Kosmos Energy announces significant gas discovery offshore Senegal

May 11, 2016

Kosmos Energy (NYSE: KOS) announced today that its Teranga-1 exploration well offshore Senegal has made a significant gas discovery. Located in the Cayar Offshore Profond block approximately 65 kilometers northwest of Dakar in nearly 1,800 meters of water, the Teranga-1 well was drilled to a total depth of 4,485 metres. The well encountered 31 meters… Continue Reading »


Woodside Hits Gas Off Myanmar

February 16, 2016

Thalin-1A exploration well in Block AD-7 in the Rakhine Basin has intersected a gross gas column of approximately 64m, Woodside informed. Block AD-7 is located in the Bay of Bengal, approximately 100km offshore of the west coast of Myanmar. Water depth at the Thalin-1A well location is 836m. The well reached a total depth of 3034m, referenced from… Continue Reading »


West Africa 2015: Key Events in Oil, Gas

December 27, 2015

In spite of low oil prices affecting exploration and field development activity in many parts of the global oil and gas industry, the West Africa region saw a busy 2015. Here, Rigzone takes a look at the key events that have defined the West African oil and gas year. OIL, GAS EXPLORATION & DISCOVERIES Mauritania… Continue Reading »


Scientists Discover New Class of Hydrothermal System

December 26, 2015

Scientists at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and the University of Southampton have made the first discovery of a new type of hydrothermal vent system in a decade, which should help explain the long observed disconnect between the theoretical rate at which the Earth’s crust is cooling at seafloor spreading ridge flanks, and actual observations…. Continue Reading »


Statoil Makes Minor Discovery at Tarvos

November 23, 2015

Statoil, as the operator of production licence 120, has completed drilling of exploration well 34/8-16 S Tarvos on the east flank of the Visund field in the northern part of the North Sea, and about 140 km northwest of Bergen. The well encountered an oil/gas/condensate column of about 85 metres in the Upper Triassic reservoir… Continue Reading »


Petrobras in Potiguar Basin Oil Find

November 21, 2015

Brazil’s Petrobras confirmed that the drilling campaign of the Pitu North extension well has discovered oil in Pitu area (Block BM-POT-17) in the deepwaters of the Potiguar basin. The discovery of oil in Pitu was first announced to the market on December 17, 2013. The well 3-BRSA-1317-RNS, informally known as Pitu North, is the first well located within… Continue Reading »


BP Signs Agreement to Speed up Atoll Field Development

November 8, 2015

BP announced Thursday that it has signed an agreement with the Egyptian Minister of Petroleum to accelerate the development of the Atoll gas discovery, located in the North Damietta Offshore Concession in the East Nile Delta, offshore Egypt. Full field development of Atoll, which is estimated to hold 1.5 trillion cubic feet of gas resources… Continue Reading »


Divers discover wrecked steamship in Lake Ontario

November 8, 2015

In 1862, the steamship The Bay State sank under Lake Ontario sank in the midst of a storm while traveling from New York state to Ohio. It had only been constructed ten years prior, and it disappeared along with its cargo and as many as 18 people onboard. For more than a century-and-a-half, researchers have… Continue Reading »


Eni Discovers Gas Offshore Congo

November 7, 2015

Eni S.p.A. announced Thursday that a new discovery of gas and condensates has been made offshore Congo in the exploration prospect of Nkala Marine, located in Marine XII block. The discovery, which was realized through the Nkala Marine 1 well, could contain between 250 and 350 million barrels of oil equivalent in place, according to… Continue Reading »


Scientists Explore Tamu Massif Origin

October 10, 2015

Schmidt Ocean Institute’s chief scientist Dr. William Sager and his team are returning to the spot of discovery of Tamu Massif, the world’s largest single volcano, to explore how it was formed. In 2013, Dr. Sager published a research which showed Tamu Massif to be the largest mountain in the Shatsky Rise oceanic plateau. Dr…. Continue Reading »

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