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IPR Make Offshore Egypt Find
Friday, March 07, 2014 IPR announces the discovery of its first drilled well (SWGEZ-5) in its Southwest Gebel El Zeit concession, located offshore Gulf of Suez.
Norwest Completes Test at Arrowsmith-2 Well in EP413 in Perth Basin
Friday, March 07, 2014 Norwest Energy completes test at Arrowsmith-2 well in EP413 in the onshore Perth Basin, Western Australia.
Brazil's Petrobras Finds New Oil In Offshore Florim, Iara Fields
Friday, March 07, 2014 Petrobras discovers new, good-quality oil deposits in the so-called sub-salt region.
Tethys Sees First Success in 2014 Gas Drilling Program
Friday, March 07, 2014 Tethys Petroleum drills its first successful gas well of its 2014 drilling campaign but provides 'mixed' results from other wells.
Seabird Clinches 2D Seismic Deal for Asia Pacific
Friday, March 07, 2014 Seabird Exploration's Voyager Explorer clinches a $2-million deal to undertake 2D seismic survey for a national oil company in Asia Pacific.
SeaBird Wins South American 2D Seismic Contract
Thursday, March 06, 2014 SeaBird Exploration wins a $9-million contract for its Osprey Explorer to acquire 2D seismic data in South America.
Jura Finds Gas at Maru East-1 Exploration Well in Guddu Block in Pakistan
Thursday, March 06, 2014 Jura Energy finds gas at Maru East-1 exploration well in Guddu block in Pakistan's Central Indus Basin.
Buru Energy Completes Drilling at Ungani 3 Well in EP 391 in WA
Thursday, March 06, 2014 Buru Energy completes drilling at Ungani 3 well in exploration permit 391 in Western Australia.
BP Shelves Onshore Exploration In Libya As Instability Grows
Thursday, March 06, 2014 BP says it mothballed plans to explore in Libya's Ghadames basin because of security concerns, the latest in a series of companies to rethink their projects amid growing instability.
Italy's Edison In Talks To Buy Two Israeli Gas Fields
Thursday, March 06, 2014 Edison is in talks to buy 2 Israeli gas fields from Noble Energy and Delek Drilling, which are estimated to hold up to 70Bcm in total, two sources say.
InterOil Spuds Bobcat-1 Well in PPL238 in Gulf Province of PNG
Thursday, March 06, 2014 InterOil spuds Bobcat-1 exploration well in Petroleum Prospecting License 238 in the Gulf Province of Papua New Guinea.
Murphy Oil and OMV to Drill in Namibia
Thursday, March 06, 2014 Independent explorer Murphy Oil and Austria's OMV will search for oil and gas off Namibia's coast, the country's petroleum commissioner says.
Drilling Continues at Etty-1 Well in ATP 855 in Cooper-Eromanga Basin
Wednesday, March 05, 2014 Icon Energy reveals that drilling continues at Etty-1 well in ATP 855 in the Cooper-Eromanga Basin in Queensland, Australia.
Ophir Signs Deal to Acquire 75% Stake in WHL Energy's Seychelles Assets
Tuesday, March 04, 2014 Ophir Energy signs agreement to acquire a 75 percent interest in WHL Energy's exploration interests offshore the Seychelles.
Statoil Spuds New Appraisal Well over Johan Sverdrup
Tuesday, March 04, 2014 Norway's Statoil begins drilling appraisal well 16/2-19 on the Johan Sverdrup discovery in the North Sea.
Pan Orient Energy Fails to Find Hydrocarbons in Thailand's L53 Concession
Tuesday, March 04, 2014 Pan Orient Energy abandons L53-A Central exploration well after failing to find commercial hydrocarbons in L53 concession in Thailand.
Atwood Achiever Gets Assignment for 2 Wells in Mazagan Permit off Morocco
Tuesday, March 04, 2014 Pura Vida reports that the Atwood Achiever drillship has been contracted to drill two wells in the Mazagan permit offshore Morocco in 2015.
Lundin Completes Drilling at Balqis-1 Well in Baronang PSC in Natuna Sea
Tuesday, March 04, 2014 Lundin Petroleum completes drilling at Balqis-1 well in the Baronang production sharing contract in Indonesia's Natuna Sea.
Falcon's Hungarian Well Begins Testing Operations
Monday, March 03, 2014 Falcon Oil & Gas reports that well testing operations on its Kutvolgy-1 well in Hungary have begun.
