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Statoil To Drill Norway's Northernmost Oil Well Next Year
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 Statoil will drill Norway's northernmost oil well next year in the Barents Sea, where it believes a significant oil discovery can be made.

Petro Matad Updates on Blocks IV, V Exploration Program in Mongolia
Monday, August 29, 2016 Petro Matad gives an update on its exploration program in Mongolia's Blocks IV and V, with firm likely to issue a drilling tender before end of 2016.

Lamprell to Compensate Ensco for Delay in Delivery of ENSCO 140
Monday, August 29, 2016 Lamprell delivers jackup ENSCO 140 after a delay for which the firm has to pay compensation to Ensco.

Sound Energy Spuds Second Tendrara Appraisal Well in Morocco
Friday, August 26, 2016 Mediterranean-focused upstream oil and gas company Sound Energy spuds the second appraisal well at Tendrara, onshore Morocco.

DSME Delivers Newbuild Ultra Deepwater Drillship to Transocean
Friday, August 26, 2016 South Korea's Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering delivers an ultra deepwater drillship, possibly Deepwater Conqueror, to Transocean.

Oil, Gas Found in Chachahuen Block, Argentina
Thursday, August 25, 2016 Oil and gas discoveries have been made in the Chachahuen block in the Province of Mendoza, Argentina.

OGDCL Successfully Completed Testing of 2 Wells in Pakistan's Nashpa Field
Thursday, August 25, 2016 Oil & Gas Development Co. Ltd. (OGDCL) successfully completed testing of the Nashpa #6 & 7 development wells in the Nashpa field in Pakistan.

Beach Energy Completes Callawonga-12 Well Drilling in Cooper Basin
Thursday, August 25, 2016 Beach Energy completes drilling of Callawonga-12 development well in South Australia's Cooper Basin, with the rig expected to drill 1 to 2 exploration wells in PRL 85-104 in October.

Cosco Delivers 2 Jackups to Foresight Group and a PSV to a European Buyer
Thursday, August 25, 2016 Cosco Dalian delivers 2 jackups to the Foresight Group, while a European buyer took delivery of a platform supply vessel (PSV) from Cosco Guangdong.

SDX Energy 'Well Placed' to Drill South Disouq Well
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 SDX Energy Inc. is well placed to maximize the potential of its South Disouq asset in Egypt, says the company's president and CEO Paul Welch.

GE Oil & Gas Secures Wellhead Services Contract with ONGC
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 GE Oil & Gas secures a multi-million dollar frame agreement with Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC), India's largest exploration and production company.

LGO Starts Production From New Interval Following Workover at Goudron Field
Monday, August 22, 2016 LGO reveals that production has now commenced from a new oil pay interval in well GY-277, following heavy work-overs at the Goudron Field in Trinidad.

BP to Drill Fewer Wells in Revised Great Australian Bight Environment Plan
Monday, August 22, 2016 BP reduces the number of wells it plans to drill in its revised environmental plan for the Great Australian Bight project offshore Southern Australia.

KS Drilling's Unit Secures $17.4M Drilling Contract in Indonesia
Monday, August 22, 2016 KS Drilling’s unit PT Atlantic Oilfield Services secures a $17.4 million drilling contract in Indonesia.

Pemex Cancels West Pegasus Drilling Contract
Monday, August 22, 2016 Seadrill Limited receives a notice of termination from Pemex Exploracion y Servicios for the West Pegasus drilling contract, effective Aug. 16.

S.Korea's KNOC Says Drops Oil Field Project in Iraq's Sangaw South
Monday, August 22, 2016 State-owned Korea National Oil Corp (KNOC) has decided to drop out of Iraq's Sangaw South oil field project because of uneconomic exploration results, a KNOC spokesman said.

IOG Comes Up Dry in Skipper Well Secondary Objective
Friday, August 19, 2016 Independent Oil and Gas plc reveals that the Skipper appraisal well, located in the Northern North Sea, did not encounter any hydrocarbons in its secondary objective.

