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Europa Confident about French Drill
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 Europa Oil & Gas says it could drill a well to test shallow gas prospectivity at its Berenx shallow gas prospect, onshore France, within 18 months.
Serinus Energy Suspends Luba-1 Well in Brunei's Block L
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 Serinus Energy suspends the Luba-1 exploration well in Block L, Brunei after attempts to recover the bottom hole assembly failed.
Salamander Updates on Drilling at Bangkanai PSC in Kalimantan
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 Salamander Energy updates on drilling at West Kerendan and Sungai Lahei prospects in the Bangkanai Production Sharing Contract (PSC), Kalimantan, Indonesia.
Energy Searcher Signed Up for Nigeria Drill
Monday, December 09, 2013 Northern Offshore reports that its Energy Searcher drillship has been contracted to drill offshore Nigeria.
Noble Energy Eyes Fresh Appraisal for Natgas off Cyprus
Monday, December 09, 2013 Noble Energy might launch a fresh appraisal of natural gas quantities in a subsea reservoir off Cyprus in 2014, according to officials.
Premier Withdraws from Kenyan Block
Monday, December 09, 2013 Premier Oil reports that it has withdrawn from Block L10A, offshore Kenya.
Statoil Finds up to 50M Barrels in the Barents Sea
Monday, December 09, 2013 Statoil finds between 20 and 50 million recoverable barrels of oil at its Skavl prospect in the Barents Sea.
CGG to Complete La Bella 3D Seismic Survey in Otway Basin Soon
Monday, December 09, 2013 WHL Energy reports that the La Bella 3D sesmic survey in Permit VIC/P67 in Australia's Otway Basin is expected to be completed soon.
Tullow Well Comes up Dry Onshore Ethiopia
Monday, December 09, 2013 Tullow Oil reports that its Tultule-1 wildcat well onshore Ethiopia has come up dry.
Falklands License Farm-ins Completed
Monday, December 09, 2013 Three companies involved with exploration around the Falkland Islands complete a farm-in deal concerning two licenses.
Strike Energy Reports Elevated Gas Readings at Le Chiffre 1 Well in PEL 96
Friday, December 06, 2013 Strike Energy reports that elevated gas readings were recorded when drilling the Le Chiffre 1 well in petroleum exploration license 96 in South Australia's Southern Cooper Basin Gas Project.
Efforts are Underway to Resume Drilling at Naga Utara-2 Well in Kutei Basin
Friday, December 06, 2013 Cue Energy reveals that operations to recover a drill string and resume drilling are in progress at Naga Utara-2 well in the Mahakam Hilir Production Sharing Contract in Kutei Basin, Indonesia.
KrisEnergy Updates on Drilling at Cua Lo-1 ST-1 Well off Vietnam
Friday, December 06, 2013 KrisEnergy provides an update on drilling at Cua Lo 1 ST-1 exploration well in Block 105-110/04 off northern Vietnam.
Rosneft, Statoil To Set Up Russian Shale Oil Venture
Friday, December 06, 2013 Rosneft and Statoil agreed to set up a joint venture to assess the viability of shale oil production in Russia's Samara region, the firms say.
Statoil, ExxonMobil Find 2-3 Tcf of Gas Offshore Tanzania
Friday, December 06, 2013 Statoil and ExxonMobil make a fifth gas discovery in Block 2 offshore Tanzania.
Wood MacKenzie: Sustained Outperformance is a Challenge for Explorers
Friday, December 06, 2013 Wood MacKenzie's latest ranking of company exploration performance indicates that few firms managed to sustain exploration outperformance for a decade or more.
First Gas Flows from Pilot Well #2 in Muara Enim PSC in South Sumatra
Thursday, December 05, 2013 NuEnergy announces that first gas flows from Pilot Well #2 at the Muara Enim Production Sharing Contract in South Sumatra, Indonesia.
