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Falcon 'Disappointed' with NIS over Mako Trough License
Monday, January 26, 2015 Falcon Oil & Gas says it is disappointed with partner NIS over its failure to drill a third well on the Hungarian Mako Trough license within the timeframe agreed.

Green Dragon on Target for 12BCF of Gas in 2015
Monday, January 26, 2015 Green Dragon Gas says it is on target to achieve its 2015 year-end production objective of 12 billion cubic feet of gas.

MEC Updates on Operations at Bonaparte Basin, Sydney Basin in Australia
Friday, January 23, 2015 MEC Resources updates on operations by the firm's unit, Advent Energy, at the onshore Bonaparte Basin and offshore Sydney Basin in Australia.

Tullow 'Encouraged' by Results at Epir-1 Well
Thursday, January 22, 2015 In spite of not being a discovery, Tullow says results from the Epir-1 well are 'encouraging'.

Taipan Provides Drilling Update on Badada-1 Well in Kenya's Block 2B
Thursday, January 22, 2015 Taipan Resources updates on drilling at Badada-1 well in Kenya's onshore Block 2B.

Icon Updates on Stimulation, Flow Testing Program in ATP 855 in Queensland
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 Icon Energy updates on the stimulation and flow testing program in permit ATP 855 in the Cooper-Eromanga Basin in Queensland, Australia.

ABS Grants Approval-in-Principle for HHI's Next-Generation Drillship Design
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 ABS grants approval-in-principle for Hyundai Heavy Industries' next-generation HD12000 heavy duty, wide beam drillship design.

Buru Updates on WA Operations, Including Damaged Valve at Yulleroo Project
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 Buru Energy provides update on operations in Western Australia, including the commencement of work to replace the damaged valve at Yulleroo 2 well.

Origin to Assess Development Options for Speculant-1 Well in Otway Basin
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 Origin Energy prepares to suspend Speculant-1 exploration well in Otway Basin, offshore Australia as it assesses development options for the gas discovery.

Caribbean Rex Finds Commercial Oil in Trinidad & Tobago's South Erin Block
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 Rex International Holding's unit Caribbean Rex drills two successful wells in South Erin Block in Trinidad & Tobago.

Lundin Spuds Zulu Prospect
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 Lundin Petroleum begins drilling on the Zulu prospect in the Norwegian North Sea.

CIMC Raffles Completes Assembly of North Dragon Semisub at Yantai Yard
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 CIMC Raffles successfully assembles the North Dragon semisub at Yantai shipyard in China ahead of delivery scheduled for December.

BHP Billiton Slashes Shale Drilling Amid Oil Crash
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 BHP Billiton says it would cut its shale drilling spend over the next six months as it looks to meet its promise not to cut dividends in the face of a collapse in iron ore, copper and oil prices.

Halliburton, Baker Hughes To Lay Off Thousands As Oil Slumps
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 Baker Hughes and Halliburton plan to cut thousands of jobs as drilling activity slows further due to a steep fall in crude oil prices.

UIL Energy Identifies New Leads at its Perth Basin Permits in WA
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 UIL Energy identifies new conventional leads at its Perth Basin permits in Western Australia.

Anadarko Spuds Kifaru-1 Well in Mozambique's Rovuma Onshore Block
Friday, January 16, 2015 Anadarko spuds the Kifaru-1 exploration well in the Rovuma Onshore Concession in northern Mozambique.

Horizon Oil Deems Results of Nama-1 Well in PNG's PPL 259 Non-Commercial
Friday, January 16, 2015 Horizon Oil reveals that the Nama-1 exploration well in permit PPL 259 in Papua New Guinea is not deemed to be commercially productive.

Kea Shuts in Production at Puka Site in NZ's Onshore Taranaki Basin
Thursday, January 15, 2015 Kea Petroleum shuts in production at its Puka site in PEP 51153 in New Zealand's onshore Taranaki Basin.

Linc Energy Drills Eba 1 Well in PEL 121 in Arckaringa Basin in SA
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 Linc Energy drills the Eba 1 vertical exploration well in PEL 121 in the Arckaringa Basin in South Australia.

Gas2Grid Commences Technical Program at Malolos Oil Field in Philippines
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 Gas2Grid commences technical program to appraise and develop the Malolos oil field in Cebu, Philippines, while seeking a partner for the project.

Senex's Latest Drilling in SA's Cooper-Eromanga Basin Fails to Excite
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 Senex Energy fails to find commercial quantities of oil in its financial year 2015 drilling program in South Australia's Cooper-Eromanga Basin.

Atwood Mako Secures Contract to Drill in Southeast Asia in Late March
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 Atwood Oceanics secures contract for jackup Atwood Mako to drill in Southeast Asia in late March.

Northern Offshore Issues Notice to Terminate Contract for Energy Searcher
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 Northern Offshore issues notice to terminate contract with a CAMAC's affiliate for the Energy Searcher drillship.

Strike Updates on Southern Cooper Basin Gas Project in SA's PEL 96
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 Strike Energy updates on the production testing program at its Southern Cooper Basin Gas Project in permit PEL 96 in South Australia.

Afren Says No Proven Or Probable Reserves At Iraqi Kurdistan Oilfield
Monday, January 12, 2015 Afren reports that there are no proven or probable reserves at its Barda Rash oilfield in Iraqi Kurdistan.

