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Cuadrilla Consults Residents Ahead of Exploration Frack
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 Cuadrilla Resources engages with public ahead of fracking in Lancashire, England.

Beach Energy Spuds Bungaloo-1 Well in PEL 494 in Otway Basin
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 Cooper Energy reports that drilling has commenced at Bungaloo-1 well in permit PEL 494 in Otway Basin, South Australia.

Gas2Grid to Commence Production Testing Soon at Malolos-1 Well in Cebu
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 Gas2Grid will commence production testing soon at Malolos-1 well in the Malolos oil field in Cebu in the Philippines using Rig-2.

Genel on Track for 60,000-70,000 Barrels per Day in 2014
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 Genel Energy says it remains on track to produce between 60,000 and 70,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day in 2014.

Drilling Continues at Pateke-4H Well in NZ's Offshore Taranaki Basin
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 AWE reports that drilling continues at Pateke-4H development well in petroleum mining permit 38158 offshore Taranaki Basin, New Zealand.

MEO Receives Nod for Vulcan Sub-Basin AC/P50, AC/P51 Work Program Variation
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 MEO Australia receives official approval for work program variations for exploration permits AC/P50 and AC/P51 in the Vulcan Sub-Basin off Northern Australia.

Drilling Completed at Cambay-77H Well in Cambay PSC in Gujarat
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 Oilex discloses that drilling at Cambay-77H well in the Cambay Production Sharing Contract in Gujarat, India has been completed.

Lundin Spent $127M on Exploration during First Quarter
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 Sweden's Lundin Petroleum expenses $127 million for the drilling of four non-commercial wells during 1Q 2014.

Deepsea Atlantic Resumes Work at Gullfaks Field in North Sea
Monday, April 21, 2014 Deepsea Atlantic resumes work at Gullfaks field in the Norwegian North Sea after a special periodic survey.

Oil Search Provides Update on Taza 2 Drilling in Kurdistan, Iraq
Thursday, April 17, 2014 Oil Search provides an update on drilling at the Taza 2 well in Kurdistan, Iraq.

Total Discovers Oil Offshore Ivory Coast
Thursday, April 17, 2014 Total finds 130 feet of net oil pay in a deep-water well off the Ivory Coast.

NZ's Pateke-4H Well Drilling Cost to Rise Due to Operational Difficulties
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 AWE reports that drilling cost for Pateke-4H development well in petroleum mining permit 38158 offshore New Zealand is expected to rise due to operational difficulties.

Interra Drills CHK 1184, CHK 1185 Wells in Myanmar's Chauk Oil Field
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Interra Resources commences drilling development wells CHK 1184 and CHK 1185 at the Chauk oil field in Myanmar.

Mosman Inks Land Agreements for Drilling in NZ's Petroleum Creek Project
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Mosman Oil and Gas inks land agreements to prepare for drilling at Crossroads-1 and Crestal-1 wells in the Petroleum Creek Project in New Zealand's South Island.

Oilex Finds Hydrocarbon-Bearing Reservoir Section at Cambay-77H Well
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Oilex reports that drilling at Cambay-77H well in the Cambay Basin, Gujarat, India has confirmed a hydrocarbon-bearing reservoir section.

Santos Ends Drilling Work at Mt Kitty-1 in Amadeus Basin After Rig Incident
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Santos ends drilling operations at Mt Kitty 1 well in Amadeus Basin in Northern Territory, Australia after an incident on the rig.

Sunbird Discovery in Block 10A Offshore Kenya Unlikely to be Commercial
Monday, April 14, 2014 Pancontinental Oil and Gas reports analysis of hydrocarbon samples of the Sunbird-1 well indicates that the discovery in Block 10A offshore Kenya is unlikely to be commercial.

Gas2Grid Prepares for Extended Production Test at Malolos-1 Well in Cebu
Friday, April 11, 2014 Gas2Grid prepares for extended oil production test at Malolos-1 well to confirm the commerciality of Malolos oil field in Cebu, Philippines.

Norwest Identifies Dominant Gas Production Zones at Arrowsmith-2 Well
Friday, April 11, 2014 Norwest identifies dominant zones for gas production at Arrowsmith-2 well in permit EP 413 in the onshore Perth Basin, Western Australia.

Statoil Discovers up to 75M Barrels at Valemon Nord
Friday, April 11, 2014 Statoil adds to its Valemon Unit area resources with a discovery of between 20 and 75 million barrels of gas and oil at its Valemon Nord prospect in the North Sea.

High Arctic Signs Drilling Services Contract with InterOil for Work in PNG
Thursday, April 10, 2014 High Arctic Energy Services signs a 2-year drilling services contract with InterOil for work in Papua New Guinea.

GDF Drills Dry Well in Arctic Barents Sea
Thursday, April 10, 2014 France's GDF drills a dry well in the Arctic Barents sea approximately 40 miles southwest of the Johan Castberg fields.

VNG's Pil Well Flows at 6,710 Bopd
Thursday, April 10, 2014 VNG Norge flows the Pil well in the Norwegian Sea on the P586 license at 6,710 barrels of oil per day.

Wet Weather Delays Drilling of Rosella E01 Well in New South Wales
Wednesday, April 09, 2014 Metgasco reports that wet weather has delayed drilling of the Rosella E01 well in New South Wales, Australia.

Oilex Updates on Cambay-77H Well Drilling in Cambay PSC in Gujarat
Wednesday, April 09, 2014 Oilex provides update on drilling at Cambay-77H well in the Cambay Production Sharing Contract in Cambay Basin, Gujarat, India.

