Exploration-Survey News

Total Discovers Oil In Deep Offshore Ivory Coast

SOURCE: Total | 17 April 2014

The Total-operated Saphir-1XB exploration well on Block CI-514 proved the presence of liquid hydrocarbons in the deep offshore west of Ivory Coast.

Shell Announces Malaysia Deep-Water Gas Discovery

SOURCE: Shell | 17 April 2014

Shell today announced an exploration discovery offshore Malaysia. The successful ‘Rosmari-1’ well is located 135 kilometres offshore in Block SK318, and was drilled to a total depth of 2,123 metres.

Petrobras Starts-Up Third Well At Sapinhoá Field And Registers A New Monthly Production Record In The Pre-Salt

SOURCE: Petrobras News Agency | 06 April 2014

Petrobras announces the start-up, on Thursday, April 3rd, of well 7-SPH-04-SPS, at a water depth of 2,120 meters, in Sapinhoá field, in the Santos Basin Pre-Salt Region. This well has an estimated production potential of 26,000 barrels of oil per day (bpd) and is interconnected to FPSO Cidade de São Paulo through the pioneering platform connecting system known as BSR (Buoyancy Supported Risers).

Chevron Acquires Shallow Water Acreage Offshore Myanmar

SOURCE: Chevron | 27 March 2014

Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) today announced its Myanmar subsidiary, Unocal Myanmar Offshore Co., Ltd., has been granted exploration rights in a block located offshore Myanmar, in the Rakhine basin.

Statoil Awarded Exploration Acreage Offshore Myanmar

SOURCE: Statoil | 26 March 2014

Together with partner ConocoPhillips, Statoil has been awarded a deep-water exploration block in the Myanmar waters of Bay of Bengal.

BG Group Enters New Exploration Basin, Offshore Myanmar

SOURCE: BG Group | 26 March 2014

BG Group today announced it has been awarded new exploration acreage offshore Myanmar. BG Group will operate two blocks, A4 and AD2 (45% and 55% equity respectively). The company also secured non-operated acreage in blocks A7 and AD5 (45% equity in each).

JSC Gazprom Neft To Start Fourth Shale Oil Exploration Project

SOURCE: Gazprom Neft | 24 March 2014

Gazpromneft-Khantos, a subsidiary of JSC Gazprom Neft, has been granted a licence to carry out geological exploration of the deep oil-saturated prospective horizons in the Achimovskaya and Bazhenovskaya formations of the southern Priobskoye field.

Repsol And IFPEN Will Develop Cutting-Edge Exploration And Production Technology

SOURCE: Repsol | 22 March 2014

Repsol and the French Institute of Petroleum, IFP Energies Nouvelles, have signed a framework collaboration agreement to develop cutting-edge exploration and production technology. These projects will help to make hydrocarbon discoveries, identify new reserves, as well as evaluating their potential and increasing production.

RWE Dea Continues Successful Development Of Gas Resources In Egypt.

SOURCE: RWE | 13 March 2014

The development of RWE Dea’s natural gas project Disouq in the Egyptian Nile Delta is progressing successfully. The company confirmed another positive appraisal of the North West Khilala (NWK) Gas Field with the development well NW Khilala-1- 4.

Statoil’s Zafarani Reservoir In Tanzania Block 2 Successfully Tested

SOURCE: Statoil | 03 March 2014

Statoil and co-venturer ExxonMobil today announce the results from their first drill stem test in the Tanzania Block 2 offshore discoveries.