www.upstreamonline.com http://www.upstreamonline.com/ www.upstreamonline.com 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 Lundin spuds Storm wildcat http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379505/Lundin-spuds-Storm-wildcat Lundin Petroleum has spudded a wildcat at the Storm prospect in the northern North Sea off Norway that is targeting resources near Statoil’s Snorre oilfield. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall), bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379505/Lundin-spuds-Storm-wildcat Thu, 09 Oct 2014 07:38:06 +0000 live Essar starts Indian CBM campaign http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379506/Essar-starts-Indian-CBM-campaign India’s Essar Oil has spudded the first in a 100-well drilling programme at its Raniganj East coal bed methane block in West Bengal, India. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379506/Essar-starts-Indian-CBM-campaign Thu, 09 Oct 2014 07:12:53 +0000 live Real spuds in Cooper http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379501/Real-spuds-in-Cooper Cooper basin-focused Real Energy has spudded its second exploration well, Queenscliff-1, in ATP 927P onshore Queensland, Australia where it discovered gas with its initial wildcat. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379501/Real-spuds-in-Cooper Thu, 09 Oct 2014 01:44:25 +0000 live Tullow selects drill site http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379502/Tullow-selects-drill-site London-listed Tullow Oil has shored up a prospect at Block 12B in Kenya that is ready to drill during the second half of next year. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379502/Tullow-selects-drill-site Thu, 09 Oct 2014 01:38:24 +0000 live Sonatrach signals new discovery http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379494/Sonatrach-signals-new-discovery Algerian state energy firm Sonatrach has made a new oil and gas find with Russia's Gazprom following successful drilling in the desert Berkin basin, bringing to three the number of joint discoveries there, it said on Wednesday. Kathrine.Schmidt@upstreamonline.com (Kathrine Schmidt) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379494/Sonatrach-signals-new-discovery Wed, 08 Oct 2014 21:14:29 +0000 live Taipan nears Kenya spud http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379480/Taipan-nears-Kenya-spud Canadian junior Taipan Resources has set its sights on spudding an onshore Kenya well as early as the middle of December. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379480/Taipan-nears-Kenya-spud Wed, 08 Oct 2014 16:33:05 +0000 live Iona seals Orlando deals with CNR http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379446/Iona-seals-Orlando-deals-with-CNR UK-focused Iona Energy has made fresh progress with its northern North Sea Orlando subsea development but is separately facing a possible legal challenge after ditching a deal to increase its interest in two southern basin fields. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379446/Iona-seals-Orlando-deals-with-CNR Wed, 08 Oct 2014 15:45:49 +0000 live Duo hires rig for Shpirag appraisals http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379443/Duo-hires-rig-for-Shpirag-appraisals Canada’s Petromanas and Anglo-Dutch supermajor Shell have hired a rig on a two-year contract for a pair of appraisal wells on their Shpirag oil and gas discovery at Blocks 2 and 3 onshore Albania. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379443/Duo-hires-rig-for-Shpirag-appraisals Wed, 08 Oct 2014 11:32:16 +0000 live Ross nets Ecopetrol offshore job http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379441/Ross-nets-Ecopetrol-offshore-job Norway’s Ross Offshore has scooped a well management deal with Colombian state player Ecopetrol for a keenly-watch wildcat set to spud in the Caribbean in 2016. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379441/Ross-nets-Ecopetrol-offshore-job Wed, 08 Oct 2014 11:26:09 +0000 live Lundin begins rig delivery http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379418/Lundin-begins-rig-delivery Swedish player Lundin has announced the mobilisation of the jack-up rig Hakuryu-11 for the drilling of the Gobi-1. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379418/Lundin-begins-rig-delivery Wed, 08 Oct 2014 07:18:17 +0000 live Mozambique round on launchpad http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379419/Mozambique-round-on-launchpad Mozambique is set to launch its fifth licensing round later this month, with attractive exploration acreage up for grabs in the deep-water Rovuma basin. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379419/Mozambique-round-on-launchpad Wed, 08 Oct 2014 07:13:05 +0000 live Senex strikes out in Cooper http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379409/Senex-strikes-out-in-Cooper Australia-listed Senex Energy has come up dry with its Hathi-1 exploration well, one of its 26-well programme in the Cooper-Eromanga basin, onshore South Australia. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379409/Senex-strikes-out-in-Cooper Wed, 08 Oct 2014 01:43:13 +0000 live Shell up to new tricks with WellDog http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379380/Shell-up-to-new-tricks-with-WellDog Anglo-Dutch supermajor Shell has teamed up with technical services outfit WellDog to jointly develop the Wyoming-based company’s proprietary downhole sensing technology for application in shale reservoirs. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379380/Shell-up-to-new-tricks-with-WellDog Tue, 07 Oct 2014 20:31:14 +0000 live Petrobras confirms Espirito Santo pay http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379357/Petrobras-confirms-Espirito-Santo-pay Petrobras' latest deep-water appraisal well in Espirito Santo basin off Brazil has confirmed the presence of "good-quality" oil in a post-salt trend. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379357/Petrobras-confirms-Espirito-Santo-pay Tue, 07 Oct 2014 14:07:52 +0000 live Amerisur hits more oil in Colombia http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379326/Amerisur-hits-more-oil-in-Colombia South America-focus explorer Amerisur Resources has had further success at an onshore field in Colombia with the discovery of more net oil pay. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379326/Amerisur-hits-more-oil-in-Colombia Tue, 07 Oct 2014 07:45:49 +0000 live TGS shoot in Duvernay shale http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379325/TGS-shoot-in-Duvernay-shale TGS has secured work to carry out three multi-client seismic surveys in the prospective Duvernay shale play in Canada. