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MEO Updates on Drilling at Puka-3 Well in PEP 51153 in Taranaki Basin
Friday, August 01, 2014 MEO Australia gives an update on drilling at Puka-3 well in PEP 51153 in New Zealand's onshore Taranaki Basin.
MX Oil Establishes Mexican Exploration Joint Venture
Friday, August 01, 2014 MX Oil establishes a joint venture with Geo Estratos to explore for hydrocarbons in Mexico.
Seabird Gets Letter of Award for 2D Seismic Survey in Australasia
Friday, August 01, 2014 Seabird receives a letter of award, worth $11 million, for a 2D seismic survey in Australasia.
Dolphin Bags Deal from TGS for Seismic Work in Australia's Ceduna Sub-basin
Friday, August 01, 2014 Dolphin Geophysical bags a contract from TGS for seismic work in the Ceduna Sub-basin in Australia.
Eni Inks PSCs for 2 Onshore Exploration Blocks in Myanmar
Friday, August 01, 2014 Eni inks production sharing contracts for RSF-5 and PSC-K exploration blocks in Myanmar.
Titan Energy Updates on Drilling at Drover-1 Well in EP455 in Perth Basin
Thursday, July 31, 2014 Titan Energy provides an update on drilling at Drover-1 well in exploration permit EP455 in the Perth Basin, Western Australia.
Eni Makes 'Significant' Gas, Condensate Find in Gabon
Thursday, July 31, 2014 Italy's Eni makes a discovery that could amount to up to 500 million barrels of oil equivalent offshore Gabon.
BGP Completes 3D Seismic Acquisition Offshore Gabon for Perenco
Thursday, July 31, 2014 BGP completes 3D seismic acquisition offshore Gabon for Perenco Oil & Gas Gabon.
Santos to Proceed with SAJV's Stage 2 Plan in Northern Territory
Thursday, July 31, 2014 Santos to proceed with Southern Amadeus Joint Venture's Stage 2 plan in Amadeus Basin in Australia's Northern Territory.
TGS Boosts Order Book with New Seismic Contracts
Thursday, July 31, 2014 Seismic survey firm TGS continues to build its order book, winning three new contracts for multi-client surveys.
Tellus Gets Report on Prospective Oil Resources in Madagascar's Block 3114
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Tellus Resources receives report from MHA Petroleum Consultants on the prospective oil resources in Block 3114, Madagascar.
Cyprus Offshore Gas Drilling To Start Before Fall
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Cyprus' energy minister says that exploratory drilling in the first of six potential gas fields off the east Mediterranean island's coast is slated to begin before the end of summer.
Beach Finds Non-Commercial Oil at PEL 249's Elliston-2 Well in Cooper Basin
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Beach Energy plugs and abandons Elliston-2 well in PPL 249 in Cooper Basin, South Australia as it was deemed non-commercial to complete as an oil producer.
Icon to Commence Hydraulic Stimulation at Queensland's ATP 855 in September
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Icon Energy announces that hydraulic stimulation and testing program for ATP 855 in Queensland, Australia will commence in early September.
Drillsearch Farms Out 45% Stake in Permit ATP 924P in Cooper Basin
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Drillsearch farms out 45% stake in permit ATP 924P in the south west Queensland section of the Cooper Basin to Beach Energy.
Carnarvon Reports Hydrocarbons Observed at Phoenix South-1 Well in WA
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Carnarvon Petroleum reports hydrocarbons were observed at Phoenix South-1 well in permit WA-435-P offshore Western Australia prior to a drill bit failure.
M/V Polar Duchess Completes Seychelles 3D Seismic Survey
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 WHL Energy says the M/V Polar Duchess vessel has completed 3D seismic survey at exploration blocks offshore Seychelles.
Britain Opens New Onshore Oil and Gas Licensing Round
Monday, July 28, 2014 The British government says it has opened a new licensing round for companies wanting to explore for onshore oil and gas.
TAG Oil Spuds Waitangi-1 Well in PEP 38348 in NZ's East Coast Basin
Friday, July 25, 2014 TAG Oil spuds Waitangi-1 well in petroleum exploration permit 38348 in New Zealand's East Coast Basin.
WWF: Arctic Oil Well Blowout Could Spread More Than 1,000 Km
Friday, July 25, 2014 Oil from a spill or oil well blowout in the Arctic waters of Canada's Beaufort Sea could easily become trapped in sea ice and potentially spread to the west coast of Alaska, a World Wildlife Fund study reports.
Lime Petroleum Relinquishes 3 Norwegian Licenses in the North Sea
Friday, July 25, 2014 Lime Petroleum relinquishes three Norwegian licenses, located offshore in the North Sea.
Baraka Resolves Dispute Over 2 Exploration Permits in Georgina Basin in NT
Thursday, July 24, 2014 Baraka Energy & Resources resolves dispute with partners over two exploration permits in Georgina Basin, Northern Territory, Australia.
OMV Spuds Whio-1 Exploration Well in PEP 51313 Offshore Taranaki
Thursday, July 24, 2014 OMV spuds Whio-1 exploration well in permit PEP 51313 in the Taranaki Basin off New Zealand.
Northern Petroleum Awarded Two Permits in Italy
Thursday, July 24, 2014 Northern Petroleum is awarded two permits, one onshore and one offshore, in Italy.
Metgasco Updates on Legal Action to Lift Suspension of Rosella-1 Drilling
Thursday, July 24, 2014 Metgasco updates on its Supreme Court action to lift the state government' suspension of its approval to drill the Rosella exploration well in PEL 16 in northern New South Wales, Australia.
Norwegian Seismic Survey Firms See Mixed Picture
Thursday, July 24, 2014 Petroleum Geo-Services reports a decline in second-quarter revenues and profits, while fellow Norwegian firm announces two new sampling contracts.
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.
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.
Centrica Comes Up Dry near Ula Field
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Centrica Resources Norge drills a dry well near the Ula field on Norwegian production license 405.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.