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Searcher Seismic Commences 2D Seismic Acquisition at West Luzon Basin
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Searcher Seismic commences 2D seismic acquisition at West Luzon Basin, offshore Philippines.
Rawson to Undertake Seismic Reprocessing Program for its Otway Basin Assets
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Rawson Resources plans to undertake a seismic reprocessing program to better evaluate the unconventional potential of its exploration assets in Otway Basin, South Australia.
PetroFrontier Updates on Exploration Activities in Northern Territory
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 PetroFrontier updates on exploration activities under the 2014 work program and budget in Northern Territory, Australia.
Kemp: Shale Plays Reduce Political Risk
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Shale plays are ideal for oil and gas companies that need to limit risk in countries with a history of political and economic instability.
Leni Finds More Oil with 4th Goudron Development Well
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Leni Gas & Oil finds 187 feet of net oil pay with its fourth development well on the Goudron field.
Key Updates on Drilling at Dunnart-2 Well in EP 437 in Perth Basin
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Key Petroleum updates on drilling at the Dunnart-2 exploration well in permit EP 437 in Perth Basin, Western Australia.
Puka-3 Well Spuds Onshore New Zealand
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Kea Petroleum reports that the drilling of the Puka-3 well in the onshore area of the Taranaki Basin, New Zealand, has started.
AWE to Analyze Data of Drover-1 Well in EP455 in Perth Basin
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 AWE reports that gas readings at Drover-1 well in permit 455 in Perth Basin, Western Australia will be analyzed before determining the next phase of exploration activity.
Drilling Starts at Egdon's Wressle Prospect Onshore UK
Monday, July 21, 2014 Drilling begins at the 2.1-million barrel Wressle prospect in Lincolnshire, onshore UK.
AWE Releases Kan Tan IV After Completing Drilling at PMP 38158 Off NZ
Monday, July 21, 2014 AWE releases Kan Tan IV semisub after the completion of plug and abandonment operations for the Oi-1 and Oi-2 exploration wells in petroleum mining permit 38158 offshore Taranaki, New Zealand.
Central Spuds Whiteley-1 Unconventional Gas Well in ATP912 in Queensland
Monday, July 21, 2014 Central Petroleum spuds the Whiteley-1 unconventional gas exploration well in ATP912 of the Southern Georgina Basin in Queensland, Australia.
Tullow North Sea Well Comes Up Dry
Monday, July 21, 2014 Tullow's Lupus-1 wildcat well in the Norwegian North Sea fails to find hydrocarbons.
Lundin Petroleum's Arctic Find Has Good Gas Quality, Unclear on Oil
Monday, July 21, 2014 Lundin Petroleum's Arctic discovery shows good quality for gas but oil quality is inconclusive.
Larne Signs Farm-In Option Deal for NI License
Friday, July 18, 2014 Larne Oil and Gas signs a farm-in option contract with respect to two licenses in Northern Ireland.
Shell Pulls Out Of Qatar's Block-D License After Dry Well
Friday, July 18, 2014 Shell says that its QSD-1 natural gas well in Qatar has not found commercial volumes.
Apache Continues Drilling at Phoenix South-1 Well in Permit WA-435-P Off WA
Friday, July 18, 2014 Carnarvon Petroleum updates on drilling at Phoenix South-1 well in permit WA-435-P on the North West Shelf offshore Western Australia.
Eco Atlantic to Farm-out Stake in Block 2012A Off Nambibia to Tullow Kudu
Friday, July 18, 2014 Eco Atlantic signs agreement with Tullow Oil's subsidiary Tullow Kudu to farm-out up to 40 percent stake in Block 2012A in the Walvis Basin, offshore Namibia.
BOEM to Offer 21 Million Acres in Next GOM Lease Sale
Thursday, July 17, 2014 Western Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 238 on Aug. 20 will be the sixth offshore sale under the Administration's Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program for 2012-2017.
Karoon Reports Gas Discovery at Pharos-1 Well in WA-389-P ib Browse Basin
Thursday, July 17, 2014 Karoon Gas Australia reports a gas discovery at Pharos-1 exploration well in permit WA-389-P in Browse Basin, Western Australia.
Strike Updates on Flow Back, Testing Operations in SA's SCB Gas Project
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 Strike Energy updates on flow back and testing operations at Le Chiffre 1 and Klebb 1 wells in the Southern Cooper Basin Gas Project in South Australia.
OMV Finds New Black Sea Oil Off Romania
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 Austria's OMV finds a new oil reservoir in the Black Sea off Romania.
Shelly-1 Well in SA's PEL 92 Encounters Non-Commercial Hydrocarbons
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 Cooper Energy reports that Shelly-1 exploration well in PEL 92 in Cooper Basin, South Australia encountered non-commercial hydrocarbons.
