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Eni Makes 300M Barrel Oil Discovery In Ecuador
Thursday, September 18, 2014 Eni reports that it has made a 300 million-barrel oil discovery in Ecuador, southeast of Quito.
Burton on the Wolds Operation to Start in Mid-October
Thursday, September 18, 2014 Egdon Resources expects operations on its onshore Burton on the Wolds exploration well in the UK to begin by mid-October.
Brazil Official Says Shell, Total Must Accept Petrobras as Partner
Thursday, September 18, 2014 Shell and Total must accept Petrobras as a partner in their Gato do Mato offshore oil prospect under new Brazilian law, the country's top oil regulator says, a move that could strip Shell of operational control of the resource.
Statoil to Lay up COSL Pioneer Rig for Short Time
Thursday, September 18, 2014 Statoil plans to lay up the COSL Pioneer rig during 4Q 2014, but says taking the rig out of operation for a short time will have no impact on its drilling plans.
Ministry of Energy Awards Exploration Block 44 in Zambia to Swala Energy
Thursday, September 18, 2014 The Ministry of Energy awards exploration rights in Block 44 in Zambia to Swala Energy.
TAG Oil Abandons Waitangi Valley-1 Well in PEP 38348 on Safety Concerns
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 TAG Oil plugs and abandons the Waitangi Valley-1 well in PEP 38348 in New Zealand's East Coast Basin after encountering extreme drilling conditions.
Sound Prioritizes Resources towards Badile Drill in 2015
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Sound Oil Chairman Simon Davies says the firm is prioritizing its human and capital resources towards the drilling of its onshore Badile asset in early 2015.
ONGC Videsh, PetroVietnam Ink LOI for Exploration in 2-3 Blocks Off Vietnam
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 ONGC Videsh and PetroVietnam ink a Letter of Intent to consider oil and gas exploration in 2-3 blocks located offshore Vietnam.
Eni Finds 300M Barrels Offshore Angola
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Italy's Eni discovers 300 million barrels of oil at the Ochigufu exploration prospect offshore Angola.
IKM Subsea Wins $16M Contract to Provide ROV Services to Eni in Indonesia
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 IKM Subsea wins $16 million contract from eni Indonesia to provide remotely operated vehicle services onboard the Scarabeo 7 semisub for drilling operations in Indonesia.
Genie's Unit Signs Agreement for More Oil Shale Exploration in Mongolia
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Genie Energy's subsidiary signs agreement for additional oil shale exploration in Mongolia.
Cairn India Discovers 3 New Oilfields in Rajasthan Block
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Cairn India makes three new oil discoveries in its exploration block in Rajasthan.
Beach Commences Hydraulic Stimulation at Hervey-1 in ATP 855 in Queensland
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Beach Energy commences hydraulic stimulation program at Hervey-1 well in permit ATP 855 Queensland, Australia.
Central Spuds Gaudi-1 Unconventional Gas Well in ATP909 in Queensland
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Central Petroleum spuds Gaudi-1 unconventional gas exploration well in permit ATP909 in Queensland, Australia.
Falkland Oil and Gas Makes Progress Ahead of 2015 Drilling Campaign
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Falkland Oil and Gas Limited continues to interpret seismic data and contracts a rig ahead of its 2015 drilling campaign off the Falkland Islands.
Ophir Finds Gas at Silenus East-1 Well in Equatorial Guinea's Block R
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Ophir Energy finds gas at Silenus East-1 well in Equatorial Guinea's offshore Block R.
Pakistan's OGDCL Discovers Hydrocarbons at Soghri #01 Well in Punjab
Monday, September 15, 2014 Oil and Gas Development Company discovers hydrocarbons at Soghri #01 exploratory well in District Attock in Punjab, Pakistan.
Senex Energy Spuds Hathi-1 Exploration Well in PEL 514 in Cooper Basin
Monday, September 15, 2014 Senex Energy spuds Hathi-1 exploration well in PEL 514 in South Australia's Cooper Basin.
China's CNOOC Makes Deepwater Gas Field Discovery In South China Sea
Monday, September 15, 2014 China National Offshore Oil Corporation makes a deepwater gas field discovery in the South China Sea.
Oil Min: Congo Preparing Tender For Several Oil Blocks
Monday, September 15, 2014 Democratic Republic of Congo plans to issue a tender for oil blocks in its western coastal basin, its oil minister says, as it seeks to boost investment in the sector.
President Energy Optimistic about Paraguayan Campaign
Friday, September 12, 2014 President Energy is optimistic about its Paraguayan exploration campaign as production increases at its other operations.
Aminex Raises Tanzania's Ruvuma PSC Gas Resource Estimate to 2.3 Tcf
Friday, September 12, 2014 Aminex reports that newly acquired seismic data has increased the resource estimate of the Ruvuma production sharing contract in south-eastern Tanzania to 2.3 trillion cubic feet.
