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Kan Tan IV Continues Drilling at Whio-1 Well in PEP 51313 Offshore Taranaki
Friday, August 22, 2014 Cue Energy provides update on drilling at Whio-1 well in permit PEP 51313 offshore Taranaki, New Zealand.
China Rongsheng Acquires Stakes in Kyrgyzstan's Oil Fields for $282M
Friday, August 22, 2014 China Rongsheng Heavy Industries acquires 60 percent interest in Central Point Worldwide for $282 million, giving it stakes in four oil fields adjacent to the Fergana Valley in Kyrgyzstan.
Santos Makes Gas-Condensate Discovery at Lasseter-1 Well in Browse Basin
Friday, August 22, 2014 Santos makes a gas-condensate discovery at Lasseter-1 exploration well in permit WA-274-P in Browse Basin, offshore Western Australia.
Hydrocarbon Flows During Testing at Davenport 1 in Permit PEL 94 in SA
Thursday, August 21, 2014 Strike Energy reports that hydrocarbon shows were observed during testing operations at Davenport 1 well in PEL 94 in South Australia.
Lundin to Drill Gobi-1 Well in Gurita PSC in West Natuna in Late September
Thursday, August 21, 2014 Nido Petroleum reveals that the Gobi-1 well in Gurita production sharing contract in Indonesia's West Natuna Basin is expected to spud in late September.
Idemitsu Makes Gas, Condensate Find at Blocks 05-1b & 05-1c Off Vietnam
Thursday, August 21, 2014 Inpex reports that Idemitsu, the operator of Blocks 05-1b and 05-1c offshore southern Vietnam, made a gas and condensate discovery.
3D Oil Completes Sale of a 20% Stake in Otway Basin's T/49P Permit
Thursday, August 21, 2014 3D Oil completes the sale of 20 percent stake in T/49P exploration permit in Otway Basin, offshore Tasmania, Australia to Beach Energy.
Drilling at Phoenix South-1 in Permit WA-435-P Finds More Hydrocarbons
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Carnarvon Petroleum reports that minor sands encountered during drilling at Phoenix South-1 well in permit WA-435-P offshore Western Australia indicates they were hydrocarbon bearing.
Polarcus Completes UK Seismic Program for TGS
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Polarcus says its 3D seismic vessel Polarcus Naila has completed a two-month program for Norway's TGS-NOPEC off the UK's Shetland Islands.
PetroNeft Restarts Drilling Operation in Tomsk Region of Russia
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 PetroNeft says it is restarting drilling operations on Licence 61 in the Tomsk Oblast region of Russia.
IPB-CalEnergy JV Gets Extension for Permit WA-424-P Work Program in WA
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 IPB Petroleum receives extension to the primary term work program for permit WA-424-P in the Browse Basin, offshore north west Australia.
Apache Makes Major Oil Find at Phoenix South-1 Well in North West Shelf
Monday, August 18, 2014 Apache makes a major oil discovery at Phoenix South-1 well in permit WA-435-P in the North West Shelf in Western Australia.
Apache, JX Nippon Commit to Drill Roc Prospect in Permit WA-437-P in NWS
Monday, August 18, 2014 Apache and JX Nippon commit to drilling the Roc prospect in permit WA-437-P in the North West Shelf of Western Australia.
Cue Reports that Drilling Continues at Whio-1 Well in NZ's Taranaki Basin
Monday, August 18, 2014 Cue Energy Resource provides update on drilling at Whio-1 well in permit PEP 51313 offshore Taranaki, New Zealand.
Providence Confirms Start of Newgrange Seismic Survey
Monday, August 18, 2014 Providence Resources says its seismic survey of the Newgrange area, offshore southwest Ireland, has begun.
Sub-Commercial Hydrocarbons Found at North Kendang-2 Well
Monday, August 18, 2014 Salamander Energy says its North Kendang-2 well in Indonesia has found gas, condensate and oil but not in commercial volumes.
Rosneft, Statoil Start Exploration for Oil, Gas in Norway
Monday, August 18, 2014 Rosneft and Statoil embark on joint exploration for oil and gas in the Barents Sea.
Key Petroleum Finds Encouraging Hydrocarbon Show at Dunnart-2 Well in WA
Monday, August 18, 2014 Key Petroleum finds encouraging hydrocarbon show at Dunnart-2 well in permit EP437 in Perth Basin, Western Australia.
Kea Fails to Find Commercial Oil at Puka-3
Monday, August 18, 2014 Kea Petroleum plugs and abandons its Puka-3 well in New Zealand after failing to find commercial hydrocarbons.
