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KrisEnergy Starts Drilling Rayrai-1 in the Gulf of Thailand
Friday, April 24, 2015 KrisEnergy begins drilling the Rayrai-1 exploration well on block G10/48 in the Gulf of Thailand.
Sound Oil Begins Drilling Second Nervesa Well
Friday, April 24, 2015 Onshore Italy-focused Sound Oil begins the drilling of a second well on its Nervesa gas field.
Falkland Oil Drillers Suspend Work After Technical Problem
Friday, April 24, 2015 Oil explorers drilling in the waters surrounding the Falkland Islands have suspended work on the first well of their 2015 drilling campaign after a technical problem, two of the companies involved say.
TGS's Revenues Fall Due to Decline in Seismic Data Services
Thursday, April 23, 2015 TGS-Nopec reports a fall in first quarter revenues, reflecting a deterioration in demand for seismic data as energy companies reduce exploration spending.
IPB Petroleum to Vary Work Program for Permit WA-424-P in Browse Basin
Thursday, April 23, 2015 IPB Petroleum gets official approval to vary work program for permit WA-424-P in Browse Basin off north west Australia.
Key Petroleum Progresses Drilling Preparations for Dunnart-2 Well in WA
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 Key Petroleum progresses drilling preparations for the Dunnart-2 exploration well in permit EP437 in Perth Basin, Western Australia.
Red Emperor Updates on Operations in Philippines, Somalia and Georgia
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 Australia's Red Emperor provides an update on its operations in the Philippines, Somalia and Georgia.
Drilling Continues at Irwin-1 Exploration Well in Onshore Perth Basin, WA
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 Drilling operations continue at Irwin-1 exploration well in onshore Perth Basin, Western Australia.
Ivar Aasen Appraisal Wells Drilled Successfully
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 Det norske oljeselskap completes the drilling of two appraisal wells on the Ivar Aasen field.
MEO Australia Receives Approval to Vary Permit WA-488-P Work Program
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 MEO Australia receives approval to vary the work program for permit WA-488-P offshore Western Australia.
IHS CERAWeek: Statoil Won't Add North American Drilling Rigs This Year
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 Statoil has no plans to add North American drilling rigs this year, an executive tells Reuters.
Lundin Says 1Q Profitability Affected by Exploration Costs, FX Losses
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 Sweden's Lundin Petroleum says its profitability for the first quarter of 2014 will be adversely affected by exploration costs and a foreign currency exchange loss.
Woodside Turns Down Rabat Deep Operatorship
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 Woodside turns down the opportunity to increase its stake in the Rabat Deep license, offshore Morocco, leaving Chariot Oil & Gas seeking a new partner to fund drilling.
NOPTA Approves Variation to Permit WA-454-P Work Program Off WA
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 The National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator approves a request by the WA-454-P joint venture to vary the work program for the permit off Western Australia.
IHS CERAWeek: Bucking Downturn, Pioneer Sees Adding Rigs Soon
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 Pioneer Natural Resources will start adding drilling rigs in June so long as market conditions are favorable, the company's CEO says.
European Majors Team Up to Explore Arctic
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 Statoil and Eni form BaSEC (Barents Sea Exploration Collaboration) to solve operational issues connected to exploring the Barents Sea for hydrocarbons.
Bass Strait Oil Provides Update on Gippsland Basin Operations off Australia
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 Bass Strait Company provides an update on its Gippsland Basin operations offshore Victoria, Australia.
Official: India to Auction 69 Marginal Fields Owned by ONGC, Oil India
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 India will soon auction 69 marginal oil and gas fields owned by state explorers Oil and Natural Gas Corp and Oil India Ltd, the country's oil secretary says.
Karoon Confirms Oil Discovery at Echidna-1 Well in Santos Basin
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 Karoon Gas confirms oil discovery at Echidna-1 exploration well in Block S-M-1102 in Santos Basin offshore Brazil.
Kea Faces 'Precarious' Future as it Seeks Shannon Partner
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 Kea Petroleum says its future is 'precarious' as it seeks funds to drill the Shannon-1 well.
Report: Kuwait Discovers 4 New Oil Fields In Kingdom
Monday, April 20, 2015 Kuwait's state news agency says the state-run Kuwait Oil Co. has discovered four new oil fields.
