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Australia's Metgasco to Seek Damages from NSW Government
Wednesday, September 02, 2015 Australia's Metgasco will commence court action seeking damages from the New South Wales state government over the unlawful suspension of its 2014 drilling program.

Norshore Atlantic to Commence Work for Oil Major Off Indonesia in October
Wednesday, September 02, 2015 Norshore Atlantic multipurpose drilling vessel will commence work to plug and abandon three wells for an oil major offshore Indonesia in mid-October.

VIC/P57 JV to Spud Gippsland Basin's Sea Lion-1 Prospect in Mid-September
Tuesday, September 01, 2015 3D Oil to spud the Sea Lion-1 prospect in Australia's Gippsland Basin in mid-September as adverse weather conditions delay handover of the rig from the current operator.

Walking Oil Rigs Spur Cheaper, Quicker Drilling in Supply Glut
Tuesday, September 01, 2015 More efficient drilling rigs that cost a third less than just a year earlier are changing the face of the US shale industry, helping boost per-rig output in the 4 largest fields by at least 40%.

Strike Energy Updates on Operations at SCB Gas Project in South Australia
Tuesday, September 01, 2015 Strike Energy updates on operations at the Southern Cooper Basin Gas Project in South Australia.

Total Commences Drilling at Antelope-4 Sidetrack Well in PNG's PRL 15
Tuesday, September 01, 2015 Total commences drilling of a side-track well at the Antelope-4 site in PRL 15 in Papua New Guinea.

Egypt's Zohr Gas Re-Writes Israel's Happy Ending
Monday, August 31, 2015 Egypt's historic gas discovery threatens to sink Israel's fledgling gas export bonanza, which was counting on deals with Cairo to get it off the ground.

Cooper Energy Prepares to Conduct Flow Test at Bunian-4 Well in Sumatra
Monday, August 31, 2015 Cooper Energy prepares to conduct flow test the Bunian-4 well in the Tangai-Sukananti KSO in South Sumatra, Indonesia.

IOG Gets 3-Month Skipper License Extension
Friday, August 28, 2015 Independent Oil and Gas is granted a three month extension for the Skipper license, located in the North Sea, by the Oil and Gas Authority.

Buru Energy Hits Oil at Praslin 1 Well
Friday, August 28, 2015 Buru Energy Limited encounters oil at the Praslin 1 exploration well, located in Western Australia.

NPD Grants Statoil Drilling Permit in North Sea
Thursday, August 27, 2015 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate grants Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 25/11-28, located in the central part of the North Sea in production license 169.

Circle Oil: KSS-A Well Onshore Morocco Plugged & Abandoned
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 Circle Oil announces that the Ksiri South (KSS-A) well on the Sebou permit, onshore Morocco, has been plugged and abandoned.

FOGL: $1.95M Loss in 1H 2015, Humpback Well Delay
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 In its 2015 first half results, Falkland Oil and Gas Limited (FOGL) reveals a $1.95 million loss for the six month period ended June 30, 2015 and announces a delay to the Humpback well program.

Oilex Updates on Operations at Upstream Assets in India, Australia
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 Oilex provides an update on operations at its upstream assets in India and Australia.

Lundin Well Indicates Edvard Grieg Recoverable Oil Increase
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 Preliminary results from appraisal well 16/1-23 S, operated by Lundin Norway, indicate an increase of between 35 million and 282 million cubic feet of recoverable oil in the south-eastern section of the Edvard Grieg field.

China Oil Rig to Keep Drilling in Waters Disputed with Vietnam
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 The Haiyang Shiyou 981 (UDW semisub) will continue drilling not far from Vietnam's coast, China’s maritime safety authorities said on Tuesday.

Transerv to Recover Stuck Pipe at Warro-5 Well in WA's Warro Gas Field
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 Transerv Energy prepares to commence fishing operations to recover a stuck pipe at the Warro-5 well in Western Australia's Warro gas field.

Triple Energy Makes Slow Progress in Niaoshan-1 Drilling in China
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 Triple Energy makes slower than expected progress in drilling the Niaoshan-1 well in China's Heilongjiang province and has mobilized a second rig to drill the Yixin-1 well.

Buru Energy Continues Drilling at Praslin 1 Well in WA's EP391 Permit
Monday, August 24, 2015 Buru Energy provides update on drilling at Praslin 1 well in permit EP391 in Western Australia.

DSME Delivers Songa Endurance Semisub
Monday, August 24, 2015 Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering delivers Songa Endurance semisub to Songa Offshore, with the newbuild to head for Norway's Troll field soon to commence a contract with Statoil.

Range Confirms Plans to Drill 22 Wells in Trinidad by 2016
Monday, August 24, 2015 Range Resources confirms plans to drill 22 exploration and development wells in Trinidad by the end of the first quarter of 2016.

Controversial China Rig Completes Drilling Well Near Vietnam Coast
Monday, August 24, 2015 The Chinese oil rig at the center of last year's standoff between China and Vietnam over oil exploration in the South China Sea completes drilling of a well not far from Vietnam's coast.

In Downturn, Frackers Turn to Toilet Water in Drought-Prone Texas
Friday, August 21, 2015 Pioneer Natural Resources finds an unusual way to both save water and cut costs for its wells in west Texas.

DSME Terminates Building Contract for Cobalt Explorer Drillship
Thursday, August 20, 2015 Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering terminates a construction contract for Cobalt Explorer drillship.

LGO Brings GY-675 Well in Trinidad Online
Thursday, August 20, 2015 LGO Energy announces that production testing has started on well GY-675, which is the first well drilled on Pad-5 in Trinidad's Goudron field.

