PetroChina, Asia’s largest producer of oil and gas, has struck a large natural gas discovery in northwest China's Xinjiang region with an initial estimated reserve exceeding 100 billion cubic meters, China’s state news agency Xinhua reported over the weekend.
Jordan's majority state-owned National Petroleum Co. has discovered "promising" new quantities of natural gas in the Risha gas field along its eastern border with Iraq, the energy minister said on Dec. 13.
The discovery will drive Petronas to continue exploring in Suriname, which is one of its focus basins, said Emeliana Rice-Oxley, vice president of exploration, upstream.
The Tanager-1 well in the Kaieteur Block offshore Guyana discovered hydrocarbons but it does not appear to be financially viable on its own, a spokesman for the company said Nov. 17.
The Warka discovery could potentially be the largest find made on the Norwegian Continental Shelf this year, ConocoPhillips COO Matt Fox says.
The Houston-headquartered company said Nov. 5 that the Dorado play has an estimated net resource potential of 21 Tcf in 700 ft of stacked pay.
The wells were drilled by the Transocean Barents semisubmersible rig this summer in the Flemish Pass Basin.
Total said the well encountered 73 m of net gas condensate pay in Lower Cretaceous reservoirs.
The discovery is estimated to hold between 0.5 and 3.2 million cubic meters of recoverable oil equivalents, Norway’s Petroleum Directorate said in a statement.
The oil find continues the privately held E&P company’s drilling success at its Spruance discovery made by LLOG and its partners in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico in mid-2019.