KrisEnergy Finds Oil, Gas at Rossukon-3ST Well in the Gulf of Thailand
Monday, April 20, 2015 KrisEnergy finds hydrocarbons at Rossukon-3ST sidetrack exploration well in G6/48 in the Gulf of Thailand, completing its 2015 drilling program in the block.
GDF Suez Says Natural Gas Discovery Made in Southeast Algeria
Monday, April 20, 2015 France's GDF Suez says partner Repsol has found gas in southeast Algeria.
BG Group Drills Dry Well in the North Sea
Friday, April 17, 2015 BG Group comes up dry in the Norwegian North Sea with its 34/3-5 exploration well southeast of the Knarr field.
Searcher Processing Seismic Datasets in the Philippines, Papua New Guinea
Friday, April 17, 2015 Searcher Seismic is currently processing two seismic datasets in the Philippines and Papua New Guinea.
Lime Petroleum Acquires 30% Stake in PL544 in Norwegian North Sea
Friday, April 17, 2015 Lime Petroleum acquires a 30 percent stake from Lundin Petroleum in PL544 in the Norwegian North Sea.
Petsec to Operate Yemen's Block 7 After Acquiring Oil Search's Local Unit
Friday, April 17, 2015 Petsec Energy takes over as operator of Block 7 in Yemen after increasing its stake in the permit through acquisition of Oil Search's Yemeni subsidiary.
Petrobras Discovers Oil, Gas in Brazil's Amazon and Espirito Santos Basins
Friday, April 17, 2015 Petrobas finds oil and gas at Block AM-T-84 in the Amazon Basin in Brazil and discovers oil at Block ES-T-495 in the Espirito Santo Basin.
Argentina's YPF Sees Cost Of Vaca Muerta Drilling Falling 10%
Thursday, April 16, 2015 The cost of drilling wells in Argentina's vast but barely tapped Vaca Muerta formation will fall at least 10% by the end of 2016, Miguel Galuccio, YPF CEO, says.
Brazil's Petrobras Confirms Productivity Within Sergipe Oil Basin
Thursday, April 16, 2015 Petrobras says that tests confirm light crude and good productivity levels at its reserves in the Farfan area at the Sergipe basin, a large oil frontier off the country's northeast coast.
TGS, Dolphin Agree Barents Sea 3D Seismic Survey
Thursday, April 16, 2015 Norway's TGS signs a deal with Dolphin Geophysical to acquire around 1,675 square miles of 3D seismic data in the western Barents Sea.
AWE Finds Gas Shows at Irwin-1 Exploration Well in Onshore Perth Basin
Thursday, April 16, 2015 AWE finds gas shows at Irwin-1 exploration well in the onshore Perth Basin, Western Australia.
Key Gibraltar Drills Rossukon-3ST Well in the Gulf of Thailand
Thursday, April 16, 2015 Key Gibraltar jackup spuds Rossukon-3ST sidetrack exploration well in Block G6/48 in the Gulf of Thailand.
KrisEnergy Finds Hydrocarbons at Rossukon-3 Exploration Well Off Thailand
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 KrisEnergy finds hydrocarbons at Rossukon-3 exploration well in Block G6/48 in the Gulf of Thailand.
Essar Plans Exploration Drilling in Two Offshore Blocks in India, Vietnam
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 Essar plans to drill exploration wells at two offshore blocks in India and Vietnam around September/October, according to a senior company official.
Polarcus Halfway Through a 3D Seismic Assignment Off Western Australia
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 Polarcus completes 50 percent of a 3D seismic assignment offshore Western Australia.
Statoil Makes Gas Find Near Aasta Hansteen Field
Monday, April 13, 2015 Statoil makes another gas find near its Aasta Hansteen field in the Norwegian Arctic, further raising the gas resource in one of its biggest ongoing projects.
Karoon Gas Finds Hydrocarbons at Echidna-1 Well in Brazil's Santos Basin
Monday, April 13, 2015 Karoon Gas finds hydrocarbons at Echidna-1 exploration well in Block S-M-1102m, Santos Basin, offshore Brazil.