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TAG Oil Spuds Waitangi-1 Well in PEP 38348 in NZ's East Coast Basin
Friday, July 25, 2014 TAG Oil spuds Waitangi-1 well in petroleum exploration permit 38348 in New Zealand's East Coast Basin.
Metgasco Updates on Legal Action to Lift Suspension of Rosella-1 Drilling
Thursday, July 24, 2014 Metgasco updates on its Supreme Court action to lift the state government' suspension of its approval to drill the Rosella exploration well in PEL 16 in northern New South Wales, Australia.
OMV Spuds Whio-1 Exploration Well in PEP 51313 Offshore Taranaki
Thursday, July 24, 2014 OMV spuds Whio-1 exploration well in permit PEP 51313 in the Taranaki Basin off New Zealand.
Beach Energy Spuds Elliston-2 Oil Development Well in Cooper Basin
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Beach Energy spuds Elliston-2 oil development well in PPL 249 in Cooper Basin, South Australia.
Centrica Comes Up Dry near Ula Field
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Centrica Resources Norge drills a dry well near the Ula field on Norwegian production license 405.
PetroFrontier Updates on Exploration Activities in Northern Territory
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 PetroFrontier updates on exploration activities under the 2014 work program and budget in Northern Territory, Australia.
Ruspetro Conducts Successful Flow Test on Russian Well
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Ruspetro successfully carries out a 10-day flow test on its first multi-stage fractured horizontal well in the Pottymsko-Inginsky license area of Russia.
S. African Anti-Fracking Group Threatens Legal Challenge
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 A South African anti-fracking group threatens a legal challenge to government plans to grant shale gas exploration licenses in the Karoo semi-desert.
AWE to Analyze Data of Drover-1 Well in EP455 in Perth Basin
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 AWE reports that gas readings at Drover-1 well in permit 455 in Perth Basin, Western Australia will be analyzed before determining the next phase of exploration activity.
Puka-3 Well Spuds Onshore New Zealand
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Kea Petroleum reports that the drilling of the Puka-3 well in the onshore area of the Taranaki Basin, New Zealand, has started.
Key Updates on Drilling at Dunnart-2 Well in EP 437 in Perth Basin
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Key Petroleum updates on drilling at the Dunnart-2 exploration well in permit EP 437 in Perth Basin, Western Australia.
Leni Finds More Oil with 4th Goudron Development Well
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Leni Gas & Oil finds 187 feet of net oil pay with its fourth development well on the Goudron field.
Oilex Commences Flow-back of Frac Fluids at Cambay-77H Well in Gujarat
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Oilex commences flow-back of frac fluids at Cambay-77H well in Cambay Production Sharing Contract in Gujarat, India prior to production testing.
Kemp: Shale Plays Reduce Political Risk
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Shale plays are ideal for oil and gas companies that need to limit risk in countries with a history of political and economic instability.
ShaMaran Updates on Operations at Atrush Development in Kurdistan
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 ShaMaran Petroleum updates on operations at the Atrush development in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.
Exxon Oil Rig Enters Uncharted Waters of Russian Political Storm
Monday, July 21, 2014 Exxon faces political dilemma as one of its rigs enters Russian Arctic waters.
Drilling Starts at Egdon's Wressle Prospect Onshore UK
Monday, July 21, 2014 Drilling begins at the 2.1-million barrel Wressle prospect in Lincolnshire, onshore UK.
AWE Releases Kan Tan IV After Completing Drilling at PMP 38158 Off NZ
Monday, July 21, 2014 AWE releases Kan Tan IV semisub after the completion of plug and abandonment operations for the Oi-1 and Oi-2 exploration wells in petroleum mining permit 38158 offshore Taranaki, New Zealand.
Central Spuds Whiteley-1 Unconventional Gas Well in ATP912 in Queensland
Monday, July 21, 2014 Central Petroleum spuds the Whiteley-1 unconventional gas exploration well in ATP912 of the Southern Georgina Basin in Queensland, Australia.
Lundin Petroleum's Arctic Find Has Good Gas Quality, Unclear on Oil
Monday, July 21, 2014 Lundin Petroleum's Arctic discovery shows good quality for gas but oil quality is inconclusive.
Tullow North Sea Well Comes Up Dry
Monday, July 21, 2014 Tullow's Lupus-1 wildcat well in the Norwegian North Sea fails to find hydrocarbons.
Apache Continues Drilling at Phoenix South-1 Well in Permit WA-435-P Off WA
Friday, July 18, 2014 Carnarvon Petroleum updates on drilling at Phoenix South-1 well in permit WA-435-P on the North West Shelf offshore Western Australia.
Perisai Expects Drilling Business to Provide 40% of Revenue in 2014
Friday, July 18, 2014 Perisai Petroleum expects its offshore drilling business to provide 40 percent of its revenue this year as the firm's first jackup Perisai Pacific 101 gets ready to commence a contract with Petronas Carigali soon.
Shell Pulls Out Of Qatar's Block-D License After Dry Well
Friday, July 18, 2014 Shell says that its QSD-1 natural gas well in Qatar has not found commercial volumes.
Shelly-1 Well in SA's PEL 92 Encounters Non-Commercial Hydrocarbons
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 Cooper Energy reports that Shelly-1 exploration well in PEL 92 in Cooper Basin, South Australia encountered non-commercial hydrocarbons.
CNPC Finds Oil, Gas Shows in Disputed Waters in South China Sea
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 China National Petroleum Corporation reports oil and gas shows in its recent exploration drilling in the disputed South China Sea.
