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VAALCO Encounters Disappointment at Kindele-1 Exploration Well Off Angola
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 VAALCO plugs and abandons the Kindeke-1 exploration well in Block 5, offshore Angola after encountering disappointing drilling results.
KrisEnergy Finds Thailand's Rossukon-2ST Well Drilling Results Encouraging
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 KrisEnergy says the Rossukon-2ST well in Gulf of Thailand's G6/48 license encountered the highest net pay of three discovery wells drilled so far in the Rossukon area.
Key Receives Environmental Plan Approval for Dunnart-2 Test Program in WA
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 Key Petroleum receives approval of its environmental plan for the Dunnart-2 testing program in EP437 in Perth Basin, Western Australia.
Eni, PetroVietnam Ink PSCs for Myanmar's Offshore Blocks MD-2, MD-4
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 Eni and partner PetroVietnam ink two production sharing contracts for Blocks MD-2 and MD-4 offshore Myanmar.
Beach Ups Contingent Resources of Nappamerri Trough Project, Chevron Quits
Monday, March 30, 2015 Beach Energy raises natural gas contingent resources at Nappamerri Trough project in Queensland, Australia as Chevron withdraws from the project.
New Zealand Opens Block Offer 2015 for Exploration Permits
Monday, March 30, 2015 New Zealandís Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment invites bids for exploration permits in the country in Block Offer 2015.
New Zealand Offers More Offshore Areas for Bidding in Block Offer 2015
Monday, March 30, 2015 New Zealand offers more offshore exploration areas for bidding in Block Offer 2015.
Rampart to Acquire Neon Energy's 80% Interest in Permit WA-503-P Off WA
Monday, March 30, 2015 Rampart Energy to acquire Neon Energy's 80 percent interest in exploration permit WA-503-P offshore Western Australia.
Statoil Discovers More Gas Offshore Tanzania
Monday, March 30, 2015 Statoil makes another natural gas discovery in Block 2 offshore Tanzania, boosting gas volumes by 1 to 1.8 trillion cubic feet of gas, the company says.
Minister: Russia May Allow More Firms To Offshore Oil
Friday, March 27, 2015 Russia may allow more oil companies to access its offshore projects, Energy Minister Alexander Novak says.
AWE Spuds Irwin-1 Exploration Well in Onshore Perth Basin
Thursday, March 26, 2015 AWE spuds the Irwin-1 exploration well in Perth Basin, Western Australia.
Maurel et Prom Slashes Oil Hunting Budget as Prices Weak
Thursday, March 26, 2015 France's Maurel et Prom slashes its exploration budget by more than 60 percent.
Drilling Activity to Rebound in 2016 after Exploration Cuts this Year
Thursday, March 26, 2015 Drilling activity across the global oil and gas industry could return to 2014 levels next year, according to a new report from research firm Wood Mackenzie.
Dolphin Geophysical Commences Seismic Survey for Ophir Energy Off Myanmar
Thursday, March 26, 2015 Dolphin Geophysical commences seismic acquisition offshore Myanmar for Ophir Energy.
Cue Energy Gets Approval to Farm-in for 12.5% Stake in Sumatra's Mahato PSC
Thursday, March 26, 2015 Cue Energy receives government approval for the farm-in agreement with Bukit Energy for a 12.5 percent stake in the Mahato Production Sharing Contract in Central Sumatra, Indonesia.
OGDCL Discovers Oil at Palli Deep-1 Well in Pakistan's Sindh Province
Thursday, March 26, 2015 Oil and Gas Development Co. Ltd. discovers oil at the Palli Deep-1 exploration well in Sindh province, Pakistan.
Santos, Japanese-led Team Make New Oil Find Off Malaysia
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 Santos and its Japanese and Malaysian partners hit oil in an exploration well in deepwater off Sabah in east Malaysia, and are planning to drill further to evaluate the find.
Analyses Confirm Potential of M Prospect on the Isle of Wight
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 UK Oil & Gas says subsurface analyses of the onshore P1916 license on the Isle of Wight, southern England, confirms potential for 'significant' hydrocarbon volumes.
