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Murphy Updates on Malaysian Ops, Makes Gas Find at Permai Well Off Sabah
Thursday, July 30, 2015 Murphy completes drilling campaign at Belum gas field offshore Sarawak, Malaysia and makes gas discovery at Permai well in deepwater Block H offshore Sabah.

Pryce Gases to Buy Stake in SC55, Maersk Venturer to Spud Hawkeye-1 Soon
Thursday, July 30, 2015 Pryce Gases to acquire a 10 percent stake in Service Contract 55 offshore the Philippines as the Maersk Venturer drillship prepares to drill the Hawkeye-1 well in the block.

Lekoil: First Oil from Otakikpo Delayed to 3Q 2015
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 Lekoil announces that plans to produce first oil from the Otakikpo field, offshore Nigeria, have been delayed due to safety reasons.

Cooper Energy Spuds Bunian-4 Well in Sukananti KSO in South Sumatra
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 Cooper Energy spuds Bunian-4 appraisal well in Sukananti KSO, South Sumatra, Indonesia.

Pantheon Resources: VOBM#1 Spuds, 2 Well Drilling Program Starts
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 Pantheon Resources announces the spud of the VOBM#1 well, onshore East Texas, and the commencement of a 2 well drilling program.

Pura Vida: MZ-1 Well Secondary Objectives Come Up Dry, Drilling Continues
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 Pura Vida Energy NL announces that the secondary objectives of the MZ-1 exploration well offshore Morocco have come up dry.

MX Oil Announces Aje 5 Well Spud Offshore Nigeria
Monday, July 27, 2015 MX Oil announces the spud of the Aje 5 production well, which is located in the Aje Field on the OML 113 license offshore Nigeria.

Red Emperor Completes Otto Energy Farm-in Agreement
Monday, July 27, 2015 Red Emperor Resources completes its farm-in agreement with Otto Energy Limited, following a formal notification of approval from the Department of Energy of the Republic of the Philippines.

Waitsia-2 Appraisal Well Onshore Australia Hits TD
Monday, July 27, 2015 The Waitsia-2 appraisal well, operated by AWE Limited, reaches a total depth of 11,581 feet.

Huarong Optimisitc About Operations at its Kyrgyzstan Project
Friday, July 24, 2015 China Huraong Energy Co. is optimistic about its upstream operations in the Kryrgzstan project.

AWE Drops Plans to Proceed with WA's Drover-1 Phase 2 Exploration Program
Friday, July 24, 2015 AWE drops plans to proceed with Phase 2 of the Drover-1 exploration program in permit EP455 the Perth Basin, Western Australia.

Bowleven Discovers Hydrocarbons Onshore Cameroon
Friday, July 24, 2015 Bowleven announces that Zingana, the first in a 2 well exploration program on the Bomono Permit onshore Cameroon, has discovered hydrocarbons.

Petro-king Secures $24.3M Technical Service Deal from China's Xi'an Katwell
Friday, July 24, 2015 Petro-king secures a $24.3 million technical service contract with China's Xi'an Katwell Energy Technology Co.

COSL to Drill 2 Wells for Primeline in Block 33/07 Offshore China for $20M
Friday, July 24, 2015 Primeline signs letter of intent with China Oilfield Services Ltd. to drill two wells in Block 33/07 in East China Sea for $20 million.

Buru Energy Provides Drilling Update on Praslin 1 Well in WA's Permit EP391
Thursday, July 23, 2015 Buru Energy provides a drilling update of the Praslin 1 exploration well in Permit EP391 in Western Australia.

Shell Bids to Drill 2 Albanian Onshore Blocks
Thursday, July 23, 2015 A Royal Dutch Shell and Petromanas joint venture has applied to drill 2 onshore blocks in central Albania, an official told Reuters on Thursday.

Santos to Commence Workover at Mahalo 7 Well in Australia's Bowen Basin
Thursday, July 23, 2015 Santos will commence workover of the Mahalo 7 well in Queensland's Bowen Basin, Australia next week to replace a downhole pump and return the well to production.

Statoil and Total E&P Make North Sea Gas, Condensate Discovery
Thursday, July 23, 2015 Statoil makes a gas and condensate discovery in the North Sea's Julius prospect, with the help of its PL146/PL333 partner Total E&P Norge.

88 Energy Raises $8.8 Million to Fund Project Icewine
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 88 Energy Limited completes a share placing operation to raise $8.8 million, which will help fund exploration programs onshore Alaska.

Edison North Sea Well Turns Out Dry
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 Edison Norge drills a dry well near the Valhall field in the Norwegian zone of the North Sea.

Exillon Energy's Production Output Declines
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 Exillon Energy, which holds assets in two oil-rich regions of Russia, reveals that its average daily production figures are declining.

Statoil: First Production Well Spuds at Gina Krog
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 Statoil announces that the first production well has been spud at Gina Krog, just eight days after the Maersk Integrator (492' ILC) drilling rig arrived at the North Sea field.

Strike Energy to Conduct Flow Testing at SCB Gas Project in South Australia
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 Strike Energy plans to conduct flow testing of three Klebb wells in the Southern Cooper Basin Gas Project in PEL 96 in South Australia.

Citic Suspends Lofin-2 Well in Seram PSC as a Potential Gas Producer
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 Citic suspends Lofin-2 appraisal well in Seram (Non-Bula) Production Sharing Contract in eastern Indonesia as a potential gas producer.

Wressle-1 Well Test Exceeds Expectations
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 Europa Oil & Gas reports that an ongoing extended well test on the Wressle-1 oil and gas well in east Lincolnshire, UK, is producing hydrocarbons at more than 180 barrels per day.

