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Statoil Awards Mariner Drilling And Well Services Contract To Schlumberger Oilfield UK

SOURCE: Statoil | 19 December 2014

Statoil has on behalf of the Mariner co-venturers awarded the contract for integrated drilling and well services on the Mariner field on the UK continental shelf (UKCS) to Schlumberger Oilfield UK Plc.

Rosneft Acquired Commercial Inflows Of Hydrocarbons On The Licensed Blocks Of Irkutsk Region

SOURCE: Rosneft | 18 December 2014

Commercial inflows of oil, gas and condensate have been acquired in four exploration wells on Rosneft’s licensed blocks, which were handed over to Verkhnechonskneftegaz for operational activities on geologic survey, exploration and production of hydrocarbon crude. According to the results of drilling and probes, maximum rates totaled up to 60 cbm of oil per day and up to 150 cbm of gas per day.

Eni Successfully Completed The Production Test On Minsala Marine 1 Exploration Well Offshore Congo

SOURCE: Eni | 15 December 2014

Eni has successfully completed the production test on the Minsala Marine 1 NFW, located in the Marine XII Block offshore Congo, 35 kilometers from the shoreline and 12 kilometers from the recent Nené Marine discovery.

Statoil Adds Permits To New Zealand Portfolio

SOURCE: Statoil | 09 December 2014

Statoil has been awarded four new exploration permits offshore New Zealand, building on its existing position. This deepens and diversifies Statoil’s long-term portfolio.

FCX Announces Positive Drilling Results At The Holstein Deep And Dorado Development Projects In The Gulf Of Mexico

SOURCE: Freeport-McMoRan Inc | 04 December 2014

Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE: FCX) announced today positive drilling results from the Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas (FM O&G) 100-percent-owned Holstein Deep and Dorado development wells in the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico (GOM). Production from these projects is expected to total approximately 30,000 barrels of oil equivalents (BOE) per day in 2016.

Petrobras - First Discovery In Colombian Caribbean Deep Waters

SOURCE: Petrobras News Agency | 03 December 2014

The Petrobras Orca–1 exploratory well (Tayrona Block) has revealed a natural gas accumulation in Colombian Caribbean deep waters, 40 km off the coast of La Guajira. This is the first discovery in the history of the deep water exploration of this region of the Caribbean.

Total Announces The Jisik Discovery In The Kurdistan Region Of Iraq

SOURCE: Total | 01 December 2014

Located 60 kilometers from the city of Erbil, the Jisik-1 discovery well on the Harir Block was drilled to a depth of 4,511 meters and encountered light oil and gas with condensates intervals in Jurassic and Triassic carbonate reservoirs. Jisik is the second discovery in the Block, following on from the Mirawa-1 discovery, announced by Total on October 30, 2013.

Gazprom Neft Orenburg Acquires New Acreage

SOURCE: Gazprom Neft | 25 November 2014

Gazprom Neft Orenburg has been announced as the winner in a recent auction for geological prospecting and E&P rights to the Yagodny licence area in the Orenburg Oblast. Covering 500 square kilometres in total, the licence area includes the Zemlyanskoye field, originally discovered in 1978.

Petrobras Completes Drilling Of First Appraisal Well In The Libra Consortium Area

SOURCE: Petrobras News Agency | 24 November 2014

On November 6, Petrobras completed the drilling of the first appraisal well in the Libra Consortium area, the 3-BRSA-1255 (3-RJS-731), known as NW1. Located in the Northwest portion of the Libra block, in the pre-salt layer of the Santos Basin, the well is approximately 4 km southeast of the discovery well, the 2-ANP-2A-RJS.

CNOOC Limited - A Mid-Sized Discovery Lufeng14-4 Made In Eastern South China Sea

SOURCE: CNOOC | 19 November 2014

CNOOC Limited (the "Company", NYSE: CEO, SEHK: 00883, TSX: CNU) announced that the Company made a mid-sized new discovery Lufeng14-4 in the Eastern South China Sea.