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379325/TGS-shoot-in-Duvernay-shale Tue, 07 Oct 2014 07:22:16 +0000 live Circle on money in Morocco http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379322/Circle-on-money-in-Morocco London-listed explorer Circle Oil has made a gas discovery with a second exploration well drilled on its Sebou permit onshore Morocco. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379322/Circle-on-money-in-Morocco Tue, 07 Oct 2014 07:00:32 +0000 live Cairn sizes up Senegal discovery http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379320/Cairn-sizes-up-Senegal-discovery Scotland-based Cairn Energy has shored up its oil discovery at the Fan-1 exploration well offshore Senegal, where the company initially announced a discovery earlier this year. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379320/Cairn-sizes-up-Senegal-discovery Tue, 07 Oct 2014 06:46:18 +0000 live Stone signs up rig for deep-water work http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379311/Stone-signs-up-rig-for-deep-water-work US independent Stone Energy has secured a rig for a multi-year drilling programme in the deep-water Gulf of Mexico on a contract that starts in the second quarter of next year. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379311/Stone-signs-up-rig-for-deep-water-work Tue, 07 Oct 2014 00:51:08 +0000 live CNOOC spuds at Beibu http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379309/CNOOC-spuds-at-Beibu Chinese state player China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) has spudded the second of two wells at the Beibu Gulf Block 22/12, offshore China. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379309/CNOOC-spuds-at-Beibu Mon, 06 Oct 2014 23:41:17 +0000 live Turkish 'seismic move' stirs Cyprus waters http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379275/Turkish-seismic-move-stirs-Cyprus-waters Turkey is set to deploy a seismic vessel to explore in waters claimed by Cyprus off its southern coast where Eni recently launched drilling of a high-profile wildcat, according to a report. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall), (News Wires) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379275/Turkish-seismic-move-stirs-Cyprus-waters Mon, 06 Oct 2014 13:58:47 +0000 live OMV eyes 'new Wisting wells' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379262/OMV-eyes-new-Wisting-wells OMV is reportedly planning at least three more exploration wells near its Wisting Central find in the frontier Hoop area of the Barents Sea off Norway to substantiate resource volumes for a potential field development. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379262/OMV-eyes-new-Wisting-wells Mon, 06 Oct 2014 12:40:51 +0000 live Centrica under way at Ivory http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379227/Centrica-under-way-at-Ivory Centrica has kicked off drilling of a closely watched wildcat at the Ivory dry gas prospect in the Norwegian Sea, just north of Statoil’s Aasta Hansteen gas field, according to partners. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379227/Centrica-under-way-at-Ivory Mon, 06 Oct 2014 07:28:31 +0000 live Angus finds shows in UK http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379223/Angus-finds-shows-in-UK The Angus Energy-led venture has intersected oil at its well at PEDL137 in the Weald basin in the UK, encountering oil shows in the mud logging. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379223/Angus-finds-shows-in-UK Mon, 06 Oct 2014 06:58:21 +0000 live Faroe gains Irish acreage options http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379221/Faroe-gains-Irish-acreage-options London-listed Faroe Petroleum has been awarded licensing options across three blocks offshore Ireland in the Celtic Sea. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379221/Faroe-gains-Irish-acreage-options Mon, 06 Oct 2014 06:34:39 +0000 live New Standard sells off http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379219/New-Standard-sells-off Australia-listed New Standard Energy has started the process of dropping its Western Australian (WA) acreage as it focuses in on the US. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379219/New-Standard-sells-off Mon, 06 Oct 2014 05:05:27 +0000 live Strike signs on Ausdrill http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379214/Strike-signs-on-Ausdrill Australia-listed Strike Energy has signed on Ausdrill for its next drilling campaign in the South Australia Cooper basin. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379214/Strike-signs-on-Ausdrill Mon, 06 Oct 2014 03:31:18 +0000 live Petrobras in appraisal joy http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379209/Petrobras-in-appraisal-joy Brazilian giant Petrobras said it has struck gas at an important appraisal well in the Espirito Santo basin. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379209/Petrobras-in-appraisal-joy Sat, 04 Oct 2014 00:02:57 +0000 live Lukoil 'set for $150m Venezuela sale' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379119/Lukoil-set-for-150m-Venezuela-sale Lukoil is selling its 20% stake in a consortium developing a large oil project in Venezuela to its Russian peer Rosneft, Moscow-based daily Kommersant reported on Friday, citing sources close to the talks. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379119/Lukoil-set-for-150m-Venezuela-sale Fri, 03 Oct 2014 09:55:42 +0000 live Senex spuds in Cooper http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379091/Senex-spuds-in-Cooper Australia’s Senex Energy has spudded the next in a series of exploration wells in PEL 514 in the South Australian Cooper basin. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379091/Senex-spuds-in-Cooper Fri, 03 Oct 2014 04:29:20 +0000 live Mubadala spuds twice in Thailand http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379088/Mubadala-spuds-twice-in-Thailand Abu Dhabi-based Mubadala Petroleum has spudded the fourth and fifth wells at the Manora oil development in the Gulf of Thailand. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1379088/Mubadala-spuds-twice-in-Thailand Fri, 03 Oct 2014 02:37:23 +0000 live GeoPark makes maiden Peru move http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1378994/GeoPark-makes-maiden-Peru-move Latin America-focused explorer GeoPark has made its debut asset purchase in Peru through a farm-in deal with state player Petroperu. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1378994/GeoPark-makes-maiden-Peru-move Thu, 02 Oct 2014 15:16:54 +0000 live