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Oil Industry Slams Terms of Brazil's Planned Block Auction
Tuesday, August 04, 2015 Terms for Brazil's 13th Oil Round, in which the government hopes to sell rights to 266 exploratory blocks in early October, "are the worst ever", the Brazilian Petroleum Institute (IBP) that represents potential investors says.

Octanex Seeks Retention Lease for Ascalon Gas Find Off Western Australia
Tuesday, August 04, 2015 Octanex moves to obtain a retention lease for the Ascalon gas discovery in permit WA-407-P in Southern Bonaparte Basin, offshore Western Australia.

Polarcus Wins 3D Seismic Project
Monday, August 03, 2015 Polarcus wins a 3D marine seismic project that will use its RightBAND technology, but the client and location remain secret.

Otto Energy Spuds Hawkeye-1 Prospect in SC 55 Offshore Palawan Basin
Monday, August 03, 2015 Otto Energy spuds Hawkeye-1 exploration well in Service Contract 55, offshore Palawan Basin in the Philippines.

BP To Relinquish Three Offshore Blocks In Uruguay
Monday, August 03, 2015 BP halts its deepwater exploration activities off Uruguay as it prioritizes lower-risk projects at a time of low international prices, an official at Ancap says.


  


Circle Oil to Plug and Abandon NFA-1 Well Onshore Morocco
Monday, August 03, 2015 Circle Oil will plug and abandon the NFA-1 exploration well, which is located on the Lalla Mimouna permit onshore Morocco.

Inpex to Drill Exploration Well Offshore Japan in May 2016
Friday, July 31, 2015 Inpex will drill an exploratory well offshore Japan's Yamaguchi and Shimane prefectures in May 2016.

Pakistan's OGDCL Makes Oil Discovery at Chak Naurang South-1 well in Punjab
Friday, July 31, 2015 Oil and Gas Development Company Limited makes an oil discovery at the Chak Naurang South-1 well in Punjab, Pakistan.

Pryce Gases to Buy Stake in SC55, Maersk Venturer to Spud Hawkeye-1 Soon
Thursday, July 30, 2015 Pryce Gases to acquire a 10 percent stake in Service Contract 55 offshore the Philippines as the Maersk Venturer drillship prepares to drill the Hawkeye-1 well in the block.

Russia's Rosneft, US Exxon Jointly Bid for Fields in Mozambique
Thursday, July 30, 2015 Russia's Rosneft and ExxonMobil jointly apply to participate in a tender for hydrocarbon fields in Mozambique.

Murphy Updates on Malaysian Ops, Makes Gas Find at Permai Well Off Sabah
Thursday, July 30, 2015 Murphy completes drilling campaign at Belum gas field offshore Sarawak, Malaysia and makes gas discovery at Permai well in deepwater Block H offshore Sabah.

Marathon, OMV Hand Back Croatia Oil Exploration Licences
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 Marathon Oil and OMV return seven offshore oil and gas licenses to Croatia.

Total Likely to Get Rights to Explore for Oil, Gas Offshore Sri Lanka
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 Sri Lanka expects to grant Total rights to explore for oil and gas off the country's east coast, according to local media.

Dolphin Begins East Campeche Seismic Survey Offshore Mexico
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 Seismic survey specialist Dolphin Geophysical begins the East Campeche 2D long-offset multi-client survey offshore Mexico.

Seabed Solutions Bags $125M Deal from ADNOC for Ghasha-Butini Field Survey
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 Seabed Geosolutions bags $125 million contract with Abu Dhabi National Oil Company for survey over the Ghasha-Butini field off the United Arab Emirates.

Pura Vida: MZ-1 Well Secondary Objectives Come Up Dry, Drilling Continues
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 Pura Vida Energy NL announces that the secondary objectives of the MZ-1 exploration well offshore Morocco have come up dry.

Vermilion Energy Enters Farm-in Agreement in Germany
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 Vermilion Energy enters into a farm-in agreement with Mobil Erdgas-Erdol and BEB Erdgas und Erdol.

Pantheon Resources: VOBM#1 Spuds, 2 Well Drilling Program Starts
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 Pantheon Resources announces the spud of the VOBM#1 well, onshore East Texas, and the commencement of a 2 well drilling program.

MX Oil Announces Aje 5 Well Spud Offshore Nigeria
Monday, July 27, 2015 MX Oil announces the spud of the Aje 5 production well, which is located in the Aje Field on the OML 113 license offshore Nigeria.

Waitsia-2 Appraisal Well Onshore Australia Hits TD
Monday, July 27, 2015 The Waitsia-2 appraisal well, operated by AWE Limited, reaches a total depth of 11,581 feet.

Red Emperor Completes Otto Energy Farm-in Agreement
Monday, July 27, 2015 Red Emperor Resources completes its farm-in agreement with Otto Energy Limited, following a formal notification of approval from the Department of Energy of the Republic of the Philippines.

COSL to Drill 2 Wells for Primeline in Block 33/07 Offshore China for $20M
Friday, July 24, 2015 Primeline signs letter of intent with China Oilfield Services Ltd. to drill two wells in Block 33/07 in East China Sea for $20 million.

Global Progresses Italy Permit Applications, Pursues Acquisition Opps
Friday, July 24, 2015 Global Petroleum Limited reveals its permit applications in Italy are progressing towards approval and claims that it is pursuing new asset acquisition opportunities.

China Answers Japan Oil Rig Concern With Joint-Development Offer
Friday, July 24, 2015 China repeats a call for talks with Japan over joint development of gas and oil resources in contested waters in the East China Sea.

Bowleven Discovers Hydrocarbons Onshore Cameroon
Friday, July 24, 2015 Bowleven announces that Zingana, the first in a 2 well exploration program on the Bomono Permit onshore Cameroon, has discovered hydrocarbons.

AWE Drops Plans to Proceed with WA's Drover-1 Phase 2 Exploration Program
Friday, July 24, 2015 AWE drops plans to proceed with Phase 2 of the Drover-1 exploration program in permit EP455 the Perth Basin, Western Australia.

China Says Japan's East China Sea Pictures Provoke Confrontation
Thursday, July 23, 2015 Japan's release of pictures of Chinese construction activity in the East China Sea will only provoke confrontation between the two countries and do nothing for efforts to promote dialogue, China's Foreign Ministry says.

Shell Bids to Drill 2 Albanian Onshore Blocks
Thursday, July 23, 2015 A Royal Dutch Shell and Petromanas joint venture has applied to drill 2 onshore blocks in central Albania, an official told Reuters on Thursday.

Buru Energy Provides Drilling Update on Praslin 1 Well in WA's Permit EP391
Thursday, July 23, 2015 Buru Energy provides a drilling update of the Praslin 1 exploration well in Permit EP391 in Western Australia.

Statoil and Total E&P Make North Sea Gas, Condensate Discovery
Thursday, July 23, 2015 Statoil makes a gas and condensate discovery in the North Sea's Julius prospect, with the help of its PL146/PL333 partner Total E&P Norge.

Real Energy Upgrades Gas Resource in Cooper Basin Permit to 13.76 Tcf
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 Real Energy raises gas resources in its Cooper Basin Permit ATP927P in Queensland, Australia by 141 percent to 13.76 trillion cubic feet.

Edison North Sea Well Turns Out Dry
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 Edison Norge drills a dry well near the Valhall field in the Norwegian zone of the North Sea.

88 Energy Raises $8.8 Million to Fund Project Icewine
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 88 Energy Limited completes a share placing operation to raise $8.8 million, which will help fund exploration programs onshore Alaska.


 
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