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Oilfield Discovered Onshore UK near London's Gatwick Airport
Friday, October 24, 2014 Several UK-focused oil explorers believe there at up to 20 million barrels of oil at a new field discovered near Gatwick Airport in southern England.
CEO: Russia's Rosneft Will Continue Drilling in Arctic
Friday, October 24, 2014 Russia's largest oil producer Rosneft will continue to drill in the Arctic Kara Sea on its own after the departure of Exxon Mobil.
Ophir Energy Expands Offshore Gabon Footprint
Friday, October 24, 2014 Ophir Energy acquires two more blocks for exploration and production offshore Gabon.
Occidental Petroleum Profit Beats Expectations As Production Jumps
Thursday, October 23, 2014 Occidental Petroleum posts a better-than-expected quarterly profit as US oil production jumps.
Polarcus to Commence 3D Survey Over Roebuck Basin, Offshore NWS
Thursday, October 23, 2014 Polarcus will commence 3D survey over the Roebuck Basin, offshore NorthWest Shelf, Australia.
NSE Divests Part of its Interest in Cooper Basin's Permit PEL 570 to Santos
Thursday, October 23, 2014 New Standard Energy divests part of its interest in permit PEL 570 in the Cooper Basin, South Australia to Santos.
InterOil Provides Update on Raptor-1, Bobcat-1 Exploration Drilling in PNG
Thursday, October 23, 2014 InterOil provides update on exploration drilling program at permits PPL 475 and PPL 476 in Papua New Guinea.
Chevron Finds Paleogene Exploration Success with Guadalupe
Thursday, October 23, 2014 Chevron finds significant oil pay in Paleogene age Wilcox sands at the Guadalupe prospect in the deepwater US Gulf of Mexico.
Chariot Opts Not to Pursue License for Namibian Blocks
Thursday, October 23, 2014 Chariot Oil & Gas deems exploration in the northern blocks offshore Namibia too high risk to justify further spending on a new license.
GDF, BP Make 'Significant' Discovery in the UK North Sea
Thursday, October 23, 2014 GDF Suez and BP make a "significant" discovery in the UK zone of the central North Sea.
Amerisur To Add Exploration License in Colombia
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Amerisur presents to ANH a request for a partial assignment of interest, rights and obligations in the exploration contract Put-30.
Russia Hopes Exxon Departure Won't Impact Wider Arctic Oil Exploration
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Russia's Energy Minister hopes the suspension of work by US oil major Exxon Mobil in the Kara Sea will not affect wider offshore exploration in the Russian Arctic.
Shell Hits Gas in Pre-Salt Reservoir Offshore Gabon
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Shell discovers a "substantial" gas column offshore Gabon.
Statoil Finds up to 80M Barrels of Oil near Grane Field
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 Statoil says it has proved new oil resources of up to 80 million barrels of recoverable oil in the Norwegian North Sea near the Grane field.
Hunt Energy to Provide Drilling Services in PEL444 in Cooper/Eromanga Basin
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 Holloman Energy reports that an agreement has been inked with Hunt Energy for drilling up to six wells in PEL444 in the Cooper/Eromanga Basin in South Australia.
Cue Energy to Raise Stake in Kutei Basin's Mahakam Hilir PSC to 100%
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 Cue Energy to take full ownership of the Mahakam Hilir production sharing contract in Kutei Basin, Kalimantan, Indonesia by acquiring the remaining 60 percent stake from SPC Mahakam Hilir.
Lakes Oil Bags 2 Offshore Exploration Permits in Gippsland Basin
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 Lakes Oil bags two new exploration permits in the offshore Gippsland Basin, Victoria, Australia.
Stena Clyde to Drill Pryderi-1 Well in WA-424-P in Late Oct/Early November
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 The Stena Clyde semisub will mobilize to drill the Pryderi-1 well in permit WA-424-P offshore Western Australia in late October or early November.
Sidi Moussa Well Offshore Morocco Finds Oil
Monday, October 20, 2014 The SM-1 well, located on the Sidi Moussa block offshore Morocco, finds oil, Serica Energy reports.
Cooper Basin JV to Undertake Seismic in 3 SA's Petroleum Retention Licenses
Monday, October 20, 2014 The Cooper Basin Joint Venture,comprising Senex Energy and Tellus Resources, intends to undertake 3D seismic work at three petroleum retention licenses in South Australia.
Wressle-1 Well Confirms Potential Hydrocarbon-Bearing Zones
Monday, October 20, 2014 The Wressle-1 exploration well, onshore UK, confirms the presence of potential hydrocarbon-bearing zones in three separate intervals.
Report Oil Found In Paraguay; Gov't Cautious
Monday, October 20, 2014 A British energy company says it made its first major oil discovery in Paraguay's Chaco Basin, though the government says it's too soon to tell if the find is commercially viable.
