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Senecio-3 Success Adds Momentum for Gas Field Development in Perth Basin
Tuesday, September 02, 2014 AWE says exploration success at Senecio-3 gas well adds momentum to the near-term development potential of Senecio gas field in the north Perth Basin, Australia.
IKM Clinches Contract from Shell for Malikai Project Offshore Sabah
Tuesday, September 02, 2014 IKM Group clinches a contract to provide a riserless top-hole mud circulation system to Shell for the Malikai project offshore Sabah, Malaysia.
Roxi Updates on Drilling at A5 Well in BNG Contract Area in Kazakhstan
Tuesday, September 02, 2014 Roxi Petroleum provides update on drilling at A5 well in the BNG Contract Area in western Kazakhstan.
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.
SapuraKencana Discovers Gas at Bakong-1 Well in SK408 Offshore Sarawak
Monday, September 01, 2014 SapuraKencana Energy discovers gas at Bakong-1 well in SK408 production sharing contract offshore Sarawak, Malaysia.
Africa Oil Corp. Updates on Drilling at its Kenya and Ethiopia Blocks
Friday, August 29, 2014 Africa Oil Corp. provides an updates on drilling operations at its blocks in Kenya and Ethiopia.
Lundin Petroleum's Luno II Oil Discovery off Norway Disappoints
Friday, August 29, 2014 Lundin Petrolum's Luni II oil and gas discovery offshore Norway is smaller than expected, with analysts saying it may be too small to support a standalone development.
Ruspetro Plans a Second Horizontal Well This Year
Friday, August 29, 2014 Ruspetro says it is planning to spud and drill another horizontal well from Pad 23b by the end of the year.
FT: Shell Submits Revised Drill Plan for Arctic
Friday, August 29, 2014 Shell has sought permission from the U.S. government to drill in the Arctic Ocean and is keeping open the possibility that it could drill there next summer, the Financial Times reports.
Drilling Furiously: Chinese Energy Giants Turn Upbeat On Shale Gas
Friday, August 29, 2014 Sinopec and PetroChina have upgraded their outlook on China's shale gas industry, citing steadily declining costs, but stopped short of predicting a near-term boom.
Kurdistan's Taza 2 Well Drilling Remains Suspended on Security Concerns
Thursday, August 28, 2014 Oil Search reports that drilling at Taza 2 appraisal well in Kurdistan, Iraq remains suspended due to security situation in the region.
Noble Strikes Additional Pay at Katmai in GOM
Thursday, August 28, 2014 Wireline logging data indicates a total of 154 net feet of crude oil pay in multiple reservoirs at the Katmai exploration well.
High Gas-Flow Tests Boost BG's Tanzania LNG Plans
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 BG Group says encouraging results from its latest test drill offshore Tanzania increases chances to develop an onshore LNG project in the country.
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.
Source: Repsol To Drill First phase Of Canary Islands Well On Its Own
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 Repsol, part of a consortium planning to explore for oil off the Canary Islands, will carry out the first phase of the project on its own, a source with knowledge of the matter says.
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.
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.
KrisEnergy Completes Drilling at Mancharee-1 Well in Gulf of Thailand
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 KrisEnergy completes drilling at Mancharee-1 exploration well in Block G10/48 in the Gulf of Thailand, but did not find any significant pay zones.
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.
Keppel's Unit Disposes of 35% Stake in PetroVietnam Drilling Overseas Co.
Monday, August 25, 2014 Keppel Corporation's subsidiary Joy Pride Investments disposes of its 35% stake in PV Drilling Overseas Company.
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.
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.
Sinopec Expects China Shale Drilling Costs To Drop From $80M To $50M A Well
Monday, August 25, 2014 Sinopec expects shale drilling costs in China to drop to $50 million per well from $80 million in three to five years.
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.
Flow-Back Results at Cambay-77H in Gujurat Suggest a High Performance Well
Friday, August 22, 2014 Oilex reports that flow-back results at Cambay-77H well in Cambay production sharing contract in Gujurat, India indicate that it can be a high performance well.
Leni Drills 5th Well in Trinidad Development Campaign
Thursday, August 21, 2014 Leni Gas & Oil drills the fifth well in its 30-well development campaign at the Goudron field, onshore Trinidad.
Mexican Oil Company Pemex Launches Post-Reform Corporate Makeover
Thursday, August 21, 2014 Mexico's national oil company, Pemex, says it had begun a corporate restructuring following the approval earlier this month of a historic energy overhaul that ended Pemex's decades-long monopoly.
Lundin to Drill Gobi-1 Well in Gurita PSC in West Natuna in Late September
Thursday, August 21, 2014 Nido Petroleum reveals that the Gobi-1 well in Gurita production sharing contract in Indonesia's West Natuna Basin is expected to spud in late September.
Galoc JV to Decide on Drilling in Phillipines' SC14C in End 2014/Early 2015
Thursday, August 21, 2014 Otto Energy says the Galoc joint venture in SC14C offshore the Philippines will make a decision on further drilling activities in late 2014 or early 2015.
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.
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.
Interra Completes CHK 1191 Well in Myanmar's Chauk Field as Oil Producer
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 Interra Resources completes development well CHK 1191 in Myanmar's Chauk field as an oil producer.
US Shale Presence Helps John Wood Group's Core Profit
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 John Wood Group is banking on its presence in the US shale industry to drive growth.
PetroNeft Restarts Drilling Operation in Tomsk Region of Russia
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 PetroNeft says it is restarting drilling operations on Licence 61 in the Tomsk Oblast region of Russia.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rosneft, Statoil Start Exploration for Oil, Gas in Norway
Monday, August 18, 2014 Rosneft and Statoil embark on joint exploration for oil and gas in the Barents Sea.
Sub-Commercial Hydrocarbons Found at North Kendang-2 Well
Monday, August 18, 2014 Salamander Energy says its North Kendang-2 well in Indonesia has found gas, condensate and oil but not in commercial volumes.
3Legs Starts Flow Test at Polish Well
Friday, August 15, 2014 3Legs Resources begins a long-term flow test on its Lublewo L LEP-1ST1H lateral well following a multi-stage frack.
Swissco Bags $94M Charter Contracts to Supply 4 MODUs
Friday, August 15, 2014 Four subsidiaries of Swissco's unit Scott and English Energy bag charter contracts to supply four mobile offshore drilling units to an oil major for work in Latin America.
Eland Agrees to Buy 40% Interest in Ubima Field
Friday, August 15, 2014 Eland Oil & Gas agrees to buy a 40-percent interest in Nigeria's Ubima field from Allgrace Energy.
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.
Interra Completes L 142 Well in Myanmar's Chauk Field as Oil Producer
Friday, August 15, 2014 Interra Resources completes development well L 142 in the Chauk oil field in Myanmar as an oil producer.
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.
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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