www.upstreamonline.com http://www.upstreamonline.com/ www.upstreamonline.com ExxonMobil 'winds down' at Kara Sea well http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1377365/ExxonMobil-winds-down-at-Kara-Sea-well ExxonMobil has confirmed that it is "winding down" operations at a high-cost exploration well being drilled in the Russian Arctic. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1377365/ExxonMobil-winds-down-at-Kara-Sea-well Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:03:36 +0000 live Pingvin setback for Statoil http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1377354/Pingvin-setback-for-Statoil Statoil has made a gas discovery with its latest Barents Sea wildcat drilled at the Pingvin prospect, according to licence partner North Energy. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1377354/Pingvin-setback-for-Statoil Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:02:23 +0000 live ExxonMobil 'halts Kara Sea well' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1377338/ExxonMobil-halts-Kara-Sea-well ExxonMobil is reported to have halted drilling of an exploration well in Russia’s Kara Sea due to a US ultimatum on sanctions, with the Seadrill-owned rig set to head for Norwegian waters. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1377338/ExxonMobil-halts-Kara-Sea-well Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:02:10 +0000 live Russia sets 'gas talks date' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1377331/Russia-sets-gas-talks-date Russia is reportedly set to hold renewed talks with the Ukraine and European Union later this month aimed at resolving a gas pricing dispute. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1377331/Russia-sets-gas-talks-date Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:33:58 +0000 live Dolphin green light for Kara shoot http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1377323/Dolphin-green-light-for-Kara-shoot Dolphin Geophysical has been allowed to proceed with a recently awarded seismic survey in Russia’s Kara Sea after Norwegian authorities decided it was not subject to new Western sanctions against the Kremlin. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1377323/Dolphin-green-light-for-Kara-shoot Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:12:09 +0000 live Petroceltic delivered Nile block http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1377321/Petroceltic-delivered-Nile-block London-listed Petroceltic International has been awarded an Egyptian block as part of a joint venture with Edison International. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1377321/Petroceltic-delivered-Nile-block Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:00:18 +0000 live Eni cheers 'significant' Ecuador oil find http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1377096/Eni-cheers-significant-Ecuador-oil-find Italy's Eni has unearthed what it has called a "significant oil discovery" at a wildcat in South America's Amazon. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1377096/Eni-cheers-significant-Ecuador-oil-find Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:06:31 +0000 live Eni find 'shows huge conventional potential' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1377094/Eni-find-shows-huge-conventional-potential Eni’s deep-water Ochigufu oil discovery off Angola, its third significant find this year off west Africa, shows there is still “huge potential” in conventional oil even in previously explored waters, according to the Italian explorer. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1377094/Eni-find-shows-huge-conventional-potential Thu, 18 Sep 2014 08:47:22 +0000 live Lukoil eyes Barents wildcat http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1377091/Lukoil-eyes-Barents-wildcat Russian giant Lukoil is to participate in a frontier wildcat set to be drilled early next year in the eastern Barents Sea off Norway. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1377091/Lukoil-eyes-Barents-wildcat Thu, 18 Sep 2014 08:26:51 +0000 live Otto to make announcement http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1377089/Otto-to-make-announcement Australia-listed Otto Energy is set to make an announcement regarding a “major transaction” after entering a trading halt. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1377089/Otto-to-make-announcement Thu, 18 Sep 2014 07:14:45 +0000 live Caza announces flows http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1377088/Caza-announces-flows London-listed Caza Oil & Gas is looking for a better flow rate for one of its non-operated wells in New Mexico. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1377088/Caza-announces-flows Thu, 18 Sep 2014 06:59:26 +0000 live AWE shores up Perth numbers http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1377074/AWE-shores-up-Perth-numbers Australia’s AWE has announced the Senecio-3 discovery could be the largest onshore gas discovery in Australia ever. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1377074/AWE-shores-up-Perth-numbers Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:31:01 +0000 live Oilex wraps up intervention http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1377073/Oilex-wraps-up-intervention Australia-listed Oilex has achieved an increase in flowback rates from a well at the company’s project in India, after finishing intervention activities. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1377073/Oilex-wraps-up-intervention Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:08:25 +0000 live Cenovus starts up Foster Creek phase F http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1377051/Cenovus-starts-up-Foster-Creek-phase-F Calgary-based Cenovus Energy reported the first oil flows from phase F of its Foster Creek steam-assisted gravity drainage oil sands project in Alberta. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1377051/Cenovus-starts-up-Foster-Creek-phase-F Wed, 17 Sep 2014 22:12:46 +0000 live Ensco signs short-term US Gulf contracts http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1377029/Ensco-signs-short-term-US-Gulf-contracts Rig owner Ensco has signed short-term contracts for two semi-submersible rigs in the US Gulf of Mexico, deals that analysts say are indicative of changing market dynamics. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1377029/Ensco-signs-short-term-US-Gulf-contracts Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:16:32 +0000 live Eni hits oil at Angola's Ochigufu http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376966/Eni-hits-oil-at-Angolas-Ochigufu Eni has discovered oil at the deep-water Ochigufu prospect in Block 15/06 off Angola that it estimates could hold 300 million barrels of oil in place. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376966/Eni-hits-oil-at-Angolas-Ochigufu Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:49:18 +0000 live Hess readies Kurdistan return http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376949/Hess-readies-Kurdistan-return US independent Hess is preparing to resume drilling operations at a well in Kurdistan in the next few weeks following a suspension as Islamic State militants ransacked swathes of the region. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376949/Hess-readies-Kurdistan-return Wed, 17 Sep 2014 08:20:41 +0000 live Leni flows in T&T http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376938/Leni-flows-in-TT London-listed Leni Oil & Gas (LGO) has flowed oil at a well in the Goudron field in Trinidad. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376938/Leni-flows-in-TT Wed, 17 Sep 2014 06:37:57 +0000 live Swala awarded Zambia block http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376930/Swala-awarded-Zambia-block Australia-listed Swala Energy has been awarded exploration rights for a block in Zambia. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376930/Swala-awarded-Zambia-block Wed, 17 Sep 2014 01:19:44 +0000 live Genie bottles more Mongolia acres http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376868/Genie-bottles-more-Mongolia-acres US player Genie Energy has added to its oil shale exploration acreage in Mongolia after agreeing a deal to explore another large track in the centre of the country. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376868/Genie-bottles-more-Mongolia-acres Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:05:46 +0000 live Jordan opens international bid round http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376836/Jordan-opens-international-bid-round Jordan’s Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources has opened an international bid round inviting foreign players to join production sharing agreements on three licences. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376836/Jordan-opens-international-bid-round Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:20:56 +0000 live InterOil spuds Antelope appraisal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376819/InterOil-spuds-Antelope-appraisal Canadian independent InterOil has started drilling a two-well appraisal programme on its Antelope gas field onshore Papua New Guinea. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376819/InterOil-spuds-Antelope-appraisal Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:12:00 +0000 live Noble eyes Falklands bounty http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376813/Noble-eyes-Falklands-bounty Noble Energy has pinpointed multiple oil prospects in the South Falkland basin with total resource potential of around 1.6 billion barrels ahead of a fresh drilling campaign set to start early next year, according to a partner. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376813/Noble-eyes-Falklands-bounty Tue, 16 Sep 2014 07:57:50 +0000 live PPL in Hala block gas find http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376804/PPL-in-Hala-block-gas-find State-owned oil & gas player Pakistan Petroleum (PPL) has made a gas condensate discovery in the Hala onshore exploration block in the Sindh province. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376804/PPL-in-Hala-block-gas-find Tue, 16 Sep 2014 07:27:04 +0000 live ONGC Videsh in PetroVietnam deal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376802/ONGC-Videsh-in-PetroVietnam-deal Indian overseas explorer ONGC Videsh (OVL) and PetroVietnam have signed a letter of intent (LoI) for increasing exploration activities in Vietnam, with OVL likely to participate in two to three additional blocks in the country. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376802/ONGC-Videsh-in-PetroVietnam-deal Tue, 16 Sep 2014 07:10:15 +0000 live Ophir makes Equatorial Guinea gas find http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376798/Ophir-makes-Equatorial-Guinea-gas-find London-listed Ophir Energy has made a gas discovery in an exploration well on Block R, off the coast of Equatorial Guinea. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376798/Ophir-makes-Equatorial-Guinea-gas-find Tue, 16 Sep 2014 06:44:23 +0000 live Africa Oil gets resource boost http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376793/Africa-Oil-gets-resource-boost Africa Oil has received a boost to the estimated resources within its oilfields on blocks 10BB and 13T in Kenya's South Lokichar basin, as it also begins drilling two more wells in the country. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376793/Africa-Oil-gets-resource-boost Tue, 16 Sep 2014 04:42:06 +0000 live Buru test helps production http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376791/Buru-test-helps-production Australia-listed Buru Energy has achieved “encouraging” results from testing at one of its wells in Western Australia’s Canning basin. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376791/Buru-test-helps-production Tue, 16 Sep 2014 03:35:30 +0000 live Cepu output to peak in 2015: reports http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376783/Cepu-output-to-peak-in-2015-reports Indonesia expects oil output from ExxonMobil's Cepu Block to peak in July or August next year, according to reports. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376783/Cepu-output-to-peak-in-2015-reports Tue, 16 Sep 2014 01:24:46 +0000 live Hervey-1 starts stimulation http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376777/Hervey-1-starts-stimulation Australia’s Beach Energy has started the hydraulic stimulation programme at the Hervey-1 well in the Cooper basin in Queensland at its project with Chevron. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376777/Hervey-1-starts-stimulation Tue, 16 Sep 2014 01:05:19 +0000 live Petrobras spuds Carcara appraisal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376766/Petrobras-spuds-Carcara-appraisal Petrobras has spudded a closely-watched appraisal well on the pre-salt Carcara discovery in the Santos basin. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376766/Petrobras-spuds-Carcara-appraisal Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:56:00 +0000 live Rochelle field taken offline again http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376765/Rochelle-field-taken-offline-again The Nexen Petroleum-operated Rochelle gas-condensate field in the UK North Sea is offline again due to mechanical problems on the Scott platform. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376765/Rochelle-field-taken-offline-again Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:37:00 +0000 live ANP preps shale strategy change http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376763/ANP-preps-shale-strategy-change Brazil’s oil regulator is revamping its strategy on unconventionals following opposition to hydraulic fracturing ahead of a bid round focused on onshore gas last year, an official said on Monday. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376763/ANP-preps-shale-strategy-change Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:30:24 +0000 live Pegasus 'pay day' for Centrica http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376725/Pegasus-pay-day-for-Centrica Centrica Energy has struck gas with an appraisal well drilled at the Pegasus West prospect in the southern UK North Sea, according to partner Atlantic Petroleum. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376725/Pegasus-pay-day-for-Centrica Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:01:31 +0000 live 'Sanctions risk' for Kara Sea well http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376685/Sanctions-risk-for-Kara-Sea-well Exploration work being carried out by ExxonMobil in Russia’s Kara Sea using a Seadrill-owned rig reportedly is at risk of suspension due to the latest round of Western sanctions, which are also set to hit a raft of upstream projects from the Caspian Sea to Iraq and Ghana. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall), (News Wires) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376685/Sanctions-risk-for-Kara-Sea-well Mon, 15 Sep 2014 08:36:36 +0000 live Central spuds second unconventional well http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376680/Central-spuds-second-unconventional-well Australia's Central Petroleum and French giant Total have started drilling an unconventional gas exploration well in the Queensland portion of the Georgina basin. