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Old March 11th, 2016, 09:57 PM   #41
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Algeria's Sonatrach awards $880 mln drilling tubes deal -document

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ALGIERS, March 11 (Reuters) - Algeria's state energy firm Sonatrach has awarded an $880 million contract to supply oil and gas drilling tubes to four foreign firms, a document seen by Reuters on Friday showed.

The companies named in the Sonatrach document dated Feb. 21. are Germany's CCC Machinery, Dutch firm Van Leeuwen, Japan's Marubeni-Itochu, and Vallourec Tubes France.

A senior Sonatrach official also told Reuters that a list of approved foreign suppliers of oil and gas services, drilling equipment, and hydrocarbon transportation would be expanded.

OPEC member Algeria, which has been hurt by a 70-percent fall in oil prices since mid-2014, says it is determined to increase oil and gas production to sustain exports and meet growing local demand.

However, it has struggled to attract foreign oil companies in recent energy bidding rounds.

"We urge all the contractors to participate en masse in the next tenders," the source told Reuters, without saying when the next tender would be.................Read more
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Old March 12th, 2016, 09:47 PM   #42
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Technip Awarded A Three-Year Contract By Total E&P Angola For Engineering Services

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Technip Angola Engenharia Limitada, a joint venture between Technip and Sonangol, was awarded by Total E&P Angola a three-year engineering services contract. This contract covers services for the existing Girassol, Pazflor, Dalia and CLOV floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) units and associated subsea field development. These FPSOs are located in Block 17, offshore Angola.

The scope of work can comprise engineering, technical assistance, management, supervision and coordination, as well as procurement-related activities.

Technip Angola Engenharia Limitada will carry out the contract, which is scheduled for completion at the end of 2018.

Hallvard Hasselknippe, President Subsea of Technip, commented: “We have been entrusted by Total E&P Angola to deliver quality engineering services. It is the result of our sustainable presence in Angola with skilled engineering resources and comprehensive knowledge of our client’s technical referential and working methods. This contract reinforces our activity in Africa, an area with good dynamics..............Read more
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OneSubsea awarded contract for BP's West Nile Delta fields, offshore Egypt
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HOUSTON -- OneSubsea, a Cameron and Schlumberger company, has been awarded a contract from BP Exploration (Delta) Ltd., and partner DEA (Deutsche Erdoel AG), to supply subsea production systems for West Nile Delta Giza/Fayoum and Raven fields, situated offshore Egypt.

Giza/Fayoum will be tied-back to modified onshore Rosetta facilities and integrated with a new onshore plant for Raven. The scope of supply for the long-distance gas fields includes largebore subsea trees, manifold systems incorporating high-integrity pressure protection systems (HIPPS) for high-pressure Raven field, connection systems, and controls systems, along with project engineering, management and testing. The booking was recognized in fourth-quarter 2015.

“BP continues to be successful in driving its standardization philosophy, and this is the third award to OneSubsea that will utilize the jointly-developed large-bore tree already being deployed to other BP projects,” said Mike Garding, CEO of OneSubsea. “OneSubsea continues to support BP in its West Nile Delta development goals, and we are proud to be a part of its long and successful track record in Egypt.”...................Read more
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Tullow reports ‘strong oil shows’ in northern Kenya

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Tullow Oil PLC reported “strong oil shows” in cuttings and rotary sidewall cores across a 700-m interval in its Cheptuket-1 well drilled on Block 12A in the Kerio Valley basin in northern Kenya (OGJ Online, Dec. 15, 2015).

Tullow said the oil shows indicate the presence of an active petroleum system.

The well reached total depth of 3,083 m. The PR Marriott Rig-46 will be demobilized. Further exploration activities are being evaluated.

Tullow, the operator, has 40% in the block. Other parterns are Delonex Energy 40% and Africa Oil Corp. 20%.............Read more
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Kosmos well extends gas field offshore West Africa

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Kosmos Energy Ltd., Dallas, reported that its Ahmeyim-2 appraisal well offshore Mauritania encountered 78 m of net gas pay in two high-quality reservoirs, including 46 m in the Lower Cenomanian and 32 m in the underlying Albian.

