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Rose is Granted Utah Drilling Permit
Thursday, December 18, 2014 Rose Petroleum is granted a drilling permit by the State of Utah ahead of the start of operations at its Mancos Well in the Uinta Basin.

Chevron Cancels Canadian Arctic Drilling As Oil Prices Slide
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 Chevron says a plan to drill for oil in the Beaufort Sea in Canada's Arctic is on hold indefinitely because of what it called "economic uncertainty in the industry" as oil prices fall.

Obama Withdraws Alaska's Bristol Bay From Drilling
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 President Barack Obama announced that he's removing more than 52,000 square miles of waters off Alaska's coast from consideration for oil and gas exploration or drilling.

State Media: Sudan To Drill Hundreds Of Wells To Boost Oil, Gas Reserves
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 Sudan's oil minister says the country will drill more than 250 wells in the coming year, state media reports.

Executive Says: Permit Delays Slow Total's Brazil Drilling Plans
Monday, December 15, 2014 Environmental permit delays are likely to set back the Brazilian offshore drilling activities of Total about a year, a senior executive says.

Beach Energy Reports on Nappamerri Trough Natural Gas Program in Australia
Friday, December 12, 2014 Beach Energy reports on progress at the Nappamerri Trough Natural Gas program in Australia.

Apache Continues Drilling Operations at Commodore 1 Well in EP 390 in WA
Friday, December 12, 2014 Apache continues drilling operations at Commodore 1 well in exploration permit EP 390 in the Canning Basin, Western Australia.

Carnarvon Provides Update on Phoenix South-1 Well in Permit WA-435-P
Thursday, December 11, 2014 Carnarvon provides update on the Phoenix South-1 well in permit WA-435-P offshore Western Australia.

Senex Upbeat on Cooper Basin's Vanessa Gas Field Production Testing Results
Thursday, December 11, 2014 Senex Energy reports strong production testing results at Vanessa gas field in the South Australian Cooper Basin.

Comet Ridges Updates on Mahalo 7 Drilling at ATP 377P in Queensland
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 Comet Ridge provides update on the Mahalo 7 horizontal surface to in-seam well project in permit ATP 337P in Bowen Basin, Queensland, Australia.

Cosco Guangdong Completes Installation of Upper Hull of EDrill-3 Tender Rig
Tuesday, December 09, 2014 Energy Drilling reports Cosco Guangdong has completed installation of the upper hull of EDrill-3 tender rig at its yard in southern China.

Empire Inks LOI with Enerdrill to Prepare for 2015 Drilling Program in WA
Tuesday, December 09, 2014 Empire Oil & Gas inks letter of intent with drilling contractor Enerdrill as it prepares for the 2015 exploration program in Western Australia.

Xana Well Spuds Offshore Denmark
Tuesday, December 09, 2014 Noreco Energy reports that drilling is underway on the Xana exploration well offshore Denmark.

Oilex Says Commercial Development of Cambay Field in Gujarat is Feasible
Tuesday, December 09, 2014 Oilex reports that commercial development of the Cambay field in Gujarat, India is feasible.

Centrica Makes Minor Gas Discovery near Aasta Hansteen
Monday, December 08, 2014 Centrica Resources Norge makes a minor gas discovery near the Aasta Hansteen field in the Norwegian Sea, according to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate.

Interra Drills CHK 1195 Development Well in Myanmar's Chauk Oil Field
Monday, December 08, 2014 Interra Resources commences drilling at CHK 1195 development well in Chauk oil field in Myanmar.

Early Contract Termination for Mermaid Maritime's MTR-2 Tender Assist Rig
Monday, December 08, 2014 Mermaid Maritime reports the early cancellation of a contract for the MTR-2 tender assist rig to operate in Indonesia.

SapuraKencana Clinches $459M Contracts for Work in Asia Pacific, Africa
Monday, December 08, 2014 SapuraKencana Petroleum clinches $459 million contracts for work in Asia Pacific and Africa.

IEV Spuds the CLS-1TW Development Well in West Java's Pabuaran KSO Block
Friday, December 05, 2014 IEV Holdings spuds the CLS-1TW development well in Pabuaran KSO block in West Java, Indonesia.

Horizon Oil Spuds Nama-1 Exploration Well in PPL 259 in Papua New Guinea
Friday, December 05, 2014 Horizon Oil spuds the Nama-1 exploration well in PPL 259 in Western Province of Papua New Guinea.

Apache Fails to Find Hydrocarbon at Commodore 1 well in Permit EP 390 in WA
Friday, December 05, 2014 Apache Corp. finds no hydrocarbon at Commodore 1 well in exploration permit 390 in Western Australia’s Canning Basin.

Norway's Statoil Extends Rig Suspensions As Margins Squeezed
Friday, December 05, 2014 Statoil extends its suspension of three drilling rigs due to a lack of appropriate exploration prospects.

Wressle-1 Well Gets Testing Permit
Thursday, December 04, 2014 Firms involved in the Wressle-1 well, located onshore UK, are given a permit for testing operations by the Environment Agency.

Preparation Underway for Kangaroo-2 Production Testing in Santos Basin
Thursday, December 04, 2014 Karoon Gas making preparations for production testing at Kangaroo-2 appraisal well in Block S-M-1165 in Brazil's Santos Basin.

Keppel FELS to Deliver Jackup Jindal Explorer to Star Drilling Shortly
Wednesday, December 03, 2014 Keppel FELS prepares to deliver Jindal Explorer to India's Star Drilling after holding a naming ceremony for the jackup at its yard.

