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Lakes Oil Bags 2 Offshore Exploration Permits in Gippsland Basin
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 Lakes Oil bags two new exploration permits in the offshore Gippsland Basin, Victoria, Australia.
Hunt Energy to Provide Drilling Services in PEL444 in Cooper/Eromanga Basin
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 Holloman Energy reports that an agreement has been inked with Hunt Energy for drilling up to six wells in PEL444 in the Cooper/Eromanga Basin in South Australia.
Cue Energy to Raise Stake in Kutei Basin's Mahakam Hilir PSC to 100%
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 Cue Energy to take full ownership of the Mahakam Hilir production sharing contract in Kutei Basin, Kalimantan, Indonesia by acquiring the remaining 60 percent stake from SPC Mahakam Hilir.
Stena Clyde to Drill Pryderi-1 Well in WA-424-P in Late Oct/Early November
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 The Stena Clyde semisub will mobilize to drill the Pryderi-1 well in permit WA-424-P offshore Western Australia in late October or early November.
Sidi Moussa Well Offshore Morocco Finds Oil
Monday, October 20, 2014 The SM-1 well, located on the Sidi Moussa block offshore Morocco, finds oil, Serica Energy reports.
Cooper Basin JV to Undertake Seismic in 3 SA's Petroleum Retention Licenses
Monday, October 20, 2014 The Cooper Basin Joint Venture,comprising Senex Energy and Tellus Resources, intends to undertake 3D seismic work at three petroleum retention licenses in South Australia.
Wressle-1 Well Confirms Potential Hydrocarbon-Bearing Zones
Monday, October 20, 2014 The Wressle-1 exploration well, onshore UK, confirms the presence of potential hydrocarbon-bearing zones in three separate intervals.
Drilling Continues at Gaudi-1 Unconventional Gas Well in Queensland
Monday, October 20, 2014 Central Petroleum updates on drilling at Gaudi-1 unconventional gas exploration well in ATP909 in Queensland, Australia.
Drilling Underway at Gobi-1 Well in West Natuna Basin's Gurita PSC
Friday, October 17, 2014 Nido Petroleum reports that drilling is underway at Gobi-1 exploration well in the Gurita production sharing contract in West Natuna Basin, offshore Indonesia.
BSO Gets Extension for Permit Vic/P41 Work Program in Gippsland Basin
Friday, October 17, 2014 Bass Strait Oil receives a six month extension to its work program for permit Vic/P41 in the Gippsland Basin, offshore Victoria, Australia.
Vollgrav South Well Comes Up Dry
Friday, October 17, 2014 Lundin Petroleum reports its Vollgrav South exploration well, located on Norwegian production license 631, has come up dry.
WHL Gets Seychelles Seismic Data, Farming-out Permit VIC/P67 Off Australia
Thursday, October 16, 2014 WHL Energy receives fast track data from the Junon 3D seismic survery acquired offshore Seychelles and has commenced a farm-out process for Australia's offshore permit VIC/P67.
Kea Secures Approval for NZ's Permit PEP 381204 Work Program
Thursday, October 16, 2014 Kea Petroleum secures governmental approval for a new committed stage of the work program for petroleum exploration permit 381204 in north Taranaki, New Zealand.
KS Discoverer 1 Resumes Drilling in Kurdistan Under a New $4.5M Contract
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 KS Discoverer 1 resumes drilling in Kurdistan for OP Hawler Kurdistan under a new $4.5 million contract.
S. Africa's Zuma Outlines Ambitious Oil Exploration Plans
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 South African President Jacob Zuma outlines ambitious plans for oil and gas exploration in coastal waters.
TGS Enters Anadarko Basin with Two 3D Surveys
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 TGS announces that it will be conducting two new multi-client surveys in Oklahoma, onshore US, later this year and during early 2015.
Planet Gas Updates on Drilling at Bagheera East-1 Well in SA's Cooper Basin
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 Planet Gas provides an update on drilling at Bagheera East-1 exploration well in PEL 514 in the South Australian Cooper Basin.
PPL Finds Gas-Condensate at Kinza X-1 Well in Pakistan's Gambat South Block
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 Pakistan Petroleum makes gas-condensate discovery at Kinza X-1 exploration well in the Gambat South Block in District Sanghar, Sindh, Pakistan.
Statoil Finds More Gas Offshore Tanzania
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 Norway's Statoil finds more gas offshore Tanzania, increasing its total for a final investment decision on a liquefaction plant with the UK's BG Group.
Eni Signs PSCs for Exploration Blocks 116, 124 Offshore Vietnam
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 Eni signs two production sharing contracts with PetroVietnam for exploration of blocks 116 and 124 offshore Vietnam.
Horizon Reports Oil Discovery at WZ 12-10-2 Well in Beibu Gulf Block 22/12
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 Horizon Oil reports an oil discovery at WZ 12-10-2 well in Beibu Gulf Block 22/12 offshore China.
