Tagged With Onshore
Colombian oil revival hopes face electoral test
17 May 2018
An upcoming election and auction round will help determine the country's oil fortunes
Maersk buys 50% of Africa Oil’s onshore assets
11 November 2015
The Danish business buys 50% of Africa Oil’s stakes in onshore exploration licences
Chinese firm buys Texas oilfields for $1.3bn
27 October 2015
Yantai Xinchao is to buy oilfields in Texas’s Permian basin from producers Tall City Exploration and Plymouth Petroleum for around $1.3bn
Low oil prices ruin Kazakhstan’s energy hopes
20 October 2015
The country has come a long way, materially, since the Soviet days, thanks to its long-established president. But like many other oil-dependent states, its immediate future is looking less certain
Brazil’s 13th licensing round flops after 14% of blocks sold
15 October 2015
Brazilian oil industry suffered the worst result in a decade, with only 37 of 266 blocks awarded
UK to offer 27 onshore blocks in 2015
18 August 2015
The country will start onshore shale oil and gas exploration as they plan to award 27 blocks from the 14th Onshore Oil and Gas Licensing Round this year
Angola calls for onshore licence bids
28 July 2015
In its first licensing round since 2011, the nation is calling for bids on 10 blocks by 18 September
BP sees US shale output holding steady
19 February 2015
US shale production will remain near present levels for the next 20 years, but a slowdown in output from 2035 will see demand for Opec crude rise, BP said in its Energy Outlook 2013-2035, released earlier this week
East Africa's oil explorers under pressure, but ploughing on
13 February 2015
Relatively low operational costs should help East Africa's existing onshore oil exploration activities weather the storm caused by low oil prices
Gas discovery lifts Colombia’s deep-water hopes
8 December 2014
Colombia faces declining prospects at the conventional onshore oilfields that have fueled its decade-long oil and gas boom
Growing pains for China’s onshore LNG producers
26 August 2014
With lower than expected demand, overcapacity and squeezed margins, the producers are having to scale back ambitions
Shale gas could be the next Australian mega resource
31 July 2014
The EIA estimates that the country holds 437 trillion cubic feet of shale gas resources
The next unconventional frontier?
25 July 2014
The potential of Australia’s coal-bed methane reserves will soon be realised and it could be home to one of the most prospective shale plays outside North America
US pumps up oil production volumes by 13.9%
14 June 2013
The US is leading the way in oil and gas production growth
Angola to open the onshore pre-salt blocks
7 February 2013
The frontier exploration focus could move back onshore, if the government's hopes are fulfilled
ExxonMobil steps up Colombia shale search
13 November 2012
US supermajor ExxonMobil is stepping up its shale hunt in Colombia through a farm-in deal with Latin America-focussed junior explorer Sintana Energy
Early Utica drilling results ‘encouraging’ says IHS
3 October 2012
Early drilling results from the Utica shale in Ohio are encouraging, a report by consultancy IHS Cera, released on 3 October, said
Shale operators face tight rig market
28 April 2011
Onshore liquids drilling soars; brisk demand for high-spec rigs
Nigeria: Decision-time for Shell asset bidders
31 March 2011
SHELL's largest-yet sale of onshore Nigerian assets is moving towards decision-time, with preferred bidders for the upstream holdings soon to be selected – and asked to pay 10% of their bids into escrow accounts.
Angola’s exploration-licence interests
28 January 2011
A block-by-block breakdown of licence holders in Angola