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Quadrant Flows Gas, Condensate from Roc-2 Offshore Australia
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 Quadrant Energy announces that the Roc-2 well, located offshore Australia, has flowed gas and condensate during testing.

ExxonMobil To Start Drilling First Liberia Well In November
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 ExxonMobil will start drilling its first exploratory well off the coast of Liberia in November.

Faroe Petroleum: Oil, Gas Discovery Made in Norwegian Sea
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 An oil and gas discovery has been made at the Njord North Flank in the Norwegian Sea, says independent oil and gas company Faroe Petroleum.

Solo Oil: Ntorya-2 Rig Mobilization Underway, Spud Expected December
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 Solo Oil plc announced Tuesday that site preparations for the Ntorya-2 appraisal well have now been completed and that the mobilization of the Caroil#2 rig from the Ntorya-1 wellsite is now underway.

Total E&P Norge Makes Gas Discovery Offshore Norway
Monday, October 17, 2016 Total E&P Norge, operator of production license 043, has made a gas/condensate discovery through wildcat well 30/4-3 S, located offshore Norway.

DNO Completes 3 New Production Wells in Kurdistan Region of Iraq
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 DNO ASA reports the completion of 3 new production wells at the flagship Tawke field in the Kurdistan region of Iraq.

BP Scraps Plan To Drill Off Australia's South Coast
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 BP Plc abandons plans to drill for oil and gas off the south coast of Australia, saying it can get better value for its exploration spending elsewhere.

RGU Offers Extended Reach Drilling Course in Aberdeen
Friday, October 07, 2016 Robert Gordon University is offering a course in extended reach drilling at one of its Aberdeen campuses with the help of Merlin ERD.

UK Government Gives Go-Ahead for Fracking in NW England
Thursday, October 06, 2016 The UK Department of Communities and Local Government rules that Cuadrilla Resources can proceed with shale gas exploration, including hydraulic fracturing, at its Preston New Road site in Lancashire.

Falcon Updates on Drilling Ops at Amungee NW-1H Well in Beetaloo Basin
Friday, September 30, 2016 Falcon Oil and Gas (O&G) updates on hydraulic stimulation of the Amungee NW-1H well in Beetaloo Basin in Australia's Northern Territory.

IOG Determining Commerciality of Skipper Oil Discovery
Friday, September 30, 2016 Independent Oil and Gas plc is determining the commerciality of its first operated appraisal well on the Skipper oil discovery, which lies in Block 9/21a in license P1609 in the Northern North Sea.

Lundin Flows Gas at Alta Appraisal Well Offshore Norway
Friday, September 30, 2016 Lundin Norway AS, operator of production license 609, has flowed gas at the 7220/11-3 AR appraisal well on the Alta oil and gas discovery, offshore Norway.

Maersk Oil Begins Culzean Drilling Campaign
Thursday, September 29, 2016 Maersk Oil has begun drilling the first production well at the Culzean field, located in the UK North Sea.

Council Officials Recommend Approval for IGas Fracking Application
Thursday, September 29, 2016 Officials at Nottinghamshire County Council have recommended the approval of IGas' onshore drilling application in the North of England.

How Actual Nuts and Bolts Are Bringing Down Oil Prices
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 Standardized pipes and casings could hold the key to a pervasive mystery about today’s energy market: Why is everyone still drilling when prices are in the basement?

Real Energy Prepares for Tamarama-1 Well Test Program in Queensland
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 Real Energy prepares for a well test program at the Tamarama-1 well in Permit ATP 972P in Queensland, Australia.

Savannah Petroleum Expects Niger Exploration Drilling to Commence H1 2017
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 Savannah Petroleum plc expects exploration drilling to commence in Niger in the first half of next year, following the acquisition of seismic data across the R3 license area.

Aminex Secures Rig to Drill Ntorya-2 Well in Tanzania's Ruvuma Basin
Monday, September 26, 2016 Aminex inks deal for rig to drill the onshore Ntorya-2 appraisal well in Tanzania's Ruvuma Basin in the last quarter of 2016.

