Some workers in Paloch oil fields, Upper Nile state, were evacuated under precaution on Wednesday, an oil ministry official told Bloomberg. Upper Nile is currently South Sudan’s only oil producer. 

The underexplored Great Australian Bight off the coast of South Australia remains high on BP’s agenda with the supermajor taking the chance to talk up the opportunities of the frontier basin at the Appea conference and exhibition. 

While the company is dedicated to Alaska offshore projects, it is also focused on the Permain, western Canada and the Utica Shale. ‘They are large enough to matter to a company the size of Shell,’ Odum says.

Erin Energy is engaged in drilling and completion operations on the Oyo-7 development well and expects to achieve first oil production from the well in a few weeks, according to the release.

The production license is valid until 2035 and covers about 50 sq km. Morskaya Field might  hold 157Mboe in gross contingent resources. 

LLC Petroresurs owns the field. 

CB&I and Anadarko will plan LNG project with Mozambique’s government, people with knowledge of the private matter told Bloomberg. Anadarko and Eni operate areas 1 and 4 of Rovuma Basin.

Some Asian companies are probably discouraged by lower oil and gas prices, but others are motivated, according to a partner at Mayer Brown.

Tanzania could lead East Africa LNG exports through Shell’s takeover of BG Group, Bloomberg said. Stakes in three blocks offshore Tanzania, holding one-third of estimated resource, are included in deal.

Saudi Arabian Chevron started shutting production May 10 at Wafra oil fields, which Saudi Arabia, Kuwait jointly develop, Bloomberg was told by two people with knowledge of the private matter. 

Delfin LNG LLC's application to the Maritime Administration and United States Coast Guard concerns the country’s first LNG export deepwater port project. It will be about 50 miles offshore Cameron Parish, La.  

Australia's Titan Energy Ltd. started commercial production on first well in multiwell program in Allen Dome area of Brazoria County, Texas.  Titan has planned a five-well program in Allen Dome.

Maria will be developed with a subsea production facility consisting of two subsea templates, both with room for drilling and completion of up to four wells, according to the plan. 

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