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ERM Power to Sell West Australian Gas Assets to Empire O&G for $15M
Monday, September 01, 2014 ERM Power agrees to dispose of its Western Australian gas assets to Empire Oil & Gas for $15.26 million.
Floating Production Sector Stays Healthy, FLNG Generates More Interest
Monday, September 01, 2014 Global demand for floating production systems remains strong as some industry participants are showing greater interest in floating liquefied natural gas units.
Ensign's Rig 916 Prepares to Drill Tamarama-1 Well in Cooper Basin
Monday, September 01, 2014 Real Energy reports that Ensign's Rig 916 is preparing to drill Tamarama-1 well in ATP927P in Cooper Basin, Queensland, Australia.
Falcon Oil & Gas Provides 1H 2014 Interim Results
Friday, August 29, 2014 Falcon Oil & Gas provides the company's interim results for the first half of 2014, including an update on its operations in Australia's Beetaloo permits.
Drillsearch Energy Ups Stake in Ambassador Oil & Gas to 84.2%
Friday, August 29, 2014 Drillsearch Energy raises stake in Ambassador Oil & Gas to 84.2 percent, with two of its nominees appointed directors of the latter.
Aviation Logistics: ExxonMobil's PNG Air Bridge
Friday, August 29, 2014 Rigzone talks to Volga-Dnepr about the "air bridge" the Russian aviation logistics firm came up with to help ExxonMobil's Papua New Guinea LNG Project.
New Zealand Pushes Ahead to Grow Upstream Sector, Reap Economic Gains
Thursday, August 28, 2014 New Zealand continues with plans to boost its upstream petroleum sector as it is a potentially important contributor to the local economy.
WDS Bags $60.7M Contracts for GLNG, Daandine Projects in Australia
Thursday, August 28, 2014 WDS bags two contracts, worth $60.7 million, for work on Gladstone liquefied natural gas project and Daandine facility expansion project in Australia.
Drillsearch Raises Stake in Takeover Target Ambassador Oil & Gas to 60.13%
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 Drillsearch Energy raised its interest in Ambassador Oil & Gas to 60.13 percent.
Positive Production Test Results Seen at Stanley-5 Well in PDL 10 in PNG
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 Horizon Oil reports positive production testing results at Stanley-5 development well in permit PDL 10 in Papua New Guinea.
Santos to Commence Re-Entry Works at Mt Kitty Well in NT's Amadeus Basin
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 Santos plans to commence re-entry works to complete the evaluation of the Mt Kitty exploration well in permit EP 125 in Amadeus Basin, Northern Territory, Australia.
Statoil Abandons OzBeta-1 Well in Permit EP 127 in Northern Territory
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 Statoil abandons OzBeta-1 well in exploration permit 127 in Australia's Northern Territory after it failed to produce oil or gas.
Strike Energy Secures Block CO2013-B in South Australia's Cooper Basin
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 Strike Energy secures Block CO2013-B in South Australia's Cooper Basin exploration acreage released by the state government.
Australia's Northern Territory Government Awards EP145 to Trident Energy
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 Trident Energy receives the grant of permit EP145 in Australia's Northern Territory from the authorities, paving the way for Mosman Oil and Gas to acquire the firm.
AWE Deepens Drilling at Senecio-3 in Perth Basin After Elevated Gas Shows
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 AWE drills deeper at Senecio-3 well in Permits L1/2 in Perth Basin, Western Australia after observing elevated gas shows.
OMV Completes Drilling at Whio-1 Well in NZ's PEP 51313, No Commercial Find
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 OMV New Zealand completes drilling operations at Whio-1 exploration well in permit PEP 51313 in the Taranaki Basin, offshore New Zealand without making a commercial discovery.
Otto Marine Bags $53M AHTS Charter Contracts for Work Offshore Australia
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 Otto Marine bags $53 million charter contracts to provide 2 anchor handling tug supply vessels for work offshore Australia.
