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Guyana-Suriname Basin Emerges as a Hotbed of Oil, Gas Exploration
Friday, November 17, 2017 Oil exploration in the Guyana-Suriname basin has stepped up following ExxonMobil's major discovery there.

Central Park's Got Nothing on Exxon's Super-Long Shale Oil Wells
Monday, November 13, 2017 ExxonMobil is drilling shale wells that stretch farther than the length of New York's Central Park.

Arctic Oil Drilling Under Attack as Norway Dragged to Court
Monday, November 13, 2017 A group of activists is trying to put a stop to Norway's Arctic oil exploration and forcing the country to defend itself in the first court case of its kind.

Ghana Opens Talks With Exxon On Deepwater Drilling Contract
Monday, November 13, 2017 Ghana has opened talks with ExxonMobil to allow the US oil firm to undertake deepwater exploration off its coast, a deputy energy minister says.

Tethys Oil: 'Exciting Years' Ahead in Omani Blocks
Tuesday, November 07, 2017 Tethys is optimistic about its prospects in Oman Blocks 3&4.

Eco Gains Key Clearance Ahead of Potential Drilling Offshore Namibia
Thursday, November 02, 2017 Eco (Atlantic) Oil & Gas Ltd receives a key clearance ahead of potential drilling in the offshore Cooper block (PEL30) in the Walvis Oil Basin in North Central Namibia.

Searcher Seismic Announces New Airborne Survey Over Gulf of Papua
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 Searcher Seismic announces new airborne geophysical survey over the Gulf of Papua.

Greenland Will Offer Oil, Gas Concessions Next Year-Minister
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 Greenland will offer oil and gas concessions off its west coast next year.




Fire at Iran Gas Rig Kills at Least Two Workers -Oil Ministry
Monday, October 30, 2017 A fire broke out on a gas exploration rig in southwestern Iran on Sunday, killing at least two people, the Oil Ministry said.

Shell Wins Three Oil Blocks In Brazil's Deepwater
Friday, October 27, 2017 Shell won half the blocks awarded in Brazil's deepwater oil auction.

Mexico And Indonesia Could Be Next Up For Eni's Asset Sales
Friday, October 27, 2017 Eni could sell stakes in its oil and gas fields in Mexico and Indonesia in the next stage of its asset sale strategy, the company says.

Ivory Coast To Auction 22 New Blocks For Hydrocarbon Exploration
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 Ivory Coast is offering 22 new blocks for hydrocarbon exploration at a new licensing round.

Energean: Montenegro In 'Sweet Spot' Of Untapped Adriatic O&G Potential
Thursday, October 19, 2017 Two blocks offshore Montenegro awarded to Greece's Energean Oil & Gas are estimated to have 1.8 trillion cubic feet of recoverable natural gas reserves, Energean says.

African Petroleum Seeks Arbitration Over Gambia Oil Dispute
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 African Petroleum Corp has begun arbitration proceedings over Gambia's decision to strip the company of its rights to explore for oil in two offshore areas.

Arctic Oil Promise Keeps Norway's Disappointed Wildcatters Going
Monday, October 16, 2017 It's been a bad year for oil explorers in Norway's Arctic, but companies aren't about to give up.

BP, Azerbaijan's SOCAR To Sign Caspian Sea Exploration Deal In 2017
Thursday, October 12, 2017 SOCAR plans to sign a production-sharing agreement with BP to jointly explore prospects in a new block.

WoodMackenzie: Norway Remains Among World's Top 10 Places To Discover Oil
Thursday, October 12, 2017 Norway remains among the top 10 places to find oil worldwide, consultancy firm Wood Mackenzie says.

Bids On Lebanon Offshore Energy Blocks Close
Thursday, October 12, 2017 Lebanon's Energy Minister Cesar Abi Khalil says a tender has closed on a first round of offshore energy blocks.

Tullow Oil Signs Exploration Contracts Offshore Ivory Coast
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 Tullow Oil has signed four production-sharing contracts in Ivory Coast with an initial investment of $21 million.

Nigeria's Oranto Petroleum Signs Uganda Oil Exploration Deal
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Nigeria's Oranto Petroleum has signed two production sharing agreements with Uganda to explore for oil and gas around Lake Albert.

Oil Official: Iran's Azadegan Oilfield Tender Delayed To 2018
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 A tender for developing Iran's Azadegan oilfield has been delayed again, a senior Iranian oil official says.

Eni Bets Big on Zohr Explorer Finding New Treasure
Friday, October 06, 2017 The Zohr field off Egypt sits in an area that Royal Dutch Shell pored over for years.

US Oil Drillers Cut Rigs for 4th Week in Five -Baker Hughes
Friday, October 06, 2017 The oil rig count fell by two to 748 in the week to Oct. 6, General Electric Co's Baker Hughes energy services firm said.

Ecuador to Offer Oil Blocks Under New Bidding Terms in Jan
Friday, October 06, 2017 The new terms will allow producers to be paid in oil and enable them to export or sell the barrels to local refineries, said Carlos Perez at a conference at Rice University in Houston on Friday.

ExxonMobil 'Puts Guyana on the Map' with Discovery
Thursday, October 05, 2017 Could ExxonMobil attain 2 billion-barrel oil reserves mark offshore Guyana?