CNPC Finds Oil, Gas Shows in Disputed Waters in South China Sea
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 China National Petroleum Corporation reports oil and gas shows in its recent exploration drilling in the disputed South China Sea.
AWE Updates on Drilling at Drover-1 Well in EP 455 in Perth Basin
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 AWE provides update on drilling at Drover-1 well in exploration permit 455 in Perth Basin, Western Australia.
Falcon's Hungary Well Encounters Gas Shows
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Falcon Oil & Gas reports that a well drilled by its partner NIS in Hungary encounters gas shows after reaching its target depth.
InterOil Suspends Wahoo-1 Drilling in PNG's PPL474 on Safety Concerns
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 InterOil suspends drilling at Wahoo-1 exploration well in PPL474 in Papua New Guinea as higher-than-expected pressures at the well could compromise rig safety.
Sound Sees 'Significant Upgrade' to Onshore Italy Prospect
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Sound Oil reports that a competent person's report has significantly upgraded resources at its Santa Maria Goretti gas prospect, onshore Italy.
Shell Makes Third Major Discovery in Norphlet Play in GOM
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Shell says it found roughly 100 million barrels of oil equivalent in the Gulf of Mexico's Norphlet formation.
Spain's Repsol Could Start Drilling Off Canary Islands In October
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Repsol could begin prospecting for its $7-billion oil exploration project offshore the Canary Islands this October.
Rawson to Shortlist Firms to Farm-out 2 Exploration Blocks in Otway Basin
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Rawson Resources to shortlist companies for the farm-out of exploration licenses PEL 154 and PEL 155 in Otway Basin, South Australia.
Kan Tan IV Completes Drilling at Oi-2 Well in PMP 38158 Offshore Taranaki
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Pan Pacific Petroleum reports that the Kan Tan IV semisub is proceeding to plug and abandon Oi-2 exploration well in permit PMP 38158 offshore Taranaki, New Zealand.
Woodside Agrees to Acquire 70% Interest in Lake Tanganyika South Block
Monday, July 14, 2014 Woodside agrees to acquire a 70 percent interest in Lake Tanganyika South Block in western Tanzania.
Mosman Makes Oil Find at Crestar-1 Well in NZ's Petroleum Creek Project
Monday, July 14, 2014 Mosman Oil & Gas makes oil discovery at Crestar-1 well in its Petroleum Creek Project in New Zealand.
Lakes Oil to Acquire 100% Stake in PEPs 167, 175 in Victoria's Otway Basin
Monday, July 14, 2014 Lakes Oil inks agreement with Bass Strait Oil to acquire 100 percent interest in PEP 167 and PEP 175 in Otway Basin, Victoria, Australia.
TAO-1 Well, Offshore Morocco, Drilling to Schedule
Monday, July 14, 2014 Galp Energia's TAO-1 exploration well, offshore Morocco, is drilling according to plan with Assaka and Trident objectives expected to be intersected by the end of August.
Drilling Underway at Dunnart-2 Exploration Well in Permit EP 437 in WA
Monday, July 14, 2014 Key Petroleum reports that drilling has commenced at Dunnart-2 exploration well in permit EP 437 in Perth Basin, Western Australia.
Israel's Leviathan Gas Reserves Estimate Raised by 16%
Sunday, July 13, 2014 Estimates of the size of the gas reserves in Israel's Leviathan field are increased by 16 percent.
VNG Norge Discovers up to 25M Barrels in Norwegian Sea
Friday, July 11, 2014 VNG Norge makes a new hydrocarbon discovery of up to 25 million barrels of oil equivalent near its Pil discovery well in the Norwegian Sea.
Putin: Russia's Rosneft To Explore For Offshore Oil In Cuba
Friday, July 11, 2014 President Putin says he was hopeful Rosneft and Cupet could begin jointly exploring Cuba's potential offshore oil reserves "in the very near future."
Oil Search Observes Hydrocarbon Shows at Taza 2 Well in Kurdistan
Friday, July 11, 2014 Oil Search observes hydrocarbon shows at the Taza 2 well in Kurdistan, Iraq.
Roxi Petroleum Makes Discovery at BNG Contract Area in Kazakhstan
Thursday, July 10, 2014 Roxi Petroleum discovers oil and gas at well A5 in the BNG contract area in western Kazakhstan.
Forum Energy Gets Extension for its SC72 Work Progam Offshore Philippines
Thursday, July 10, 2014 Forum Energy receives a one year extension to complete the work program for the second sub-phase of Service Contract 72 offshore the Philippines.