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Transerv Energy Receives Nod to Drill at Warro Gas Field in Perth Basin
Thursday, October 02, 2014 Transerv Eneergy receives nod to proceed with drilling at Warro gas field in the Perth Basin, Western Australia.
Swala Concludes 2D Seismic Acquisition in Tanzania's Pangani License
Thursday, October 02, 2014 Swala Energy concludes 2D seismic acquisition program over the Moshi Basin in the Pangani license in northern Tanzania.
Ophir Makes Gas Discovery at Kamba-1 Well in Tanzania's Offshore Block 4
Thursday, October 02, 2014 Ophir Energy finds gas at the Kamba-1 well in Block 4 offshore Tanzania.
Key in Talks for More Exploration, Development Work in EP437 in Perth Basin
Thursday, October 02, 2014 Key Petroleum is in discussions for further exploration and development activities in permit EP437 in Perth Basin, Western Australia.
InterOil Updates on Drilling Program in PPLs 475, 476 in Papua New Guinea
Thursday, October 02, 2014 InterOil provides an update on its current drilling program in permits PPL 475 and PPL 476 in Papua New Guinea.
Edgo Energy Signs PSA for Qarordon, Surkhsimo Blocks in Tajikistan
Wednesday, October 01, 2014 Edgo Energy signs production sharing agreements for Qarordon and Surkhsimo blocks in Tajikistan.
Dragon Oil, Enel Secure 2 Exploration Blocks in Algeria
Wednesday, October 01, 2014 Dragon Oil and Enel secure two exploration blocks - the Tinrhert Nord Perimeter and Msari Akabli Perimeter - in Algeria.
Noble 'Excited' Over Falklands Drilling Despite Scotia
Wednesday, October 01, 2014 Despite its declaration of the Scotia well to be non-commercial, Noble Energy is excited about its upcoming exploration plans offshore the Falkland Islands.
Apache Decides Not to Farm-in to AC/P50, AC/P51 Permits in Australia
Wednesday, October 01, 2014 Apache Northwest decides not to exercise option to farm-in to AC/P50 and AC/P51 exploration permits in the Vulcan Sub-Basin offshore northern Australia.
Greece Expects To Sign Major Oil Test Drilling Contracts By October 2015
Wednesday, October 01, 2014 Greece expects to sign contracts for the first large-scale oil test drilling in its western and southern waters by October 2015, ministry officials say.
Rift Energy Seeks Partner for Block L19 in Kenya
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Rift Energy plans to farm out part of its stake in Block L19 in Kenya to fund the exploration program in the production sharing contract.
NZOG, Octanex Relinquishes PEP 53473 in New Zealand's Taranaki Basin
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 New Zealand Oil & Gas and Octanex relinquish petroleum exploration permit 53473 in the offshore Taranaki basin, New Zealand.
BSO Completes Sale of Otway Basin Permits PEP 167, 175, Re-engages CEO
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Bass Strait Oil completes sale of Otway Basin permits PEP 167 and PEP 175, while re-engaging Steven Noske as CEO.
Swala Energy Refers Dispute with CEPSA Over Block 12B to Arbitration
Monday, September 29, 2014 Swala Energy refers to arbitration a dispute with CEPSA Kenya Ltd. in connection with the latter's withdrawal from Block 12B in Kenya.
Armour Energy Flows Gas at Egilabria 2 Well in ATP1087 in Queensland
Monday, September 29, 2014 Armour Energy flows gas at Egilabria 2 well in ATP1087 in north west Queensland, Australia.
Dana Gas Successful in Bids for 2 Onshore Concessions in Nile Delta
Monday, September 29, 2014 Dana Gas succeeds in bidding for North El Salhiya (Block 1) and El Matariya (Block 3) onshore concessions in the Nile Delta, Eqypt.
Medco Energi Discovers Oil, Gas in Indonesia and Libya
Monday, September 29, 2014 PT Medco Energi makes gas discoveries at Hijau-2 well in Indonesia's South Sumatra and at O2 well in Area 47 in Libya.
Roc Oil Reports Oil Find at WA12-10-1 Well in Beibu Gulf Block 22/12
Monday, September 29, 2014 Roc Oil reports an oil discovery at WZ12-10-1 well in Beibu Gulf Block 22/12 offshore China.
Statoil Makes Uncommercial Gas Find In Arctic
Friday, September 26, 2014 Statoil makes a disappointing gas find in the Arctic, continuing an unsuccessful run of exploration drilling in the Norwegian part of the region.
Senex Prepares to Drill Bagheera East-1 Well in PEL 514 in SA Cooper Basin
Friday, September 26, 2014 Senex Energy prepares to drill Bagheera East-1 well in PEL 514 in South Australian Cooper Basin after completing operations at Hathi-1 exploration well.
San Leon Spuds Kety Well in Bestwina Concession in Poland's Karpaty Area
Friday, September 26, 2014 San Leon Energy spuds the Kety exploration well in Bestwina concession the Karpaty area, Poland.
