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Monday, July 21, 2014 - Statoil resumes production at the Njord A platform in the Norwegian Sea after a year.
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Mexico's Senate OKs Bills Expanding Power of Energy Regulators
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Mexico's Senate gives general approval to legislation laying out expanded powers for energy regulators, part of the fine print needed to implement a constitutional reform that overhauls the oil, gas and electricity sectors.
China Provides $4 Billion To Venezuela In Exchange For Oil
Monday, July 21, 2014 China will provide Venezuela with a new $4 billion credit line, with the money to be repaid by oil shipments from OPEC member Venezuela.
Exxon Oil Rig Enters Uncharted Waters of Russian Political Storm
Monday, July 21, 2014 Exxon faces political dilemma as one of its rigs enters Russian Arctic waters.
Oil and Gas Hiring Set to Increase, Candidates Choosier
Monday, July 21, 2014 Half of hiring managers in the energy industry plan to hire more professionals in the next 6 months as compared to the first half of the year, according to a semi-annual hiring survey from Rigzone.
Analyst: Oil, Gas CAPEX Spending to End 2014 a Bit Flat
Monday, July 21, 2014 Rigzone talks with AlixPartners' Dennis Cassidy about what oil and gas spending and other trends will look like for the second half of 2014.
Gabon Picks Seven Companies For Final Oil Block Talks
Monday, July 21, 2014 Gabon selects seven companies for a final round of negotiations as part of an offshore licensing round the government hopes will reverse a chronic decline in output, the country's oil ministry says.
Oil Prices Rise Above $104; Natural Gas Sinks
Monday, July 21, 2014 The price of oil rises more than a $1 for the third time in the last four trading days, and closes above $104 for the first time since July 3.
Oil Price Remains High On Global Turmoil
Friday, July 18, 2014 The price of oil retreats slightly but remains elevated because of political turmoil around the world.

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Exploration

Key Updates on Drilling at Dunnart-2 Well in EP 437 in Perth Basin
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Key Petroleum updates on drilling at the Dunnart-2 exploration well in permit EP 437 in Perth Basin, Western Australia.
AWE to Analyze Data of Drover-1 Well in EP455 in Perth Basin
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 AWE reports that gas readings at Drover-1 well in permit 455 in Perth Basin, Western Australia will be analyzed before determining the next phase of exploration activity.
Drilling Starts at Egdon's Wressle Prospect Onshore UK
Monday, July 21, 2014 Drilling begins at the 2.1-million barrel Wressle prospect in Lincolnshire, onshore UK.
Lundin Petroleum's Arctic Find Has Good Gas Quality, Unclear on Oil
Monday, July 21, 2014 Lundin Petroleum's Arctic discovery shows good quality for gas but oil quality is inconclusive.
Tullow North Sea Well Comes Up Dry
Monday, July 21, 2014 Tullow's Lupus-1 wildcat well in the Norwegian North Sea fails to find hydrocarbons.
Central Spuds Whiteley-1 Unconventional Gas Well in ATP912 in Queensland
Monday, July 21, 2014 Central Petroleum spuds the Whiteley-1 unconventional gas exploration well in ATP912 of the Southern Georgina Basin in Queensland, Australia.
AWE Releases Kan Tan IV After Completing Drilling at PMP 38158 Off NZ
Monday, July 21, 2014 AWE releases Kan Tan IV semisub after the completion of plug and abandonment operations for the Oi-1 and Oi-2 exploration wells in petroleum mining permit 38158 offshore Taranaki, New Zealand.
Shell Pulls Out Of Qatar's Block-D License After Dry Well
Friday, July 18, 2014 Shell says that its QSD-1 natural gas well in Qatar has not found commercial volumes.