Senex Energy Finds Oil at Martlet-1 Well in PEL 104 in SA's Cooper Basin
Friday, September 12, 2014 Senex Energy makes first oil discovery at Martlet-1 exploration well in PEL 104 on the western flank of the Cooper Basin in South Australia.
China Rongsheng Completes Acquisition of Stakes in Kyrgyzstan's Oil Fields
Friday, September 12, 2014 China Rongsheng Heavy Industries completes acquisition of Central Point Worldwide, which holds stakes in four oil fields in Kyrgyzstan.
Statoil, Petronic Aim to Explore Offshore Nicaragua
Thursday, September 11, 2014 Norway's Statoil signs a deal with local firm Petronic in order to find ways to explore for oil and gas off Nicaragua's Pacific coast.
Norway Wins Interest from 47 Oil Firms in Licensing Round
Thursday, September 11, 2014 Norway receives applications from 47 energy firms, including most majors operating in the country, for oil and gas licenses in mature areas.
Senex Agrees to Swap Surat Basin Gas Assets in Queensland with QGC JV
Thursday, September 11, 2014 Senex Energy agrees to swap its gas assets in Surat Basin, Queensland, Australia with the QGC joint venture.
Roc Oil Spuds First of Two Wells in Beibu Gulf Block 22/12 Offshore China
Thursday, September 11, 2014 Roc Oil spuds the first of two exploration wells in Beibu Gulf Block 22/12 offshore China.
CNOOC Invites Bids for 33 Exploration Blocks Offshore China
Thursday, September 11, 2014 CNOOC invites foreign companies to bid for 33 oil and gas exploration blocks located offshore China.
Beach Energy Commences Cleanout Operation at Geoffrey-1 Well in ATP 855
Thursday, September 11, 2014 Beach Energy commences cleanout operation at Geoffrey-1 well in permit ATP 855 in Queensland, Australia.
Kuwait Energy Discovers Oil at Faihaa-1 Well in Block 9 in Basra, Iraq
Thursday, September 11, 2014 Kuwait Energy discovers oil at the Faihaa-1 exploration well in Block 9 in northern Basra, Iraq
Statoil Resumes Drilling Norway Well In Partnership With Rosneft
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 Statoil resumes drilling at the oil-bearing Pingvin prospect in the Barents Sea after receiving a permission from the Norwegian Environment Agency, North Energy says.
Newbuild UMW Naga 6 to Work Offshore Vietnam in $46M Deal with PV Drilling
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 UMW Oil & Gas Corp. gets a $46.5 million letter of award to provide a jackup to PV Drilling for work offshore Vietnam.
CGG Lands $80M Seismic Acquisition Contracts for Asia Pacific, West Africa
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 CGG lands four contracts, worth $80 million, to acquire 3D seismic in waters off Malaysia, Australia and West Africa.
Azerbaijan's SOCAR Issues Tender For Two Caspian Sea Gas Deposits
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 SOCAR says it has issued a tender for the joint exploration of two major gas deposits in the Caspian Sea with total preliminary reserves of about 600 bcm.
Roc Oil Fails to Find Commercial Hydrocarbons at QK11-1-1 Well in Bohai Bay
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 Roc Oil fails to find commercial hydrocarbons at QK11-1-1 well in Block 09/05 in Bohai Bay offshore China.
Maersk Tests Water For Angola Oil Sale-Jyllands Posten
Tuesday, September 09, 2014 Maersk Oil is testing the water for the sale of a significant part of its stake in the deepwater Chissonga project in Angola, Jyllands Posten reports.
Det Norske Drills Two Dry Wells
Tuesday, September 09, 2014 Two Det norske wildcat wells fail to find hydrocarbons.
Sasol Eyes Angola, Ghana and Tanzania Opportunities
Monday, September 08, 2014 South Africa's Sasol is eyeing potential expansion into Angola, Ghana and Tanzania but Mozambique remains its immediate focus, says its chief executive.
KrisEnergy Kicks Off Seismic Gig Offshore East Java
Monday, September 08, 2014 KrisEnergy commences acquisition of 2D seismic data in the Sakti PSC offshore East Java.
President Energy Spuds Paraguay Well Ahead of Schedule
Monday, September 08, 2014 President Energy spuds target #2 at Lapacho prospect in Paraguay.
Searcher Seismic Completes Pinatubo Seismic Survey in West Luzon Basin
Friday, September 05, 2014 Searcher Seismic completes acquisition of Pinatubo 2D seismic survey in West Luzon, the Philippines ahead of Philippine Energy Contracting Round 5 in December.
Oilex Completes WA's SPA 17 AO Work Program, Applies for Exploration Permit
Friday, September 05, 2014 Oilex completes work program for SPA 17 AO acreage in Western Australia and commences application for an exploration permit.