Statoil and Shell were today awarded the Timissit Permit Licence in the Illizi-Ghadames Basin onshore Algeria.
Roc Oil (China) Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Roc Oil Company Limited (ASX: ROC), advised drilling was completed on the first of two exploration wells in the Beibu Gulf Block 22/12. The WZ12-10-1 well has discovered oil pay in the Jiaowei (T42) formation, while no oil pay was interpreted in the Weizhou formation.
Operator Statoil has together with PL713 partners made a gas discovery in the Pingvin prospect in the Barents Sea. The discovery is a play opener in a frontier unexplored area of the Barents Sea northwest of Johan Castberg.
While drilling extension well 3-BRSA-1022-SES (3-SES-181), Petrobras found gas. The well is located in the Poço Verde Discovery Evaluation Plan area (concession BM-SEAL-4) in the ultra-deep waters of Sergipe-Alagoas Basin.
Eni has made a significant oil discovery in Ecuador at the Oglan-2 exploration well located in Block 10, approximately 260 kilometers southeast of Quito.
Eni made a new oil discovery in Block 15/06, in the Ochigufu exploration prospect, in deep water offshore Angola. Oghigufu is the 10th commercial oil discovery made in Block 15/06. The new discovery is estimated to contain 300 million barrels of oil in place.
Statoil has signed farm-in agreements with Repsol acquiring a 10% equity share in the Tayrona licence and a 20% equity share in the Guajira Offshore 1 licence.
Rosneft and ExxonMobil started 2D seismic exploration at the Anisinsko-Novosibirsky and Ust-Oleneksky license blocks in the Laptev Sea. 2D seismic exploration work plans to acquire up to 6 thousand linear km, and will last until the end of October.
Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NBL) today announced final well results at the Katmai exploration well and the Dantzler appraisal well in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. At Katmai, wireline logging data indicates a total of 154 net feet of crude oil pay was discovered in multiple reservoirs, including 117 net feet in Middle Miocene and 37 net feet in Lower Miocene reservoirs.
Tullow Oil plc (“Tullow”) announces the successful results from a series of exploration, appraisal and testing activities conducted in Blocks 10BB and 13T onshore Kenya.