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Production

IEV Receives Nod to Progress Work at Pabuaran Block in West Java
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 IEV Holdings receives approval from Pertamina to progress work on the development of the Pabuaran Block in Subang district, West Java, Indonesia.
ShaMaran Updates on Operations at Atrush Development in Kurdistan
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 ShaMaran Petroleum updates on operations at the Atrush development in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.
Oilex Commences Flow-back of Frac Fluids at Cambay-77H Well in Gujarat
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Oilex commences flow-back of frac fluids at Cambay-77H well in Cambay Production Sharing Contract in Gujarat, India prior to production testing.
Asian, Western Firms Bid for UAE Oilfields
Monday, July 21, 2014 Asian and western oil firms bid for the opportunity to take part in operating the United Arab Emirates' biggest oilfields after a deal with oil majors fell through earlier this year.
Salamander Inks Deal to Sell 40% Stake in 2 Blocks to Sona Off Thailand
Monday, July 21, 2014 Salamander Energy inks a sale and purchase agreement to dispose of 40 percent stake in B8/38 and G4/50 concessions in the Gulf of Thailand.
N'Goma FPSO to Sail Away to Block 15/06 Offshore Angola Shortly
Monday, July 21, 2014 The N'Goma floating production, storage and offloading facility prepares to sail away from Port Amboim to commence mooring and hook-up operations at Block 15/06 offshore Angola.
Statoil Resumes Production at Njord A Platform
Monday, July 21, 2014 Statoil resumes production at the Njord A platform in the Norwegian Sea after a year.
ONGC Stops Work at NS Platform in Mumbai High North Following Gas Leakage
Monday, July 21, 2014 ONGC stops operations at the NS platform in Mumbai High North field off India's west coast following a gas leakage.
Sources: Murphy Oil's Malaysia Assets Draw Interest From Mitsubishi, ONGC
Friday, July 18, 2014 Mitsubishi submits a non-binding bid to buy Murphy Oil's Malaysian oil and gas assets valued at about $2.5 billion, a person familiar with the matter tells Reuters.

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Finance and Investing

Schlumberger Second-Quarter Profit Falls 24%
Thursday, July 17, 2014 Schlumberger, the world's largest oilfield services company, reports a nearly 24% fall in quarterly profit.
Far East Energy Corp.'s Bridge Facility with SCB Extended for 2 Months
Monday, July 14, 2014 Far East Energy Corp., operator of the Shouyang coalbed methane production sharing contract in China's Shanxi province, receives a further extension of the maturity date of an existing bridge facility with Standard Chartered Bank.
Triyards' 9-Month Net Profit Increases 1% to $21.4M
Friday, July 11, 2014 Triyards Holdings posts a net profit of $21.4 million for the 9 months ending May 31, a marginal 1 percent rise from a year ago.
WestSide Recommends Shareholders Accept Landbridge's Takeover Offer
Friday, July 04, 2014 Australia's WestSide recommends that company's shareholders accept Landbridge's takeover offer.
South Sudan To Borrow About $1B From Oil Firms In 2014/15
Wednesday, July 02, 2014 South Sudan plans to borrow from oil companies during the coming financial year to help cover repayments on domestic loans and previous oil advances.
Noble Energy Acquires Deepwater GOM Acreage
Monday, June 16, 2014 Noble Energy reaches an agreement with BP Exploration & Production Inc. to acquire interest in 17 deepwater exploration leases in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Company Operations

Swissco's Shareholders Approve Firm's Acquistion of Scott and English
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Swissco's shareholders approve the company's $225 million acquisition of Scott and English Energy at an extraordinary general meeting.
Technics Wins $14M Gas Compressor, Plant Maintenance Deal in Indonesia
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Technics Oil and Gas wins a $13.84 million contract for lease and maintenance of gas compressor equipment as well as plant maintenance in Indonesia.
Semisub Barge POSH Mogami Sank Off Indonesia's Batam Island, 3 Dead
Monday, July 21, 2014 Three people were killed when POSH Mogami sank off Batam, Indonesia when the semisubmersible barge was undergoing submerging trials Friday.
Swire's New PSV Pacific Legacy Named at Japan's Maizuru Shipyard
Monday, July 21, 2014 Swire Pacific Offshore names newbuild platform supply vessel Pacific Legacy at Maizuru Shipyard in Japan.
Reliance's Oil, Gas Business Revenue Rises 27.3% in June Quarter
Monday, July 21, 2014 Reliance posts a 27.3% gain in revenue for its oil and gas exploration and production business in the June quarter to $527.54 million.
Halliburton Sees N. America Margin Growth On Rise In Drilling
Monday, July 21, 2014 Halliburton says it expect higher margins in North America in the current quarter due to strong drilling activity, signaling an industry-wide recovery in the region after a two-year slump.
Sembawang Shipyard Bags $480M Contract from Saipem for 2 FPSO Conversions
Monday, July 21, 2014 Sembawang Shipyard bags a $480 million contract for the conversion of two floating production,storage and offloading vessels for the Kaombo project offshore Angola.
Italy Union Calls General Strike at Eni Refineries for July 29
Friday, July 18, 2014 Italian union plans a one-day strike at all of Eni's refineries in Italy in order to protest against closures.

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