Drilled to delineate the Ahmeyim and Guembeul gas discoveries offshore Mauritania and Senegal, Ahmeyim-2 reached a total depth of 5,200 m in 2,800 m of water. The well lies 5 km northwest and 200 m downdip of the basin-opening Tortue-1 discovery well (OGJ Online, Apr. 27, 2015).

The well penetrated the seismic-inferred gas-water contacts in the Lower Cenomanian and Albian, defining the field limit and extending the productive field area to 90 sq km from 50 sq km.

Ahmeyim-2 confirmed significant thickening of the gross reservoir sequences down-structure and, within the Lower Cenomanian, static fluid pressure communication between the Tortue-1, Guembeul-1, and Ahmeyim-2 wells, Kosmos said.

Kosmos says the results demonstrate field-wide reservoir continuity and indicate Tortue West is a large, simple gas field.

“With this well, we believe we have proven sufficient gas resource to underpin a world-scale LNG project in the Tortue West structure alone,” said Andrew G. Inglis, chairman and chief executive officer. “The combination of the resource size and quality continue to support our view that Tortue is a competitive source of LNG and we are working towards commercialization."

Kosmos now plans to drill the first of three independent oil tests on its blocks offshore Mauritania and Senegal, starting with the Teranga-1 well on the Cayar Offshore Profond block offshore Senegal.

Since 2012, Kosmos has held rights to conduct exploration in the C-8, C-12, and C-13 contract areas under production sharing contracts with the Government of Mauritania’s Societe Mauritanienne Des Hydrocarbures et de Patrimoine Minier (SMHPM).....................Read more
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Old March 24th, 2016, 08:21 PM   #46
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Kosmos Energy discovers LNG potential offshore West Africa
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Kosmos Energy has announced that its successful appraisal of Ahmeyim and Guembeul gas offshore Mauritania and Senegal
offshore rig sculpies Situated offshore Mauritania, around five kilometres northwest and 200 metres downdip of the basin-opening Tortue-1 discovery well in around 2,800 metres of water, Ahmeyim-2 was drilled to a total depth of 5,200 meters, according to Kosmos Energy.
"Ahmeyim-2 is our fourth successful exploration and appraisal well and continues our 100 percent success rate in the outboard Cretaceous petroleum system offshore Mauritania and Senegal, further demonstrating that Kosmos has opened a world-class hydrocarbon province,” said Andrew G. Inglis, chairman and chief executive officer.
“With this well, we believe we have proven sufficient gas resource to underpin a world-scale LNG project in the Tortue West structure alone. The combination of the resource size and quality continue to support our view that Tortue is a competitive source of LNG and we are working towards commercialization.”.................See more
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Old March 30th, 2016, 10:30 AM   #47
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Eni awarded block near OCTP project offshore Ghana

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Eni SPA has been awarded an exploration license for the Cape Three Points Block 4 in the Tano basin offshore Ghana.
The Italian firm will serve as operator and hold 42.4691% interest in a joint venture also comprising Vitol Upstream Tano 33.9753%, Ghana National Petroleum Corp. 10%, Woodfields Upstream Ghana 9.5556%, and GNPC Exploration & Production Co. 4%.
The block covers 1,127 sq km in 100-1,200 m of water, partially surrounding the Offshore Cape Three Points (OCTP) block also operated by Eni (OGJ Online, Oct. 6, 2009). The firm notes that if exploration is successful, the block will benefit from OCTP project infrastructure currently under development.
The OCTP project involves the integration and synergic development of various oil and gas discoveries, namely Sankofa Main, Sankofa East, and Gye-Nyame. It envisages the development of subsea wells tied back to a floating production, storage, and offloading vessel that will be connected to shore via a gas transport line (OGJ Online, Jan. 28, 2015).
Oil production from OCTP is expected to start up in 2017 while the startup of gas production, which will supply the domestic market for electric power generation, is expected in 2018.
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Eni takes over Morocco license

