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Mexico's Sierra & Oil & Gas Sees First Exploratory Drill in Early 2017
Thursday, November 26, 2015 A consortium that includes Mexico's Sierra Oil & Gas plans in early 2017 to make its first exploratory drill in one of the fields it was awarded as part of a landmark energy reform, Sierra's chief executive officer says.

Lundin Drills Dry Well in Block PM308A Offshore Malaysia
Thursday, November 26, 2015 Lundin Petroleum completes the Selada-1 prospect in Block PM308A offshore Malaysia as a dry well.

Triple Energy Updates on Plan for Yixin-1 in China's Heilongjiang Province
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 Triple Energy reports that the firm will fracc and test the Yixin-1 well in China's Heilongjiang province.

Quadrant Energy Spuds Roc-1 Well in Permit WA-437-P Off Western Australia
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 Quadrant Energy spuds Roc-1 well in permit WA-437-P offshore Western Australia.

UMW Naga 8 Secures Contract from SapuraKencana to Drill Offshore Malaysia
Tuesday, November 24, 2015 UMW Oil & Gas assigns UMW Naga 8 jackup for a drilling contract with SapuraKencanca Petroleum offshore Malaysia.


Lundin Spuds Ornen Prospect Well in Barents Sea
Tuesday, November 24, 2015 Lundin Norway AS commences the drilling of exploration well 7130/4-1, located on the Ornen prospect in the southern Barents Sea.

Sound Energy: Estimated Badile Well Costs Reduced
Tuesday, November 24, 2015 Sound Energy takes advantage of the lower oil price environment to reduce the estimated cost of the upcoming Badile exploration well by $5.3 million.

Senex Prepares to Spud Baikal #1 Well in PEL 444 in Cooper Basin
Tuesday, November 24, 2015 Senex Energy prepares to spud Baikal #1 well in PEL 444 in Cooper Basin, South Australia in early December.

Statistics Norway: Number of Active Rigs on Norwegian Shelf to Fall in 2016
Tuesday, November 24, 2015 The number of active rigs on the Norwegian Shelf is expected to decrease in 2016 due to low oil prices and operator processes to cut rig costs, according to a new survey by Statistics Norway.

Statoil Receives Consent to Drill North Sea Well
Monday, November 23, 2015 The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway grants Statoil consent to drill exploration well 30/89 S, located on the Oseberg field in the North Sea.

Colombia's Ecopetrol To Explore In Four Gulf Of Mexico Blocks
Monday, November 23, 2015 The US affiliate of Colombian state-run oil company Ecopetrol will explore for oil in four blocks in the Gulf of Mexico, the company said in a statement.

Quadrant Energy Awaits Approval to Drill Roc-1 Well Off Western Australia
Monday, November 23, 2015 Quadrant Energy awaits official approval to commence drilling the Roc-1 exploration well in permit WA-437-P offshore Western Australia.

TGS Crunches Offshore Portuguese Shelf 2D Data
Monday, November 23, 2015 TGS is currently carrying out the broadband reprocessing of 14,196 miles of 2D seismic data offshore Portugal.

Premier Spuds Isobel-2 Well in North Falkland Basin
Monday, November 23, 2015 Premier Oil spuds the Isobel-2 well in the North Falkland Basin in the South Atlantic.

Russia's Gazprom Considering Hydrocarbon Projects In Pakistan
Friday, November 20, 2015 Gazprom is considering hydrocarbon exploration and production projects in Pakistan, according to TASS news agency.

Statoil Makes Minor Discovery in North Sea
Friday, November 20, 2015 Statoil Petroleum AS makes a minor gas/oil/condensate discovery at exploration well 34/8-16 S in the North Sea.

Govt Inquiry Says WA Regulators Equipped to Handle Shale, Tight Gas Sector
Thursday, November 19, 2015 Western Australia's Department of Mines and Petroleum says findings from a parliamentary inquiry revealed that regulators are equipped to manage the developing shale and tight gas industry in the state.

Shell Confirms Kaikias Development Potential
Thursday, November 19, 2015 Shell's appraisal of Kaikias reveals the discovery to have estimated resources of more than 100 million barrels of oil equivalent.

Rawicz-15 Development Well Spud in Poland
Thursday, November 19, 2015 San Leon Energy reports that the Rawicz-15 development well, onshore Poland, has spud.