DPE Discovers Gas at T-02 Well in Dubai's Offshore Fateh Field
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 Dubai Petroleum Establishment makes gas discovery at T-02 well in the offshore Fateh field, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Lundin Strikes Oil in Barents Sea
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 Lundin finds up to 400 million barrels of recoverable oil equivalent at its Alta well in the Barents Sea.
Stena Clyde Semisub to Drill Pyderi-1 Well in Browse Basin in Late October
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 The Stena Clyde semisub will arrive at Pryderi-1 well in permit WA-424-P in the Browse Basin, offshore Western Australia to commence a drilling assignment in late October.
Statoil Completes Testing Operations at OzDelta-1 Well in Australia's NT
Monday, October 13, 2014 Statoil completes testing operations at OzDelta-1 well in Australia's Northern Territory.
Beach Ends Hervey-1 Hydraulic Stimulation Program in ATP 855 in Queensland
Monday, October 13, 2014 Icon Energy reports that hydraulic stimulation program at Hervey-1 well in ATP 855 in Queensland, Australia has been completed.
Lundin Spuds Gobi-1 Well in Natuna Sea with Hakuryu-11 Jackup
Monday, October 13, 2014 Lundin spuds the Gobi-1 exploration well in the Gurita production sharing contract in Natuna Sea, Indonesia.
Senex Finds Oil Shows at Bagheera East-1 Well in Cooper Basin's PEL 514
Monday, October 13, 2014 Senex Energy finds oil shows at Bagheera East-1 exploration well in PEL 514 in Cooper Basin, South Australia.
Real Energy Spuds Queenscliff-1 Well in ATP 927P in Cooper Basin
Friday, October 10, 2014 Real Energy spuds Queenscliff-1 well in Cooper Basin's ATP 927P in Queensland, Australia.
Perenco Drills 'Encouraging' Well Offshore Gabon
Friday, October 10, 2014 Perenco's Sputnik-1 well produces "encouraging" results despite failing to find commercial hydrocarbons.
Norway's Statoil Makes Small Gas Find in Arctic
Friday, October 10, 2014 Statoil makes a small gas discovery in the Arctic near its Johan Castberg oil discovery.
Senex Commences Cooper Basin's PEL 110 Drilling Program, Spuds Akela-1 Well
Friday, October 10, 2014 Senex Energy commences the 2014 drilling program for PEL 110 in South Australia's Cooper Basin with drilling of the Akela-1 well.
Uganda to auction new oil blocks by December
Friday, October 10, 2014 Uganda will auction new oil exploration acreage by December and compensate land owners at the site of a planned crude oil refinery, a government official says.
IGas Plans Third UK Shale Gas Drill Next Month
Thursday, October 09, 2014 UK shale gas explorer IGas plans to drill its third well next month in the northwest of England.
TGS Commences Declaration of New Multi-WAX 3D Project in GOM
Thursday, October 09, 2014 TGS announces the expansion of its Constitution group of WAZ 3D projects with the commencement of the Declaration survey.
Lundin Spuds Well Targeting Storm Prospect
Thursday, October 09, 2014 Lundin Petroleum spuds an exploration well targeting the Storm prospect in the Norwegian North Sea.
Hakurya-11 Commences Mobilization to Gobi-1 Well in Indonesia's Gurita PSC
Thursday, October 09, 2014 Hakuryu-11 jackup commences mobilization to the Gobi-1 well in Gurita production sharing contract in West Natuna Basin, offshore Indonesia.
North Sea Phoenix Discovery Contains 16M Barrels
Thursday, October 09, 2014 Enegi Oil reports that the Phoenix discovery in the central North Sea contains at least 16 million barrels, according to new information.
Polarcus: FAN-1 Opens Up West African Coastline for Exploration
Thursday, October 09, 2014 Seismic survey operator Polarcus says Cairn Energy's recent FAN-1 oil discovery offshore Senegal could open up exploration along 500 miles of West African coastline.
Gazprom, Sonatrach Make Oil, Gas Find In Algeria
Wednesday, October 08, 2014 Sonatrach makes a new oil and gas find with Gazprom following a successful drilling in the desert Berkin basin.
Roc Oil Spuds WZ12-10-2 Well in Beibu Gulf Block 22/12 Offshore China
Wednesday, October 08, 2014 Roc Oil spuds WZ12-10-2 exploration well in Beibu Gulf Block 22/12 offshore China.
Rex Completes Acquisition of Stakes in 2 Licenses Offshore Norway
Wednesday, October 08, 2014 Rex completes acquisition of a 5 percent stake each in licenses PL591 and PL591B offshore Norway from North Energy.
Petrobras Confirms Oil Find at Espirito Santo Basin Offshore Brazil
Wednesday, October 08, 2014 Petrobras confirms oil find at BM-ES-23 concession in the Espirito Santo Basin offshore Brazil.
Mozambique to Seek Bids for 15 Exploration Blocks in Fifth Licensing Round
Wednesday, October 08, 2014 Mozambique will make a formal announcement later this month to invite bids for the exploration of 15 onshore and offshore blocks in the country's Fifth Licensing Round.