Rosneft And Statoil Start Exploration Operations On The Norwegian Continental Shelf In The Barents Sea.
Rosneft together with Norwegian company Statoil Petroleum AS started exploration operations at the Pingvin License PL713prospect in the Norwegian section of the Barents Sea.
Petrobras has confirmed the extension of the Jupiter discovery in the Santos Basin pre-salt block BM-S-24 following drilling operations at well 3-BRSA-1246-RJS (3-RJS-732), informally known as Apollonia.
Woodside advises that it has acquired a 40% participating interest in an exploration, exploitation and production sharing contract (EEPSC) for Block F15 in the Gabon Coastal Basin.
Operator Statoil has together with its partner Idemitsu Petroleum Norge made a small gas discovery in the Mercury prospect in PL614 in the Barents Sea. This completes Statoil’s 2014 exploration programme in the Hoop area.
Eni has made an important gas and condensates discovery in the Nyonie Deep exploration prospect located in block D4, approximately 13 kilometers from the coast of Gabon and 50 kilometers from the capital city Libreville.
Statoil has been awarded interest in the COL4 licence offshore Colombia in the Caribbean Sea in the 2014 Colombia Licensing Round.
AWE Limited (ASX: AWE), as Operator of Exploration Permit 455 in the Perth Basin, Western Australia, reports that as at 06:00 hours (6:00am) AWST today the Drover-1 exploration well had reached its planned total measured depth of 2,356 metres and 5 ½ inch production casing is currently being run in the well.
Shell today announces its third major discovery in the Norphlet play in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico with the successful Rydberg exploration well. After more than 10 years of exploration activities in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico, Shell continues to lead industry in exploring this Jurassic play.
Rosneft Brasil (Rosneft subsidiary) and HRT O&G (HRT subsidiary) received approval by the Brazilian National Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels Agency (ANP) for the Rosneft Brasil transaction to acquire additional 6% in the Solimoes project. Under the agreement the completion of the purchase and transaction between HRTO&G and Rosneft Brasil shall occur up to 30 days after the regulatory approval.
Rosneft President Igor Sechin and Vice President of Weatherford International plc. for Russia Lance Marklinger signed an agreement for the acquisition of Rosneft land drilling and workover assets of Weatherford in Russia and Venezuela.