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Rey Resources to Acquire Backreef's 50% Interest in WA's Derby Block
Friday, November 28, 2014 Rey Resources to acquire Backreef Oil's 50 percent interest in the Derby Block in the Canning Basin of Western Australia.
Taipan Expects to Spud Badada-1 Well in Kenya's Block 2B in January
Friday, November 28, 2014 Taipan Resources expects to spud the Badada-1 well in Block 2B in Kenya in January.
Dolphin Accepts LOA for 3D Seismic Projects Offshore India
Friday, November 28, 2014 Dolphin Geophysical accepts Letter of Award for two 3D seismic projects in India
Magnus Energy to Participate in PEL 101 Drilling Program in South Australia
Friday, November 28, 2014 Magnus Energy to participate in Drillsearch's drilling program for petroleum exploration license 101 in South Australia.
Linc Energy Finds Oil Shows at Pata-1 Exploration Well in Arckaringa Basin
Thursday, November 27, 2014 Linc Energy finds oil shows at Pata 1 exploration well in the Arckaringa Basin in South Australia.
Santos Finds Gas at Varanus South-1 Well in PEL 513 in Cooper Basin
Thursday, November 27, 2014 Santos makes a new wet gas discovery at Varanus South-1 well in PEL 513 in South Australia's Cooper Basin.
Woodside Gets License to Explore Morocco's Rabat Ultra Deep Offshore Area
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 Woodside receives exploration license for Rabat Ultra Deep Offshore area in Morocco.
Otto Energy Secures Extension of Service Contract 55 in the Palawan Basin
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 Otto Energy receives government approval for an extension of Service Contract 55 in the Palawan Basin, offshore Philippines by a year.
Jupiter to Spud Latest Kazakh Well in Mid-December
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Kazakhstan-focused Jupiter Energy says its plans to start drilling Well 19 on its East Akkar field in mid-December.
Russia's Gazprom Neft Partners With Petrovietnam To Tap Arctic Oil
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Gazprom Neft agrees to develop Russia's Dolginskoye offshore Arctic oil field jointly with Petrovietnam.
Beach Energy Updates on Nappamerri Trough Natural Gas Program in Australia
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Beach Energy provides update on the Nappamerri Trough Natural Gas (NTNG) program in ATP 855 and PRLs 33-49 in Australia.
Shale Gas Company Extends Poland Licenses
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 A company official says San Leon Energy is extending its licenses to explore for shale gas in northern Poland.
Maersk Gets Extension from Hess for Resolute Rig
Monday, November 24, 2014 Denmark's Maersk Drilling receives an estimated $75-million extension to its contract with Hess Corporation for the Maersk Resolute rig.
Petrobras Says 2nd Libra Well Confirms Good Quality Oil
Monday, November 24, 2014 Petrobras completes drilling of the first extension well in the massive Libra field off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, confirming good quality oil, according to a filing.
Petronas Awards 2 Exploration Blocks in Sabah to SapuraKencana-Led JV
Friday, November 21, 2014 Petronas awards onshore Blocks SB331 and SB332 in Sabah, east Malaysia to the successful bidding consortium comprising SapuraKencana, M3nergy and Petronas Carigali.
Cue Energy Farms-in for 12.5% Stake in Mahato PSC in Sumatra
Friday, November 21, 2014 Cue Energy signs agreement with Bukit Energy to farm-in for a 12.5 percent stake in the onshore Mahato production sharing contract in central Sumatra, Indonesia.
Ineos Plans $1 Billion Investment In UK Shale Gas
Thursday, November 20, 2014 Ineos announces plans to invest $1 billion in shale gas exploration in Britain as efforts to emulate the US shale boom ramp up.
CNOOC Discovers Oil at Lufeng 14-4 Structure in South China Sea
Thursday, November 20, 2014 CNOOC makes a mid-sized oil discovery at Lufeng 14-4 structure in eastern South China Sea.
Tethys Suspends LE-1 Exploration Well in Oman's Block 4 for Further Study
Thursday, November 20, 2014 Tethys Oil suspends LE-1 onshore exploration well in Oman's Block 4 for further study.
Statoil To Keep Up Exploration Spending Despite Falling Oil Prices
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 Statoil will keep exploration drilling high in 2015 and plans to approve a new project this year, even as oil prices trade at 4-year lows, Ivar Aasheim says.
Seabird Receives LOI for Seismic Survey in Southeast Asia
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 Seabird receives a letter of intent, worth $12-13 million, for 2D seismic survey in Southeast Asia.
Rampart Energy Secures Rights to Permit WA-507-P in Carnarvon Basin
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 Rampart Energy secures rights to new exploration permit WA-507-P in the Carnarvon Basin, off the Northwest Shelf of Australia.
EDA Bags Contract from Heritage Oil to Drill 2 Exploration Wells in PNG
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 Energy Drilling Australia bags a contract with Heritage Oil to drill two exploration wells in Papua New Guinea.
Hibiscus Completes Deals for Stakes in 3DO's Upstream Assets in Australia
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 Hibiscus Petroleum completes transactions to acquire stakes in 3D Oil's upstream assets in Australia.
Proven Technologies Will be Key to Israel's 'New Era of Onshore Oil'
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 Former Shell Chief Scientist Harold Vinegar explains to a conference being held in Israel how the country can develop billions of barrels of oil resources held in oil shale.
Lundin Fails to Find Hydrocarbon at Kitabu-1 Prospect Offshore Sabah
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 Lundin completes Kitabu-1 exploration well offshore Sabah, Malaysia as a dry hole after failing to find any hydrocarbon.
Eni Signs Angolan Gas-Development Deal
Monday, November 17, 2014 Italy's Eni signs a strategic agreement with Sonangol to co-operate on the development of Angolan gas resources.
Study: Groundwater Quality Not Impacted by Bakken
Monday, November 17, 2014 Energy development in the Williston Basin oil production area of Montana and North Dakota, which includes the Bakken and Three Forks Formations, has not affected shallow groundwater quality, according to a recently published study.