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Italian major Eni has agreed a farm-in deal with Chariot Oil & Gas on the Rabat Deep Offshore permit, off Morocco.
Eni will take a 40% stake and take over operatorship in the Rabat Deep Offshore license area, about 30km offshore Morocco in 150-3500m water depth, in return for a capped carry on drilling the JP-1 prospect, scheduled for 2017.
The JP-1 prospect has been described as a large, four-way dip closed structure covering about 200sq km, with Jurassic carbonate primary reservoir objectives. Netherland Sewell and Associates have estimated gross mean prospective resources at 768 MMbbl.
Chariot says sucess on JP-1 would materially de-risk other prospects in the area, increasing follow-on exploration potential in both Rabat Deep and the neighbouring Mohammedia permit (operated by Chariot, with 75% equity interest).
Under its deal with Chariot, Eni will also carry Chariot's costs for geological and administrative costs relating to work commitments in the next license period of Rabat Deep. It will also cover Chariot's investment to date.
Following completion of the deal, which is subject to regulatory approval, the license ownership will be: Eni (operator, 40% equity interest), Woodside (25% equity interest), Chariot (10% equity interest) and Office National des Hydrocarbures et des Mines (ONHYM) (25% carried interest).................See more
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LWI vessel en route to Oyo field offshore Nigeria
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The Island Constructor light well intervention (LWI) vessel is en route to Oyo field offshore Nigeria for service on the Oyo-8 well’s subsurface controlled subsurface safety valve (SCSSV), Erin Energy Corp. reported.

The SCSSV—a safety device installed in the upper wellbore to shut producing conduits in the event of an emergency—failed to open after a planned production curtailment. Several unsuccessful attempts were made to open the valve by normal methods prior to enlisting light well intervention services.

The vessel departed Skalevic, Norway, on Mar. 28 and is expected to arrive in mid-April at Oyo field, where it will immediately commence work on Oyo-8.

The company expects the intervention to take a few days to complete and to subsequently reestablish production from the well. Intervention and reopening of the SCSSV is anticipated in April.

Erin Energy started oil production from the Oyo-8 and Oyo-7 wells in May and June 2015, respectively (OGJ Online, June 18, 2015). Total output from the two wells in 2015 was 1.6 million bbl of oil....................See more
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Chariot Oil & Gas farms out offshore Moroccan acreage to Eni

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Italy’s Eni SPA will enter an agreement to operate a 10,780-sq km area in Morocco’s Rabat Deep Offshore exploration permits I-VI. The company seeks to expand its Atlantic Margin presence in North Africa.

The agreement was signed with Chariot Oil & Gas Ltd., which completed a 3D seismic acquisition on its Rabat Deep license in March 2014 (OGJ Online, May 4, 2015). At the completion of the agreement the license will include Eni as operator with 40% working interest, Woodside Petroleum Ltd. 25%, Chariot 10%, and Morocco’s state-owned Office National des Hydrocarbures et des Mines 25%....................See more
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Algeria's energy outlook for 2016: Do security risks trump investment opportunities?

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Algeria's state-owned hydrocarbon firm has endured recent policy adjustments that now provide foreign investors with new opportunities. But increasing energy insecurity threatens to nullify the potential for gain.

In the past month alone, two major events unfolded in the Algerian oil and gas sector that will in many ways shape the industry risk outlook for 2016.

First, a source at Algeria's state-owned hydrocarbon behemoth — Sonatrach — announced that it would begin accepting direct negotiations with foreign firms interested in purchasing stakes in 20 Algerian oil and gas fields. Emerging from the aftermath of continuously depressed oil prices, the shift represents an effort to increase revenues by way of new investors in a country where regulations have often stifled prospects.

Second, on March 18th, Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) launched a series of homemade mortars at Algeria's Krechba gas plant. Though the attacks did not leave any casualties or damage, they underscore the long-standing vulnerability of the industry to Islamist terrorism.

At their core, these two events embody what can be expected from the Algerian energy industry in 2016: a vacillation between newfound investment opportunity and heightened insecurity.

Understanding each development and their impact on Algeria's energy industry is crucial to investors and hydrocarbon executives navigating the sector in 2016.

Gradually improving regulatory conditions

As a country in which oil and gas accounts for roughly 35% of GDP and over 60% of total exports, and with natural gas reserves among the largest in the world, the potential of Algerian energy for investors is clear and substantial. These prospects have traditionally been hindered by a variety of conditions inherent to Algeria — the foremost of these being unfavorable regulatory conditions.However, Sonatrach's recent announcement is an attempt to remedy these shortcomings. Prior to the announcement, all foreign stakes in Algerian oil and gas fields were to first be negotiated through the country's state oil licensing body, ALNAFT, which was then required to partner with Sonatrach to secure the outsider involvement. Instead of continuing this burdensome contractual regime, foreign firms are now able to negotiate directly with Sonatrach to purchase stakes in 20 oil and gas fields.

