Posts Tagged ‘exploration’

Offshore Rare-Earth in Japan: Oil & Gas Game Changer

Back in April, Japan published a report announcing the discovery of huge reserves of rare earth close to the Minamitori Island, 1800km away from Tokyo. Scientists discovered 16 million tons of rare earth elements encapsulated in mud 6000 meters underwater, enough to supply the national electronic industry and the world consumption for at least 400 years.

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Europe opens back doors to shale gas exploration – production

From UK to Turkey all Europe is working on shale gas In December 2012, UK made the most noticeable step in Europe when ending the moratorium on fracking process after the Blackpool tremors in 2011. At that time not only UK lifted the fraking ban but also unveiled tax breaks […]

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ExxonMobil to explore South Africa East Coast

ExxonMobil signed agreement with Impact on Tugela The super major ExxonMobil signed an agreement with the junior Impact oil and Gas Ltd (Impact) for the exploration of Tugela South Exploration Right offshore South Africa. According to the terms of the agreement, ExxonMobil is to acquire 75% of the interests in the […]

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Kuwait to develop heavy crude oil to increase production

KOC to give priority to onshore exploration During  Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC), Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) announced to have received  mandate from Kuwait Petroleum Company (KPC) to increase crude oil production from actual 3 million b/d to 4 million b/d by 2030. Considering the age and the level of maturity […]

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Lukoil in brief

Harness natural energy resources for human benefit In 1991, the Russian Government published the decree to establish the Langepas Uray Kogalymneft Petroleum Corporation. In 1993, the Langepas Uray Kogalymneft Petroleum Corporation was transformed in open joint stock company under the name of Lukoil Oil Company. Today, Lukoil is listed in London Stock […]

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Ecopetrol and major companies to prospect shale gas in Colombia

Canacol, ExxonMobil, Nexen, Shell lead exploration The national oil company Ecopetrol invites international oil companies such as Canacol, ExxonMobil, Nexen, Shell for partnership to explore and develop shale gas in Colombia. Ecopetrol is owned at 88.5% by the Colombian Government while the remaining shares are floated at the Bogota and New […]

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Total signed Farm-in agreement with Petronas in Mozambique

Total and Petronas to race in offshore Rovuma basin The French international oil company, Total and the Malaysian national oil company Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas) signed a Farm-in agreement on the Area 3 and Area 6 of the Rovuma basin in the Strait of Mozambique. According to this agreement, Total will […]

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Saudi Aramco in brief

Powering Possibilities The Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco), the state-owned oil company of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is headquartered in Dhahran. Saudi Aramco ranks first among oil companies worldwide in terms of:  – Crude oil production and exports  – Natural gas liquids (NGL) exports, and are among the leading producers of […]

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New blog category of information: One day – One Company

2B1st, we propose you a new category of information For months we run a blog and publish a Newsletter every day with three categories of information:  – One day – One News  – One day – One Project  – One day – One Word With these categories of information we […]

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Dana selects Cosco for $1.5 billion UK Western Isles FPSO

Cosco to build Sevan-designed cylindrical Dana FPSO The UK-based Dana Petroleum (Dana), a subsidiary of the Korea National Oil Corp (KNOC), and its partner Cieco (Itochu Oil Exploration Corp. LTd), awarded to the Chinese Cosco Shipyard Group (Cosco) the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for its Western Isles Floating Production […]

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