Drilling Production

Small field in the Philippines starts flow

Production has begun from the first oil discovery to be declared commercial in the Philippines since offshore Galoc field, which came on stream in 2008. Onshore Algeria oil field started up at a combined rate…

Kosmos to respud well offshore Suriname

Kosmos Energy Ltd. will respud its first well offshore Suriname after the Anapai-1 encountered shallow-borehole stability issues. The well is testing an Early Cretaceous structural-stratigraphic concept on 5,126-sq-km Block 45. 

Neptune lets contract for Gjoa-Nova work

Neptune Energy let a contract to Rosenberg WorleyParsons for work on the Gjoa platform in the Norwegian North Sea to accommodate oil and gas production from Nova field operated by Wintershall Nova AS and partners. 

UK streamlining shale gas administration

The UK government is making administrative changes it says will support development of natural gas resources in shale. “Recent decisions on shale exploration planning applications remain disappointingly slow against a statutory time frame of 16…

Canada and Alberta push BC on pipeline

The governments of Canada and Alberta have taken steps to break the logjam in British Columbia over expansion of the Trans Mountain Pipeline System. Canadian Finance Minister Bill Morneau said in a news conference May…