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CNOOC to Drill 126 Exploration Wells in 2017
Thursday, January 19, 2017 CNOOC Limited will drill 126 exploration wells and acquire approximately 5,000 square miles of 3D seismic data in 2017, according to its latest business strategy and development plan.

The Church of England Conditionally Backs Fracking
Thursday, January 19, 2017 The Church of England has conditionally backed fracking in the UK but warned that any development of shale gas reserves in the country must not distract or delay efforts to expand low-carbon renewable energy.

Statoil Granted Drilling Permit for Well 6507/3-12 Offshore Norway
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for wellbore 6507/3-12, located in production license 159B, offshore Norway.

Eni: Oil, Gas Discovery in Norwegian Sea
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 Eni announces that a new oil and gas discovery has been made within the PL128/128D licenses in the Norwegian Sea.

Tullow Finds Oil in Kenyan Erut-1 Well
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 Tullow Oil plc announces that the Erut-1 well in Block 13T, Northern Kenya, has discovered oil.

Hurricane Spuds North Sea Halifax Well
Monday, January 16, 2017 UK-based oil and gas company Hurricane Energy plc announces the spudding of well 205/23-A (aka the Halifax well) in the North Sea.

Faroe: Bone Exploration Well in Barents Sea Spud
Thursday, January 12, 2017 Independent oil and gas firm Faroe Petroleum announces the commencement of the Bone exploration well 7318/12-1, which is located in the western part of the Norwegian Barents Sea.

DNO Makes Oil Find in Kurdistan Region of Iraq
Monday, January 09, 2017 Oil has been discovered in the Cretaceous horizon in the southern flank of the Peshkabir field.

China Extends Tax Waivers For Oil, Gas Drilling Equipment
Friday, January 06, 2017 China removes a tariff imposed on drilling equipment used in 20 oil and natural gas prospecting fields in western China in a move to boost oil production.

Canada Rules Out Arctic Oil Drilling Extensions for ExxonMobil, BP
Friday, January 06, 2017 The Canadian government says it won't grant extensions to exploration licenses for oil firms as it prepares for consultations over the impact of an Arctic drilling moratorium.

Statoil May Stop Drilling In US Gulf Of Mexico
Friday, January 06, 2017 Statoil is considering whether to end its costly search for oil and gas in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.

Badile Exploration Well to be Drilled in March
Thursday, January 05, 2017 Sound Energy says drilling at its 100% owned Badile exploration well onshore Italy will commence in March.

Statoil to Drill Around 30 Exploration Wells in 2017
Wednesday, January 04, 2017 Statoil announces that it plans to drill around 30 exploration wells in 2017, an increase of around 30% compared to last year.

Cobalt Encouraged by North Platte Appraisal Results
Wednesday, January 04, 2017 Cobalt is encouraged by the preliminary results of its North Platte No. 4 appraisal well in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.

INEOS Shale Not Fracking in Sherwood Forest
Wednesday, January 04, 2017 INEOS Shale has told Rigzone that it is not fracking in Sherwood Forest, despite statements from environmental group Friends of the Earth on the contrary.

LGO Receives Approval to Recommence Trinidad Drilling
Wednesday, January 04, 2017 Goudron E&P Limited receives approval from the Petroleum Company of Trinidad and Tobago and the Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries for the first of its planned Mayaro Sandstone infill wells.

ExxonMobil: New Gas Discovery at Papua New Guinea Well
Wednesday, December 28, 2016 Exxon Mobil Corporation announced Wednesday a new natural gas discovery in the Papua New Guinea North Highlands, 13 miles northwest of the Hides Gas Field.

Statoil Granted Consent to Drill Mim Prospect
Wednesday, December 28, 2016 Statoil has been granted consent to drill exploration well 6507/3-12 in the Norwegian Sea, in a prospect named Mim.

Statoil Granted North Sea Drilling Permit by NPD
Wednesday, December 21, 2016 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 16/2-22 S, located offshore Norway.

Hydrocarbons Encountered at Te Giac Trang Field Offshore Vietnam
Tuesday, December 20, 2016 Soco International plc announced Tuesday that 2 infill development wells on the Te Giac Trang field, in Block 16-1 offshore southeast Vietnam, have encountered hydrocarbons.

Africa Oil Corp: Erut 1 Well in Kenya Spudded
Tuesday, December 20, 2016 Africa Oil Corp has revealed that the Erut-1 well, located in Kenya's Block 13T, has been spudded.

British Shale Gas Gets Boost From Court Ruling On Permit
Tuesday, December 20, 2016 Britain's High Court ruled on Tuesday that a fracking permit awarded by a local council to developer Third Energy was legal, after it was challenged by environmental campaigners.

Obama Strikes New Offshore Drilling in Alaska, Arctic Waters
Tuesday, December 20, 2016 Industry supporters say eleventh hour move by Obama Administration could be undone by President-elect Donald Trump, but it won't be easy.

Lincoln Well Discovers 'Significant' Oil Column
Monday, December 19, 2016 Hurricane Energy plc announced Monday that the Lincoln well, located west of the Shetland Islands, has discovered a "significant" oil column.

Prospex: Drilling in Poland's Onshore Kolo License Begins
Monday, December 12, 2016 Prospex Oil and Gas Plc announces that the Boleslaw-1 well in Poland's onshore Kolo license has been spudded.

BP: Potential Gas Play Could Open Up New Phase of North Sea Development
Tuesday, December 06, 2016 BP has started drilling a potential carboniferous gas play in southern North Sea block 43/26a, which could open up a new phase of development in the region, according to a company statement.

Zion Granted Approval to Drill Well Onshore Israel
Friday, December 02, 2016 Zion Oil & Gas has been granted approval by the State of Israel's petroleum commissioner to drill an oil well in Israel, within its 99,000 acre license.

Production Drilling Begins at Mariner Field in UK North Sea
Friday, December 02, 2016 Production drilling has started on the Mariner field in the UK North Sea, Statoil announced Friday.

Sound Energy Secures Drilling Rig for Badile Well
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 Independent energy company, Sound Energy, has signed a contract securing a drilling rig for its Badile exploration well in Italy.

Hurricane Energy Confirms Halifax Prospect Well
Monday, November 28, 2016 UK-based oil and gas company Hurricane Energy confirms it will drill the offshore UK Halifax prospect after the completion of the Lincoln well.

Two Appraisal Wells to be Drilled at SNE Field in 2017
Friday, November 25, 2016 FAR Ltd and its Senegal joint venture partners have agreed to drill 2 appraisal wells on the SNE oil field.

Lundin Norway AS Makes Oil, Gas Discovery in Southern Barents Sea
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 Lundin Norway AS makes an oil and gas discovery at the Neiden exploration well 7220/6-2R, located in PL609 in the southern Barents Sea.

Anti-Fracking Group Tries To Overturn UK Shale Gas Planning Application
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 Anti-fracking campaigners took to the High Court Tuesday in a bid to overturn one of the first planning applications to carry out shale gas drilling in the UK.

Texas Bill Would Give Super Majority Rights to Drill Old Wells
Monday, November 21, 2016 Current Texas law requires 100% of both working and royalty interest owners to sign off on enhanced well development, giving it the highest threshold of any oil-producing state.


 
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