New Major Oil Discovery in Angola Deep Offshore

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An Eni-led consortium announced a new major oil discovery in Block 15/06 in the deep offshore of Angola. The Cabaca South East-1 well, located at a depth of 470 meters (1,542 feet), at a distance of 100 km from the coast, successfully reached its multi-target objective in the deepest levels of Miocene age, where oil bearing reservoirs, with a total of 450 meters of gross thickness, have been proven. 5%) and Statoil Angola Block 15/06 Award AS (5%).

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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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IEA March Oil Market Report revises 2015 demand forecast upward

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out in the second quarter of 2014, global oil demand growth has since steadily risen, with year?on?year mb/d for the current quarter, according to the IEA Oil Market Report for March. mb/d, as losses in Libya and Iraq offset higher supply from Saudi Arabia, Iran and Angola. mb/d for the second quarter on sustained high margins and a slightly more robust oil demand outlook. mb/d in the final quarter of 2014 and in line with projected oil product demand growth.

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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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IEA: non-OPEC oil supply tops 43 mb/d for first time in decades; global demand to reach 92.4 mb/d in 2014

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The International Energy Agency’s (IEA’s) Oil Market Report (OMR) for December raised the estimate of global oil demand for 2013 by 130,000 barrels per day (130 kb/d) to 91.2 Global oil supplies increased by 310 kb/d in November to 92.3 Renewed disruptions in Libya and smaller drops in Nigeria, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates and Venezuela more than offset higher output in Iran, Iraq and Angola.

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

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Senturin made his remarks during the 25 th Oil & Gas of Turkmenistan Conference. The two-day Oil and Gas of Turkmenistan 2020 conference was organized by the Government of Turkmenistan and attracted the participation of regional and international energy companies, including CNPC, Dragon Oil, SOCAR, ENI, ARETI, Schlumberger, Hyundai, among others.

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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. Market Background Oil Opinion Russia

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Cobalt and Total announce significant North Platte deepwater Gulf of Mexico discovery

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Cobalt International Energy, Inc., an independent oil exploration and production company focusing on the deepwater US Gulf of Mexico and offshore Angola and Gabon, announced a significant oil discovery at its North Platte prospect on Garden Banks Block 959 in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. Total is in a strategic alliance with Cobalt International Energy to explore for oil in the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico.

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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. Major capital investments include developments in Australia, the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, Nigeria, Angola and China. Once online, these two LNG projects are expected to add approximately 350,000 barrels net oil-equivalent production per day.

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

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Worldwide, billions of cubic meters (bcm) of natural gas are wasted annually, typically as a by-product of oil extraction. Depending on region, these may include power generation; gas re-injection (for enhanced oil recovery, gathering and processing); pipeline development and distributed energy solutions. Although Nigeria has reduced flare gas emissions by 28% from 2000 levels, the country’s oil industry still wastes 15bcm of natural gas every year.

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