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Rose is Granted Utah Drilling Permit
Thursday, December 18, 2014 Rose Petroleum is granted a drilling permit by the State of Utah ahead of the start of operations at its Mancos Well in the Uinta Basin.
ExxonMobil Says Hits More Shale Oil, Gas In Argentine Region
Thursday, December 18, 2014 ExxonMobil has struck shale oil and gas at a second well in Argentina's Neuquen province, a region that sits atop Vaca Muerta, one of the world's largest shale resources.
Ivory Coast Signs Deals with ExxonMobil for Two Oil Blocks
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 Ivory Coast signs production sharing agreements with Exxon Mobil for two ultra-deepwater blocks in the Gulf of Guinea.
Chevron Cancels Canadian Arctic Drilling As Oil Prices Slide
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 Chevron says a plan to drill for oil in the Beaufort Sea in Canada's Arctic is on hold indefinitely because of what it called "economic uncertainty in the industry" as oil prices fall.
Obama Withdraws Alaska's Bristol Bay From Drilling
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 President Barack Obama announced that he's removing more than 52,000 square miles of waters off Alaska's coast from consideration for oil and gas exploration or drilling.
Total Delays Bulgaria Exploration Citing Oil Price Tumble
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 Total says that drilling for oil and gas at an exploration block off Bulgaria's Black Sea coast will be delayed by at least six months.
State Media: Sudan To Drill Hundreds Of Wells To Boost Oil, Gas Reserves
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 Sudan's oil minister says the country will drill more than 250 wells in the coming year, state media reports.
Executive Says: Permit Delays Slow Total's Brazil Drilling Plans
Monday, December 15, 2014 Environmental permit delays are likely to set back the Brazilian offshore drilling activities of Total about a year, a senior executive says.
Peru Opens Bidding On Seven Energy Blocks In Amazon
Monday, December 15, 2014 Peru opens international bidding on seven energy blocks in the Amazon that will require a total investment of $3.15 billion, the government says.
Stakeholder: Israel's Offshore Royee Gas Field May Hold 3.2 TCF
Sunday, December 14, 2014 A newly-discovered natural gas field off Israel's Mediterranean coast may hold 3.2 trillion cubic feet of gas.
Santos Finds Wet Gas at Yarowinnie South-1 Well in PEL 513 in Cooper Basin
Friday, December 12, 2014 Santos makes a wet gas discovery at Yarowinnie South-1 well in PEL 513, Cooper Basin, Australia.
TAG Oil Adds 2 Exploration Permits to its Upstream Assets in New Zealand
Friday, December 12, 2014 TAG Oil adds two new exploration permits to its upstream assets in the onshore Taranaki Basin, New Zealand.
3D Oil Completes 3D Seismic Survey in Permit T/49P in Otway Basin
Friday, December 12, 2014 3D Oil completes 3D seismic survey in permit T/49P in Otway Basin, offshore Australia.
Apache Continues Drilling Operations at Commodore 1 Well in EP 390 in WA
Friday, December 12, 2014 Apache continues drilling operations at Commodore 1 well in exploration permit EP 390 in the Canning Basin, Western Australia.
Oilex Gets State Approval to Convert WA's SPA 17 AO to Exploration Permit
Thursday, December 11, 2014 Oilex's application to convert SPA 17 AO in Western Australia to an exploration permit has been approved by the authorities.
CNOOC, KUFPEC Ink PSCs for 3 Offshore Blocks in South China Sea
Thursday, December 11, 2014 CNOOC inks production sharing contracts for three offshore blocks in the South China Sea with Kuwait's KUFPEC.
Carnarvon Provides Update on Phoenix South-1 Well in Permit WA-435-P
Thursday, December 11, 2014 Carnarvon provides update on the Phoenix South-1 well in permit WA-435-P offshore Western Australia.
Bengal Energy Finds Gas at Nubba-1 Well in Permit ATP752P in Cooper Basin
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 Bengal Energy finds gas at Nubba-1 well in exploration permit ATP 752P in Wompi sub-block, Cooper Basin, Australia.
Origin Energy Confirms Gas Discovery at Speculant-1 Well in Otway Basin
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 Origin Energy confirms gas discovery at Speculant-1 exploration well in VIC/L1(v) permit in the Otway Basin, offshore Victoria, Australia.
Argentina Says Inks $550M Shale Exploration Deal With Petronas
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 YPF has ratified a preliminary $550 million deal with Malaysia's Petronas to explore for oil in the South American country's Vaca Muerta shale formation, YPF said in a statement.
WHL Provides Initial Interpretation of Seychelles 3D Seismic Survey Results
Tuesday, December 09, 2014 WHL Energy provides an initial interpretation of Seychelles 3D seismic survey results.
Empire Inks LOI with Enerdrill to Prepare for 2015 Drilling Program in WA
Tuesday, December 09, 2014 Empire Oil & Gas inks letter of intent with drilling contractor Enerdrill as it prepares for the 2015 exploration program in Western Australia.
Xana Well Spuds Offshore Denmark
Tuesday, December 09, 2014 Noreco Energy reports that drilling is underway on the Xana exploration well offshore Denmark.
Chevron, Statoil, ONGC Secure Exploration Permits in NZ's Block Offer 2014
Tuesday, December 09, 2014 New Zealand awards 15 exploration permits as part of Block Offer 2014 to nine companies, including Chevron, Statoil and ONGC Videsh.
Mosman Wins Three NZ Exploration Permits
Tuesday, December 09, 2014 Mosman Oil & Gas is awarded three additional permits in New Zealand's latest Block Offer.
Ophir Energy Inks PSC for Block AD-03 in Myanmar's Rakhine Basin
Monday, December 08, 2014 Ophir Energy inks production sharing contract with the Myanmar Ministry of Energy for Block AD-03 in the Rakhine Basin offshore Myanmar.
Centrica Makes Minor Gas Discovery near Aasta Hansteen
Monday, December 08, 2014 Centrica Resources Norge makes a minor gas discovery near the Aasta Hansteen field in the Norwegian Sea, according to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate.