www.upstreamonline.com http://www.upstreamonline.com/ www.upstreamonline.com Repsol eyes Ivory prize http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373895/Repsol-eyes-Ivory-prize Spanish oil company Repsol is set to participate in an upcoming wildcat to be drilled at the Ivory prospect in the Norwegian Sea under a newly minted farm-in deal with Atlantic Petroleum. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373895/Repsol-eyes-Ivory-prize Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:12:55 +0000 live Statoil gets nod for Isfjell http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373887/Statoil-gets-nod-for-Isfjell Statoil has been given the go-ahead by Norwegian authorities to drill a wildcat at the Isfjell prospect in the Barents Sea using semi-submersible rig Transocean Spitsbergen. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373887/Statoil-gets-nod-for-Isfjell Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:07:38 +0000 live Canacol makes Colombia finds http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373882/Canacol-makes-Colombia-finds Canadian independent Canacol Energy has hit more oil pay and potential gas pay at a number of wells in Colombia. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373882/Canacol-makes-Colombia-finds Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:24:03 +0000 live Statoil has Saturn in sights http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373872/Statoil-has-Saturn-in-sights Statoil has applied to the authorities to drill a further wildcat in Norway’s Barents Sea targeting the Saturn prospect that is tentatively scheduled to spud in October at the earliest. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373872/Statoil-has-Saturn-in-sights Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:19:11 +0000 live AziPac farms in to Vietnam block http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373844/AziPac-farms-in-to-Vietnam-block Singapore-based AziPac has gained a 25% stake in the Block 127 production sharing contract, off the coast of Vietnam. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373844/AziPac-farms-in-to-Vietnam-block Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:02:24 +0000 live Oil Search stops at Taza http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373838/Oil-Search-stops-at-Taza Australia-listed Oil Search has decided to shut down operations at the Taza-2 exploration well due to ongoing turmoil in northern Iraq. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373838/Oil-Search-stops-at-Taza Fri, 22 Aug 2014 03:05:03 +0000 live Petrobras confirm Moita Bonita extension http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373837/Petrobras-confirm-Moita-Bonita-extension Brazilian state-run company Petrobras has hit oil with the third well to be drilled in the Sergipe-Alagoas basin’s Moita Bonita area, in concession BM-SEAL-10, off Brazil. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373837/Petrobras-confirm-Moita-Bonita-extension Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:27:36 +0000 live Browse well makes 'significant' discovery http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373834/Browse-well-makes-significant-discovery Adelaide-based Santos has made a “significant” gas-condensate discovery with an exploration well in the Browse basin, offshore Western Australia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373834/Browse-well-makes-significant-discovery Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:39:18 +0000 live BP, Eni start Deka flows off Egypt http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373574/BP-Eni-start-Deka-flows-off-Egypt BP and Eni have kicked off gas flows from Deka project off Egypt, with the first of five development wells in operation. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373574/BP-Eni-start-Deka-flows-off-Egypt Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:43:49 +0000 live NPD wraps up Barents shoot http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373573/NPD-wraps-up-Barents-shoot A controversial seismic shoot being carried out for the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) in the northern Barents Sea has now been completed, the agency said. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373573/NPD-wraps-up-Barents-shoot Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:42:01 +0000 live More oil for Leni at Goudron http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373568/More-oil-for-Leni-at-Goudron Leni Gas & Oil (LGO) has hit further pay at its latest well onshore Trinidad and is preparing to intersect another target. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373568/More-oil-for-Leni-at-Goudron Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:11:02 +0000 live IGas eyes latest UK vertical well http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373564/IGas-eyes-latest-UK-vertical-well UK unconventionals player IGas Energy has set its sights on spudding its next well before the end of the year as it lines up a rig. