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Three-Well Drilling Campaign Begins in Beetaloo Basin, Northern Australia
Friday, May 29, 2015 Falcon Oil & Gas announces that operations have commenced on a three-well drilling campaign in the Beetaloo Basin in Australia's Northern Territory.

Petrobras, Galp, QGEP, Barra Confirm Large Brazil Oil Discovery
Friday, May 29, 2015 Petrobras, Portugal's Galp and Brazilian oil companies QGEP and Barra Energia have confirmed that the giant Carcara offshore find extends far beyond the initial discovery, Barra says.

Key Petroleum Prepares for Dunnart-2 Completion, Testing Ops in Perth Basin
Friday, May 29, 2015 Key Petroleum to commence completion and testing operations at Dunnart-2 well in permit EP437 in Western Australia's onshore Perth Basin shortly.

Premier Oil Exits Onshore Block 2B in Kenya
Friday, May 29, 2015 Premier Oil withdraws from onshore Block 2B in Kenya.

NPD Grants Det Norske Drilling Permit for Ivar Aasen Field
Thursday, May 28, 2015 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate grants Det Norske Oljeselskap a drilling permit for well 16/1-22 A in the Ivar Aasen field.


Isobel Deep Hits Oil North of the Falklands
Thursday, May 28, 2015 Premier Oil announces that oil has been discovered at the 14/20-1 Isobel Deep well in the North Falkland Basin.

Kina Prepares to Further Drilling at Raintree-1 Well in PPL 337 in PNG
Thursday, May 28, 2015 Kina Petroleum prepares for further drilling at the Raintree-1 exploration well in PPL 337 in Papua New Guinea.

CNOOC Makes Oil Discovery at Liuhua 20-2 Block in South China Sea
Thursday, May 28, 2015 CNOOC makes a mid-sized oil discovery at Liuhua 20-2 block in the eastern South China Sea.

Atlantic Petroleum Withdraws from Gymir Prospect in Norwegian Sea
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 Atlantic Petroleum announces that it is withdrawing from the Gymir prospect on License PL602 in the Norwegian Sea.

Woodside Withdraws from Lake Tanganyika South Block in Tanzania
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 Woodside withdraws from Lake Tanganyika South block in Tanzania.

Russia's Rosneft Says Likely to Quit Gas Project in UAE
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 Rosneft is considering quitting a gas project with United Arab Emirates-based Crescent Petroleum in the emirate of Sharjah after drilling failed to confirm commercial reserves.

Kea Petroleum Fails to Secure Funding for Shannon Prospect
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 Kea Petroleum fails to secure funding to drill a test well at New Zealand's Shannon Prospect.

Exxon, Chevron Clear to Bid on Mexican Shallow-Water Blocks
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 Mexico approves 19 companies and seven groups to bid on 14 shallow-water exploration blocks as the country prepares to allow private producers to drill in its waters for the first time since 1938.

China's CNPC Makes 1st Tight Oil Find over 100M Tons
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 China National Petroleum Corporation discovers more than 100 tons of tight oil reserves in its Changqing field.

Eni Discovers Gas and Condensates Offshore Libya
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 Eni discovers gas and condensates offshore Libya in the Bouri North exploration prospect in Area D.

Egypt Extends Mediterranean Gas Exploration Tender by Two Months
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 Egypt extends its tender for natural gas exploration in the Mediterranean Sea by two months, with four new blocks up for grabs.

Indonesia Plans to Offer More Oil, Gas Blocks for Bidding This Year
Monday, May 25, 2015 Indonesia plans to offer more oil and gas blocks for bidding in a new round planned later this year, according to a local daily.

Beach Energy Fails to Find Oil at Sensation-1 Well in Cooper Basin
Monday, May 25, 2015 Beach Energy fail to find oil at Sensation-1 exploration well in PRL 98 in Cooper Basin, South Australia.

Metgasco to Proceed with Rosella Drilling in Australia's New South Wales
Monday, May 25, 2015 Australia's New South Wales Government decides not to appeal the Supreme Court's decision to overturn its suspension of Metgasco's drilling approval in the state.

Kina Petroleum Updates on Drilling at Raintree-1 Well in PNG's PPL 337
Monday, May 25, 2015 Kina Petroleum updates on drilling Raintree-1 exploration well in PPL 337 in Papua New Guinea.

Questerre Inks MOU with MEMR to Appraise, Develop Jordan's Oil Shale Blocks
Monday, May 25, 2015 Questerre Energy inks a memorandum of understanding with Jordan's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Reosurces to appraise and develop oil shale in the country.

