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CGG Secures 3D Seismic Contract for WA's Offshore Permit WA-503-P
Friday, October 31, 2014 CGG secures 3D seismic contract from Neon Energy for exploration permit WA-503-P offshore Western Australia.
Global Petroleum Sees Progress with Licenses
Friday, October 31, 2014 Global Petroleum presses on with license renewals and applications offshore Italy, East Africa and West Africa.
Exoma Energy Withdraws from Galilee JV Exploration Permits in Queensland
Friday, October 31, 2014 Exoma Energy withdraws from the Galilee Joint Venture exploration permits in Queensland, Australia.
Karoon Plans $150M Brazil Oil Well Drilling Plan, Seeks Partner
Friday, October 31, 2014 Karoon Gas Australia is trying to sell a stake in its Brazilian offshore oil-exploration blocks as it plans to start a $120 million to $150 million drilling program, its top South American executive says.
Seabird's Hawk Explorer Lands $12M Seismic Survey Contract in Asia Pacific
Friday, October 31, 2014 Seabird's Hawk Explorer vessel lands a $12 million contract for 2D seismic survey in Asia Pacific.
Senex Spuds Akele-1 Prospect in South Australia Coooper Basin
Thursday, October 30, 2014 Senex Energy spuds Akele-1 prospect in PEL 110 in South Australia Cooper Basin.
BGP Explorer to Undertake Multi-Client Seismic Campaign in Australia
Thursday, October 30, 2014 Searcher Seismic contracts BGP to undertake a major multi-client seismic campaign in Australia.
Seadrill's West Telesto to Drill Sea Lion Prospect in VIC/P57 Off Australia
Thursday, October 30, 2014 Hibiscus Petroleum's unit contracts Seadrill's West Telesto jackup to drill the Sea Lion prospect in permit VIC/P57 offshore Australia.
Eni Finds 1B Barrels of Oil in Congo's Pre-Salt Play
Thursday, October 30, 2014 Eni says it had found around 1 billion barrels of oil equivalent in its shallow-water Marine XII block off the coast of Congo.
Hydraulic Stimulation Program Commences at Redland-1 Well in Queensland
Thursday, October 30, 2014 Beach Energy commences hydraulic stimulation program at Redland-1 well in ATP 855 in the Cooper Eromanga Basin in Australia.
Official: Algeria To Hold Oil And Gas Auction Within Weeks
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 Algeria is preparing a new auction of oil and gas blocks, an official says, after the North African country awarded just four of 31 fields last month in the first attempt to lure foreign investors since 2011.
UK Juniors Apply for Isle of Wight License
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 A group of UK-focused junior oil firms submit an application for a license covering an onshore area of the Isle of Wight in the 14th Landward Licence Round.
3D Oil Prepares for Flanagan 3D Seismic Survey in Otway Basin
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 3D Oil prepares for Flanagan 3D seismic survey in permit T/49P in Australia's Otway Basin, with work to be carried out by the Polarcus Asima vessel.
Sona Secures $140M Loan for Acquisition of 2 Blocks in Gulf of Thailand
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 Sona Petroleum secures a $140 million loan facility to part finance its acquisition of two blocks in the Gulf of Thailand from Salamander Energy.
Searcher Completes Mialara 2D Seismic Survery Offshore East Palawan
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 Searcher Seismic completes acquisition of the Mialara 2D seismic survey, offshore east Palawan in the Philippines.
Maersk Venturer Lands $17M Contract from Total to Drill Well Off Malaysia
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 Maersk Venturer lands $17 million contract from Total to drill a well offshore Malaysia in December.
Eni Finds Gas at Merakes Well in East Sepinggan Block Off East Kalimantan
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 Eni discovers gas at Merakes exploration well in the East Sepinggan block, offshore East Kalimantan, Indonesia.
Empire O&G Bags 2 Onshore Exploration Blocks in Western Australia
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 Empire Oil & Gas bags two exploration blocks in Western Australia from the state's Department of Minerals and Petroleum.
BHP Billiton Eyes Sale Of US Shale Gas Assets In Profit Drive
Monday, October 27, 2014 BHP Billiton is planning to sell its Fayetteville shale gas assets in the US, in the latest effort to trim its portfolio in the region and focus on more profitable petroleum liquids.
CNOOC Makes Mid-to-Large Oil, Gas Discovery in Bohai Bay
Monday, October 27, 2014 CNOOC makes mid-to-large oil and gas discovery at Jinzhou 23-2-3 exploration well in China's Bohai Bay.
Ophir Agrees to Acquire 7 Deepwater Blocks in Indonesia from Niko for $31M
Monday, October 27, 2014 Ophir Energy pens deal to acquire seven deepwater blocks in Indonesia from Niko Resources for $31 million.
Lundin Spuds Kitabu-1 Exploration Well in Block SB307/308 Offshore Sabah
Monday, October 27, 2014 Lundin spuds the Kitabu-1 exploration well in Block SB307/308, offshore Sabah, Malaysia.
Lundin Abandons Gobi-1 Exploration Well in Natuna Sea as a Dry Hole
Monday, October 27, 2014 Lundin completes drilling at Gobi-1 prospect in Gurita production sharing contract in Indonesia's Natuna Sea, Indonesia with the well abandoned as a dry hole.
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 ExxonMobil.
Statoil Takes Reins at Offshore AU Permit
Friday, October 24, 2014 Statoil continues to expand in Australia, with the award of 100% equity share in a large exploration permit located in the prolific Northern Carnarvon Basin on the Northwest shelf of Australia.
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.
Continental Confirms Productivity of Springer Play
Friday, October 24, 2014 Continental confirms potential of its Springer play with results from individual delineation wells.
Impact Scores a New License off West Africa
Friday, October 24, 2014 Impact Oil and Gas wins a new exploration license covering the AGC Profond block offshore Senegal and Guinea Bissau.
Ophir Energy Expands Offshore Gabon Footprint
Friday, October 24, 2014 Ophir Energy acquires two more blocks for exploration and production offshore Gabon.
Petrobras Makes Discovery in Espirito Santo Basin
Friday, October 24, 2014 Petrobras announces the discovery of a hydrocarbon accumulation in deep waters of the Espirito Santo Basin.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Shell Hits Gas in Pre-Salt Reservoir Offshore Gabon
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Shell discovers a "substantial" gas column offshore Gabon.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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