Lundin Increases Exploration Spending in 2Q 2015
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 Lundin Petroleum increases its exploration spending for 2Q 2015 by $16 million, compared to the first quarter of 2015.

Ocean America Continues Drilling at Levitt-1 Well in Carnarvon Basin
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 Ocean America semisub continues drilling at the Levitt-1 exploration well in Permit WA-482-P in Carnarvon Basin, off Western Australia.

Otto-led Consortium Prepares to Drill South China Sea Well
Monday, July 20, 2015 An Australian-Filipino concortium led by Otto Energy is about to drill a deepwater exploration well offshore the Philippines in the South China Sea.

Maersk Drilling's Heydar Aliyev Semisub Contract with BP Extended to 2016
Monday, July 20, 2015 BP extends contract, worth $523 million, with Maersk Drilling for the Heydar Aliyev semisub for five years to May 2021.

Oil Ministry: Eni Discovers Up To 15B Cubic Meters Of Gas In Egypt
Monday, July 20, 2015 Eni discovers gas reserves of up to 15 billion cubic meters in Egypt's Nile Delta region, the Egyptian oil ministry reports.

PKN and PGNiG Extend Cooperation in Search for Polish Oil, Gas
Monday, July 20, 2015 PGNiG and PKN Orlen join forces in the search for gas and oil resources in the mountains of southeast Poland.

Transerv Gets Ready to Drill 2 Appraisal Wells at Warro Gas Field in WA
Monday, July 20, 2015 Transerv prepares to drill two appraisal wells at Warro gas field in Western Australia.

Ungani Oilfield Begins Commercial Production, Cash Flow
Friday, July 17, 2015 Commercial oil production and cash flow generation has commenced at Western Australia's Ungani oilfield, which is a Buru Energy and Mitsubishi joint venture.

Mexico's Only Oil Champs Backed by Riverstone, BlackRock Money
Friday, July 17, 2015 Sierra Oil & Gas, poised to become Mexico's first private crude producer in seven decades, has never drilled a well, but does have money - from New York financiers, a co-owner of the Houston Astros and a Mexican firm being bought by BlackRock Inc.

Sound Oil to Begin Commercial Production from Nervesa Well
Thursday, July 16, 2015 Sound Oil can begin commercial production from the Nervesa well, onshore Italy, following the Italian Ministry of Economic Development's decision to award the company a production concession for the project.

Triple Energy Updates on Drilling at Niaoshan-1 Well in Heilongjiang
Thursday, July 16, 2015 Triple Energy updates on drilling at Niaoshan-1 well in China's Heilongjiang province.

Frontera Signs MoU with Ukraine's Naftogaz for Upstream, LNG Cooperation
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 Frontera Resources signs a Memorandum of Understanding with Ukraine's national energy company National Joint Stock Company Naftogaz of Ukraine, for upstream and LNG cooperation.

Falcon Oil & Gas Spuds Kalala S-1 Well in Australia
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 Falcon Oil & Gas spuds the Kalala S-1 well, located within exploration permit 98 in Australia's Beetaloo Basin.

Lundin Norway Drills Dry Well in Southern North Sea
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 Lundin Norway subsidiary comes up dry in wildcat well 10/4-1, located in PL734 in the southern North Sea.

Maersk Drilling Decommissions Jackup Maersk Endurer
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 Maersk Drilling decommissions Maersk Endurer, with the jackup to be recycled at Zhoushan Changhong International Ship Recycling facility in China.

PVEP Song Hong Secures PV Drilling II for Work in Vietnam's Block 103-107
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 PV Drilling signs contract to provide jackup PV Drilling II to PVEP Song Hong to drill in Block 103-107 in the Song Hong Basin, offshore Vietnam.

Roxi Tackles Stuck Pipe Issue with Side Track
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 Roxi Petroleum says issues with pipes supplied to it for the drilling of Deep Well A5 provide it with an opportunity to deal with a stuck pipe at the bottom of the well.

UKOOG Welcomes Shale Gas Report Recommendations
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 UKOOG welcomes a new report assessing the impact on local environment and health of shale gas extraction in the UK.

Egdon Resources Reaches Agreements on License PEDL005(R) Farm-outs
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 Egdon Resources reaches agreements for separate farm-outs of License PEDL005(R), located in Lincolnshire, UK, to Terrain Energy Limited and Union Jack Oil.

Mosman Oil and Gas Updates on New Zealand, Australian Operations
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 Mosman Oil & Gas updates on its New Zealand and Australian operations.

Range Resources to Spud Canari North Well in Trinidad
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 Range Resources expects to spud the Canari North Exploration Well, located on the Guayaguayare Block onshore Trinidad, during the week commencing July 27, 2015.

Rosneft, Statoil Complete Drilling on North-Komsomolskoye Pilot Project
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 Rosneft and Statoil complete drilling works for the pilot project on the PK1 layer of the North-Komsomolskoye field, onshore Russia.

AWE Updates on Drilling at Waitsia-2 Appraisal Well in WA's Perth Basin
Monday, July 13, 2015 AWE updates on drilling operations at Waitsia-2 appraisal well in Permits L1/L2 in the Perth Basin, Western Australia.

KS Drilling, Cosco Agree to Delay Delivery of KS Orient Star 2 to 2016
Monday, July 13, 2015 KS Drilling and Cosco Nantong agree to extend the delivery date for newbuild KS Orient Star 2 to April 2016.

Dragon Oil Increases Production Growth Expectations
Friday, July 10, 2015 Dragon Oil increases its production growth expectations for the year, from 10 to 15%.

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