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AOG Daily: 2014 / November

Tuesday, 25 November 2014 18:30

Philippines grants extension for Hawkeye well

Otto Energy Ltd. announced that the Philippines Department of Energy (DOE) has granted an extension of Sub Phase 4 of Service Contract 55 (SC55) offshore…
Tuesday, 25 November 2014 16:13

Oil India to shoot onshore 3D in Mizoram

Oil India Ltd. (OIL) recently issued an 83-page tender for 3D seismic acquisition services for its "Seisloop survey" in the NEF project. OIL plans for 154sq km…
Monday, 24 November 2014 14:48

ONGC hires IntecSea to develop KG-D5 block

IntecSea Malaysia will help ONGC develop the KG-DWN-98/2 block in the Krishna Godavari (K-G) basin off the east coast of India. This comes after the announcement on…
China National Offshore Oil Co. (CNOOC) has begun production from the Huizhou 25-8 oilfield and Xijiang 24-3 oilfield in the South China Sea, known as…
Friday, 21 November 2014 17:19

CIMC delivers deepwater semisub

CIMC Raffles has delivered the COSLProspector, the fourth deep-water semisubmersible drilling rig built for China Oilfield Services Ltd. (COSL), at Yantai, Shandong Province. It represents another…
Thursday, 20 November 2014 09:31

Shell, Petronas developing off Malaysia

Shell and Petronas Carigali and moving forward in the E6 field development offshore Sarawak, Malaysia after making a final investment decision (FID). Malaysia activity. From…
Thursday, 20 November 2014 08:51

WDS gets Santos GLNG contract

The Santos Gladstone liquefied natural gas(GLNG) joint venture awarded WDS Ltd. a construction contract for the Roma West Phase 2 of the Santos GLNG project…
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 09:26

Caribbean FLNG undocks in China

The Caribbean floating liquefaction and storage (FLNG) facility undocked from the Wison Offshore & Marine dry dock in Nantong, China. Wison Offshore & Marine dry…
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 08:32

CNOOC hits more pay off China

CNOOC Ltd. encountered a new mid-sized discovery at the Lufeng14-4 structure in the eastern South China Sea. Pearl River Mouth basin activity. From CNOOC. Lufeng14-4…
Tuesday, 18 November 2014 17:56

NIRAS to manage Fuhai wind project off Taiwan

Fuhai Windfarm Corp. Ltd., a subsidiary of Taiwan Generations Corp. (TGC), is developing the first windfarm project in the Taiwan Strait. TGC has appointed NIRAS as owner's engineer…
Singapore-based Interra Resources Ltd. reported that its jointly controlled entity, Goldpetrol Joint Operating Co. Inc. (Goldpetrol), has significantly improved production at two wells in the Chauk…
Tuesday, 18 November 2014 12:34

Gazprom completes Pechora Sea well

Gazpromneft Sakhalin LLC (a subsidiary of Gazprom Neft) announced that it has completed testing the 3-SD well in the Dolginskoye field in the Pechora Sea, and has released the jack-up…
Monday, 17 November 2014 11:10

CalEnergy comes up dry at Pryderi-1

CalEnergy’s Pryderi-1 well off Australia has come up dry and will be plugged and abandoned, according to joint venture partner IPB Petroleum. The Stena Clyde.…
Friday, 14 November 2014 09:07

Altona signs new Arckaringa joint venture

Altona Energy, Sino-Aus Energy Group and Wintask Group entered into a new joint venture entity, Arckaringa Coal Chemical Joint Venture Co. Pty Ltd., for operations in South Australia. Image…
Thursday, 13 November 2014 12:42

Green Dragon to drill 150 CBM wells

Green Dragon Gas Ltd. has secured funding to launch an ambitious CBM drilling program.   Randeep S. Grewal, Green Dragon Gas Chairman The company plans…
Thursday, 13 November 2014 08:57

Production begins at Manora

Mubadala Petroleum began production from two wells at the Manora oil field in the northern Gulf of Thailand. The Manora field FSO. From Mubadala.   …
Wednesday, 12 November 2014 14:25

GE wins Petronas FLNG 2 contract

Malaysia’s national oil and gas company Petronas awarded GE Oil & Gas a contract to supply gas turbine-driven compressor train and mechanical drive technology for…
Wednesday, 12 November 2014 10:08

KPOC hits first gas at Kebabangan

Kebabangan Production Oil Co. (KPOC) began gas production from the Kebabangan (KBB) gas field, approximately 60 mi. offshore Sabah, Malaysia, according to ConocoPhillips Sabah Ltd.…
Baker Hughes Inc. issued the October 2014 international rotary drilling rig count on 7 November, showing a total of 1308 rigs operating internationally (outside the…
Friday, 07 November 2014 11:42

COSL completes DW well in South China Sea

China Oilfield Services Ltd. (COSL) has completed drilling operations at its second deepwater well offshore China. COSL used semisubmersible drilling rig NH9 to drill the…
Thursday, 06 November 2014 15:35

Raptor-1 flares gas and condensate on test

InterOil Corp. announced that gas and condensate have been recorded at surface and directed through the flare at the Raptor-1 exploration well site. The Raptor-1…
Thursday, 06 November 2014 11:39

Ichthys LNG project gets RSS tower

The Inpex-operated Ichthys LNG project is moving forward with the installation of a 6500-tonne riser support structure (RSS) tower at the Ichthys Field, marking the beginning…
Thursday, 06 November 2014 10:27

AWE completes sale of Bass basin permits

Australian energy firm AWE Ltd. has completed the sale of partial interests in the offshore Bass basin, Tasmania, to Prize Petroleum Co., a subsidiary of India-based…
Wednesday, 05 November 2014 12:05

Santos GLNG completes first gas processing hub

Santos Gladstone Liquefied Natural Gas (GLNG) completed the first of its three major gas processing hubs in its Queensland gas fields, in Australia. Image of Santos…
Tuesday, 04 November 2014 15:31

Brightoil going after upstream expansion

Brightoil Petroleum Ltd. is preparing to submit a formal bid to acquire all the issued shares of Newfield Global Inc., which holds 12% interest in…
Tuesday, 04 November 2014 14:57

Mubadala begins two more at Manora

Mubadala Petroleum completed drilling at the MNA-05 development well and began drilling at the MNA-07 and MNA-08 wells on the Manora Field, offshore Thailand. The…
BOT Lease Co. Ltd. (BOTL) awarded Sembcorp Marine’s subsidiary PPL Shipyard a US$240 million contract to build a new jackup drilling rig. The Hakuryu 12.…
Monday, 03 November 2014 13:55

Raptor pay for InterOil in PNG

InterOil Corp. briefed investors in Singapore, on 27 October, about its operations in Papua New Guinea. After selling downstream assets to Puma Energy for US$525.6…
Monday, 03 November 2014 09:51

DSME names four semisubs

The naming ceremony for four DSME semisubmersibles was held in H quay on 24 October. The rigs, hull numbers 3031, 3032, 3034, and 3035, were…