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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.), Maersk Oil and other partners declared the Azul-1 deepwater exploration well, located in Block 23 in the Kwanza Basin, a discovery well. The condition of the well prevented an assessment of flow capacity by a conventional test; this was performed as a mini-Drill Stem Test that enabled the recovery of two good quality oil samples. —Lars Nydahl Jorgensen, Head of Exploration at Maersk Oil.

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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. During a shutdown, dead oil is circulated in both lines to displace the live oil. France-based Total has been present in Angola since 1953. In 2013, Total’s equity production amounted to 186,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boe/d).

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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. BP also confirmed the recently-announced Pitu oil discovery in the frontier deepwater of the Potiguar basin off Brazil’s equatorial margin, announced by Petrobras. billion barrels of oil equivalent, according to Cobalt.

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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.

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Pensana plans $125M rare earth separation facility in England

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The Saltend plant would purify rare earth sulfates, which would be imported from the company’s Longonjo mine in Angola. trillion on wind and solar up to 2050, raising concerns that it will need all of its current magnet production and more to meet its internal targets. Angola is focused on diversifying its economy away from depending on oil, gas and diamonds, towards tourism, agriculture and value-added resource development.

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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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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.

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