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CNPC, ENH to Cooperate on Oil & Gas Projects in Mozambique
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC) and Mozambique's Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos (ENH) sign oil and gas cooperation agreement.

UKOOG Supports Yorkshire Council's Fracking Approval
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 UKOOG welcomes North Yorkshire County Council's decision to approve the hydraulic fracture of Third Energy's Kirby Misperton well.

Wintershall Makes Small North Sea Discovery
Monday, May 23, 2016 Wintershall Norge AS, operator of production license 248, makes a small oil discovery near the Vega field in the North Sea.

At-13 Well in Algeria Hits 240-Foot Gas-Bearing Formation
Monday, May 23, 2016 The AT-13 development well in Algeria penetrates a 240-foot gas and condensate bearing formation.

BP's Oil Search Strategy Shrinks With Budget Cuts
Monday, May 23, 2016 The departure of BP's exploration boss has turned the spotlight on an oil search strategy that is focusing mainly on expanding existing fields rather than venturing into the unknown.


Exxon, Total, Chevron In Talks With Pemex On Gulf Prospects
Friday, May 20, 2016 Pemex is in talks with Exxon Mobil Corp., Total and Chevron as Mexico’s struggling state-run oil producer seeks partners to develop deepwater crude in the Gulf of Mexico.

APPEA Says Urgency Needed to Address Decline in Queensland's Exploration
Thursday, May 19, 2016 The Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association says there is an urgent need to address the severe decline in exploration activity in Queensland, Australia.

Cairn Energy Hits Oil at SNE-4 Appraisal Well
Thursday, May 19, 2016 Cairn Energy plc encounters a gross oil column of 328 feet at the SNE-4 appraisal well offshore Senegal.

MEC Updates on PEP11 Planned Seismic Program in Offshore Sydney Basin
Thursday, May 19, 2016 MEC Resources provides update on planned seismic program within PEP11 in Australia's offshore Sydney Basin.

Norway Awards 10 New Licences To 13 Firms In Oil Licensing Round
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 Norway awards 10 new licenses to 13 companies in its 23rd oil licensing round for new exploration areas.

Mubadala Spuds Sri Trang-1 Prospect in Thailand's Offshore G1/48 Concession
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 Mubadala Petroleum spuds the Sri Trang-1 prospect in G1/48 concession in the Gulf of Thailand with Atwood Orca.

Dolphin Geophysical Secures Seismic Services Contract Offshore Romania
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 Dolphin Geophysical Ltd will carry out seismic acquisition and processing services for Black Sea Oil & Gas S.R.L offshore the Romanian coast of the Black Sea.

NPD Grants Tullow, Total Drilling Permits Offshore Norway
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate grants Tullow Oil Norge AS and Total E&P Norge AS drilling permits for 2 separate wells offshore Norway.

MEC Says Seismic Survey Being Planned for PEP11 Offshore Australia
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 MEC Resources reveals that a seismic survey is being planned for permit PEP11 ahead of drilling of the Baleen prospect off Australia.

NOPSEMA Asks BP for New Environmental Plan for Great Australian Bight
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environment Management Authority asks BP to modify and resubmit their environmental plan for drilling in the Great Australian Bight off South Australia.

ERCE: Sea Lion Complex Could Hold 1.7B Barrels of Oil
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 The Sea Lion Complex in License PL032 in the Northern Falkland Basin has been independently estimated by ERC Equipoise Limited to hold 1.7 billion barrels of oil in place.

InfraStrata: Drilling Begins at Woodburn Forest-1 Well, Northern Ireland
Monday, May 16, 2016 Drilling commences at the Woodburn Forest-1 well, located in County Antrim, Northern Ireland.

Quadrant to Drill Outtrim East-1 Well Off WA with Noble Tom Prosser
Monday, May 16, 2016 Quadrant Energy plans to drill the Outtrim East-1 well in permit WA-155-P(1) offshore Western Australia with jackup Noble Tom Prosser in mid-June.

NPD Grants Wintershall Drilling Permit for North Sea Well
Friday, May 13, 2016 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate grants Wintershall Norge AS a drilling permit for wellbore 35/11-19 S, located in production license 248 F in the North Sea.

Otto Launches Legal Action Against Swala Over Tanzania's Pangani License
Friday, May 13, 2016 Otto Energy launches legal action against Swala Energy over the Pangani license in Tanzania.

New North Sea Beckons Oil Producers Off Canada’s East Coast
Friday, May 13, 2016 A change to an obscure shipping law is helping draw major oil companies to an area off Canada’s east coast that may rival the North Sea for its production potential.

Japan Oil Firms Eye Smaller Investments Amid Low Oil Price
Friday, May 13, 2016 Japanese oil companies are planning to cut spending on exploration and refining over the next few years as the plunge in crude prices since 2014 hammers their balance sheets and refining margins.

Range Resources Limited to Drill MD 250 Follow-up Well
Thursday, May 12, 2016 Following "highly encouraging results" from the recently drilled MD 250 well in Trinidad, Range Resources Limited will drill a follow-up development well from the same drilling pad, named MD 51-2.

Pura Vida Holds 100% Interest in Madagascar's Offshore Ambilobe Block
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 Pura Vida completes takeover of full interest in Madagascar's offshore Ambilobe block after Sterling Energy's withdrawal.

Faroe Petroleum, Wintershall Receive Consent to Drill North Sea Wells
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 Petroleum Safety Authority Norway grants Faroe Petroleum and Wintershall consent to drill 2 separate North Sea wells.

New Report Supports Plan to Drill Baleen Prospect in PEP11 in Sydney Basin
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 MEC Resources says new geochemical report supports drilling of the Baleen prospect in PEP11, offshore Sydney Basin, Australia.


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