www.upstreamonline.com http://www.upstreamonline.com/ www.upstreamonline.com Spain fights Canaries referendum http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381431/Spain-fights-Canaries-referendum Madrid government appeals against planned vote on Repsol’s impending offshore drilling plans Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381431/Spain-fights-Canaries-referendum Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:59:54 +0000 live WoodMac: ‘US energy independent by 2025' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381386/WoodMac-‘US-energy-independent-by-2025 The US is on course to be energy independent by 2025 and could be producing more than 13 million barrels of oil per day five years after that if the right technologies are applied, according to a report from Wood Mackenzie. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381386/WoodMac-‘US-energy-independent-by-2025 Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:58:33 +0000 live Ross Offshore lands Norway transport contract http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381353/Ross-Offshore-lands-Norway-transport-contract Exploration duo Lundin Petroleum and Det Norske has hired Ross Offshore for a collaborative transport project off Norway. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381353/Ross-Offshore-lands-Norway-transport-contract Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:48:58 +0000 live Statoil bags new Oz award http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381336/Statoil-bags-new-Oz-award Statoil is expanding its footprint in Australia after being awarded operatorship of a large exploration permit in the prolific Carnarvon basin on the country’s North West Shelf. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381336/Statoil-bags-new-Oz-award Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:37:44 +0000 live CNOOC 'eyes Barents seismic' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381334/CNOOC-eyes-Barents-seismic China National Offshore Oil Corporation(CNOOC) is reportedly looking to acquire seismic data acquired across frontier Arctic acreage to be offered in Norway’s upcoming 23rd licensing round. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381334/CNOOC-eyes-Barents-seismic Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:27:46 +0000 live Sechin: ‘Rosneft to press ahead in Arctic’ http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381333/Sechin-‘Rosneft-to-press-ahead-in-Arctic’ Rosneft chairman Igor Sechin has insisted the Russian oil giant will not quit its Arctic drilling operations despite sanctions from Western powers putting pressure on relationships with exploration partners, according to a report. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381333/Sechin-‘Rosneft-to-press-ahead-in-Arctic’ Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:23:29 +0000 live Impact nets offshore Africa block http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381205/Impact-nets-offshore-Africa-block UK junior Impact Oil & Gas has won another block off West Africa, this time scooping acreage in the Senegal/Guinea-Bissau Joint Development Zone. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381205/Impact-nets-offshore-Africa-block Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:39:43 +0000 live UK's Horse Hill-1 hits oil http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381204/UKs-Horse-Hill-1-hits-oil An Angus Energy-led venture has hit an oil accumulation at its Horse Hill-1 well in the UK’s onshore Weald basin. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381204/UKs-Horse-Hill-1-hits-oil Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:21:13 +0000 live Ophir adds to Gabon acreage http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381203/Ophir-adds-to-Gabon-acreage Africa-focused Ophir Energy has extended its acreage position offshore Gabon, signing exploration and production sharing contracts for two more blocks in the area. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381203/Ophir-adds-to-Gabon-acreage Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:55:11 +0000 live Karoon nearing Santos spud http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381196/Karoon-nearing-Santos-spud Karoon Gas Australia is closing in on the spudding of an appraisal well on the Kangaroo discovery, off Brazil, following the handover of the drilling rig. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381196/Karoon-nearing-Santos-spud Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:04:58 +0000 live Llog makes new US Gulf discovery http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381172/Llog-makes-new-US-Gulf-discovery Privately held Llog Exploration has made another discovery at its Animal House-themed cluster of fields that will tie back to the Delta House semi-submersible production facility, which has been successfully installed in the deep-water Gulf of Mexico. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381172/Llog-makes-new-US-Gulf-discovery Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:33:50 +0000 live Chevron, BP in US deep-water oil find http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381096/Chevron-BP-in-US-deep-water-oil-find Chevron and block partner BP have unearthed a "significant" amount of net oil pay at their latest wildcat in the US Gulf of Mexico. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381096/Chevron-BP-in-US-deep-water-oil-find Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:09:33 +0000 live Baron eyes Peru deep well http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381034/Baron-eyes-Peru-deep-well UK-listed minnow Baron Oil has gained approval to enter the drilling phase of its offshore acreage in Peru as well as extra time to secure a deep-water drillship to explore the block. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381034/Baron-eyes-Peru-deep-well Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:38:42 +0000 live Chariot drops Namibia blocks http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381019/Chariot-drops-Namibia-blocks London-listed Chariot Oil & Gas intends to drop its 100% interest in Northern Blocks 1811A&B, off the coast of Namibia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381019/Chariot-drops-Namibia-blocks Thu, 23 Oct 2014 07:24:02 +0000 live Tullow intersects in Kenya http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381017/Tullow-intersects-in-Kenya London-listed Tullow Oil has wrapped up a series of exploration and appraisal activities at its onshore blocks 10BB and 13T in Kenya, confirming the potential of the Kerio basin. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381017/Tullow-intersects-in-Kenya Thu, 23 Oct 2014 07:10:59 +0000 live GDF, BP find new North Sea field http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381015/GDF-BP-find-new-North-Sea-field GDF Suez E&P UK and BP have made a new oil and gas discovery in the UK central North Sea, delivering a welcome boost to the country’s flagging exploration scene. (Rob Watts) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381015/GDF-BP-find-new-North-Sea-field Thu, 23 Oct 2014 06:37:21 +0000 live Santos in Cooper basin farm-in http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381005/Santos-in-Cooper-basin-farm-in Australian operator Santos has agreed a A$39.2 million (US$34.4 million) deal to gain a majority of New Standard Energy's stake in PEL 570, in South Australia's Cooper basin. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1381005/Santos-in-Cooper-basin-farm-in Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:31:31 +0000 live Europa gains Kiln Lane planning nod http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380968/Europa-gains-Kiln-Lane-planning-nod Europa Oil & Gas has gained approval from the local council for its next conventional exploration probe onshore England’s East Midlands. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380968/Europa-gains-Kiln-Lane-planning-nod Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:42:46 +0000 live Shell confirms Gabon find http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380908/Shell-confirms-Gabon-find Shell has confirmed it made a "substantial" deep-water gas discovery at a frontier well off Gabon. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380908/Shell-confirms-Gabon-find Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:11:19 +0000 live Amerisur, Talisman in Colombian JV http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380904/Amerisur-Talisman-in-Colombian-JV London-listed Amerisur Resources is closing in on a 50% stake in the Talisman Energy operated Put-30 exploration contract in Colombia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380904/Amerisur-Talisman-in-Colombian-JV Wed, 22 Oct 2014 06:59:47 +0000 live InterOil strikes in PNG http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380901/InterOil-strikes-in-PNG Canada’s InterOil has hit hydrocarbons at the Raptor-1 well in PPL475 as part of its US$300 million drilling programme in Papua New Guinea. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380901/InterOil-strikes-in-PNG Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:46:14 +0000 live Pryme targets Permian play with third well http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380896/Pryme-targets-Permian-play-with-third-well Australia-listed Pryme Energy has spudded the third well in its current drilling campaign on the Capitola oil project, onshore Texas. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380896/Pryme-targets-Permian-play-with-third-well Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:36:39 +0000 live Keg River flows for Northern Petroleum http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380809/Keg-River-flows-for-Northern-Petroleum London-listed Northern Petroleum’s shares jumped by more than 15% after the explorer announced results from a trio of wells at its Keg River light oil redevelopment in Canada. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380809/Keg-River-flows-for-Northern-Petroleum Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:34:48 +0000 live Oz shoot in Polarcus sights http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380801/Oz-shoot-in-Polarcus-sights Oslo-listed seismic contractor Polarcus is set to launch a new multi-client 3D survey off Australia aimed at identifying further prospectivity near Apache’s recent Phoenix South oil discovery. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380801/Oz-shoot-in-Polarcus-sights Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:05:20 +0000 live Record bids in Danish round http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380795/Record-bids-in-Danish-round Denmark has received a record number of applications for licences on offer in its latest offshore acreage round, with big-hitters Shell, Hess, Wintershall and local player Maersk Oil among the bidders. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380795/Record-bids-in-Danish-round Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:31:36 +0000 live JKX sees gas signs with deep Ukraine well http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380794/JKX-sees-gas-signs-with-deep-Ukraine-well London-listed JKX has uncovered 167 metres of gross pay in eight horizons with its first deep sandstone appraisal well on the Elizavetovskoye field in western Ukraine. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380794/JKX-sees-gas-signs-with-deep-Ukraine-well Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:24:09 +0000 live Statoil on D money http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380785/Statoil-on-D-money Statoil has come up trumps with an appraisal well drilled at the so-called D structure that has proven more resources in the vicinity of its Grane field off Norway. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380785/Statoil-on-D-money Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:06:57 +0000 live Egdon spuds in the UK http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380783/Egdon-spuds-in-the-UK London-listed Egdon Resources has spudded the Burton on the Wolds-1 conventional well on the PEDL201 licence in Leicestershire, onshore the UK. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380783/Egdon-spuds-in-the-UK Tue, 21 Oct 2014 06:43:37 +0000 live Lakes adds Gippsland permits http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380778/Lakes-adds-Gippsland-permits Australia’s Lakes Oil has nabbed two offshore permits in the Gippsland basin off Victoria. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380778/Lakes-adds-Gippsland-permits Tue, 21 Oct 2014 01:46:56 +0000 live Cue increases Indonesian stake http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380776/Cue-increases-Indonesian-stake Australia's Cue Energy Resources has reached a deal with PetroChina-owned Singapore Petroleum Company (SPC) to gain a 100% interest in the Mahakam Hilir production sharing contract, onshore Indonesia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380776/Cue-increases-Indonesian-stake Tue, 21 Oct 2014 01:39:07 +0000 live Ireland 'seeing interest for licensing round' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380736/Ireland-seeing-interest-for-licensing-round The oil & gas industry is “expressing a positive interest” to Irish authorities in the country’s latest offshore licensing round, a conference in Dublin has heard. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380736/Ireland-seeing-interest-for-licensing-round Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:15:27 +0000 live Bouhajla duster in Tunisia http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380678/Bouhajla-duster-in-Tunisia Calgary-based explorer Africa Hydrocarbons has come up dry after carrying out the recompletion of an earlier exploration well drilled on its Bouhajla permit onshore Tunisia. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380678/Bouhajla-duster-in-Tunisia Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:25:03 +0000 live Serinus lines up rig for Romania wells http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380637/Serinus-lines-up-rig-for-Romania-wells Canada’s Serinus Energy has contracted a rig for a two-well exploration programme onshore north-west Romania that is due to start next month. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380637/Serinus-lines-up-rig-for-Romania-wells Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:24:59 +0000 live Leni strikes more oil at Goudron http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380638/Leni-strikes-more-oil-at-Goudron Sixth of planned 30 development wells throws up more net oil ahead of intersecting primary target Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380638/Leni-strikes-more-oil-at-Goudron Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:22:28 +0000 live Kiev and Russia 'agree gas price' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380635/Kiev-and-Russia-agree-gas-price The Kiev and Moscow governments are reported to be close to reaching a deal to restore Russian gas supplies to Ukraine, and avert the risk of supply disruption for Europe, after agreeing on a price for the gas. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380635/Kiev-and-Russia-agree-gas-price Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:12:43 +0000 live Promising signs for Genel off Morocco http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380620/Promising-signs-for-Genel-off-Morocco London-listed company Genel Energy has hit oil while drilling a well on the Sidi Moussa Block off the coast of Morocco. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380620/Promising-signs-for-Genel-off-Morocco Mon, 20 Oct 2014 07:01:28 +0000 live President confirms Paraguayan oil http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380619/President-confirms-Paraguayan-oil London-listed President Energy has made an oil discovery at its Lapacho well in the Pirity concession onshore Paraguay, the first of its kind in the area. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380619/President-confirms-Paraguayan-oil Mon, 20 Oct 2014 06:55:42 +0000 live Tamar partners in gas supply talks http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380617/Tamar-partners-in-gas-supply-talks The partners at Israel's offshore Tamar gas field have signed a letter of intent to export gas from the project to Egypt. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380617/Tamar-partners-in-gas-supply-talks Mon, 20 Oct 2014 04:29:45 +0000 live Khafji output halted http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380616/Khafji-output-halted Crude production from the Khafji oilfield, jointly run by Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, has been shut down temporarily to comply with environmental regulations, according to reports. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380616/Khafji-output-halted Mon, 20 Oct 2014 03:37:55 +0000 live Senex strikes out in Cooper http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380612/Senex-strikes-out-in-Cooper Australia-listed Senex Energy has come up dry at its Bagheera East-1 exploration well in PEL 514 in the South Australian Cooper basin. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380612/Senex-strikes-out-in-Cooper Mon, 20 Oct 2014 01:26:37 +0000 live Far raises Senegal funds http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380611/Far-raises-Senegal-funds Australia-listed Far has strengthened its cash position through a capital raising which will help fund its drilling off Senegal. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380611/Far-raises-Senegal-funds Mon, 20 Oct 2014 01:14:19 +0000 live Tanzania 'closing in on awards' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380580/Tanzania-closing-in-on-awards Tanzania is reported to be in the final stages of evaluating bids for offshore blocks offered in its latest deep-water licensing round, with the winners set to be named before year-end. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall), (News Wires) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380580/Tanzania-closing-in-on-awards Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:39:24 +0000 live US Gulf action for Pacific drillship http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380563/US-Gulf-action-for-Pacific-drillship Newbuild ultra-deepwater drillship Pacific Sharav has arrived in the Gulf of Mexico to start work for Chevron under a contract with Pacific Drilling. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380563/US-Gulf-action-for-Pacific-drillship Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:37:22 +0000 live BP confirms Rhum re-start under way http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380528/BP-confirms-Rhum-re-start-under-way Gas from the Rhum field in the UK North Sea is due to start flowing at about midnight after BP confirmed on Friday it was in the final stages of work to re-start the project, co-owned with Iranian Oil Company (IOC). Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380528/BP-confirms-Rhum-re-start-under-way Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:25:32 +0000 live Madagascar plans bid round ‘next year’ http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380561/Madagascar-plans-bid-round-‘next-year’ Madagascar hopes to launch a new licensing round next year that could see up to 50 offshore blocks go up for grabs, according to a report. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380561/Madagascar-plans-bid-round-‘next-year’ Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:23:35 +0000 live Questerre hit by Montney well leak http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380541/Questerre-hit-by-Montney-well-leak Calgary-based Questerre Energy has suffered a leak during a hydraulic fracturing operation at a well drilled on its Kakwa North acreage in Canada’s Montney shale play. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380541/Questerre-hit-by-Montney-well-leak Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:18:52 +0000 live Pemex, Pacific Rubiales ink Mexico MoU http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380540/Pemex-Pacific-Rubiales-ink-Mexico-MoU Pemex and Latin America-focused player Pacific Rubiales Energy have signed a deal to co-operate on upstream projects in Mexico. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380540/Pemex-Pacific-Rubiales-ink-Mexico-MoU Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:15:37 +0000 live Lundin bites dust at Vollgrav South http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380516/Lundin-bites-dust-at-Vollgrav-South Swedish explorer Lundin Petroleum has come up dry with a wildcat drilled at the Vollgrav South prospect in the mature North Sea off Norway. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380516/Lundin-bites-dust-at-Vollgrav-South Fri, 17 Oct 2014 07:05:40 +0000 live Vaalco launches six-well drive off Gabon http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380491/Vaalco-launches-six-well-drive-off-Gabon US independent Vaalco Energy has launched a new six-well development drilling campaign at the Etame Marin block off Gabon. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380491/Vaalco-launches-six-well-drive-off-Gabon Thu, 16 Oct 2014 23:01:35 +0000 live Cooper seismic shoot kicks off http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380489/Cooper-seismic-shoot-kicks-off A 3D seismic shoot has commenced in the Walvis basin off Namibia, the results of which could catapult London-based Tullow Oil into operatorship of the Cooper block. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380489/Cooper-seismic-shoot-kicks-off Thu, 16 Oct 2014 22:50:24 +0000 live BOEM lines up Central US Gulf sale http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380472/BOEM-lines-up-Central-US-Gulf-sale The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has announced plans for the next US Gulf of Mexico lease sale, which will offer up blocks in the central part of the oil-rich region. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380472/BOEM-lines-up-Central-US-Gulf-sale Thu, 16 Oct 2014 16:41:50 +0000 live Oryx nets African offshore block http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380437/Oryx-nets-African-offshore-block Oryx Petroleum has landed operatorship of an offshore block in the joint development area between Senegal and Guinea-Bissau. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380437/Oryx-nets-African-offshore-block Thu, 16 Oct 2014 13:17:53 +0000 live Transocean rig 'in Norway exit' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380428/Transocean-rig-in-Norway-exit Another rig is reported to be leaving Norwegian waters amid drilling cutbacks by state-owned Statoil and other operators that have hit dayrates. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380428/Transocean-rig-in-Norway-exit Thu, 16 Oct 2014 11:52:05 +0000 live Lundin hits Alta high note http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380293/Lundin-hits-Alta-high-note Lundin Petroleum’s landmark Alta oil discovery in the Barents Sea has boosted prospects for a commercial field development in the area, possibly in combination with Statoil’s languishing Johan Castberg find to the north, according to the boss of the Swedish independent. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380293/Lundin-hits-Alta-high-note Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:27:16 +0000 live RH Petrogas eyes Fuyu 1 flows http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380281/RH-Petrogas-eyes-Fuyu-1-flows Singaporean player Petrogas has been given approval to press ahead with production and development of a field in China where more than 1000 wells could be drilled. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380281/RH-Petrogas-eyes-Fuyu-1-flows Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:12:06 +0000 live Soco hits Congo oil http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380254/Soco-hits-Congo-oil London-based Soco International has hit oil in an exploration well on the Marine XI block, off the coast of Congo-Brazzaville. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380254/Soco-hits-Congo-oil Thu, 16 Oct 2014 06:45:19 +0000 live Karoon to size up Santos http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380253/Karoon-to-size-up-Santos Australia-listed Karoon Gas is preparing to kick off a drilling campaign at the Kangaroo oilfield in Brazil's offshore Santos basin. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380253/Karoon-to-size-up-Santos Thu, 16 Oct 2014 06:24:37 +0000 live Japex increases North Sea stakes http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380249/Japex-increases-North-Sea-stakes Japan Petroleum Exploration (Japex) said it has boosted its interest in two offshore exploration permits in the UK North Sea where a pair of exploration wells are due to be drilled. (Russell Searancke) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380249/Japex-increases-North-Sea-stakes Thu, 16 Oct 2014 02:20:14 +0000 live Bass Strait given more time off Victoria http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380248/Bass-Strait-given-more-time-off-Victoria Bass Strait Oil has been given more time to carry out its current obligations under the current work programme for the Vic/P41 permit in Australia's Gippsland basin, off the coast of Victoria. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380248/Bass-Strait-given-more-time-off-Victoria Thu, 16 Oct 2014 02:11:08 +0000 live Armour tips Lawn shale gale http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380244/Armour-tips-Lawn-shale-gale Australia-listed Armour Energy has pegged the Egilabria-2 well in north-west Queensland as part of the most promising shale gas prospects found in Australia to date. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380244/Armour-tips-Lawn-shale-gale Thu, 16 Oct 2014 00:50:53 +0000 live Senegal eyes new block awards http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380224/Senegal-eyes-new-block-awards Senegal aims to award exploration licences for two more offshore blocks by the end of the year after UK independent Cairn Energy unearthed an oil discovery off the nascent African hydrocarbons nation, according to a report. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380224/Senegal-eyes-new-block-awards Wed, 15 Oct 2014 15:39:02 +0000 live Nexen returns Rochelle flows http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380220/Nexen-returns-Rochelle-flows The Nexen Petroleum-operated Rochelle field in the UK North Sea has been brought back online, partner Endeavour International has confirmed. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380220/Nexen-returns-Rochelle-flows Wed, 15 Oct 2014 14:48:28 +0000 live Lundin on Zulu warpath http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380219/Lundin-on-Zulu-warpath Lundin Petroleum has reportedly applied for a permit to drill a new prospect named Zulu in the vicinity of the giant Johan Sverdrup discovery off Norway. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380219/Lundin-on-Zulu-warpath Wed, 15 Oct 2014 14:47:20 +0000 live Tromso initiative for Arctic standards http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380211/Tromso-initiative-for-Arctic-standards Representatives from seven countries are meeting in Tromso, northern Norway this week to hammer out new standards for oil and gas operations in the Arctic region. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380211/Tromso-initiative-for-Arctic-standards Wed, 15 Oct 2014 14:19:34 +0000 live Tullow 'seeks Ethiopia extension' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380204/Tullow-seeks-Ethiopia-extension Tullow Oil is seeking an extension of its exploration licence in Ethiopia to give it more time to study geological data despite recording lacklustre drilling results, according to a reports. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380204/Tullow-seeks-Ethiopia-extension Wed, 15 Oct 2014 13:53:18 +0000 live Statoil gets Saturn well nod http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380199/Statoil-gets-Saturn-well-nod Norway’s Statoil has been given the go-ahead by authorities to drill another wildcat in the Barents Sea. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380199/Statoil-gets-Saturn-well-nod Wed, 15 Oct 2014 13:24:59 +0000 live DNO spuds first Tunisia probe http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380176/DNO-spuds-first-Tunisia-probe DNO has kicked off drilling of the first exploration well on its recently acquired Sfax permit off Tunisia but its production in Yemen has again been hit after it declared force majeure. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380176/DNO-spuds-first-Tunisia-probe Wed, 15 Oct 2014 07:23:55 +0000 live Kea given more time in NZ http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380175/Kea-given-more-time-in-NZ After intersecting good quality sands at a previous well in the area, London-listed Kea Petroleum has been given the thumbs up for a work programme to further shore up PEP 381204 in New Zealand. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380175/Kea-given-more-time-in-NZ Wed, 15 Oct 2014 07:10:48 +0000 live Senex to double Cooper output http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380163/Senex-to-double-Cooper-output Senex Energy plans to double its reserves and production as continues its exploration and development of Australia's onshore Cooper basin. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380163/Senex-to-double-Cooper-output Wed, 15 Oct 2014 03:41:15 +0000 live DPE hits gas off Dubai http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380156/DPE-hits-gas-off-Dubai State-run Dubai Petroleum Establishment (DPE) has hit gas in what it claims to be the deepest well in Dubai to date, at the offshore Fateh field. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380156/DPE-hits-gas-off-Dubai Wed, 15 Oct 2014 00:25:23 +0000 live PPL on money in Pakistan http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380107/PPL-on-money-in-Pakistan State-owned Pakistan Petroleum Ltd (PPL) has notched up its fourth gas and condensate discovery in the Gambat South block onshore Pakistan. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380107/PPL-on-money-in-Pakistan Tue, 14 Oct 2014 12:47:23 +0000 live Lundin hits pay at Alta http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380056/Lundin-hits-pay-at-Alta Swedish independent Lundin Petroleum has hit oil and gas in an exploration well on the Alta prospect in the Barents Sea, off Norway. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis), Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380056/Lundin-hits-pay-at-Alta Tue, 14 Oct 2014 07:04:37 +0000 live Statoil strikes again off Tanzania http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380055/Statoil-strikes-again-off-Tanzania Norway’s Statoil and partner ExxonMobil have made a new natural gas discovery off Tanzania, adding to its existing resource base in the area. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380055/Statoil-strikes-again-off-Tanzania Tue, 14 Oct 2014 07:00:27 +0000 live Solo to buy Kiliwani North stake http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380054/Solo-to-buy-Kiliwani-North-stake London-listed Solo Oil has reached a deal with Africa-focused Aminex to buy a stake in the Kiliwani North gas field in Tanzania. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380054/Solo-to-buy-Kiliwani-North-stake Tue, 14 Oct 2014 06:41:42 +0000 live PetroNeft intersects in Russian probe http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380053/PetroNeft-intersects-in-Russian-probe Russia-focused junior PetroNeft Resources has intersected 8.2 metres of net pay at its first probe for the recently-announced drilling programme at its Licence 61 in Tomsk Oblast. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380053/PetroNeft-intersects-in-Russian-probe Tue, 14 Oct 2014 06:40:19 +0000 live Millennium gains Sakhalin stake http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380049/Millennium-gains-Sakhalin-stake New York-based Millennium Energy has formed a joint venture with Russian player Westoil covering two oil exploration blocks in Russia's Sakhalin region. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380049/Millennium-gains-Sakhalin-stake Tue, 14 Oct 2014 03:31:50 +0000 live Hong Kong & China Gas spuds Thai probe http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380041/Hong-Kong--China-Gas-spuds-Thai-probe Hong Kong & China Gas subsidiary Eco Orient Energy has spudded an appraisal well on the L44/43 concession in Thailand. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380041/Hong-Kong--China-Gas-spuds-Thai-probe Tue, 14 Oct 2014 00:04:15 +0000 live Woodside farms in to Cameroon http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380040/Woodside-farms-in-to-Cameroon Australian giant Woodside Petroleum has finalised an agreement with Noble Energy and Glencore which will see it farm-in to the Tilapia production sharing contract, off Cameroon. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1380040/Woodside-farms-in-to-Cameroon Mon, 13 Oct 2014 23:28:33 +0000 live Rosneft widens CNPC pact http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379986/Rosneft-widens-CNPC-pact Russian state-owned giant Rosneft has extended its strategic co-operation pact with China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) to cover liquefied natural gas projects in one of a raft of deals bolstering trade ties between the two countries signed on Monday. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379986/Rosneft-widens-CNPC-pact Mon, 13 Oct 2014 13:15:22 +0000 live Eni nets Vietnam acreage http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379966/Eni-nets-Vietnam-acreage Italy’s Eni has increased its footprint in Vietnam with the signing of production sharing contracts for a pair of offshore blocks. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379966/Eni-nets-Vietnam-acreage Mon, 13 Oct 2014 11:36:53 +0000 live Gas 'to inflate' East Africa fortunes http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379964/Gas-to-inflate-East-Africa-fortunes Gas production in sub-Saharan Africa is set to balloon to 230 billion cubic metres by 2040, fuelled by liquefied natural gas output from Mozambique and Tanzania that will drive a threefold increase in exports, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379964/Gas-to-inflate-East-Africa-fortunes Mon, 13 Oct 2014 10:53:41 +0000 live CNOOC starts Enping 24-2 flows http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379945/CNOOC-starts-Enping-24-2-flows China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) has started production from its latest development in the South China Sea. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379945/CNOOC-starts-Enping-24-2-flows Mon, 13 Oct 2014 09:38:18 +0000 live Kenya labour unrest 'resolved' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379932/Kenya-labour-unrest-resolved UK-based operator Tullow Oil has averted the threat of industrial action to exploration drilling at sites in northern Kenya after reaching a settlement in weekend talks with labour representatives. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall), (News Wires) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379932/Kenya-labour-unrest-resolved Mon, 13 Oct 2014 08:11:14 +0000 live Sound seals gas sale agreements http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379922/Sound-seals-gas-sale-agreements London-listed Sound Oil has signed two gas sales contracts which will be fulfilled from fields in Italy. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379922/Sound-seals-gas-sale-agreements Mon, 13 Oct 2014 07:08:38 +0000 live Clontarf shores up Ghana resolution http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379923/Clontarf-shores-up-Ghana-resolution London-listed Clontarf Energy has reached a resolution with the Ghanaian authorities for a petroleum agreement in the Tano area. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379923/Clontarf-shores-up-Ghana-resolution Mon, 13 Oct 2014 07:01:01 +0000 live Lundin spuds Indonesian wildcat http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379921/Lundin-spuds-Indonesian-wildcat Sweden's Lundin Petroleum has spudded an exploration well on the Gurita production sharing contract, off the coast of Indonesia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379921/Lundin-spuds-Indonesian-wildcat Mon, 13 Oct 2014 06:17:36 +0000 live Statoil hits more dry shale http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379917/Statoil-hits-more-dry-shale Norway's Statoil has had more disappointing test results from its unconventional campaign in the Australian Northern Territory. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379917/Statoil-hits-more-dry-shale Mon, 13 Oct 2014 03:12:44 +0000 live CNOOC hits again at Beibu http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379912/CNOOC-hits-again-at-Beibu Chinese state player China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) has uncovered more hydrocarbons at Beibu Gulf Block 22/12, with its second exploration well hitting oil. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379912/CNOOC-hits-again-at-Beibu Mon, 13 Oct 2014 01:36:13 +0000 live Senex hits Cooper oil http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379892/Senex-hits-Cooper-oil Australian duo Senex Energy and Planet Gas have hit oil in an exploration well on PEL 514 in the South Australian Cooper basin. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379892/Senex-hits-Cooper-oil Mon, 13 Oct 2014 00:50:44 +0000 live Linc kicks off Arckaringa campaign http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379876/Linc-kicks-off-Arckaringa-campaign Singapore-listed Linc Energy has started drilling the first of three wells in an unconventional exploration programme in South Australia's onshore Arckaringa basin. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379876/Linc-kicks-off-Arckaringa-campaign Mon, 13 Oct 2014 00:03:30 +0000 live 'New talks' in Ukraine gas row http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379834/New-talks-in-Ukraine-gas-row A new date has reportedly been set later this month to resume stalled talks aimed at resolving a gas dispute between Ukraine and Russia after the European Union came up with a proposed deal. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379834/New-talks-in-Ukraine-gas-row Fri, 10 Oct 2014 13:35:51 +0000 live JES wins pipe work http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379822/JES-wins-pipe-work JES Pipelines has secured work to carry out automated ultrasonic testing on a gas pipeline on the FTP2 project in Thailand. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379822/JES-wins-pipe-work Fri, 10 Oct 2014 11:45:04 +0000 live Petrofac lands $620m double http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379799/Petrofac-lands-620m-double London-listed oilfield services player Petrofac has gained a pair of contracts worth up to $620 million with BP in Iraq and with Chevron in the UK North Sea. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379799/Petrofac-lands-620m-double Fri, 10 Oct 2014 08:25:59 +0000 live Isfjell gas find for Statoil http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379796/Isfjell-gas-find-for-Statoil Statoil is running out of wells to deliver a substantive discovery in its ongoing Barents Sea exploration campaign off Norway, with the latest wildcat at the Isfjell prospect yielding only a minor gas find. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379796/Isfjell-gas-find-for-Statoil Fri, 10 Oct 2014 07:45:52 +0000 live Perenco strikes out with Sputnik http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379793/Perenco-strikes-out-with-Sputnik Anglo-French player Perenco has come up dry with its Sputnik-1 exploration well off Gabon. while partner Tullow Oil hailed Sputnik's “encouraging result”. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379793/Perenco-strikes-out-with-Sputnik Fri, 10 Oct 2014 07:04:22 +0000 live Odebrecht-Teekay sign Libra LOI http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379790/Odebrecht-Teekay-sign-Libra-LOI The Odebrecht-Teekay consortium has penned a letter of intent with Brazil's Petrobras to supply the first floating production, storage and offloading vessel for an extended well test at the giant Libra pre-salt oilfield. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379790/Odebrecht-Teekay-sign-Libra-LOI Fri, 10 Oct 2014 03:41:09 +0000 live UK players in 'wait and see' strategy http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379727/UK-players-in-wait-and-see-strategy UK North Sea players may be playing the waiting game as fiscal and regulatory uncertainty holds back drilling deals in the third quarter, a new analysis has suggested. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379727/UK-players-in-wait-and-see-strategy Fri, 10 Oct 2014 00:02:00 +0000 live LIG grabs Permian acreage http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379739/LIG-grabs-Permian-acreage US real estate player LIG Assets has firmed up a deal that sees it take over more acreage and drilling interests in the Permian basin. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379739/LIG-grabs-Permian-acreage Thu, 09 Oct 2014 15:15:09 +0000 live Ithaca begins Beatrice return http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379519/Ithaca-begins-Beatrice-return Ithaca Energy has returned a limited number of personnel to a North Sea platform on Thursday after it was evacuated following a fire on a nearby ship that was carrying a small amount of nuclear material. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379519/Ithaca-begins-Beatrice-return Thu, 09 Oct 2014 14:44:03 +0000 live Caza nets New Mexico acreage http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379510/Caza-nets-New-Mexico-acreage US player Caza Oil & Gas has upped its acreage position in the Permian basin through a farm-in with a mystery large independent. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379510/Caza-nets-New-Mexico-acreage Thu, 09 Oct 2014 07:38:25 +0000 live