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US Oil Drillers Cut Rigs to Lowest Since Aug-Baker Hughes
Friday, October 31, 2014 Energy companies reduce the number of rigs drilling for oil in the U.S. to the lowest since August.
Karoon Plans $150M Brazil Oil Well Drilling Plan, Seeks Partner
Friday, October 31, 2014 Karoon Gas Australia is trying to sell a stake in its Brazilian offshore oil-exploration blocks as it plans to start a $120 million to $150 million drilling program, its top South American executive says.
Oilex Progresses Proof of Concept Objectives for Cambay-77H Well in Gujarat
Friday, October 31, 2014 Oilex makes progress in achieving the proof of concept objectives for Cambay-77H well in Gujarat, India.
Hydraulic Stimulation Program Commences at Redland-1 Well in Queensland
Thursday, October 30, 2014 Beach Energy commences hydraulic stimulation program at Redland-1 well in ATP 855 in the Cooper Eromanga Basin in Australia.
Seadrill's West Telesto to Drill Sea Lion Prospect in VIC/P57 Off Australia
Thursday, October 30, 2014 Hibiscus Petroleum's unit contracts Seadrill's West Telesto jackup to drill the Sea Lion prospect in permit VIC/P57 offshore Australia.
Senex Spuds Akele-1 Prospect in South Australia Coooper Basin
Thursday, October 30, 2014 Senex Energy spuds Akele-1 prospect in PEL 110 in South Australia Cooper Basin.
Hoidi's Production Unit Inks 2 Jackup Rig Legs Construction Deal with CMHI
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 Hoidi International's production unit inks two jackup rig legs construction contract from China Merchant Heavy Industry.
Maersk Venturer Lands $17M Contract from Total to Drill Well Off Malaysia
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 Maersk Venturer lands $17 million contract from Total to drill a well offshore Malaysia in December.
Shelf Drilling Selects Drydocks World for Major Repair to High Island IV
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 Shelf Drilling awards a major repair contract for the company's High Island IV jackup to Drydocks World.
Lundin Abandons Gobi-1 Exploration Well in Natuna Sea as a Dry Hole
Monday, October 27, 2014 Lundin completes drilling at Gobi-1 prospect in Gurita production sharing contract in Indonesia's Natuna Sea, Indonesia with the well abandoned as a dry hole.
Lundin Spuds Kitabu-1 Exploration Well in Block SB307/308 Offshore Sabah
Monday, October 27, 2014 Lundin spuds the Kitabu-1 exploration well in Block SB307/308, offshore Sabah, Malaysia.
Preparations Underway for Production Test at Cambay-77H Well in Gujarat
Monday, October 27, 2014 Oilex discloses that preparations are underway to commence production test at Cambay-77H well in the Cambay production sharing contract in Gujarat, India.
Continental Confirms Productivity of Springer Play
Friday, October 24, 2014 Continental confirms potential of its Springer play with results from individual delineation wells.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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