Andes Achieves Oil Production Test on Vaca Muerta Wells
Tuesday, December 02, 2014 Andes Energia successfully completes an oil production test of its VG x-1 well in Argentina's Vaca Muerta formation.

Gas Discovery at Ivory Well Inconclusive
Tuesday, December 02, 2014 Rocksource reports that its Ivory exploration well in the Norwegian Sea has discovered a gas accumulation but that it is not possible to determine if the discovery is commercial.

Total Makes New Oil Discovery in Iraqi Kurdistan
Monday, December 01, 2014 French oil major Total strikes oil and gas near the city of Arbil in the autonomous Kurdistan region of Iraq, its second discovery in the Harir block in two years.

As Crude Tumbles, Oil Drillers Seek to Temporarily Idle More Rigs
Monday, December 01, 2014 Offshore drillers globally are increasingly considering "warm stacking" their rigs to take them temporarily off the market, as they gear up for a slowdown in the hunt for oil with crude prices sliding to five-year lows.

Oilex Completes Cambay-77H Production Test in Cambay PSC in Gujarat
Monday, December 01, 2014 Oilex completes Cambay-77H production test in Cambay Production Sharing Contract in Cambay Basin, Gujarat, India.

President Energy Revises Terms of Puesto Guardian Purchase
Monday, December 01, 2014 President Energy makes deal that relieves it of actual and contingent liabilities of $12.88 million relating to its purchase of the Argentina's Puesto Guardian concession.

Magnus Energy to Participate in PEL 101 Drilling Program in South Australia
Friday, November 28, 2014 Magnus Energy to participate in Drillsearch's drilling program for petroleum exploration license 101 in South Australia.

Taipan Expects to Spud Badada-1 Well in Kenya's Block 2B in January
Friday, November 28, 2014 Taipan Resources expects to spud the Badada-1 well in Block 2B in Kenya in January.

Buru Suspends Ungani North 1 Well in WA's Canning Basin
Thursday, November 27, 2014 Buru Energy suspends Ungani North 1 well in Canning Basin, Western Australia to evaluate results of well test.

Linc Energy Finds Oil Shows at Pata-1 Exploration Well in Arckaringa Basin
Thursday, November 27, 2014 Linc Energy finds oil shows at Pata 1 exploration well in the Arckaringa Basin in South Australia.

TAG's Cheal-E6 Well Intersects Oil and Gas Bearing Sands in Taranaki Basin
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 TAG Oil's Cheal-E6 well intersects oil and gas bearing sands in onshore Taranaki Basin, New Zealand.

Beach Energy Updates on Nappamerri Trough Natural Gas Program in Australia
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Beach Energy provides update on the Nappamerri Trough Natural Gas (NTNG) program in ATP 855 and PRLs 33-49 in Australia.

Bauer-19 Well Results May Raise Bauer Oil Field Reserves in Cooper Basin
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Beach Energy reports that results from Bauer-19 development well has potentially increased reserves for the Bauer oil field in South Australia's Cooper Basin.

Jupiter to Spud Latest Kazakh Well in Mid-December
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Kazakhstan-focused Jupiter Energy says its plans to start drilling Well 19 on its East Akkar field in mid-December.

Maersk Gets Extension from Hess for Resolute Rig
Monday, November 24, 2014 Denmark's Maersk Drilling receives an estimated $75-million extension to its contract with Hess Corporation for the Maersk Resolute rig.

Report: Bird Needs 3-Mile Buffer From Drilling
Friday, November 21, 2014 A government study with significant implications for the U.S. energy industry says the breeding grounds of a struggling bird species need a 3-mile or larger buffer from oil and gas drilling, wind farms and solar projects.

Oil Companies' New Math Makes Them Look Bigger in Texas
Friday, November 21, 2014 Energy companies have long touted to Wall Street investors the number of acres they lease or own as a measure of how many oil and gas shale wells they can potentially drill.

Statoil Takes $350M Hit on Angola Exploration Halt
Friday, November 21, 2014 Norway's Statoil is halting exploration in Angola after poor drilling results, retreating from an offshore area it had high hopes for and capping a poor year for exploration.

Ineos Plans $1 Billion Investment In UK Shale Gas
Thursday, November 20, 2014 Ineos announces plans to invest $1 billion in shale gas exploration in Britain as efforts to emulate the US shale boom ramp up.

Tethys Suspends LE-1 Exploration Well in Oman's Block 4 for Further Study
Thursday, November 20, 2014 Tethys Oil suspends LE-1 onshore exploration well in Oman's Block 4 for further study.

EDA Bags Contract from Heritage Oil to Drill 2 Exploration Wells in PNG
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 Energy Drilling Australia bags a contract with Heritage Oil to drill two exploration wells in Papua New Guinea.

Karoon Updates on Drilling at Kangaroo-2 Appraisal Well in Santos Basin
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 Karoon Gas provides update on drilling at Kangaroo-2 appraisal well in Block S-M-1165 block, Santos Basin, Brazil.

Lundin Fails to Find Hydrocarbon at Kitabu-1 Prospect Offshore Sabah
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 Lundin completes Kitabu-1 exploration well offshore Sabah, Malaysia as a dry hole after failing to find any hydrocarbon.

RH Petrogas Drills First Development Well in Fuyu 1 Block in Jilin Province
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 RH Petrogas commences drilling of the first development well in Fuyu 1 Block in China's Jilin province.

Proven Technologies Will be Key to Israel's 'New Era of Onshore Oil'
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 Rigzone hears former Shell Chief Scientist Harold Vinegar explain how Israel can develop billions of barrels of resources held in oil shale.

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