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Oil Drops on Rising U.S. Rig Count
Friday, July 03, 2015 Oil prices fall as a rising US rig count stokes fears of global oversupply.

Origin Energy Evaluating Drilling Results of Yolla-5 Well in Bass Straits
Friday, July 03, 2015 Origin Energy is evaluating drilling results of the Yolla-5 development well in permit T/L1 in Bass Strait, offshore Australia.

Det Norske Completes Ivar Aasen Delineation
Thursday, July 02, 2015 Det norske oljeselskap completes the drilling of three appraisal wells on the Ivar Aasen field.

Cooper Energy Reschedules Drilling Plans for Sukananti KSO in Sumatra
Thursday, July 02, 2015 Cooper Energy reschedules drilling plans for the Sukananti KSO in Sumatra, Indonesia and will spud Bunian-4 appraisal well in mid-July.

Opus Offshore Takes Delivery of Opus Tiger 1 Drillship in China
Thursday, July 02, 2015 Opus Offshore takes delivery of Opus Tiger 1 drillship from Shanghai Shipyard in China.

San Leon Signs Morocco Onshore Rig Contract
Thursday, July 02, 2015 San Leon Energy signs a rig contract for the drilling of the El Aaiun-4 well on the Tarfaya license, onshore Morocco.

Maersk Venturer to Mobilize to Hawkeye-1 Well in Palawan Basin in Late July
Thursday, July 02, 2015 The Maersk Venturer drillship will mobilize to drill the Hawkeye-1 exploration well in Service Contract 55 in the Palawan Basin, offshore Philippines in late July.

AOD Exercises Option to Build 2 R-550D Jackups at China's CSSC HPWC Yard
Wednesday, July 01, 2015 Alliance Offshore Drilling exercises option to build two R-550D jackups at China's CSSC Huangpu Wenchong Shipyard in Guangzhou, China.

Ocean America Mobilizing to Drill Levitt-1 Prospect in WA's Carnarvon Basin
Wednesday, July 01, 2015 Ocean America semisub is mobilizing to Levitt-1 prospect in permit WA-482-P offshore Western Australia to drill an exploration well in the first week of July.

DSME Delivers Songa Equinox Semisub, Newbuild to Work for Statoil in 4Q15
Wednesday, July 01, 2015 Songa Offshore takes delivery of newbuild Songa Equinox from Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering in South Korea and the semisub will soon head for Norway to work for Statoil at the Troll field.

Statoil Finds Oil, Gas near Gina Krog Field in the North Sea
Wednesday, July 01, 2015 Statoil makes a minor oil and gas discovery near the Gina Krog field in the Norwegian North Sea.

Germany Postpones Vote on Fracking Law amid Coalition Row over Details
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 Germany delays a parliamentary vote on new rules for the disputed technique of fracking for shale gas after coalition parties fail to agree on final details.

Rig Rout Puts Smaller Drillers in Front as Oil Majors Scale Back
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 Crude oil's plunge is leaving drilling rigs idle from Africa to Latin America as the world's biggest energy companies curtail spending and stall projects.

US Issues Potential Setback To Shell's Arctic Drilling Plan
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 The Obama administration issues a potential setback to Shell's Arctic oil exploration plan.

Zion in Talks with Viking for Land Rig to Drill in Megiddo-Jezreel License
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 Zion Oil & Gas is in discussions with Viking Services for the provision of a land rig to drill a well in the Megiddo-Jezreel License area in Israel.

AWE Spuds Waitsia-2 Appraisal Well in Western Australia's Perth Basin
Monday, June 29, 2015 AWE spuds Waitsia-2 appraisal well in Permits L1/L2 in Western Australia's Perth Basin.

Circle Oil Confirms Flow Rates at LAM-1 Onshore Morocco
Friday, June 26, 2015 Circle Oil confirms gas flow rates at the LAM-1 well, located on the Lalla Mimouna Permit onshore Morocco.

IGas Energy Reveals Revenue, Production Decrease
Friday, June 26, 2015 IGas Energy reveals a year on year revenue and oil production decrease, from 2014 to 2015.

Imperial Oil/Exxon/BP Group Defer Drilling In Canada's Arctic
Friday, June 26, 2015 Imperial Oil says it is deferring plans to drill an exploratory well in the Beaufort Sea in Canada's Arctic.

Red Emperor Raises Funds to Drill Hawkeye-1 Well Offshore Philippines
Friday, June 26, 2015 Red Emperor raises $4.53 million to fund drilling of the Hawkeye-1 exploration well in Service Contract 55 offshore the Philippines in late July.

CIMC Raffles Completes Mating Ops for Frigstad's UDW Semisub at Yantai
Thursday, June 25, 2015 CIMC Raffles completes mating operations for an ultra deepwater semisubmersible ordered by Frigstad at its yard in Yantai, China.

Roxi Secures License Extension for Kazakhstan's BNG Contract Area
Thursday, June 25, 2015 Roxi Petroleum announces that its license for the BNG Contract Area, located in the west of Kazakhstan, has been renewed for 3 years, ending on June 7, 2018.

Strike Commences Ops to Boost Water, Gas Production at SA's SCB Project
Thursday, June 25, 2015 Strike Energy commences operations to boost water and gas production at three Klebb wells in the South Cooper Basin Gas Project in South Australia.

Trapoil Drills Dry Well in UK North Sea
Thursday, June 25, 2015 Trapoil has come up dry in the Niobe exploration well, located in License P.1889 in the UK North Sea.

