Chevron greenlights $5.6B Mafumeira Sul project offshore Angola

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Chevron Corporation’s Cabinda Gulf Oil Company Limited subsidiary will proceed with the development of the Mafumeira Sul project located offshore Angola. Once online in 2015, the project will build to a production capacity of 110,000 barrels of crude oil and 10,000 barrels liquefied petroleum gas per day. Associated natural gas will be commercialized through the Angola Liquefied Natural Gas (ALNG) plant in Soyo, Angola.

Total and partners launch $16B ultra-deep Kaombo project offshore Angola

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Total and its joint venture partners have made the final investment decision to develop the ultra-deep offshore Kaombo project in Angola. Associated gas will be exported to the onshore Angola LNG plant. Total is the operator of Block 32, with a 30% stake, alongside Sonangol P&P (30%), Sonangol Sinopec International (20%), Esso Exploration and Production Angola (Overseas) Limited (15%) and Galp Energia (5%). France-based Total has been present in Angola since 1953.

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Sonangol, Maersk Oil and partners strike oil with their first deepwater pre-salt well offshore Angola

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Sociedade Nacional de Combustíveis de Angola Empresa Pública (Sonangol, E.P.), The result may be a further step towards our goal of building up a significant business in Angola. Maersk Oil entered Angola in June 2005, when it acquired a 50% interest and operatorship of Block 16. Exploration activities are ongoing in Angola, Brazil, Norway, the US Gulf of Mexico, Greenland and in producing countries.

BP closes out 2013 with deepwater finds in Gulf of Mexico and offshore Angola; new activity offshore Brazil

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Earlier in December, Cobalt International Energy announced a significant discovery at its Lontra well in the pre-salt play offshore Angola, in which BP holds a 30% interest. During the recently completed drill stem test, the Lontra well produced at a stabilized flow rate of 2,500 barrels per day of condensate and 39 million cubic feet per day of gas. The discovery well encountered both a high liquids content gas interval and an oil interval.

GECF: more than a quarter of 2050 natural gas supply untapped

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Yet-to-find (YTF) resources will contribute to around 30% of the total production of natural gas worldwide by 2050, according to Yury Sentyurin, the Secretary General of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF). According to Sentyurin, around 80% of the natural gas production by mid-century will stem from new projects, highlighting the importance of continued investment in upstream. Senturin made his remarks during the 25 th Oil & Gas of Turkmenistan Conference.

GE study finds 5% of worlds natural gas production wasted per year by flaring

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Gas-flaring countries and trends. A newly released GE study — Flare Gas Reduction: Recent Global Trends and Policy Considerations —estimates that 5% of the world’s natural gas production is wasted by burning or “flaring” unused gas each year, despite some progress on the flaring issue. Gas flaring emits 400 million metric tons of CO 2 annually, the same as 77 million automobiles, without producing useful heat or electricity. Natural Gas

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Eni signs 3 cooperation agreements with Angolan national oil company, including biodiesel

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Through the agreements, the two companies have established the framework for the development of joint mining initiatives in Angola and abroad; the execution of a pilot project in food and biodiesel; and non associated gas development projects related to block 15/06 in Angola. Eni said that this operation confirms Angola as one of the key countries in the company’s growth strategy.

INPEX and Total launch the $34B Ichthys offshore Australia LNG Project; entire 8.5 Mt/y LNG output already sold for 15 years

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Japan-based INPEX Corporation and its joint venture partner Total have made the final investment decision (FID) for the Ichthys liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Australia, representing an investment of US$34 billion dollars. The Ichthys FID announced today by INPEX and Total signals the start of construction of one of the world’s largest LNG facilities based on an estimated 40 years of gas and condensate reserves from the Browse Basin offshore Western Australia.

BP takes delivery of 6 new LNG tankers

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BP is taking delivery of six new, state-of-the-art liquefied natural gas (LNG) tankers to support its expanding global LNG portfolio, and to respond to growing demand for lower-carbon energy sources around the world. They also will be fitted with a reliquefaction plant, meaning evaporated natural gas in the cargo tanks can be returned to the tanks as LNG, allowing the ships to deliver more LNG to the market.

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Eni reports important new discovery offshore Congo

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The exploration well, Nene Marine 3, was drilled in a water depth of 28 meters (92 feet) and encountered a significant wet gas and light oil accumulation in the pre-salt clastic sequence, outlining a significant extension to the west of the reservoir and its hydraulic continuity. billion barrels of oil and 30 billion cubic meters of gas in place. Eni reports making an important new exploration discovery in the Marine XII Block located approximately 17 kilometers (10.6

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Using new seismic imaging technique, BP finds significant additional resources in the Gulf of Mexico

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As a result of this early success, BP now is deploying this technique to fields elsewhere in the Gulf of Mexico as well as in Azerbaijan, Angola, and Trinidad and Tobago. The subsurface property models that are created by FWI are used to create high quality and high resolution images of oil and gas reservoirs.

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Chevron announces $32.7B capital and exploratory budget for 2012; LNG and deepwater investments propel a step change

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By 2017, we expect our net crude oil and natural gas production to grow about 20 percent to 3.3 Approximately 87% of the 2012 spending program is budgeted for upstream crude oil and natural gas exploration and production projects. billion is planned for exploration and production activities, including major natural gas-related projects. Major capital investments include developments in Australia, the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, Nigeria, Angola and China.

ExxonMobil brings Kearl oil sands expansion online ahead of schedule; overall capacity doubling to 220K barrels per day

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The PFT process removes a portion of the heavy end of the barrel (asphaltenes) using less energy than would be required to remove the same heavy ends in a coker at an on-site upgrader, thus reducing greenhouse gas emissions. ExxonMobil says that the project produces blended bitumen with about the same lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions as the average crude oil refined in the United States.

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Statoil, Repsol Sinopec and Petrobras confirm high-impact deepwater discovery offshore Brazil

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million cubic feet per day of gas. This discovery increases our understanding of the pre-salt potential in the Campos Basin and improves our confidence in the recently acquired acreage position in the pre-salt Kwanza basin of Angola. Statoil, operator Repsol Sinopec, and Petrobras have confirmed a high-impact discovery in the Pão de Açúcar prospect offshore Brazil.

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ExxonMobil Reserves Replacement in 2008 Was 103% of Production

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Proved additions were also made in a diverse range of countries including the United States, Norway, Nigeria, Angola and Australia. Utilizing 31 December 2008 liquids and natural gas prices, proved reserves replacement was 2.0 Excluding single day, year-end pricing effects, the corporation’s 10-year average reserves replacement ratio is 110%, with liquids replacement at 103% and gas at 119%. billion oil-equivalent barrels, split approximately evenly between liquids and gas.

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Opinion: Is Russia Plotting To Bring Down OPEC?

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Putin has highlighted on various occasions the contribution Russia’s mineral wealth, in particular oil and natural gas, must make for Russia to be able to sustain economic growth, promote industrial development, catch up with the developed economies, and modernize Russia’s military and military industry. While oil and natural gas are crucial to Russia, Russia’s crude and natural gas are crucial to its neighbors on the Eurasian landmass. Natural gas data from Gazprom).