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SAGW-4 Well in Kazakhstan Hits Oil
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 Max Petroleum reports that its SAGW-4 in Kazakhstan has identified 65 feet of new hydrocarbon pay.
Coastal Energy Updates Recent Exploration Drilling off Thailand
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 Coastal Energy gives an update on the drilling of the Bua Ban North B-17 and Ko Kra A-01 exploration wells off Thailand.
Sinopec in Iceland Exploration Talks
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 Sinopec Group is in preliminary talks to explore for oil and gas off the northwest coast of Iceland, according to a newspaper report.
Gas2Grid Successfully Drills Malolos Well
Monday, June 17, 2013 The operator is analyzing gathered samples from the Malolos well to determine its commercial vitality.
Ithaca Farms Out North Sea Interests
Monday, June 17, 2013 Ithaca Energy farms out interests in Handcross prospect to Edison International, while also arranging a farm-out deal with Shell.
CNOOC, Shell Awarded New Offshore Oil, Gas Permits in Australia
Monday, June 17, 2013 CNOOC and Shell among firms awarded permits in latest Australian licensing round.
Lundin Commences Drilling at Brynhild Development Well
Monday, June 17, 2013 Lundin begins its four-well development campaign on the Brynhild field in the North Sea.
New World Gets Extension to Danish Licenses
Monday, June 17, 2013 New World Oil and Gas secures a six-month extension to deadlines for its work program on the Danica Jutland project in Denmark.
Murphy Updates Results on Bassett West-1 Well in Browse Basin
Monday, June 17, 2013 Murphy says the Dufresne-1 prospect will be drilled in block WA-408-P after non-commercial gas was found at the Bassett West-1 well.
Origin Spuds 121-Ca Voi-1X Well off Vietnam
Monday, June 17, 2013 Origin spuds the 121-Ca Voi-1X well in Block 121 in the Phu Khanh Basin off central Vietnam.
Roxi's Well 143 to Hit Target Depth within a Week
Friday, June 14, 2013 Roxi Petroleum says its Well 143 in the BNG contract area in Kazakhstan will hit its target depth of 9,020 feet within one week.
Rosneft, Lukoil Awarded Barents Licenses
Friday, June 14, 2013 Rosneft and Lukoil awarded shares in three exploration licenses in the Norwegian Barents Sea.
Philex Petroleum CEO: Still in Talks With CNOOC on Reed Bank Drilling
Friday, June 14, 2013 Philex Petroleum in still in talks with CNOOC for a possible joint development of natural gas prospects in a contested area in the South China Sea.
Noble Energy Notes Results from Gunflint Appraisal
Friday, June 14, 2013 Noble Energy announces that the second appraisal well at Gunflint encountered 109 feet of net pay within the primary reservoir targets.
India Plans to Bid for 8 Oil, Gas Blocks in Myanmar
Friday, June 14, 2013 Three state-run Indian firms will bid for eight oil and gas blocks in Myanmar, according to an Indian oil minister.
Statoil Finds Additional Oil at Johan Sverdrup
Thursday, June 13, 2013 Statoil completes the appraisal wells in the western part of the Johan Sverdrup field, finding additional oil in Jurassic sandstones.
Nido Expects West Linapacan Oil Project Reserves Report Soon
Thursday, June 13, 2013 Nido Petroleum expects to receive an audited reserves report for the West Linapacan Oil Field redevelopment project in the Philippines soon.
Struggling for Cash, ATP Abandons Gomez Oil Drilling Field
Thursday, June 13, 2013 ATP is walking away from an oil-drilling platform in the Gulf of Mexico, leaving it unmanned and a threat to public safety at the start of hurricane season, attorneys told a bankruptcy judge.
Inpex Awarded Exploration Permit WA-494-P in Australia
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 Inpex has been awarded exploration permit WA-494-P in Browse Basin, Western Australia by the government.
Eni, Statoil Win New Barents Sea Licenses
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 Eni and Statoil awarded interests in several licenses to explore for oil and gas in the Barents Sea as part of Norway's 22nd licensing round.
Norwest to Progress Arrowsmith After Release of Reserves Estimates
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 Norwest Energy will progress plans for the Arrowsmith project in Australia, with the move supported by the release of a reserves estimates report.
RWE Dea Farms into Block off Suriname
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 RWE Dea joins forces with Petronas by grabbing a 40 percent stake in a license off the coast of Suriname.
Lukoil Farms into Ivory Coast Block
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 Russia's Lukoil farms into Block CI-504 offshore Cote d'Ivoire.