Norway Confirms Small Arctic Oil Find
Monday, March 03, 2014 Det norske oljeselskap makes a small oil discovery in the Arctic Barents Sea.
Statoil's Zafarani Field Test Successful
Monday, March 03, 2014 Statoil reports that its Zafarani gas reservoir on Block 2, offshore Tanzania, has been successfully tested.
Ocean General Fails to Find Hydrocarbons at Silver Sillago Well off Vietnam
Monday, March 03, 2014 Pan Pacific Petroleum reports that Ocean General semisub did not encounter oil or gas when drilling the Silver Sillago exploration well in Block 07/03 off Vietnam.
Mirach Energy Updates on Upstream Operations in Cambodia, Indonesia
Monday, March 03, 2014 Mirach Energy provides an update on its upstream operations in Cambodia and Indonesia.
OMV Signs Two New Exploration Licences in Pakistan
Friday, February 28, 2014 OMV and its joint venture partner Pakistan Petroleum Limited have signed two new exploration licences in Pakistan, OMV says.
Drilling Commences at Worrior-10 Appraisal Well in Cooper Basin in SA
Friday, February 28, 2014 Copper Energy reveals that drilling has commenced at Worrior-10 appraisal well in PPL 207 in southern Cooper Basin, South Australia.
KrisEnergy to Operate Sakti PSC off Java, Exits Block G3/48 off Thailand
Thursday, February 27, 2014 KrisEnergy will be operator of Sakti production sharing contract offshore East Java, Indonesia, but withdraws from taking a 60 percent interest in Block G3/48 in the Gulf of Thailand.
Buru Energy Continues Drilling Activity at Ungani 3 Well in EP 391 in WA
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 Buru Energy continues drilling activity at the Ungani 3 well in exploration permit 391 in Western Australia.
Oil Basins Receives Offer to Explore Derby Block in Western Australia
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 Oil Basins gets offer to explore onshore permit 5/07-8 EP in Western Australia from the state's Department of Mines and Petroleum.
Newbuild Maersk Viking Heads to the GOM to Commence Work for ExxonMobil
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 Newbuild drillship Maersk Viking departs Samsung Heavy Industries' Geoje-Si shipyard in South Korea to begin a contract with ExxonMobil in the Gulf of Mexico.
Odfjell Wins 4-Year Extension BP Drilling Contract
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 Odfjell wins $165 million, 4-year extension to deal that provides drilling services to BP in the UK North Sea.
Origin to Farm-in to 2 Unconventional Gas Blocks in Cooper-Eromanga Basin
Monday, February 24, 2014 Origin Energy agrees to farm-in to two unconventional gas blocks in the Cooper-Eromanga Basin in South Australia.
Oilex's Subsidiary Contracts CGG for Survey Over STP-SPA-0055 in WA
Monday, February 24, 2014 Oilex discloses that its subsidiary Admiral Oil has contracted CGG Aviation (Australia) to undertake airborne gravity/magnetics survey over Special Prospecting Authority with Acreage Option - STP-SPA-0055 in Western Australia.
Nido Ups Participating Interest in Baronang PSC in Natuna Sea to 15%
Monday, February 24, 2014 Nido Petroleum increases its participating interest in the Baronang Production Sharing Contract (PSC) in the Natuna Sea, Indonesia to 15 percent.
Lime Norway Acquires 20% Stake in License PCL509CS in the North Sea
Monday, February 24, 2014 Lime Petroleum Norway, a unit of Malaysian Hibiscus Petroleum's jointly-controlled entity Lime Petroleum, acquires 20 percent stake in PCL509CS in the North Sea.
Foum Assaka Well Confirmed to Spud in March
Monday, February 24, 2014 Kosmos Energy confirms that its FA-1 well on the Foum Assaka license area offshore Morocco will spud in March.
Adriatic Oil Gives Up North Sea License
Monday, February 24, 2014 Adriatic Oil relinquishes P1921 license that covers two blocks on the Inner Moray Firth, UK North Sea.
Ex-Chesapeake CEO McClendon Starts Oklahoma Drilling Venture
Monday, February 24, 2014 A firm backed by former Chesapeake Aubrey McClendon says it has raised nearly $700 million in financing to acquire acreage and production in central Oklahoma.
Noble Completes 3D Seismic Survey Offshore Falkland Islands
Monday, February 24, 2014 2,200 square miles of 3D seismic data collected over Northern Area licenses, offshore the Falkland Islands.