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BG Group Drills Dry Well in the North Sea
Friday, April 17, 2015 BG Group comes up dry in the Norwegian North Sea with its 34/3-5 exploration well southeast of the Knarr field.
Argentina Launches Lawsuit against Falkands Oil Drillers
Friday, April 17, 2015 Argentina begins legal proceedings against five companies, including three UK firms, that are drilling for oil and gas offshore the Falkland Islands.
Nervesa Gas Field Gets Environmental OK
Friday, April 17, 2015 Sound Oil says it is set to receive the go-ahead to produce from its Nervesa gas field in northern Italy after getting environmental approval from the Veneto region.
AWE Finds Gas Shows at Irwin-1 Exploration Well in Onshore Perth Basin
Thursday, April 16, 2015 AWE finds gas shows at Irwin-1 exploration well in the onshore Perth Basin, Western Australia.
Key Gibraltar Drills Rossukon-3ST Well in the Gulf of Thailand
Thursday, April 16, 2015 Key Gibraltar jackup spuds Rossukon-3ST sidetrack exploration well in Block G6/48 in the Gulf of Thailand.
Argentina's YPF Sees Cost Of Vaca Muerta Drilling Falling 10%
Thursday, April 16, 2015 The cost of drilling wells in Argentina's vast but barely tapped Vaca Muerta formation will fall at least 10% by the end of 2016, Miguel Galuccio, YPF CEO, says.
KrisEnergy Finds Hydrocarbons at Rossukon-3 Exploration Well Off Thailand
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 KrisEnergy finds hydrocarbons at Rossukon-3 exploration well in Block G6/48 in the Gulf of Thailand.
Citic Continues Drilling at Lofin-2 Appraisal Well in Indonesia's Seram PSC
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 Citic continues drilling at Lofin-2 appraisal well in Seram (Non-Bula) production sharing contract in eastern Indonesia.
UMW Commences Arbitration as Frontier Breaches UMW Naga 7 Contract
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 UMW Offshore Drilling commences arbitration in Singapore regarding a breach of contract by Philippines' Frontier Drilling for the UMW Naga 7 jackup.
Essar Plans Exploration Drilling in Two Offshore Blocks in India, Vietnam
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 Essar plans to drill exploration wells at two offshore blocks in India and Vietnam around September/October, according to a senior company official.
Kemp: US Shale Boom Nears Turning Point
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 Oil production from major US shale plays will decline by almost 60,000 barrels per day between April and May.
Sakhalin-1 Sets New Extended Reach Drilling Record
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 Sakhalin-1 Consortium drills the world's longest well at the Chayvo field in the Russian Far East.
Ithaca Finishes Stella Field Development Drilling
Monday, April 13, 2015 Ithaca Energy completes flow test operations on the final development well on its Stella field, with the well achieving a flow rate of more than 8,000 barrels per day.
Falklands Oil Drillers Scale Back after Price Slump
Monday, April 13, 2015 Oil explorers drilling in the Falkland Islands shelve plans to drill a second well in the southeast Falklands following the steep drop in oil prices.
Gulf International Drilling's Contracts Hit by Low Oil Prices
Monday, April 13, 2015 Sharp oil price decline negatively impacts on Gulf Drilling International's drilling contracts, with one cancelled and the other being renegotiated.
Norshore Atlantic Prepares for Well Intervention Work at Langsa Off Sumatra
Friday, April 10, 2015 Norshore Atlantic multipurpose drilling vessel to perform well intervention work for Pertamina Blue Sky Langsa at Langsa TAC, offshore Indonesia.
US Begins Formal Review Of Shell's Arctic Drilling Plan
Friday, April 10, 2015 The US Interior Department says it received a plan by Shell to explore drilling opportunities in the Arctic.
Transerv Gets Ready to Drill 2 Wells at Warro Gas Field in Perth Basin
Friday, April 10, 2015 Transerv Energy gets ready to drill Warro-5 and 6 wells in Warro gas field in Perth Basin, Western Australia.
Carnarvon Confirms Drilling of Roc-1 Well to Proceed as Planned
Thursday, April 09, 2015 Carnarvon Petroleum confirms that drilling of Roc-1 exploration well in permit WA-437-P off Western Australia would not be affected despite field operator Apache's sale of its Australian assets to private equity funds.
Exploration Drilling Continues at Irwin-1 Well in Onshore Perth Basin in WA
Thursday, April 09, 2015 AWE reports that exploration drilling continues at Irwin-1 well in EP 320 in onshore Perth Basin, Western Australia.
Mubadala Completes Development Drilling at Manora Oil Project Off Thailand
Thursday, April 09, 2015 Mubadala Petroleum completes developing drilling at Manora oil field in the Gulf of Thailand.
Cooper Energy Provides Update on Drilling in Indonesia, Australia
Wednesday, April 08, 2015 Cooper Energy provides update on drilling operations in Indonesia and Australia.
KrisEnergy Spuds Rossukon-3 Exploration Well in Gulf of Thailand
Tuesday, April 07, 2015 KrisEnergy spuds Rossukon-3 exploration well in G6/48 contract area in the Gulf of Thailand.
Apache Plans to Drill Roc-1 Prospect Offshore Western Australia in 4Q 2015
Tuesday, April 07, 2015 Apache plans to drill Roc-1 prospect in Permit WA-437-P off Western Australia in the last quarter of 2015.
Mosman Provides Update on Murchison Drilling Program in New Zealand
Monday, April 06, 2015 Mosman Oil and Gas provides an update on drilling program in Murchison permit in New Zealand and corporate developments.
