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Gas Sector

24 December 2013 – Tullow Oil plc (Tullow) announces that the 31/3-4 exploration well on the Mantra prospect offshore Norway has encountered reservoir quality sands but all intervals are water wet. The 31/3-4 wildcat was the first exploration well in the Tullow operated 551 production licence and was targeting the Upper Jurassic Sognefjord Formation reservoir as the main target, with additional prospectivity in Paleocene Lista sands and Middle Jurassic Brent... »
With insufficient supply against huge demands, a severe gas crisis has set in at many parts of Dhaka City, over the last few days, severely disrupting house hold works as well as the local CNG filling stations. The gas crisis in the capital and surrounding areas has begun to escalate with gas pressure in the pipeline now too low to cook in many areas during the peak hours in the... »
18 December 2013 – Tullow Oil plc (Tullow) announces that the Paon-2A appraisal well in the CI-103 licence offshore Côte d’Ivoire has determined the down-dip extent of the Paon oil accumulation. The well encountered the water below the oil accumulation discovered at the Paon-1X well and pressure logging has located the likely oil water contact. To minimise the number of appraisal wells, Paon-2A was located 15km south west and approximately... »
Another drilling rig will be added to the fleet of the Bangladesh Petroleum Exploration and Production Company (Bapex) in February, 2014. To gear up the activities of drilling oil and gas, Awami League government has so far purchased three drilling and work-over rigs.This would be the sixth rig for the Bapex. In August, 2012, the Bapex signed a deal with Chinese Honghua Petroleum Equipment Company Ltd for procurement of the... »
The signing of contracts with US-based ConocoPhillips and India’s ONGC Videsh Ltd for awarding three shallow water gas blocks looks uncertain due to the country’s ongoing political standoff. ConocoPhillips obtained the block SS-7 while ONGC got the blocks SS-4 and SS-9 through participating in the international bidding invited early this year by state-owned corporation Petrobangla. Petrobangla Chairman Dr. Hussain Monsur said. `We’re ready to sign the final contracts with the... »
Engr. Khondkar Abdus Saleque: Following resumption of gas supply to CUFL after 10 months of suspension has further aggravated gas famine of Industrial City Chittagong. Gas supply to all power plants in the Chittagong region remains suspended. All consumers including domestic commercial, Industrial, CNG are suffering from serious gas draught. Gas supply crisis in Chittagong has adversely affected industrial production .Export Oriented Industries are major sufferers. Now the recent situation... »
State-owned Petrobangla is likely to award three shallow water blocks to US-based ConocoPhillips and India’s ONGC for oil and gas exploration by December. In the international bidding invited early this year, Conoophillips submitted a bid for Block SS-7 while ONGC submitted bids for Blocks SS-4 and SS-9. According to official sources, the bid proposals of the two IOCs have already received the approval of the government’s top level. ‘The Cabinet... »
The energy division on 18 November approved a proposal of a US firm for setting up an LNG terminal at Moheshkhali in the Bay of Bengal waiving a condition of paying the bid bond and allowing it to pay 41.5 per cent less performance guarantee, officials said.The decisions came from a meeting headed by the energy division secretary Md Mozammel Haque Khan. According to the bid document, the US firm... »
The country is likely to get 300 million cubic feet of new gas per day (mmcfd) from Chevron’s ongoing expansion project at Bibiyana field.   Sources at the energy sector said the US-based international oil company’s $500-million expansion work is nearing its target and expected to be completed by the end of 2014, raising the prospect of getting new gas.   According to the sources, over 60 percent of the... »
DHAKA, Oct 29, 2013: Putting emphasis on strengthening Bangladesh Petroleum Exploration and Production Company Ltd (Bapex), Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said the state-owned company should have a share in the agreement with foreign companies on exploring oil and gas. “I would like to tell the authorities concerned to strengthen the Bapex further and train up its manpower so that we could ourselves explore gas and oil,” she said. Besides,... »