Lundin Petroleum Spuds Three Wells Offshore Norway
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 Lundin Petroleum announces that its wholly owned subsidiary Lundin Norway AS has spud two appraisal wells and one exploration well offshore Norway.

Suncor Energy Norge Drills Dry Well in North Sea
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 Suncor Energy comes up dry in the 25/10-13 S exploration well, located in production license 571 in the central part of the North Sea.

Heritage Oil Drills Kwila-1 Well in PPL 337 in Papua New Guinea
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 Heritage Oil drills Kwila-1 exploration well in PPL 337 in Papua New Guinea.

Tullow Oil Norge Drills Dry Well in Norwegian Sea
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 North Energy ASA announced Tuesday that Tullow Oil Norge has come up dry with its 6507/11-11 exploration well, located in production license 591 in the Norwegian Sea.

NuEnergy Gas Spuds RE-CBM-01CE Exploratory Well in Central Sumatra
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 NuEnergy Gas spuds RE-CBM-01CE well in Rengat Production Sharing Contract in Sumatra, Indonesia.

PetroNeft: Significant Production Growth Expected in 2015
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 PetroNeft announces in its annual results statement for 2014 that it expects a significant boost in production this year.

Aolong Prepares to Drill Niaoshan-1 Well in China's Heilongjiang Province
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 The Aolong Joint Venture prepares to drill Niaoshan-1 well in China's Heilongjiang province.

Wintershall Norge Secures Drilling Permit for Well 10/4-1 Offshore Norway
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has awarded Wintershall Norge AS a drilling permit for well 10/4-1, located in production license 734 offshore Norway.

Lansdowne Oil & Gas: Midleton Prospect Well to be Drilled in August
Monday, June 22, 2015 Lansdowne Oil & Gas announces that a well will be drilled at the Midleton prospect in license 4/07, offshore Ireland, in August 2015.

Edison Norge Spuds Haribo Exploration Well
Monday, June 22, 2015 Noreco Norway AS announces that the drilling of the Haribo prospect in Norwegian license PL616 has started.

Petro Matad Completes Farm-out of Blocks IV and V in Central Mongolia
Monday, June 22, 2015 Petro Matad announces that it has completed its farm-out of Blocks IV and V, located in Central Mongolia, to BG Group.

ADX Energy Gets 30-Month Extension on Romanian EX-10 Parta Permit
Friday, June 19, 2015 ADX Energy signs a 30 month extension agreement with Agentia Nationala Pentru Resurse Minerale (NAMR) for the exploration of the EX-10 Parta permit, onshore Romania.

Apache Fails to Find Hydrocarbons at Olympic 1 Well in WA's Permit EP 473
Thursday, June 18, 2015 Buru Energy says drilling at the Olympic 1 well in permit EP 473 in Western Australia has not uncovered any hydrocarbons so far.

Mosman Finalizing Plans to Drill Te Wiriki-1 Well in NZ's South Island
Thursday, June 18, 2015 Mosman finalizing plan to drill the Te Wiriki-1 exploration well in permit PEP 57608 in New Zealand's South Island.

Erin Energy Announces Production Start-Up at Oyo-7 Well Offshore Nigeria
Thursday, June 18, 2015 Production starts at Erin Energy's Oyo-7 well, which is located in OML 120 offshore Nigeria.

Novak: Russian Arctic Offshore Drilling To Be Postponed To 2016 Or Later
Thursday, June 18, 2015 Russia's Energy Minister Alexander Novak says that Arctic offshore drilling planned for this year will be postponed until 2016 or later.

Seadrill Partners Acquires West Polaris UDW Drillship for $540M
Thursday, June 18, 2015 Seadrill Partners acquires the West Polaris ultra deepwater drillship for $540 million.

Wintershall Norge Drills Dry Well in North Sea
Thursday, June 18, 2015 Wintershall Norge comes up dry in the wildcat well 35/12-5S, located southwest of the Gjoa field in the North Sea.

Huarong Energy Completes M656 Well Production Test in Kyrgyzstan Project
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 China Huarong Energy successfully completed production test of oil well M656 in the Kyrgyzstan Project.

Lundin Spuds 16/4-9 S Exploration Well in North Sea
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 Lundin Petroleum announces that its wholly owned subsidiary, Lundin Norway, has spud the 16/4-9 S exploration well on the Luno II North prospect, located in the North Sea.

Sechin Says Only That Rosneft On Schedule In Kara Sea
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 Rosneft is working on schedule in the Arctic Kara Sea, where it drilled the first well last year, CEO Igor Sechin says.

Wentworth Resources Discovers Gas at MB-4 Well in Tanzania
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 Wentworth Resources has discovered gas at the MB-4 development well in the Mnazi Bay Concession, located in southern Tanzania.

AWE Optimistic About Upside Potential of Waitsia Gas Field in Perth Basin
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 AWE says the Waitsia-1 drilling results confirm further upside potential of the Waitsia gas field in Perth Basin, Western Australia.

Sound Oil Abandons 2nd Nervesa Appraisal Well
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 Sound Oil abandons the second appraisal well on its Nervesa discovery pending a possible sidetrack at the well.

Tethys Oil Begins 3-Well Drilling Program in Lithuania
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 Tethys Oil announces that a three well drilling program on the Raseiniai license, onshore Lithuania, has commenced.

FOGL Spuds Humpback Well
Monday, June 15, 2015 Falkland Oil and Gas Limited (FOGL) announces that the Humpback exploration well, offshore the Falkland Islands, was spud on June 13, 2015.

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