Real Energy Records Strong Gas Readings at Tamarama-1 Well in Cooper Basin
Friday, September 26, 2014 Real Energy records strong gas readings at Tamarama-1 well in ATP 927P in Cooper Basin, Queensland, Australia.
Filipino-UK Firm To Drill For Gas In Disputed Sea
Friday, September 26, 2014 Chinese state-owned oil producer hasn't responded to a revived proposal to jointly explore an area of the South China Sea but drilling will go ahead by 2016, Chairman Manuel Pangilinan says.
Eni Secures 3 New Exploration Blocks in Egypt
Thursday, September 25, 2014 Eni secures three new exploration licenses in Egypt as it grows its footprint in Africa.
Lundin to Acquire 50% Stake in PM328 Offshore Peninsular Malaysia
Thursday, September 25, 2014 Lundin Petroleum to acquire a 50 percent operating stake in PM328 offshore peninsular Malaysia.
Petrobras Finds Gas at Poco Verde 1 Well in Brazil's Sergie-Alagoas Basin
Thursday, September 25, 2014 Petrobras makes gas discovery at Poco Verde 1 well in concession BM-SEAL-4 in the Sergie-Alagoas Basin offshore Aracaju, Brazil.
Planet Gas Updates on Drilling at Hathi-1 Well in SA Cooper Basin's PEL 514
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 Planet Gas provides update on the drilling of Hathi-1 exploration well in PEL 514 in the South Australian Cooper Basin.
Parkmead Finds New Gas Field in Netherlands
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 London-listed oil and gas explorer Parkmead finds a new gas field in the Netherlands that it expects will feed into existing gas production infrastructure in the area.
Armour Energy Provides Update on its Field Assets in Northern Australia
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 Armour Energy provides an update on its field assets in northern Australia.
Carbon Energy Reports Large Gas Reserves in Queensland's Surat Basin
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 Carbon Energy reports a significant increase in its proved and probable (2P) Surat Basin gas reserves in Queensland, Australia.
GNRL Oil & Gas Finds Oil at ND#1A Well in Gujarat
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 GNRL Oil & Gas makes oil discovery at ND#1A well in Dholasan field in Gujarat, India.
Drilling at Gobi-1 Well in West Natuna Basin's Gurita PSC Set for October
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 Nido Petroleum expects drilling to commence at Gobi-1 exploration well in Gurita PSC in West Natuna Basin, offshore Indonesia in mid-October.
Origin Energy Spuds Speculant-1 Exploration Well in Victoria
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 Origin Energy spuds Speculant-1 exploration well in retention lease VIC/RL2 in Victoria, Australia.
Russia's Rosneft, US ExxonMobil Continue Drilling In Kara Sea Till Oct 10
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 Rosneft and ExxonMobil are continuing to drill in the Kara Sea and plan to stop work by Oct. 10, Russian Deputy Energy Minister Kirill Molodtsov says.
Tomoka: Kerogen Makes Fourth Year Oil Exploration Lease Payment
Monday, September 22, 2014 Tomoka announces that Kerogen has made the fourth year payment for its eight-year oil exploration lease in Hendry County, Florida.
Greece Ratifies Energean's Licenses for Ioannina, Katakolon Blocks
Monday, September 22, 2014 The Greek Parliament ratifies license agreements for Energean to explore and produce from the Ioannina and Katakolon blocks in western Greece.
PTTEP to Acquire 20% Interest in Concession BM-ES-23 Offshore Brazil
Monday, September 22, 2014 PTTEP to acquire a 20 percent interest in Concession BM-ES-23 in the Espirito Santo Basin offshore Brazil from Shell.
Salamander Gets EIA, to Drill in G4/50 License Off Thailand By End 2014
Monday, September 22, 2014 Salamander Energy to drill in G4/50 license in the Gulf of Thailand before the end of 2014 after receiving approval for the environmental impact assessment.
Stena Clyde to Drill Pryderi-1 Well in Permit WA-424-P Off WA in October
Friday, September 19, 2014 Stena Clyde semisub is likely to drill the Pryderi-1 well in permit WA-424-P offshore Western Australia in the second half of October.
Searcher Seismic Commences Mialara 2D Seismic Survey in East Palawan
Friday, September 19, 2014 Searcher Seismic commences Mialara 2D seismic survey in East Palawan, offshore the Philippines.
Pingvin Well Finds Gas in Barents Sea
Friday, September 19, 2014 North Energy reports that the Pingvin exploration well on Norwegian production license 713 in the Barents Sea has found gas in a sandstone reservoir.
Egypt Awards Oil and Gas Exploration Blocks
Friday, September 19, 2014 Egypt signs oil and gas exploration deals worth $187 million with several Western companies and a Tunisian firm, the petroleum ministry says.
Facing US Sanctions, Exxon Winds Down Drilling In Russian Arctic
Friday, September 19, 2014 ExxonMobil says it will wind down drilling in Russia's Arctic in the face of US sanctions targeting Western cooperation with Moscow's oil sector.