The shift in strategy is a welcome sign for hydrocarbon investors. Oil executives have long criticized the heavy bureaucracy that surrounds Algeria's massive energy industry, and two recent energy bidding tenders failed to attract interest due to the slow decision-making at ALNAFT. With direct bilateral negotiations between foreign investors and Sonatrach now in place, buying stakes in Algerian oil and gas will now be cheaper and more efficient.

While these streamlining procedures open up new investment opportunities and increase the attractiveness of Algeria's oil and gas prospects on the whole, notable barriers still remain within national hydrocarbon laws. Sonatrach is legally required to possess a 51% majority stake in any hydrocarbon project in the country — a discouraging policy that removes influence from foreign shareholders by placing the management of their capital in the hands of its Algerian partner.

Nonetheless, it is important to recognize that these regulations are more malleable than in previous years. With oil and gas prices projected to remain low for at least the short-term, there is reason to believe that further investment-encouraging reform is on the horizon.

Steadily declining national security in Algeria......................................Read more
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Total Chooses Tanzania over Kenya for Pipeline
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Uganda, or more specifically, Total Uganda, has chosen to go the southern route through Tanzania to export its planned crude production via pipeline as opposed to the Kenyan route.

“As a company, our position remains that we are going through Tanga. I understand there are issues being discussed but our position remains the same,” The East African reported Total E&P Uganda General Manager Adewale Fayemi as saying while attending an industry event in Tanzania.

Tullow Oil is one of Total’s partners in Uganda and has discovered commercial reserves in Kenya and for that company, the northern route to the Kenya coast would be ideal to takes its crude to market. The northern route would also benefit the planned Lamu Port-South Sudan-Ethiopia Transport corridor.

“In the construction of the pipeline, Kenya favored the ‘northern route’, through Lokichar, because, as part of the Lamu Port-South Sudan-Ethiopia Transport project, it would transform infrastructure and the way of life of the people in the towns and counties across its path,” Kenyan State House spokesperson Manoah Esipisu said................See more
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Petroceltic issues update on Algeria development well
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Exploration firm Petroceltic has issued an update on its drilling in Algeria, with a development well on the Ain Tsila gas and condensate field confirming pre-drill prognosis.

The company said the AT-10 development well indicated an expected initial off-take rate comparable to AT-1 and AT-8 wells, which delivered flow rates in excess of 30 MMscfpd on test.

“We are delighted that AT-10 result confirms the success of earlier wells in the highly productive northern part of the field,” said chief executive Brian O’Cathain. “The Sinopec Rig performed above expectations on its first well and we have a number of improvement initiatives planned to reduce future well costs, mitigate development risks on Ain Tsila and maintain momentum towards first gas.”

Petroceltic has a 38.25 per cent interest, with Sonatrach holding 43.375 per cent and Enel an 18.375 per cent.

An interim examiner was appointed to Petroceltic in March after shareholder Worldview brought a petition for court protection and examinership. The matter was before the High Court again on Monday, but was adjourned until Friday to allow the sides address matters in sworn documents.............See more
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Statoil employees leave Algeria gas facility after Al Qaeda attack
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Statoil employees have left an Algerian gas facility that was attacked by an Al Qaeda affiliate earlier this month.

According to Energy Voice, Statoil employees working at the In Salah Gas joint venture have left Algeria.

Statoil has not commented on the matter.

The move follows a rocket attack that was launched by Al Qaeda’s North Africa branch on the morning of March 18.

Norway’s Statoil said preliminary information indicated that three strikes were carried out using a vehicle and a “mobile weapon firing explosives.”

There were about 600 employees at the plant at the time of the attack, with three of those workers being employed by Statoil.

No one was injured during the attack.

The perpetrators left the area before they could be apprehended.

BP, a stake holder in the joint ventures, told Reuters after the attack that it will undertake a “phased temporary relocation” of all its staff from the In Salah Gas and In Amenas joint venture sites.