Metgasco in Out-of-Court Talks with NSW Government on PEL 16 Drilling Spat
Monday, August 25, 2014 Metgasco in discussions with the New South Wales (NSW) government on an out-of-court settlement over the suspension of an approval for the firm to drill in PEL 16 in northern NSW, Australia.
Key Petroleum Faces Mechanical Problem at Dunnart-2 Well in Perth Basin
Monday, August 25, 2014 Key Petroleum reports that a drill stem test tool encountered mechanical failure at Dunnart-2 well in EP437 in Perth Basin, Western Australia.
Strike to Recommence Production Testing Operations at SA's SCB Gas Project
Monday, August 25, 2014 Strike Energy to recommence production testing operations at the Southern Cooper Basin Gas Project in South Australia next month.
Kan Tan IV Continues Drilling at Whio-1 Well in PEP 51313 Offshore Taranaki
Friday, August 22, 2014 Cue Energy provides update on drilling at Whio-1 well in permit PEP 51313 offshore Taranaki, New Zealand.
Hibiscus Clears Australian FIRB's Hurdle to Take 25% Stake in Kitan Field
Friday, August 22, 2014 Hibiscus Petroleum moves nearer to completing its acquisition of a 25 percent stake in Kitan oil field after Australia's Foreign Investment Review Board raised no objections.
Santos Makes Gas-Condensate Discovery at Lasseter-1 Well in Browse Basin
Friday, August 22, 2014 Santos makes a gas-condensate discovery at Lasseter-1 exploration well in permit WA-274-P in Browse Basin, offshore Western Australia.
Santos' Underlying 1H 2014 Net Profit Up 3% YOY to $240M
Friday, August 22, 2014 Santos posts an underlying first half profit of $240.3 million, 3 percent more than last year, with the gains due to an earlier start-up of the PNG LNG project.
Building an International Technical Career with Shell
Friday, August 22, 2014 Senior Manager of Operations at the Shell Middle Distillate Synthesis plant Teo Mui Poh explains why she's been so happy in her 20-year career.
Will Widodo Succeed in Reforming Indonesia's Upstream Sector?
Thursday, August 21, 2014 Indonesia's upstream petroleum sector is poised for interesting times as the new president may introduce investment-friendly policies to boost domestic petroleum production.
3D Oil Completes Sale of a 20% Stake in Otway Basin's T/49P Permit
Thursday, August 21, 2014 3D Oil completes the sale of 20 percent stake in T/49P exploration permit in Otway Basin, offshore Tasmania, Australia to Beach Energy.
Hydrocarbon Flows During Testing at Davenport 1 in Permit PEL 94 in SA
Thursday, August 21, 2014 Strike Energy reports that hydrocarbon shows were observed during testing operations at Davenport 1 well in PEL 94 in South Australia.
Drilling at Phoenix South-1 in Permit WA-435-P Finds More Hydrocarbons
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Carnarvon Petroleum reports that minor sands encountered during drilling at Phoenix South-1 well in permit WA-435-P offshore Western Australia indicates they were hydrocarbon bearing.
Prelude: A World's Worth Of Talent And Technology
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Creating the world's first floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) project continues to be one of the most ambitious engineering projects in the world.
Inpex to Transfer 1.2% Interest in Ichthys LNG Project to Kansai Electric
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Inpex agrees to transfer 1.2 percent of its equity interest in the Ichthys liquefied natural gas project offshore Western Australia to Kansai Electric Power Co.
Cashed-up Woodside Petroleum Sees Juicier M&A Prospects
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Woodside Petroleum, armed with $4.3 billion to spend to fill a gap in its growth prospects, sees the chance of snaring an acquisition improving as rivals step up asset sales and competing bidders dwindle.
Woodside Posts Record Half-Year Profit of $1.015B, Up 27% YOY
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Woodside posts record half-year profit of $1.015 billion, up 27 percent from $873 million in the previous year.
Oil Search Half-Year Profit Tops Forecasts As PNG LNG Flows
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 Oil Search beat forecasts with a 34% rise in half-year profit, boosted by the start of exports from the PNG LNG project which is expected to quadruple the company's output in 2015.