RISC Doubles WA's Warro Gas Field Contingent Resource Estimate to 2.4 Tcf
Thursday, November 19, 2015 Transerv Energy says an independent assessment has doubled the estimate for contingent resource at Warro gas field in Western Australia to 2.4 trillion cubic feet.

Petrobras Confirms Oil Find at Pitu North-1 Well in Brazil's Potiguar Basin
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 Petrobras confirms an oil discovery at the Pitu North 1 extension well in the deepwater Potiguar Basin, offshore Brazil.

OGA Approves UKOG Acquisition of Weald Basin License
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 The UK's Oil & Gas Authority gives UKOG consent to acquire a 20-percent interest in UK onshore Weald Basin license PEDL143.

Industry Body: Canada Oil Well Drilling To Contract Again In 2016
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 The number of oil wells drilled in Canada will shrink further in 2016, the Canadian Association of Drilling Contractors says.

Empire O&G Spuds Red Gully North-1 Exploration Well in WA's Perth Basin
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 Australia's Empire Oil & Gas spuds Red Gully North-1 exploration well in EP 389 in Perth Basin, Western Australia.

Tullow Comes Up Dry with Kenya Well
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 Tullow reports that its Emesek-1 well in northern Kenya has failed to find commercial hydrocarbons.

Primeline Spuds LS30-3-1 Prospect in Block 33/07 in East China Sea
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 Primeline Energy spuds the LS30-3-1 exploration well in Block 33/07 in the East China Sea.

BP's Drilling Plan Offshore Australia Turned Back by Regulator
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 BP will need to revise its plan to explore for oil in an untapped frontier off the coast of southern Australia before regulators will approve its drilling program estimated to cost more than $710 million.

Australian Regulator Rejects BP Oil Exploration on Environmental Grounds
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 Australian regulator NOPSEMA rejects an application from BP to explore for oil off the coast of southern Australia.

Market Conditions Prompt Statoil Exit from Chukchi Sea
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 Despite its decision to exit Chukchi Sea, Statoil still sees great potential for Alaska and the Arctic in general.

Cue Energy Secures Rig to Drill Naga Selatan-2 Well in Mahakam Hilir PSC
Monday, November 16, 2015 Cue Energy contracts rig to drill the Naga Selatan-2 exploration well in Mahakam Hilir Production Sharing Contract in Kutai Basin, Indonesia in January 2016.

India Plans to Free Natural Gas Prices Under New Auction Rules
Monday, November 16, 2015 India plans to free prices of locally extracted natural gas and allow producers marketing autonomy as part of new rules for auctioning exploration blocks.

RIA: Russia's Rosneft in Talks to Allow China into Offshore Arctic Projects
Monday, November 16, 2015 Russia's Rosneft is in talks with Chinese companies to allow them to take part in its offshore Arctic projects, the RIA news agency quoted Russian Deputy Energy Minister Anatoly Yanovsky as saying.

Noble Tom Prosser to Spud Roc-1 Well Offshore Western Australia Next Week
Friday, November 13, 2015 The Noble Tom Prosser jackup is mobilizing to spud the Roc-1 prospect in WA-437-P offshore Western Australia next week.

Statoil Tops $969M of Bids Pledged for Canada Offshore
Friday, November 13, 2015 Statoil is the most active bidder for exploration licenses off Canada's Atlantic Coast as some of the world’s largest producers commit to spend about $969 million for the prospect of long-term growth.

Polarcus Completes 3D Seismic Program Offshore Australia's NWS
Friday, November 13, 2015 Polarcus, in collaboration with DownUnder GeoSolutions, completes a multi-client 3D seismic program offshore North West Shelf, Australia.

Nighthawk Energy: Happy Jack 7-10 Well Abandoned
Friday, November 13, 2015 Nighthawk Energy plc announces that the Happy Jack 7-10 well is being plugged and abandoned after no commercial finds were encountered.

Lundin Spuds Lorry Prospect Well Offshore Norway
Friday, November 13, 2015 Lundin Norway AS spuds exploration well 6407/10-4, located on the Lorry prospect in PL700 offshore Norway.

Exxon Mobil to Drill Offshore Post-Ebola Liberia
Friday, November 13, 2015 Exxon Mobil plans to start drilling in Liberia now that the country's recent Ebola epidemic has come to an end.

88 Energy Recovers Lost Time at Icewine #1, Encounters Oil Shows
Friday, November 13, 2015 88 Energy announces that "substantial" lost time caused by equipment delays at the Icewine #1 exploration well, onshore Alaska, has already been recovered.


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