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AWE Commences Flow Testing Program for Waitsia-1 Well in Perth Basin
Wednesday, October 07, 2015 AWE commences flow testing program for the Waitsia-1 well to further appraise the Waitsia gas discovery in the onshore Perth Basin, Western Australia.

Senex to Bring Spitfire-7 Well in SA's Cooper Basin Online in November
Wednesday, October 07, 2015 Senex Energy plans to bring the Spitfire-7 well in PPL 258 in South Australia's Cooper Basin online in November.

Beach Energy Spuds the Maroochydore-1 Exploration Well in Queensland
Tuesday, October 06, 2015 Beach Energy spuds the Maroochydore-1 prospect in ATP 924 in Queensland, Australia, marking the commencement of its financial year 2016 drilling program.

Perisai, PPL to Defer Delivery of Jackup Perisai Pacific 102 to March 2016
Tuesday, October 06, 2015 Malaysia's Perisai Petroleum Teknologi reaches agreement with Singapore's PPL Shipyard to defer delivery of newbuild jackup Perisai Pacific 102 to March 2016.

Lundin Spuds Barents Sea Well
Monday, October 05, 2015 Lundin Norway AS spuds exploration well 7220/6-2, located in PL609 on the Neiden prospect in the Barents Sea.

Perisai Farms-Out Contract for Perisai Pacific 101 Jackup to Hess
Monday, October 05, 2015 Perisai Offshore reaches agreement with PETRONAS Carigali and Hess to farm-out the contract for the Perisai Pacific 101 jackup to the latter for $26.9 million.

San Leon Energy: Rawicz-15 to Spud in November
Monday, October 05, 2015 San Leon Energy announces that the Rawicz-15 development well, located on the Rawicz field in Poland, will spud during November 2015.

Lundin Spuds Malaysia Well
Friday, October 02, 2015 Lundin Petroleum's wholly owned subsidiary Lundin Malaysia BV spuds the Mengkuang-1 exploration well in license PM307, offshore Malaysia.

Maersk Oil Makes Minor Gas Discovery Offshore Norway
Friday, October 02, 2015 Maersk Oil Norway AS makes a minor gas/condensate discovery near the Tyrihans field in the Norwegian Sea.

Buru Expresses Disappointment with Results of WA's Praslin 1 Drilling
Thursday, October 01, 2015 Buru Energy expresses disappointment with the drilling results at Praslin 1 well in Western Australia, while providing an update on the Victory 1 prospect in permit EP457.

Statoil Drills Dry Well in North Sea
Thursday, October 01, 2015 Wildcat well 25/11-28, located in the Statoil Petroleum AS operated production license 169, has come up dry.

India Draws Attention from Drilling Firms; Focuses on ONGC Tender
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 Drilling firms show keen interest in the Indian market, with attention focused in a tender by state-owned ONGC, local media says.

Shell to Explore for Oil, Gas in Block Offshore Bulgaria
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 Bulgaria picks Royal Dutch Shell to carry out deepwater oil and gas exploration of its Black Sea coast and plans to sign a contract by the end of October.

PetroNeft Sees No Sign of Oil Price Improvement, Vows to Grow Production
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 PetroNeft's Chairman, David Golder, believes "there is little sign of improvement in oil prices in the near term" and states that PetroNeft is focused on growing production in the future.

Sanctions, Oil Slump Delay Russian Offshore Drilling 2-3 Years
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 Russia's state-run energy giants Rosneft and Gazprom are delaying some offshore drilling by two to three years because of sanctions and weaker oil prices.

Adverse Weather Prevents Sea Lion-1 Spud Offshore Australia
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 The Sea Lion-1 exploration well, located offshore Australia, has been further delayed due to adverse weather conditions.

Triple Updates on Aolong Project's Drilling in China's Heilonjiang Province
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 Triple Energy provides update on drilling at 2 wells in the Aolong project in China's Heilongjiang province.

BG Acquires Repsol's Newfoundland Interests
Monday, September 28, 2015 BG Group acquires 3 non-operated positions offshore Newfoundland, Canada, from Repsol.

Bowleven Encounters Hydrocarbons Onshore Cameroon
Monday, September 28, 2015 Bowleven's Moambe exploration well, located on the Bomono Permit onshore Cameroon, encounters hydrocarbons.

KazMunaiGas EP Increases Capex to Drill New Wells in 2015
Monday, September 28, 2015 KazMunaiGas Exploration Production plans to increase its capital expenditure this year to pay for the drilling of additional wells at its main oilfields.

POE Prepares for Testing Ops at Onshore Akeh-1 Exploration Well in Sumatra
Monday, September 28, 2015 Pan Orient Energy prepares for testing operations at onshore Akeh-1 prospect in the Batu Gajah Production Sharing Contract in Sumatra, Indonesia.

Shell Ceases Alaska Exploration Activity
Monday, September 28, 2015 Shell will cease exploration activity offshore Alaska after failing to make a commercial find at the Burger J well, located in Alaska's Chukchi Sea.

FOGL: Drilling Restarts at Humpback, New Well for Isobel/Elaine Complex
Friday, September 25, 2015 Drilling recommences at the Humpback well, following the resolution of equipment issues which took longer than expected, and a new well is scheduled to be drilled on the Isobel/Elaine complex.

COSL Spuds LS23-1-1 Exploration Well in Block 33/07 in East China Sea
Friday, September 25, 2015 China Oilfield Services Ltd. spuds LS23-1-1 exploration well in Block 33/07 in East China Sea for Primeline Energy.

RoyalGate to Drill New Well in Equatorial Guinea's Block Z
Friday, September 25, 2015 RoyalGate Energy will drill a new well in Equatorial Guinea's Block Z in the first quarter of 2016.

