Roc Oil (Bohai) Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Roc Oil Company Limited, as operator of Block 09/05, Bohai Bay, Offshore China advises that drilling has started on the first exploration well QK11-1-1.
Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) and BP announced a new gas condensate discovery off the east coast of India in the Cauvery basin.
The discovery, in the deepwater block CY-DWN-2001/2 (CYD5), is situated 62 kilometres from the coast in the Cauvery Basin and is the second gas discovery in the block. RIL is the operator with 70% equity and BP has a 30% share. Well CYIII-D5-S1 was drilled in a water depth of 1,743 metres, to a total depth of 5,731 metres, with the primary objective of exploring Mesozoic-aged reservoirs.
BP and partners today announced the successful start of production from the Skarv field in the Norwegian Sea, one of a series of new major upstream projects that BP brought into production in 2012. Production started on 31 December, 2012
Statoil, along with partners Eni Norway and Petoro, has made a significant oil discovery on the Skrugard prospect in the Barents Sea. The breakthrough discovery is one of the most important finds on the Norwegian continental shelf in the last decade.
Eni and Sonangol announce a new major oil discovery in Block 15/06, located offshore Angola. The Cabaca South East-1 well, located at a depth of 470 meters, at a distance of 100 km from the coast, successfully reached its multi-target objective in the deepest levels of Miocene age, where oil bearing reservoirs, with a total of 450 meters of gross thickness, have been proven.