Maersk Highlander Ready for Action
Friday, August 19, 2016 The Maersk Highlander jack-up rig will soon start work on the Culzean gas field in the North Sea for Maersk Oil, BP and JX Nippon, after being named at a ceremony at Invergordon in Scotland.

China's CPOE Inks Deal for Newbuild Semisub Frigstad Shekou
Thursday, August 18, 2016 China National Petroleum Corp. Offshore Engineering Co. (CPOE) signs the contract to charter the Frigstad Shekou semisub upon delivery from CIMC Raffles' yard in Yantai, China in late 2016.

Beach Energy Spuds Callawonga-12 Well in South Australia's Cooper Basin
Thursday, August 18, 2016 Beach Energy spuds the Callawonga-12 well in PPL 20 on the western flank of South Australia's Cooper Basin.

DNO Launching Aggressive Drilling Campaign at Tawke Field
Thursday, August 18, 2016 DNO ASA is launching an "aggressive" drilling campaign at the company's flagship Tawke field in the Kurdistan region of Iraq.

Ecopetrol To Up Exploration, Open 80 New Wells During Rest Of 2016
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 Ecopetrol will intensify exploration and the drilling of new wells through the rest of this year, Chief Executive Juan Carlos Echeverry says.

IOG Retrieves Good Quality Oil Samples from Skipper Well
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 Independent Oil and Gas plc retrieves good quality oil samples from an appraisal well on the Skipper oil discovery, which is located in Block 9/21a within license P1609 in the Northern North Sea.

Algeria's Hassi Bir Rekaiz Project JV to Submit Development Plan in 2017
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 Thailand's PTTEP and joint venture partners intend to submit development plan for the onshore Hassi Bir Rekaiz Project in eastern Algeria to the authorities in early 2017.

Quadrant Fails to Find Hydrocarbons at Driftwood-1 Well in Carnarvon Basin
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 Quadrant Energy fails to find hydrocarbons at the Driftwood-1 prospect in permit WA-320-P in the Carnarvon Basin offshore Western Australia.

PV Shipyard Hands Over Newbuild Jackup Tam Dao 05 to Vietsovpetro
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 PV Shipyard hands over newbuild jackup Tam Dao 05 to Vietsovpetro at its yard in Vung Tau Province, Vietnam.

Statoil Spuds NF-2 Well in Norwegian Sea
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 Statoil spuds the Njord North Flank-2 (NF-2) exploration well, located in license PL107C in the Norwegian Sea.

MEO Australia Provides Update on Projects in Australia, NZ & Cuba
Monday, August 15, 2016 MEO Australia provides an update on its key projects in Australia, New Zealand and Cuba.

GPK Expects to Hit 10,000 Bopd at Shewashan in 2017
Monday, August 15, 2016 Gas Plus Khalakan (GPK) expects total production at the Shewashan field in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq to hit 10,000 barrels of oil per day early next year when the Shewashan-4 field comes on stream.

ExxonMobil to Carry Out Well Intervention Work Offshore Norway
Friday, August 12, 2016 ExxonMobil receives consent from Petroleum Safety Authority Norway to use the Island Frontier and Island Wellserver vessels for light well intervention work at the Sigyn field offshore Norway.

US Oil Drillers Add Most Rigs Since Dec In longest Streak In 2 years
Friday, August 12, 2016 US drillers this week added oil rigs for a seventh consecutive week, the longest recovery streak in the rig count in over two years.

Parex Increases Upstream Spend, Expects to Drill 11 Colombian Wells in 2H
Thursday, August 11, 2016 Parex Resources Inc will increase its upstream spend in the second half of 2016, drilling 11 wells in Colombia in the process.

Egypt Government Approves Five Oil And Gas Exploration Deals
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 Egypt's government approves five oil and gas drilling and exploration agreements with foreign companies, Petroleum Minister Tarek El Molla says.

Russia's Gazprom Neft launches new wells at Prirazlomnoye field
Tuesday, August 09, 2016 Gazprom Neft, an oil producing unit of Gazprom, launches 4 new wells at its Prirazlomnoye Arctic offshore field.

