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Valmec Secures Services Deal for APLNG Project's Talinga Gas Facility
Wednesday, March 04, 2015 Valmec secures a services contract for Australia Pacific LNG project's Talinga Gas Processing Facility in Queensland, Australia.

Mosman Finds Further Traces of Oil at Crossroads-1 Well in New Zealand
Tuesday, March 03, 2015 Mosman Oil and Gas finds further evidence of oil at Crossroads-1 well in Petroleum Creek permit in New Zealand.

CGG Commences Mutli-client Survey in Northern Carnavon Basin off WA
Tuesday, March 03, 2015 CGG commences acquisition of Davros multi-client survey in the Northern Carnarvon Basin on the North West Shelf of Western Australia.

Earlier Start Date for Former Woodside EVP Robert Cole as Beach Energy's MD
Monday, March 02, 2015 Former Woodside executive vice president Robert Cole will commence work as managing director of Australia's Beach Energy earlier than planned.

Total to Take Over as Operator of Papua New Guinea's PRL 15 JV
Monday, March 02, 2015 Total will take over as operator of petroleum retention license 15 in the Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea.


Woodside to Issue $1B in Corporate Bonds
Friday, February 27, 2015 Woodside to issue $1 billion in corporate bonds to help fund its capital and exploration expenditure program.

Tasmania Maintains Moratorium on Hydraulic Fracking Until March 2020
Friday, February 27, 2015 The Tasmanian government in Australia maintains a moratorium on the use of hydraulic fracking in the state until March 2020.

Bounty Terminates Deal to Buy Stakes in Empire's Carnarvon Basin Permits
Friday, February 27, 2015 Bounty Oil & Gas terminates agreement to acquire the stakes of Empire Oil & Gas' Carnarvon Basin permits in Western Australia.

AWE Updates on its Upstream Development Projects in Australia, Indonesia
Thursday, February 26, 2015 AWE provides an updates on the development of the company's oil and gas projects in Australia and Indonesia.

Neptune Marine Services Completes Grouting Work for Ichthys LNG Project
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 Neptune Marine Services completes a structural grouting project under a subcontract from McDermott for Inpex's Ichthys liquefied natural gas development offshore Australia.

Inpex Secures Stakes in 2 Exploration Permits Offshore Western Australia
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 Inpex secures stakes in two exploration permits offshore Western Australia, near its Ichthys liquefied natural gas project.

Mosman Progresses Crossroads-1 Flow Testing in NZ's Petroleum Creek Permit
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 Mosman Oil and Gas gets ready for flow testing at Crossroads-1 well in New Zealand's Petroleum Creek permit.

Small Oil Spill Occurs at Maari Field Off Taranaki in New Zealand
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 Small oil spill occurs at Maari field off Taranaki in New Zealand, with a local authority not expecting the oil to wash up on the region's beaches.

Senex Finds Oil at Martlet North-1 Well in South Australian Cooper Basin
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 Senex Energy discovers oil at Martlet North-1 exploration well on the western flank of the South Australian Coooper Basin.

Cue Energy Advises Shareholders to Reject NZOG's Takeover Offer
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 Cue Energy's directors advise company shareholders to reject the takeover offer by NZOG Offshore.

AWE Conducts Flow Testing Program at Senecio-3 Well in Onshore Perth Basin
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 AWE provides details on the flow testing program at Senecio-3 well in permit L1/L2 in onshore Perth Basin, Western Australia.

ASCO Bags Supply Base Deal for BP's Exploration Program Off South Australia
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 ASCO bags contract to manage the supply base for BP's 2016 exploration program in the Great Australian Bight off South Australia.

Santos Holds Back On Dividend Hike As Oil Slump Bites
Thursday, February 19, 2015 Santos reported a 6% rise in underlying profit for 2014, boosted by LNG sales from Papua New Guinea.

Opportunity to Grow Indigenous Employment in Australia
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 Australia's oil and gas industry has focused on increasing Indigenous participation, but, as Rigzone finds out, more could be done.

MEO Signs Options to Farm Out Stakes in 3 Permits Offshore Australia
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 MEO Australia signs option agreements to farm out stakes in three permits offshore Australia to an international exploration company.

Papua New Guinea Approves NGE's Sale of 50% in PPL 269 to Santos
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 Papua New Guinea approves New Guinea Energy's sale of a 50 percent interest in petroleum prospecting license 269 in the country to Santos.

Woodside's 2014 NPAT Up 38% to $2.4B, to Cut 2015 Spending by 15-20%
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 Woodside's net profit after tax rises to $2.414 billion in 2014, up 38 percent from a year ago, but the company plans to cut investment and operating expenditures by 15-20 percent this year.

NZ-Focused Kea Petroleum Launches Review of its Strategic Options
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 New Zealand-focused Kea Petroleum is launching a review of its strategic options to maximize value for shareholders.

InterOil Updates on Antelope-5 Appraisal Well Drilling in PRL 15 in PNG
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 InterOil updates on drilling at Antelope-5 appraisal well in Petroleum Retention License 15 in the Gulf Province of Papua New Guinea.

Inpex Clinches Beetaloo Basin Onshore Exploration Permit in Australia's NT
Monday, February 16, 2015 Inpex successfully bids for onshore exploration permit EPNT 14-1 in the Beetaloo Basin, south east of Darwin, Australia.

Thailand Extends Bid Deadline For Energy Concessions Amid Criticism
Monday, February 16, 2015 Thailand extends the bid deadline for oil and gas concessions by a month after politicians and activists criticize the contract terms, the country's energy policy committee says.

