Redland-1 well in ATP 855

Icon Energy Limited reports that the Redland-1 well in ATP 855 reached total depth of 3,804 metres in the Daralingie Formation on 23 January 2014. Redland-1, a vertical exploration well located 22 kilometres northwest of Geoffrey-1, was drilled to evaluate the shale and basin-centred gas play in the Toolachee and Daralingie Formation intervals in the…


Bundu Gas & Oil Exploration (Pty) Ltd

Bundu Gas & Oil Exploration (Pty) Ltd is subsidiary of Challenger Energy Limited, which is owned 90% by Challenger and 10% by Challenger’s Black Economic Empowerment Partners. Bundu holds 100% of exploration permits and applications covering approximately 3,200 square kilometres of highly prospective acreage in South Africa.  This comprises the Thelma Project, an oil and…


New York Mayor: Fracking Poses ‘Too Much Danger To Water Supply’

Recently elected New York Mayor Bill de Blasio voiced his “firm” opposition to hydraulic fracturing, otherwise known as fracking, in New York state while speaking to reporters in Washington, D.C. “I don’t see any place for fracking,” de Blasio said following a speech at the U.S. Conference of Mayors. “The science simply isn’t reliable enough.…


No fracking at Balcombe, says UK’s Cuadrilla

Fracking will not take place at a site in West Sussex in the UK that was at the centre of large-scale protests last year, energy company Cuadrilla has told residents. Hundreds of anti-fracking activists set up camp last summer after Cuadrilla started exploratory drilling on the outskirts of Balcombe as protesters were concerned the company…


Sinopec parent makes ‘strategic breakthrough’, ‘significant advance’ in Sichuan shale

China Petrochemical Corp., Asia’s biggest refiner, made a “strategic breakthrough” in shale gas exploration in southwest China’s Sichuan province, Bloomberg has reported. The company also had a significant advance in shale gas exploration technologies, Chairman Fu Chengyu said in a statement on the company’s official microblog at Sina.com amid its annual work conference in Beijing…