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376680/Central-spuds-second-unconventional-well Mon, 15 Sep 2014 07:23:30 +0000 live Mnazi Bay gas deal signed http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376679/Mnazi-Bay-gas-deal-signed Maurel & Prom (M&P) and its partners have finally signed a key long-term gas sales agreement with the Tanzanian authorities to pave the way for first output from their Mnazi Bay fields early next year. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376679/Mnazi-Bay-gas-deal-signed Mon, 15 Sep 2014 07:07:25 +0000 live Senex spuds Hathi-1 http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376657/Senex-spuds-Hathi-1 Australia’s Senex Energy has spudded the next well in its South Australia Cooper basin programme, the Hathi-1. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376657/Senex-spuds-Hathi-1 Mon, 15 Sep 2014 01:15:35 +0000 live Petrobras sees output grow http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376644/Petrobras-sees-output-grow Brazilian giant Petrobras saw output grow 2.2% in August as output from new platforms ramped up. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376644/Petrobras-sees-output-grow Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:41:24 +0000 live Linc signs on drilling player http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376631/Linc-signs-on-drilling-player Singapore-listed Linc Energy has signed on Australia’s Titan Energy Services for drilling in the Arckaringa basin, onshore Australia. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376631/Linc-signs-on-drilling-player Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:17:39 +0000 live Camac delayed at Oyo http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376621/Camac-delayed-at-Oyo Houston-based Camac Energy has been forced to halt drilling at the Oyo field on Block OML 120, off the coast of Nigeria. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376621/Camac-delayed-at-Oyo Sun, 14 Sep 2014 23:55:23 +0000 live North Dakota output jumps 5% http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376607/North-Dakota-output-jumps-5 North Dakota's daily oil production jumped 5% in July to an all-time high, though the number was lower than expected as producers worked to meet aggressive flaring-reduction targets, state regulators said on Friday. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376607/North-Dakota-output-jumps-5 Fri, 12 Sep 2014 22:59:50 +0000 live Noble books two rigs in US Gulf http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376600/Noble-books-two-rigs-in-US-Gulf Rig owner Noble Corporation has signed a pair of new contracts for work in the US Gulf of Mexico at substantially reduced dayrates. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376600/Noble-books-two-rigs-in-US-Gulf Fri, 12 Sep 2014 17:24:16 +0000 live Gallant drilling at Romeo http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376565/Gallant-drilling-at-Romeo Statoil has spun the drillbit on a marathon wildcat at the high-pressure and high-temperature Romeo prospect near its shallow-water King Lear discovery in the Norwegian North Sea. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376565/Gallant-drilling-at-Romeo Fri, 12 Sep 2014 11:39:56 +0000 live Mitsubishi joins Tullow off Ivory Coast http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376546/Mitsubishi-joins-Tullow-off-Ivory-Coast Japan’s Mitsubishi has agreed to acquire a 20% stake from Anadarko Petroleum in Tullow Oil’s CI-103 block off the Ivory Coast to boost its footprint in the booming west African exploration scene. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376546/Mitsubishi-joins-Tullow-off-Ivory-Coast Fri, 12 Sep 2014 08:34:47 +0000 live Oz could lose billions of potential investment http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376538/Oz-could-lose-billions-of-potential-investment Australia stands to lose billions of dollars worth of potential liquefied natural gas projects to East Africa and North America unless changes are made, according to the chairman of consultancy group Douglas-Westwood. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376538/Oz-could-lose-billions-of-potential-investment Fri, 12 Sep 2014 04:18:42 +0000 live Transerv sells off in BC http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376537/Transerv-sells-off-in-BC Australia-listed Transerv Energy has sold off a slice of its acreage in the prolific Montney basin in Canada. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376537/Transerv-sells-off-in-BC Fri, 12 Sep 2014 02:53:15 +0000 live Senex hits in Cooper http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376517/Senex-hits-in-Cooper Australia’s Senex Energy has hit oil in an exploration well on the western flank of its Cooper-Eromanga basin permit area. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376517/Senex-hits-in-Cooper Thu, 11 Sep 2014 23:43:05 +0000 live Norway reveals APA round bidders http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376299/Norway-reveals-APA-round-bidders ExxonMobil, Shell, Statoil, Tullow Oil and ConocoPhillips are among 47 companies to have applied for offshore acreage in Norway’s latest awards in pre-defined areas (APA) round announced earlier this year. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376299/Norway-reveals-APA-round-bidders Thu, 11 Sep 2014 08:25:09 +0000 live CNOOC puts 33 licences on the block http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1376298.ece China National Offshore Oil Corporation has issued a tender inviting foreign oil companies to bid on 33 offshore blocks off east and southern China. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1376298.ece Thu, 11 Sep 2014 08:24:51 +0000 live Gazprom profit chopped http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376296/Gazprom-profit-chopped A devalued home currency and an impairment largely related to a bad debt provision in Ukraine sent net profit tumbling at Gazprom in the first quarter. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376296/Gazprom-profit-chopped Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:36:51 +0000 live Statoil bites dust at Ensis http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376295/Statoil-bites-dust-at-Ensis Norwegian explorer Statoil has come up dry with a wildcat at its Ensis prospect in the Barents Sea off Norway, marking a further drilling disappointment in the Arctic frontier play. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376295/Statoil-bites-dust-at-Ensis Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:13:49 +0000 live President makes US discovery http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376294/President-makes-US-discovery London-based President Energy has managed to increase its Louisiana production with the successful drilling of an exploration well. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376294/President-makes-US-discovery Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:00:30 +0000 live Aminex adds African potential http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376293/Aminex-adds-African-potential London-listed Aminex increased its resource estimate at the Ntorya discovery in the Ruvuma production sharing contract in Tanzania. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376293/Aminex-adds-African-potential Thu, 11 Sep 2014 06:25:06 +0000 live Linc gets approval for Wyoming UCG http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376285/Linc-gets-approval-for-Wyoming-UCG Singapore-listed Linc Energy has received approval to move ahead with the first underground coal gasification (UCG) project in the US in 20 years. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376285/Linc-gets-approval-for-Wyoming-UCG Thu, 11 Sep 2014 02:01:11 +0000 live Beach starts Cooper shale tests http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376282/Beach-starts-Cooper-shale-tests A significant shale gas stimulation programme has started at Beach Energy’s operations in the Cooper basin in Queensland. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376282/Beach-starts-Cooper-shale-tests Thu, 11 Sep 2014 00:31:21 +0000 live Gov't: Brazil to more than double oil output http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376276/Govt-Brazil-to-more-than-double-oil-output Brazil will more than double oil and gas production to 5 million barrels per day by 2023 from the current rate of nearly 2 million bpd, with the bulk of investments over the next 10 years going to exploration and production, the government said. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376276/Govt-Brazil-to-more-than-double-oil-output Wed, 10 Sep 2014 22:53:01 +0000 live Kaikias appraisal set for 2015 http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1376271.ece Shell plans to begin appraisal work on it latest US Gulf of Mexico discovery sometime next year, with plans to tie back to existing facilities in the prolific Mars basin. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1376271.ece Wed, 10 Sep 2014 20:39:01 +0000 live Gohta bounty in sights of Lundin http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376266/Gohta-bounty-in-sights-of-Lundin Lundin Petroleum is targeting further exploration to tap into a so-called "string of pearls” to the north of its Gohta discovery in the Barents Sea as it seeks to open up a new play in the frontier Arctic region. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376266/Gohta-bounty-in-sights-of-Lundin Wed, 10 Sep 2014 19:28:52 +0000 live Socar issues tender for gas plays http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376253/Socar-issues-tender-for-gas-plays Azerbaijan state energy company Socar has issued a tender for the joint exploration of two major gas deposits in the Caspian Sea with total preliminary reserves of about 600 billion cubic metres, according to a report. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376253/Socar-issues-tender-for-gas-plays Wed, 10 Sep 2014 15:45:15 +0000 live Statoil resumes Pingvin operations http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376251/Statoil-resumes-Pingvin-operations Statoil has resumed drilling operations at its Pingvin prospect in the Barents Sea after gaining the green light to continue to drilling the frontier exploration well. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376251/Statoil-resumes-Pingvin-operations Wed, 10 Sep 2014 15:15:10 +0000 live Kurdistan 'export nod' for DNO http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376193/Kurdistan-export-nod-for-DNO DNO has been given the green light by the Kurdistan regional authorities to pursue independent oil exports from the semi-autonomous region of northern Iraq, even though an export deal has yet to be hammered out with the federal government. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376193/Kurdistan-export-nod-for-DNO Wed, 10 Sep 2014 11:33:33 +0000 live Far gearing up for African drilling http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376167/Far-gearing-up-for-African-drilling Australian company planning drilling in Kenya and Guinea-Bissau Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376167/Far-gearing-up-for-African-drilling Wed, 10 Sep 2014 08:49:57 +0000 live CGG nets 3D seismic work http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376162/CGG-nets-3D-seismic-work French geoscience player CGG has gained contracts for a quartet of 3D seismic surveys in Asia-Pacific and Africa worth more than $80 million altogether. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376162/CGG-nets-3D-seismic-work Wed, 10 Sep 2014 07:53:20 +0000 live Baron booms as Vale quits Peru block http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376160/Baron-booms-as-Vale-quits-Peru-block Brazilian mining behemoth Vale has exited an onshore block in Peru with London-listed junior Baron Oil taking full control. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376160/Baron-booms-as-Vale-quits-Peru-block Wed, 10 Sep 2014 07:23:03 +0000 live Kuwait hits oil in Iraq http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376157/Kuwait-hits-oil-in-Iraq Middle Eastern player Kuwait Energy has hit pay at an Iraqi oil project in the northern Basra province. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376157/Kuwait-hits-oil-in-Iraq Wed, 10 Sep 2014 07:15:54 +0000 live Roc abandons Chinese duster http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376141/Roc-abandons-Chinese-duster Australian company Roc Oil has come up dry with an exploration well on Block B09/05 in Bohai Bay, off the coast of China. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376141/Roc-abandons-Chinese-duster Wed, 10 Sep 2014 01:40:21 +0000 live Delphi bulks up in Montney http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376137/Delphi-bulks-up-in-Montney Calgary-based Delphi Energy has added to its Montney shale assets in British Columbia and sold off some other assets to fund the purchase and to speed up development of other properties in the emerging unconventional play. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376137/Delphi-bulks-up-in-Montney Tue, 09 Sep 2014 22:26:15 +0000 live UK's Buzzard 'back online' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376100/UKs-Buzzard-back-online Production has resumed at the UK's North Sea Buzzard oilfield after a ten day maintenance shut-down, reports said. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376100/UKs-Buzzard-back-online Tue, 09 Sep 2014 15:54:04 +0000 live Gazprom Neft, Rosneft gain block pair http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376081/Gazprom-Neft-Rosneft-gain-block-pair The Russian government has reportedly granted Gazprom Neft and Rosneft two new licences in the frontier Barents and Okhotsk seas. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376081/Gazprom-Neft-Rosneft-gain-block-pair Tue, 09 Sep 2014 13:43:05 +0000 live North Sea duster for Det Norske http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376046/North-Sea-duster-for-Det-Norske Det Norske Oljeselskap has again come up dry with a further wildcat drilled in the North Sea off Norway, which comes on the heels of a previous well failure for the explorer in the mature play. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376046/North-Sea-duster-for-Det-Norske Tue, 09 Sep 2014 07:33:34 +0000 live Santos finishes NT testing http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376039/Santos-finishes-NT-testing Australia’s Santos has finished the wireline logging of its Mt Kitty exploration well at the Southern Amadeus joint venture in the Northern Territory. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376039/Santos-finishes-NT-testing Tue, 09 Sep 2014 06:43:28 +0000 live Drillsearch on path to double output http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376034/Drillsearch-on-path-to-double-output Australian company Drillsearch Energy is looking to build on last financial year’s record growth as it maintains its goal to double production over the next five years. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376034/Drillsearch-on-path-to-double-output Tue, 09 Sep 2014 06:08:46 +0000 live Carnarvon sees Phoenix upside http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376035/Carnarvon-sees-Phoenix-upside Australian mid-cap player Carnarvon Petroleum is confident about the upside of the Phoenix South-1, with drilling on a nearby well in the Canning basin set to start sometime next year. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376035/Carnarvon-sees-Phoenix-upside Tue, 09 Sep 2014 05:00:06 +0000 live Tamaska enters Montney http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376032/Tamaska-enters-Montney Australian junior Tamaska Oil & Gas has taken a new interest in the Montney shale resource play in Canada for A$262,000 ($242,000). bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1376032/Tamaska-enters-Montney Tue, 09 Sep 2014 02:57:28 +0000 live Greenpeace in Pingvin protest http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1375960/Greenpeace-in-Pingvin-protest Greenpeace has called into question Rosneft’s participation in a controversial Arctic frontier probe to be drilled in the Barents Sea given the Russian state-run giant’s track record of alleged environmental pollution. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1375960/Greenpeace-in-Pingvin-protest Mon, 08 Sep 2014 15:30:00 +0000 live Shell starts up at Cardamom http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1375968/Shell-starts-up-at-Cardamom Shell has begun producing from its Cardamom subsea development in the US Gulf of Mexico. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1375968/Shell-starts-up-at-Cardamom Mon, 08 Sep 2014 13:20:17 +0000 live More delay woe for Sevan Louisiana http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1375909/More-delay-woe-for-Sevan-Louisiana Sevan Drilling’s newbuild rig Sevan Louisiana is set for a further delay for charterer LLOG Bluewater in the US Gulf of Mexico as it undergoes more repair work. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1375909/More-delay-woe-for-Sevan-Louisiana Mon, 08 Sep 2014 07:48:51 +0000 live DNO extra time in Somaliland http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1375907/DNO-extra-time-in-Somaliland DNO has secured a two-year extension to carry out further exploration work on a frontier block in Somaliland. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1375907/DNO-extra-time-in-Somaliland Mon, 08 Sep 2014 07:19:47 +0000 live San Leon ups Moroccan stake http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1375906/San-Leon-ups-Moroccan-stake London-listed San Leon Energy has taken an extra interest in two Moroccan permits, which are currently in the exploration phase. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1375906/San-Leon-ups-Moroccan-stake Mon, 08 Sep 2014 07:16:49 +0000 live Genel returns workers to Kurdistan http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1375903/Genel-returns-workers-to-Kurdistan London-based Genel Energy has started returning staff to the semi-autonomous Kurdistan region of Iraq, a month after pulling non-essential staff from its operations in the region. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1375903/Genel-returns-workers-to-Kurdistan Mon, 08 Sep 2014 06:31:04 +0000 live Real spuds in Qld http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1375897/Real-spuds-in-Qld Cooper basin-focused Real Energy has spudded its maiden well targeting two formations in Queensland. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1375897/Real-spuds-in-Qld Mon, 08 Sep 2014 03:43:03 +0000 live KrisEnergy kicks off shoot http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1375896/KrisEnergy-kicks-off-shoot Singapore-listed KrisEnergy has kicked off a seismic survey across a production sharing contract offshore East Java. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1375896/KrisEnergy-kicks-off-shoot Mon, 08 Sep 2014 03:21:44 +0000 live Suncor starts Alberta maintenance http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1375842/Suncor-starts-Alberta-maintenance Suncor Energy has begun 11 weeks of planned maintenance on one of its two oil sands upgraders in Northern Alberta, Canada. (Tonya Zelinsky) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1375842/Suncor-starts-Alberta-maintenance Sun, 07 Sep 2014 23:36:06 +0000 live Huntington back online http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1375784/Huntington-back-online German operator E.ON E&P has restarted production from its Huntington oilfield off the UK after a shorter-than-expected shutdown, according to partner Noreco. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1375784/Huntington-back-online Fri, 05 Sep 2014 14:02:24 +0000 live Dolphin in Kara Sea swim http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1375767/Dolphin-in-Kara-Sea-swim Norwegian seismic contractor Dolphin Geophysical has been awarded a contract for 3D survey work in Russia’s Kara Sea with an unnamed client. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1375767/Dolphin-in-Kara-Sea-swim Fri, 05 Sep 2014 12:08:13 +0000 live M&P nets new Colombia block http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1375734/MP-nets-new-Colombia-block French player Maurel & Prom (M&P) has landed more acreage in Colombia, getting its hands on 100% of an onshore permit. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1375734/MP-nets-new-Colombia-block Fri, 05 Sep 2014 07:49:35 +0000 live Statoil in Nicaragua pact http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1375733.ece Norway’s Statoil has signed a co-operation agreement with Nicaragua's state-owned oil company Petronic for exploration off the Central American country. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article1375733.ece Fri, 05 Sep 2014 07:30:49 +0000 live Oilex ready to move forward http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1375717/Oilex-ready-to-move-forward Australia’s Oilex has shored up the Wallal Graben structural model with the results of a survey over a Western Australian permit. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1375717/Oilex-ready-to-move-forward Fri, 05 Sep 2014 02:22:51 +0000 live Transocean 'to cut rig hands' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1375541/Transocean-to-cut-rig-hands Rig giant Transocean is reportedly being forced to cut 85 jobs due to the exit of its semi-submersible unit Polar Pioneer from Norwegian waters as well as market challenges. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1375541/Transocean-to-cut-rig-hands Thu, 04 Sep 2014 14:19:52 +0000 live East West drops Morocco permit http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1375529/East-West-drops-Morocco-permit Canada’s East West Petroleum is to exit Morocco after opting against entering the next phase of its block in the north African state. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1375529/East-West-drops-Morocco-permit Thu, 04 Sep 2014 13:19:30 +0000 live CNPC 'cuts Halfaya output goal' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1375518/CNPC-cuts-Halfaya-output-goal China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) has reportedly agreed a deal with Iraq to cut the final output target for the Halfaya oilfield. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall), (News Wires) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1375518/CNPC-cuts-Halfaya-output-goal Thu, 04 Sep 2014 12:20:33 +0000 live Aminex raises Ntorya resources http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1375515/Aminex-raises-Ntorya-resources London-based junior Aminex has boosted the in-place resource estimates at its Ntorya gas-condensate discovery onshore southern Tanzania by 70% to 1.9 trillion cubic feet of gas. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1375515/Aminex-raises-Ntorya-resources Thu, 04 Sep 2014 11:43:35 +0000 live Statoil sizes up off Colombia http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1375499/Statoil-sizes-up-off-Colombia Statoil has increased its footprint in the Colombia offshore scene through a pair of farm-in deals with Spain's Repsol. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1375499/Statoil-sizes-up-off-Colombia Thu, 04 Sep 2014 10:31:19 +0000 live Operators interface on oil spill tech http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1375488/Operators-interface-on-oil-spill-tech Major operators off Norway including Statoil are teaming up with technology firm Aptomar to beef up their technological and communications capability for detection and management of oil spills under a joint industry project. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1375488/Operators-interface-on-oil-spill-tech Thu, 04 Sep 2014 10:08:36 +0000 live UK unconventional play 'a gold mine' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1375466/UK-unconventional-play-a-gold-mine Exploitation of the UK North Sea’s untapped unconventional oil and gas play could unlock potential resources of 21 billion barrels of oil equivalent, generating billions in additional tax revenue for the state, according to a report. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1375466/UK-unconventional-play-a-gold-mine Thu, 04 Sep 2014 09:03:59 +0000 live President spuds second Paraguay well http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1375460/President-spuds-second-Paraguay-well London-listed President Energy has spudded the second of three wells in its exploration programme in Paraguay. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1375460/President-spuds-second-Paraguay-well Thu, 04 Sep 2014 07:40:51 +0000 live Martin disappoints for Statoil http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1375459/Martin-disappoints-for-Statoil Statoil has seen its hopes for a high-impact discovery at a US Gulf of Mexico probe dashed after a small find was deemed non-commercial. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1375459/Martin-disappoints-for-Statoil Thu, 04 Sep 2014 07:29:08 +0000 live Angola well woe for Statoil http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1375453/Angola-well-woe-for-Statoil Statoil has failed to hit hydrocarbons at its latest exploration well off Angola. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1375453/Angola-well-woe-for-Statoil Thu, 04 Sep 2014 06:24:43 +0000 live Global Petroleum gains Namibia extension http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1375451/Global-Petroleum-gains-Namibia-extension Australia's Global Petroleum has gained an extension for an exploration licence in Namibia. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1375451/Global-Petroleum-gains-Namibia-extension Thu, 04 Sep 2014 05:29:44 +0000 live