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23 Nov 14 Angola: Statoil calls time-out in Kwanza exploration drilling program
Statoil has decided to cancel the Stena Carron rig contract after fulfilling the work commitments in the Statoil-operated Blocks 38 and 39 in the Kwanza basin offshore Angola, following disappointing first well results from the area.
23 Nov 14 US: J-W Operating Company announces the acquisition of oil and gas properties from BHP Billiton
J-W Operating Company has announced the acquisition of oil and gas properties in Northern Louisiana from BHP Billiton. The properties are located in the Elm Grove and Caspiana fields.
21 Nov 14 GoM: CGG confirms another client commitment to its StagSeis solution in the Gulf of Mexico
CGG has announced another significant commitment from an Exploration and Production company to its StagSeis multi-client solution in the Gulf of Mexico.
21 Nov 14 Tanzania: Ophir Energy announces Tanzania operational update
Ophir Energy has announced an operational update on recent drilling in Tanzania, where the Tende-1 well encountered a gas bearing sandstone in the secondary Tikiti objective.
21 Nov 14 Ophir Energy announces possible offer for Salamander Energy
The Boards of Salamander Energy and Ophir Energy have jointly announced today the proposed terms of a possible share exchange offer for the entire issued and to be issued share capital of Salamander.
21 Nov 14 Brazil: EMGS wins 3D EM data contract in Brazil
Electromagnetic Geoservices (EMGS) has received a contract worth USD 1.5 million for a research project in Brazil. The project will use 3D EM data to map shallow gas hydrates in the Pelotas Basin.
21 Nov 14 Australia: Apache spuds Commodore-1 farm-in well on Buru Energy's EP 390 permit
Buru Energy has advised that drilling operations on the Commodore 1 well commenced November 21 2014. Commodore 1 is the first well to be drilled as part of the Apache Corp farm out announced in November 2013.
21 Nov 14 UK: Harkand awarded multi-million pound Southern North Sea deal with Major Operator
Harkand has secured a multi-million pound contract with a leading independent oil and gas operator to commence work across their assets in the Southern North Sea region later this month.
21 Nov 14 Indonesia: Cue farms-in to highly prospective onshore acreage, Indonesia
Cue Energy Resources has announced the execution of a farm-in agreement with Bukit Energy Central Sumatra (Mahato) to acquire a 12.5% participating interest in the Mahato Production Sharing Contract (PSC) onshore Central Sumatra.
20 Nov 14 Germany to leave door ajar for fracking - draft law
Germany's government plans to stop short of an outright ban on the controversial technique of fracking for gas, bowing to pressure from industry, according to the latest draft of a law from the environment ministry seen by Reuters.
20 Nov 14 Azerbaijan: Total expects to start producing Azeri gas at Absheron in 2021
French oil firm Total expects to start production at Azerbaijan's Absheron gas field in the Caspian Sea in 2021, a senior company official said, boosting the ex-Soviet republic's potential as a major gas exporter.
20 Nov 14 Canada: Quebec to impose conditions on TransCanada's Energy East pipeline
TransCanada Corp's plans for a C$12 billion ($10.6 billion) pipeline to ship Alberta oil to Canada's East Coast face new obstacles with the province of Quebec imposing conditions before allowing the project to proceed through its territory, according to media reports on Thursday.
20 Nov 14 Israel: Tamar gas group plans upgrade - including pipeline to Egypt
Israel's offshore Tamar gas field may get a $1.5 - $2 billion upgrade, including the construction of an underwater pipeline to an export plant in Egypt run by Spain's Union Fenosa Gas (UFG).
20 Nov 14 Vietnam: Malaysia's SapuraKencana buys PETRONAS' blocks offshore Vietnam for $400 mln
SapuraKencana Petroleum, Malaysia's largest listed oil and gas services firm by market capitalisation, is buying state oil firm PETRONAS' entire interest in 3 blocks offshore southern Vietnam for $400 million.
20 Nov 14 Malaysia: PETRONAS awards Blocks SB331 and SB332 to SapuraKencana
PETRONAS has awarded two Production Sharing Contracts (PSC) for Blocks SB331 and SB332 onshore Sabah to SapuraKencana Energy Sabah, M3nergy and PETRONAS Carigali.
20 Nov 14 US: Apache Corp announces sale of non-core Southern Louisiana and certain Anadarko Basin oil and gas assets
Apache Corp has agreed to sell non-core southern Louisiana and certain Anadarko Basin oil and gas assets for approx. $1.4 billion in two separate transactions.
20 Nov 14 Nigeria: Shell completes sale of Nigeria oil field stake for $600 million
Royal Dutch Shell said on Thursday it had completed the sale of its 30 percent stake in Nigeria's onshore Oil Mining Lease (OML) 24 in the Eastern Niger Delta to Newcross Exploration and Production for $600 million.

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