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Statoil Makes North Sea Oil, Gas Discovery
Friday, March 24, 2017 Statoil Petroleum AS makes an oil and gas discovery in the North Sea through well 34/10-55 S, the Norwegian petroleum Directorate reveals.

Shell To Drill New Wells By End-2018 To Shore Up Australia Gas Supply
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 Royal Dutch Shell will drill 161 new gas wells at its Queensland operations by the end of 2018.

SDX Starts Drilling Operations at SD-1X Well
Monday, March 20, 2017 SDX Energy Inc. commences drilling operations on the SD-1X well at its South Disouq concession in Nile Delta area of Egypt.

Statoil Makes Gas Find Offshore Norway
Friday, March 10, 2017 Statoil Petroleum AS makes a gas discovery through wildcat well 6507/3-12 and appraisal well 6507/3-12 A offshore Norway.

Opening Arctic for Drilling Is Trump Priority, Key Senator Says
Friday, March 10, 2017 Senator Lisa Murkowski said President Donald Trump is interested in opening up new coastal waters for oil and gas drilling and reversing Obama-era policies that restrict energy development in Alaska.

Russia's Gazprom Neft Says Launches 3 New Oil Wells In Iraq
Thursday, March 09, 2017 Russian oil firm Gazprom Neft launches 3 new wells at the Badra oil field in Iraq.

Sound Energy: Badile Exploration Well Drilling Commences
Wednesday, March 08, 2017 Sound Energy confirms that the drilling of the Badile exploration well, onshore Italy, has commenced.

Ntorya-2 Well 'Substantially Exceeds Expectations'
Wednesday, March 08, 2017 The overall results of the Ntorya-2 appraisal well 'substantially exceed Aminex's expectations'.

Lundin Norway Starts Appraisal Drilling at Edvard Grieg, Gohta
Monday, March 06, 2017 Lundin Norway AS commences appraisal drilling on the Edvard Grieg field and the Gohta discovery, both of which are located offshore Norway.

PSA Grants Repsol Consent to Drill Stordal Prospect
Friday, March 03, 2017 Petroleum Safety Authority Norway grants Repsol Norge AS consent to drill exploration well 6705/7-1 in a prospect named Stordal.

Baker Hughes: U.S. Drillers Add Oil Rigs for Sixth Week in a Row
Friday, February 24, 2017 U.S. drillers add oil rigs for a sixth consecutive week, extending a nine-month recovery as shale producers ramp up spending to take advantage of a recovery in oil prices.

Lundin Norway Makes Oil, Gas Find in Barents Sea
Friday, February 24, 2017 Lundin Norway AS, operator of production license 533, has made an oil and gas discovery in the Barents Sea, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate announces.

Ineos Shale: We Won't Drill If We Can't Prove It's Safe
Friday, February 24, 2017 Onshore UK-focused energy company Ineos Shale confirms it will not drill any of its prospects if it cannot prove that its drilling and aftercare operations will be safe.

Sound Energy Progresses Tendrara Drilling Development
Friday, February 24, 2017 Africa and Europe-focused upstream gas company, Sound Energy, reveals that it is progressing drilling operations at the Tendrara development onshore Morocco.

Gazpromneft-Sakhalin: Ayashsky License Drilling Work to be Done in Summer
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 Gazpromneft-Sakhalin expects all drilling work on a prospecting and appraisal well at the Ayashsky license block to be completed during summer this year.

Total Drilling Deeper at Antelope-7 Appraisal Well
Monday, February 20, 2017 Total is drilling ahead to explore a deeper exploration target at the Antelope-7 side track appraisal well, after reaching 7,818 feet without any evidence of intersecting the Antelope reservoir.

Russia's Rosneft Starts Drilling First Exploration Well In Iraq
Monday, February 20, 2017 Rosneft starts drilling an exploration well at Block 12 in Iraq.

Russia's Rosneft Starts Drilling First Exploration Well In Amazon
Thursday, February 16, 2017 Russian state oil firm Rosneft starts drilling its first exploration well in Brazil's Solimoes Basin.

Pennine Petroleum Signs Velca Block PSA
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 Albania and Canada focused Pennine Petroleum Corporation signs a Production Sharing Agreement (PSA) with Albpetrol Sh.A for the exploration and development of the Velca Block in Albania.

Sasol Suspends Drilling In Mozambique Due To Tropical Storm
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 South African petrochemical group Sasol Ltd temporarily suspends drilling activity in Mozambique due to tropical storm Dineo.

NPD Grants Lundin Drilling Permit for Edvard Grieg Appraisal Well
Thursday, February 09, 2017 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate grants Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for an appraisal well on Edvard Grieg in production license 338.

SDX: South Disouq Well to Spud Shortly After Feb-End
Thursday, February 02, 2017 North Africa focused oil and gas firm SDX Energy Inc. expects an exploration well to be spud on the South Disouq asset, located within Egypt, shortly after the end of this month.

Greece Says Wraps Up Talks With Total-Led Venture For Offshore Gas Drilling
Wednesday, February 01, 2017 Greece concludes talks with a consortium led by France's Total for deep sea gas exploration in one block in western Greece, its energy minister, Giorgos Stathakis, says.

Foothills Exploration Kicks Off Labokay Drilling
Monday, January 30, 2017 Foothills Exploration commences drilling activities on its Labokay Prospect well located in Calcasieu Parish.

Industry Group Boosts Canadian Oil Well Drilling Forecast
Monday, January 30, 2017 The Petroleum Services Association of Canada upped its 2017 oil and gas well drilling forecast by 23%.

Statoil Gets Consent to Use Songa Encourage for Well Activities Off Norway
Friday, January 27, 2017 Statoil receives consent from Petroleum Safety Authority Norway to use the Songa Encourage mobile drilling facility to perform well activities on the Norne and Alve fields, located offshore Norway.

Petro Matad Progresses Mongolian Drilling Program
Friday, January 27, 2017 In preparation for its drilling program in Mongolia's Blocks IV and V, which is expected to commence in mid-2017, Petro Matad Limited has issued a tender for a drilling rig and related services.

Total Hits 'Difficulties' at Central Graben Asset
Friday, January 27, 2017 French energy major Total SA has encountered "difficulties" at its Central Graben asset, according to a spokesperson for the firm.


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