www.upstreamonline.com http://www.upstreamonline.com/ www.upstreamonline.com Norway round postponed http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1387197/Norway-round-postponed The keenly-awaited launch of Norway’s 23rd licensing round looks has been delayed until next year amid environmental objections to the inclusion in the tender of some blocks in the newly opened south-east Barents Sea. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1387197/Norway-round-postponed Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:15:18 +0000 live Canacol buys Colombia blocks from OGPars http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1387182/Canacol-buys-Colombia-blocks-from-OGPars Canadian independent Canacol Energy has acquired two wholly-owned exploration licences onshore Colombia from bankrupt Brazilian operator OGPars. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1387182/Canacol-buys-Colombia-blocks-from-OGPars Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:07:41 +0000 live UK's Huntington comes back online http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1387179/UKs-Huntington-comes-back-online Huntington partner Noreco said on Friday that the UK North Sea field is now back on stream but producing at reduced rates. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1387179/UKs-Huntington-comes-back-online Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:53:48 +0000 live Wintershall nod for Imsa http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1387170/Wintershall-nod-for-Imsa Wintershall has secured a permit from the authorities to drill a wildcat targeting the Imsa prospect in the Norwegian Sea. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1387170/Wintershall-nod-for-Imsa Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:17:44 +0000 live Atlas off the map for RWE Dea http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1387164/Atlas-off-the-map-for-RWE-Dea German explorer RWE Dea has failed to make a discovery with its Atlas wildcat in the Norwegian North Sea. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1387164/Atlas-off-the-map-for-RWE-Dea Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:56:55 +0000 live BP told it must shut down Valhall facility http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1387159/BP-told-it-must-shut-down-Valhall-facility British supermajor BP is to be forced to shut down its living quarters platform on the Vahall field in the North Sea after Norwegian safety authorities refused to extend its consent for the 34-year-old accommodation facility. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1387159/BP-told-it-must-shut-down-Valhall-facility Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:22:14 +0000 live Krafla North strike for Statoil http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1387147/Krafla-North-strike-for-Statoil Statoil has made a minor oil discovery with a wildcat drilled at the Krafla North prospect in the northern North Sea off Norway, according to partner Det Norske. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1387147/Krafla-North-strike-for-Statoil Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:19:16 +0000 live Tower settles Namibia cost dispute http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1387146/Tower-settles-Namibia-cost-dispute London-listed Tower Resources has settled a cost dispute with operator Repsol over the drilling of the unsuccessful Welwitschia well, off Namibia, earlier this year. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1387146/Tower-settles-Namibia-cost-dispute Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:41:43 +0000 live Sumatec reviewing Kazakh plans http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1387144/Sumatec-reviewing-Kazakh-plans Malaysia-based Sumatec Resources is reviewing its onshore production drilling plans for the Rakushechnoye field, also known as the Shelley field, in Western Kazahstan. http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1387144/Sumatec-reviewing-Kazakh-plans Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:03:36 +0000 live Players short-listed for NT pipeline http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1387140/Players-short-listed-for-NT-pipeline Companies vying for pipeline linking the Northern Territory to Australia's east coast gas market revealed Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1387140/Players-short-listed-for-NT-pipeline Fri, 19 Dec 2014 05:22:32 +0000 live AWE drops La Bella interest http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1387139/AWE-drops-La-Bella-interest Australian company AWE has elected not to proceed with its farm-in of Vic/P67, off the south-east coast of Australia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1387139/AWE-drops-La-Bella-interest Fri, 19 Dec 2014 04:51:59 +0000 live Lion to team up with duo in Indonesia exploration http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1387138/Lion-to-team-up-with-duo-in-Indonesia-exploration Australia's Lion Energy has teamed up with New Zealand Oil & Gas (NZOG) and Bukit Energy to explore the Bohorok production sharing contract onshore North Sumatra, Indonesia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1387138/Lion-to-team-up-with-duo-in-Indonesia-exploration Fri, 19 Dec 2014 04:42:51 +0000 live Gazelle 'still set for sanction in 2015' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1387070/Gazelle-still-set-for-sanction-in-2015 The partners developing the Gazelle gas field off the Ivory Coast say they remain on course for a final investment decision in the first half of next year after gaining an exclusive exploitation authorisation from the country’s president Alassane Ouattara. