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Europa Confident about French Drill
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 Europa Oil & Gas says it could drill a well to test shallow gas prospectivity at its Berenx shallow gas prospect, onshore France, within 18 months.
Newbuild COSLHunter Heads to Gulf of Mexico for Pemex's Assignment
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 Newbuild jackup COSLHunter heads to the Gulf of Mexico to commence work for Pemex.
Salamander Updates on Drilling at Bangkanai PSC in Kalimantan
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 Salamander Energy updates on drilling at West Kerendan and Sungai Lahei prospects in the Bangkanai Production Sharing Contract (PSC), Kalimantan, Indonesia.
Serinus Energy Suspends Luba-1 Well in Brunei's Block L
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 Serinus Energy suspends the Luba-1 exploration well in Block L, Brunei after attempts to recover the bottom hole assembly failed.
Total Prepares to Remove Rig from Tunu Gas Field in Mahakam Block
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 Total prepares to remove rig in the offshore Mahakam Block in East Kalimantan, Indonesia after gas was released at a development well in the Tunu field.
Interra Commences Drilling at YNG 3262 Well in Yenangyung Oil Field
Monday, December 09, 2013 Interra Resources commences drilling at YNG 3262 development well in the Yenangyaung oil field in Myanmar.
Noble Energy Eyes Fresh Appraisal for Natgas off Cyprus
Monday, December 09, 2013 Noble Energy might launch a fresh appraisal of natural gas quantities in a subsea reservoir off Cyprus in 2014, according to officials.
Energy Searcher Signed Up for Nigeria Drill
Monday, December 09, 2013 Northern Offshore reports that its Energy Searcher drillship has been contracted to drill offshore Nigeria.
Statoil Finds up to 50M Barrels in the Barents Sea
Monday, December 09, 2013 Statoil finds between 20 and 50 million recoverable barrels of oil at its Skavl prospect in the Barents Sea.
Falklands License Farm-ins Completed
Monday, December 09, 2013 Three companies involved with exploration around the Falkland Islands complete a farm-in deal concerning two licenses.
Tullow Well Comes up Dry Onshore Ethiopia
Monday, December 09, 2013 Tullow Oil reports that its Tultule-1 wildcat well onshore Ethiopia has come up dry.
US Rig Count Increased By 12 This Week to 1,775
Friday, December 06, 2013 Baker Hughes says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the US increased by 12 this week to 1,775.
Efforts are Underway to Resume Drilling at Naga Utara-2 Well in Kutei Basin
Friday, December 06, 2013 Cue Energy reveals that operations to recover a drill string and resume drilling are in progress at Naga Utara-2 well in the Mahakam Hilir Production Sharing Contract in Kutei Basin, Indonesia.
KrisEnergy Updates on Drilling at Cua Lo-1 ST-1 Well off Vietnam
Friday, December 06, 2013 KrisEnergy provides an update on drilling at Cua Lo 1 ST-1 exploration well in Block 105-110/04 off northern Vietnam.
ENSCO 104 Continues Work at Blackwood-2 Well in Permit NT/P68
Friday, December 06, 2013 MEO Australia discloses that the jackup ENSCO 104 continues work at the Blackwood-2 appraisal well in Permit NT/P68 offshore Australia's Northern Territory.
Statoil, ExxonMobil Find 2-3 Tcf of Gas Offshore Tanzania
Friday, December 06, 2013 Statoil and ExxonMobil make a fifth gas discovery in Block 2 offshore Tanzania.
Strike Energy Reports Elevated Gas Readings at Le Chiffre 1 Well in PEL 96
Friday, December 06, 2013 Strike Energy reports that elevated gas readings were recorded when drilling the Le Chiffre 1 well in petroleum exploration license 96 in South Australia's Southern Cooper Basin Gas Project.
Interra Completes CHK 1176 Well in Chauk Oil Field as an Oil Producer
Thursday, December 05, 2013 Interra Resources completes development well CHK 1176 in the Chauk oil field in Myanmar as an oil producer.