Subsea 7 Wins Contract for Persephone Work, Offshore Australia
Friday, February 13, 2015 Subsea 7 wins a contract with Woodside Energy to work on the Persephone project, offshore Australia.

Santos to Accept a $1.2B Impairment Charge to Reflect Lower Oil Price
Thursday, February 12, 2015 Santos expects to accept a non-cash impairment charge of around $1.2 billion to reflect the lower oil price environment.

Hibiscus Progresses Plan for West Telesto to Drill Sea Lion Well in VIC/P57
Thursday, February 12, 2015 Hibiscus Petroleum progresses plan for West Telesto jackup to drill the Sea Lion exploration well in permit VIC/P57 offshore Australia in June.

Australia's Cue Energy Rejects NZOG's Unconditional Takeover Offer
Thursday, February 12, 2015 Cue Energy rejects the unconditional takeover offer by New Zealand Oil & Gas for the company.

APLNG Reaches Milestone as First Gas Reaches Curtis Island LNG Facility
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 Australia Pacific LNG reaches project milestone as first gas from coal seam gas fields in Surat Basin arrives at the liquefied natural gas facility on Curtis Island in Australia.

Jacobs Bags Engineering Contract from ConocoPhillips for APLNG Facility
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 Jacobs Engineering bags an engineering services contract from ConocoPhillips for the Australia Pacific LNG facility in Queensland, Australia.

ICC Arbitration Panel Declares Total a Party to PRL 15 JVOA in PNG
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 The International Chamber of Commerce arbitration panel declares Total a party to the Petroleum Retention License 15 Joint Venture Operating Agreement in Papua New Guinea.

Tap Oil Decides Not to Acquire 10% Stake in Permit VIC/P67 in Otway Basin
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 Tap Oil decides not to acquire a 10 percent interest in exploration permit VIC/P67 in the Otway Basin, offshore Australia.

Searcher Partners DownUnder GeoSolutions in NWS Seismic Project
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 Searcher Seismic partners DownUnder GeoSolutions in Western Australia's North West Shelf seismic project.

NOPTA Approves MEC's Request to Suspend PEP11 Year 2 Work Program off NSW
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 MEC Resources gets approval from the National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator to suspend PEP11 Year 2 work program in Sydney Basin, off New South Wales, Australia until Aug. 12.

JDC Lines Fleet Expansion, Eyes Drilling Demand Recovery
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 Japan Drilling Co. embarks on fleet expansion as it believes rig demand will improve in the offshore drilling market within the next couple of years.

Beach Energy Makes Wet Gas Discovery at Ralgnal-1 Well in SA Cooper Basin
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 Beach Energy makes a wet gas discovery at Ralgnal-1 exploration well in permit PRL 130 in South Australian Cooper Basin.

Central Agrees to Early Gas Sale to PWC from NT's Palm Valley Field
Monday, February 09, 2015 Central Petroleum agrees to an early sale of gas to Power and Water Corp. from its Palm Valley field in Australia's Northern Territory.

Buru Energy Fails to Find Significant Hydrocarbons at Sunbeam 1 Well in WA
Monday, February 09, 2015 Buru Energy fails to find significant hydrocarbons at Sunbeam 1 well in permit EP 129 in Western Australia.

MEO Australia Relinquishes Stake in Blackwood Area to Eni to Focus on Heron
Monday, February 09, 2015 MEO Australia relinquishes 50 percent stake in Blackwood gas discovery in the Timor Sea to Eni to focus on the Heron Area.

Otto Marine Secures $64M Contracts for 2 PSVs to Work Offshore Australia
Monday, February 09, 2015 Otto Marine secures long-term charter contracts for two platform service vessels to an oil major in Australia.

Upstream PS Secures Contract for Australia Pacific LNG Project
Friday, February 06, 2015 Upstream PS, a unit of GR Engineering, secures a deal to provide maintenance and operations support services for the Australia Pacific LNG Project in Australia.

Real Energy Succeeds in Tender for 2 Exploration Permits in Cooper Basin
Friday, February 06, 2015 Real Energy adds two permits in Australia's Cooper Basin after success in its tender for Queensland Petroleum Land Releases PLR 2014-1-4.

Japan's Inpex Says Ichthys Project a Little Behind Schedule
Friday, February 06, 2015 Progress on the $34 billion Ichthys liquefied natural gas project in Australia is slightly behind schedule but it is still on target to start commercial production by the end of 2016, operator Inpex Corp says.

NZEC Updates on Firm's Operations in New Zealand, Future Corporate Plans
Friday, February 06, 2015 New Zealand Energy Corp. provides an update on the company's current operations and future corporate plans.

Mosman Prepares for Crossroad-1 Flow Testing in NZ's Petroleum Creek Permit
Thursday, February 05, 2015 Mosman Oil and Gas prepares for flow testing at Crossroads-1 well in the Petroleum Creek permit in New Zealand.

WGK Bags FEED Contract for Greater Western Flank Phase 2 Project
Thursday, February 05, 2015 Wood Group Kenny bags front end engineering design contract from Woodside for the Greater Western Flank Phase 2 development for the North West Shelf Project offshore Western Australia.

Searcher Seismic, BGP Conduct GroupSeis Campaigns over North West Shelf
Wednesday, February 04, 2015 Searcher Seismic and BGP jointly conduct the GroupSeis campaigns over North West Shelf in Western Australia.

ENSCO 5006 Commences Development Drilling at Ichthys LNG Project Off WA
Wednesday, February 04, 2015 Inpex commences development drilling at the Ichthys liquefied natural gas project off Western Australia using ENSCO 5006 semisub.

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