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Natural Gas Flaring In Bakken Reduced Following New Regulations
Friday, October 24, 2014 A month after implementing new rules regarding the flaring of natural gas, the state of North Dakota was near compliance with the new limits as drillers in the Bakken work to reduce flaring.
China's Top Diplomat to Visit Vietnam Again Amid Sea Dispute
Friday, October 24, 2014 Chinese diplomat visits Vietnam over oil rig operating in part of the South China Sea that both countries claim.
Continental Confirms Productivity of Springer Play
Friday, October 24, 2014 Continental confirms potential of its Springer play with results from individual delineation wells.
CEO: Russia's Rosneft Will Continue Drilling In Arctic
Friday, October 24, 2014 Russia's largest oil producer Rosneft will continue to drill in the Arctic Kara Sea on its own after the departure of ExxonMobil.
Oilfield Discovered Onshore UK near London's Gatwick Airport
Friday, October 24, 2014 Several UK-focused oil explorers believe there at up to 20 million barrels of oil at a new field discovered near Gatwick Airport in southern England.
InterOil Provides Update on Raptor-1, Bobcat-1 Exploration Drilling in PNG
Thursday, October 23, 2014 InterOil provides update on exploration drilling program at permits PPL 475 and PPL 476 in Papua New Guinea.
GDF, BP Make 'Significant' Discovery in the UK North Sea
Thursday, October 23, 2014 GDF Suez and BP make a "significant" discovery in the UK zone of the central North Sea.
Savanna Inks $63.4M Rig Supply Deal for Australia's East Coast LNG Project
Thursday, October 23, 2014 Savanna Energy Services inks $63.4 million deal to supply four drilling rigs for a liquefied natural gas project in the east coast of Australia.
Shell Hits Gas in Pre-Salt Reservoir Offshore Gabon
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Shell discovers a "substantial" gas column offshore Gabon.
Hunt Energy to Provide Drilling Services in PEL444 in Cooper/Eromanga Basin
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 Holloman Energy reports that an agreement has been inked with Hunt Energy for drilling up to six wells in PEL444 in the Cooper/Eromanga Basin in South Australia.
Statoil Finds up to 80M Barrels of Oil near Grane Field
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 Statoil says it has proved new oil resources of up to 80 million barrels of recoverable oil in the Norwegian North Sea near the Grane field.
Stena Clyde to Drill Pryderi-1 Well in WA-424-P in Late Oct/Early November
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 The Stena Clyde semisub will mobilize to drill the Pryderi-1 well in permit WA-424-P offshore Western Australia in late October or early November.
FAR Raises Funds for Senegal Drilling Program
Monday, October 20, 2014 FAR secures funds to advance a drilling program offshore Senegal in West Africa after raising $41 million through a share placement.
Drilling Continues at Gaudi-1 Unconventional Gas Well in Queensland
Monday, October 20, 2014 Central Petroleum updates on drilling at Gaudi-1 unconventional gas exploration well in ATP909 in Queensland, Australia.
Kongsberg Signs $2.2M Drilling Software Contract with Petronas Carigali
Monday, October 20, 2014 Kongsberg signs $2.2 million drilling operations software and services contract with Petronas Carigali.
Mirach Gets Sumatra's Kampung Minyak Field KM13-A Well Petrophysics Report
Monday, October 20, 2014 Mirach Energy's unit receives a petrophysics report from PT Elnusa on KM13-A well in the Kampung Minyak oil field, South Sumatra, Indonesia.
Sidi Moussa Well Offshore Morocco Finds Oil
Monday, October 20, 2014 The SM-1 well, located on the Sidi Moussa block offshore Morocco, finds oil, Serica Energy reports.
Wressle-1 Well Confirms Potential Hydrocarbon-Bearing Zones
Monday, October 20, 2014 The Wressle-1 exploration well, onshore UK, confirms the presence of potential hydrocarbon-bearing zones in three separate intervals.
Vollgrav South Well Comes Up Dry
Friday, October 17, 2014 Lundin Petroleum reports its Vollgrav South exploration well, located on Norwegian production license 631, has come up dry.
Drilling Underway at Gobi-1 Well in West Natuna Basin's Gurita PSC
Friday, October 17, 2014 Nido Petroleum reports that drilling is underway at Gobi-1 exploration well in the Gurita production sharing contract in West Natuna Basin, offshore Indonesia.
Kea Secures Approval for NZ's Permit PEP 381204 Work Program
Thursday, October 16, 2014 Kea Petroleum secures governmental approval for a new committed stage of the work program for petroleum exploration permit 381204 in north Taranaki, New Zealand.
Maersk Deliverer Receives $378M Contract to Continue Work Offshore Angola
Thursday, October 16, 2014 Maersk Drilling clinches a $387 million two-year extension contract from Chevron for the Maersk Deliverer semisub to continue working at the Tombua Landana field offshore Angola.
Mosman Prepares for Extended Well Tests at its Petroleum Creek Asset in NZ
Thursday, October 16, 2014 Mosman Oil & Gas prepares for extended well tests at its Petroleum Creek asset in New Zealand.
China Rongsheng Updates on Drilling at Kyrgyzstan Oil Project
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 China Ronghseng Heavy Industries reports that drilling of five wells in the Kyrgyzstan oil project has been completed.
Eco Drills WBEXT-10B Well in Thailand's L44/43 & L33/43 Concessions
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 Eco Orient Energy recommences drilling at WBEXT-10B well in the L44/43 and L33/43 Concessions in Thailand.
