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Savannah Petroleum Expects Niger Exploration Drilling to Commence H1 2017
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 Savannah Petroleum plc expects exploration drilling to commence in Niger in the first half of next year, following the acquisition of seismic data across the R3 license area.

Hague Court To Arbitrate In East Timor-Australia Maritime Border Dispute
Monday, September 26, 2016 The Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague will oversee a compulsory arbitration between East Timor and Australia on their maritime boundary.

Polarcus Bags Broadband 3D Marine Seismic Contract in Australasia
Friday, September 23, 2016 Polarcus bags a contract to provide broadband 3D marine seismic project in Australasia.

PETRONAS Signs Contract with Schlumberger for Campeche Basin Seismic Survey
Friday, September 23, 2016 Schlumberger signs agreement with PETRONAS to license WesternGeco Campeche wide-azimuth (WAZ) deepwater multiclient seismic survey in the southern Gulf of Mexico.

CGG Completes Phase 1 of Davros 3D Multi-Client Seismic Survey in NWS
Thursday, September 22, 2016 CGG completes Phase 1 of the Davros 3D multi-client seismic survey in the Northern Carnarvon Basin on Australia's North West Shelf.


Indonesia Ends Oil Exploration Taxes In Bid To Revive Investment
Thursday, September 22, 2016 Indonesia will eliminate taxes on oil and gas exploration this week in an effort to bolster investment in the country's flagging oil and gas sector.

Gazprom Discovers New Gas Deposit in Sea of Okhotsk
Thursday, September 22, 2016 Gazprom saya it has discovered a new gas deposit during exploration at the Kirinskoye field in the Sea of Okhotsk near Russia's Sakhalin island.

Equatorial Guinea Calls on Asia Firms to Participate in EG Ronda 2016
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 Equatorial Guinea's Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima calls on Asia Pacific companies to participate in the country's latest oil and gas licensing round (EG Ronda 2016) at an industry event in Singapore.

Shell Strikes Out with Shelburne Well Off Eastern Canada
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 Shell deems the first well in its Shelburne Basin exploration program to be non-commercial and plans to drill the second well at month's end.

Still Significant Interest in Mature Area Exploration Within NCS
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 There is still significant interest in exploring mature areas within the Norwegian Continental Shelf, says the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate.

Lundin Granted Drilling Permit Offshore Norway
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for well 7219/12-1, offshore Norway.

New Zealand Opens Consultation for Block Offer 2017
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 New Zealand opens consultation for the country's Block Offer 2017, covering 7 onshore and offshore block areas.

Carnarvon Adds WA-524-P Permit on Western Australia's NWS to Portfolio
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 Carnarvon Petroleum adds permit WA-524-P on Western Australia's North West Shelf to its exploration portfolio.

Carnarvon Says Positive Signals Emerges from Roc-2 Well Drilling Off WA
Monday, September 19, 2016 Carnarvon Petroleum finds positive signals from the drilling of Roc-2 well in Permit WA-437-P offshore Western Australia.

PETRONAS, SOCAR Ink MOU on Goshadash Block in Caspian Sea
Monday, September 19, 2016 Malaysia's PETRONAS and SOCAR ink a memorandum of understanding to explore, develop and produce from the Goshadash Block in Azerbaijan's sector of the Caspian Sea.

Jupiter Energy Receives Approval to Extend Block 31 Exploration License
Monday, September 19, 2016 Jupiter Energy Limited receives approval from the Kazakhstan Ministry of Energy to extend its exploration license in the country's Block 31 to 29 December 2019.

Tullow Oil: Discovery Made in Cara Prospect Offshore Norway
Friday, September 16, 2016 Tullow Oil Norge AS reveals that an oil and gas discovery has been made in the Cara prospect offshore Norway.

APPEA Says Great Australian Bight Exploration Vital for Jobs, Investments
Friday, September 16, 2016 The Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) warns that banning exploration in the Great Australian Bight will have adverse impact on jobs and investments.

Providence Expects to Drill Druid Prospect in Summer 2017
Thursday, September 15, 2016 Providence Resources plc expects the Druid prospect, located in FEL 2/14 in the southern Porcupine Basin offshore Ireland, to be drilled in summer 2017.

Polarcus Secures 3D Marine Seismic Acquisition Deal in Australia
Thursday, September 15, 2016 Polarcus receives a letter of award for 3D marine seismic acquisition in Australia.

Ophir Energy Prepares for 'Prudent' Exploration Drilling Campaign
Thursday, September 15, 2016 Ophir Energy plc is preparing to return to a considered, prudent pace of exploration drilling from late 2016 to take advantage of lower exploration costs, says the company's chief executive Nick Cooper.

Eni Signs Concession Contract with Montenegro Government
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 Eni signs a concession contract with the Government of Montenegro for the exploration of 4 blocks in the country's offshore.

BP's Dudley Favors Argentina Shale Over Costly Texas Permian
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 BP would rather invest in Argentina's shale oil fields than in Texas' Permian Basin, the US drilling hot spot, Chief Executive Officer Bob Dudley said.


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