First Gas Flows from Pilot Well #2 in Muara Enim PSC in South Sumatra
Thursday, December 05, 2013 NuEnergy announces that first gas flows from Pilot Well #2 at the Muara Enim Production Sharing Contract in South Sumatra, Indonesia.
Shrugging Off Winter's Bite In N. Dakota Oilfields
Thursday, December 05, 2013 The extreme cold slamming the Great Plains isn't about to cool off one of the hottest segments of the American economy: North Dakota's oil patch.
UK Chancellor Confirms Tax Breaks for Shale Gas Developers
Thursday, December 05, 2013 UK Chancellor George Osborne has confirmed that firms drilling for shale gas will pay just 30% tax on profit made from gas they produce.
FormCap Updates Kansas Prospect Ops
Wednesday, December 04, 2013 FormCap announces that geological and geophysical (G&G) due diligence on the acquisition of 1500 acres of prospective oil leases in Cowley County, Kansas is completed.
Edge Resources to Commence Multi-Well Program in Saskatchewan
Wednesday, December 04, 2013 Edge Resources announces it has secured a drilling rig for a multi-well drilling program in Eye Hill, Saskatchewan.
Metgasco Plans to Drill Rosella E01 in PEL 16 in New South Wales
Wednesday, December 04, 2013 Metgasco plans to drill Rosella E01 well in Petroleum Exploration License 16 in New South Wales, Australia.
Philippine DOE Extends Subphase 2b for SC 63 off Palawan Island
Wednesday, December 04, 2013 Nido Petroleum reports that Philippines' Department of Energy has extended sub-phase 2b for Service Contract 63 off Palawan Island in the Philippines to November 2014.
Shell Charts Return To Offshore Alaska Drilling In July
Wednesday, December 04, 2013 Shell plans to return to Alaskan offshore drilling next July and will deploy an upgraded drillship in the Chukchi Sea, while keeping a newly contracted backup drillship ready if needed.
S.Korea to Focus on Exploration as Cuts Overseas Energy Spend
Wednesday, December 04, 2013 South Korea's state-owned energy firms will focus on exploration as the import-reliant nation cuts back its total spending on overseas energy and resources development, a senior energy ministry official says.
Drilling Underway at Matuku-1 Well in PEP 51906 in Taranaki Basin
Tuesday, December 03, 2013 New Zealand Oil & Gas reveals that drilling is underway at the Matuku-1 well in Petroleum Exploration Permit 51906 offshore Taranaki Basin, New Zealand.
Oilex Secures Rig to Drill Cambay-77H Well in Gujarat in 1Q 2014
Tuesday, December 03, 2013 Oilex secures Essar Rig 4 for drilling at the Cambay-77H well in Gujarat, India in the first quarter of 2014.
Petroneft Restarts Drilling Operations
Tuesday, December 03, 2013 Petroneft says it has restarted drilling activity at it operations in Russia.
Bohai VIII Spuds Koi-2 Well in Salawati Kepala Burung PSC off West Papua
Tuesday, December 03, 2013 RH Petrogas announces that drilling has commenced at Koi-2 appraisal well in the Salawati Kepala Burung Production Sharing Contract in West Papua, Indonesia.
Senex Books Contingent Oil Resource in Cooper-Eromanga Basin
Monday, December 02, 2013 Senex Energy quantifies a significant contingent oil resource within the Murta Formation of South Australia's southern Cooper-Eromanga Basin.
Local Gas Drilling Laws Get A Key Airing In Ohio
Sunday, December 01, 2013 Both pro- and anti-drilling forces are watching the Ohio case because the outcome could encourage or deter the implementation elsewhere of local laws to limit drilling.
Cue Updates on Drilling at Naga Utara-2 Well in Mahakam Hilir PSC
Friday, November 29, 2013 Cue Energy updates on drilling at Naga Utara-2 well in the Mahakam Hilir Production Sharing Contract in Kutei Basin, Indonesia.
