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CNOOC Limited Announces New Discovery Jinzhou 23-2 In Bohai

SOURCE: CNOOC | 24 October 2014

CNOOC Limited (the "Company", NYSE: CEO, SEHK: 00883, TSX: CNU) announced that the Company made a mid-to-large new discovery Jinzhou 23-2 in Bohai. Jinzhou 23-2 structure is located in the north part of Liaodong Uplift of Bohai with an average water depth of about 10 meters.

Chevron Announces Oil Discovery In Deepwater U.S. Gulf Of Mexico.

SOURCE: Chevron | 23 October 2014

Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) today announced a new oil discovery at the Guadalupe prospect in the deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico. The Keathley Canyon Block 10 Well No. 1 encountered significant oil pay in the Lower Tertiary Wilcox Sands. The well is located approximately 180 miles off the Louisiana coast in 3,992 feet of water and was drilled to a depth of 30,173 feet.

Shell Announces Gabon Deep-Water Gas Discovery

SOURCE: Shell | 22 October 2014

Shell today announced a frontier exploration discovery offshore Gabon, West Africa. The well Leopard-1 encountered a substantial gas column with around 200 metres net gas pay in a pre-salt reservoir.

New Oil Resources Proved In The Grane Area

SOURCE: Statoil | 21 October 2014

Operator Statoil has together with PL169 partners proved new oil resources in the D-structure in the vicinity of the Grane field in the North Sea.

Oil And Gas Discovery In The Alta prospect, Barents Sea

SOURCE: RWE | 15 October 2014

Drilling of exploration well 7220/11-1 on the Alta prospect in production licence (PL) 609 in the Barents Sea is in the process of being successfully completed. The well is located 20 km northeast of the Gohta discovery and some 160 km from the Norwegian coastline.

Nizhnevartovsk Oil And Gas Producing Company Starts Industrial Exploration Of South-Uzunsky Licensed Site

SOURCE: Rosneft | 15 October 2014

Rosneft subsidiary Nizhnevartovsk oil and gas producing company starts commercial drilling on South-Uzunsky licensed site situated in the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous District-Yugra

Rospan Carried Out A Record Hydrofracturing At The Urengoiskoe Field

SOURCE: Rosneft | 14 October 2014

Rospan International (Rosneft subsidiary) carried out a record hydrofracturing at the Urengoiskoe field, which resulted in the 9 times increase of production rate.

Statoil Makes Seventh Discovery Offshore Tanzania

SOURCE: Statoil | 14 October 2014

Statoil and co-venturer Exxon Mobil today announced that the Giligiliani-1 exploration well has resulted in a new natural gas discovery offshore Tanzania.

Eni Signs Two New Production Sharing Contracts For Offshore Exploration In Vietnam

SOURCE: Eni | 13 October 2014

Eni's CEO, Claudio Descalzi, signed today with Petrovietnam's President and CEO, Do Van Hau, two Production Sharing Contracts (PSCs) for the exploration of blocks 116 and 124, located off the coast of Vietnam.

Ultra-Deep Water Discovery In Espírito Santo Basin

SOURCE: Petrobras News Agency | 07 October 2014

Petrobras has confirmed the extension an accumulation of hydrocarbons in the ultra-deep waters of the Espirito Santo Basin post-salt deposits. Extension well 3-BRSA-1253D-ESS (ANP nomenclature) / 3-ESS-219D (Petrobras nomenclature), known as Pudim was drilled at a water depth of 1,886 meters to confirm the discovery.