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BP: Potential Gas Play Could Open Up New Phase of North Sea Development
Tuesday, December 06, 2016 BP has started drilling a potential carboniferous gas play in southern North Sea block 43/26a, which could open up a new phase of development in the region, according to a company statement.

Zion Granted Approval to Drill Well Onshore Israel
Friday, December 02, 2016 Zion Oil & Gas has been granted approval by the State of Israel's petroleum commissioner to drill an oil well in Israel, within its 99,000 acre license.

Production Drilling Begins at Mariner Field in UK North Sea
Friday, December 02, 2016 Production drilling has started on the Mariner field in the UK North Sea, Statoil announced Friday.

Sound Energy Secures Drilling Rig for Badile Well
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 Independent energy company, Sound Energy, has signed a contract securing a drilling rig for its Badile exploration well in Italy.

Hurricane Energy Confirms Halifax Prospect Well
Monday, November 28, 2016 UK-based oil and gas company Hurricane Energy confirms it will drill the offshore UK Halifax prospect after the completion of the Lincoln well.

Two Appraisal Wells to be Drilled at SNE Field in 2017
Friday, November 25, 2016 FAR Ltd and its Senegal joint venture partners have agreed to drill 2 appraisal wells on the SNE oil field.

Lundin Norway AS Makes Oil, Gas Discovery in Southern Barents Sea
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 Lundin Norway AS makes an oil and gas discovery at the Neiden exploration well 7220/6-2R, located in PL609 in the southern Barents Sea.

Anti-Fracking Group Tries To Overturn UK Shale Gas Planning Application
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 Anti-fracking campaigners took to the High Court Tuesday in a bid to overturn one of the first planning applications to carry out shale gas drilling in the UK.

Texas Bill Would Give Super Majority Rights to Drill Old Wells
Monday, November 21, 2016 Current Texas law requires 100% of both working and royalty interest owners to sign off on enhanced well development, giving it the highest threshold of any oil-producing state.

Obama Said to Block Selling New Drilling Rights in U.S. Arctic
Thursday, November 17, 2016 The Obama administration is set to block the sale of new oil and gas drilling rights in U.S. Arctic waters under a five-year blueprint, handing a victory to environmentalists who said the activity threatened whales, walruses and other local wildlife.

Israel Accepting Bids For 24 Offshore Exploration Blocks
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 Israel is accepting bids for the rights to drill in 24 offshore exploration blocks as the country looks to bolster its oil and gas sector.

IGas Granted Consent to Drill 2 Onshore Wells in UK
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 Nottinghamshire County Council's Planning and Licensing Committee grants IGas planning consent to drill up to 2 exploratory wells in Misson Springs, North Nottingham.

Africa Oil, Partners To Begin Drilling New Kenya Wells In Dec
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 Africa Oil and its partners in Kenya will drill up to 8 exploration and appraisal wells starting from December to boost proven resources.

US Shale Firms Go Back To Work Buoyed By OPEC Deal, Trump Victory
Monday, November 14, 2016 US shale producers are redeploying cash, rigs and workers, cautiously confident the energy sector has turned a corner after Donald Trump's election victory and OPEC's recent output curb pledge.

Statoil to Drill Well in License P.2170
Monday, November 14, 2016 Statoil (U.K.) Limited confirms that it will drill a well in UK Seaward License P.2170 in summer 2017.

SDX Finalizes Drilling Location for South Disouq Well in Egypt
Monday, November 14, 2016 SDX Energy Inc. and its partner have agreed on the target and location for drilling a carried exploration well in the South Disouq concession in Egypt.

Range Resources Limited: QUN 160 Well Spuds in Trinidad
Friday, November 11, 2016 Range Resources Limited reveals that the QUN 158R development well in Trinidad, renamed QUN 160, has been successfully spudded.

GPK Spuds Fourth Production Well in KRI
Thursday, November 10, 2016 Gas Plus Khalakan, the sole contractor of the Khalakan production sharing contract in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, announces the spud of a 4th production well in the region, Shewashan-4.

Hurricane Energy Spuds Lincoln Well
Wednesday, November 09, 2016 Hurricane Energy plc announced Wednesday the spudding of the Lincoln well, located in the North Sea near the Lancaster discovery.

