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Sinopec Gets Weirong Green Light

Nov 19, 2019

China's Sinopec has received approval from the ministry of natural resources to develop shale gas at the Weirong gas field in the southwestern province of Sichuan, the refiner said on Tuesday.The company plans to build 166 wells at the gas field with total production capacity of 3 billion cubic meters (bcm) each year.The first phase of construction is underway, with two testing wells reaching daily output of 313…

India Gets 8 Bids for 7 Onshore Blocks

Nov 01, 2019

India has received 8 bids for 7 onshore oil and gas exploration blocks under the latest auction, a government statement said.State-run Oil and Natural Gas Corp has submitted bids for all 8 blocks.State-run Oil India has put in a bid for 1 block.(Reporting by Nidhi Verma; editing by David Evans)

Shell Buys Total's Stake in Brunei Block

Oct 30, 2019

Total said it has signed an agreement to sell wholly owned subsidiary Total E&P Deep Offshore Borneo BV — which holds an 86.95% interest in Block CA1, located 100 kilometers off the coast of Brunei — to Shell for $300 million.“This transaction…

ConocoPhillips Profit Beats Estimates

Oct 29, 2019

US oil and gas company ConocoPhillips' quarterly profit shot ahead of analysts' estimates on Tuesday, as higher shale production offset the impact from lower crude prices and higher exploration costs.Total production, excluding Libya, rose 98…

Conrad Reports Well Issues in Indonesia

Oct 25, 2019

Conrad Petroleum said it encountered problems while conducting testing at its Tambak 2 appraisal well on the Mako gas field offshore Indonesia.Conrad, operator of Duyung PSC, said it had successfully drilled the Tambak-2 well on October 15. Later…

Chinese Ship Exits Vietnam's Waters After Disputed Surveys

Oct 24, 2019

A Chinese oil survey vessel that has been embroiled in a tense standoff with Vietnamese vessels in the South China Sea left Vietnamese-controlled waters on Thursday after more than three months, marine data showed.The Chinese vessel, the Haiyang Dizhi 8…

CNOOC Q3 Capital Spending Surges

Oct 24, 2019

CNOOC Ltd, the listed arm of China's largest offshore oil and gas producer, on Thursday reported a 27.9% jump in capital spending in the third quarter amid Beijing's push to boost oil and gas exploration and production.Capital expenditure at CNOOC reached 19…

CNOOC Says Production Not Affected by Sanctions

Oct 24, 2019

CNOOC, China's largest offshore oil and gas producer, on Thursday said it would be affected by U.S. sanctions on its COSCO shipping firm but there would be no impact on its oil and gas production.'(The sanctions) will have some impact on our…

Searcher Completes Northern Basins Study

Oct 23, 2019

Searcher Seismic announced the expansion of its modern offshore data library with the completion of its Northern Basins Prospectivity Study in Papua New Guinea.The independent multi-client company providing seismic datasets and associated products to the global oil and gas industry…

Schlumberger Profit Beats Estimates

Oct 18, 2019

Schlumberger NV beat Wall Street estimates for profit on Friday, in the first quarter under Olivier Le Peuch, as higher international drilling activity boosted demand for its equipment and services and helped counter weakness in North America…

China Hosts Deep-Sea Exploration Contractors Meet

Oct 15, 2019

The third annual meeting between the International Seabed Authority (ISA) Secretariat and the contractors with deep-sea exploration contracts in the international deep-seabed (the Area) concluded in Changsa, China on Sunday.Delegates gathered…

Interra Resources Spuds First Well in Kuala Pambuang Block

Oct 07, 2019

Southeast Asian independent oil and gas exploration and production player Interra Resources said has started drilling its first onshore well in the onshore/offshore Kuala Pambuang block, in southern Central Kalimantan, Indonesia, where seismic…

Rosneft Makes Discovery Offshore Sakhalin

Oct 02, 2019

Russian integrated energy company Rosneft said it has completed drilling the first prospecting and appraisal well at the Vostochno-Pribrezhny license block on the shelf of Sakhalin Island, offshore Russia.The well was drilled on-schedule by…

PTTEP, Halliburton Ink Automation Deal

Oct 01, 2019

PTTEP, a national petroleum exploration and production company in Thailand, selected Halliburton Landmark for joint development of new well design workflow to automate drilling and completion engineering processes across the well lifecycle, the US-based oilfield services company announced…

Oil Search Boss to Retire in 2020

Oct 01, 2019

Papua New Guinea's biggest company Oil Search Ltd said on Tuesday long-serving Managing Director Peter Botten will retire from the firm next year after 25 years in the role, just as the company enters a major growth phase in PNG and Alaska.Botten…

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