Niko Receives India's Offshore Block D6's MJ Discovery Resources Report
Monday, April 06, 2015 Niko Resources receives independent resources evaluation report on the MJ discovery in Block D6 offshore India from Deloitte.
Petro River Oil Updates Pearsonia Ops in Osage County
Friday, April 03, 2015 Petro River Oil provided an update on its proposed drilling program on its Pearsonia West Concession, as well as other recent corporate activities.
Zebedee Springs Oil, Gas near the Falkland Islands
Thursday, April 02, 2015 Premier and Rockhopper announce the success of the Zebedee well offshore the Falkland Islands, with a hydrocarbon discovery of 136 feet of net pay.
Drilling Continues at Irwin-1 Exploration Well in Onshore Perth Basin
Wednesday, April 01, 2015 AWE reports that drilling continues at Irwin-1 exploration well in onshore Perth Basin, Western Australia.
Jupiter Updates on Kazakhstan Operations, Drilling at East Akkar Field
Wednesday, April 01, 2015 Jupiter Energy updates on operations in Kazakhstan, including drilling at Well 19 in the East Akkar field.
Northern Offshore Delays Delivery of 2 Jackups Now Being Built in China
Wednesday, April 01, 2015 Northern Offshore negotiates a nine-month delay in deliveries of its newbuild jackups Energy Engager and Energy Encounter.
Samson Exploring Strategic Alternatives Due to Low Oil Prices, Debt
Wednesday, April 01, 2015 Samson Resources is exploring strategic alternatives as the company struggles with high debt.
KrisEnergy Finds Thailand's Rossukon-2ST Well Drilling Results Encouraging
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 KrisEnergy says the Rossukon-2ST well in Gulf of Thailand's G6/48 license encountered the highest net pay of three discovery wells drilled so far in the Rossukon area.
Key Receives Environmental Plan Approval for Dunnart-2 Test Program in WA
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 Key Petroleum receives approval of its environmental plan for the Dunnart-2 testing program in EP437 in Perth Basin, Western Australia.
US Approval Moves Shell A Step Closer To Arctic Drilling
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 The US Interior Department upheld a 2008 lease sale in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska, moving Shell a step closer to returning to oil and gas exploration in the Arctic.
VAALCO Encounters Disappointment at Kindele-1 Exploration Well Off Angola
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 VAALCO plugs and abandons the Kindeke-1 exploration well in Block 5, offshore Angola after encountering disappointing drilling results.
Drilling Commences at Perlubie-3 Appraisal Well in PPL 247 in Cooper Basin
Monday, March 30, 2015 Drilling commences at Perlubie-3 appraisal well in permit PPL 247 in the Cooper Basin, South Australia.
AWE Spuds Irwin-1 Exploration Well in Onshore Perth Basin
Thursday, March 26, 2015 AWE spuds the Irwin-1 exploration well in Perth Basin, Western Australia.
Lion Reports Significant Gas Shows at Lofin-2 Well in Indonesia's Seram PSC
Thursday, March 26, 2015 Lion Energy says CITIC finds significant gas shows at Lofin-2 appraisal well in the Seram (Non-Bula) Production Sharing Contract in eastern Indonesia.
KrisEnergy Successfully Drills Rossukon-2 Well in Gulf of Thailand
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 KrisEnergy successfully drills the Rossukon-2 exploration well in G6/48 license in the Gulf of Thailand.
Lundin Spuds Appraisal Well on Alta Discovery
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 Lundin Petroleum spuds an appraisal well on the Alta discovery in the southern Barents Sea.
Petrobras Confirms Presence of Hydrocarbons at C1 Well in Santos Basin
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 Petrobras confirms presence of hydrocarbons at C1 well in Libra block in Santos Basin, offshore Brazil.
Rosneft Cancels Rig Contract With North Atlantic Drilling
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 Rosneft cancels a contract for a two-and-a-half year rig contract with Northern Offshore and Seadrill's North Atlantic Drilling Ltd.
Cooper Energy Plans Production Test at Bunian-3 Development Well in Sumatra
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 Cooper Energy plans to carry out production testing at Bunian-3 development well in Sukananti KSO in South Sumatra, Indonesia.
Apache Contracts Ocean America to Drill Levitt-1 Well in Carnavon Basin
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 Apache contracts Diamond Offshore's Ocean America semisub to drill the Levitt-1 prospect in permit WA-482-P in the Carnarvon Basin, offshore Western Australia.
Atwood Falcon to Complete Drilling Munia Prospect in Perth Basin in April
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 Murphy plans to complete drilling the Munia exploration well in WA-481-P offshore Western Australia in April after failing to find hydrocarbons at two other prospects in the permit.
Kiln Lane-1 Well Disappoints
Monday, March 23, 2015 Kiln Lane-1 in northeast Lincolnshore, England, is to be plugged and abandoned after sandstones were found to be water wet.
Olinda Star Semisub to Drill Kangaroo West-1 Well in Santos Basin Soon
Friday, March 20, 2015 The Olinda Star semisub will move to drill the Kangaroo West-1 exploration well in Block S-M-1165 in Santos Basin, offshore Brazil after completing work at the Kangaroo-2 appraisal well.
KrisEnergy Spuds Rossukon-2 Exploration Well in G6/48 in Gulf of Thailand
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 KrisEnergy spuds the Rossukon-2 exploration well in Block G6/48 in the Gulf of Thailand as it kicks off a drilling campaign in Thailand.
Kina Petroleum Prepares to Drill 2 Exploration Wells in PPL 337 in PNG
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Kina Petroleum prepares to drill two exploration wells in PPL 337 in Papua New Guinea.
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