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21.05.2014 ERIELL Group Drills First Commercial Production Well in Russia

ERIELL Group has successfully completed drilling of the first well within the framework of the new project with Severneftegazprom at the Yuzhno-Russkoye oil/gas/condensate field known for some of the most hard-to-recover gas reserves.

14.05.2014 Gazprom International starts drilling in Shahbazpur in Bangladesh

Gazprom International on May 7 began drilling the well Shahbazpur-3 in the Padma river delta in Bangladesh. The well is expected to be 2,956 meters deep.

14.05.2014 Gazprom considers no gas drilling with China

Russian energy giant Gazprom hopes to supply China with natural gas, but is not planning to cooperate with Chinese firms in drilling, Gazprom Deputy Executive Director Vitaly Markelov said on May 13, RIA Novosti has reported.

12.05.2014 Norway’s Statoil discovers oil at Gimle field in North Sea

Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licences 120 B/Gimle Unit, has completed drilling of an observation well with exploration targets, 34/10-C-18 A, Norwegian Petroleum Directorate reported on April 9.

08.05.2014 Statoil starts latest Gulf of Mexico drilling campaign

Statoil has started its latest Gulf of Mexico exploration campaign. It started drilling Martin, a high-impact prospect, on 20 April, the company reported in a news release.

07.05.2014 Moscow prepares for Arctic drilling

Russia is taking a string of measures in its planning of Arctic offshore oil and gas projects.

16.04.2014 Norwegian parliament debates drilling on border to Russia

Norway should not drill for oil along the border to Russia in today’s political situation following the annexation of Crimea, says leader of Parliament’s Energy Committee, Barents Observer reported on April 15.

11.04.2014 Well dry for GDF SUEZ in Barents Sea

GDF SUEZ, operator of production licence 607, has concluded drilling of wildcat well 7218/8-1. The well is dry, Norwegian Petroleum Directorate said on April 10.

09.04.2014 Russia’s Tatneft increases oil production in Q1 2014

The amount of 2,222,850 tons of crude oil or 100.4 percent versus March 2013 (+7.9 thousand tons) was produced at Tatneft, while the three months production amounted to 6,452,681 tons (100.45%), which is 28,767 tons more than in 2013 (100.45%) Tatneft’s press office said

09.04.2014 Russia’s Surgutneftegas reports production figures for January-March

In January-March 2014, Surgutneftegas produced 15,106.7 thousand tonnes of crude oil, its press office said on April 9.