Italian supermajor Eni SpA has struck natural gas in its first exploration well in the North El Hammad offshore Egypt in the Nile Delta, adding to a gusher of opportunities in the region. Eni, which operates the block in the Eastern Mediterranean (Med) with partners BP plc and Total SA, said the discovery at Bashrush…
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Coming in as one of the world’s largest natural gas discoveries in recent years, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced earlier this month that it has hit on 80 Tcf of shallow gas resources between Saih Al Sidirah and Jebel Ali in the Emirates of Abu Dhabi and Dubai, respectively.
A recent three-well drilling campaign offshore Mauritania and Senegal has further established the extent of the world-class scale of the natural gas resources that could help feed an innovative floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) project.
A major natural gas discovery offshore Mauritania may be the largest deepwater discovery this year and holds the potential for an export project, according to Kosmos Energy Ltd.
Shell Offshore Inc. has hit a significant oil and gas prospect about 250 miles south of Houston in the deepwater Alaminos Canyon of the Gulf of Mexico (GOM).
Santos Ltd. said an appraisal well in the Corvus field offshore Western Australia confirmed a “significant gas resource,” potentially giving the country a boost in its competition with the United States to supply liquefied natural gas (LNG) worldwide.
Royal Dutch Shell plc said Thursday it has struck its sixth oil and natural gas find in the Norphlet play in the deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico (GOM) after encountering more than 800 net feet of pay at the Dover discovery.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) hascleared thecombination of Enbridge Inc. and Spectra Energy Corp. FTC voted to accept a proposed consent decree in which Enbridge and Spectra have agreed to enact firewalls governing the flow of certain information to Enbridge about the Discovery offshore Gulf of Mexico natural gas pipeline system, and to take other steps limiting Enbridge’s potential influence over actions related to Discovery. Spectra holds an ownership interest in Discovery through its indirect ownership interest in DCP Midstream LP, which holds a 40% ownership interest in Discovery. Enbridge, through an affiliate, also has offshore natural gas gathering operations in the Gulf of Mexico. With FTC clearance, the merger has only one more regulatory hurdle, which is clearance under the Canadian Competition Act. The companies continue to expect the transaction to close during the first quarter.
Chevron Corp. and its partners have encountered more oil and natural gas reserves in the Lower Tertiary Trend of the Gulf of Mexico (GOM), the oil major’s second major discovery in the estimable deepwater formation in less than a year.
The Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) is considering rule changes intended to reduce the costs of contested natural gas utility rate cases, which are ultimately passed on to consumers. While utilities have voiced support, municipalities across Texas claim the changes would deter challenges to rate hikes.