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Tethys Finds Gas at AKK19 Exploration Well in Kazakhstan
Friday, April 25, 2014 Tethys Petroleum finds gas at AKK19 exploration well at the Kyzyloi and Akkulka development in Kazakhstan.
Songa Offshore Sells Songa Mercur, Songa Venus to Opus Offshore
Friday, April 25, 2014 Songa Offshore sells Songa Mercur and Songa Venus semisubs to Opus Offshore and formed a drilling joint venture with the latter targeting the international market, especially Southeast Asia.
Oil Search Updates on Drilling at Taza-2 Well in Kurdistan
Friday, April 25, 2014 Oil Search provides an update on drilling at the Taza 2 well in Kurdistan, Iraq.
Myanmar to Sign PSCs for Onshore Blocks Awarded in 2013 in Mid-May
Thursday, April 24, 2014 Myanmar expects to sign production sharing contracts awarded under onshore blocks bidding round 2013 in mid-May, a ministry official says.
Nido Prepares to Drill Baragatan-1 Well in SC63 in Palawan Basin in May
Thursday, April 24, 2014 Nido Petroleum discloses that preparations to drill the Baragatan-1 well in Service Contract 63 in north west Palawan Basin offshore the Philippines in May is in the final stages.
Drilling Commences at Badar-2 Well in Pakistan's Middle Indus Basin
Thursday, April 24, 2014 Jura Energy reveals that drilling has commenced at Badar-2 development well in the Badar lease in Pakistan's Middle Indus Basin.
Cuadrilla Consults Residents Ahead of Exploration Frack
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 Cuadrilla Resources engages with public ahead of fracking in Lancashire, England.
Beach Energy Spuds Bungaloo-1 Well in PEL 494 in Otway Basin
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 Cooper Energy reports that drilling has commenced at Bungaloo-1 well in permit PEL 494 in Otway Basin, South Australia.
NZOG Completes 2D Seismic Survey in Waru Permit off South Taranaki
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 New Zealand Oil & Gas reveals that the Aquila Explorer vessel has completed acquisition of 2D seismic data in the Waru permit off South Taranaki, New Zealand.
Oil Firm Soco To Begin Seismic Testing In Congo's Virunga Park
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 Soco International will start seismic tests this weekend in Democratic Republic of Congo's Lake Edward, an executive says.
BGP Commences 2D Seismic Acquisition in Kenya's Block 12B
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 Swala Energy reports that BGP International has commenced 2D seismic acquisition in Kenya's Block 12B.
Lundin Spent $127M on Exploration during First Quarter
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 Sweden's Lundin Petroleum expenses $127 million for the drilling of four non-commercial wells during 1Q 2014.
Drilling Completed at Cambay-77H Well in Cambay PSC in Gujarat
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 Oilex discloses that drilling at Cambay-77H well in the Cambay Production Sharing Contract in Gujarat, India has been completed.
MEO Receives Nod for Vulcan Sub-Basin AC/P50, AC/P51 Work Program Variation
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 MEO Australia receives official approval for work program variations for exploration permits AC/P50 and AC/P51 in the Vulcan Sub-Basin off Northern Australia.
OMV Completes 2D Seismic Survey in PEP 53537 in Offshore Taranaki Basin
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 OMV completes 2D seismic survey in petroleum exploration permit 53537 in offshore Taranaki Basin, New Zealand.
Petronas Eyes Brazil, Russia, India and China for E&P Growth
Monday, April 21, 2014 Petronas is keen to expand its business into the energy, including petroleum, sector in Brazil, Russia, India and China, according to a local daily.
RH Petrogas Reduces Stake in Block SK331 in Sarawak
Monday, April 21, 2014 RH Petrogas's unit sells 49% of its stake in RHP Mukah, the operator of Block SK331 in Sarawak, Malaysia, to Tumbuh Tiasa Enterprises.