IPB-CalEnergy JV Gets Extension for Permit WA-424-P Work Program in WA
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 IPB Petroleum receives extension to the primary term work program for permit WA-424-P in the Browse Basin, offshore north west Australia.
AWE Provides Update on Drilling at Senecio-3 Well in Perth Basin
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 AWE provides update on drilling at the Senecio-3 appraisal well in Permits L1/L2 in the Perth Basin, Western Australia.
Darwin Marine Supply Base in Australia's NT Officially Opened
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 ASCO reports that the Darwin Marine Supply Base in Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia has been officially opened by the state's chief minister.
Cooper Energy Gives Resource Estimate at Basker, Manta Fields Off Gippsland
Monday, August 18, 2014 Cooper Energy assesses that its net contingent resource in the Basker and Manta fields in permits VIC/L26, VIC/L27 and VIC/L28 in Australia's Gippsland Basin at 10.8 million barrels of oil equivalent.
Apache Makes Major Oil Find at Phoenix South-1 Well in North West Shelf
Monday, August 18, 2014 Apache makes a major oil discovery at Phoenix South-1 well in permit WA-435-P in the North West Shelf in Western Australia.
Apache, JX Nippon Commit to Drill Roc Prospect in Permit WA-437-P in NWS
Monday, August 18, 2014 Apache and JX Nippon commit to drilling the Roc prospect in permit WA-437-P in the North West Shelf of Western Australia.
Cue Reports that Drilling Continues at Whio-1 Well in NZ's Taranaki Basin
Monday, August 18, 2014 Cue Energy Resource provides update on drilling at Whio-1 well in permit PEP 51313 offshore Taranaki, New Zealand.
Hibiscus' CHPL Exercise Option to Acquire Permit VIC/L31 in Gippsland Basin
Monday, August 18, 2014 Hibiscus Petroleum's unit Carnarvon Hibiscus exercises option to acquire the remaining interest in permit VIC/L31 in the Gippsland Basin off Victoria, Australia from 3D Oil for $14.05 million.
Key Petroleum Finds Encouraging Hydrocarbon Show at Dunnart-2 Well in WA
Monday, August 18, 2014 Key Petroleum finds encouraging hydrocarbon show at Dunnart-2 well in permit EP437 in Perth Basin, Western Australia.
Kea Fails to Find Commercial Oil at Puka-3
Monday, August 18, 2014 Kea Petroleum plugs and abandons its Puka-3 well in New Zealand after failing to find commercial hydrocarbons.
MEO Further Extends Notice Dates for Eni's Farm-in to Permit NT/P68
Friday, August 15, 2014 MEO Australia agreed to further extend the notice dates for Eni Australia to farm-in to permit NT/P68 in the Timor Sea, off northern Australia.
Drilling Continues at Whio-1 Exploration Well in PEP 51313 Offshore NZ
Friday, August 15, 2014 Cue Energy updates on drilling at Whio-1 exploration well in permit 51313 offshore New Zealand.
NWS Government Fails to Give Evidence for Suspending Rosella Drilling
Friday, August 15, 2014 The New South Wales (NSW) government fails to give the court evidence on its decision to suspend drilling of the Rosella exploration well in PEL 16 in NSW, Australia.
Ambassador Gives Update on Takeover Offer by Magnum Hunter, Drillsearch
Thursday, August 14, 2014 Ambassador Oil & Gas provides an update on the takeover offer by Magnum Hunter Resources and Drillsearch Energy.
NGE's Sale of a 50% Stake in PNG's PPL 269 to Santos Nearer to Completion
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 New Guinea Energy's sale of a 50 percent interest in permit PPL 269 in Papua New Guinea for up to $40 million to a subsidiary of Santos moves closer towards completion.
Energy Drilling Australia Mobilizes Schramm Rig to Drill in Cooper Basin
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 Energy Drilling Australia mobilizes the Schramm T550XD rig to drill in the Cooper Basin, Australia.
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