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Xcite Energy Sells Bentley Well Data
Monday, May 20, 2013 Xcite Energy sells data related to its Bentley wells in the North Sea for $15 million.
Rig Released for Nervesa Drill
Friday, May 17, 2013 Sound Oil reports that the rig it will use on its Nervesa asset, onshore Italy, has been released from operations in the Netherlands.
Israel Appears to Have More Natural Gas
Thursday, May 16, 2013 Operators of two large Israeli natural gas fields say that another offshore field under exploration shows promise.
NZ O&G Farms Into Canterbury Basin Permit
Thursday, May 16, 2013 New Zealand Oil & Gas acquires a 50-percent interest in an exploration permit for the Canterbury basin, offshore New Zealand.
Max Petroleum Encounters Hydrocarbons at Zhana Makat Well
Thursday, May 16, 2013 Max Petroleum announces that the ZMA-E6 development well in the Zhana Makat Field has successfully reached total depth, encountering hydrocarbons in Jurassic sandstone reservoirs.
Vietnam, Russia Sign Production, Exploration Deals
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 Vietnam and Russia have signed deals for three oil and gas projects.
Statoil Awarded 6 Licenses Offshore Brazil
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 Statoil wins six offshore licenses in Brazil's 11th licensing round.
Indonesia Offers Incentives to Invest in New Projects
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 Indonesia is looking to increase investment in new oil and gas projects via incentives.
HRT Plans New Exploration, Production Wells at Polvo Field
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 HRT plans a new exploration campaign at the offshore Polvo heavy oil field the company acquired earlier this month, Chief Executive Milton Franke says.
Lekoil Farms into OPL 310
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 Afren and Lekoil have completed a farm-out agreement for OPL 310 license situated offshore Nigeria.
Statoil Farms into BP's South Australian Licenses
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 Statoil farms into four exploration licenses operated by BP offshore South Australia.
Tullow Oil Spuds Kenya Well
Monday, May 13, 2013 Tullow Oil, the operator of Block 10BB in Kenya, commences drilling at the Etuko (formerly Kamba) prospect.
Ithaca Farms Out Beverley License to Shell
Monday, May 13, 2013 Ithaca Energy farms out half of its 40-percent share in UK license P1792 to Royal Dutch Shell.
Kosmos Gets Go-Ahead for Irish Farm-In
Monday, May 13, 2013 Europa Oil & Gas reports that an 85-percent farm out of its Irish licensing options to Kosmos Energy has been given the go-ahead by the Irish government.
Dejour Energy Reaches TD at Kokopelli Well
Monday, May 13, 2013 Dejour Energy reaches total depth of 8130 feet in the Federal 6-7-15-21, the fourth and final well in the current Kokopelli drill program.
Far East Energy Touts Spudding of 14th Well in 2013
Friday, May 10, 2013 Far East Energy announces that appraisal well SYS03 has reached total depth; preliminary gas content has been determined for the SYE06 appraisal well; and, the 108D, an additional production well has spud.
ONGC Hopeful of Concluding Stake Buy in Kazakh Oil Field
Friday, May 10, 2013 ONGC hopes to complete its $5.5B deal to buy a minority stake in an oil field in Kazakhstan from ConocoPhillips, and plans to raise $4 billion in foreign debt to part fund the acquisition.
Clearer Resource Law to Boost NZ Oil Gas Exploration
Friday, May 10, 2013 New Zealand's government expects a new law governing resource extraction to attract more interest from foreign oil and gas explorers.
Karoon Gas Increases Size of Oil Discovery Offshore Brazil
Thursday, May 09, 2013 Karoon Gas boosts size estimate of its Bilby-1 oil discovery off the coast of Brazil, increasing the likelihood of a commercial development.
Nostra Terra Adds Acreage in Texas
Thursday, May 09, 2013 Nostra Terra announces a progress update on the High Plain Prospect, located in Texas.
Shell Spuds Third Well in French Guiana Program
Wednesday, May 08, 2013 Northern Petroleum announces that GM-ES-4, the third well of the current four well exploration program in the Guyane Maritime Permit (French Guiana) has been spud by Shell.
Apache: Initial Production Rates Climb 70% at Tonkawa
Wednesday, May 08, 2013 Apache announces updated well results from drilling in the Tonkawa and Granite Wash formations of the Texas Panhandle and Western Oklahoma.
Daybreak Kicks Off Six-Well California Campaign
Wednesday, May 08, 2013 Daybreak Oil and Gas announces the results of the first well in the initiation of a six well drilling program at the East Slopes Project in Kern County, California.
Union Jack Flies Flag in Lincolnshire
Wednesday, May 08, 2013 Union Jack Oil farms into onshore license in Lincolnshire, UK.
Treaty to Restart Drilling Ops in Belize, Appoints New CEO of Subsidiary
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 Treaty Energy announces a new operational structure for its subsidiary company, along with the recommencement of drilling operations in Belize.
TAG Oil Drills Ahead at New Zealand Well
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 TAG Oil Ltd. reported that drilling of TAG's 100 percent-controlled Ngapaeruru-1 exploration well is drilling ahead, and has encountered elevated mud gas readings.
Sound Expects to Spud Nervesa by End May
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 Sound Oil says it expects to spud its Nervesa appraisal well, onshore Italy, by the end of May now that the rig has become available.
Cairn Strikes Spanish Point Farm-In Deal
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 Cairn takes 38-percent stake, and assumes operatorship of, Spanish Point, offshore Ireland.
Apache Unveils Three Discoveries in Egypt
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 Apache reports three oil and gas discoveries in Egypt's western desert, expanding the company's production base in the area.