Statoil told Reuters that it would withdraw its staff from the Hassi Messaoud operations center “over the next few weeks.”

The In Amenas gas facility was the site of a deadly four day long siege launched by an Al Qaeda affiliate group in January 2013 that killed 40 people.

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Aminex achieves first gas from Tanzanian Kiliwani North field
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Aminex PLC subsidiary Ndovu Resources Ltd. has started gas production from its Kiliwani North field on Songo Songo Island, 15 km off mainland Tanzania (OGJ Online, Apr. 15, 2011; June 7, 2008).

Initial production from the Kiliwani North-1 (KN-1) well on Apr. 4, with output to rise to an anticipated rate of 25-30 MMcfd during the next 90-100 days, Aminex said.

Tied into the regional pipeline system, KN-1 will deliver gas to Tanzania Petroleum Development Corp.’s (TPDC) newly expanded Songo Songo gas processing plant for distribution under a take-or-pay agreement to supply the local power market, according to the company.

With certified reserves of 45 bcf of gas (OGJ Online, Aug. 19, 2015), KN-1 lies just 2 km from the Songo Songo field gas plant that in turn is connected to the mainland and the key Ubungo power plant that generates about 50% of Tanzania’s electricity capacity.

TPDC completed expansion and upgrading projects costing $151.7 million for the 140-MMcfd Songo Songo gas processing plant and $197.9 million for the 210-MMcfd Mnazi Bay gas plant by late 2015, according to a release from Tanzania’s Ministry of Energy and Minerals.

The plant expansions were designed to accommodate increased demand for gas-fired electrical power in the country.

Alongside operator Ndovu Resources (Aminex) 51.75%, partners in the Kiliwani North development license include RAK Gas LLC 23.75%, Bounty Oil & Gas NL 9.5%, Solo Oil PLC 10%, and TPDC 5% following Aminex’s disposal of 3.825% on Apr. 4 of its previous working interest in license.................See more
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Turret bearing damaged on FPSO for Jubilee field off Ghana

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Tullow Oil PLC said oil production from the floating production, storage, and offloading vessel in Jubilee field offshore Ghana will restart in about 2 weeks.

Oil production and gas export from the field can continue but under revised operating and offtake procedures, including use of a dynamically positioned shuttle tanker with a capacity of 250,000 bbl and a storage tanker with a capacity of 1 million bbl. Tullow said the two tankers are in place, but that additional time is required to implement new procedures and receive required approvals.

Earlier this year Tullow said it had notified the government of Ghana and partners that it was reducing the degree of rotation of the Kwame Nkrumah FPSO following an inspection of the turret area, but that oil production and gas export were continuing as normal (OGJ Online, Feb. 18, 2016).

A subsequent technical investigation confirmed the turret bearing on the FPSO has been damaged and is no longer able to rotate as originally designed. A project team is working on a permanent solution.

Tullow’s production guidance will be reissued once the new operating arrangements have stabilized. The company did not provide a current field production number. Its full-year results for 2015 indicated gross production from Jubilee in 2015 averaged 102,600 b/d, with 36,400 b/d net to Tullow. Its forecast for 2016 was 101,000 b/d.

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BEL-1 well off Senegal confirms northern extension of SNE field
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The Cairn Energy PLC BEL-1 well offshore Senegal confirmed the extension of reservoirs in the northern area of SNE field.

The well encountered good quality reservoir sands within the upper reservoirs, and showed good correlation and presence of the principal reservoir units between SNE-1, SNE-2, SNE-3, and BEL-1 over a distance of more than 9 km, the firm says.

Gas-oil and oil-water depths indicate an oil column of 100 m gross at BEL-1 similar to SNE-1; SNE-2 (OGJ Online, Dec. 10, 2015); and SNE-3 (OGJ Online, Mar. 9, 2016). About 144 m of continuous core was taken across the entire oil reservoir interval with 100% recovery.

Multiple samples of gas, oil, and water were recovered to the surface. Initial measurements show similar oil quality as seen in SNE-1, SNE-2, and SNE-3, with higher oil density towards the base of the column.

SNE field was discovered in 2014 (OGJ Online, Nov. 10, 2014).

BEL-1 was drilled in 1,032 m of water, 90 km offshore in the Sangomar Deep offshore block. It reached the planned TD of 2,742 m below sea level.

