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WA Court Orders OBL to Resign as EP487 Operator in Canning Basin
Friday, May 27, 2016 The Supreme Court of Western Australia (WA) orders Oil Basins to resign immediately as operator of permit EP487 (Derby Block) in WA's Canning Basin and designates Rey Lennard Shelf as the new operator.

Indonesia Awards North Kalimantan's Offshore East Ambalat PSC to Pertamina
Friday, May 27, 2016 Indonesia awards the production sharing contract for North Kalimantan's offshore East Ambalat block that was relinquished earlier by Chevron to state-owned PT Pertamina.

Mubadala Petroleum Hits Oil in Thai Gulf Well, Declares Find Uncommercial
Thursday, May 26, 2016 Test results at the Sri Trang-1 well in the Northern Gulf of Thailand confirm the presence of oil in uncommercial quantities.

India Launches Auction for 67 Small Oil, Gas Fields Under a New Bid Scheme
Thursday, May 26, 2016 India launches a new bid round to invite investors to participate in the exploration and production at 67 small oil and gas fields in the country.

PETRONAS Denies Plans to Sell Upstream Assets to Russian Party
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 PETRONAS denies plans to sell upstream oil and gas assets to Russian party.


CNPC, ENH to Cooperate on Oil & Gas Projects in Mozambique
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC) and Mozambique's Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos (ENH) sign oil and gas cooperation agreement.

TGS to Acquire 770 Square Miles of 3D Seismic Offshore Canada
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 TGS plans to acquire approximately 770 square miles of 3D seismic data, in partnership with PGS, offshore Eastern Canada.

UKOOG Supports Yorkshire Council's Fracking Approval
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 UKOOG welcomes North Yorkshire County Council's decision to approve the hydraulic fracture of Third Energy's Kirby Misperton well.

Wintershall Makes Small North Sea Discovery
Monday, May 23, 2016 Wintershall Norge AS, operator of production license 248, makes a small oil discovery near the Vega field in the North Sea.

At-13 Well in Algeria Hits 240-Foot Gas-Bearing Formation
Monday, May 23, 2016 The AT-13 development well in Algeria penetrates a 240-foot gas and condensate bearing formation.

BP's Oil Search Strategy Shrinks With Budget Cuts
Monday, May 23, 2016 The departure of BP's exploration boss has turned the spotlight on an oil search strategy that is focusing mainly on expanding existing fields rather than venturing into the unknown.

Exxon, Total, Chevron In Talks With Pemex On Gulf Prospects
Friday, May 20, 2016 Pemex is in talks with Exxon Mobil Corp., Total and Chevron as Mexico’s struggling state-run oil producer seeks partners to develop deepwater crude in the Gulf of Mexico.

Cairn Energy Hits Oil at SNE-4 Appraisal Well
Thursday, May 19, 2016 Cairn Energy plc encounters a gross oil column of 328 feet at the SNE-4 appraisal well offshore Senegal.

APPEA Says Urgency Needed to Address Decline in Queensland's Exploration
Thursday, May 19, 2016 The Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association says there is an urgent need to address the severe decline in exploration activity in Queensland, Australia.

MEC Updates on PEP11 Planned Seismic Program in Offshore Sydney Basin
Thursday, May 19, 2016 MEC Resources provides update on planned seismic program within PEP11 in Australia's offshore Sydney Basin.

Dolphin Geophysical Secures Seismic Services Contract Offshore Romania
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 Dolphin Geophysical Ltd will carry out seismic acquisition and processing services for Black Sea Oil & Gas S.R.L offshore the Romanian coast of the Black Sea.

Norway Awards 10 New Licences To 13 Firms In Oil Licensing Round
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 Norway awards 10 new licenses to 13 companies in its 23rd oil licensing round for new exploration areas.

Mubadala Spuds Sri Trang-1 Prospect in Thailand's Offshore G1/48 Concession
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 Mubadala Petroleum spuds the Sri Trang-1 prospect in G1/48 concession in the Gulf of Thailand with Atwood Orca.

NPD Grants Tullow, Total Drilling Permits Offshore Norway
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate grants Tullow Oil Norge AS and Total E&P Norge AS drilling permits for 2 separate wells offshore Norway.

ERCE: Sea Lion Complex Could Hold 1.7B Barrels of Oil
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 The Sea Lion Complex in License PL032 in the Northern Falkland Basin has been independently estimated by ERC Equipoise Limited to hold 1.7 billion barrels of oil in place.

NOPSEMA Asks BP for New Environmental Plan for Great Australian Bight
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environment Management Authority asks BP to modify and resubmit their environmental plan for drilling in the Great Australian Bight off South Australia.

MEC Says Seismic Survey Being Planned for PEP11 Offshore Australia
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 MEC Resources reveals that a seismic survey is being planned for permit PEP11 ahead of drilling of the Baleen prospect off Australia.

Quadrant to Drill Outtrim East-1 Well Off WA with Noble Tom Prosser
Monday, May 16, 2016 Quadrant Energy plans to drill the Outtrim East-1 well in permit WA-155-P(1) offshore Western Australia with jackup Noble Tom Prosser in mid-June.

InfraStrata: Drilling Begins at Woodburn Forest-1 Well, Northern Ireland
Monday, May 16, 2016 Drilling commences at the Woodburn Forest-1 well, located in County Antrim, Northern Ireland.


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