Argentina Plans Auction for Offshore Oil Exploration Next Year
Thursday, October 05, 2017 Argentina plans to auction offshore oil and gas exploration rights next year, in the hope of developing fields off its Atlantic coast like those in neighboring Brazil, the energy minister said.

Cheap Option to the Oil Sands Emerges as Hot Play in Canada
Wednesday, October 04, 2017 There's a land grab quietly taking place in a little-known corner of the Canadian oil sands.

Private Oil Made a Big Find in Mexico. Now State Oil Wants a Cut
Wednesday, October 04, 2017 The rush of enthusiasm that followed the July find has turned into a nervous wait.

Brazil Regulator Allows Petrobras To Source Libra Rig Hull From Abroad
Wednesday, October 04, 2017 ANP approves a request by the consortium exploring the potentially oil-rich Libra area.

BHP Gearing Up to Start Drilling for Oil in Mexico's Deep Waters
Monday, October 02, 2017 BHP Billiton is getting closer to drilling its first oil wells in Mexico's deep waters.

Large Dutch Gas Find Could Be Even Bigger After Positive Drilling Results
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 A large gas discovery in the Dutch North Sea could be even bigger after an exploration drill beat expectations.

Total Makes Foray Into Exxon's Exploration Hotbed Offshore Guyana
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 Total has agreed to pay $1 million for an option to buy a 25% stake in an oil exploration block offshore Guyana.

Regulator: Duvernay Field Holds Canada's Biggest Shale Oil Resources
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 The Duvernay field in Canada's western province of Alberta holds the country's largest marketable resources of unconventional light shale oil and condensate, according to a new report.

Sources: Chevron Drills Oil Well In Iraqi Kurdish Area After Two-Year Gap
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 Chevron drilled its first exploration well this month in Iraqi Kurdistan after a two-year break, industry sources say.

Sources: India ONGC Strikes 'Good' Offshore Oil, Gas Find
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 ONGC's latest discovery is estimated to hold in-place reserves of about 20 million tonnes.

China's CNOOC Begins Oil Partner Hunt in Mexico Deep Waters
Friday, September 15, 2017 CNOOC is searching for partners to develop oil prospects deep into the Gulf of Mexico as the Chinese giant extends its global reach.

Uganda Signs Oil Exploration Deal With Australia's Armour Energy
Thursday, September 14, 2017 Uganda signs an oil exploration deal with Australia's Armour Energy Limited.

Aker BP Plans To Drill 6-8 Exploration Wells In 2018
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 Aker BP plans to drill between six and eight exploration wells off Norway next year, including four in the Barents Sea.

India To Acquire Seismic Data Of 48,000 Line kms To Boost Oil, Gas Output
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 India aims to acquire seismic data of 48,243 line kilometers in 5 years as the world's third biggest oil consumer seeks to boost its output by offering more areas for exploration, the government says.

Fifteen Oil Majors Interested In Brazil's Round 3 Pre-Salt Auction
Monday, September 11, 2017 Fifteen companies have pre-registered for Brazil's third auction of oil exploration rights in the pre-salt area.

Energean Gets Approval To Develop Field Offshore Greece
Friday, September 08, 2017 Energean says it secured approval to develop the Kataloko field in Western Greece, its third such project in the eastern Mediterranean.

France Plans to End Oil Output by 2040 With Exploration Ban
Wednesday, September 06, 2017 France will stop granting new exploration permits next year as it seeks to end all oil and gas production by 2040, according to a draft bill presented at a cabinet meeting.

Norway Receives More Bidders For Mature Areas Oil Licensing Round
Wednesday, September 06, 2017 Norway's licensing round to explore for oil and gas in mature offshore areas attracted bids from 39 companies.

Drilling of Well at Fogelberg Gas Discovery to Start in Feb/March -Centrica
Friday, September 01, 2017 Norwegian company Island Drilling has won the drilling contract, Centrica said.

US Drillers Add No Oil Rigs as Harvey Slows Production - Baker Hughes
Friday, September 01, 2017 The total oil rig count for the week ended Friday stayed at 759, General Electric Co's Baker Hughes energy services firm said.

Saudi Aramco Uses New Technology To Re-Explore Vast Empty Quarter
Thursday, August 31, 2017 Saudi Aramco is using new technology to re-explore areas of the vast Arabian desert known as the Empty Quarter.

Norway's Arctic Oil Ambitions Suffer As Most Promising Well Yields None
Tuesday, August 29, 2017 Norway's hope of discovering a large oilfield in the Barents Sea has suffered a major setback.

Brazil Regulator Rejects Total Study On Drilling At Amazon River Basin
Tuesday, August 29, 2017 Brazil's environmental regulator Ibama says it has rejected Total's environmental study on drilling in the Foz do Amazonas basin.

CNPC, Guangdong Sign Strategic Deal On S. China Sea Methane Hydrate
Monday, August 28, 2017 CNPC said the trial prospecting of the deep-sea gas resource, also known as 'flammable ice', will be in the Shenhu area of the South China Sea.

Statoil, YPF To Explore Shale Oil, Gas In Argentina
Friday, August 25, 2017 Statoil signs a deal with YPF to jointly explore for onshore shale oil and gas resources in the Vaca Muerta formation.

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