Saipem Secures Drilling Contracts in Middle East, South America Worth $430M
Thursday, September 22, 2016 Saipem has been awarded new contracts, and extensions to existing contracts, in the Middle East and South American onshore drilling sectors worth $430 million.

Shell Strikes Out with Shelburne Well Off Eastern Canada
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 Shell deems the first well in its Shelburne Basin exploration program to be non-commercial and plans to drill the second well at month's end.

Lundin Granted Drilling Permit Offshore Norway
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for well 7219/12-1, offshore Norway.

At $500 Million A Pop, It's An Oil Gamble That Has No Precedent
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 In a far corner of the Caribbean Sea, billions of dollars worth of the world's finest oil equipment bobs quietly in the water.

Eni: Laarich East-1 Well Onshore Tunisia Has 2,000 Bpd Capacity
Monday, September 19, 2016 Eni reveals that the Laarich East-1 well onshore Tunisia has a delivery capacity of approximately 2,000 barrels of oil per day.

Carnarvon Says Positive Signals Emerges from Roc-2 Well Drilling Off WA
Monday, September 19, 2016 Carnarvon Petroleum finds positive signals from the drilling of Roc-2 well in Permit WA-437-P offshore Western Australia.

Tullow Oil: Discovery Made in Cara Prospect Offshore Norway
Friday, September 16, 2016 Tullow Oil Norge AS reveals that an oil and gas discovery has been made in the Cara prospect offshore Norway.

APPEA Says Great Australian Bight Exploration Vital for Jobs, Investments
Friday, September 16, 2016 The Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) warns that banning exploration in the Great Australian Bight will have adverse impact on jobs and investments.

Mubadala Completes Drilling MNA-17 Well in the Manora Field Off Thailand
Friday, September 16, 2016 Mubadala Petroleum completes drilling the MNA-17 well in the Manora Oil Development in the Northern Gulf of Thailand.

Providence Expects to Drill Druid Prospect in Summer 2017
Thursday, September 15, 2016 Providence Resources plc expects the Druid prospect, located in FEL 2/14 in the southern Porcupine Basin offshore Ireland, to be drilled in summer 2017.

Quadrant Energy Says Roc-2 Well in Permit WA-437-P Confirms Hydrocarbons
Friday, September 09, 2016 Quadrant Energy confirms hydrocarbon bearing reservoir when drilling the Roc-2 well in exploration permit WA-437-P in the Northwest Shelf of Australia.

Total Drills Dry Well in North Sea
Friday, September 09, 2016 Total Norge AS, operator of production license 618, has come up dry on wildcat well 1/5-5, located in the North Sea.

Hurricane Energy Reports 'Very Significant' Oil Discovery on UKCS
Friday, September 09, 2016 UK based oil and gas company Hurricane Energy plc announces that a very significant hydrocarbon column of at least 2,034 feet has been found within well 205/21a-7 on the UK Continental Shelf.

Sound Energy: TE-7 Morocco Appraisal Well Nears Completion
Thursday, September 08, 2016 Sound Energy announces that the second Tendrara well has now been drilled successfully through the salt cap to the second casing point at a measured vertical depth of 7,227 feet.

PT Atlantic Oilfield Services Bags Drilling Contract in North Sumatra
Wednesday, September 07, 2016 KS Drilling's subsidiary PT Atlantic Oilfield Services bags a drilling contract in North Sumatra, Indonesia.

Brazilian Government Plans to Open Talks with Keppel, Sembcorp Marine
Monday, September 05, 2016 Brazil plans to opens talks with Singapore's Keppel Corp. and Sembcorp Marine to find solutions to the challenges they faced in the country, including issues arising from an ongoing corruption probe.

KrisEnergy Spuds Bangora-6 Development Well in Bangladesh's Block 9
Monday, September 05, 2016 KrisEnergy commences drilling of Bangora-6 development well in onshore Block 9 in the Bangora field, Bangladesh.

Australian Explorer Looking At Grounds For Lawsuit Over Fracking Ban
Wednesday, August 31, 2016 Lakes Oil, a junior oil and gas explorer in Australia, is considering the grounds it may have for suing Victoria state, after the government there permanently banned fracking and extended a ban on onshore conventional gas drilling to 2020.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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