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10th May 2012

Mozambique is in talks with Shell about developing its natural-gas resources, including a possible liquefied-natural-gas project, President Emilio Guebuza said Wednesday.Shell, which last month had a USD 1....
10th May 2012

A deepwater drillship has arrived in the Gulf of Mexico to work for Chevron under a five-year contract with a subsidiary of Pacific Drilling S.A., the corporation announced this week.The Pacific Santa Ana...
10th May 2012

Deepwater drillship has arrived in the Gulf of Mexico to work for Chevron under a five-year contract with a subsidiary of Pacific Drilling S.A., the corporation announced this week. The Pacific Santa Ana...
9th May 2012

Sudan is working to increase its oil production from Heglig fields to 80,000 barrels per day, according to its oil minister."The ministry is seeking to increase the oil production at Heglig oil fields from...
9th May 2012

The Indonesian government is pushing oil and gas companies to carry out exploration toward deep-sea where the potential to find large reserves of hydrocarbon is big, a senior government researcher said on...
8th May 2012

Rosneft and Statoil have agreed to jointly explore Russian and Norwegian sections of Barents Sea and Sea of OkhotskThe pact follows deals to explore the region already made this year between the...
8th May 2012

Tullow Oil Plc has found more oil in a well it is drilling in Kenya after striking the country's first-ever oil discovery in March.A total net oil pay in excess of 100 metres had been found across multiple...
8th May 2012

The Czech environment ministry is planning to put up to a two-year moratorium on granting licenses for shale gas exploration until new legislation is put in place, the ministry said.During the moratorium,...
3rd May 2012

Nigeria is looking to expand its Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) capacity from the current 26 million tonnes per annum, (MTPA), with additional 20 MTPA through the planned Brass LNG.Minister of Petroleum...
3rd May 2012

A deep-sea semi-submersible drilling platform will be employed in the South China Sea next week, marking the start of the country’s first foray into deepwater oil exploration.An eastern part of the much...

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