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No-Name US Oil Driller Gets Shot at World's Top Reserves
Wednesday, August 09, 2017 'It's very unorthodox to see a small player like Horizontal Well Drillers pop up on a project this size,' said Luke Lemoine, an energy analyst at Capital One Securities Inc.

US To Relax Rules Protecting Sage Grouse, In Win For Oil Drillers
Monday, August 07, 2017 The US Interior Department launches an overhaul to an Obama-era plan to protect sage grouse that it says aims to both preserve the species of bird while expanding opportunities for oil.

From a Little-Known Shale Play in New Mexico, BP Gets a Gusher
Monday, August 07, 2017 BP may have just found a gem in a largely ignored corner of New Mexico.

Greece Launches New Offshore Oil And Gas Tenders
Monday, August 07, 2017 Greece launches two tenders for offshore oil and gas exploration and exploitation in the west and south of the country, the energy ministry says.

Energy Explorers Search Pakistani 'Wild Cat Areas' as Fields Dry
Sunday, August 06, 2017 Pakistan's state-owned companies are spending record amounts on energy exploration, including in areas more known for separatist insurgency, as old fields start to dry up.

Repsol Says Drilling Suspended On Vietnam Oil Block Disputed By China
Wednesday, August 02, 2017 Repsol says it had suspended oil drilling in a block off Vietnam, where the prospecting in South China Sea waters claimed by China had infuriated Beijing and brought Chinese pressure on Vietnam to stop.

Malaysia's Petronas Says Awarded Shallow-Water Oil And Gas Block In Mexico
Wednesday, August 02, 2017 Petronas says it has been awarded a shallow-water oil and gas exploration block that it will jointly operate with Ecopetrol in the Mexican portion of the Gulf of Mexico.

Nigeria To Continue Oil Exploration In Lake Chad Basin Despite Kidnapping
Monday, July 31, 2017 Nigerian scientists will continue to search for oil in the restive Lake Chad Basin region despite a kidnapping of some researchers by suspected Boko Haram members.

Canadian Industry Body Boosts Oil, Gas Drilling Forecast By 8%
Monday, July 31, 2017 Canadian light oil producers will drill more wells than previously expected this year as the sector benefits from investors transferring capital out of the oil sands.

Nikkei: ADNOC To Decide On Japan Oil Concession Renewal By Early Next Year
Friday, July 28, 2017 ADNOC expects to make a final decision on whether to renew Japanese firms' oil concessions in Abu Dhabi oilfields before year-end or very early next year.

Vietnam: Others Should Respect Its Right To Drill For South China Sea Oil
Friday, July 28, 2017 Vietnam says other countries should respect its legitimate right to drill for oil in its waters amid growing tension with China.

Statoil Scales Down Exploration Plans For 2017
Thursday, July 27, 2017 Statoil has reduced its exploration ambitions for 2017 and will drill around 30 wells.

Tullow Plans More Ghana Wells Once Maritime-Border Spat Settled
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 Tullow Oil plans to drill more wells off Ghana once a ruling on a border dispute is out of the way.

China Urges Halt To Oil Drilling In Disputed South China Sea
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 China's Foreign Ministry has urged a halt to oil drilling in a disputed part of the South China Sea.

Total, BP Unit, YPF Boost Investment in Argentina's Vaca Muerta
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 The investment is the largest specific project announcement since March in Vaca Muerta, one of the world's largest shale formations.

Kemp: US Drilling Costs Start To Rise As Rig Count Climbs
Friday, July 14, 2017 US oil and gas E&P companies are paying more to hire drilling rigs as the number of rigs still idle after the slump declines.

Collecting Cash From Shale Without a Dime Spent on Drilling
Friday, July 14, 2017 America's drilling boom is making a hot commodity out of one of the stodgiest of oilfield assets, the monthly royalty check.

Trump Administration Approves Eni Plan To Drill Offshore Alaska
Thursday, July 13, 2017 Eni US will become the first energy company allowed to explore for oil in federal waters off Alaska since 2015.

Philippine Official: Drilling For Oil In Disputed Sea May Resume This Year
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 Drilling for oil and natural gas on the Reed Bank in the South China Sea may resume before the end of the year, a Philippine energy official says.

Total To Drill For Gas Off Cyprus Despite Collapse Of Peace Talks
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 The 'West Capella' drilling vessel contracted by France's Total and Italy's ENI moved into position to start exploring for gas off Cyprus.

Statoil Drills Dry Wells Off Canada's Newfoundland
Monday, July 10, 2017 Statoil and Canada's Husky Energy have hit dry wells in a prospect in the Atlantic offshore Newfoundland for which they had high hopes, Statoil says.

US Drillers Add Oil Rigs, Pace Remains Slow -Baker Hughes
Friday, July 07, 2017 The pace of additions has slowed in recent months.

BB-1 Described as 'Key Well'
Monday, July 03, 2017 The Broadford Bridge-1 exploration well in the UK's weald basin has been described as a 'key well'.

TECH SHOWCASE: A 'Blindness' Cure for Operators
Monday, July 03, 2017 'Internet of Things' platform takes guesswork out of measuring fluid levels, gas flow, says exec. Image source: Weir Oil & Gas.

US Oil Drillers Cut Rigs for First Week Since January - Baker Hughes
Friday, June 30, 2017 Analysts, however, noted the weekly decline in the rig count was likely just a brief pause in a drilling recovery.

Kemp: US Shale Producers Are Drilling Themselves into a Hole
Friday, June 30, 2017 Drilling and production are rising. Prices are declining.

Hurricane Energy to Raise $520 Mln to Fund North Sea Field
Friday, June 30, 2017 The funds will go towards financing an early production system (EPS) to test the Lancaster field ahead of a full field development decision.

US Drillers Add Oil Rigs for Record 23rd Week in a Row -Baker Hughes
Friday, June 23, 2017 U.S. energy firms added 11 oil rigs in the week of June 23, Baker Hughes said Friday.

Greece Approves Offshore Applications by Total-ExxonMobil, Energean
Friday, June 23, 2017 Greece approved applications submitted by a consortium of Total, ExxonMobil and Hellenic Petroleum, its energy ministry said.

UK Wants To Revive Gas Extraction In Oldest Part Of North Sea Oil Basin
Thursday, June 22, 2017 Britain wants oil and gas drillers to recover pockets of gas that are more difficult to reach in a part of the North Sea.


 
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