Third Energy Submits Application to Frack in the UK
Friday, May 22, 2015 Third Energy submits a planning application to North Yorkshire County Council in northern England to begin fracking operations at Well KM8 in Kirby Misperton.

Statoil Comes up Dry at 2 Norwegian Sea Wells
Friday, May 22, 2015 Statoil drills two dry wells in the Norwegian Sea.

NZEC Relinquishes PEP 52976 Permit in New Zealand's East Coast Basin
Friday, May 22, 2015 New Zealand Energy Corp. relinquishes permit PEP52976 in the East Coast Basin of New Zealand's North Island.

Apache Spuds Olympic-1 Oil Exploration Well in WA's Permit EP 473
Friday, May 22, 2015 Apache spuds the Olympic 1 oil exploration well in permit EP 473, located southeast of Broome in Western Australia.

Exploration Bills Submitted for Second Readings in Bahamian Assembly
Thursday, May 21, 2015 Bahamas Petroleum Company reports that the Petroleum Bill and Sovereign Wealth Bill have been put before the Bahamian House of Assembly for their second readings.

MEO Farm-out 30% Stake in WA-488-P Permit to Rex International Holding
Thursday, May 21, 2015 MEO farm-out 30 percent stake in WA-488-P exploration permit offshore Western Australia to Rex International Holding.

Russia to Decide on Schlumberger Bid for Eurasia Drilling in 2-3 Weeks
Thursday, May 21, 2015 A Russian government commission should decide on Schlumberger's bid for Eurasia Drilling in two to three weeks.

Key Petroleum to Commence Testing Ops at Dunnart-2 in WA's EP437 Shortly
Thursday, May 21, 2015 Key Petroleum plans to commence testing operations at Dunnart-2 well in exploration permit EP437 by end of next week.

Jura Abandons Ismail-1 Exploration Well in Pakistan's Guddu Block
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 Jura Energy fails to find hydrocarbons at the Ismail-1 exploration well in Pakistan's onshore Guddu Block.

Sound Sees Gas at 2nd Nervesa Well, Receives Investment
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 Italy-focused Sound Oil reports that the second well drilled on its Nervesa asset has gas shows, while confirming it has received the first tranche of an $18.75-million equity placing.

Wintershall Pulls Out of Qatar Gas Activities
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 German independent energy firm Wintershall says it will give up its gas exploration activities in Qatar.

ExxonMobil Discovers Oil at Stabroek Block Offshore Guyana
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 ExxonMobil makes significant oil discovery on the Stabroek Block offshore Guyana.

COSL Completes Deepwater In-Situ Cone Penetration Test in South China Sea
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 China Oilfield Services Ltd. completes deepwater in-situ cone penetration test in South China Sea.

Talisman Energy Norge Drills Dry Well in North Sea
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 Talisman Energy Norge comes up dry in the wildcat well 15/12-24 S in production license 672 in the North Sea.

Argentina Says Russian Driller ERIELL Plans Local Operations
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 The Argentine government says that ERIELL, an oilfield service group majority owned by Russia's Gazprombank, had declared its intention to establish drilling operations in the South American country this year.

BP Plans to Sell Part of Its Stake in Australian Oil Venture
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 BP plans to sell part of its oil project off southern Australia, before an exploration campaign that's slated to start late next year at a cost of more than $800 million.

Beach Energy Spuds Sensation-1 Oil Prospect in PRL 98 in SA's Cooper Basin
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 Beach Energy spuds Sensation-1 oil exploration well in PRL 98 on the western flank of the Cooper Basin, South Australia.

Orca Energy Sale of its South Australian Cooper Basin Assets to Senex
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 Orca Energy completes the sale of its Cooper Basin assets in South Australia to Senex Energy.

MOL Group Makes Commercial Discovery in Pakistan
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 MOL Group announces a new commercial discovery at the MOL operated exploration well Mardan Khel-1 in Pakistan.

MEO Renews AC/P50, AC/P51 Permits Offshore North West Australia
Monday, May 18, 2015 MEO renews AC/P50 and AC/P51 permits in the Vulcan Sub-basin off the north west coast of Australia for a further five years.

Indonesia Extends Exploration Period for Sumatra's South Block A PSC
Monday, May 18, 2015 Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources grants a 19 month extension to the exploration period of the South Block A Production Sharing Contract in North Sumatra, Indonesia.

Australia Offers 29 Offshore Blocks for Bidding in 2015 Acreage Release
Monday, May 18, 2015 Australia offers 29 offshore oil and gas blocks for bidding in its 2015 Acreage Release.

Albania Seeking Bids For Oil, Gas Search In June
Monday, May 18, 2015 Albania will offer companies interested in oil and gas exploration 7 offshore and onshore blocks in June in a bidding process, officials say.


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