Ghana Parliament Ratifies Oil Exploration Deal
Thursday, December 05, 2013 Ghana's parliament ratifies an oil exploration deal with a subsidiary of AGM Gibraltar after an influential think tank stirred debate by saying the pact did not serve the country's interests.
Statoil, Woodside Among Winners in New Zealand 2013 Exploration Block Offer
Thursday, December 05, 2013 New Zealand awards 10 new onshore and offshore petroleum exploration permits as part of Block Offer 2013, with Statoil and Woodside among the successful bidders.
BP Pushes Technical Limits To Tap Extreme Fields
Thursday, December 05, 2013 BP leads an industry-wide push to develop technology that can retrieve oil from deeper formations and higher pressures and temperatures.
Ketu Petroleum to Acquire 20% Stake in PPL 259 in PNG from Eaglewood Energy
Thursday, December 05, 2013 Eaglewood Energy inks deal to farm out 20 percent interest in Petroleum Prospecting License 259 in Western Province, Papua New Guinea to Ketu Petroleum.
Providence Offered Celtic Sea Licensing Option
Thursday, December 05, 2013 Providence Resources is offered a new licensing option in the South Celtic Sea Basin, offshore Ireland.
Wolf Gets Encouraging Geochemical Results in Mongolia's Sukhbaatar Block
Wednesday, December 04, 2013 Wolf Petroleum reports that geochemical analysis taken from seismic shot holes indicates light crude oil and propane gas concentrations in Mongolia's Sukhbaatar Block.
Sterling Gets Govt Consent for Madagascar Farm-out
Wednesday, December 04, 2013 Sterling Energy gets government consent to farm out 50 percent of the Ambilobe Block, offshore Madagascar.
Edge Resources to Commence Multi-Well Program in Saskatchewan
Wednesday, December 04, 2013 Edge Resources announces it has secured a drilling rig for a multi-well drilling program in Eye Hill, Saskatchewan.
New Western Acquires Additional Acreage in Oklahoma
Wednesday, December 04, 2013 New Western Energy completes the acquisition of an Oil & Gas lease onsisting of 80 acres adjacent to its Winchester & Thomas leases in Rogers County.
Metgasco Plans to Drill Rosella E01 in PEL 16 in New South Wales
Wednesday, December 04, 2013 Metgasco plans to drill Rosella E01 well in Petroleum Exploration License 16 in New South Wales, Australia.
FormCap Updates Kansas Prospect Ops
Wednesday, December 04, 2013 FormCap announces that geological and geophysical (G&G) due diligence on the acquisition of 1500 acres of prospective oil leases in Cowley County, Kansas is completed.
S.Korea to Focus on Exploration as Cuts Overseas Energy Spend
Wednesday, December 04, 2013 South Korea's state-owned energy firms will focus on exploration as the import-reliant nation cuts back its total spending on overseas energy and resources development, a senior energy ministry official says.
Shell Charts Return To Offshore Alaska Drilling In July
Wednesday, December 04, 2013 Shell plans to return to Alaskan offshore drilling next July and will deploy an upgraded drillship in the Chukchi Sea, while keeping a newly contracted backup drillship ready if needed.
Noble Touts Duo Discoveries in GOM, Offshore Israel
Wednesday, December 04, 2013 Noble Energy announces discoveries at the Dantzler exploration well in the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico and at the Tamar Southwest (SW) exploration well offshore Israel.
Philippine DOE Extends Subphase 2b for SC 63 off Palawan Island
Wednesday, December 04, 2013 Nido Petroleum reports that Philippines' Department of Energy has extended sub-phase 2b for Service Contract 63 off Palawan Island in the Philippines to November 2014.
Oilex Secures Rig to Drill Cambay-77H Well in Gujarat in 1Q 2014
Tuesday, December 03, 2013 Oilex secures Essar Rig 4 for drilling at the Cambay-77H well in Gujarat, India in the first quarter of 2014.
Petroneft Restarts Drilling Operations
Tuesday, December 03, 2013 Petroneft says it has restarted drilling activity at it operations in Russia.
