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Total Will Invest $500 Million to Produce Shale Gas in Argentina
Thursday, April 27, 2017 Total will spend $500 million over three to four years to develop a shale-gas field in Argentina.

Trump Order Aims To Allow Drilling At National Monuments
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 Trump signs an executive order to identify national monuments that can be rescinded or resized - part of a broader push to open up more federal lands to drilling, mining and other development.

Norway's Statoil Plays Down Risks Ahead Of Arctic Drilling
Monday, April 24, 2017 Statoil plays down concerns that drilling in the Arctic is risky, days before it kickstarts its drilling campaign in the Barents Sea.

Statoil Receives Consent to Drill Well in Barents Sea
Friday, April 21, 2017 Statoil ASA receives consent to drill an exploration well in block 7219 in the Barents Sea, Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has announced.

US Will Not Issue Drilling Waivers To Russia Sanctions
Friday, April 21, 2017 The US will not make an exception for American companies seeking to drill in areas prohibited by US sanctions on Russia.

Qatar Petroleum, ExxonMobil To Explore For Oil And Gas In Cyprus
Wednesday, April 05, 2017 Qatar Petroleum and ExxonMobil will start drilling for oil and gas off the southern coast of Cyprus in 2018.

Russian Oil Firm Rosneft To Start Barents Sea Drilling In 2018
Monday, April 03, 2017 Rosneft plans to start drilling in the Barents Sea in 2018, chief executive Igor Sechin tells President Vladimir Putin via video-link.

Qatar to Drill in Biggest Gas Field After 12-Year Freeze
Monday, April 03, 2017 Qatar Petroleum plans to start a new development in the offshore North Field, ending a 12-year ban on new projects that allowed the company to assess how its current rate of extraction affects the giant reservoir it shares with Iran.

Baker Hughes: US Drillers Add Most Oil Rigs in a Quarter Since 2Q 2011
Friday, March 31, 2017 U.S. drillers add oil rigs for an 11th week in a row in the best quarter for boosting the rig count since the second quarter of 2011.

Land Swaps Let Permian Drillers Expand Shale Wells on the Cheap
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 Horizontal drilling in the Permian Basin is creating a new kind of swap meet.

Russia Can Wait for $70 Oil Before Re-Entering Arctic Waters
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 Russia can wait for a sustained recovery in oil prices before drilling again in Arctic waters, relying for now on less costly regions.

Statoil Makes North Sea Oil, Gas Discovery
Friday, March 24, 2017 Statoil Petroleum AS makes an oil and gas discovery in the North Sea through well 34/10-55 S, the Norwegian petroleum Directorate reveals.

Shell To Drill New Wells By End-2018 To Shore Up Australia Gas Supply
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 Royal Dutch Shell will drill 161 new gas wells at its Queensland operations by the end of 2018.

SDX Starts Drilling Operations at SD-1X Well
Monday, March 20, 2017 SDX Energy Inc. commences drilling operations on the SD-1X well at its South Disouq concession in Nile Delta area of Egypt.

Opening Arctic for Drilling Is Trump Priority, Key Senator Says
Friday, March 10, 2017 Senator Lisa Murkowski said President Donald Trump is interested in opening up new coastal waters for oil and gas drilling and reversing Obama-era policies that restrict energy development in Alaska.

Statoil Makes Gas Find Offshore Norway
Friday, March 10, 2017 Statoil Petroleum AS makes a gas discovery through wildcat well 6507/3-12 and appraisal well 6507/3-12 A offshore Norway.

Russia's Gazprom Neft Says Launches 3 New Oil Wells In Iraq
Thursday, March 09, 2017 Russian oil firm Gazprom Neft launches 3 new wells at the Badra oil field in Iraq.

Ntorya-2 Well 'Substantially Exceeds Expectations'
Wednesday, March 08, 2017 The overall results of the Ntorya-2 appraisal well 'substantially exceed Aminex's expectations'.

Sound Energy: Badile Exploration Well Drilling Commences
Wednesday, March 08, 2017 Sound Energy confirms that the drilling of the Badile exploration well, onshore Italy, has commenced.

Lundin Norway Starts Appraisal Drilling at Edvard Grieg, Gohta
Monday, March 06, 2017 Lundin Norway AS commences appraisal drilling on the Edvard Grieg field and the Gohta discovery, both of which are located offshore Norway.

PSA Grants Repsol Consent to Drill Stordal Prospect
Friday, March 03, 2017 Petroleum Safety Authority Norway grants Repsol Norge AS consent to drill exploration well 6705/7-1 in a prospect named Stordal.


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