OMV Finds New Black Sea Oil Off Romania
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 Austria's OMV finds a new oil reservoir in the Black Sea off Romania.
KCA Deutag Wins $170M Sonangol Rig Contract
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 KCA Deutag wins a $170-million rig contract with Sonangol for work offshore Angola.
Strike Updates on Flow Back, Testing Operations in SA's SCB Gas Project
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 Strike Energy updates on flow back and testing operations at Le Chiffre 1 and Klebb 1 wells in the Southern Cooper Basin Gas Project in South Australia.
AWE Updates on Drilling at Drover-1 Well in EP 455 in Perth Basin
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 AWE provides update on drilling at Drover-1 well in exploration permit 455 in Perth Basin, Western Australia.
Falcon's Hungary Well Encounters Gas Shows
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Falcon Oil & Gas reports that a well drilled by its partner NIS in Hungary encounters gas shows after reaching its target depth.
InterOil Suspends Wahoo-1 Drilling in PNG's PPL474 on Safety Concerns
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 InterOil suspends drilling at Wahoo-1 exploration well in PPL474 in Papua New Guinea as higher-than-expected pressures at the well could compromise rig safety.
Kan Tan IV Completes Drilling at Oi-2 Well in PMP 38158 Offshore Taranaki
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Pan Pacific Petroleum reports that the Kan Tan IV semisub is proceeding to plug and abandon Oi-2 exploration well in permit PMP 38158 offshore Taranaki, New Zealand.
Spain's Repsol Could Start Drilling Off Canary Islands In October
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Repsol could begin prospecting for its $7-billion oil exploration project offshore the Canary Islands this October.
Sino G&E Reports Positive Gas Flow Rate at Linxing PSC in Ordos Basin
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Sino Gas & Energy Holdings reports positive gas flow rate at its first horizontal well in the Linxing production sharing contract in China's Ordos Basin.
TAO-1 Well, Offshore Morocco, Drilling to Schedule
Monday, July 14, 2014 Galp Energia's TAO-1 exploration well, offshore Morocco, is drilling according to plan with Assaka and Trident objectives expected to be intersected by the end of August.
Karoon Contracts Olinda Star Semisub to Drill at Kangaroo Field Off Brazil
Monday, July 14, 2014 Karoon Gas contracts Olinda Star semisub for drilling at the Kangaroo oil field offshore Brazil.
Drilling Underway at Dunnart-2 Exploration Well in Permit EP 437 in WA
Monday, July 14, 2014 Key Petroleum reports that drilling has commenced at Dunnart-2 exploration well in permit EP 437 in Perth Basin, Western Australia.
Milling Operations Completed at Cambay-77H Well in Cambay PSC in Gujarat
Monday, July 14, 2014 Oilex reports that plug milling operations have been completed at Cambay-77H well in the Cambay Production Sharing Contract in Gujarat, India.
Roxi Updates on License Extension, Operations at Galaz Block in Kazakhstan
Monday, July 14, 2014 Rozi Petroleum provides update on license extension and operations at its Galaz block in central Kazakhstan.
Oil Search Observes Hydrocarbon Shows at Taza 2 Well in Kurdistan
Friday, July 11, 2014 Oil Search observes hydrocarbon shows at the Taza 2 well in Kurdistan, Iraq.
VNG Norge Discovers up to 25M Barrels in Norwegian Sea
Friday, July 11, 2014 VNG Norge makes a new hydrocarbon discovery of up to 25 million barrels of oil equivalent near its Pil discovery well in the Norwegian Sea.
Forum Energy Gets Extension for its SC72 Work Progam Offshore Philippines
Thursday, July 10, 2014 Forum Energy receives a one year extension to complete the work program for the second sub-phase of Service Contract 72 offshore the Philippines.
UMW Naga 5 to Drill in Myanmar's Offshore Block M3 for PTTEPI
Thursday, July 10, 2014 UMW Oil & Gas' jackup UMW Naga 5 has secured a $51.3 million contract from PTTEP International for drilling services at Block M3 offshore Myanmar.
Cairn Postpones Spanish Point Drill Due to Rig Delays
Wednesday, July 09, 2014 Cairn Energy postpones the drilling of the Spanish Point appraisal well, offshore Ireland, due to rig refurbishment delays.
Beach Energy Spuds Shelly-1 Well in PEL 92 in Cooper Basin
Wednesday, July 09, 2014 Beach Energy spuds Shelly-1 well in permit PEL 92 in the Cooper Basin, South Australia.
Gas2Grid Suspends Work at Malolos-1 Well in Malolos Oil Field in SC44
Wednesday, July 09, 2014 Gas2Grid suspends work at Malolos-1 well in the Malolos oil field in Service Contract 44 in Cebu, the Philippines.
Hagar Qim Rig Completes Drilling
Wednesday, July 09, 2014 Mediterranean Oil & Gas reports that the rig used to drill an exploration well offshore Malta has completed its operations and is now moving off location.
Statoil Commences Drilling at OzEpsilon-1 Well in Georgina Basin in NT
Wednesday, July 09, 2014 Statoil commences drilling at OzEpsilon-1 well in exploration permit 128 in the Georgina Basin in Australia's Northern Territory.
AWE Reports No Significant Oil Shows at Oi-2 Well in PMP 38158 Off Taranaki
Tuesday, July 08, 2014 AWE reports no significant oil shows at Oi-2 exploration well in petroleum mining permit 38158 offshore Taranaki, New Zealand.
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