Exclusives - Exploration
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- July 3 2012 - Land & Leasing
The biggest interest in Norway’s latest licensing round has been in the Barents Sea, which is a very attractive exploration province.
- June 29 2012 - Land & Leasing
The company is focusing more on deep water, tight gas, and shale gas as its divestiture plan continues.
- June 25 2012 - Land & Leasing
Twenty-two blocks in five basins are being selected currently for Peru’s next leasing round, which should open by the end of 2012.
- June 20 2012 - Land & Leasing
Statoil was the top bidder in a wide-ranging lease sale in the Central Gulf of Mexico. Now the real work begins.
- June 20 2012 - Exploration
Norway’s Statoil has significantly stepped up its pace in the United States and Canada in recent times, as it executes its strategy of building up North America into a core area for the state-owned operator.
- June 19 2012 - Land & Leasing
With production down, Bolivia is offering 15 blocks in five geological provinces in its 2012 licensing round.
- June 11 2012 - Geology & Geophysics
WesternGeco banks on improved seismic acquisition and imaging technologies to support operators in leasing programs.
- June 7 2012 - Exploration
The first phase of Algeria’s shale gas exploration involved defining the resource. Sonatrach expects to drill its first shale well in the second half 2012.
- May 18 2012 - Wildcats & Stepouts
Turkey warned off oil companies participating in the bidding round for tracts offshore Greek Cyprus and spudded an onshore well in the Turkish-controlled region of Cyprus.
- May 9 2012 - Land & Leasing
The newest bid round by Trinidad & Tobago corrects some unfavorable contract terms from earlier rounds. At least 20 bids for six blocks have been received.