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Octanex Drops Claim on Onshore Derby Block in WA's Canning Basin
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 Octanex drops claim on onshore Derby Block in Western Australia's Canning Basin.
Buru Energy Spuds Sunbeam 1 Well in Permit EP 129 in Canning Basin
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 Buru Energy spuds Sunbeam 1 exploration well in permit EP 129 in the Canning Basin, Western Australia.
Falcon 'Disappointed' with NIS over Mako Trough License
Monday, January 26, 2015 Falcon Oil & Gas says it is disappointed with partner NIS over its failure to drill a third well on the Hungarian Mako Trough license within the timeframe agreed.
KrisEnergy 2 Completes 2D Seismic Survey in SS-11 Block Off Bangladesh
Friday, January 23, 2015 KrisEnergy completes 2D seismic acquisition program in the SS-11 exploration block offshore Bangladesh.
Gardline-CGG Bags Deal from Spectrum for 2D Seismic Survey Off WA
Friday, January 23, 2015 Gardline-CGG joint venture bags contract from Spectrum for a 2D multi-client marine broadband seismic survey offshore Western Australia.
MEC Updates on Operations at Bonaparte Basin, Sydney Basin in Australia
Friday, January 23, 2015 MEC Resources updates on operations by the firm's unit, Advent Energy, at the onshore Bonaparte Basin and offshore Sydney Basin in Australia.
Taipan Provides Drilling Update on Badada-1 Well in Kenya's Block 2B
Thursday, January 22, 2015 Taipan Resources updates on drilling at Badada-1 well in Kenya's onshore Block 2B.
Eni Makes New Oil, Gas Find in Egypt's Western Desert
Thursday, January 22, 2015 Eni announces a new oil and gas discovery in the West Melehia deep exploration prospect, located in the Melehia license, in the Western Desert of Egypt.
Faroe Petroleum Expects To Raise Exploration Capex In 2015
Thursday, January 22, 2015 Junior oil firm Faroe Petroleum expects its pre-tax exploration and appraisal capital spending to increase in 2015.
Indonesia Plans to Offer 8 Oil, Gas Exploration Blocks in 2015
Thursday, January 22, 2015 Indonesia plans to offer eight oil and gas exploration blocks this year through direct negotiation and regular tender, according to an official of the energy and mineral resources ministry.
Tullow 'Encouraged' by Results at Epir-1 Well
Thursday, January 22, 2015 In spite of not being a discovery, Tullow says results from the Epir-1 well are 'encouraging'.
Icon Updates on Stimulation, Flow Testing Program in ATP 855 in Queensland
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 Icon Energy updates on the stimulation and flow testing program in permit ATP 855 in the Cooper-Eromanga Basin in Queensland, Australia.
Minister: Total Likely to Ditch Cyprus Offshore Gas Search
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 France's Total is likely to abandon a search for oil and gas off Cyprus after failing to find tangible evidence of reserves.
Faroe, Lundin, Cairn Score Norway License Wins
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 Faroe Petroleum and Lundin Petroleum issue details of licenses they have secured in Norway's latest offshore licensing round.
Caribbean Rex Finds Commercial Oil in Trinidad & Tobago's South Erin Block
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 Rex International Holding's unit Caribbean Rex drills two successful wells in South Erin Block in Trinidad & Tobago.
Origin to Assess Development Options for Speculant-1 Well in Otway Basin
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 Origin Energy prepares to suspend Speculant-1 exploration well in Otway Basin, offshore Australia as it assesses development options for the gas discovery.
Cuadrilla Gets Planning Set Back to its Fracking Plans
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 Local planning officers deal a blow to Cuadrilla's fracking plans at Preston New Road and Roseacre despite the award of Environment Agency permits.
Lundin Spuds Zulu Prospect
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 Lundin Petroleum begins drilling on the Zulu prospect in the Norwegian North Sea.
Seabird's Northern Explorer Bags LOI for 2D Seismic Survey in West Africa
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 Seabird's Northern Explorer clinches a letter of intent for 2D seismic survey in West Africa.
UIL Energy Identifies New Leads at its Perth Basin Permits in WA
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 UIL Energy identifies new conventional leads at its Perth Basin permits in Western Australia.
BHP Billiton Slashes Shale Drilling Amid Oil Crash
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 BHP Billiton says it would cut its shale drilling spend over the next six months as it looks to meet its promise not to cut dividends in the face of a collapse in iron ore, copper and oil prices.
Eni Gets 3-Year Exploration Extension for Block 15/06, Angola
Monday, January 19, 2015 Italy's Eni obtains a three-year extension to the exploration period for its Block 15/06 concession, offshore Angola.
Indonesia Scraps Land Tax on Oil and Gas Exploration
Friday, January 16, 2015 Indonesia scraps a land tax that companies pay while exploring for oil and gas, a move that might encourage exploration at a time of concern that it could fall sharply due to tumbling oil prices.
Horizon Oil Deems Results of Nama-1 Well in PNG's PPL 259 Non-Commercial
Friday, January 16, 2015 Horizon Oil reveals that the Nama-1 exploration well in permit PPL 259 in Papua New Guinea is not deemed to be commercially productive.
Armour Energy Adds 2 Tenements to Boost its Presence in Queensland
Friday, January 16, 2015 Armour Energy increases its tenements in Queensland, Australia after succeeding in the tender for ATP 1087 and ATP(A) 1107.
Anadarko Spuds Kifaru-1 Well in Mozambique's Rovuma Onshore Block
Friday, January 16, 2015 Anadarko spuds the Kifaru-1 exploration well in the Rovuma Onshore Concession in northern Mozambique.
Shale Firm Cuadrilla Wins UK Exploration Permits
Friday, January 16, 2015 The UK's Environment Agency grants permits to shale gas firm Cuadrilla Resources to carry out exploration at a site in northwest England.
Thailand to Proceed with Exploration Block Bidding Round Despite Opposition
Friday, January 16, 2015 Thailand will proceed with its latest petroleum exploration and production bidding round despite domestic opposition to the plan.
Statoil Hands Back 3 Greenland Exploration Licenses
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 Statoil hands back three of its four Greenland offshore oil and gas exploration licenses in another sign of cost cutting by energy firms amid the plunge in oil prices.
Senex's Latest Drilling in SA's Cooper-Eromanga Basin Fails to Excite
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 Senex Energy fails to find commercial quantities of oil in its financial year 2015 drilling program in South Australia's Cooper-Eromanga Basin.
Petrobras 2014 Oil, Gas Reserves Grow Slowest in 6 Years
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 Oil and natural gas reserves at Petrobras rise at the slowest pace in six years in 2014, ending the year little changed as new discoveries barely kept up with production.
Linc Energy Drills Eba 1 Well in PEL 121 in Arckaringa Basin in SA
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 Linc Energy drills the Eba 1 vertical exploration well in PEL 121 in the Arckaringa Basin in South Australia.
CGG Bags Contracts from InterOil for Geophyiscal Survey Projects in PNG
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 CGG bags contracts from InterOil for geophysical survey projects in Papua New Guinea.