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AOG Daily 2015 / May

Friday, 29 May 2015 11:19

AWE hits Waitsia-1 secondary target

Australia-based AWE Ltd. hit gas shows at its Waitsia-1 appraisal well in the Perth basin, onshore Western Australia. Waitsia, Senecio map. From AWE. Waitsia-1 is…
Wednesday, 27 May 2015 22:01

Gas flows at CITIC’s Lofin-2 well

Indonesian CITIC Seram Energy made a discovery at the Lofin-2 well with a potential gas column of 1106m. Loftin-2 is situated in the Seram Non-Bula…
Wednesday, 27 May 2015 10:09

CNOOC makes Liuhua discovery

China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC) encountered a mid-sized oil find at the Liuhua 20-2 structure in the eastern South China Sea. The Liuhua field.…
Wednesday, 27 May 2015 03:31

HHI marks 2000th ship, Indian PM visit

South Korea's Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) delivered its 2000th ship, plus welcomed the Indian prime minister this May.  Ocean BlackLion, a drillship ordered from Diamond…
Sunday, 24 May 2015 21:49

Santos, Cooper begin Sole FEED

The front-end engineering and design (FEED) stage of the Sole gas field and Orbost gas plant development is underway following Cooper Energy’s 50% acquisition in…
Friday, 22 May 2015 11:25

PetroNeft hits Russian pay

PetroNeft Resources discovered oil at the Sibkrayevskoye appraisal well and spudded wells in its oil and gas license, Tungolsky License 61 in the Tomsk Oblast,…
Friday, 22 May 2015 10:36

Buru spuds Canning well

Buru Energy’s Canning basin exploration program has begun with the spudding of its second well in Western Australia, the Olympic 1. Image from DDH1 Drilling.…
Friday, 22 May 2015 09:27

OMV online with Maari

Production has begun from OMV’s Maari MR7A development well offshore New Zealand, according to partner Cue Energy. PMP 38160 map. From Cue Energy. Maari MR7A…
Friday, 22 May 2015 04:53

PETRONAS hits first oil at Bukit Tua

PETRONAS welcomed its first oil from the Bukit Tua field, located in the Ketapang block off East Java, Indonesia. The field is expected to produce…
Friday, 22 May 2015 02:03

KS Energy nets Pakistani drilling

Onshore land rig, KS Discoverer 3, owned by KS Energy, has been contracted for drilling work with Ocean Pakistan. Scheduled to begin operation in 2Q…
Thursday, 21 May 2015 20:56

TEPCO, Thailand's EGAT sign LNG MOU

Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) on 21 May to create an…
Thursday, 21 May 2015 10:08

BG takes reigns of QCLNG

BG Group began commercial operations at the Queensland Curtis LNG plant (QCLNG) in east Australia after its subsidiary QGC assumed operational control of Train 1…
Thursday, 21 May 2015 06:19

Roxi to conclude Galaz sale

The sale of Roxi Petroleum’s equity and debt interests in the Galaz area located in central Kazakhstan to Xinjiang Zhundong Petroleum Technology Co. will be…
Thursday, 21 May 2015 05:11

MEO, Rex Beehive partnership

MEO Australia farmed out 30% stake in the WA-488-P exploration permit offshore Australia to Rex International Holding. This will provide Rex with an immediate 30%…
Wednesday, 20 May 2015 10:45

Termokarstovoye begins production

Production has begun at the onshore Russian Termokarstovoye field, joint venture partner Total announced on 20 May. The field, which is producing gas and condensate,…
Tuesday, 19 May 2015 05:08

29 Australian offshore blocks for bid

The Australian government is offering 29 offshore blocks across eight basins for investors to bid in its annual Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release. Twenty three…
The Indonesian Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources approved a 19-month exploration extension for the South Block A production sharing contract (PSC) in north Sumatra,…
Indonesian regulator approved phase 3 of the Oseil field development, comprising of six development wells to be drilled in the Seram (Non-Bula) block PSC. Located…
Located in eastern Indonesia, Lofin-2 has reached a total depth of 5861m with encouraging gas and oil shows continuing to be encountered. Pressure testing indicates…
Friday, 15 May 2015 03:41

AWE spuds Waitsia-1

AWE Ltd., operator of permits L1 and L2 in the Perth basin in Western Australia has commmenced drilling Waitsia-1 appraisal well. The well was at…
Friday, 15 May 2015 02:40

KrisEnergy revenue down 46.2%

Revenues fell 46.2% in the first quarter of 2015 to US$11.4 million, reported KrisEnergy Ltd., an upstream company focused in Southeast Asian oil and gas…
Thursday, 14 May 2015 03:19

Layang FPSO turret awarded to Drydocks

Drydocks World is to build an external turret mooring systems for JX Nippon’s Layang field floating production vessel offshore Malaysia.  Under a contract with UK-based…
Thursday, 14 May 2015 00:00

Woodside, Cheniere firm up LNG agreement

Australia’s Woodside Petroleum Ltd., confirms that it will buy liquefied natural gas (LNG) from US LNG exporter, Cheniere Energy Inc., under a 20 year agreement.…
Thursday, 14 May 2015 00:00

Queensland gas industry seeks investors

Queensland government’s Department of Natural Resources and Mines is seeking interest from investors in Europe, North America and Asia to explore petroleum and gas resources…
Wednesday, 13 May 2015 01:30

Beach updates Callawonga-11 drilling

The Callawonga-11 oil appraisal well in PPL 220 will be cased and suspended after reaching a total depth of 1733m in the Hutton Sandstone. Situated…
Wednesday, 13 May 2015 00:07

MEO NT/P68 extension approved

The National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator (NOPTA) has approved a six-month extension to the permit year 5 of NT/P68, said MEO Australia Ltd. Permit year…
Tuesday, 12 May 2015 16:29

Mooring campaign begins at Ichthys

The first of 49 foundation piles were deployed and driven into the seabed at Inpex’s Ichthys field, offshore Western Australia, as part of an ongoing…
Oil production has begun at the Apache-Inpex joint venture Coniston field, offshore Western Australia. The average production rate during the first year is expected to…
Monday, 11 May 2015 11:47

AziPac in Java Sea acquisition

AziPac’s stake in the Java Sea increased after the company acquired a total of 50% interest in the North Madura production sharing contract (PSC) located offshore…
Monday, 11 May 2015 03:34

Yolla-6 well reaches total depth

The Yolla-6 development well has reached a total depth of 3,653m measured depth below rotary table (MDRT), confirmed Origin Energy, operator of the BassGas project.  AWE…