Daily Archives: January 17, 2012
OGX, a largest privately owned oil & gas company in Brazil, today announced that it has identified the presence of hydrocarbons in the Albian and Aptian sections of well 1-OGX-63-SPS in the BM-S-57 block, in the shallow waters of the Santos Basin. OGX holds a 100% working interest in this block.
“This discovery is important for its huge hydrocarbon column and net pay identified in the Albian section, as well as by the quality of the Aptian reservoir and its behavior,” commented Paulo Mendonça, General Executive Officer and Exploration Officer of OGX.
A hydrocarbon column of approximately 1,000 meters was encountered in Albian reservoirs with about 110 meters of net pay. The drilling of the well, which is still in progress, already reached the Aptian section of the reservoir identifying hydrocarbons through a high gas presence that resulted in a kick, which is already controlled.
The OGX-63 well, known as Fortaleza, is still in progress and located in the BM-S-57 block and is situated approximately 102 kilometers off the coast of the state of Rio de Janeiro at a water depth of approximately 155 meters. The Ocean Quest rig initiated drilling activities on October 08, 2011.
- Brazil: OGX Announces Presence of Hydrocarbons in Well OGX-17, Santos Basin
- OGX Discovers Hydrocarbons in BM-C-41 Block, Campos Basin, Offshore Brazil
- OGX Discovers Hydrocarbon Column in Shallow Waters of Santos Basin, Brazil
- Brazil: OGX Announces Presence of Hydrocarbons in Well OGX‐20 in the Campos Basin
- Brazil: OGX Finds Hydrocarbons in BM-C-40 Block, Campos Basin
- Petrobras Discovers Oil at Tucura Well, Campos Basin, Offshore Brazil (mb50.wordpress.com)
- Brazil: Petrobras Discovers Hydrocarbons in Campos Basin (mb50.wordpress.com)
- Anadarko Reports Successful Itaipu Appraisal, Offshore Brazil (mb50.wordpress.com)
- Worldwide: Project Field Development News (mb50.wordpress.com)
Anadarko today announced its seventh well in the discovery area offshore Mozambique successfully appraised previous discoveries at Lagosta and Camarao.
The Lagosta-2 appraisal well, located about 4.4 miles (7 kilometers) north of the Lagosta discovery and 5.3 miles (8.5 kilometers) south of the Camarao well, encountered 777 total net feet (237 meters) of natural gas pay in multiple zones.
“This is the largest pay count of any well in the complex to date, and it seems fitting that our seventh successful well in the discovery area would encounter 777 net feet of pay,” said Bob Daniels, Anadarko Sr. Vice President, Worldwide Exploration.
“These excellent results continue to support our recoverable resource estimates of 15 to 30-plus Tcf (trillion cubic feet) of natural gas in the discovery area on our block, as well as provide additional information that will be incorporated into our models to help determine the optimal subsea development plans for the complex. In addition, a second deepwater drillship, the Deepwater Millennium, has arrived in Mozambique to begin an accelerated testing program that will include installing observation gauges and conducting several drillstem tests, as we remain on track to reach a final investment decision for this project in 2013.”
The Lagosta-2 appraisal well was drilled to a total depth of approximately 14,223 feet (4,335 meters) in water depths of approximately 4,813 feet (1,467 meters) in the Offshore Area 1 of the Rovuma Basin. The partnership plans to preserve the Lagosta-2 well for future utilization during its planned drillstem testing program in the Windjammer, Barquentine and Lagosta complex. Once operations are complete, the Belford Dolphin deepwater drillship will be mobilized to drill the Lagosta-3 appraisal well.
Anadarko is the operator of the 2.6-million-acre Offshore Area 1 with a 36.5-percent working interest. Co-owners in the area are Mitsui E&P Mozambique Area 1, Limited (20 percent), BPRL Ventures Mozambique B.V. (10 percent), Videocon Mozambique Rovuma 1 Limited (10 percent) and Cove Energy Mozambique Rovuma Offshore, Ltd. (8.5 percent). Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos, E.P.’s 15-percent interest is carried through the exploration phase.
- Anadarko Encounters Gas Pay Offshore Mozambique
- Anadarko Announces Major Discovery Offshore Mozambique
- Anadarko Finds Gas in Barquentine-2 Appraisal Well, Offshore Mozambique
- Anadarko Announces Significant Discovery Offshore Mozambique
- Anadarko Announces Another Discovery Offshore Mozambique
- Anadarko Makes Substantial Gas Discovery Offshore Mozambique (mb50.wordpress.com)
- Dolphin Drilling to Provide Two Drillships for Anadarko’s Mozambique Operations (mb50.wordpress.com)
- Cove Energy: Rovuma Block Off Mozambique May Have 40 TCF of Gas (mb50.wordpress.com)
- Anadarko Ups Reserve Estimates in Mozambique (forbes.com)
InterOil Corporation announced that drilling has commenced on the Triceratops-2 appraisal well in Petroleum Prospecting License 237 in Papua New Guinea.