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373564/IGas-eyes-latest-UK-vertical-well Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:48:09 +0000 live Santos farms in to Malaysian block http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373553/Santos-farms-in-to-Malaysian-block Australian independent Santos said today it has made an entry into the deep-water oil play in Sabah, Malaysia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373553/Santos-farms-in-to-Malaysian-block Thu, 21 Aug 2014 06:10:17 +0000 live Idemitsu hits gas off Vietnam http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373551/Idemitsu-hits-gas-off-Vietnam Japanese player Idemitsu Oil & Gas has made a gas discovery off Vietnam at the fourth well on one block. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373551/Idemitsu-hits-gas-off-Vietnam Thu, 21 Aug 2014 05:52:01 +0000 live American Patriot expands http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373550/American-Patriot-expands Australia-based American Patriot Oil & Gas has added to its Montana acreage at the Northern Star and Panther projects. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373550/American-Patriot-expands Thu, 21 Aug 2014 05:35:47 +0000 live Otto cheers Galoc output http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373543/Otto-cheers-Galoc-output Australia's Otto Energy has produced more than 2 million barrels of oil at its Galoc oilfield, off the Philippines, since the completion of its second phase of development. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373543/Otto-cheers-Galoc-output Thu, 21 Aug 2014 03:17:50 +0000 live Lundin prepares for Indonesian spud http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373542/Lundin-prepares-for-Indonesian-spud Sweden's Lundin Petroleum is planning to spud an exploration well off the coast of Indonesia late next month. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373542/Lundin-prepares-for-Indonesian-spud Thu, 21 Aug 2014 02:03:03 +0000 live Beach flows to surface http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373541/Beach-flows-to-surface Australia-listed Beach Energy has encountered positive hydrocarbon shows at the Davenport-1 well in PEL 94 in South Australia. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373541/Beach-flows-to-surface Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:09:54 +0000 live Alvopetro hits potential pay http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373540/Alvopetro-hits-potential-pay The company revealed on Wednesday the well had reached a total depth of 3275 metres and encountered 43 metres of potential net hydrocarbon pay over several separate intervals, with an average porosity of 9.5%. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373540/Alvopetro-hits-potential-pay Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:44:54 +0000 live Hamas rockets 'target Noa' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373486/Hamas-rockets-target-Noa A platform at the Noble Energy-operated Noa gas field off Israel has reportedly been targeted in a rocket attack by Palestinian militant group Hamas but the missiles missed the facility. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall), (News Wires) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373486/Hamas-rockets-target-Noa Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:37:09 +0000 live Bids in for US Gulf lease sale http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373481/Bids-in-for-US-Gulf-lease-sale US Gulf of Mexico oil and gas operators flocked to the southern reaches of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s planning area in the first lease sale since neighbouring Mexico reformed policies to allow international companies to explore its own waters. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373481/Bids-in-for-US-Gulf-lease-sale Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:30:56 +0000 live AWE records gas shows at Senecio http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373444/AWE-records-gas-shows-at-Senecio Sydney-based AWE has encountered gas shows in the Senecio-3 appraisal well in permit L1/L2, in Western Australia's onshore Perth basin. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373444/AWE-records-gas-shows-at-Senecio Wed, 20 Aug 2014 04:06:27 +0000 live More shows at Phoenix South-1 http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373438/More-shows-at-Phoenix-South-1 US independent Apache has hit more hydrocarbons at its Phoenix South-1 discovery, off Western Australia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373438/More-shows-at-Phoenix-South-1 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:30:46 +0000 live FMC gains Petrobras subsea order http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373372/FMC-gains-Petrobras-subsea-order Houston’s FMC Technologies has seen Brazilian oil giant Petrobras take up an option for five subsea manifolds. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373372/FMC-gains-Petrobras-subsea-order Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:32:48 +0000 live Green salvo over Svalbard seismic http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373374/Green-salvo-over-Svalbard-seismic Greenpeace has accused the Oslo government of attempting a ”sneak opening” of disputed Arctic waters after recently launching seismic survey work in the northern part of the Barents Sea that threatens to stir up a political storm. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373374/Green-salvo-over-Svalbard-seismic Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:32:33 +0000 live Pacific Rubiales ramps up resources http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373347/Pacific-Rubiales-ramps-up-resources Canada’s Pacific Rubiales has raised best-case contingent resources by 62% in the past two years to 272 million barrels of oil equivalent, a new independent audit found. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373347/Pacific-Rubiales-ramps-up-resources Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:59:33 +0000 live PetroNeft lines up five-well programme http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373341/PetroNeft-lines-up-five-well-programme Russia-focused junior PetroNeft has agreed a minimum five-well drilling programme to start within weeks at its Licence 61 in Tomsk Oblast thanks to a recent $85 million farmout to Oil India on the block. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373341/PetroNeft-lines-up-five-well-programme Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:36:31 +0000 live BOP leak halts Sevan Louisiana http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373339/BOP-leak-halts-Sevan-Louisiana Sevan Drilling has been forced to halt operations on a well being drilled in the Gulf of Mexico due to a technical glitch with newbuild cylindrical rig Sevan Louisiana. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373339/BOP-leak-halts-Sevan-Louisiana Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:48:40 +0000 live Slow tempo on Tembo-1 http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373334/Slow-tempo-on-Tembo-1 A keenly watched probe being drilled in the Anadarko Petroleum-operated Rovuma Onshore block in northern Mozambique has been delayed after running into technical issues, according to a partner. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373334/Slow-tempo-on-Tembo-1 Tue, 19 Aug 2014 07:56:03 +0000 live EMAS wins Apache UK frame deal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373292/EMAS-wins-Apache-UK-frame-deal Stavanger-based EMAS AMC has won a competitive tender to land a three-year frame agreement from Apache for subsea installation work in the UK North Sea. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373292/EMAS-wins-Apache-UK-frame-deal Mon, 18 Aug 2014 15:12:43 +0000 live Pingvin gets under way http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373285/Pingvin-gets-under-way Statoil has kicked off drilling at its Pingvin prospect in the Barents Sea in a wildcat that signals the exploration debut for Russian partner Rosneft off Norway. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373285/Pingvin-gets-under-way Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:05:59 +0000 live Sea Dragon gains Egypt farm-in http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373269/Sea-Dragon-gains-Egypt-farm-in Canada’s Sea Dragon Energy has gained US privately-owned explorer IPR Energy Resources as a farm-in partner on its gas-prospective South Disouq concession in Egypt’s Nile Delta. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373269/Sea-Dragon-gains-Egypt-farm-in Mon, 18 Aug 2014 11:51:17 +0000 live GSP Pegasus heads for Romania http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373262/GSP-Pegasus-heads-for-Romania The newbuild platform supply vessel GSP Pegasus has set sail from China bound for its new owner, Romanian offshore player Grup Servicii Petroliere (GSP). Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373262/GSP-Pegasus-heads-for-Romania Mon, 18 Aug 2014 10:47:39 +0000 live Providence begins Newgrange survey http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373236/Providence-begins-Newgrange-survey Ireland’s Providence Resources has begun data acquisition in its 2500-square kilometre 2D seismic survey over its Newgrange deep-water oil prospect and surrounding waters off south-west Ireland. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373236/Providence-begins-Newgrange-survey Mon, 18 Aug 2014 08:14:11 +0000 live Kea plugs non-commercial well http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373234/Kea-plugs-non-commercial-well London-listed Kea Petroleum has plugged and abandoned a well in New Zealand after the quality of the sands was found to be non-commercial. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373234/Kea-plugs-non-commercial-well Mon, 18 Aug 2014 07:17:07 +0000 live Kendang drill dud for Salamander http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373233/Kendang-drill-dud-for-Salamander London-listed Salamander Energy has failed to find commercial hydrocarbon volumes with the North Kendang-2 exploration well drilled on the South East Sangatta production sharing contract off East Kalimantan, Indonesia. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373233/Kendang-drill-dud-for-Salamander Mon, 18 Aug 2014 06:44:06 +0000 live CalEnergy gets more time http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373230/CalEnergy-gets-more-time US player CalEnergy has received a suspension and expansion to its primary work term for its WA-424-P. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373230/CalEnergy-gets-more-time Mon, 18 Aug 2014 06:09:28 +0000 live Dunnart-2 returns good signs http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373224/Dunnart-2-returns-good-signs Australia-listed Key Petroleum has had encouraging signs from the Dunnart-2 well in the Perth basin in Western Australia. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373224/Dunnart-2-returns-good-signs Mon, 18 Aug 2014 02:49:20 +0000 live Major discovery made off WA http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373193/Major-discovery-made-off-WA US independent Apache Energy has confirmed four oil columns in the Phoenix South-1 well on the North West shelf offshore Western Australia. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373193/Major-discovery-made-off-WA Mon, 18 Aug 2014 00:57:05 +0000 live Genel in 'Taq Taq output boost' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373137/Genel-in-Taq-Taq-output-boost Genel Energy reportedly aims to ramp up oil output from its Taq Taq field in Iraqi Kurdistan by as much as 23% by the end of this month despite the advance of Islamic State (IS) militants. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall), (News Wires) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373137/Genel-in-Taq-Taq-output-boost Fri, 15 Aug 2014 14:33:20 +0000 live Baker Hughes strike looming http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373117/Baker-Hughes-strike-looming Last-ditch state mediation talks kicked off on Friday morning aimed at averting a looming strike by Baker Hughes employees off Norway that could take effect on Sunday unless a new pay deal is reached. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373117/Baker-Hughes-strike-looming Fri, 15 Aug 2014 09:28:26 +0000 live Eland farms in to Ubima field http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373099/Eland-farms-in-to-Ubima-field London-listed Eland Oil & Gas has reached a deal to gain a 40% stake in the Ubima gas field, onshore Niger Delta. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373099/Eland-farms-in-to-Ubima-field Fri, 15 Aug 2014 07:07:30 +0000 live OMV hits water in first reservoir http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373095/OMV-hits-water-in-first-reservoir Austria’s OMV has hit a water-bearing reservoir in the Whio-1 well in the Taranaki basin as it drills down further. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373095/OMV-hits-water-in-first-reservoir Fri, 15 Aug 2014 04:50:29 +0000 live Eni takes more time on Heron decision http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373087/Eni-takes-more-time-on-Heron-decision MEO Australia has given Eni another extension to the deadline for the Italian giant to decide if will drill another well in the Heron area, off the coast of Australia's Northern Territory. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373087/Eni-takes-more-time-on-Heron-decision Fri, 15 Aug 2014 02:33:47 +0000 live Oil Search hits delays http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373077/Oil-Search-hits-delays Australia-listed Oil Search has suffered set-backs at the Taza-3 because of the security situation in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373077/Oil-Search-hits-delays Fri, 15 Aug 2014 00:01:17 +0000 live Petronas gains Gabon block http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373016/Petronas-gains-Gabon-block The Kuala Lumpur-headquartered state player has signed a production sharing contract for Block F14. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1373016/Petronas-gains-Gabon-block Thu, 14 Aug 2014 15:31:17 +0000 live Rosneft on Pingvin march off Norway http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372988/Rosneft-on-Pingvin-march-off-Norway Russian state-owned Rosneft is set to make its exploration debut off Norway with a wildcat to be drilled shortly at the Pingvin (Penguin) prospect in the Barents Sea in partnership with operator Statoil. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372988/Rosneft-on-Pingvin-march-off-Norway Thu, 14 Aug 2014 12:27:39 +0000 live Cairn surveys Spanish Point South http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372866/Cairn-surveys-Spanish-Point-South UK-based Cairn Energy has begun a 750-square kilometre 3D seismic survey over its Spanish Point South prospect off Ireland’s west coast. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372866/Cairn-surveys-Spanish-Point-South Thu, 14 Aug 2014 08:25:10 +0000 live Ophir heads for Somaliland exit http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372864/Ophir-heads-for-Somaliland-exit Ophir Energy is looking to quit its offshore Somaliland acreage, with the Africa-focused player also aiming to dispose of its interests off the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) in Western Sahara. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372864/Ophir-heads-for-Somaliland-exit Thu, 14 Aug 2014 08:05:31 +0000 live Fastnet negotiates new Kinsale terms http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372859/Fastnet-negotiates-new-Kinsale-terms London-listed Fastnet Oil & Gas has secured improved terms on an option to farm into a prospect off the coast or Ireland. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372859/Fastnet-negotiates-new-Kinsale-terms Thu, 14 Aug 2014 07:09:02 +0000 live Roc farms out Bohai block http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372853/Roc-farms-out-Bohai-block Australia's Roc Oil has revealed it has secured a farm-out partner for Block 09/05, in China's Bohai Bay, while also revealing it has started drilling its first exploration well on the acreage. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372853/Roc-farms-out-Bohai-block Thu, 14 Aug 2014 04:59:41 +0000 live ADX gets more time off Tunisia http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372851/ADX-gets-more-time-off-Tunisia Australian junior ADX Energy has been given a two-year extension on its Kerkouane permit, off Tunisia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372851/ADX-gets-more-time-off-Tunisia Thu, 14 Aug 2014 03:23:19 +0000 live Carnarvon halts trading ahead of Phoenix South results http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372849/Carnarvon-halts-trading-ahead-of-Phoenix-South-results Australian company Carnarvon Petroleum has entered a trading halt ahead of an announcement related to the Phoenix South-1 well which is being drilled off the coast of Western Australia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372849/Carnarvon-halts-trading-ahead-of-Phoenix-South-results Thu, 14 Aug 2014 01:24:37 +0000 live Petrobras hits more pre-salt pay at Jupiter http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372787/Petrobras-hits-more-pre-salt-pay-at-Jupiter Petrobras has struck more hydrocarbons at a pre-salt appraisal well on the Jupiter discovery in the Santos basin off Brazil. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372787/Petrobras-hits-more-pre-salt-pay-at-Jupiter Wed, 13 Aug 2014 15:03:54 +0000 live Repsol gets Canaries spud go-ahead http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372759/Repsol-gets-Canaries-spud-go-ahead Repsol has been given the go-ahead by Spain’s government to drill wildcats off the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372759/Repsol-gets-Canaries-spud-go-ahead Wed, 13 Aug 2014 10:15:19 +0000 live Serinus plans hit by Ukraine crisis http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372755/Serinus-plans-hit-by-Ukraine-crisis Canada’s Serinus Energy has admitted it is “unlikely” to complete its work programme for the year amid the hiatus in Ukraine because of the Crimean political crisis. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372755/Serinus-plans-hit-by-Ukraine-crisis Wed, 13 Aug 2014 10:08:37 +0000 live Statoil kicks off Ensis probe http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372731/Statoil-kicks-off-Ensis-probe Statoil is back in the hunt in the Barents Sea with a new wildcat that has been spudded at the Ensis prospect, having failed to deliver the goods with three previous wells drilled in the region this year. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372731/Statoil-kicks-off-Ensis-probe Wed, 13 Aug 2014 06:51:51 +0000 live Explosion rocks PetroChina field http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372718/Explosion-rocks-PetroChina-field A well explosion has rocked Changqing oilfield in north-west China’s Ordos basin,burning down drilling facilities but no casualties were reported. (Xu Yihe) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372718/Explosion-rocks-PetroChina-field Wed, 13 Aug 2014 02:26:18 +0000 live Duo hit more Cooper oil http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372715/Duo-hit-more-Cooper-oil Australian duo Beach Energy and Drillsearch Energy have hit oil in their latest exploration well on PEL 91, on the western flank of the South Australian Cooper basin. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372715/Duo-hit-more-Cooper-oil Wed, 13 Aug 2014 00:45:28 +0000 live PSA probes Eldfisk leak http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372660/PSA-probes-Eldfisk-leak Norway’s safety agency has launched an investigation into a hydrocarbon leak into the sea at the ConocoPhillips-operated Eldfisk field in the North Sea last week. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372660/PSA-probes-Eldfisk-leak Tue, 12 Aug 2014 13:49:42 +0000 live Oz duo spuds in US http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372603/Oz-duo-spuds-in-US Australia’s Golden Gate Petroleum has spudded a well on the Louise prospect in the Napoleonville dome in southern Louisiana. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372603/Oz-duo-spuds-in-US Tue, 12 Aug 2014 01:56:08 +0000 live Vietnam interest broken up http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372600/Vietnam-interest-broken-up The remaining two partners of Block 105 and Block 120 in Vietnam have taken up the interest left from Neon Energy’s withdrawal. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372600/Vietnam-interest-broken-up Tue, 12 Aug 2014 00:25:05 +0000 live Origin completes Poseidon purchase http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372599/Origin-completes-Poseidon-purchase Australia's Origin Energy has wrapped up a deal to acquire stakes in the West Australian Browse basin from compatriot Karoon Gas Australia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372599/Origin-completes-Poseidon-purchase Tue, 12 Aug 2014 00:08:21 +0000 live Shell marches on towards Gettysburg http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372584/Shell-marches-on-towards-Gettysburg Anglo-Dutch supermajor Shell has started drilling its latest Norphlet well in the deep waters of the US Gulf of Mexico following its recent success at the Rydberg Deep prospect. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372584/Shell-marches-on-towards-Gettysburg Mon, 11 Aug 2014 18:18:06 +0000 live CGG, Fugro in Pemex seismic deal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372555/CGG-Fugro-in-Pemex-seismic-deal Pemex has awarded a joint venture between CGG and Fugro a seismic contract in the Gulf of Mexico. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372555/CGG-Fugro-in-Pemex-seismic-deal Mon, 11 Aug 2014 14:41:19 +0000 live Green light for Ormen Lange appraisal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372554/Green-light-for-Ormen-Lange-appraisal Shell has received consent from Norway’s safety agency to use semi-submersible Transocean Barents to carry out appraisal drilling work at its Ormen Lange gas field in the Norwegian Sea. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372554/Green-light-for-Ormen-Lange-appraisal Mon, 11 Aug 2014 14:38:54 +0000 live Ivory hunt for Centrica http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372541/Ivory-hunt-for-Centrica British explorer Centrica has been given the nod by Norway’s safety agency to use Seadrill-owned drillship West Navigator to drill a wildcat at the Ivory prospect in the Norwegian Sea. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372541/Ivory-hunt-for-Centrica Mon, 11 Aug 2014 13:22:42 +0000 live SacOil denies Nigeria producing asset move http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372540/SacOil-denies-Nigeria-producing-asset-move South African independent SacOil has denied that it is closing in on a production asset in Nigeria, but gave investors a heads-up about a possible material deal in the offing. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372540/SacOil-denies-Nigeria-producing-asset-move Mon, 11 Aug 2014 13:22:23 +0000 live Statoil faces Statfjord leak rap http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372537/Statoil-faces-Statfjord-leak-rap Statoil is facing a safety order from Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) for regulatory violations over an oil leak that led to a nearly four-day shutdown of its Statfjord C platform. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372537/Statoil-faces-Statfjord-leak-rap Mon, 11 Aug 2014 12:52:49 +0000 live Marathon takes Gabon pre-salt block http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372536/Marathon-takes-Gabon-pre-salt-block Marathon Oil has firmed up an exploration and production sharing agreement for a deep-water pre-salt block off Gabon. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372536/Marathon-takes-Gabon-pre-salt-block Mon, 11 Aug 2014 12:43:56 +0000 live Rosneft, ExxonMobil start Arctic campaign http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372511/Rosneft-ExxonMobil-start-Arctic-campaign US giant ExxonMobil and Russia's Rosneft have spudded an exploration well on the Arctic shelf in the Kara Sea. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372511/Rosneft-ExxonMobil-start-Arctic-campaign Mon, 11 Aug 2014 07:48:43 +0000 live Roxi adds potential in Kazakhstan http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372510/Roxi-adds-potential-in-Kazakhstan Roxi Petroleum has shored up another 18 metres of core in the A5 well at the BNG contract area in Kazakhstan. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372510/Roxi-adds-potential-in-Kazakhstan Mon, 11 Aug 2014 07:28:56 +0000 live Hess, Taqa in Kurdistan retreat http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372509/Hess-Taqa-in-Kurdistan-retreat A Hess-led joint venture has decided to halt exploration work in Kurdistan, with Abu Dhabi-based Taqa also suspending activity, as Islamic State (IS) terrorists threaten oil and gas operations in the semi-autonomous region of northern Iraq. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372509/Hess-Taqa-in-Kurdistan-retreat Mon, 11 Aug 2014 06:51:42 +0000 live Austin starts Pathfinder plant http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372507/Austin-starts-Pathfinder-plant Australia-listed Austin Exploration has started production from the gas processing plant at its wholly-owned Pathfinder property, in the US state of Colorado. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372507/Austin-starts-Pathfinder-plant Mon, 11 Aug 2014 06:19:30 +0000 live Brightoil wraps up Bohai deal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372493/Brightoil-wraps-up-Bohai-deal Hong Kong-listed Brightoil Petroleum has completed its US$1.046 billion acquisition of Anadarko Petroleum's interests in the the Caofeidian oilfield complex in China's Bohai Bay. (Russell Searancke) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372493/Brightoil-wraps-up-Bohai-deal Mon, 11 Aug 2014 01:51:53 +0000 live KrisEnergy increases Cambodian holding http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372490/KrisEnergy-increases-Cambodian-holding Singapore’s KrisEnergy has signed an agreement worth $65 million with Chevron to take a bigger interest in a Cambodian block. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372490/KrisEnergy-increases-Cambodian-holding Mon, 11 Aug 2014 01:21:11 +0000 live Woodside enters Gabon acreage http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372460/Woodside-enters-Gabon-acreage Australia’s Woodside Petroleum has taken a further interest in African acreage off the coast of Gabon. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372460/Woodside-enters-Gabon-acreage Mon, 11 Aug 2014 00:07:32 +0000 live Apache hits more shows off Oz http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372449/Apache-hits-more-shows-off-Oz US independent Apache has encountered more hydrocarbons shows while drilling the Phoenix South-1 well, off Western Australia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372449/Apache-hits-more-shows-off-Oz Sun, 10 Aug 2014 23:55:15 +0000 live ExxonMobil, Rosneft prep Arctic spud http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372420/ExxonMobil-Rosneft-prep-Arctic-spud US supermajor ExxonMobil will on Saturday start drilling a controversial well in the Arctic alongside partner Rosneft, according to the Russian government, showing the Texas company is undeterred by sanctions against the Kremlin. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372420/ExxonMobil-Rosneft-prep-Arctic-spud Fri, 08 Aug 2014 18:36:57 +0000 live Goodrich soars on TMS results http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372419/Goodrich-soars-on-TMS-results Goodrich Petroleum continued to trade higher on Friday, despite a quarterly loss, after reporting results of a partner's well that appear to be the best to date in the emerging Tuscaloosa Marine shale (TMS). Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372419/Goodrich-soars-on-TMS-results Fri, 08 Aug 2014 18:12:42 +0000 live KrisEnergy in Gulf of Thailand spud http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372377/KrisEnergy-in-Gulf-of-Thailand-spud KrisEnergy has spudded an exploration well in the Gulf of Thailand where it has recently taken a final investment decision on an oilfield development. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372377/KrisEnergy-in-Gulf-of-Thailand-spud Fri, 08 Aug 2014 15:48:10 +0000 live Seadrill nets ExxonMobil Nigeria job http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372368/Seadrill-nets-ExxonMobil-Nigeria-job ExxonMobil has signed up for a Seadrill newbuild drillship for work off West Africa for up to three years. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372368/Seadrill-nets-ExxonMobil-Nigeria-job Fri, 08 Aug 2014 14:44:46 +0000 live OPEC trims demand growth for 2014 http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372369/OPEC-trims-demand-growth-for-2014 OPEC has trimmed its global oil demand growth forecast for this year for the second month in a row after weaker than expected US demand. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372369/OPEC-trims-demand-growth-for-2014 Fri, 08 Aug 2014 14:43:58 +0000 live Petrobras output up http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372353/Petrobras-output-up Brazil’s oil and gas output has reached 2.79 million barrels of oil equivalent per day, slightly up on the previous month but not enough to mark a new national record, according to data released by hydrocarbons regulator ANP. (Gareth Chetwynd) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372353/Petrobras-output-up Fri, 08 Aug 2014 13:35:30 +0000 live PTTEP signs PSC for Myanmar block http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372304/PTTEP-signs-PSC-for-Myanmar-block Thailand's PTT Exploration & Production (PTTEP) has signed a production sharing contract with Myanmar Oil & Gas Enterprise (MOGE) for an onshore exploration block. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372304/PTTEP-signs-PSC-for-Myanmar-block Fri, 08 Aug 2014 06:11:11 +0000 live Oz duo spud Cooper well http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372298/Oz-duo-spud-Cooper-well Australian duo Beach Energy and Drillsearch Energy have kicked off its drilling campaign for the current financial year on the western flank oil fairway in the South Australian Cooper basin. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372298/Oz-duo-spud-Cooper-well Fri, 08 Aug 2014 02:21:54 +0000 live Kirkuk 'rocked by blasts' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372115/Kirkuk-rocked-by-blasts The key Iraqi oil town of Kirkuk was reported to have been rocked by two huge explosions on Thursday amid an offensive against Kurdish defence forces by militant group Islamic State (IS). Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372115/Kirkuk-rocked-by-blasts Thu, 07 Aug 2014 13:42:10 +0000 live Duo begin Uruguay seismic survey http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372080/Duo-begin-Uruguay-seismic-survey US independent Schuepbach Energy and Australia’s Petrel Energy have begun a 580-square kilometre 2D seismic survey over their pair of shale oil-prospective blocks onshore Uruguay's Norte basin. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372080/Duo-begin-Uruguay-seismic-survey Thu, 07 Aug 2014 09:31:42 +0000 live Providence lines up Newgrange 2D shoot http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372070/Providence-lines-up-Newgrange-2D-shoot Ireland’s Providence Resources has hired a vessel for a 2D seismic survey over its Newgrange deep-water oil prospect as the explorer gains more time to secure a farmout at its Barryroe oilfield. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372070/Providence-lines-up-Newgrange-2D-shoot Thu, 07 Aug 2014 08:40:47 +0000 live Petrobras spins the bit at Libra http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372059/Petrobras-spins-the-bit-at-Libra Petrobras has kicked off drilling at the first of two initial planned wildcats on the giant Libra pre-salt field off Brazil. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372059/Petrobras-spins-the-bit-at-Libra Thu, 07 Aug 2014 07:36:31 +0000 live TGS in US Gulf alliance http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372060/TGS-in-US-Gulf-alliance Norwegian seismic player TGS has forged an alliance with Texas-based FairfieldNodal for ocean-bottom seismic acquisition in the Gulf of Mexico. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372060/TGS-in-US-Gulf-alliance Thu, 07 Aug 2014 07:36:01 +0000 live Soco spuds off Congo-Brazzaville http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372057/Soco-spuds-off-Congo-Brazzaville London-listed Soco International has spudded an exploration well on the Marine XI Block, off Congo-Brazzaville. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372057/Soco-spuds-off-Congo-Brazzaville Thu, 07 Aug 2014 07:12:47 +0000 live Mercury dampener for Statoil http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372055/Mercury-dampener-for-Statoil Statoil has made a small gas discovery with a third wildcat drilled in the frontier Hoop area of the Barents Sea off Norway but failed to find targeted oil with the probe at the Mercury prospect. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372055/Mercury-dampener-for-Statoil Thu, 07 Aug 2014 07:01:02 +0000 live Energy Drilling lands tender rig contract http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372037/Energy-Drilling-lands-tender-rig-contract Singapore's Energy Drilling has secured a contract to supply a high specification tender rig to Thai state-run player PPT Exploration & Production (PTTEP). Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372037/Energy-Drilling-lands-tender-rig-contract Thu, 07 Aug 2014 01:00:02 +0000 live EP Energy ups output guidance http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372033/EP-Energy-ups-output-guidance EP Energy pumped more oil in the second quarter, prompting the US independent to raise its annual production guidance. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1372033/EP-Energy-ups-output-guidance Wed, 06 Aug 2014 23:25:31 +0000 live Comart lands $50m UAE work http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1371953/Comart-lands-50m-UAE-work Italian engineering, procurement and construction contractor Comart has landed a trio of UAE contracts on three developments off Abu Dhabi worth a total of around $50 million. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1371953/Comart-lands-50m-UAE-work Wed, 06 Aug 2014 10:16:38 +0000 live NDPR seals Omerelu farm-in http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1371946/NDPR-seals-Omerelu-farm-in Nigerian indigenous player Niger Delta Petroleum Resources (NDPR) has finally executed a farm-in to Chevron’s marginal Omerelu field on OML-53, formerly operated by the US supermajor on behalf of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1371946/NDPR-seals-Omerelu-farm-in Wed, 06 Aug 2014 09:46:41 +0000 live Shell starts Bonga North West flows http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1371929/Shell-starts-Bonga-North-West-flows Shell has kicked off production from its Bonga North West field development off Nigeria. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1371929/Shell-starts-Bonga-North-West-flows Wed, 06 Aug 2014 08:14:35 +0000 live SeaBird vessel for US Gulf shoot http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1371920/SeaBird-vessel-for-US-Gulf-shoot Norwegian seismic player TGS has contracted compatriot SeaBird Exploration’s vessel Osprey Explorer to carry out a 2D seismic survey in the ultra-deepwater Gulf of Mexico. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1371920/SeaBird-vessel-for-US-Gulf-shoot Wed, 06 Aug 2014 07:13:48 +0000 live Lundin hits gas in Malaysian probe http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1371917/Lundin-hits-gas-in-Malaysian-probe Swedish independent Lundin Petroleum has hit gas in an appraisal well on Block PM307, off the coast of Malaysia, while also revealing it has spudded an exploration well off Norway. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1371917/Lundin-hits-gas-in-Malaysian-probe Wed, 06 Aug 2014 06:32:04 +0000 live