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Iran Faces Slow Road Back to Oil Market Even With Nuclear Deal
Wednesday, July 01, 2015 As Iran nears a deal to ease oil sanctions after almost two years of talks, selling more crude remains a long way off.
Israel Plans to Let Noble, Delek Keep Control of Leviathan Gas Field
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 Israel's Energy Ministry unveils a plan for the country's natural gas sector that would leave the largest offshore project, Leviathan, in the control of the Noble/Delek consortium.
Germany Postpones Vote on Fracking Law amid Coalition Row over Details
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 Germany delays a parliamentary vote on new rules for the disputed technique of fracking for shale gas after coalition parties fail to agree on final details.
US Appeals Court: Ex-BP Engineer Deserves New Gulf Spill Trial
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 A former BP engineer deserves a new trial on an obstruction of justice charge related to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, a federal appeals court ruled.
Rig Rout Puts Smaller Drillers in Front as Oil Majors Scale Back
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 Crude oil's plunge is leaving drilling rigs idle from Africa to Latin America as the world's biggest energy companies curtail spending and stall projects.
EU Offshore Safety Regulations: Guidance on New Rules
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 With new EU offshore safety regulations due to come into force July 19, Rigzone offers tips and guidance for companies on how to deal with the new rules.
Lessons from ATP Bankruptcy There for Those Who Listen
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 Oil and gas transactions lawyers share ways to remain solvent during tough economic times.
Oil Bounces Off 3-Week Lows As Greek Debt Default Looms
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 Oil prices end higher as it rebounds from 3-week lows with US refined fuel trading leading the rally on bets for strong summer demand.
Wintershall Calls for Better German Oil, Gas Regulation
Monday, June 29, 2015 Wintershall warns of job losses in Germany's oil and gas industry as it calls for a proportionate regulatory framework for the sector in the country.

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Exploration

Ocean America Mobilizing to Drill Levitt-1 Prospect in WA's Carnarvon Basin
Wednesday, July 01, 2015 Ocean America semisub is mobilizing to Levitt-1 prospect in permit WA-482-P offshore Western Australia to drill an exploration well in the first week of July.
US Issues Potential Setback To Shell's Arctic Drilling Plan
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 The Obama administration issues a potential setback to Shell's Arctic oil exploration plan.
Zion in Talks with Viking for Land Rig to Drill in Megiddo-Jezreel License
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 Zion Oil & Gas is in discussions with Viking Services for the provision of a land rig to drill a well in the Megiddo-Jezreel License area in Israel.
TGS to Buy Seismic Data Library from Polarcus
Monday, June 29, 2015 TGS signs a letter of intent to acquire Polarcus's multi-client seismic data library for $27.5 million.
NSE Sells Australia's Cooper Basin, U.S. Assets to Sundance Energy for $18M
Monday, June 29, 2015 New Standard Energy agrees to sell its Australia's Cooper Basin assets and Colorado Country Project in the United States to Sundance Energy for $18.4 million.
Eni, KazMunayGas Enter Deal to Explore Isatay Block in Caspian Sea
Monday, June 29, 2015 Eni and KazMunayGas enter into an agreement to jointly explore the Isatay block in the north Caspian Sea, Kazakhstan.
Imperial Oil/Exxon/BP Group Defer Drilling In Canada's Arctic
Friday, June 26, 2015 Imperial Oil says it is deferring plans to drill an exploratory well in the Beaufort Sea in Canada's Arctic.

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Production

Algeria's 1Q Oil, Gas Output Down 6%, Investment Up
Wednesday, July 01, 2015 Algeria's oil and gas output fell by six percent during the first quarter of 2015 in spite of an increase in investment.
Tullow Enjoys Strong Oil Production in West Africa
Wednesday, July 01, 2015 Tullow Oil sees strong oil production from its West African operations thanks to a solid performance from its Jubilee field, offshore Ghana.
Global Maritime DSM Bags Mooring, Rig Positioning Deal from Quadrant Energy
Wednesday, July 01, 2015 Global Maritime Deep Sea Mooring bags a contract to provide mooring and rig positioning services to Quandrant Energy for a semisub and a jackup on Australia's North West Shelf.
WA's Browse FLNG Project JV Agrees to Enter FEED, FID Planned for 2H 2016
Wednesday, July 01, 2015 Partners in the Browse floating liquefied natural gas development off Western Australia agree to proceed with the front-end engineering and design phase for the project.
First Oil Flows from CNOOC's Bozhong 28/34 Project in China's Bohai Bay
Wednesday, July 01, 2015 CNOOC commences production at Bozhong 28/34 oilfields comprehensive adjustment project in Bohai offshore China.
Statoil Submits Amended Development Plan for Gullfaks Area
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 Statoil submits an amendment to its plan to develop Phase One of the Shetland/Lista development in the Gullfaks license area to the Norwegian government.
Beach Energy Delivers Gas from Australia's SACB, SWQ Projects to Origin
Wednesday, July 01, 2015 Beach Energy commences gas delivery to Origin Energy from its South Australian Cooper Basin and South West Queensland projects in Australia.
CNPC Commences Construction of Chinese Segment of Russia-China Gas Pipeline
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 CNPC commences construction of the Chinese segment of the Eastern Route of the Russia-China Gas Pipeline.
Mexico's Proven And Probable Oil Reserves Dip 7% In 2014
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 Total Mexican oil and gas reserves fell last year as Pemex was unable to certify enough new discoveries to compensate for current production, the country's oil regulator CNH says.
Technip Bags Brazil's Libra Oil Field FPSO Contract from Jurong Shipyard
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 Technip bags an engineering and procurement services contract from Jurong Shipyard for the floating production, storage and offloading vessel for deployment to Brazil's offshore Libra oil field.
Eni To Sell 1.4Mtpa Of LNG To Indonesia's Pertamina
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 Eni signs agreements to sell 1.4 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) of liquefied natural gas from an Indonesian deepwater project to state-run company Pertamina.

