Petroleo Brasileiro SA, or Petrobras, which is the field operator, said in June that the long-duration test would start in the second half of 2016, Reuters said.

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Gorgon was initially slated to produce gas in early 2015 at a cost of US$37 billion when the final investment decision was made.

State energy firm Sonatrach has said it would stick to a plan to invest $90 billion over the next five years despite a crude oil price slump on global markets.

Natural gas output from the offshore field rose to 2.6 billion cubic meters (Bcm) in the first quarter of this year from 2.32 Bcm in the same period of 2014. It produced 0.6 million tonnes of condensate, the same as in the first quarter of last year.

The FPSO will produce from the Iracema North area of the Lula Field in the Petrobras-operated BM-S-11 block, BG Group said.

Sinopec Group is expected to start producing at the Yadavaran Oil Field in Iran at 85Mbbl/d under phase-one development, two company sources said, Reuters reported.

Under the agreement, InterOil will continue to provide certain technical services for Total until the end of 2015, a news release said. 

The BassGas project consists of the Yolla offshore well head platform connected by pipeline to the gas processing facility at Lang Lang, Victoria, AWE Ltd. said in a news release.

The Luda 10-1 oil field is located in Liaodong Bay of Bohai with an average water depth of about 30 m, CNOOC said in a news release.

Total began production from Dalia Phase 1A, a new development on its deepwater Block 17offshore Angola. The project involved seven infill wells that were tied back to the Dalia FPSO.

Production is down 38% to 65Mbbl/d, and gas exports are stopped, at Tullow’s Jubilee Field in Ghana, which accounts for most of its oil output, the company told Reuters.

The Gazprom Neft-led oilfield now produces around 35Mbbl/d, the company said, up from 27Mbbl/d to 28Mbbl/d in June, Reuters said. This is an increase of 25%.