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Drillsearch Farms Out 45% Stake in Permit ATP 924P in Cooper Basin
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Drillsearch farms out 45% stake in permit ATP 924P in the south west Queensland section of the Cooper Basin to Beach Energy.
Carnarvon Reports Hydrocarbons Observed at Phoenix South-1 Well in WA
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Carnarvon Petroleum reports hydrocarbons were observed at Phoenix South-1 well in permit WA-435-P offshore Western Australia prior to a drill bit failure.
M/V Polar Duchess Completes Seychelles 3D Seismic Survey
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 WHL Energy says the M/V Polar Duchess vessel has completed 3D seismic survey at exploration blocks offshore Seychelles.
Britain Opens New Onshore Oil and Gas Licensing Round
Monday, July 28, 2014 The British government says it has opened a new licensing round for companies wanting to explore for onshore oil and gas.
WWF: Arctic Oil Well Blowout Could Spread More Than 1,000 Km
Friday, July 25, 2014 Oil from a spill or oil well blowout in the Arctic waters of Canada's Beaufort Sea could easily become trapped in sea ice and potentially spread to the west coast of Alaska, a World Wildlife Fund study reports.
TAG Oil Spuds Waitangi-1 Well in PEP 38348 in NZ's East Coast Basin
Friday, July 25, 2014 TAG Oil spuds Waitangi-1 well in petroleum exploration permit 38348 in New Zealand's East Coast Basin.
Lime Petroleum Relinquishes 3 Norwegian Licenses in the North Sea
Friday, July 25, 2014 Lime Petroleum relinquishes three Norwegian licenses, located offshore in the North Sea.
OMV Spuds Whio-1 Exploration Well in PEP 51313 Offshore Taranaki
Thursday, July 24, 2014 OMV spuds Whio-1 exploration well in permit PEP 51313 in the Taranaki Basin off New Zealand.
Norwegian Seismic Survey Firms See Mixed Picture
Thursday, July 24, 2014 Petroleum Geo-Services reports a decline in second-quarter revenues and profits, while fellow Norwegian firm announces two new sampling contracts.
Baraka Resolves Dispute Over 2 Exploration Permits in Georgina Basin in NT
Thursday, July 24, 2014 Baraka Energy & Resources resolves dispute with partners over two exploration permits in Georgina Basin, Northern Territory, Australia.
Northern Petroleum Awarded Two Permits in Italy
Thursday, July 24, 2014 Northern Petroleum is awarded two permits, one onshore and one offshore, in Italy.
Metgasco Updates on Legal Action to Lift Suspension of Rosella-1 Drilling
Thursday, July 24, 2014 Metgasco updates on its Supreme Court action to lift the state government' suspension of its approval to drill the Rosella exploration well in PEL 16 in northern New South Wales, Australia.
Centrica Comes Up Dry near Ula Field
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Centrica Resources Norge drills a dry well near the Ula field on Norwegian production license 405.
Searcher Seismic Commences 2D Seismic Acquisition at West Luzon Basin
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Searcher Seismic commences 2D seismic acquisition at West Luzon Basin, offshore Philippines.
Rawson to Undertake Seismic Reprocessing Program for its Otway Basin Assets
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Rawson Resources plans to undertake a seismic reprocessing program to better evaluate the unconventional potential of its exploration assets in Otway Basin, South Australia.
PetroFrontier Updates on Exploration Activities in Northern Territory
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 PetroFrontier updates on exploration activities under the 2014 work program and budget in Northern Territory, Australia.
Leni Finds More Oil with 4th Goudron Development Well
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Leni Gas & Oil finds 187 feet of net oil pay with its fourth development well on the Goudron field.
Kemp: Shale Plays Reduce Political Risk
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Shale plays are ideal for oil and gas companies that need to limit risk in countries with a history of political and economic instability.
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.
Puka-3 Well Spuds Onshore New Zealand
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Kea Petroleum reports that the drilling of the Puka-3 well in the onshore area of the Taranaki Basin, New Zealand, has started.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Eco Atlantic to Farm-out Stake in Block 2012A Off Nambibia to Tullow Kudu
Friday, July 18, 2014 Eco Atlantic signs agreement with Tullow Oil's subsidiary Tullow Kudu to farm-out up to 40 percent stake in Block 2012A in the Walvis Basin, offshore Namibia.
Larne Signs Farm-In Option Deal for NI License
Friday, July 18, 2014 Larne Oil and Gas signs a farm-in option contract with respect to two licenses in Northern Ireland.
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.
Apache Continues Drilling at Phoenix South-1 Well in Permit WA-435-P Off WA
Friday, July 18, 2014 Carnarvon Petroleum updates on drilling at Phoenix South-1 well in permit WA-435-P on the North West Shelf offshore Western Australia.
Karoon Reports Gas Discovery at Pharos-1 Well in WA-389-P ib Browse Basin
Thursday, July 17, 2014 Karoon Gas Australia reports a gas discovery at Pharos-1 exploration well in permit WA-389-P in Browse Basin, Western Australia.
BOEM to Offer 21 Million Acres in Next GOM Lease Sale
Thursday, July 17, 2014 Western Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 238 on Aug. 20 will be the sixth offshore sale under the Administration's Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program for 2012-2017.
Strike Updates on Flow Back, Testing Operations in SA's SCB Gas Project
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 Strike Energy updates on flow back and testing operations at Le Chiffre 1 and Klebb 1 wells in the Southern Cooper Basin Gas Project in South Australia.
Shelly-1 Well in SA's PEL 92 Encounters Non-Commercial Hydrocarbons
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 Cooper Energy reports that Shelly-1 exploration well in PEL 92 in Cooper Basin, South Australia encountered non-commercial hydrocarbons.
CNPC Finds Oil, Gas Shows in Disputed Waters in South China Sea
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 China National Petroleum Corporation reports oil and gas shows in its recent exploration drilling in the disputed South China Sea.
OMV Finds New Black Sea Oil Off Romania
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 Austria's OMV finds a new oil reservoir in the Black Sea off Romania.