Bellatrix prospect

In addition to appraising the northern extent of SNE, the BEL-1 well targeted the Bellatrix exploration prospect. The main exploration objective zones are tight gas-bearing sandstones that are not of productive reservoir quality.

Cairn says two good quality gas-bearing sand reservoirs with combined net thickness of 8 m were encountered between the Bellatrix main objective and deeper SNE appraisal objective.

The well targeted a shallower “buried hill” exploration play that is one of multiple exploration play types that have been identified across the block. The well exploration results confirm the presence of shallower regionally extensive reservoirs also encountered in the SNE-3 well more than 9 km away.

The results, along with the latest 3D seismic acquired in fourth-quarter 2015, will be incorporated into block-wide remapping to look at possible new plays and down-dip oil potentially associated with the shallower reservoirs, Cairn says.

SNE-4 to be drilled

Due to the recent results, the joint venture has agreed that the Ocean Rig Athena will now drill SNE-4, 5 km southeast of the SNE-1 discovery well, to appraise the eastern extent of the field and aiming to confirm the nature of the upper reservoirs in the oil zone (OGJ Online, Oct. 14, 2015).

“The drilling program in Senegal continues to provide positive evidence of the scale and extent of the SNE field,” commented Simon Thomson, Cairn chief executive officer. “The BEL-1 appraisal results have provided definitive information confirming the northern extent of the high quality reservoirs seen in the other wells and demonstrated an increased oil column in this area of the field.”

Cairn as operator has 40% working interest in the Sangomar Deep, Sangomar Offshore, and Rufisque blocks offshore Senegal. Partners are ConocoPhillips with 35%; FAR Ltd. 15%; and Petrosen, the national oil company of Senegal, 10%.........See more
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Egypt's Zohr gas field to produce 1 bln cubic feet per day by end of 2017

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Egypt has agreed with Italy's Eni to begin production of one billion cubic feet per day of gas at the Zohr gas field, the biggest in the Mediterranean, by the end of 2017, oil minister Tarek El Molla said on Tuesday.Zohr, discovered by Eni last year, has an estimated 30 trillion cubic feet of gas. It is expected to plug Egypt's acute energy shortages and save it billions of dollars in precious hard currency that would otherwise be spent on imports.The company has so far completed…

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Egypt to launch new oil exploration round next week
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(Ecofin Agency) - Egyptian Petroleum Minister, Tarek El-Molla (photo) on Tuesday revealed that the country will launch a new oil exploration round in the coming week, to offer 11 blocks in the Western desert and the Gulf of Suez.

According to him, Egypt also plans to launch two gas exploration rounds this year.

Egypt used to be a net energy exporter, but increased consumption and declining output has made the country become a net importer in recent years.

The Federal Government has been struggling to attract foreign investors back to the energy sector in order to look into the squeeze on public finances.

As a matter of fact, Egypt currently owes nearly $3 billion to foreign oil companies for oil and gas deliveries.

Efforts to lure exploration investment in the country has become difficult as the oil prices in the international market has been on a downward trend over the past two years, although the Zohr significant gas discovery by Eni off the Mediterranean coast in August 2015, has bolstered interest offshore Egypt, Reuters reports.

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UPDATE 1-Algeria's Sonatrach awards well contracts to Schlumberger and NOV

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Algerian state energy company Sonatrach has awarded U.S. oil service firms Schlumberger and National Oilwell Varco contracts for managing well operations, a Sonatrach document seen by Reuters showed.

Schlumberger was awarded a $25 million contract for technical assistance and NOV won a $45 million contract after being pre-selected in 2015 by Sonatrach's drilling division, the document said.

U.S. service companies Halliburton and Baker Hughes did not get any agreements in this selection, according to the document.

OPEC member Algeria is trying to draw more foreign investors to help bolster oil and gas production. This has stagnated for years because of reliance on mature fields and a lack of investment in new production.

American companies are competing in the estimated $2 billion Algerian energy service market with Chinese companies Sinopec and CNPC whose service affiliates have become more active in the North African country in recent years.

With oil prices down, Algeria's government has suspended some infrastructure projects and cut budget spending, but Sonatrach says it will continue with its ambitious investment plan to increase oil and gas production......................See more
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