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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Karoon Gas Finds Hydrocarbons at Echnida-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.
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.
Transerv Gets Ready to Drill 2 Wells at Warro Gas Field in Perth Basin
Friday, April 10, 2015 Transerv Energy gets ready to drill Warro-5 and 6 wells in Warro gas field in Perth Basin, Western Australia.
Total's Skirne East Well Finds Gas Offshore Norway
Friday, April 10, 2015 Tota's Skirne East exploration well in the Norwegian North Sea finds recoverable gas of up to 10 million barrels oil equivalent.
US Begins Formal Review Of Shell's Arctic Drilling Plan
Friday, April 10, 2015 The US Interior Department says it received a plan by Shell to explore drilling opportunities in the Arctic.
Murphy Completes Transfer of 50% Stake in Cameroon's Ntem Block to Sterling
Friday, April 10, 2015 Murphy Corp. completes transfer of its 50 percent interest in Ntem Concession offshore Cameroon to Sterling Energy.
Exploration Drilling Continues at Irwin-1 Well in Onshore Perth Basin in WA
Thursday, April 09, 2015 AWE reports that exploration drilling continues at Irwin-1 well in EP 320 in onshore Perth Basin, Western Australia.
Carnarvon Confirms Drilling of Roc-1 Well to Proceed as Planned
Thursday, April 09, 2015 Carnarvon Petroleum confirms that drilling of Roc-1 exploration well in permit WA-437-P off Western Australia would not be affected despite field operator Apache's sale of its Australian assets to private equity funds.
Southern England 'Brimming' with Onshore Oil
Thursday, April 09, 2015 Analysis by petrophysical firm Nutech of a well in southern England suggests the region could be brimming with onshore oil.
Russia's Rosneft Keeps Options Open for Rig Contract in Kara Sea
Thursday, April 09, 2015 Rosneft is keeping its options open in a search for a rig to restart exploration work in the Arctic next year, the firm says.
Polarcus Wins Offshore Norway Work for its Adira Seismic Vessel
Thursday, April 09, 2015 Polarcus wins a contract with fellow seismic survey firm TGS-Nopec that will see its 3D seismic vessel Polarcus Adira operate offshore Norway from this month.
Pancontinental Withdraws from Kenya's Onshore Block 10B Project
Thursday, April 09, 2015 Pancontinental Oil & Gas withdraws from Kenya's onshore Block 10B project.
Statoil Strikes Oil at Yeti Prospect in Gulf of Mexico
Thursday, April 09, 2015 Statoil makes an oil discovery in its Miocene Yeti prospect located in the Gulf of Mexico.
Woodside Makes Gas Discovery at Pyxis-1 Exploration Well in Permit WA-34-L
Wednesday, April 08, 2015 Woodside makes a gas discovery at Pyxis-1 exploration well in production license WA-34-L offshore Western Australia.
Petro Matad Farms Out 78% Stake in Mongolia's Blocks IV, V to BG
Wednesday, April 08, 2015 Petro Matad agrees to farm out a 78 percent stake in Blocks IV and V in central Mongolia to BG.
Colombia's Ecopetrol To Focus On Offshore Exploration, Key Fields
Tuesday, April 07, 2015 Ecopetrol will cope with falling oil prices by bolstering exploration offshore, as well as focusing on production of high-yield wells, the company's new president Juan Carlos Echeverry says.
Apache Plans to Drill Roc-1 Prospect Offshore Western Australia in 4Q 2015
Tuesday, April 07, 2015 Apache plans to drill Roc-1 prospect in Permit WA-437-P off Western Australia in the last quarter of 2015.
JX Nippon Finds Oil at Bestari-1 Well in Deepwater Block R Off Sabah
Tuesday, April 07, 2015 JX Nippon Oil & Gas finds oil at Bestari-1 exploration well in deepwater Block R offshore Sabah, East Malaysia.
Gazprom, PetroVietnam to Work on Pechora Sea Shelf's Upstream Projects
Tuesday, April 07, 2015 Gazprom and PetroVietnam sign an agreement to collaborate on upstream oil and gas projects on Russia's Pechora Sea shelf.
KrisEnergy Spuds Rossukon-3 Exploration Well in Gulf of Thailand
Tuesday, April 07, 2015 KrisEnergy spuds Rossukon-3 exploration well in G6/48 contract area in the Gulf of Thailand.
Mosman Provides Update on Murchison Drilling Program in New Zealand
Monday, April 06, 2015 Mosman Oil and Gas provides an update on drilling program in Murchison permit in New Zealand and corporate developments.