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Finance and Investing

China's Shouyang CBM Operator FEEC Enters Into $4M Loan Facility Agreement
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 Far East Energy, operator of the Shouyang coalbed methane production sharing contract in China, enters into a $4 million term loan facility agreement and secures an extension on an existing $1.4 million loan facility.
Mexico's Alfa Says Offer for Pacific Rubiales is 'Fair and Final'
Friday, June 26, 2015 Alfa says the offer it and Harbour Energy have made to buy oil company Pacific Rubiales is "full, fair and final".
Petrofac Expects Full Year Profit to be Weighted Towards H2
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 Petrofac expects its net profit for the year to be weighted towards the second half and states that its order book at the end of May had grown to $20.5 billion.
Carlyle Backs Former Cairn Energy Execs' Indian Venture
Monday, June 22, 2015 Carlyle Group will invest up to $500 million in Magna Energy Ltd, a new India-focused upstream oil and gas company co-founded by two former Cairn Energy executives.
Kansas MLP, Tallgrass Energy Stand Out with Dropdown Opportunities
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 Tallgrass Energy's hefty asset backlog and its fee-based structure that can withstand a volatile market attract investment banks.
KrisEnergy to Raise $123M for Thailand, Bangladesh Development Projects
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 KrisEnergy launches rights issue to raise $123 million to support its development projects in Thailand and Bangladesh.

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Company Operations

Statoil to Suspend Saipem Rig Contract
Wednesday, July 01, 2015 Norway's Statoil will suspend a rig contract with Italy's Saipem due to overcapacity in its rig portfolio.
Petrobras History of Failed Plans Raises Doubt over New Promises
Wednesday, July 01, 2015 Brazil's state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro's history of failed spending and output plans may be the biggest obstacle to its efforts to convince investors it will reduce its debt.
ENOC Presses Ahead with Dragon Oil Takeover amid Shareholder Protest
Wednesday, July 01, 2015 Emirates National Oil Company progresses with its purchase of Dragon Oil shares it does not already own, despite a major investors saying the takeover undervalues the company.
Sembcorp Marine Reorganizes Business to be a Globally Integrated Firm
Wednesday, July 01, 2015 Sembcorp Marine reorganizes its business to be a globally integrated company, focusing on four key capabilities.
AOD Exercises Option to Build 2 R-550D Jackups at China's CSSC HPWC Yard
Wednesday, July 01, 2015 Alliance Offshore Drilling exercises option to build two R-550D jackups at China's CSSC Huangpu Wenchong Shipyard in Guangzhou, China.
DSME Delivers Songa Equinox Semisub, Newbuild to Work for Statoil in 4Q15
Wednesday, July 01, 2015 Songa Offshore takes delivery of newbuild Songa Equinox from Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering in South Korea and the semisub will soon head for Norway to work for Statoil at the Troll field.
Golar, Perenco Reach Agreement on Commercial Terms of Cameroon FLNG Project
Wednesday, July 01, 2015 Golar LNG and Perenco reach agreement on the commercial terms of the floating liquefaction natural gas export project in Cameroon.
Technip Wins Topsides Contract with Jurong Shipyard
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 France's Technip is awarded a topsides engineering and procurement services contract by Singapore's Jurong Shipyard.
SeaZip Wins Partnership Deal with Heerema Marine Contractors
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 Dutch maritime logistics firm wins a partnership agreement with offshore oil and gas construction firm Heerema Marine Contractors.
Liannex Offers $60.4M for Malaysian FPSO Firm Yinson's Non-Oil, Gas Units
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 Liannex Labuan offers to acquire the non-oil and gas business of Malaysia's floating production, storage and offloading firm Yinson Holdings for $60.4 million.
Otto Marine Lands $131M in New Orders in 2Q 2015, Lifted by Chartering Unit
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 Otto Marine secures $131 million contract in new orders in the second quarter, thanks largely to its chartering business.

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