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Minister: Russia May Allow More Firms To Offshore Oil
Friday, March 27, 2015 Russia may allow more oil companies to access its offshore projects, Energy Minister Alexander Novak says.

OGDCL Discovers Oil at Palli Deep-1 Well in Pakistan's Sindh Province
Thursday, March 26, 2015 Oil and Gas Development Co. Ltd. discovers oil at the Palli Deep-1 exploration well in Sindh province, Pakistan.

Maurel et Prom Slashes Oil Hunting Budget as Prices Weak
Thursday, March 26, 2015 France's Maurel et Prom slashes its exploration budget by more than 60 percent.

AWE Spuds Irwin-1 Exploration Well in Onshore Perth Basin
Thursday, March 26, 2015 AWE spuds the Irwin-1 exploration well in Perth Basin, Western Australia.

Drilling Activity to Rebound in 2016 after Exploration Cuts this Year
Thursday, March 26, 2015 Drilling activity across the global oil and gas industry could return to 2014 levels next year, according to a new report from research firm Wood Mackenzie.


  



Dolphin Geophysical Commences Seismic Survey for Ophir Energy Off Myanmar
Thursday, March 26, 2015 Dolphin Geophysical commences seismic acquisition offshore Myanmar for Ophir Energy.

Cue Energy Gets Approval to Farm-in for 12.5% Stake in Sumatra's Mahato PSC
Thursday, March 26, 2015 Cue Energy receives government approval for the farm-in agreement with Bukit Energy for a 12.5 percent stake in the Mahato Production Sharing Contract in Central Sumatra, Indonesia.

Lundin Spuds Appraisal Well on Alta Discovery
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 Lundin Petroleum spuds an appraisal well on the Alta discovery in the southern Barents Sea.

KrisEnergy Successfully Drills Rossukon-2 Well in Gulf of Thailand
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 KrisEnergy successfully drills the Rossukon-2 exploration well in G6/48 license in the Gulf of Thailand.

Chevron Signs PSC for Block A5 in Rahkine Basin Offshore Myanmar
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 Chevron signs production sharing contract for Block A5 in the Rakhine Basin offshore Myanmar with Myanma Oil & Gas Enterprise.

Santos, Japanese-led Team Make New Oil Find Off Malaysia
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 Santos and its Japanese and Malaysian partners hit oil in an exploration well in deepwater off Sabah in east Malaysia, and are planning to drill further to evaluate the find.

Analyses Confirm Potential of M Prospect on the Isle of Wight
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 UK Oil & Gas says subsurface analyses of the onshore P1916 license on the Isle of Wight, southern England, confirms potential for 'significant' hydrocarbon volumes.

CGG Amadeus Commences 3D Seismic Survey at Block 120 Offshore Vietnam
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 CGG Amadeus commences 3D seismic acquisition program in Block 120, offshore central Vietnam.

Atwood Falcon to Complete Drilling Munia Prospect in Perth Basin in April
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 Murphy plans to complete drilling the Munia exploration well in WA-481-P offshore Western Australia in April after failing to find hydrocarbons at two other prospects in the permit.

Apache Contracts Ocean America to Drill Levitt-1 Well in Carnavon Basin
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 Apache contracts Diamond Offshore's Ocean America semisub to drill the Levitt-1 prospect in permit WA-482-P in the Carnarvon Basin, offshore Western Australia.

Kiln Lane-1 Well Disappoints
Monday, March 23, 2015 Kiln Lane-1 in northeast Lincolnshore, England, is to be plugged and abandoned after sandstones were found to be water wet.

Woodside Inks 4 PSCs for Blocks Awarded in 2013 Myanmar Offshore Bid Round
Monday, March 23, 2015 Woodside inks four production sharing contracts for blocks awarded in the 2013 Myanmar Offshore Bid Round.