Douglas-Westwood Offers Views on Long-Term Growth in Oil, Gas Drilling
Tuesday, April 08, 2014 Douglas-Westwood offers views on long-term growth in oil and gas drilling in its latest edition of DW Monday.

AWE Continues Drilling at Pateke-4H Well in PMP 38158 Off New Zealand
Tuesday, April 08, 2014 AWE reports that drilling continues at Pateke-4H development well in petroleum mining permit 38158 in the offshore Taranaki Basin, New Zealand.

Interra Spuds YNG 3268 Well in Yenangyaung Oil Field in Myanmar
Tuesday, April 08, 2014 Interra Resources commences drilling development well YNG 3268 in the Yenangyaung oil field in Myanmar.

Rig Prepares to Drill Cambay-77H Well in Gujarat in Cambay PSC After Repair
Monday, April 07, 2014 Oilex reports that Essar Land Rig #4 has been repaired and is preparing to drill Cambay-77H well in Cambay Production Sharing Contract in Cambay Basin, Gujarat, India.

Planet Gas Updates on Sprigg-1 Exploration Well in PEL 514 in Cooper Basin
Monday, April 07, 2014 Planet Gas provides an update on Sprigg-1 exploration well in PEL 514 in the South Australian Cooper Basin.

Series of Small Earthquakes Rock Oklahoma in Record Seismic Activity
Sunday, April 06, 2014 Seismologists say Oklahoma quakes may be tied to oil and gas exploration.

Breitling: Successful Drilling at First Permian Well
Friday, April 04, 2014 Breitling announces the successful drilling of its first well on the its existing 3,680 acre farmout in Sterling County in the Permian Basin.

Northern Petroleum to Increase Canadian Exploration
Thursday, April 03, 2014 Northern Petroleum plans to increase exploration at its Canadian operation after all three of its concept wells in the region were successful.

Statoil Spuds Oz-Alpha 1 Exploration Well in EP 104 in South Georgina Basin
Thursday, April 03, 2014 PetroFrontier reveals that drilling is underway at Oz-Alpha 1 well in exploration permit 104 in the South Georgina Basin in Australia's Northern Territory.

Statoil Farms down Angola Pre-Salt Block to Genel
Thursday, April 03, 2014 Statoil farms down a 15% interest in pre-salt block 39, offshore Angola, to a joint venture involving Genel Energy.

Interra Completes Drilling CHK 1182 Well in Chauk Oil Field in Myanmar
Wednesday, April 02, 2014 Interra Resources completes drilling CHK 1182 development well in the Chauk oil field in Myanmar.

Rosneft Buys Orenburg Drilling Company
Wednesday, April 02, 2014 Rosneft reports that it has acquired Orenburg Drilling Company in a move designed to reequip its drilling fleet.

Cuadrilla: UK Could Produce Shale Gas in 4 Years in Emergency
Wednesday, April 02, 2014 Shale gas production could begin within four years if the current crisis in Ukraine escalates.

Central Petroleum Provides Update on its Upstream Assests in Australia
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 Central Petroleum provides an update on its upstream assets in Australia.

Drilling Continues at Pateke-4H Well in PMP 38158 Off New Zealand
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 AWE provides a drilling update on Pateke-4H development well in petroleum mining permit 38158 off New Zealand.

Origin Energy Secures West Telesto for Work at Bass Strait's Yolla Field
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 Origin Energy secures West Telesto jackup for a work program at Bass Strait's Yolla gas field off Australia.

IGAS Energy Hits Bowland Shale with Irlam-1 Well
Monday, March 31, 2014 UK onshore-focused IGAS Energy finds Sabden and Bowland Shale formations with its Irlam-1 exploration well.

InterOil Drills Ahead at PNG Raptor Site
Friday, March 28, 2014 InterOil begins drilling at the Raptor-1 site, as part of its oil and gas exploration campaign in Papua New Guinea.

Eurasia Drilling Says Weaker Rouble, Rosneft Exit To Hit 2014 Sales
Thursday, March 27, 2014 Eurasia Drilling expects a decline in 2014 revenue due to the weaker rouble and a decision by Rosneft to develop its own servicing business.

Lundin Successfully Completes 2 Wells on Johan Sverdrup
Thursday, March 27, 2014 Lundin successfully completes 2 wells on the Johan Sverdrup discovery, encountering a 43-foot oil-filled reservoir of late Jurassic Draupne sandstone.

OMV: Ensco-107 on its Way to Maari Field, NZ
Thursday, March 27, 2014 OMV reports that the Ensco-107 rig is on its way to the Maari field.

Salamander Updates on Drilling at West Kerendan-1 Well in Bangkanai PSC
Thursday, March 27, 2014 Salamander Energy provides update on drilling operations at West Kerenan-1 exploration well in Bangkanai production sharing contract in central Kalimantan, Indonesia.

Tullow Updates Oil Ops in Kenya Blocks 10BB, 13T
Thursday, March 27, 2014 Tullow Oil announces the results of a series of recent exploration and appraisal activities conducted by the 4 rigs currently operating in Blocks 10BB and 13T onshore Kenya.

EnQuest to Carry on Drilling after Successful 2013
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 After improving its average production to 24,222 boepd in 2013, North Sea-focused EnQuest plans more than 15 wells this year.

AWE Updates on Drilling at Pateke-4H Well Offshore NZ's Taranaki Basin
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 AWE updates on drilling at Pateke-4H development well in petroleum mining permit 38158 off New Zealand.

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