Discovery

France’s Total Makes Second Gas Discovery Offshore South Africa

France’s Total Makes Second Gas Discovery Offshore South Africa

Total SA has made a second significant gas condensate discovery offshore South Africa, management at the French major said Wednesday. The latest discovery is in the Luiperd prospect, in Block 11B/12B in the Outeniqua Basin, 175 kilometers (109 miles) off the southern coast of South Africa. The Luiperd well was drilled to a depth of…

October 28, 2020
Gazprom Touts Another Natural Gas Discovery in Yamal

Gazprom Touts Another Natural Gas Discovery in Yamal

Russia’s state-owned Gazprom said it has made its fourth natural gas discovery in the last two years on the shelf of the Yamal Peninsula in the Kara Sea. An exploratory well reached a flow rate of about 600,000 cubic meters/d (21.2 million cubic feet/d), which “proves that the new deposit contains substantial amounts of gas,”…

October 14, 2020
Eastern Med’s Prolific Natural Gas Resources Looking Rock Solid with Eni’s 4 Tcf Discovery

Eastern Med’s Prolific Natural Gas Resources Looking Rock Solid with Eni’s 4 Tcf Discovery

An estimated 4 Tcf of additional natural gas resources has been discovered offshore Egypt in what is becoming one of the most prolific resource areas of the world. Operator Eni SpA and BP plc on Wednesday said a gas-heavy strike was made in the Nidoco NW-1 well in the Abu Madi West Development Lease. The…

September 16, 2020
Barron Petroleum Claims Major Oil, Gas Discovery in Permian

Barron Petroleum Claims Major Oil, Gas Discovery in Permian

Privately held Barron Petroleum LLC said it made a substantial oil and natural gas discovery at a 13,000-acre field in West Texas. The Graham, TX-based exploration and production company, which has been working with geoscientist William Purves on the project since 2018, said a discovery well found an estimated 74.2 million boe in reserves.  The…

August 26, 2020
Eni’s Natural Gas Discovery Offshore Egypt Adds to Plethora of Eastern Med Opportunities

Eni’s Natural Gas Discovery Offshore Egypt Adds to Plethora of Eastern Med Opportunities

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…

July 2, 2020

80 Tcf Jebel Ali Discovery May Move UAE Toward Natural Gas Self-Reliance

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.

February 12, 2020

Natural Gas Discovery Offshore Mauritania Further Confirmed, Says BP

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.

December 17, 2019

Huge Natural Gas Discovery Offshore Mauritania Said Enough to Support LNG Exports

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.

October 30, 2019
Shell’s Deepwater Discovery in Perdido Said ‘Significant’

Shell’s Deepwater Discovery in Perdido Said ‘Significant’

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).

April 24, 2019
Santos Finds ‘Significant’ Natural Gas Offshore Western Australia

Santos Finds ‘Significant’ Natural Gas Offshore Western Australia

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.

April 17, 2019
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