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Swala Gets Extension to its Kilosa-Kilombero, Pangani Licenses in Tanzania
Monday, August 31, 2015 Swala Energy obtains extension to its Kilosa-Kilombero and Pangani licenses in Tanzania.

Eni Makes Massive Gas Discovery at Shorouk Block, Offshore Egypt
Monday, August 31, 2015 Eni makes a massive gas discovery at Zohr 1X NFX well in the Shorouk Block, offshore Egypt.

PTTEP Sells 20% Stakes in 2 Blocks in Myanmar to MOECO, Palang Sophon
Monday, August 31, 2015 Thailand's PTTEP sells 20 percent interest in two onshore blocks in Myanmar to Japan's MOECO and Thai-based Palang Sophon Offshore.

UIL Energy to Acquire Perth Basin 2D Seismic
Friday, August 28, 2015 UIL Energy plans to acquire up to 164 miles of 2D seismic data across three central Perth Basin permits.

Buru Energy Hits Oil at Praslin 1 Well
Friday, August 28, 2015 Buru Energy Limited encounters oil at the Praslin 1 exploration well, located in Western Australia.


IOG Gets 3-Month Skipper License Extension
Friday, August 28, 2015 Independent Oil and Gas is granted a three month extension for the Skipper license, located in the North Sea, by the Oil and Gas Authority.

Galilee Completes Acquisition of ATP 529P Permit in Queensland, Australia
Thursday, August 27, 2015 Galilee Energy completes the acquisition of the remaining 50 percent stake in ATP 529P in Galilee Basin om Queensland, Australia from AGL Energy.

Tap Oil Signs PSC for Block M-7, Brings Myanmar 2013 Bid Round to a Close
Thursday, August 27, 2015 Tap Oil signs a production sharing contract for Block M-7 in Myanmar's Moattama Basin, formally bringing to a close the 20 blocks offered by the Ministry of Energy under the 2013 bid round.

NPD Grants Statoil Drilling Permit in North Sea
Thursday, August 27, 2015 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate grants Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 25/11-28, located in the central part of the North Sea in production license 169.

Pilot Energy Gets Clearance to Vary Work Program for Permit WA-503-P Off WA
Thursday, August 27, 2015 The National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator approves Pilot Energy's application to vary its work program for Permit WA-503-P offshore Western Australia.

NOPTA Approves Cue's Application to Defer WA-359-P Year 3 Program Off WA
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 The National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator approves Cue Energy's application to suspend Year 3 work program for Permit WA-359-P offshore Western Australia.

Schlumberger Estimates 10.99B Barrels of OIP in Horse Hill License Area
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 UK Oil & Gas Investments announces that 10.993 billion barrels of mean oil in place (OIP) has been independently calculated by Schlumberger to lie within the 55 square miles of the PEDL137 and PEDL246 Horse Hill licenses.

Circle Oil: KSS-A Well Onshore Morocco Plugged & Abandoned
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 Circle Oil announces that the Ksiri South (KSS-A) well on the Sebou permit, onshore Morocco, has been plugged and abandoned.

Mexico Sweetens Oil Auction Terms Again to Avoid Repeat of Flop
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 Oil companies competing in the next phase of Mexico's historic Round One auction will know the minimum level of profits demanded by the government prior to the auction, the sector regulator says.

Lundin Well Indicates Edvard Grieg Recoverable Oil Increase
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 Preliminary results from appraisal well 16/1-23 S, operated by Lundin Norway, indicate an increase of between 35 million and 282 million cubic feet of recoverable oil in the south-eastern section of the Edvard Grieg field.

Oilex Updates on Operations at Upstream Assets in India, Australia
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 Oilex provides an update on operations at its upstream assets in India and Australia.

Triple Energy Makes Slow Progress in Niaoshan-1 Drilling in China
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 Triple Energy makes slower than expected progress in drilling the Niaoshan-1 well in China's Heilongjiang province and has mobilized a second rig to drill the Yixin-1 well.

China Oil Rig to Keep Drilling in Waters Disputed with Vietnam
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 The Haiyang Shiyou 981 (UDW semisub) will continue drilling not far from Vietnam's coast, China’s maritime safety authorities said on Tuesday.

Controversial China Rig Completes Drilling Well Near Vietnam Coast
Monday, August 24, 2015 The Chinese oil rig at the center of last year's standoff between China and Vietnam over oil exploration in the South China Sea completes drilling of a well not far from Vietnam's coast.

Russia's Rosneft in talks with Mubadala on East Siberian Fields
Monday, August 24, 2015 Rosneft is in talks with Mubadala Petroleum to jointly develop two east Siberian projects, Tass Yuriakh and Verkhnechonskoye, the Kremlin said on Monday.

Range Confirms Plans to Drill 22 Wells in Trinidad by 2016
Monday, August 24, 2015 Range Resources confirms plans to drill 22 exploration and development wells in Trinidad by the end of the first quarter of 2016.

Buru Energy Continues Drilling at Praslin 1 Well in WA's EP391 Permit
Monday, August 24, 2015 Buru Energy provides update on drilling at Praslin 1 well in permit EP391 in Western Australia.

Lime Norway Acquires 30% Interest in North Sea's PL410 from Lundin
Thursday, August 20, 2015 Malaysia's Hibiscus Petroleum partly-owned unit Lime Petroleum Norway acquires a 30 percent stake in license PL410 in the North Sea from Lundin Petroleum.

WHL Energy Receives Approval to Vary Work Program
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 WHL Energy receives approval from the authorities to vary its work program for exploration permit VIC/P67 in the Otway Basin, offshore Australia.

Circle Oil Extends Mahdia License Exploration Permit in Tunisia
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 The Tunisian authorities approve an application from Circle Oil to renew its exploration permit on the Mahdia block for three years, until January 19, 2018.

COSL Signs Contract to Drill 2 Wells in Block 33/07 in East China Sea
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 Primeline Energy signs contract for China Oilfield Services Ltd. to drill two wells in Block 33/07 in the East China Sea.

PPL Finds Gas, Condensate at Kabir X-1 Well in Gambat South Block in Sindh
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 Pakistan Petroleum Ltd. finds gas and condensate at Kabir X-1 exploration well in Gambat South block in Sanghar district, Sindh, Pakistan.

North Energy Looks to Cut Cost after Dry Wells
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 Norway's North Energy says it will be looking at further cost-cutting measures after it drilled two dry wells during the second quarter.

Bowleven Spuds Moambe Well Onshore Cameroon
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 Bowleven commences drilling operations at the Moambe exploration well on the Bomono Permit, onshore Cameroon.

Total Abandons Shale Gas Exploration at Well in Denmark
Tuesday, August 18, 2015 France's Total abandons exploration work at its shale well Vendyssel-1 in northwest Denmark, according to the Danish Energy Agency.

Cairn Agrees Six-Well Drilling Plan with Senegal
Tuesday, August 18, 2015 Cairn Energy reaches an agreement with the government of Senegal over a development plan that includes an initial program of six exploration and appraisal wells.


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