Olinda Star Semisub to Drill Kangaroo West-1 Well in Santos Basin Soon
Friday, March 20, 2015 The Olinda Star semisub will move to drill the Kangaroo West-1 exploration well in Block S-M-1165 in Santos Basin, offshore Brazil after completing work at the Kangaroo-2 appraisal well.

Polarcus Signs LOI for 3D Seismic Project in the UKCS
Friday, March 20, 2015 Polarcus signs a letter of intent to carry out 3D marine seismic project in the United Kingdom Continental Shelf in the second quarter of 2015.

Indonesian Government Tells Pertamina to Resubmit Mahakam Block Proposal
Friday, March 20, 2015 Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources tells Pertamina to resubmit proposal on taking over operations at the Mahakam block offshore East Kalimantan.

CGG Bags Anadarko's Contract for 3D Seismic Survey Off Colombia
Thursday, March 19, 2015 CGG bags contract from a subsidiary of Anadarko to conduct 3D seismic survey on the Caribbean coast offshore Colombia.

Gardline CGG Clinches Contract for Gippsland 2D Infill Seismic Survey
Thursday, March 19, 2015 Gardline CGG clinches a contract to acquire the Gippsland 2D Infill marine seismic survey offshore Victoria, Australia for Geoscience Australia.

Mubadala Petroleum Signs Agreement for Geological Study Offshore Morocco
Thursday, March 19, 2015 Mubadala Petroleum signs agreement for a geological study over Mediterranee Ouest, offshore Morocco.

Shell, Statoil, Petronas Gain Exploration Blocks in Indonesia Bid Round
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Shell, Statoil, Petronas Carigali and Pertamina are among the successful firms in the latest bidding round for 11 oil and gas blocks in Indonesia.

KrisEnergy Spuds Rossukon-2 Exploration Well in G6/48 in Gulf of Thailand
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 KrisEnergy spuds the Rossukon-2 exploration well in Block G6/48 in the Gulf of Thailand as it kicks off a drilling campaign in Thailand.

Kina Petroleum Prepares to Drill 2 Exploration Wells in PPL 337 in PNG
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Kina Petroleum prepares to drill two exploration wells in PPL 337 in Papua New Guinea.

Lime's Gemini Prospect Comes up Dry
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Lime Petroleum says its Gemini well on Norwegian license PL338C is dry but a further appraisal well is planned near the license's Rolsnes oil discovery for the second half of 2015.

Santos Finds West Gas at Kyanite-1 Well in PEL 513 in Cooper Basin
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 Drillsearch Energy finds wet gas at Kyanite-1 exploration well in PEL 513 in the Cooper Basin, Australia.

MEO Confirms Farm-out of 30% Stake in Permit WA-488-P Offshore WA
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 MEO Australia says an international exploration company agreed to exercise its option to farm-in for a 30 percent interest in permit WA-488-P offshore Western Australia.

Searcher Seismic Starts Atlantic Margin Survey
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 Searcher Seismic begins the acquisition of 2D seismic data over 3,350 square miles in the Atlantic Margin, offshore Ireland.

Shango Well Spuds in the Norwegian North Sea
Monday, March 16, 2015 Total begins drilling the Shango exploration well in the Norwegian North Sea.

Shell Pulling Back from Shale in South Africa
Monday, March 16, 2015 Shell is pulling back from its shale projects in South Africa due to lower energy prices although it is still seeking an exploration license for the onshore Karoo Basin, its country manager says.

Real Energy Updates on Operations at 2 Cooper Basin Wells in Queensland
Monday, March 16, 2015 Real Energy provides update on operations at Tamarama-1 and Queenscliff-1 wells in Cooper Basin, Queensland, Australia.

KUFPEC Inks Exploration Agreement for Pakistan's Paharpur Block
Monday, March 16, 2015 KUFPEC signs exploration agreement with the Pakistani Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources for the Paharpur Block in Pakistan.

Eni Makes 'Significant' Gas, Condensate Discovery Offshore Libya
Monday, March 16, 2015 Italy's Eni makes a 'significant' discovery of gas and condensate offshore Libya.