Drilling Underway at Matuku-1 Well in PEP 51906 in Taranaki Basin
Tuesday, December 03, 2013 New Zealand Oil & Gas reveals that drilling is underway at the Matuku-1 well in Petroleum Exploration Permit 51906 offshore Taranaki Basin, New Zealand.
Tap Reports an Oil Discovery at Malida-1 Well in Block G1/48 off Thailand
Tuesday, December 03, 2013 Tap Oil reports that an oil discovery has been made at Malida-1 well in Block G1/48 in the Gulf of Thailand.
Canacol Strikes Oil at Colombia Well
Monday, December 02, 2013 The Leon 1 encountered 133 feet of net oil pay within 4 different reservoirs, and Canacol is currently preparing to conduct a series of production tests on the discovery.
NZEC Gains 100% Stake in East Coast Permit in Raukumara Region in NZ
Monday, December 02, 2013 New Zealand Energy Corp. reports that it has been awarded 100 percent interest in East Cape Permit in the Raukumara region in New Zealand's East Coast Basin.
Senex Books Contingent Oil Resource in Cooper-Eromanga Basin
Monday, December 02, 2013 Senex Energy quantifies a significant contingent oil resource within the Murta Formation of South Australia's southern Cooper-Eromanga Basin.
Japan Finds Methane Hydrate in Sea of Japan
Monday, December 02, 2013 Japan has discovered methane hydrate lying over a large area in the Sea of Japan in northwestern Japan, in addition to previously discovered areas in the Pacific Ocean, the trade ministry says.
Shell, Bosnia Region To Soon Start Talks On Oil Exploration
Monday, December 02, 2013 Bosnia's autonomous Muslim-Croat Federation expects to start talks in late February with a unit of oil major Shell on a concession for oil exploration, a minister says.
Dragon Oil Successful in Bid for Exploration Block 19 in Gulf of Suez
Friday, November 29, 2013 Dragon Oil receives notification that its bid for offshore exploration Block 19 in the Gulf of Suez, Egypt has been accepted.
Cue Updates on Drilling at Naga Utara-2 Well in Mahakam Hilir PSC
Friday, November 29, 2013 Cue Energy updates on drilling at Naga Utara-2 well in the Mahakam Hilir Production Sharing Contract in Kutei Basin, Indonesia.
South Georgina JV Raises Exploration Expenditure for Stage 1 by $35M
Friday, November 29, 2013 Central Petroleum and Total raise the Stage 1 exploration expenditure for their South Georgina Basin Joint Venture in Queensland, Australia to $95 million.
UK Awards Record Number of Offshore Oil and Gas Licenses
Friday, November 29, 2013 Britain awards a record number of offshore oil and gas licenses in its latest round of tenders as the country scrambles to attract new exploration before existing infrastructure is decommissioned.
Media: Britain, Argentina in Fresh Row Over Drilling in Falklands
Friday, November 29, 2013 Argentina triggers a fresh diplomatic row with Britain over the disputed Falkland Islands after the country's Congress passed a law that establishes criminal sanctions for the "illegal exploration" of hydrocarbons in the Argentine continental shelf.
RH Petrogas Updates on Operations at its Indonesian Assets
Thursday, November 28, 2013 RH Petrogas provides an update on operations at its Production Sharing Contracts in Indonesia.
Otto Energy Executes LOI to Assume BHP Billiton's Interest in SC55
Thursday, November 28, 2013 Otto Energy executes a letter of intent with BHP Billiton Petroleum (Philippines) Corporation to assume the latter's interest in Service Contract 55 offshore the Philippines.
France's Total To Explore Offshore South Africa In 2014
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 Total will drill an exploration well off the coast of South Africa in 2014 in a new phase of exploration also targeting Kenya and the Ivory Coast, a senior company official says.
Neon Updates on Drilling at Ca Ngu-1 Well in Block 120 off Vietnam
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 Neon Energy provides an update on drilling operations at the Ca Ngu-1 exploration well in Block 120, off Vietnam.
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