Kuwait Oil Says Leak But No Fire At Al-Ahmadi Oil Field
Tuesday, August 09, 2016 Kuwait Oil Company reports an oil leak during drilling at its al-Ahmadi oil field but a spokesman said there was no fire.

Range Resources Limited Spuds New Trinidad Well
Tuesday, August 09, 2016 Range Resources Limited announces that the LD-1 development well (renamed QUN 159) in Trinidad has been successfully spudded.

Statoil Begins Arctic Drilling Campaign
Tuesday, August 09, 2016 Statoil begins its drilling campaign in the arctic, consisting of a new injection well for CO2 gas on the Snohvit field and a production well for replenishment of gas for Hammerfest LNG.

NPD Grants Wintershall Drilling Permit Offshore Norway
Tuesday, August 09, 2016 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate grants Wintershall Norge AS a drilling permit for well 35/11-20 B, located in production license 248 F.

Real Energy Ends Re-Completion Ops at Tamarama-1 Well in Queensland
Monday, August 08, 2016 Real Energy concludes re-completion operations at Tamarama-1 well in permit ATP 972P in Queensland, Australia.

Sound Hits Significant Gas Discovery at Tendrara License, Morocco
Monday, August 08, 2016 Sound Energy plc makes a "significant gas discovery" at the Tendrara license, onshore Morocco.

UK PM: Households to Receive Share in Fracking Wealth
Sunday, August 07, 2016 UK Prime Minister Theresa May seeks to overcome local opposition to fracking by insisting monies from the Shale Wealth Fund go directly to households in areas where the activity occurs.

Premier Hits Oil in Bagpuss Well
Friday, August 05, 2016 Premier Oil makes an oil discovery at the North Sea Bagpuss well, which encounters 41 feet of hydrocarbon-bearing sands within a 68 foot hydrocarbon column.

Grupo R's Newbuild Cantarell I & II Begin Work for Pemex in Gulf of Mexico
Friday, August 05, 2016 Grupo R's Cantarell I and Cantarell II jackups commence work at Pemex's Cantarell oil field in the Gulf of Mexico.

Det Norske, Eni Come Up Dry In North Sea Wells
Thursday, August 04, 2016 Det norske oljeselskap AS and Eni Norge AS have drilled dry wells in the Norwegian North Sea, says the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate.

Statoil Granted Consent to Use Songa Enabler for 3-Well Barents Sea Program
Thursday, August 04, 2016 Statoil receives consent from Petroleum Safety Authority Norway to use the Songa Enabler to drill 3 wells at the Snøhvit gas field in the Barents Sea.

Transocean Posts Unexpected Profit Thanks To More Cost Cuts
Thursday, August 04, 2016 Transocean surprises analysts by slashing its way to profitability in the second quarter as the world's largest owner of offshore rigs tries to keep up with dwindling drilling demand from explorers.

Quadrant Rectifies Mechanical Issue that Delayed Roc-2 Drilling in NWS
Wednesday, August 03, 2016 Quadrant rectifies a mechanical issue with the rig's drilling system that delayed operations at Roc-2 well in the WA-437-P exploration permit in Australia's North West Shelf.

Det Norske Receives Consent to Drill North Sea Well
Tuesday, August 02, 2016 Det norske has received consent from Petroleum Safety Authority Norway for exploration drilling in production license 442 in the North Sea.

Quadrant Spuds Driftwood-1 Well in Permit WA-320-P in Carnarvon Basin
Tuesday, August 02, 2016 Quadrant Energy spuds Driftwood-1 exploration well in WA-320-P permit in the Barrow sub-basin of the Northern Carnarvon Basin, offshore Western Australia.

Hess Extends Perisai Pacific 101 Assignment by 54 Days for $5.3M
Monday, August 01, 2016 HESS Exploration and Production BV extends contract, worth $5.3 million, for Perisai Pacific 101 jackup by up to 54 days.

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