Gulfsands Sees Good Result at Moroccan Well
Monday, January 12, 2015 Gulfsands Petroleum says its Dardara Southeast 1 well in northern Morocco flowed at 7.1 million cubic feet of gas per day following its completion.

Frontier Considers Plan for Drilling in Oman's Block 38
Friday, January 09, 2015 Frontier Resources International considering plans to exploration drilling in Oman's Block 38, while seeking partners to farm-in to the acreage.

PNOC-EC to Farm-in to Phillippines' SC55, Otto Seeks Rig to Drill Hawkeye-1
Friday, January 09, 2015 Otto Energy reveals that PNOC-EC will farm-in for a 15 percent interest in Service Contract 55 offshore the Philippines, with the firm seeking a rig to drill the Hawkeye-1 well later this year.

RHP Reports Encouraging Results from Drilling at China's Yongping Oil Field
Friday, January 09, 2015 RH Petrogas reports encouraging results from its drilling operations at Yongpoing oilfield in Fuyu 1 Block in China's Jilin province.

Taipan Resources Spuds Onshore Badada-1 Well in Kenya's Block 2B
Thursday, January 08, 2015 Taipan Resources spuds the onshore Badada-1 well in Block 2B in Kenya.

Carnarvon Updates on Final Drilling Campaign at its Concessions in Thailand
Wednesday, January 07, 2015 Carnarvon Petroleum provides update on the final drilling campaign for 2014 at its L44/43 and L33/43 concessions in Thailand.

Lundin's Kopervik Well Turns Out Dry
Tuesday, January 06, 2015 Lundin Petroleum says its Kopervik exploration well is being plugged and abandoned as a dry hole.

AGR Wins Well Management Contract with Edison
Tuesday, January 06, 2015 AGR Petroleum Services wins a contract to deliver well management services to Edison Norge.

Greka Wins 30-Well Drilling Deal in China
Tuesday, January 06, 2015 Greka Drilling wins a contract worth $45 million to drill 30 wells in Shanzi Province, China, for Green Dragon Gas.

Oil Reserves at Tui Fields Offshore NZ Raise After Pateke-4H Well Review
Tuesday, January 06, 2015 Pan Pacific Petroleum reports higher reserves at Tui Area Oil Fields offshore New Zealand after a review of the Pateke-4H well in petroleum mining permit 38158.

Petrobras Ends Drilling at Pudim Well in Espirito Santo Basin Off Brazil
Tuesday, January 06, 2015 Petrobras completes drilling at Pudim extension well in Espirito Santo Basin offshore Brazil.

Pioneer: Freeze Hits Permian Oil Work, Wider Impact Seen
Tuesday, January 06, 2015 Pioneer Natural Resources says that icy winter weather has significantly disrupted its production and drilling operations in the Permian Basin in West Texas.

Cooper Energy Spuds Bunian-3 Oil Well in Sukananti KSO in Sumatra
Monday, January 05, 2015 Cooper Energy spuds the Bunian-3 oil development well in Sukananti KSO in South Sumatra, Indonesia.

Tanjung Offshore Services, Drilltec Form JV to Tap Malaysia Drilling Market
Monday, January 05, 2015 Tanjung Offshore Services forms a joint venture with Drilltec to serve the drilling market in Malaysia.

Jupiter Updates on Drilling at Well 19 in Kazakhstan's East Akkar Field
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 Jupiter Energy provides drilling update on Well 19 at the East Akkar field in Block 31 in Kazakhstan.

Breitling Energy Updates Ops at New Wilcox Sands Project
Tuesday, December 30, 2014 Breitling Energy announces drilling results of the New Wilcox Sands Project.

Lundin Drills Duster Offshore Norway
Tuesday, December 30, 2014 Lundin Petroleum drills a dry well at Lindarormen prospect offshore Norway.

Keppel AmFELS Clinches $100M Contract to Build Onshore Drilling Rig
Monday, December 29, 2014 Keppel AmFELS clinches a $100 million contract to build an onshore drilling rig for a major operator.

CIMC Raffles Wins Bid to Construct Jackup for Sinopec
Friday, December 26, 2014 China's CIMC Raffles wins bid to construct a jackup for Sinopec.

Lion Updates on Drilling, Resource Estimates at Seram PSC in Indonesia
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 Lion Energy provides update on drilling and resource estimates for the Seram (Non-Bula) production sharing contract in eastern Indonesia.

Lundin Comes Up Dry in the North Sea
Tuesday, December 23, 2014 Lundin Petroleum's wildcat well 33/2-1 on Norwegian production license 555 fails to find commercial hydrocarbons.

State:Texas Oil and Gas Drilling Permits Fall 50 Percent in November
Tuesday, December 23, 2014 Texas, the top oil-producing U.S. state, issues roughly half as many drilling permits in November as in October, as oil and gas producers scale back with the steep decline in crude prices since summer.

Judge Favors Providence in Transocean Dispute
Monday, December 22, 2014 Ireland's Providence Resources wins a case related to costs made against it by drilling firm Transocean.

BP, SOCAR Ink Caspian PSA Agreement
Monday, December 22, 2014 BP and SOCAR sign a new production sharing agreement to jointly explore for and develop potential prospects in the shallow water area around the Absheron Peninsula in the Azerbaijan sector of the Caspian Sea.

Statoil Makes Small Oil Discovery near Oseberg South
Monday, December 22, 2014 Statoil discovers up to 19 million barrels near the Oseberg South field in the Norwegian North Sea.

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