KS Discoverer 1 Resumes Drilling in Kurdistan Under a New $4.5M Contract
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 KS Discoverer 1 resumes drilling in Kurdistan for OP Hawler Kurdistan under a new $4.5 million contract.
Planet Gas Updates on Drilling at Bagheera East-1 Well in SA's Cooper Basin
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 Planet Gas provides an update on drilling at Bagheera East-1 exploration well in PEL 514 in the South Australian Cooper Basin.
Lundin Strikes Oil in Barents Sea
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 Lundin finds up to 400 million barrels of recoverable oil equivalent at its Alta well in the Barents Sea.
Rosneft Subsidiary Conducts Record Fracturing Op at Urengolskoe Field
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 Rosneft reports that its Rospan International subsidiary has carried out a record hydrofracturing operation on its Urengolskoe field, onshore Russia.
Stena Clyde Semisub to Drill Pyderi-1 Well in Browse Basin in Late October
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 The Stena Clyde semisub will arrive at Pryderi-1 well in permit WA-424-P in the Browse Basin, offshore Western Australia to commence a drilling assignment in late October.
Beach Ends Hervey-1 Hydraulic Stimulation Program in ATP 855 in Queensland
Monday, October 13, 2014 Icon Energy reports that hydraulic stimulation program at Hervey-1 well in ATP 855 in Queensland, Australia has been completed.
Sound Oil Signs Gas Sales Agreements
Monday, October 13, 2014 Italy-focused Sound Oil signs gas sales agreements for two fields, and agrees a deal to purchase land for its Badile exploration well.
Lundin Spuds Gobi-1 Well in Natuna Sea with Hakuryu-11 Jackup
Monday, October 13, 2014 Lundin spuds the Gobi-1 exploration well in the Gurita production sharing contract in Natuna Sea, Indonesia.
Senex Finds Oil Shows at Bagheera East-1 Well in Cooper Basin's PEL 514
Monday, October 13, 2014 Senex Energy finds oil shows at Bagheera East-1 exploration well in PEL 514 in Cooper Basin, South Australia.
Statoil Completes Testing Operations at OzDelta-1 Well in Australia's NT
Monday, October 13, 2014 Statoil completes testing operations at OzDelta-1 well in Australia's Northern Territory.
North Sea Deal Activity Down During 3Q
Friday, October 10, 2014 Deal activity in the UK North Sea falls in 3Q 2014, according to new data from Deloitte's Petroleum Services Group.
Perenco Drills 'Encouraging' Well Offshore Gabon
Friday, October 10, 2014 Perenco's Sputnik-1 well produces "encouraging" results despite failing to find commercial hydrocarbons.
Real Energy Spuds Queenscliff-1 Well in ATP 927P in Cooper Basin
Friday, October 10, 2014 Real Energy spuds Queenscliff-1 well in Cooper Basin's ATP 927P in Queensland, Australia.
Senex Commences Cooper Basin's PEL 110 Drilling Program, Spuds Akela-1 Well
Friday, October 10, 2014 Senex Energy commences the 2014 drilling program for PEL 110 in South Australia's Cooper Basin with drilling of the Akela-1 well.
Hakurya-11 Commences Mobilization to Gobi-1 Well in Indonesia's Gurita PSC
Thursday, October 09, 2014 Hakuryu-11 jackup commences mobilization to the Gobi-1 well in Gurita production sharing contract in West Natuna Basin, offshore Indonesia.
Buru Energy Provides Update on the Firm's Operations in Australia
Thursday, October 09, 2014 Buru Energy provides an update on the Australian oil and gas firm's operations.
Lundin Spuds Well Targeting Storm Prospect
Thursday, October 09, 2014 Lundin Petroleum spuds an exploration well targeting the Storm prospect in the Norwegian North Sea.
IGas Plans Third UK Shale Gas Drill Next Month
Thursday, October 09, 2014 UK shale gas explorer IGas plans to drill its third well next month in the northwest of England.
Flowback Operations Continues at Cambay-77 Well in Gujarat, India
Wednesday, October 08, 2014 Oilex updates on flowback operations at Cambay-77H well in Cambay Production Sharing Contract in Gujarat, India.
Petrobras Confirms Oil Find at Espirito Santo Basin Offshore Brazil
Wednesday, October 08, 2014 Petrobras confirms oil find at BM-ES-23 concession in the Espirito Santo Basin offshore Brazil.
Roc Oil Spuds WZ12-10-2 Well in Beibu Gulf Block 22/12 Offshore China
Wednesday, October 08, 2014 Roc Oil spuds WZ12-10-2 exploration well in Beibu Gulf Block 22/12 offshore China.
Cairn Well Makes 'Substantial' Oil Find Offshore Senegal
Tuesday, October 07, 2014 Cairn Energy reports that its FAN-1 exploration well has found up to 2.5 billion barrels of oil.
Pegasi Spuds East Texas Well
Tuesday, October 07, 2014 Pegasi begins drilling at The Huntington #4 well in Marion County, Texas.
KS Discoverer 1 Contract in Kurdistan Terminated Due to Force Majeure
Friday, October 03, 2014 KS Energy reports that the contract for drilling services and charter of its KS Discoverer 1 onshore rig in Kurdistan has been terminated after client, OP Hawler, declared force majeure due to unrest in Iraq.
Mubadala Progresses Drilling at Thailand's Manora Oil Project
Friday, October 03, 2014 Mubadala Petroleum spuds two wells at the Manora oil development in the Gulf of Thailand ahead of first oil planned for later this month.
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