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Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - AlixPartners Dennis Cassidy says the oil and gas industry is midway through the phase of foreign investment in US shale.
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S. African Anti-Fracking Group Threatens Legal Challenge
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 A South African anti-fracking group threatens a legal challenge to government plans to grant shale gas exploration licenses in the Karoo semi-desert.
Paper: Putin Mulls End To Gazprom Monopoly On Pipeline Gas Sales To China
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Russia's president is thinking about allowing gas producers other than Gazprom to export gas from new eastern fields, according to the Vedomosti newspaper.
Mexican Senate Approves Bulk Of Pending Energy Legislation
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Mexico's Senate completes approval of the bulk of legislation setting out rules and regulations for President Nieto's opening of the oil and gas market, the cornerstone of his economic agenda.
Syria Says Crisis Has Cost Its Oil Sector $23.5B
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Syria's oil sector has lost around $23.5 billion due to damage to facilities and pipelines, looting and production delays since the start of the country's crisis in 2011 and output has fallen sharply.
Analyst: Foreign Investment in US Shale to Continue
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 AlixPartners Dennis Cassidy says the oil and gas industry is midway through the phase of foreign investment in US shale.
Oil Slips As Supplies Flow Despite Conflicts
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Brent and US crude settle lower after a choppy trading session as oil supplies remain unaffected by continuing violence in Iraq, Ukraine and Gaza.

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Exploration

Rawson to Undertake Seismic Reprocessing Program for its Otway Basin Assets
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Rawson Resources plans to undertake a seismic reprocessing program to better evaluate the unconventional potential of its exploration assets in Otway Basin, South Australia.
PetroFrontier Updates on Exploration Activities in Northern Territory
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 PetroFrontier updates on exploration activities under the 2014 work program and budget in Northern Territory, Australia.
Searcher Seismic Commences 2D Seismic Acquisition at West Luzon Basin
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Searcher Seismic commences 2D seismic acquisition at West Luzon Basin, offshore Philippines.
Puka-3 Well Spuds Onshore New Zealand
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Kea Petroleum reports that the drilling of the Puka-3 well in the onshore area of the Taranaki Basin, New Zealand, has started.
Kemp: Shale Plays Reduce Political Risk
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Shale plays are ideal for oil and gas companies that need to limit risk in countries with a history of political and economic instability.
Leni Finds More Oil with 4th Goudron Development Well
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Leni Gas & Oil finds 187 feet of net oil pay with its fourth development well on the Goudron field.
Key Updates on Drilling at Dunnart-2 Well in EP 437 in Perth Basin
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Key Petroleum updates on drilling at the Dunnart-2 exploration well in permit EP 437 in Perth Basin, Western Australia.
AWE to Analyze Data of Drover-1 Well in EP455 in Perth Basin
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 AWE reports that gas readings at Drover-1 well in permit 455 in Perth Basin, Western Australia will be analyzed before determining the next phase of exploration activity.
Tullow North Sea Well Comes Up Dry
Monday, July 21, 2014 Tullow's Lupus-1 wildcat well in the Norwegian North Sea fails to find hydrocarbons.

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Production

First Oil Commences at Bentara Field Offshore Sarawak
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Petronas announces first oil commences at the Bentara field offshore Sarawak, Malaysia.
Beach Energy Spuds Elliston-2 Oil Development Well in Cooper Basin
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Beach Energy spuds Elliston-2 oil development well in PPL 249 in Cooper Basin, South Australia.
Cosco Reveals Buying Interest for Octabuoy Hull and Topside Module
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Cosco Nantong receives bids for the Octabuoy hull and topside module that it had built for ATP Oil & Gas.
CNOOC Commences Trial Production at LS36-1 Gas Field Offshore China
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 CNOOC commences trial production at LS36-1 gas field offshore Zhejiang province, China.
Libya Oil Output Slips, Fresh Fighting In Tripoli
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Libyan oil production has fallen, turning back a hard-won increase since April in revenue for the government facing increased fighting around the airport in the capital and in the eastern city of Benghazi.
Poland's PGNiG Says Natural Gas Production Rose 4% Year-on-Year In 2Q
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Poland's PGNiG sees a 3.7% increase in its 2Q gas production.
IEV Receives Nod to Progress Work at Pabuaran Block in West Java
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 IEV Holdings receives approval from Pertamina to progress work on the development of the Pabuaran Block in Subang district, West Java, Indonesia.
ShaMaran Updates on Operations at Atrush Development in Kurdistan
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 ShaMaran Petroleum updates on operations at the Atrush development in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.
Oilex Commences Flow-back of Frac Fluids at Cambay-77H Well in Gujarat
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Oilex commences flow-back of frac fluids at Cambay-77H well in Cambay Production Sharing Contract in Gujarat, India prior to production testing.
Statoil Resumes Production at Njord A Platform
Monday, July 21, 2014 Statoil resumes production at the Njord A platform in the Norwegian Sea after a year.

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Finance and Investing

Schlumberger Second-Quarter Profit Falls 24%
Thursday, July 17, 2014 Schlumberger, the world's largest oilfield services company, reports a nearly 24% fall in quarterly profit.
Far East Energy Corp.'s Bridge Facility with SCB Extended for 2 Months
Monday, July 14, 2014 Far East Energy Corp., operator of the Shouyang coalbed methane production sharing contract in China's Shanxi province, receives a further extension of the maturity date of an existing bridge facility with Standard Chartered Bank.
Triyards' 9-Month Net Profit Increases 1% to $21.4M
Friday, July 11, 2014 Triyards Holdings posts a net profit of $21.4 million for the 9 months ending May 31, a marginal 1 percent rise from a year ago.
WestSide Recommends Shareholders Accept Landbridge's Takeover Offer
Friday, July 04, 2014 Australia's WestSide recommends that company's shareholders accept Landbridge's takeover offer.
South Sudan To Borrow About $1B From Oil Firms In 2014/15
Wednesday, July 02, 2014 South Sudan plans to borrow from oil companies during the coming financial year to help cover repayments on domestic loans and previous oil advances.
Noble Energy Acquires Deepwater GOM Acreage
Monday, June 16, 2014 Noble Energy reaches an agreement with BP Exploration & Production Inc. to acquire interest in 17 deepwater exploration leases in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Company Operations

Semco, PV Shipyard Set Up Vung Tau Rig Services to Serve Southeast Asia
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Semco Maritime and PetroVietnam Marine Shipyard establish Vung Tau Rig Services to repair, refurbish and upgrade rigs in Southeast Asia.
Kongsberg Bags $53M Contracts from Chinese, South Korean Shipbuilders
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Kongsberg Maritime bags $53.3 million contracts from Chinese and South Korean shipyards for 13 advanced newbuild offshore vessels.
Bloomberg: Spain's Repsol Considering a Bid for Talisman Energy
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Repsol is considering a bid for Talisman Energy, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter.
Swissco's Shareholders Approve Firm's Acquistion of Scott and English
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Swissco's shareholders approve the company's $225 million acquisition of Scott and English Energy at an extraordinary general meeting.
Technics Wins $14M Gas Compressor, Plant Maintenance Deal in Indonesia
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Technics Oil and Gas wins a $13.84 million contract for lease and maintenance of gas compressor equipment as well as plant maintenance in Indonesia.
Max Petroleum Says Reviewing Strategic Options
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Max Petroleum says it was reviewing strategic options, including a sale.
Swire's New PSV Pacific Legacy Named at Japan's Maizuru Shipyard
Monday, July 21, 2014 Swire Pacific Offshore names newbuild platform supply vessel Pacific Legacy at Maizuru Shipyard in Japan.
Halliburton Sees N. America Margin Growth On Rise In Drilling
Monday, July 21, 2014 Halliburton says it expect higher margins in North America in the current quarter due to strong drilling activity, signaling an industry-wide recovery in the region after a two-year slump.
Sembawang Shipyard Bags $480M Contract from Saipem for 2 FPSO Conversions
Monday, July 21, 2014 Sembawang Shipyard bags a $480 million contract for the conversion of two floating production,storage and offloading vessels for the Kaombo project offshore Angola.

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