Baker Hughes: US Oil Drillers Cut Rigs For 4th Week On Weak Crude
Friday, September 25, 2015 US energy firms cut oil rigs for a fourth week in a row this week, data shows, a sign the continued weak prices were causing energy firms to reduce drilling plans.

FAR in Farm-in Option Agreement for Senegal Offshore Block
Thursday, September 24, 2015 FAR Limited enters into a farm-in option agreement with a subsidiary of Trace Atlantic Oil Ltd for the Djiffere block offshore Senegal.

Independent 'Makes Progress' Towards Drilling Skipper Well
Thursday, September 24, 2015 Independent Oil & Gas makes "significant progress" towards drilling a well on the Skipper license in the UK North Sea.

Range On Track for 1,000 Bopd in Trinidad by End 2015
Thursday, September 24, 2015 Range Resources is on track to achieve its previously announced production target of 1,000 barrels of oil per day in Trinidad by the end of 2015.

Transerv: Warro Field May Be Bigger Than First Thought
Thursday, September 24, 2015 Transerv Energy believes the Warro field onshore Australia may be bigger than previously thought, after a 574 foot gas interval was encountered at the Warro-5ST well.

VNG Norge Spuds Blink Prospect Well in Norwegian Sea
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 Faroe Petroleum reports that its partner VNG Norge has spud a new well targeting the Blink prospect in the Norwegian Sea.

Roc Oil Spuds QK12-3-1D Exploration Well in China's Bohai Bay Basin
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 Roc Oil spuds QK12-3-1D exploration well in Block 09/05 in China's Bohai Bay Basin.

Tethys Oil: Tidikas-1 Well Hits Oil Onshore Lithuania
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 The Tidikas-1 exploration well on the Raseiniai license, onshore Lithuania, encounters a combined oil column of almost 170 feet in 2 different lime stone formations.

Comet Ridge Report on Progress at Queensland's ATP 337P Mahalo Project
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 Comet Ridge reports on the progress made at the ATP 337P Mahalo Project in Queensland, Australia.

Husky Scraps Seadrill Drilling Contract
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 Husky Oil Operations cancels a drilling contract with Seadrill for the West Mira (UDW semisub).

Aolong JV Continues Drilling at Niaoshan-1, Yixin-1 Wells in China
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 The Aolong Joint Venture continues drilling at Niaoshan-1 and Yixin-1 wells in China's Heilongjiang province.

Transerv Encounters Gas Shows at Warro-5ST Well in WA's Warro Field
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 Transerv Energy encounters gas shows at Warro-5ST well in the Warro field in Western Australia.

InterOil Conducts Successful Flow Test at Triceratops-3 Well in PNG
Monday, September 21, 2015 InterOil says the Triceratops-3 appraisal well in Petroleum Retention License 39 in Papua New Guinea successfully flowed gas and condensate.

Egdon Completes PEDL005(R) Farm-Outs
Monday, September 21, 2015 Egdon Resources completes 2 separate farm-out agreements for License PEDL005(R), located in Lincolnshire, UK.

NNPC: Nigeria's State Oil Company Secures $1.2B Drilling Financing Package
Monday, September 21, 2015 Nigeria's state oil company secures a $1.2 billion multi-year drilling financing package to contribute to the running of 36 oil wells to be operated as part of a joint venture deal.

Golan Heights Drilling Confirms Presence of Hydrocarbons in N. Israel
Friday, September 18, 2015 Afek Oil & Gas confirms the presence of hydrocarbons at the territory it is currently drilling in northern Israel, but denies finding commercial oil (yet).

Shale Driller Debt Burden Puts 400,000 Oil Barrels at Risk
Friday, September 18, 2015 As much as 400,000 barrels a day of oil production is at risk as US shale companies like run out of money and slow drilling.

COSL to Drill LS23-1-1 Well in Block 33/07 in East China Sea Shortly
Friday, September 18, 2015 China Oilfield Services Ltd. is on track to drill the LS23-1-1 well in East China Sea's Block 33/07 shortly.

Refracking Service Could Create 'Boom of a Boom' in Shale Recovery
Friday, September 18, 2015 Halliburton officials say refracking is here to stay, touting the results seen with its recently released ACTIVATE refracturing service.

MOL, Mari Petroleum Hit Oil, Gas in Pakistan
Friday, September 18, 2015 MOL Group announces that a new crude oil, condensate and natural gas discovery has been made in the Karak Block, located in Pakistan.

Suncor Granted Drilling Permit for North Sea Well
Friday, September 18, 2015 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate grants Suncor Energy Norge AS a drilling permit for well 25/10-14 S, located in production license 571 in the central North Sea.

US Oil Drillers Cut Rigs for Third Week on Weak Crude Prices
Friday, September 18, 2015 US energy firms cut oil rigs for a third week in a row, a sign the latest crude price weakness is causing drillers to put plans on hold.

WellDog, Silixa Join Forces to Develop New O&G Technical Solutions
Friday, September 18, 2015 WellDog and Silixa join forces to develop new sensing solutions for the oil and gas industry.

Galilee Energy Mobilizes Workover Rig for ATP 529P Project in Queensland
Thursday, September 17, 2015 Galilee Energy mobilizes a workover rig and commences operations at its ATP 529P project in the Galilee Basin in Queensland, Australia.

FAR Commences Senegal 3D Seismic Survey with JV Partners
Thursday, September 17, 2015 FAR commences a new 3D seismic survey, with its joint venture partners, over the Sangomar Deep, Sangomar and Rufisque permits, located offshore Senegal.

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