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Hamas Says Fired Rockets at Offshore Israeli Gas Well
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Hamas says it has fired two rockets at an Israeli gas installation about 19 miles off the coast of Gaza.
Acting Libya Oil Minister Shakmak Says to Resign
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Libya's acting oil minister, Omar Shakmak, says he will resign following a request by the country's prime minister.
Alaska Oil Tax Supporters Fending Off Repeal Efforts
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Alaska voters look on track to narrowly uphold a new law that cuts taxes on oil production and is worth up to $1 billion a year to companies such as ConocoPhillips, BP and ExxonMobil.
Lobby Group: Norway's Politics Threatens Oil Competitiveness
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 High taxes and 'political meddling' in oil and gas projects threatens the competitiveness of Norway's offshore energy sector, says the Norwegian Oil and Gas Association.
Wood Mackenzie: Third Wave of US Shale to Show Europe the Way Ahead
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Wood Mackenzie believes the third phase of unconventional oil and gas development in the US could show the way ahead for shale gas and oil projects in Europe.
Cashed-up Woodside Petroleum Sees Juicier M&A Prospects
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Woodside Petroleum, armed with $4.3 billion to spend to fill a gap in its growth prospects, sees the chance of snaring an acquisition improving as rivals step up asset sales and competing bidders dwindle.
US Crude Sinks For Second Day Ahead Of Contract Expiry
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 US crude oil falls for a second straight day as a rush of selling ahead of the session close brings the contract to its lowest price since January.

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Exploration

Polarcus Completes UK Seismic Program for TGS
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Polarcus says its 3D seismic vessel Polarcus Naila has completed a two-month program for Norway's TGS-NOPEC off the UK's Shetland Islands.
Drilling at Phoenix South-1 in Permit WA-435-P Finds More Hydrocarbons
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Carnarvon Petroleum reports that minor sands encountered during drilling at Phoenix South-1 well in permit WA-435-P offshore Western Australia indicates they were hydrocarbon bearing.
PetroNeft Restarts Drilling Operation in Tomsk Region of Russia
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 PetroNeft says it is restarting drilling operations on Licence 61 in the Tomsk Oblast region of Russia.
IPB-CalEnergy JV Gets Extension for Permit WA-424-P Work Program in WA
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 IPB Petroleum receives extension to the primary term work program for permit WA-424-P in the Browse Basin, offshore north west Australia.
Kea Fails to Find Commercial Oil at Puka-3
Monday, August 18, 2014 Kea Petroleum plugs and abandons its Puka-3 well in New Zealand after failing to find commercial hydrocarbons.
Sub-Commercial Hydrocarbons Found at North Kendang-2 Well
Monday, August 18, 2014 Salamander Energy says its North Kendang-2 well in Indonesia has found gas, condensate and oil but not in commercial volumes.

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Production

Inpex to Transfer 1.2% Interest in Ichthys LNG Project to Kansai Electric
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Inpex agrees to transfer 1.2 percent of its equity interest in the Ichthys liquefied natural gas project offshore Western Australia to Kansai Electric Power Co.
Bumi Armada Bags $1.18B FPSO Deal for Madura BD Field Offshore Indonesia
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Bumi Armada bags $1.18 billion contract from Husky-CNOOC Madura Limited to supply a floating production, storage and offloading vessel for the Madura BD field offshore Madura Island, Indonesia.
Capacity Set to Double on Iraqi Kurdistan's Oil Pipeline
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 Kurdistan's independent oil pipeline will see its capacity almost double to at least 200,000 barrels per day once upgrade work is finished, according to industry sources and officials.
Lukoil Ships First Oil from West Qurna-2
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 Russia's Lukoil ships its first batch of oil from its West Qurna-2 project in Iraq.
Suksan Salamader FSO Receives First Oil at Bualuang Field OffshoreThailand
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 Salamander Energy receives the newly converted Suksan Salamander floating storage and offtake vessel has received first oil at the Bualuang field in the Gulf of Thailand.
AWE Provides Update on Drilling at Senecio-3 Well in Perth Basin
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 AWE provides update on drilling at the Senecio-3 appraisal well in Permits L1/L2 in the Perth Basin, Western Australia.

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Finance and Investing

Dolphin Sees Possible Start of Dividend after 3Q Report
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Seismic survey vessel operator Dolphin may soon start paying dividends after an improvement in its earnings.
Gulf's Topaz Energy Gets $75M Investment from Standard Chartered PE
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Oman's Renaissance Services says its unit Topaz Energy and Marine had secured a $75 million investment from Standard Chartered Private Equity.
Reach Energy Whets Investor Appetite for Malaysian SPACs
Friday, August 15, 2014 Reach Energy, set up by veterans in Malaysia's oil and gas industry, made its market debut in Kuala Lumpur after completing the country's largest-ever initial public offering by a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC.)
Triple Energy Inks MoU for BSP to Invest $6M in Firm's CSG Project in China
Thursday, August 14, 2014 Triple Energy inks memorandum of understanding with Blue Sky Power for the latter to invest up to $6 million in the firm and its coal seam gas project in China.
Horizon Oil Terminates Merger Implementation Deed with Roc Oil
Tuesday, August 05, 2014 Horizon Oil terminates the merger implementation deed with Roc Oil following the offer to acquire the latter by Fosun International.
Sources: PetroChina-Backed Universal Terminal Plans $800M Trust IPO
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 Singapore's Universal Terminal, backed by PetroChina, plans to raise as much as $800M in an initial public offering of units of a business trust, sources say.

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Company Operations

Oilfield Equipment Firm Schoeller-Bleckmann Sales Slip
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Schoeller-Bleckmann says sales slipped by one percent during the second quarter as customers spent cautiously on high-precision components.
Ezra's Shareholders Approve Consolidation of EMAS Marine into EOC
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Ezra's shareholders approve consolidation of EMAS Marine into associate company EOC and Singapore listing.
Woodside Posts Record Half-Year Profit of $1.015B, Up 27% YOY
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Woodside posts record half-year profit of $1.015 billion, up 27 percent from $873 million in the previous year.
Wild Well Expands Company Service Offerings, Presence in Asia Pacific
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Wild Well expands its service offerings and presence in Asia Pacific with the addition of staff at its regional office in Malaysia.
XPD8 Secures $3.73M Contracts for Work in Malaysia, North Sea
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 XPD8 Solutions secures two contracts, worth $3.73 million, for work in the North Sea and Malaysia.
Nam Cheong Receives Orders for 4 Offshore Support Vessels for $90M
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 Nam Cheong sells four vessels, comprising a platform supply vessel, an accommodation work barge and two anchor handling towing supply vessels, for $90 million.

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