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1387070/Gazelle-still-set-for-sanction-in-2015 Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:57:53 +0000 live UK oil output slumps in Q3 http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386941/UK-oil-output-slumps-in-Q3 UK oil production continued its multi-year decline to fall 10.9% year-on-year in the third quarter, while gas output rose 3.6% over the same timeframe thanks to the start-up of ConocoPhillips’ Jasmine and RWE’s Breagh fields, official statistics showed. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386941/UK-oil-output-slumps-in-Q3 Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:24:42 +0000 live Lundin gets Zulu safety nod http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386934/Lundin-gets-Zulu-safety-nod Lundin Petroleum has been granted final safety clearance to drill a wildcat at the Zulu prospect to the north-east of the giant Johan Sverdrup find in the North Sea off Norway. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386934/Lundin-gets-Zulu-safety-nod Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:07:56 +0000 live Lamprell delivers jack-up Shuwehat http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386930/Lamprell-delivers-jack-up-Shuwehat London-listed rig builder Lamprell has delivered jack-up rig 'Shuwehat' to Abu Dhabi-based National Drilling Company (NDC), the fifth such drilling unit to be delivered to the Middle-East player. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386930/Lamprell-delivers-jack-up-Shuwehat Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:58:27 +0000 live PPL makes fifth discovery http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386925/PPL-makes-fifth-discovery State-run Pakistan Petroleum Ltd (PPL) has announced its fifth gas discovery at the Gambat South exploration block, located in the Sanghar district of the Sindh province. (Nishant Ugal) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386925/PPL-makes-fifth-discovery Thu, 18 Dec 2014 08:09:58 +0000 live Caza flows in New Mexico http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386924/Caza-flows-in-New-Mexico London-listed Caza Oil & Gas has started producing from one of its non-operated wells at Marathon Road property in Lea County, New Mexico. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386924/Caza-flows-in-New-Mexico Thu, 18 Dec 2014 08:05:03 +0000 live Rose green lit for Utah shale well http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386923/Rose-green-lit-for-Utah-shale-well London-listed Rose Petroleum has been given approval to drill a shale well in the Uinta basin in the US state of Utah. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386923/Rose-green-lit-for-Utah-shale-well Thu, 18 Dec 2014 07:49:29 +0000 live Linc spuds second Arckaringa well http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386922/Linc-spuds-second-Arckaringa-well Australia’s Linc Energy has spudded the second well in its current campaign in South Australia's Arckaringa basin. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386922/Linc-spuds-second-Arckaringa-well Thu, 18 Dec 2014 07:17:08 +0000 live Empire hits out at fracking ban http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386917/Empire-hits-out-at-fracking-ban Australia-listed Empire Energy executive chairman Bruce McLeod has hit back at New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo for a decision to ban hydraulic fracturing. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386917/Empire-hits-out-at-fracking-ban Thu, 18 Dec 2014 03:12:56 +0000 live Woodside increases Canadian footprint http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386915/Woodside-increases-Canadian-footprint Australia’s Woodside Petroleum has signed an agreement with supermajor BP to farm into offshore blocks in the Scotian basin in Canada. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386915/Woodside-increases-Canadian-footprint Thu, 18 Dec 2014 01:26:57 +0000 live Apache to plug Louisiana dry hole http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386914/Apache-to-plug-Louisiana-dry-hole US independent Apache has come up dry on the eastern flank of the Lake Charles field, onshore Louisiana. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386914/Apache-to-plug-Louisiana-dry-hole Thu, 18 Dec 2014 01:05:16 +0000 live ExxonMobil gains Ivory Coast blocks http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386874/ExxonMobil-gains-Ivory-Coast-blocks US supermajor ExxonMobil has signed up for two new permits off the Ivory Coast in west Africa. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386874/ExxonMobil-gains-Ivory-Coast-blocks Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:18:09 +0000 live Pair to frack in Western Desert http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386861/Pair-to-frack-in-Western-Desert Apache and Shell have inked a deal to tap uncoventional gas in Egypt’s Western Desert that will mark the first use of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, by the North African country. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386861/Pair-to-frack-in-Western-Desert Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:40:33 +0000 live Kurdistan set for 'export boost' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386853/Kurdistan-set-for-export-boost Iraqi crude exports along a pipeline from Kurdistan to the Turkish port of Ceyhan are reportedly set to rise to around 800,000 barrels per day early next year after a recent export pact between the regional and federal governments. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall), (News Wires) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386853/Kurdistan-set-for-export-boost Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:48:51 +0000 live Resources climb at Horse Hill http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386845/Resources-climb-at-Horse-Hill Angus Energy is looking at a potential commercial development of its Horse Hill-1 oil discovery in the Weald basin of southern England after well data analysis indicated significantly higher reserves, according to a partner. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386845/Resources-climb-at-Horse-Hill Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:47:29 +0000 live APPEA welcomes WA fracking guidelines http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386814/APPEA-welcomes-WA-fracking-guidelines The body representing Australia's upstream industry has says new guidelines from Western Australia's Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) support existing shale gas regulation. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386814/APPEA-welcomes-WA-fracking-guidelines Wed, 17 Dec 2014 05:10:46 +0000 live Nordic nabs Indonesian survey http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386813/Nordic-nabs-Indonesian-survey Singapore’s Nordic Maritime has won a contract for 2D seismic survey work in Indonesia for MultiClient Geophysical. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386813/Nordic-nabs-Indonesian-survey Wed, 17 Dec 2014 03:38:02 +0000 live Austin spuds two in Colorado http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386812/Austin-spuds-two-in-Colorado Australia-listed Austin Exploration has spudded two more wells at its Pathfinder project in Fremont County, Colorado. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386812/Austin-spuds-two-in-Colorado Wed, 17 Dec 2014 02:38:38 +0000 live Bristol Bay off limits for drillers http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386808/Bristol-Bay-off-limits-for-drillers US President Barack Obama has designated the fish-rich Bristol Bay area of Alaska "off limits" for oil and gas leasing, the White House said, drawing praise from environmental groups. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386808/Bristol-Bay-off-limits-for-drillers Wed, 17 Dec 2014 01:32:42 +0000 live Freeport-McMoRan changes Mazagan target http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386805/Freeport-McMoRan-changes-Mazagan-target US company Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas has firmed up the first well to be drilled on its Mazagan permit, off the coast of Morocco. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386805/Freeport-McMoRan-changes-Mazagan-target Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:47:39 +0000 live Det Norske nod for Ivar Aasen wells http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386783/Det-Norske-nod-for-Ivar-Aasen-wells Det Norske Oljeselskap has gained official permits to drill a pair of appraisal wells targeting additional resources at its under-development Ivar Aasen field off Norway. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386783/Det-Norske-nod-for-Ivar-Aasen-wells Tue, 16 Dec 2014 14:42:47 +0000 live ERHC gains potential farm-in http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386775/ERHC-gains-potential-farm-in Houston’s ERHC has gained a would-be farm-in partner to its Sao Tome & Principe acreage after signing a right of refusal deal with an international oil company. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386775/ERHC-gains-potential-farm-in Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:27:46 +0000 live Alvopetro hits gas onshore Brazil http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386769/Alvopetro-hits-gas-onshore-Brazil Canada’s Alvopetro has hit gas with its 197(2) exploration well at Block 197 in the Reconcavo basin in the Bahia state onshore Brazil. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386769/Alvopetro-hits-gas-onshore-Brazil Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:05:24 +0000 live ExxonMobil lands Flemish Pass acreage http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386762/ExxonMobil-lands-Flemish-Pass-acreage An ExxonMobil-led trio has made the largest ever bid for a licence in Canada’s Newfoundland and Labrador province, stumping up $559 million for a deep-water Flemish Pass permit. