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Africa (Sub-Sahara) A drillstem test was performed on the Zafarani-2 well--located about 80 km offshore southern Tanzania. Two separate intervals were tested, and the well flowed at a maximum of 66 MMscf/D of gas. Statoil (65%) is the operator, on behalf of Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation, with partner ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Tanzania (35%). The FA-1 well--located in 600 m of water in the Foum Assaka license area offshore Morocco--was spudded. The well targets Eagle prospect Lower Cretaceous resources. Target depth is 4000 m. Kosmos Energy (29.9%) is the operator, with partners BP (26.4%),
Africa (Sub-Sahara) Bowleven began drilling operations at its Zingana exploration well on the Bomono permit in Cameroon. Located 20 km northwest of Douala, Cameroon's largest city, the well will target a Paleocene (Tertiary) aged, three-way dip closed fault block. The company plans to drill the well to a depth of 2000 m and will then spud a second well in Moambe, 2 km east of Zingana. Bowleven is the operator and holds 100% interest in the license. Asia Pacific China National Offshore Oil Company (CNOOC) has brought its Dongfang 1-1 gas field Phase I adjustment project on line ahead of schedule. The field is located in the Yinggehai basin of the Beibu Gulf in the South China Sea and has an average water depth of 70 m. The field is currently producing 53 MMcf/D of gas and is expected to reach its peak production of 54 MMcf/D before the end of the year.
Africa (Sub-Sahara) Chevron has begun oil and gas production from the Lianzi Field, a subsea project in 3,000 ft of water that is expected to achieve production of 40,000 BOPD. Situated in a unitized zone between Congo and Angola, Lianzi is the first cross-border offshore oil development in Central Africa. A 27-mile electrically heated subsea production flowline is the industry's first at this depth. Chevron is the operator with a 31.25% The field partners include Total(26.75%), Eni discovered gas and condensate in the Nkala Marine prospect offshore Congo. The discovery could hold from 250 MMBOE to 350 million MMBOE in place, the company said.
ExxonMobil reported a natural gas discovery in the Papua New Guinea North Highlands, 13 miles northwest of the Hides gas field. The Muruk-1 well encountered high-quality sandstone reservoirs similar to Hides and was in line with predrill expectations, the company said. Spudded on 2 November 2016, the well was drilled to a 10,630-ft depth and is being evaluated to determine the size of the discovery. Muruk-1 is located on petroleum prospecting license 402, which covers 126,000 acres. The company holds a 42.5% interest in the well, which is operated by Oil Search (37.5%).
Africa (Sub-Sahara) Hyperdynamics said that drilling of its Fatala-1 exploration well offshore the Republic of Guinea has proceeded successfully, with completion of the initial portion of the well anticipated soon. Company officials said a 36-in. As of the last week of August, the hole for the surface casing had been drilled 723 m to a water depth of 3620 m. The goal is to set a 20-in. The company holds a 50% interest in the Fatala-1 venture with South Atlantic Petroleum, a privately-held exploration and production company focused on African assets.
Africa (Sub-Sahara) Eni discovered gas and condensate in the Nkala Marine prospect offshore Congo. The discovery could hold from 250 MMBOE to 350 million MMBOE in place, the company said. In a production test, the Nkala Marine 1 discovery well in the Marine XII block yielded more than 10 MMcf/D of gas and condensate. Eni is the operator with a 65% interest in the block. The remaining shares are held by New Age (25%) and Societé Nationale des Pétroles du Congo (SNPC) (10%). Sonangol and Total will break ground on a deepwater oil pumping project that will increase Angola's production by more than 30,000 B/D.
The area has a potential for up to 11.8 million bbl of recoverable oil reserves. The program aims to keep oil flowing in the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System, which has seen dwindling throughput since 1988. While it remains today only an idea, there are but a few barriers keeping an unmanned floater from being realized, according to one of the world’s leading offshore engineering firms. The court said it was mindful of the disruption the shutdown will cause but said the seriousness of deficiencies from the US Army Corps of Engineers outweighs the negative effects of shutting down the pipeline. The complete paper describes an advanced Rankine cycle process-based system that converts waste heat into usable electrical power to improve the efficiency of gas-compression stations on gas-production platforms and pipelines.
The area has a potential for up to 11.8 million bbl of recoverable oil reserves. The program aims to keep oil flowing in the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System, which has seen dwindling throughput since 1988. While it remains today only an idea, there are but a few barriers keeping an unmanned floater from being realized, according to one of the world’s leading offshore engineering firms. Energy Transfer pursued the stay and expedited appeal after its emergency request for a stay was denied by the US District Court for the District of Columbia. The court said it was mindful of the disruption the shutdown will cause but said the seriousness of deficiencies from the US Army Corps of Engineers outweighs the negative effects of shutting down the pipeline.
Seeking to become an energy producer, the Middle Eastern country is exploring for natural gas in the Black Sea and the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. Operators celebrate first major deepwater project sanctioned since the early-2020 oil crash. Dugong could become a new North Sea production hub says offshore explorer Neptune Energy upon its latest discovery. The paper describes options for hydrate and integrity management and the required modifications to both subsea and topside facilities to enable an operational philosophy change. The traditional subsea tieback model is evolving, supported by advances in flow assurance that allow tiebacks over much longer distances and by the introduction of new technologies that increase overall cost effectiveness.