Terraseis to Deploy First 3-C Project in Kurdistan
Friday, April 18, 2014 Terraseis is deploying a Three-Component seismic recording system to carry out a seismic 3D survey that shall include 3-C data acquisition.
Vanguard Energy to Sell Texas Field
Friday, April 18, 2014 Vanguard Energy enters an agreement to sell all of Vanguard's working interests and related equipment at its only operating field, the Batson Dome Field.
Oil Search Provides Update on Taza 2 Drilling in Kurdistan, Iraq
Thursday, April 17, 2014 Oil Search provides an update on drilling at the Taza 2 well in Kurdistan, Iraq.
Providence Offered Upgrade to its Newgrange Licensing Option
Thursday, April 17, 2014 Providence Resources is offered the opportunity to convert its Newgrange licensing option, offshore Ireland, into a Frontier Exploration Licence.
Shell Finds Gas at Rosmari-1 Well in SK318 Offshore Malaysia
Thursday, April 17, 2014 Shell makes a deepwater gas discovery at Rosmari-1 exploration well in Block SK318 offshore Sarawak, Malaysia.
Total Discovers Oil Offshore Ivory Coast
Thursday, April 17, 2014 Total finds 130 feet of net oil pay in a deep-water well off the Ivory Coast.
Gardline CGG Wins Asia Pacific Seismic Survey, Geochemical Sampling Deals
Thursday, April 17, 2014 The Gardline CGG joint venture wins three seismic survey and geochemical sampling contracts from companies in Australia and Southeast Asia.
Ophir Gets Formal Approval to Farm-in to WHL's Offshore Seychelles Block
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 WHL Energy reveals that the Seychelles government has formally approved Ophir Energy's farm-in to its offshore Seychelles exploration project area.
Peak Oil & Gas Completes Seismic Work Over North Sumatra South Block A PSC
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Peak Oil and Gas completes 2D seismic acquisition program over North Sumatra South Block A Production Sharing Contract in Indonesia.
Mosman Inks Land Agreements for Drilling in NZ's Petroleum Creek Project
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Mosman Oil and Gas inks land agreements to prepare for drilling at Crossroads-1 and Crestal-1 wells in the Petroleum Creek Project in New Zealand's South Island.
Oilex Finds Hydrocarbon-Bearing Reservoir Section at Cambay-77H Well
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Oilex reports that drilling at Cambay-77H well in the Cambay Basin, Gujarat, India has confirmed a hydrocarbon-bearing reservoir section.
Santos Ends Drilling Work at Mt Kitty-1 in Amadeus Basin After Rig Incident
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Santos ends drilling operations at Mt Kitty 1 well in Amadeus Basin in Northern Territory, Australia after an incident on the rig.
Ruspetro Gets 20-Year Extension to Vostochno-Inginsky License
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Ruspetro sees its Vostochno-Inginsky license in the Western Siberia extended to 2034.
Rey Considers Proposals for Seismic Survey Over Fitzroy Blocks in WA
Monday, April 14, 2014 Rey Resources considers preliminary proposals for seismic survey over the Fitzroy Blocks in Western Australia in 2014.
Sunbird Discovery in Block 10A Offshore Kenya Unlikely to be Commercial
Monday, April 14, 2014 Pancontinental Oil and Gas reports analysis of hydrocarbon samples of the Sunbird-1 well indicates that the discovery in Block 10A offshore Kenya is unlikely to be commercial.
Goodrich Petroleum's Scripts Second Success In Louisiana Field
Monday, April 14, 2014 Goodrich Petroleum drills its second successful well in the Tuscaloosa Marine shale prospect in Louisiana.
France's Total Calls Time on Polish Shale License
Monday, April 14, 2014 France's Total chooses not to renew its only shale gas exploration license in Poland, according to a company spokesman.
Angola To Launch Tender For 10 New Onshore Oil Blocks On May 30
Monday, April 14, 2014 Angola will start the tender process for onshore oil exploration at 10 new blocks in the Congo Basin and Kwanza Basin on May 30, state oil firm Sonangol says.