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386762/ExxonMobil-lands-Flemish-Pass-acreage Tue, 16 Dec 2014 10:25:57 +0000 live Chevron 'to exit' Ukraine shale gas deal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386757/Chevron-to-exit-Ukraine-shale-gas-deal Chevron is reported to be pulling out of a $10 billion shale gas project in Ukraine after a revised production sharing deal was recently approved by the Kiev authorities. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386757/Chevron-to-exit-Ukraine-shale-gas-deal Tue, 16 Dec 2014 10:16:28 +0000 live Sabria oil flows for Serinus http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386755/Sabria-oil-flows-for-Serinus Canada’s Serinus Energy said that initial production rates at its Winstar 12-bis well onshore Tunisia’s Sabria field of 754 barrels of oil equivalent per day have beaten expectations. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386755/Sabria-oil-flows-for-Serinus Tue, 16 Dec 2014 09:50:08 +0000 live Maersk gets Tvilling well nod http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386752/Maersk-gets-Tvilling-well-nod Maersk Oil has secured a permit from the authorities to drill a wildcat at the Tvilling South prospect in the Norwegian Sea. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386752/Maersk-gets-Tvilling-well-nod Tue, 16 Dec 2014 09:19:20 +0000 live Gulf Keystone nears further flows http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386749/Gulf-Keystone-nears-further-flows Gulf Keystone Petroleum is nearing a sizeable increase in output at its Shaikan field in the Kurdistan region of Iraq after a number of wells were tied back to production facilities. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386749/Gulf-Keystone-nears-further-flows Tue, 16 Dec 2014 08:10:19 +0000 live Tag hits more Taranaki pay http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386731/Tag-hits-more-Taranaki-pay Canada's Tag Oil & Gas has hit pay in the Cheal-E7 step-out well in New Zealand's onshore Taranaki basin. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386731/Tag-hits-more-Taranaki-pay Tue, 16 Dec 2014 04:56:52 +0000 live Central cutting costs http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386722/Central-cutting-costs Australia-listed Central Petroleum is cutting costs to combat the effects of falling oil prices by slashing staff and finding ways to reduce costs at its projects. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386722/Central-cutting-costs Tue, 16 Dec 2014 01:33:23 +0000 live Range flows record Utica well http://www.upstreamonline.com/sectors/shale/1386713/Range-flows-record-Utica-well Range Resources first well in the emerging dry gas window of the Utica Shale play in Pennsylvania came on at a record production rate of 59 million cubic feet of natural gas per day. Noah.Brenner@nhst.no (Noah Brenner) http://www.upstreamonline.com/sectors/shale/1386713/Range-flows-record-Utica-well Mon, 15 Dec 2014 20:14:38 +0000 sectors sectors_shale Magnum Hunter hit by Utica blowout http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386709/Magnum-Hunter-hit-by-Utica-blowout Magnum Hunter Resources lost control of a well in the Utica Shale in Ohio when it was bringing it back on production after drilling additional wells from the same pad earlier this year. Noah.Brenner@nhst.no (Noah Brenner) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386709/Magnum-Hunter-hit-by-Utica-blowout Mon, 15 Dec 2014 17:55:07 +0000 live Camac hires Polarcus for 3D shoot http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386704/Camac-hires-Polarcus-for-3D-shoot Houston’s Camac Energy has hired Polarcus to conduct a 1504-square kilometre 3D seismic survey over its A2 and A5 blocks off Gambia. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386704/Camac-hires-Polarcus-for-3D-shoot Mon, 15 Dec 2014 16:14:46 +0000 live Roxi shares hit by A5 well woe http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386698/Roxi-shares-hit-by-A5-well-woe Roxi Petroleum’s shares sank by 16% over continuing problems with the Airshagyl (A5) well as the London-listed explorer spudded its second deep probe onshore Kazkahstan's pre-Caspian basin. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386698/Roxi-shares-hit-by-A5-well-woe Mon, 15 Dec 2014 15:38:19 +0000 live Minsala Marine outperforms for Eni http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386664/Minsala-Marine-outperforms-for-Eni Italy’s Eni has garnered more than 5000 barrels per day of oil and 14 million standard cubic feet of gas per day with its first production test on October’s Minsala Marine discovery off Congo-Brazzaville. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386664/Minsala-Marine-outperforms-for-Eni Mon, 15 Dec 2014 10:58:00 +0000 live Drilling waste sector 'to swell to $8.5bn' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386657/Drilling-waste-sector-to-swell-to-8.5bn Service companies stand to boost their revenues from drilling waste management as the sector swells in value in the next five years to hit $8.5 billion in 2019, according to a new analysis. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386657/Drilling-waste-sector-to-swell-to-8.5bn Mon, 15 Dec 2014 09:30:27 +0000 live Huntington restart delayed http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386655/Huntington-restart-delayed The restart of production from the shut-in Huntington field off the UK has been delayed, dealing a further blow to the revenue stream of cash-strapped partner Noreco. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386655/Huntington-restart-delayed Mon, 15 Dec 2014 08:15:56 +0000 live Promising signs at UK shale well http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386654/Promising-signs-at-UK-shale-well London-listed IGas has encountered signs of shale gas in its Ellesmere Port exploration well in England's north-west. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386654/Promising-signs-at-UK-shale-well Mon, 15 Dec 2014 08:06:08 +0000 live Senex spuds in Cooper http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386647/Senex-spuds-in-Cooper Australia-listed Senex Energy has spudded a well in PEL 100 in the South Australian Cooper basin. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386647/Senex-spuds-in-Cooper Mon, 15 Dec 2014 03:21:46 +0000 live Raffles starts Romanian GTP project http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386612/Raffles-starts-Romanian-GTP-project Lodon-based Raffles Energy has started up its gas-to-power project on line at the Dornesti field, on the Suceava concession, in Romania. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386612/Raffles-starts-Romanian-GTP-project Mon, 15 Dec 2014 02:26:09 +0000 live Oil Basins drilling delayed http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386604/Oil-Basins-drilling-delayed The Australian National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator has approved a new work programme for the Oil Basins' wholly-owned Vic/P47 permit. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386604/Oil-Basins-drilling-delayed Mon, 15 Dec 2014 02:14:59 +0000 live New Krafla probe in Statoil sights http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386564/New-Krafla-probe-in-Statoil-sights Statoil is set for further exploration drilling work at its Krafla discovery in the North Sea off Norway after gaining final safety clearance to drill another probe. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386564/New-Krafla-probe-in-Statoil-sights Fri, 12 Dec 2014 12:25:18 +0000 live Husky steams up at Sunrise http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386550/Husky-steams-up-at-Sunrise Canadian operator Husky Energy and partner BP have launched operations at phase one of their Sunrise steam-assisted gravity drainage project in Alberta’s oil sands, ready for production start-up early next year. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386550/Husky-steams-up-at-Sunrise Fri, 12 Dec 2014 09:02:52 +0000 live Taipan signs on contractor http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386542/Taipan-signs-on-contractor Taipan Resources has signed on a rig contractor and drilling operator for its Block 2B Badada-1 well in Kenya. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386542/Taipan-signs-on-contractor Fri, 12 Dec 2014 08:02:37 +0000 live Sound gets environmental approval http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386541/Sound-gets-environmental-approval London-listed Sound Oil has received final approvals for drilling in the Po Valley of Italy to shore up the company’s previous discovery. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386541/Sound-gets-environmental-approval Fri, 12 Dec 2014 07:29:23 +0000 live Santos hits again in Cooper http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386516/Santos-hits-again-in-Cooper Australia’s Santos has made yet another wet gas discovery at its project in PEL 513 in the onshore Cooper basin. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386516/Santos-hits-again-in-Cooper Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:57:23 +0000 live TAP tenders for gas turbine compressors http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386492/TAP-tenders-for-gas-turbine-compressors The Trans-Adriatic Pipeline consortium has sought invites to tender for a contract to supply six gas turbine turbo compressor units to serve two compressor stations in Greece and Albania. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386492/TAP-tenders-for-gas-turbine-compressors Thu, 11 Dec 2014 16:17:12 +0000 live T5 aims for gas pay onshore Senegal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386489/T5-aims-for-gas-pay-onshore-Senegal An Irish independent set up by former senior bosses at Tullow Oil is exploring a large onshore block in north-west Senegal where it sees potential for significant gas resources. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386489/T5-aims-for-gas-pay-onshore-Senegal Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:42:11 +0000 live TSEUK begins Buchan A return http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386485/TSEUK-begins-Buchan-A-return Talisman Sinopec Energy UK (TSEUK) has started transferring workers back to its Buchan Alpha facility off the UK after an improvement in weather conditions. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386485/TSEUK-begins-Buchan-A-return Thu, 11 Dec 2014 14:31:25 +0000 live Shell in Turkey 'exploration bid' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386478/Shell-in-Turkey-exploration-bid Shell is reportedly set to start exploration off Turkey in the New Year under a $300 million investment together with the Ankara government. (News Wires) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386478/Shell-in-Turkey-exploration-bid Thu, 11 Dec 2014 13:21:26 +0000 live Bobcat purrs for InterOil http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386475/Bobcat-purrs-for-InterOil InterOil has declared a discovery at its Bobcat-1 exploration well in Papua New Guinea where it recently flagged up hydrocarbons shows. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386475/Bobcat-purrs-for-InterOil Thu, 11 Dec 2014 12:51:11 +0000 live Urengoyskoye field hits full capacity http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386320/Urengoyskoye-field-hits-full-capacity SeverEnergia’s Urengoyskoye gas and condensate field in West Siberia is back up to full output capacity following the outbreak of a fire earlier this year, according to Russian independent Novatek. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386320/Urengoyskoye-field-hits-full-capacity Thu, 11 Dec 2014 09:30:32 +0000 live 3D Oil survey wraps up http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386314/3D-Oil-survey-wraps-up 3D Oil has wrapped up the 3D Flanagan seismic survey in T/49P permit off the south-east coast of Australia in the Otway basin. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386314/3D-Oil-survey-wraps-up Thu, 11 Dec 2014 06:30:15 +0000 live Oilex granted exploration permit http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386310/Oilex-granted-exploration-permit Australia-listed Oilex has received approval from the Western Australian government to covert its special prospecting authority to an exploration permit. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386310/Oilex-granted-exploration-permit Thu, 11 Dec 2014 04:12:04 +0000 live JV confirms mid-year Roc spud http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386303/JV-confirms-mid-year-Roc-spud Australia-listed Carnarvon Petroleum has confirmed the Roc well offshore Western Australia is due for spudding in the middle of next year. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386303/JV-confirms-mid-year-Roc-spud Thu, 11 Dec 2014 01:44:04 +0000 live Senex records good Vanessa flows http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386301/Senex-records-good-Vanessa-flows Australia-listed Senex Energy has reported strong flows from its Vanessa-1 exploration well in the South Australian Cooper basin. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386301/Senex-records-good-Vanessa-flows Thu, 11 Dec 2014 00:39:29 +0000 live BP looks for US onshore growth http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386293/BP-looks-for-US-onshore-growth Supermajor BP said its new US onshore division plans to ramp up activity in gas-prone regions of its large legacy position where the unit hopes to leverage its subsurface expertise with more cost-conscious drilling standards. Noah.Brenner@nhst.no (Noah Brenner) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386293/BP-looks-for-US-onshore-growth Wed, 10 Dec 2014 18:53:31 +0000 live Shell hires SNC-Lavalin at Pearl GTL http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386287/Shell-hires-SNC-Lavalin-at-Pearl-GTL Shell has awarded a multi-million dollar engineering, procurement, construction and management (EPCM) contract to SNC-Lavalin Group’s Qatar Kentz venture at the gas-to-liquids project Pearl GTL in Qatar. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386287/Shell-hires-SNC-Lavalin-at-Pearl-GTL Wed, 10 Dec 2014 16:34:42 +0000 live India, Russia set to sign oil deals http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386280/India-Russia-set-to-sign-oil-deals Russia and India are to sign a pair of oil import and joint exploration deals during a visit to New Delhi by Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday, according to reports. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane), (News Wires) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386280/India-Russia-set-to-sign-oil-deals Wed, 10 Dec 2014 15:47:48 +0000 live Serinus in Romania spud http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386254/Serinus-in-Romania-spud Serinus Energy has spudded the second exploration probe of a two-well drilling effort on its Satu Mare concession in north-west Romania. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386254/Serinus-in-Romania-spud Wed, 10 Dec 2014 11:36:56 +0000 live Kufpec inks PSCs with CNOOC http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386239/Kufpec-inks-PSCs-with-CNOOC Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company (Kufpec) has landed a trio of offshore production sharing contracts after China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) recently put acreage up for grabs. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386239/Kufpec-inks-PSCs-with-CNOOC Wed, 10 Dec 2014 09:41:28 +0000 live President hits primary target http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386233/President-hits-primary-target London-listed President Energy has hit gas in the primary Santa Rosa target of the Lx-1 Lapacho probe in Paraguay. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386233/President-hits-primary-target Wed, 10 Dec 2014 07:47:33 +0000 live Senex kicks off at Martlet http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386232/Senex-kicks-off-at-Martlet Cooper basin-focused Senex Energy has reached another milestone, achieving first production from the Martlet oilfield. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386232/Senex-kicks-off-at-Martlet Wed, 10 Dec 2014 05:45:17 +0000 live Beach signs Origin GSA http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386229/Beach-signs-Origin-GSA Australia-listed Beach Energy is ready sell off more gas to Origin Energy from two of its Australian joint venture projects. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386229/Beach-signs-Origin-GSA Wed, 10 Dec 2014 02:36:30 +0000 live EIA cuts US production forecast again http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386212/EIA-cuts-US-production-forecast-again US government energy experts lowered their estimate for domestic oil production growth in 2015 by 100,000 barrels per day, marking the second consecutive downward revision of the figure. Noah.Brenner@nhst.no (Noah Brenner) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386212/EIA-cuts-US-production-forecast-again Tue, 09 Dec 2014 18:25:47 +0000 live BP ‘to splash $12bn in Egypt’ http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386202/BP-‘to-splash-12bn-in-Egypt’ BP is set to invest more than $12 billion in Egypt’s oil and gas industry in the next five years, according to a report. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386202/BP-‘to-splash-12bn-in-Egypt’ Tue, 09 Dec 2014 17:05:09 +0000 live PetroQuest in Thunder Bayou find http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386187/PetroQuest-in-Thunder-Bayou-find PetroQuest Energy has discovered gas with its deep onshore exploration probe Thunder Bayou in Vermilion Parish, Louisiana. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386187/PetroQuest-in-Thunder-Bayou-find Tue, 09 Dec 2014 15:56:42 +0000 live BG starts Starfish flows http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386161/BG-starts-Starfish-flows BG Group has met its target of first gas from the Starfish field off Trinidad & Tobago after the first well came online. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386161/BG-starts-Starfish-flows Tue, 09 Dec 2014 12:55:12 +0000 live Serinus hits potential Romania pay http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386158/Serinus-hits-potential-Romania-pay Serinus Energy has hit potential net gas pay at a Romanian well where mechanical problems left it more than 400 metres short of its intended target depth. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386158/Serinus-hits-potential-Romania-pay Tue, 09 Dec 2014 12:47:24 +0000 live Xana do for Maersk Oil http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386142/Xana-do-for-Maersk-Oil Danish explorer Maersk Oil has kicked off drilling of an exploration well at the Xana prospect off Denmark, according to partner Noreco. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386142/Xana-do-for-Maersk-Oil Tue, 09 Dec 2014 09:53:45 +0000 live Bowleven gets African extension http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386136/Bowleven-gets-African-extension Africa-focused Bowleven has been granted a one-year extension to the Bomono exploration licence onshore Cameroon. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386136/Bowleven-gets-African-extension Tue, 09 Dec 2014 08:05:21 +0000 live Egdon gets thumbs up http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386135/Egdon-gets-thumbs-up London-listed Egdon Resources has been given the thumbs up to start drilling the planned North Kelsey-1 exploration well in PEDL241 in Lincolnshire, UK. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386135/Egdon-gets-thumbs-up Tue, 09 Dec 2014 07:48:44 +0000 live WHL gets Junon data http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386124/WHL-gets-Junon-data Australia-listed WHL Energy has confirmed a number of large structures at its offshore Seychelles project area, indicated by the results of early interpretation of 3D seismic. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386124/WHL-gets-Junon-data Tue, 09 Dec 2014 02:34:27 +0000 live Chevron, ONGC enter NZ http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386123/Chevron-ONGC-enter-NZ Chevron and ONGC Videsh have made country entries in New Zealand's offshore play following the government's award of new exploration blocks. (Russell Searancke) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386123/Chevron-ONGC-enter-NZ Tue, 09 Dec 2014 01:15:55 +0000 live Origin hits gas off Victoria http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386122/Origin-hits-gas-off-Victoria Australia-listed Origin Energy has hit a new gas discovery off the coast of Victoria in the Otway basin. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386122/Origin-hits-gas-off-Victoria Tue, 09 Dec 2014 00:52:34 +0000 live Stone smiles at Utica dry gas gusher http://www.upstreamonline.com/incoming/1386109/Stone-smiles-at-Utica-dry-gas-gusher Stone Energy’s first well testing the dry gas window of the Utica Shale play in West Virginia flowed at a peak rate of around 30 million cubic feet of natural gas per day, building on a series of strong exploration results in that area. Noah.Brenner@nhst.no (Noah Brenner) http://www.upstreamonline.com/incoming/1386109/Stone-smiles-at-Utica-dry-gas-gusher Mon, 08 Dec 2014 23:21:32 +0000 ece_incoming Eni starts West Hub flows off Angola http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386082/Eni-starts-West-Hub-flows-off-Angola Eni has started first oil production at its West Hub development project on Block 15/06 off Angola. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386082/Eni-starts-West-Hub-flows-off-Angola Mon, 08 Dec 2014 15:26:42 +0000 live GAIL makes Oz gas find http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386064/GAIL-makes-Oz-gas-find Indian gas player GAIL has struck a small gas discovery in Australia, but another exploration well nearby came up dry. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386064/GAIL-makes-Oz-gas-find Mon, 08 Dec 2014 12:24:59 +0000 live EMGS wins $27m Uruguay contract http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386044/EMGS-wins-27m-Uruguay-contract Norway’s Electromagnetic Geoservices has gained a $27 million contract from UK player BG Group for a 3D EM survey off Uruguay. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1386044/EMGS-wins-27m-Uruguay-contract Mon, 08 Dec 2014 11:04:57 +0000 live Enegi, BSE farm-in axed http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1385998/Enegi-BSE-farm-in-axed Shares in London-listed Enegi Oil were hit early doors on Monday after it revealed a 2013 farm-in agreement in Canada has been dropped. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1385998/Enegi-BSE-farm-in-axed Mon, 08 Dec 2014 08:15:18 +0000 live Octanex, SIP deal finalised http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1385996/Octanex-SIP-deal-finalised A deal between Australia’s Octanex and Malaysia’s Sabah International Petroleum (SIP) has been finalised, with the signing of documentation completed. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1385996/Octanex-SIP-deal-finalised Mon, 08 Dec 2014 07:28:51 +0000 live Empire signs on contractor http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1385966/Empire-signs-on-contractor Australia-listed Empire Oil & Gas has signed on a drilling contractor for its upcoming planned three-well programme at the onshore Perth basin. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1385966/Empire-signs-on-contractor Mon, 08 Dec 2014 03:58:35 +0000 live Oilex confirms commercial potential http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1385941/Oilex-confirms-commercial-potential Australia-listed Oilex has successfully completed proof-of-concept objectives for the commercial development at the Cambay field in India's Gujarat basin. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1385941/Oilex-confirms-commercial-potential Mon, 08 Dec 2014 01:02:46 +0000 live Eagle Ford output passes 1bn barrels http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1385924/Eagle-Ford-output-passes-1bn-barrels The Eagle Ford shale in South Texas has surpassed 1 billion barrels in total production and is poised for more spending than any other US shale play in 2015, according to a report. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1385924/Eagle-Ford-output-passes-1bn-barrels Fri, 05 Dec 2014 20:53:40 +0000 live Statoil extends rig suspensions http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1385882/Statoil-extends-rig-suspensions Norway's Statoil is extending the period of suspension it had imposed on a trio of rig charters due to overcapacity in the rig market. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1385882/Statoil-extends-rig-suspensions Fri, 05 Dec 2014 10:30:04 +0000 live Ophir finalises Myanmar award http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1385869/Ophir-finalises-Myanmar-award London-listed Ophir Energy has signed a production sharing contract for Block AD-03 off the coast of Myanmar. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1385869/Ophir-finalises-Myanmar-award Fri, 05 Dec 2014 07:42:02 +0000 live IEV spins bit in West Java http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1385864/IEV-spins-bit-in-West-Java Singapore’s IEV Holdings has spudded its first development well in the Cilamaya structure of the Pabuaran KSO Block in West Java, Indonesia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1385864/IEV-spins-bit-in-West-Java Fri, 05 Dec 2014 05:18:07 +0000 live Horizon spuds in PNG http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1385852/Horizon-spuds-in-PNG Horizon Oil has spudded another exploration well in PPL 259 in the western province of Papua New Guinea. bianca.bartucciotto@upstreamonline.com (Bianca Bartucciotto) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1385852/Horizon-spuds-in-PNG Fri, 05 Dec 2014 01:50:40 +0000 live