KrisEnergy Successfully Drills Rossukon-2 Well in Gulf of Thailand
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 KrisEnergy successfully drills the Rossukon-2 exploration well in G6/48 license in the Gulf of Thailand.
Lundin Spuds Appraisal Well on Alta Discovery
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 Lundin Petroleum spuds an appraisal well on the Alta discovery in the southern Barents Sea.
Chevron Signs PSC for Block A5 in Rahkine Basin Offshore Myanmar
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 Chevron signs production sharing contract for Block A5 in the Rakhine Basin offshore Myanmar with Myanma Oil & Gas Enterprise.
CGG Amadeus Commences 3D Seismic Survey at Block 120 Offshore Vietnam
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 CGG Amadeus commences 3D seismic acquisition program in Block 120, offshore central Vietnam.
Apache Contracts Ocean America to Drill Levitt-1 Well in Carnavon Basin
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 Apache contracts Diamond Offshore's Ocean America semisub to drill the Levitt-1 prospect in permit WA-482-P in the Carnarvon Basin, offshore Western Australia.
Atwood Falcon to Complete Drilling Munia Prospect in Perth Basin in April
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 Murphy plans to complete drilling the Munia exploration well in WA-481-P offshore Western Australia in April after failing to find hydrocarbons at two other prospects in the permit.
Kiln Lane-1 Well Disappoints
Monday, March 23, 2015 Kiln Lane-1 in northeast Lincolnshore, England, is to be plugged and abandoned after sandstones were found to be water wet.
Woodside Inks 4 PSCs for Blocks Awarded in 2013 Myanmar Offshore Bid Round
Monday, March 23, 2015 Woodside inks four production sharing contracts for blocks awarded in the 2013 Myanmar Offshore Bid Round.
Olinda Star Semisub to Drill Kangaroo West-1 Well in Santos Basin Soon
Friday, March 20, 2015 The Olinda Star semisub will move to drill the Kangaroo West-1 exploration well in Block S-M-1165 in Santos Basin, offshore Brazil after completing work at the Kangaroo-2 appraisal well.
Polarcus Signs LOI for 3D Seismic Project in the UKCS
Friday, March 20, 2015 Polarcus signs a letter of intent to carry out 3D marine seismic project in the United Kingdom Continental Shelf in the second quarter of 2015.
Indonesian Government Tells Pertamina to Resubmit Mahakam Block Proposal
Friday, March 20, 2015 Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources tells Pertamina to resubmit proposal on taking over operations at the Mahakam block offshore East Kalimantan.
CGG Bags Anadarko's Contract for 3D Seismic Survey Off Colombia
Thursday, March 19, 2015 CGG bags contract from a subsidiary of Anadarko to conduct 3D seismic survey on the Caribbean coast offshore Colombia.
Gardline CGG Clinches Contract for Gippsland 2D Infill Seismic Survey
Thursday, March 19, 2015 Gardline CGG clinches a contract to acquire the Gippsland 2D Infill marine seismic survey offshore Victoria, Australia for Geoscience Australia.
Mubadala Petroleum Signs Agreement for Geological Study Offshore Morocco
Thursday, March 19, 2015 Mubadala Petroleum signs agreement for a geological study over Mediterranee Ouest, offshore Morocco.
Shell, Statoil, Petronas Gain Exploration Blocks in Indonesia Bid Round
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Shell, Statoil, Petronas Carigali and Pertamina are among the successful firms in the latest bidding round for 11 oil and gas blocks in Indonesia.
Lime's Gemini Prospect Comes up Dry
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Lime Petroleum says its Gemini well on Norwegian license PL338C is dry but a further appraisal well is planned near the license's Rolsnes oil discovery for the second half of 2015.
KrisEnergy Spuds Rossukon-2 Exploration Well in G6/48 in Gulf of Thailand
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 KrisEnergy spuds the Rossukon-2 exploration well in Block G6/48 in the Gulf of Thailand as it kicks off a drilling campaign in Thailand.
Kina Petroleum Prepares to Drill 2 Exploration Wells in PPL 337 in PNG
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Kina Petroleum prepares to drill two exploration wells in PPL 337 in Papua New Guinea.