NWS Government Fails to Give Evidence for Suspending Rosella Drilling
Friday, August 15, 2014 The New South Wales (NSW) government fails to give the court evidence on its decision to suspend drilling of the Rosella exploration well in PEL 16 in NSW, Australia.
Petronas Signs PSC for Offshore Block F14 in Southern Gabon
Friday, August 15, 2014 Petronas signs a production sharing contract for Block F14 offshore southern Gabon.
MEO Further Extends Notice Dates for Eni's Farm-in to Permit NT/P68
Friday, August 15, 2014 MEO Australia agreed to further extend the notice dates for Eni Australia to farm-in to permit NT/P68 in the Timor Sea, off northern Australia.
Drilling Continues at Whio-1 Exploration Well in PEP 51313 Offshore NZ
Friday, August 15, 2014 Cue Energy updates on drilling at Whio-1 exploration well in permit 51313 offshore New Zealand.
SeaBird: 3D Seismic Vessels Taking on More 2D Jobs
Friday, August 15, 2014 3D seismic survey vessels are increasingly competing for 2D work, according to SeaBird Exploration.
AWE to Farm-in for 40% Interest in Bohai Bay's Block 09/05
Thursday, August 14, 2014 AWE to acquire 40 percent interest in Block 09/05 in Bohai Bay, offshore China from Roc Oil.
Fastnet Improves Farm-in Options for its Deep Kinsale Prospect
Thursday, August 14, 2014 Irish explorer Fastnet Oil & Gas extends its option agreement with a Petronas subsidiary to farm into its Deep Kinsale Prospect, offshore Ireland.
Rex International Holding Adds New Technology to Detect Hydrocarbons
Thursday, August 14, 2014 Rex International Holding adds new technology, Rex Gas Indicator, to detect hydrocarbons in their gaseous phase using conventional seismic data.
3D Seismic Survey Begins at Spanish Point South
Thursday, August 14, 2014 Providence Resources announces the start of 3D seismic survey operations at Spanish Point South, offshore Ireland.
Argentina's YPF Says Strikes Oil In Southern Province Of Neuquen
Thursday, August 14, 2014 YPF says it discovered a non-conventional oil field in the southern province of Neuquen.
Spain Clears Repsol To Start Drilling Off Canary Islands
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 The Spanish government gives Repsol the green light to begin a $7-billion oil exploration project off the Canary Islands.
NGE's Sale of a 50% Stake in PNG's PPL 269 to Santos Nearer to Completion
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 New Guinea Energy's sale of a 50 percent interest in permit PPL 269 in Papua New Guinea for up to $40 million to a subsidiary of Santos moves closer towards completion.
Petrobras Says Well in Jupiter Area Confirms Subsalt Discovery
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 Brazil's Petrobras says fourth well drilled in the offshore Jupiter area shows the existence of a subsalt oil discovery.
Beach Finds Oil at Balgowan-1 Exploration Well in PEL 91 in Cooper Basin
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 Beach Energy makes oil discovery at Balgowan-1 exploration well in permit PEL 91 in South Australia's Cooper Basin.
Energy Drilling Australia Mobilizes Schramm Rig to Drill in Cooper Basin
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 Energy Drilling Australia mobilizes the Schramm T550XD rig to drill in the Cooper Basin, Australia.
Getech Sees Upturn in Exploration Services Market
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 Getech Chief Executive says the company has seen a 'significant' upturn in the exploration services market in recent weeks.
Carnarvon Updates on Drilling at Phoenix South-1 Well in Permit WA-435-P
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 Carnarvon Petroleum provides update on drilling at Phoenix South-1 well in permit WA-435-P offshore Western Australia.
Origin Completes Acquisition of 2 Permits in WA's Browse Basin from Karoon
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 Origin Energy completes acquisition of Karoon Gas' 40 percent interest in exploration permits WA-315-P and WA-398-P in Western Australia's Browse Basin.
ONGC Videsh Signs PSCs for Onshore Blocks B-2, EP-3 in Myanmar
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 ONGC Videsh signs production sharing contracts for onshore blocks B-2 and EP-3 in Myanmar.
KrisEnergy, Eni Execute Deed for Transfer of Neon's Stake in Vietnam Blocks
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 KrisEnergy and Eni execute deed for the transfer of Neon Energy's working interest in Blocks 105 and 120 offshore Vietnam to both firms.
Roxi Sees Further Oil, Gas Shows at Kazakh Well
Monday, August 11, 2014 Roxi Petroleum reports that its A5 well in western Kazakhstan has made a further discovery of oil and gas.
ExxonMobil, Rosneft Drill Russia's Northernmost Well
Monday, August 11, 2014 ExxonMobil and Rosneft begin drilling Russia's northernmost well in the Kara Sea in the Russian Arctic.