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  • Kenya
    Field Twiga South
    23 Oct 2014 - SMP-5 WO Rig completed 4 flow tests on Twiga-2A well achieving prod rates between 150 & 3270 bopd under natural flow with no depletion, highest oil prod rate seen to date in Kenya. With optimised equipment the max flow potential from best zone could have increased to around 10'000 bopd demonstrating excellent reservoir deliverability.
  • Kenya
    Permit Block 10BB (Loperot)
    23 Oct 2014 - The Weatherford 804 rig will now be moved to drill the 2nd well in the Kerio Basin at Epir-1, 25km N of Kodos-1 in a separate sub-basin.
  • United Kingdom
    Permit Block 30/1f - PL 1588 (Vorlich)
    23 Oct 2014 - GDF Suez.operated exploration well 30/1f-13AZ encountered hydrocarbons in a Palaeocene Ss reservoir in block 30/1c (licence P363 operated by BP) and a subsequent side-track into block 30/1f (licence P1588 operated by GDF Suez) confirmed the W extension of the discovery. The well was flow tested at a maximum rate of 5350 boed. The discovery is referred to as ‘Marconi’ by GDF Suez and ‘Vorlich’ by BP.
  • China
    Permit Block 15/34
    23 Oct 2014 - To extend the life of the Hai Yang Shi You III FPSO, Intermoor completed a project involving full mooring system replacement in the Panyu Field. It provided on- & offshore project EPCM & key offshore personnel for installation of 9 suction pile anchors & preset moorings for the FPSO internal turret buoy system.
  • Trinidad and Tobago
    Refinery Pointe-à-Pierre (Pointe à Pierre)
    22 Oct 2014 - Energy Minister has halted oil purchases from Gabon due to protests by refinery workers alarmed by the outbreak of Ebola. The country will substitute crude from Gabon with Colombian and Russian shipments
  • USA
    *Country Info *Special Events
    22 Oct 2014 - Pennsylvania regulators have fined Regency Marcellus Gas Gathering more than $300,000 for violations related to the construction of 2 natural gas pipelines in 2012 and 2013. Inspections of the pipeline construction revealed inadequate erosion and sedimentation controls, unpermitted sediment discharges, stabilisation issues and unpermitted encroachments at two sensitive stream crossings.
  • *International
    Acquisition / Merger LetterOne / RWE Dea
    22 Oct 2014 - LetterOne reportedly has been given the official green light to act as an operator off Norway after its takeover of RWE Dea. A spokesman for Norway’s Foreign Ministry was quoted as saying that sanctions applied largely to exports of certain equipment and services for use in Russia and were “not relevant” for participation by foreign players in concessions off Norway.
  • Japan
    *Country Info *Oil & Gas Strategy
    22 Oct 2014 - Japan's customs-cleared oil imports fell 3.7% to 3.39Mb/d in Sept from Sept 2013, while LNG imports rose 10.5%