The plan is to drill the entire reservoir interval with a predicted total depth of the well of approximately 7,579 feet (2,310 meters). The well is expected to take in the order of 60 to 120 days to drill, log and test depending upon drilling conditions.
The Triceratops-2 well will test a previously identified gas field which was logged and tested during drilling of the Bwata-1 well in 1959, and the Triceratops-1 well in 2005. The Bwata-1 well tested flow rates of up to 28 million cubic feet of natural gas per day defining a 512 feet (156 metre) gas column.
Recently InterOil has completed over 128 kilometres of seismic acquisition re-evaluating the Triceratops gas field. The seismic data defines a larger structural closure than previously recognized. In addition, seismic facies character and geometries analogous to the Antelope reefal build up have been observed.
The Triceratops-2 well, located approximately 2.1 miles (3.5 kms) west of the Bwata-1 discovery well and 2.9 miles (4.7 kms) SW from Triceratops-1, is predicted to penetrate the top of the carbonate reservoir approximately 1,500 feet higher than the gas water contact established in the Bwata-1 well.
The Triceratops-2 primary objectives are to 1) confirm the presence of gas and condensate 2) test for the presence of reefal carbonate reservoir and 3) in the event of success, complete the well as a future production well.
“We are pleased to resume our exploration drilling activities with the drilling and delineation of the Triceratops gas field. Our exploration team has identified significant potential in this field which is proximate to our planned Gulf LNG Project,” said Mr. Phil Mulacek, Chief Executive Officer of InterOil.
- InterOil Second Quarter Profit Rises (USA)
- Transeuro Energy: Ukraine Drills Into High Pressure Gas
- LNG Energy Announces Interpretation of 27km of 2D Seismic Within PPL 319 in Papua New Guinea
- Santos: Spar-2 Appraisal Well Confirms Spar Field Upside (Australia)
- Sonde Resources Announces Test Results from Its Zarat North-1 Appraisal Well, Offshore Tunisia
- InterOil Seeks Strategic Partner for Papua New Guinea LNG Project (mb50.wordpress.com)
- Papua New Guinea’s InterOil Close to Finalizing $6 Billion LNG Project, Secures Preliminary Sales Deal with Chinese Firm (ibtimes.com)
- InterOil and Gunvor ink LNG supply deal (mb50.wordpress.com)
- Australia: UBS Says Woodside Faces LNG Delays (mb50.wordpress.com)
- Paupa New Guinea: FLEX Updates on Gulf LNG Project (mb50.wordpress.com)
Gulf Coast LNG Exports, LLC applied for approval from the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy, to grant a long-term, multi-contract authorization for Gulf Coast to export up to the equivalent of 2.8 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d), or 1022 billion cubic feet per year (Bcf/y) of LNG.
Authorization is sought for a 25- year period, to commence on the date of first export or 8 years from the date of issuance of the authorization.
Gulf Coast proposes to export LNG from a natural gas liquefaction facility and LNG export terminal located at the Port of Brownsville in Brownsville, Texas to any country which has or in the future develops the capacity to import LNG via ocean-going carrier, and with which trade is not prohibited by U.S. law or policy.
- USA: Cheniere Wins Additional DOE Approval for LNG Export
- Williams Partners L.P. & Florida Gas Transmission Receive FERC Approval to Connect With Gulf LNG Import Terminal (USA)
- U.S. DOE: Dominion Cove Point Applies to Export LNG to Non-Free Trade Agreement Nations
- USA: Dominion Files for Cove Point LNG Export Permit
- Belgium: LNG Carrier Scheduled at Zeebrugge Terminal December 24
- USA: Cheniere Plans Corpus Christi LNG Export Terminal (mb50.wordpress.com)
- USA: Sempra Files with DOE to Export LNG from Cameron Terminal (mb50.wordpress.com)
- ExxonMobil Eyes North American LNG Exports (mb50.wordpress.com)
- USA: Cheniere, BG Ink LNG Sale and Purchase Deal (mb50.wordpress.com)
- Soc Gen Says China May Look for US LNG Deals in Future (mb50.wordpress.com)
- USA: Cheniere Enters into Contract with Bechtel (mb50.wordpress.com)
- USA: Sempra to Pursue Tolling Fee for Cameron LNG Export Scheme (mb50.wordpress.com)