Discoveries , Natural Gas , Crude Oil

PetroChina Strikes Big Gas Find in China Xinjiang’s Junggar Basin

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.

December 21, 2020

Field Development , Discoveries

Jordan Discovers ‘Promising’ Gas Finds Near Iraq Border

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.

December 14, 2020


Exxon Mobil, Petronas Make First Hydrocarbon Discovery Offshore Suriname

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.

December 11, 2020


Exxon Mobil Calls Latest Discovery Offshore Guyana Not Financially Viable

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.

November 17, 2020


ConocoPhillips Makes ‘Significant’ Gas Discovery in Norwegian Sea

The Warka discovery could potentially be the largest find made on the Norwegian Continental Shelf this year, ConocoPhillips COO Matt Fox says.

November 11, 2020

Exploration & Production , Reservoir Evaluation , Discoveries

EOG Adds 21 Tcf Resource Potential with Austin Chalk, Eagle Ford Gas Play

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.

November 5, 2020


Equinor, BP Strike Oil at Two Prospects Offshore Newfoundland, Canada

The wells were drilled by the Transocean Barents semisubmersible rig this summer in the Flemish Pass Basin.

October 29, 2020


Total Hits Gas Condensate at Luiperd Offshore South Africa

Total said the well encountered 73 m of net gas condensate pay in Lower Cretaceous reservoirs.

October 28, 2020


Neptune Energy Makes Small Oil Discovery Offshore Norway

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.

October 28, 2020

Field Development , Discoveries

LLOG Exploration Makes Second Oil Find at Spruance Deepwater Discovery

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.

October 26, 2020