Media: Britain, Argentina in Fresh Row Over Drilling in Falklands
Friday, November 29, 2013 Argentina triggers a fresh diplomatic row with Britain over the disputed Falkland Islands after the country's Congress passed a law that establishes criminal sanctions for the "illegal exploration" of hydrocarbons in the Argentine continental shelf.
Ocean General Continues Work at CRD-3X Well in Block 07/03 off Vietnam
Friday, November 29, 2013 Pan Pacific Petroleum discloses that the Ocean General semisub is continuing work at the CRD-3X well in Block 07/03 Production Sharing Contract in Vietnam's Nam Con Son Basin.
Interra Ends Drilling at TMT-57 Well in Tanjung Miring Timur Oil Field
Thursday, November 28, 2013 Interra Resources' unit Goldwater TMT completes development well TMT-57 at the Tanjung Miring Timur field in South Sumatra, Indonesia as an oil producer.
RH Petrogas Updates on Operations at its Indonesian Assets
Thursday, November 28, 2013 RH Petrogas provides an update on operations at its Production Sharing Contracts in Indonesia.
Drilling Commences at TMT-58 Development Well in Sumatra
Thursday, November 28, 2013 Singapore-listed Interra Resources commenced drilling at TMT-58 development well in the Tanjung Miring Timur oil field in South Sumatra, Indonesia.
Blue Energy Continues Drilling at ATP813P in Australia's Galilee Basin
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 Blue Energy continues drilling at Stagmount 1 exploration well in ATP813P in Galilee Basin, Central Queensland, Australia.
Neon Updates on Drilling at Ca Ngu-1 Well in Block 120 off Vietnam
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 Neon Energy provides an update on drilling operations at the Ca Ngu-1 exploration well in Block 120, off Vietnam.
Argentina Seeks To Jump-Start Shale Drilling With Repsol Deal
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 Argentina says that a pending deal with Repsol is aimed at kick-starting shale drilling, putting an end to the long stand-off between energy investors and President Fernandez.
Drilling Commences at Masirah North North #1 Well in Oman Block 50
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 Masirah Oil, a unit of Rex International Holding's jointly owned entity Lime Petroleum, commences drilling at the Masirah North North #1 exploration well in Block 50 off Oman.
San Leon Says Poland Shale Well Results Encouraging
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 Poland-focused shale explorer San Leon Energy says results from one of its test wells had been much better than expected, an important boost for the country's shale ambitions.
Mubadala Encounters Hydrocarbons at Malida-1 Well in Thailand's Block G1/48
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 Tap Oil reveals that hydrocarbons were present when operator Mubadala Petroleum drilled the Malida-1 exploration well in Block G1/48 in the Northern Gulf of Thailand.
Statoil Exploration To Focus On Africa, Norway In 2014
Monday, November 25, 2013 Statoil expects exploration spending to be broadly unchanged in 2014 but may drill slightly fewer wells, exploration chief Tim Dodson says.
Tullow Finds More Oil Onshore Kenya
Friday, November 22, 2013 Tullow Oil reports an oil discovery at its Agete-1 exploration well onshore northern Kenya.
UK Chancellor to Provide More on Shale Incentives in Autumn Statement
Friday, November 22, 2013 UK Energy Minister Michael Fallon says that more details of tax incentives for shale gas development will be revealed when the Autumn Statement is announced Dec. 5.
Canada's NEB Forecasts 75% Rise In Crude Oil Output By 2035
Thursday, November 21, 2013 Canadian oil production will rise by nearly 75% to 5.8 million barrels per day by 2035, the country's National Energy Board (NEB) says in a report.
NuEnergy Updates on Drilling at Pilot # 2 Well in Muara Enim PSC in Sumatra
Thursday, November 21, 2013 NuEnergy reports on drilling at Pilot Well # 2 in the Muara Enim Production Sharing Contract in South Sumatra, Indonesia.
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