Statoil Acquires Stakes in Exploration Permits in Australia
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 Statoil will acquire an interest in four exploration permits and two exploration permit applications in Australia's Northern Territory.
Mjosa Prospect Well Comes up Dry
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 Bridge Energy reports that the Mj°sa prospect on Norwegian production license 511 failed to find commercial hydrocarbons.
Kea Updates on Puka Drilling in New Zealand
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 Kea Petroleum plans to drill the Puka 3 well in New Zealand's onshore Taranaki Basin.
DNO Makes Jurassic Discovery in Kurdistan's Tawke Field
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 DNO International reports that its deep Tawke-17 well in the Kurdistan region of Iraq has flowed oil at 1,500 barrels per day from an Upper Jurassic reservoir.
Chevron Divests Interest in Two Niger Delta Licenses
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 Chevron announces plans to auction interest in oil mining leases offshore Nigeria.
Buru to Restart Ungani Exploration Program in Australia
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 Buru Energy Limited (Buru) will restart its exploration in the Ungani area in Australia's Canning Basin.
Omega Energy Abandons Calacho-1, Racamao-1 Exploration Wells
Monday, June 10, 2013 Brownstone Energy Inc. will terminate its remaining interest in the Llanos 21 block in the Llanos basin in Colombia.
Atlas Resource Agrees to Buy $733MM in Natural Gas Reserves
Monday, June 10, 2013 Atlas Resource Partners agrees to buy 466 billion cubic feet of natural gas proved reserves.
Africa Hydrocarbons Spuds Tunisia Well
Monday, June 10, 2013 Africa Hydrocarbons announces the commencement of drilling the BHN-1 well on the Bouhajla Permit in Tunisia.
Daybreak Oil and Gas Strikes Oil in East Slope Project in California
Monday, June 10, 2013 Daybreak Oil and Gas meets further success at its drilling program in the East Slope Project in Kern County, California.
Max Spuds UTS-8 Well in Kazakhstan
Monday, June 10, 2013 Drilling begins on Max Petroleum's UTS-8 well on the Uytas field, Kazakhstan.
Lundin Spuds Latest Johan Sverdrup Appraisal Well
Monday, June 10, 2013 Lundin spuds appraisal well 16/3-6 on the Johan Sverdrup field in the North Sea.
Kabe to Form Oil Exploration JV with Canadian Firm in Southern Kansas
Monday, June 10, 2013 Kabe Exploration plans to set up a joint venture with Canada's International Equity Partners Oil & Gas, Inc.
ONGC, Oil India to Buy Stake in Mozambique Gas Field
Monday, June 10, 2013 ONGC and Oil India agree to buy a 10% stake in a Mozambique oil and gas field from a unit of Videocon Industries for $2.47 billion.
Mercur Rig Contracted for Vietnam Well
Monday, June 10, 2013 Songa Mercur is contracted by Idemitsu Oil & Gas for a well located offshore Vietnam.
Gas Found at Bassett West Offshore Western Australia
Friday, June 07, 2013 Santos reports that the Bassett West-1 exploration well in the Browse Basin has discovered gas.
Petrobras, Partners Awarded License Extension over Namibian Block
Friday, June 07, 2013 Petrobras and its partners in Block 2714A, offshore Nambia, are awarded a one-year license extension.
Sound Finally Spuds Nervesa Well
Friday, June 07, 2013 Italy-focused Sound Oil spuds Nervesa well after previously saying it would begin drilling by the end of May.
Falkland Islands 3D Seismic Survey Completed
Thursday, June 06, 2013 Falkland Oil and Gas reports that a 3D survey over its Southern Area licenses has been completed.
Epsilon Energy Takes Reins at Saskatchewan JV
Thursday, June 06, 2013 Epsilon Energy acquires its operating partner's 50-percent joint venture interest in Saskatchewan.
Dolphin Wins North Sea 3D Seismic Survey Contract
Thursday, June 06, 2013 Dolphin Geophysical secures a contract to conduct a 3D seismic survey in the North Sea.
Cubic Energy Extends Closing of Previous Purchase of Texas Assets
Thursday, June 06, 2013 Cubic Energy announces that the closing of the previously announced purchase of Gastar's East Texas properties has been extended.
Japanese Firms Confirm Gas, Condensate in Vietnam Blocks
Wednesday, June 05, 2013 Three Japanese energy firms have confirmed natural gas and condensate reserves in exploration blocks offshore Vietnam.
CNOOC Eyes First Foray Into Offshore Arctic Oil Drilling
Wednesday, June 05, 2013 CNOOC plans to partner with Iceland's Eykon Energy in an application for a license to explore and produce oil and gas in Arctic waters offshore Iceland.