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Global coverage of exploration and production, field development, shale, fracking and other upstream sector developments

16th May 2012

Ukraine will increase shale production by up to 25 per cent by 2015, helping the country break free of its energy dependence on Russia, prime minister Mykola Azarov announced.The country will partner with...
15th May 2012

Vast unconventional domestic gas reserves, including shale gas and coal-bed methane, could ease China’s energy shortfall, according to a new report by professional services company, PwC.The latest analysis...
14th May 2012

Oil giants Royal Dutch Shell plc and Chevron Corp have obtained the right to develop two Ukrainian shale gas fields, prime minister Mykola Azarov announced this weekend.The Yuzivske and Oleske fields...
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...

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