Wintershall Spuds Shuwaihat Offshore Well
Tuesday, November 08, 2016 Wintershall Holding GmbH has spudded the first Shuwaihat sour gas and condensate field offshore well, located near Abu Dhabi.

Prospect Of Offshore Oil Offers Mixed Blessing For Somalia
Monday, November 07, 2016 Somalia looks more likely to strike oil than gas in its long pursuit of offshore riches, making it easier for the African state to exploit any windfall.

Shell Commences Drilling Program in Tanzania
Thursday, November 03, 2016 Royal Dutch Shell plc announces the start of a drilling program covering two wells, in Block 1 and 4, in the Mafia Deep basin off Tanzania.

TE-7 Well Flow Rates Significantly Better Than Expected
Wednesday, November 02, 2016 Sound Energy reveals the TE-7 well, at the Tendrara license onshore Morocco, has achieved initial flow rates which are "significantly better" than the company's estimates.

Anadarko to Focus on Three Ds in E&P Investment
Wednesday, November 02, 2016 Anadarko officials believe that its future will be driven primarily by investment in oil assets in the Delaware and DJ basins and the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.

Drilling Companies Must Look to Iran for Growth
Wednesday, November 02, 2016 Iran is an untapped market for international drilling services firms, says Hannah Lewendon of Afraz Advisers.

Gaz Du Cameroun: Logbaba Gas Field Wells Spudded
Wednesday, November 02, 2016 Gaz du Cameroun S.A. announced Wednesday the spudding of development wells La-107 and La-108 in the Logbaba Gas Field located in Douala, Cameroon.

Total Expects 100,000 Bpd From Congo's Moho Nord In Early 2017
Tuesday, November 01, 2016 French oil major Total expects first production from Congo Republic's offshore Moho Nord field to add an extra 100,000 barrels a day when it starts early next year, a senior official said on Tuesday.

Tullow Oil Says To Restart Kenyan Exploration And Appraisal Next Month
Tuesday, November 01, 2016 Tullow Oil will restart exploration and appraisal drilling at Kenya's prolific South Lokichar field next month where it saw an upside potential of over 1 billion barrels of recoverable oil.

Statoil Temporarily Suspends Songa Enabler Rig
Monday, October 31, 2016 Statoil has decided to temporarily suspend the Songa Enabler mobile rig, which was originally scheduled for drilling on the Johan Castberg license.

Inpex Hits Gas Offshore Japan
Friday, October 28, 2016 Inpex Corporation reveals that gas has been found at an exploration well offshore the Shimane and Yamaguchi prefectures in Japan.

Roxi Hits Oil in Kazakhstan's Deep Well A6
Friday, October 28, 2016 Roxi Petroleum plc announced Friday that it has hit oil in Deep Well A6, located in Kazakhstan's BNG Contract Area.

Quadrant Flows Gas, Condensate from Roc-2 Offshore Australia
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 Quadrant Energy announces that the Roc-2 well, located offshore Australia, has flowed gas and condensate during testing.

ExxonMobil To Start Drilling First Liberia Well In November
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 ExxonMobil will start drilling its first exploratory well off the coast of Liberia in November.

Faroe Petroleum: Oil, Gas Discovery Made in Norwegian Sea
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 An oil and gas discovery has been made at the Njord North Flank in the Norwegian Sea, says independent oil and gas company Faroe Petroleum.

Solo Oil: Ntorya-2 Rig Mobilization Underway, Spud Expected December
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 Solo Oil plc announced Tuesday that site preparations for the Ntorya-2 appraisal well have now been completed and that the mobilization of the Caroil#2 rig from the Ntorya-1 wellsite is now underway.

Total E&P Norge Makes Gas Discovery Offshore Norway
Monday, October 17, 2016 Total E&P Norge, operator of production license 043, has made a gas/condensate discovery through wildcat well 30/4-3 S, located offshore Norway.

DNO Completes 3 New Production Wells in Kurdistan Region of Iraq
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 DNO ASA reports the completion of 3 new production wells at the flagship Tawke field in the Kurdistan region of Iraq.

BP Scraps Plan To Drill Off Australia's South Coast
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 BP Plc abandons plans to drill for oil and gas off the south coast of Australia, saying it can get better value for its exploration spending elsewhere.


 
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