Rex International Holding Cuts Capex, Focuses on Oman and Norway Assets
Thursday, August 20, 2015 Singapore-listed Rex International Holding cuts capital investments and focus on key assets in Oman and Norway as it adapts to lower oil prices.

Bowleven Spuds Moambe Well Onshore Cameroon
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 Bowleven commences drilling operations at the Moambe exploration well on the Bomono Permit, onshore Cameroon.

North Energy Looks to Cut Cost after Dry Wells
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 Norway's North Energy says it will be looking at further cost-cutting measures after it drilled two dry wells during the second quarter.

COSL Signs Contract to Drill 2 Wells in Block 33/07 in East China Sea
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 Primeline Energy signs contract for China Oilfield Services Ltd. to drill two wells in Block 33/07 in the East China Sea.

Cairn Agrees Six-Well Drilling Plan with Senegal
Tuesday, August 18, 2015 Cairn Energy reaches an agreement with the government of Senegal over a development plan that includes an initial program of six exploration and appraisal wells.

Total Abandons Shale Gas Exploration at Well in Denmark
Tuesday, August 18, 2015 France's Total abandons exploration work at its shale well Vendyssel-1 in northwest Denmark, according to the Danish Energy Agency.

Transerv Energy Spuds Warro-5 Well in WA's Warro Gas Field
Tuesday, August 18, 2015 Transerv Energy spuds Warro-5 well in the onshore Warro gas field in Western Australia.

Total on Track to Start Bulgaria Offshore Drill in Early 2016
Monday, August 17, 2015 France's Total says it is on track to start drilling for oil and gas at an exploration site off Bulgaria's Black Sea coast early next year.

Otto Energy Reports Disappointment Over Hawkeye-1 Well Off Philippines
Monday, August 17, 2015 Otto Energy reports disappointment over Hawkeye-1 prospect in Service Contract 55 offshore the Philippines as the hydrocarbons found are not economic to develop.

Cooper Energy Updates on Drilling at Bunian-4 Well in South Sumatra
Friday, August 14, 2015 Cooper Energy updates on drilling at Bunian-4 well in the KSO Tangai-Sukananti Block in South Sumatra, Indonesia.

InterOil Completes Wahoo-1 Sidetrack Ops in PPL 474 in PNG
Thursday, August 13, 2015 InterOil to plug and abandon the Wahoo-1 well in PPL 474 in Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea.

WA's Praslin 1 Well Drilling Delayed by Minor Mechanical Issues on Rig
Thursday, August 13, 2015 Buru Energy reveals that drilling at the Praslin 1 well in Permit EP391 in Western Australia has been delayed by minor mechanical issues on the rig.

UK Government to Fast Track Shale Gas Planning Applications
Thursday, August 13, 2015 New measures are being introduced by the UK government to fast-track shale gas planning applications in the country.

West Telesto to Spud Sea Lion-1 Prospect in Gippsland Basin in Late August
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 The West Telesto jackup is likely to spud the Sea Lion-1 exploration well in permit VIC/P57 in the Gippsland Basin, offshore Australia in late August.

Kemp: US Shale Firms Slide Deep Into The Red On Low Oil Prices
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 US shale firms report large losses during the second quarter despite cutting costs and increasing output.

Quadrant Energy Finds Dry Hole at Levitt-1 Well in Permit WA-482-P Off WA
Tuesday, August 11, 2015 Quadrant Energy finds dry hole at the Levitt-1 prospect in WA-482-P permit offshore Western Australia.

Strike Completes Workover Ops at Klebb Wells in Australia's SCB Gas Project
Tuesday, August 11, 2015 Strike Energy successfully completes workover operations at three Klebb wells in the Southern Cooper Basin gas project in South Australia.

Maersk Giant Rig Wins North Sea Work with DONG Energy
Monday, August 10, 2015 Maersk drilling secures a 150-day contract for its Maersk Giant rig with DONG Energy.

Hawkeye-1 Well Reaches 8,740 Feet
Monday, August 10, 2015 Red Emperor Resources reports that its Hawkeye-1 well, offshore the Philippines, has drilled through to 8,740 feet.

Range Resources Plans to Increase Trinidad Production during 2H 2015
Friday, August 07, 2015 Range Resources plans to increase production in Trinidad during the second half of 2015, following a production decrease of eight percent during June and July.

Argentina Cuts Shale Drilling Costs But No New Joint Ventures Expected
Thursday, August 06, 2015 Argentina needs $200 billion in investment to develop its vast but barely tapped shale fields, but no joint ventures are expected soon, state oil company YPF says.

APLNG Completes Workover of Mahalo 6 Well in Queensland's Bowen Basin
Thursday, August 06, 2015 APLNG completes workover of the Mahalo 6 vertical intercept well in Permit ATP 337P in Queensland's Bowen Basin in Australia.

RH Petrogas Updates on Drilling at Fuyu 1 Block in China's Songliao Basin
Thursday, August 06, 2015 RH Petrogas provides an update on drilling at Fuyu 1 Block in China's Songliao Basin, while reporting a net loss of more than $2 million in the second quarter of 2015.

POE Provides Prospective Resource Report for Sumatra's East Jabung PSC
Wednesday, August 05, 2015 Pan Orient Energy provides an independent prospective resource report for the Anggun Prospect in East Jabung Production Sharing Contract in South Sumatra, Indonesia.

New Rigs Help Rowan Beat Profit Estimates
Wednesday, August 05, 2015 Rig operator Rowan reports a higher-than-expected quarterly profit thanks to new ultra-deepwater rigs and lower prices.

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