Drilling Continues at Gaudi-1 Unconventional Gas Well in Queensland
Monday, October 20, 2014 Central Petroleum updates on drilling at Gaudi-1 unconventional gas exploration well in ATP909 in Queensland, Australia.
Drilling Underway at Gobi-1 Well in West Natuna Basin's Gurita PSC
Friday, October 17, 2014 Nido Petroleum reports that drilling is underway at Gobi-1 exploration well in the Gurita production sharing contract in West Natuna Basin, offshore Indonesia.
Vollgrav South Well Comes Up Dry
Friday, October 17, 2014 Lundin Petroleum reports its Vollgrav South exploration well, located on Norwegian production license 631, has come up dry.
BSO Gets Extension for Permit Vic/P41 Work Program in Gippsland Basin
Friday, October 17, 2014 Bass Strait Oil receives a six month extension to its work program for permit Vic/P41 in the Gippsland Basin, offshore Victoria, Australia.
WHL Gets Seychelles Seismic Data, Farming-out Permit VIC/P67 Off Australia
Thursday, October 16, 2014 WHL Energy receives fast track data from the Junon 3D seismic survery acquired offshore Seychelles and has commenced a farm-out process for Australia's offshore permit VIC/P67.
Kea Secures Approval for NZ's Permit PEP 381204 Work Program
Thursday, October 16, 2014 Kea Petroleum secures governmental approval for a new committed stage of the work program for petroleum exploration permit 381204 in north Taranaki, New Zealand.
Planet Gas Updates on Drilling at Bagheera East-1 Well in SA's Cooper Basin
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 Planet Gas provides an update on drilling at Bagheera East-1 exploration well in PEL 514 in the South Australian Cooper Basin.
PPL Finds Gas-Condensate at Kinza X-1 Well in Pakistan's Gambat South Block
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 Pakistan Petroleum makes gas-condensate discovery at Kinza X-1 exploration well in the Gambat South Block in District Sanghar, Sindh, Pakistan.
KS Discoverer 1 Resumes Drilling in Kurdistan Under a New $4.5M Contract
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 KS Discoverer 1 resumes drilling in Kurdistan for OP Hawler Kurdistan under a new $4.5 million contract.
S. Africa's Zuma Outlines Ambitious Oil Exploration Plans
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 South African President Jacob Zuma outlines ambitious plans for oil and gas exploration in coastal waters.
TGS Enters Anadarko Basin with Two 3D Surveys
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 TGS announces that it will be conducting two new multi-client surveys in Oklahoma, onshore US, later this year and during early 2015.
Stena Clyde Semisub to Drill Pyderi-1 Well in Browse Basin in Late October
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 The Stena Clyde semisub will arrive at Pryderi-1 well in permit WA-424-P in the Browse Basin, offshore Western Australia to commence a drilling assignment in late October.
Eni Signs PSCs for Exploration Blocks 116, 124 Offshore Vietnam
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 Eni signs two production sharing contracts with PetroVietnam for exploration of blocks 116 and 124 offshore Vietnam.
DPE Discovers Gas at T-02 Well in Dubai's Offshore Fateh Field
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 Dubai Petroleum Establishment makes gas discovery at T-02 well in the offshore Fateh field, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Horizon Reports Oil Discovery at WZ 12-10-2 Well in Beibu Gulf Block 22/12
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 Horizon Oil reports an oil discovery at WZ 12-10-2 well in Beibu Gulf Block 22/12 offshore China.
Statoil Finds More Gas Offshore Tanzania
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 Norway's Statoil finds more gas offshore Tanzania, increasing its total for a final investment decision on a liquefaction plant with the UK's BG Group.
Lundin Strikes Oil in Barents Sea
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 Lundin finds up to 400 million barrels of recoverable oil equivalent at its Alta well in the Barents Sea.
Statoil Completes Testing Operations at OzDelta-1 Well in Australia's NT
Monday, October 13, 2014 Statoil completes testing operations at OzDelta-1 well in Australia's Northern Territory.
Senex Finds Oil Shows at Bagheera East-1 Well in Cooper Basin's PEL 514
Monday, October 13, 2014 Senex Energy finds oil shows at Bagheera East-1 exploration well in PEL 514 in Cooper Basin, South Australia.
Lundin Spuds Gobi-1 Well in Natuna Sea with Hakuryu-11 Jackup
Monday, October 13, 2014 Lundin spuds the Gobi-1 exploration well in the Gurita production sharing contract in Natuna Sea, Indonesia.
Beach Ends Hervey-1 Hydraulic Stimulation Program in ATP 855 in Queensland
Monday, October 13, 2014 Icon Energy reports that hydraulic stimulation program at Hervey-1 well in ATP 855 in Queensland, Australia has been completed.