drills Peru dry hole http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397936/bpz-drills-peru-dry-hole The bad news kept coming for bankrupt player BPZ Energy after it failed to find oil or gas at its latest well in Peru. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397936/bpz-drills-peru-dry-hole Thu, 23 Apr 2015 22:17:59 +0000 live Gazprom, YPF ink pact http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397907/gazprom-ypf-ink-pact Russian gas giant Gazprom and Argentine state player YPF have signed an agreement that sets out plans to jointly explore for, produce and transport hydrocarbons in the shale gas-rich South American nation and elsewhere. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397907/gazprom-ypf-ink-pact Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:57:46 +0000 live Statoil spins Gina Krog bit http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397886/statoil-spins-gina-krog-bit Statoil has kicked off drilling of an exploration well targeting additional resources at its under-development Gina Krog field off Norway. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397886/statoil-spins-gina-krog-bit Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:49:32 +0000 live Salander in E.ON sights http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397884/salander-in-eon-sights German explorer E.ON E&P has filed an application with the authorities to drill a wildcat later this year at the Salander prospect in the Norwegian Sea. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397884/salander-in-eon-sights Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:32:59 +0000 live CNOOC Ltd starts Kenli 10-1 flows http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397883/cnooc-ltd-starts-kenli-10-1-flows Chinese giant CNOOC Ltd has kicked off production at the Kenli 10-1 oilfield in Bohai, with peak output set for some time next year. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397883/cnooc-ltd-starts-kenli-10-1-flows Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:19:46 +0000 live Sterling contests Ntem ‘lapse’ http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397879/sterling-contests-ntem-lapse Sterling Energy and Cameroon’s state player SNH appear at loggerheads after the latter hit the UK junior with a notice that the Ntem offshore concession has lapsed. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397879/sterling-contests-ntem-lapse Thu, 23 Apr 2015 08:48:10 +0000 live Harrier a dud for ConocoPhillips http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397697/harrier-a-dud-for-conocophillips ConocoPhillips has failed to find commercial hydrocarbons at a wildcat in the deep-water US Gulf of Mexico, but a probe off Angola has struck a gas column. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397697/harrier-a-dud-for-conocophillips Wed, 22 Apr 2015 13:03:54 +0000 live GeoPark ‘may up drilling’ http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397696/geopark-may-up-drilling Latin America-focused explorer GeoPark may ramp up drilling activity this year after managing to shave costs in the first quarter as a result of numerous measures amid the fall in oil prices. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397696/geopark-may-up-drilling Wed, 22 Apr 2015 12:57:23 +0000 live Saetre: Industry must change cost culture http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397653/saetre-industry-must-change-cost-culture Cost reduction should become the rule rather than the exception for the oil and gas industry, according to Statoil chief executive Eldar Saetre. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397653/saetre-industry-must-change-cost-culture Tue, 21 Apr 2015 22:03:55 +0000 live Service players baulk at cost-cuts trend http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397647/service-players-baulk-at-cost-cuts-trend Suppliers are pushing back as oil and gas operators continue to put pressure on service and supply companies to lower their costs in a continued low commodity price environment. Noah.Brenner@nhst.no (Noah Brenner) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397647/service-players-baulk-at-cost-cuts-trend Tue, 21 Apr 2015 18:38:47 +0000 live Adnoc ‘to splurge in offshore’ http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397587/adnoc-to-splurge-in-offshore Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) is to plough $25 billion into boosting oil production from offshore fields in the next five years, according to a report. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397587/adnoc-to-splurge-in-offshore Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09:18:57 +0000 live Norway in APA drive for finds http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397582/norway-in-apa-drive-for-finds Norway is pushing for more exploration in the Norwegian and Barents seas under a newly launched licensing round offering acreage in familiar offshore areas. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397582/norway-in-apa-drive-for-finds Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:09:03 +0000 live Woodside drops option on Moroccan permits http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397578/woodside-drops-option-on-moroccan-permits Australia's Woodside Petroleum has elected not to take over operatorship of Rabat Deep Offshore permits in Morocco. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397578/woodside-drops-option-on-moroccan-permits Tue, 21 Apr 2015 07:24:17 +0000 live MEO given more time off West Oz http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397568/meo-given-more-time-off-west-oz MEO Australia has been given the nod to vary its work programme on Block WA-454-P, off Western Australia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397568/meo-given-more-time-off-west-oz Tue, 21 Apr 2015 02:38:30 +0000 live AziNor Catalyst nets North Sea block http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397565/azinor-catalyst-nets-north-sea-block Private equity-backed player AziNor Catalyst has picked up acreage in the UK North Sea following an asset deal with privately-held Stavanger Petroleum. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397565/azinor-catalyst-nets-north-sea-block Mon, 20 Apr 2015 23:29:53 +0000 live Moftinu serious for Serinus http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397525/moftinu-serious-for-serinus Serinus Energy believes it has a commercial discovery on its hands after completing a pair of wells at the Moftinu prospect onshore north-west Romania. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397525/moftinu-serious-for-serinus Mon, 20 Apr 2015 12:52:28 +0000 live Repsol hits gas at TESO-2 http://www.upstreamonline.com/incoming/1397492/repsol-hits-gas-at-teso-2 Spanish major Repsol has made its third gas discovery in the Illizi basin, in the south-east of Algeria, the company said on Monday. (Anamaria Deduleasa) http://www.upstreamonline.com/incoming/1397492/repsol-hits-gas-at-teso-2 Mon, 20 Apr 2015 08:16:00 +0000 ece_incoming Bass Strait Oil to firm up leads http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397486/bass-strait-oil-to-firm-up-leads Melbourne-based Bass Strait Oil has applied for a suspension to its work programme covering its two permits in Australia's Gippsland basin as it firms up additional exploration prospects and leads. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397486/bass-strait-oil-to-firm-up-leads Mon, 20 Apr 2015 03:50:30 +0000 live Promising signs for Titan in Texas http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397471/promising-signs-for-titan-in-texas Australian junior Titan Energy has hit eight potential oil pay zones with the first well its multi-well development campaign its Allen Dome project in the US state of Texas. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397471/promising-signs-for-titan-in-texas Mon, 20 Apr 2015 01:46:54 +0000 live Karoon firms up Echidna find http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397448/karoon-firms-up-echidna-find Karoon Gas Australia has firmed up its Echidna-1 discovery on Block S-M-1102 , in Brazil's offshore Santos basin. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397448/karoon-firms-up-echidna-find Mon, 20 Apr 2015 00:47:31 +0000 live Chevron cuts Atwood rig term http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397417/chevron-cuts-atwood-rig-term Companies agree on shortened contract term for semisub damaged in Oz cyclone Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397417/chevron-cuts-atwood-rig-term Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:10:51 +0000 live Rossukon pay day for KrisEnergy http://www.upstreamonline.com/incoming/1397382/rossukon-pay-day-for-krisenergy KrisEnergy has significantly increased the pay zone at its Rossukon discovery off Thailand with drilling of a successful sidetrack. (Anamaria Deduleasa) http://www.upstreamonline.com/incoming/1397382/rossukon-pay-day-for-krisenergy Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:36:35 +0000 ece_incoming Neiden on Lundin radar screen http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397378/neiden-on-lundin-radar-screen Lundin Petroleum has filed an application to drill a keenly-awaited wildcat this summer at the Neiden prospect in the Barents Sea off Norway that will target additional resources north of its existing Alta and Gohta discoveries in the Loppa High play. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397378/neiden-on-lundin-radar-screen Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:05:54 +0000 live Party time for Llog at Delta House http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397363/party-time-for-llog-at-delta-house Llog Exploration has kicked off production at its Animal House-themed Delta House semi-submersible floating production platform in the US Gulf of Mexico. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397363/party-time-for-llog-at-delta-house Fri, 17 Apr 2015 08:24:29 +0000 live Talisman in action at Snomus http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397360/talisman-in-action-at-snomus Talisman Energy has kicked off drilling of an exploration well at the Snomus prospect aimed at finding more resources in the vicinity of its Varg field off Norway. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397360/talisman-in-action-at-snomus Fri, 17 Apr 2015 08:15:13 +0000 live Bitter Strawberry bite for BG http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397349/bitter-strawberry-bite-for-bg BG Group has come up dry with another wildcat drilled at the Jordbaer South prospect off Norway that aimed to prove up additional resources near the earlier Jordbaer (Strawberry) find in the northern North Sea play. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397349/bitter-strawberry-bite-for-bg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 07:00:47 +0000 live Bjaaland in abeyance for OMV http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397347/bjaaland-in-abeyance-for-omv OMV has been granted a drilling permit by the authorities to drill a new wildcat in the Hoop play of the Barents Sea but is facing a bureaucratic obstacle after Greenpeace has partly succeeded with an official complaint to block the controversial probe. (Josh Lewis), Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397347/bjaaland-in-abeyance-for-omv Fri, 17 Apr 2015 06:19:28 +0000 live Petrobras confirms Farfan productivity http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397345/petrobras-confirms-farfan-productivity Petrobras has confirmed the productivity of the Farfan reservoirs with an extension well in the the ultra-deep waters of the Sergipe-Alagoas basin off Brazil. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397345/petrobras-confirms-farfan-productivity Fri, 17 Apr 2015 04:23:30 +0000 live Petsec takes Oil Search's Yemen stake http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397344/petsec-takes-oil-searchs-yemen-stake Australian company Petsec Energy said it has purchased Oil Search's operating interest in the Al Meashar onshore oil discovery in Block 7, Yemen. (Russell Searancke) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397344/petsec-takes-oil-searchs-yemen-stake Fri, 17 Apr 2015 04:01:53 +0000 live Petrobras in double hit http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397343/petrobras-in-double-hit State-run Petrobras has made two discoveries in separate campaigns in its home base of Brazil. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397343/petrobras-in-double-hit Fri, 17 Apr 2015 03:48:29 +0000 live Petrobras sees output dip http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397342/petrobras-sees-output-dip Brazilian state-run giant saw ouput dip in March despite booking record production from its operations in the offshore pre-salt plays in the Campos and Santos basins. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397342/petrobras-sees-output-dip Fri, 17 Apr 2015 03:25:47 +0000 live Transocean in legal dispute with Eni http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397333/transocean-in-legal-dispute-with-eni Rig owner Transocean is locked in a legal dispute with Eni after the Italian operator rejected a contract for a moored semi-submersible drilling off Libya. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397333/transocean-in-legal-dispute-with-eni Fri, 17 Apr 2015 00:05:29 +0000 live New safety rap for Rowan rig http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397276/new-safety-rap-for-rowan-rig US driller Rowan Companies has again been pulled up by Norway’s safety agency for shortcomings with risk management after simulations of major accident scenarios were performed on its rig Rowan Gorilla VI. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397276/new-safety-rap-for-rowan-rig Thu, 16 Apr 2015 13:52:11 +0000 live E.ON resumes Huntington flows http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397238/eon-resumes-huntington-flows Production has resumed at E.ON’s Huntington oilfield in the UK North Sea after access to the Central Area Transmission System (CATS) was restored. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397238/eon-resumes-huntington-flows Thu, 16 Apr 2015 07:08:53 +0000 live KrisEnergy in Rossukon sidetrack spud http://www.upstreamonline.com/incoming/1397055/krisenergy-in-rossukon-sidetrack-spud Singapore's KrisEnergy has spudded its fourth exploration well on Block G6/48 in the Gulf of Thailand. (Anamaria Deduleasa) http://www.upstreamonline.com/incoming/1397055/krisenergy-in-rossukon-sidetrack-spud Wed, 15 Apr 2015 11:03:21 +0000 ece_incoming Novatek, Gazprom Neft start field flows http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397049/novatek-gazprom-neft-start-field-flows Russian players Gazprom Neft and Novatek have kicked off production at the Yaro-Yakhinskoye gas and condensate field in the Yamal-Nenets autonomous region. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397049/novatek-gazprom-neft-start-field-flows Wed, 15 Apr 2015 09:10:44 +0000 live Vaalco flows second Etame well http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397030/vaalco-flows-second-etame-well Africa-focused Vaalco Energy has reported initial flows from the second well tied to the Etame wellhead platform off Gabon, a touch of good news in an project complicated by the presence of hydrogen sulphide (H2S). Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397030/vaalco-flows-second-etame-well Tue, 14 Apr 2015 22:17:22 +0000 live KrisEnergy hits pay at Rossukon-3 http://www.upstreamonline.com/incoming/1396985/krisenergy-hits-pay-at-rossukon-3 KrisEnergy has struck 28 metres of net oil and gas pay at its Rossukon-3 well in the Gulf of Thailand. (Anamaria Deduleasa) http://www.upstreamonline.com/incoming/1396985/krisenergy-hits-pay-at-rossukon-3 Tue, 14 Apr 2015 10:17:47 +0000 ece_incoming Lundin in Bertam first oil http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396978/lundin-in-bertam-first-oil Lundin Petroluem has started output from its Bertam oilfield off Malaysia, with further production wells planned for later this year. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396978/lundin-in-bertam-first-oil Tue, 14 Apr 2015 09:22:35 +0000 live Noble, Edison in Falklands well switch http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396866/noble-edison-in-falklands-well-switch Noble Energy and its partners have decided to defer drilling of a second well in the South & East Falkland basin, but the US independent and Italy's Edison International have committed to a wildcat elsewhere in the region following a farm-in deal. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396866/noble-edison-in-falklands-well-switch Mon, 13 Apr 2015 08:22:21 +0000 live Roald Rygg find for Statoil http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396862/roald-rygg-find-for-statoil Statoil has made a second minor gas discovery in the vicinity of its Aasta Hansteen field in the Norwegian Sea to bolster the economics of the commercially challenging project. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396862/roald-rygg-find-for-statoil Mon, 13 Apr 2015 07:31:32 +0000 live Cairn eyes FPSO for Senegal find http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396860/cairn-eyes-fpso-for-senegal-find Cairn Energy is favouring a floating production, storage and offloading unit to develop at least one of two oil discoveris it made off Senegal last year, according to a drilling partner. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396860/cairn-eyes-fpso-for-senegal-find Mon, 13 Apr 2015 07:16:21 +0000 live Karoon makes Brazilian find http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396830/karoon-makes-brazilian-find Karoon Gas Australia has made a discovery with its latest exploration well in Brazil's offshore Santos basin. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396830/karoon-makes-brazilian-find Mon, 13 Apr 2015 01:14:51 +0000 live Fresh appraisal at Ivar Aasen http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396789/fresh-appraisal-at-ivar-aasen Det Norske Oljeselskap is priming the drillbit for a further appraisal well at its under-development Ivar Aasen field off Norway after securing a drilling permit from the authorities. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396789/fresh-appraisal-at-ivar-aasen Fri, 10 Apr 2015 12:10:31 +0000 live Talisman gains Snomus permit http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396786/talisman-gains-snomus-permit Talisman Energy has secured a permit from the authorities to drill a wildcat at its Snomus prospect off Norway. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396786/talisman-gains-snomus-permit Fri, 10 Apr 2015 11:57:46 +0000 live Troll shutdown hits Norway output http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396771/troll-shutdown-hits-norway-output Norway’s gas exports were slashed by more than a third on Friday after the stalwart Troll field operated by Statoil was shut down for planned maintenance, according to a report. (News Wires) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396771/troll-shutdown-hits-norway-output Fri, 10 Apr 2015 10:12:22 +0000 live Total makes North Sea find http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396753/total-makes-north-sea-find French operator Total has made a gas discovery at the Skirne East prospect on PL627 in the Norwegian North Sea. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396753/total-makes-north-sea-find Fri, 10 Apr 2015 06:28:49 +0000 live Total, Gazprom in Bolivia pact http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396706/total-gazprom-in-bolivia-pact French supermajor Total looks set to join Russian gas giant Gazprom in exploring for oil and gas in Bolivia. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396706/total-gazprom-in-bolivia-pact Thu, 09 Apr 2015 15:04:45 +0000 live Statoil makes Yeti find http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396720/statoil-makes-yeti-find Statoil said it made an oil discovery with its Yeti wildcat in the deep-water US Gulf of Mexico. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396720/statoil-makes-yeti-find Thu, 09 Apr 2015 14:16:31 +0000 live 'Resource leap' on Horse Hill http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396674/resource-leap-on-horse-hill Potential oil resources at the Horse Hill-1 discovery in the Weald basin onshore southern England could be significantly higher than expected after a technical analysis revealed a massive boost in oil-in-place volumes, according to partner Solo Oil. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396674/resource-leap-on-horse-hill Thu, 09 Apr 2015 07:24:44 +0000 live Premier spuds second Falklands well http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396668/premier-spuds-second-falklands-well UK independent Premier Oil has spudded its second exploration well in its current campaign off the Falkland Islands. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396668/premier-spuds-second-falklands-well Thu, 09 Apr 2015 06:37:36 +0000 live Roc spud on schedule despite Apache sale http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396667/roc-spud-on-schedule-despite-apache-sale The exit of US independent Apache from Western Australia will not have an effect on the timeline for the drilling of the Roc-1 exploration well in the offshore Canning basin. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396667/roc-spud-on-schedule-despite-apache-sale Thu, 09 Apr 2015 04:03:46 +0000 live AGL strikes Bass Strait supply deal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396656/agl-strikes-bass-strait-supply-deal Australia's AGL Energy has struck a gas supply agreement with ExxonMobil subsidiary Esso Australia and Anglo-Australian giant BHP Billiton. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396656/agl-strikes-bass-strait-supply-deal Thu, 09 Apr 2015 00:26:21 +0000 live Shell deal snaps industry out of M&A lull http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396546/shell-deal-snaps-industry-out-of-manda-lull Shell's $70 billion bid to buy UK gas producer BG Group this week marked a sharp reversal from the first quarter of 2015 when the total value of oil-and-gas mergers and acquisitions fell to their lowest level in at least seven years. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396546/shell-deal-snaps-industry-out-of-manda-lull Wed, 08 Apr 2015 19:06:41 +0000 live Exploration spend cut by Shell’s BG move http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396531/exploration-spend-cut-by-shells-bg-move Shell aims to slash exploration spending should its near-$60 billion acquisition of BG Group be pushed through, but is not dropping drilling or its Alaskan Arctic plans like a hot potato, according to chief financial officer Simon Henry. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396531/exploration-spend-cut-by-shells-bg-move Wed, 08 Apr 2015 16:15:52 +0000 live Myrhauk in Premier sights http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396491/myrhauk-in-premier-sights Premier Oil has submitted an application to the authorities to drill a wildcat at the Myrhauk prospect off Norway. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396491/myrhauk-in-premier-sights Wed, 08 Apr 2015 09:20:28 +0000 live Huntington ready for restart http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396486/huntington-ready-for-restart E.ON’s Huntington oilfield off the UK is all set for a resumption of full production once access to the Central Area Transmission System (CATS) becomes available. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396486/huntington-ready-for-restart Wed, 08 Apr 2015 07:40:52 +0000 live Perlubie probe fails to pay off http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396481/perlubie-probe-fails-to-pay-off Australian duo Beach Energy and Cooper Energy have failed to find a commercial quantity of oil with their latest appraisal well on the western flank of Australia's Cooper basin. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396481/perlubie-probe-fails-to-pay-off Wed, 08 Apr 2015 04:55:53 +0000 live Pancontinental exits Kenyan licence http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396479/pancontinental-exits-kenyan-licence Australian junior Pancontiental Oil & Gas has notified UK operator BG Group it intends to drop its 25% stake in the L10B licence in Kenya. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396479/pancontinental-exits-kenyan-licence Wed, 08 Apr 2015 03:23:37 +0000 live Woodside hits gas http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396477/woodside-hits-gas Perth-based Woodside Petroleum has made a gas discovery with an exploration well to the north of its producing Pluto gas field infrastructure off the coast of Western Australia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396477/woodside-hits-gas Wed, 08 Apr 2015 00:53:14 +0000 live Schahin axes Petrobras rig quintet http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396424/schahin-axes-petrobras-rig-quintet Brazilian contractor Schahin Oil & Gas has informed Petrobras it will suspend operations at five drilling rigs chartered with the state-controlled company. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396424/schahin-axes-petrobras-rig-quintet Tue, 07 Apr 2015 14:37:39 +0000 live Colombia protesters blockade Baron field http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396420/colombia-protesters-blockade-baron-field Protesters have blockaded a Baron Oil-operated oil and gas field in Colombia demanding that the company fixes a nearby bridge. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396420/colombia-protesters-blockade-baron-field Tue, 07 Apr 2015 11:55:41 +0000 live Poll result 'lights Niger Delta fires' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396401/poll-result-lights-niger-delta-fires Nine people have been killed and a gas pipeline blown up as violence has again flared in Nigeria’s key oil producing region of the Niger Delta in the wake of last week’s presidential election defeat of Goodluck Jonathan, according to a report. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall), (News Wires) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396401/poll-result-lights-niger-delta-fires Tue, 07 Apr 2015 08:35:40 +0000 live Niko gets MJ numbers http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396398/niko-gets-mj-numbers Niko Resources said an independent resource evaluation of the MJ deep-water wet gas discovery off eastern India showed it has the potential to "add a new and exciting chapter to the D6 Block". (Russell Searancke) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396398/niko-gets-mj-numbers Tue, 07 Apr 2015 07:06:31 +0000 live KrisEnergy in Thai spud http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396390/krisenergy-in-thai-spud DSingapore's KrisEnergy has spudded its third exploration well on Block G6/48 in the Gulf of Thailand. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396390/krisenergy-in-thai-spud Tue, 07 Apr 2015 00:19:59 +0000 live Eni takes Hercules rig for W Africa http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396261/eni-takes-hercules-rig-for-w-africa Eni has taken a Hercules Offshore jack-up rig for work off West Africa, with the sliding contract price linked to the future price of Brent crude. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396261/eni-takes-hercules-rig-for-w-africa Thu, 02 Apr 2015 11:27:02 +0000 live Premier hits Falklands pay http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396241/premier-hits-falklands-pay UK independent Premier Oil has hit both oil and gas at an exploration well on the Zebedee prospect, off the Falkland Islands. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396241/premier-hits-falklands-pay Thu, 02 Apr 2015 06:51:52 +0000 live Oil Search hits Taza trouble http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396236/oil-search-hits-taza-trouble Australia-listed Oil Search has hit problems with its appraisal drilling campaign on the Taza discovery in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396236/oil-search-hits-taza-trouble Thu, 02 Apr 2015 02:53:45 +0000 live Equatorial Guinea ratifies ExxonMobil PSC http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396234/equatorial-guinea-ratifies-exxonmobil-psc The government of Equatorial Guinea has ratified a production sharing contract with US supermajor ExxonMobil to explore an oil and gas block off Bioko Island. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396234/equatorial-guinea-ratifies-exxonmobil-psc Wed, 01 Apr 2015 22:50:46 +0000 live Statoil abandons Yeti wildcat http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396096/statoil-abandons-yeti-wildcat Norwegian operator Statoil has permanently plugged and abandoned its Yeti wildcat in the deep-water US Gulf of Mexico and has moved the rig to spud the next exploration prospect in the region. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396096/statoil-abandons-yeti-wildcat Wed, 01 Apr 2015 17:04:26 +0000 live Groningen gas halt 'ruled out' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396076/groningen-gas-halt-ruled-out A Dutch judge reportedly has refused to order a production halt at the Groningen gas field in the Netherlands despite local protests over earthquakes allegedly linked to extraction work. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall), (News Wires) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396076/groningen-gas-halt-ruled-out Wed, 01 Apr 2015 13:50:18 +0000 live Karoon spuds Echidna http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396022/karoon-spuds-echidna Karoon Gas Australia has spudded the third well in its current exploration campaign in Brazil's offshore Santos basin. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396022/karoon-spuds-echidna Wed, 01 Apr 2015 06:18:34 +0000 live Short-list narrows for NT pipeline http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396020/short-list-narrows-for-nt-pipeline The short-list of companies bidding to build a pipeline from Australia's Northern Territory to supply the east coast gas market has been narrowed to just four. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396020/short-list-narrows-for-nt-pipeline Wed, 01 Apr 2015 04:35:28 +0000 live BG in Knarr re-start http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1395972/bg-in-knarr-re-start BG Group has resumed output from its Knarr oilfield off Norway after a shut-in caused by a small fire on the project's floating production, storage and offloading vessel. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1395972/bg-in-knarr-re-start Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:35:27 +0000 live Eni wins Myanmar offshore blocks http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1395926/eni-wins-myanmar-offshore-blocks Italian major Eni and India's Reliance Industries have each won two offshore blocks in Myanmar, where the former will be joined by Petrovietnam. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1395926/eni-wins-myanmar-offshore-blocks Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:28:28 +0000 live Tyra online for Maersk http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1395915/tyra-online-for-maersk Maersk Oil has launched production from its unmanned Tyra Southeast-B platform in the Danish North Sea. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1395915/tyra-online-for-maersk Tue, 31 Mar 2015 07:06:53 +0000 live Vaalco comes up dry off Angola http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1395902/vaalco-comes-up-dry-off-angola US independent Vaalco Energy has come up dry with its first post-salt exploration well off the coast of Angola. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1395902/vaalco-comes-up-dry-off-angola Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:21:02 +0000 live KrisEnergy in further Rossukon find http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1395858/krisenergy-in-further-rossukon-find KrisEnergy has followed up and oil and gas discovery at a Gulf of Thailand well with a find at a sidetrack probe. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1395858/krisenergy-in-further-rossukon-find Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:49:38 +0000 live Norway 'upturn in sight' for oilfield services http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1395831/norway-upturn-in-sight-for-oilfield-services Norway’s beleaguered oilfield service sector could see a market rebound as early as 2017 after being hit by reduced orders and revenue on oil company cutbacks and low oil prices, according to research firm Rystad Energy. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1395831/norway-upturn-in-sight-for-oilfield-services Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:27:55 +0000 live Naftogaz seeks 'gas deal extension' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1395824/naftogaz-seeks-gas-deal-extension Ukrainian state-run energy utility Naftogaz is reported to have requested an extension of its current gas supply agreement with Russia’s Gazprom until next year. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall), (News Wires) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1395824/naftogaz-seeks-gas-deal-extension Mon, 30 Mar 2015 09:34:25 +0000 live Romgaz flows in Transylvania http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1395812/romgaz-flows-in-transylvania Romania’s Romgaz has carried out successful production tests on a pair of onshore gas finds in the country’s Transylvanian basin. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1395812/romgaz-flows-in-transylvania Mon, 30 Mar 2015 08:39:05 +0000 live Statoil in Tanzania gas find http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1395806/statoil-in-tanzania-gas-find Statoil has come up trumps with its latest wildcat off Tanzania after making a gas discovery. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1395806/statoil-in-tanzania-gas-find Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:26:47 +0000 live Beach spuds Perlubie appraisal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1395801/beach-spuds-perlubie-appraisal Australian duo Beach Energy and Cooper Energy have spudded an appraisal well at the Perlubie field on the western flank of South Australia's Cooper basin. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1395801/beach-spuds-perlubie-appraisal Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:26:30 +0000 live Philippine farm-in terminated http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1395799/philippine-farm-in-terminated The Philippines Department of Energy (DOE) has terminated a farm-in agreement covering Block C2 in Service Contract 14. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1395799/philippine-farm-in-terminated Mon, 30 Mar 2015 03:47:31 +0000 live Rampart secures offshore stake http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1395798/rampart-secures-offshore-stake Rampart Energy has entered a deal which will see it take fellow Australian company Neon Energy's operated stake in WA-503-P off the coast of Western Australia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1395798/rampart-secures-offshore-stake Mon, 30 Mar 2015 03:18:56 +0000 live Loyz teams up with Sun http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1395790/loyz-teams-up-with-sun Singapore-based Loyz Energy has signed two memorandum of understandings with India's Sun Petrochemicals which could see the pair team up on upstream projects. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1395790/loyz-teams-up-with-sun Mon, 30 Mar 2015 02:04:05 +0000 live Petroleum sector grows in WA http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1395775/petroleum-sector-grows-in-wa Western Australia has retained its crown as the resource capital of Australia, with the state capturing over half of the resource industry's expenditure in 2014. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1395775/petroleum-sector-grows-in-wa Mon, 30 Mar 2015 01:36:08 +0000 live New Zealand launches block offer http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1395758/new-zealand-launches-block-offer The New Zealand government has launched its annual exploration permit tender, covering blocks in both onshore and offshore areas. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1395758/new-zealand-launches-block-offer Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:03:19 +0000 live