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Santos to Proceed with SAJV's Stage 2 Plan in Northern Territory
Thursday, July 31, 2014 Santos to proceed with Southern Amadeus Joint Venture's Stage 2 plan in Amadeus Basin in Australia's Northern Territory.
Titan Energy Updates on Drilling at Drover-1 Well in EP455 in Perth Basin
Thursday, July 31, 2014 Titan Energy provides an update on drilling at Drover-1 well in exploration permit EP455 in the Perth Basin, Western Australia.
Cyprus Offshore Gas Drilling To Start Before Fall
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Cyprus' energy minister says that exploratory drilling in the first of six potential gas fields off the east Mediterranean island's coast is slated to begin before the end of summer.
Beach Finds Non-Commercial Oil at PEL 249's Elliston-2 Well in Cooper Basin
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Beach Energy plugs and abandons Elliston-2 well in PPL 249 in Cooper Basin, South Australia as it was deemed non-commercial to complete as an oil producer.
Gas2Grid Seeks Farminee to Fund Malolos Oil Field Appraisal, Development
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Gas2Grid seeks a farminee to fund field appraisal and development of the Malolos oil field in Service Contract 44 in Cebu, the Philippines.
Icon to Commence Hydraulic Stimulation at Queensland's ATP 855 in September
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Icon Energy announces that hydraulic stimulation and testing program for ATP 855 in Queensland, Australia will commence in early September.
Interra Spuds CHK 1191 Development Well in Myanmar's Chauk Oil Field
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Interra Resources spuds development well CHK 1191 in the Chauk oil field in Myanmar.
Russia's Rosneft, North Atlantic Drilling In $4.25B Drilling Deal
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Rosneft and North Atlantic Drilling enter a drilling agreement worth up to $4.25B, in line with a previous agreement and despite Western sanctions over Moscow's role in Ukraine.
Carnarvon Reports Hydrocarbons Observed at Phoenix South-1 Well in WA
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Carnarvon Petroleum reports hydrocarbons were observed at Phoenix South-1 well in permit WA-435-P offshore Western Australia prior to a drill bit failure.
Saipem Wins $850M of Drilling Contracts
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Saipem wins $540 million of offshore drilling contracts stretching from Latin America to Indonesia, along with $310 million of onshore drilling contracts.
Talisman Steers Clear Of Repsol Comment, Posts 2Q Loss
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Talisman Energy reported a surprise loss, hurt by lower gas prices in North America and higher royalty payments on production.
Corpus Christi Crude Oil Shipments Hit Record 560,000 bopd in June
Monday, July 28, 2014 Crude oil shipments out of the Texas Port of Corpus Christi climbed to a record high in June as the Eagle Ford shale play pumped out ever more crude.
Kemp: Forecasts for Higher Oil Prices Misjudge the Shale Boom
Monday, July 28, 2014 "The world of energy may have changed forever," according to Professor James Hamilton of the University of California. "Hundred dollar oil is here to stay."
Post Oak Energy Capital Commits $150 Million to CP Exploration II, LLC
Monday, July 28, 2014 Post Oak Energy Capital announces that it is committed to a $150 million line of equity to CP Exploration.
Texas Petro Index: Seventh Record High as Production Closes in On All-Time
Friday, July 25, 2014 Karr Ingham’s Texas Petro Index shows energy in Texas is continuing to strengthen.
WWF: Arctic Oil Well Blowout Could Spread More Than 1,000 Km
Friday, July 25, 2014 Oil from a spill or oil well blowout in the Arctic waters of Canada's Beaufort Sea could easily become trapped in sea ice and potentially spread to the west coast of Alaska, a World Wildlife Fund study reports.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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