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Drilling on Bianchi-1 Gas Appraisal Well Continues in WA-49-R
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 Tap Oil says the Bianchi-1 gas appraisal well is being drilled in Retention Lease WA-49-R offshore Carnarvon Basin, Western Australia.
Otto Updates on Galoc Phase II Development
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 Otto provides an update of drilling on the Galoc Phase II development.
Ichthys LNG Project Cuts First Steel for Hull of FPSO
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 Ichthys LNG Project cuts first steel for the hull of its FPSO facility at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering's Okpo yard in South Korea.
Karoon Engages CGGVeritas for 3D Seismic Survey in Permit WA-482-P
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 Karoon engages CGGVeritas Services to conduct marine 3D seismic survey over permit WA-482-P in the offshore northern Carnarvon Basin.
Coastal Energy Updates Recent Exploration Drilling off Thailand
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 Coastal Energy gives an update on the drilling of the Bua Ban North B-17 and Ko Kra A-01 exploration wells off Thailand.
Clough Sees Improved Revenue for Fiscal Year 2013
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 Australia-based engineering and services contractor Clough expects stronger revenue for fiscal year 2013.
AusGroup's Subsidiary Bags Contract for Gorgon Project
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 AusGroup's subsidiary MAS Australasia Ltd. bags a scaffolding services contract from CB&I and Kentz Joint Venture for the Gorgon Project off Australia.
Gas2Grid Successfully Drills Malolos Well
Monday, June 17, 2013 The operator is analyzing gathered samples from the Malolos well to determine its commercial vitality.
AusGroup Wins Insulation Contract for Ichthys LNG Project
Monday, June 17, 2013 AusGroup wins an insulation contract for the Ichthys LNG project in Australia.
CNOOC, Shell Awarded New Offshore Oil, Gas Permits in Australia
Monday, June 17, 2013 CNOOC and Shell among firms awarded permits in latest Australian licensing round.
Murphy Updates Results on Bassett West-1 Well in Browse Basin
Monday, June 17, 2013 Murphy says the Dufresne-1 prospect will be drilled in block WA-408-P after non-commercial gas was found at the Bassett West-1 well.
Origin Spuds 121-Ca Voi-1X Well off Vietnam
Monday, June 17, 2013 Origin spuds the 121-Ca Voi-1X well in Block 121 in the Phu Khanh Basin off central Vietnam.
SapuraKencana Seeks More Overseas Oil, Gas Projects
Friday, June 14, 2013 SapuraKencana hopes to clinch more contracts for overseas oil and gas projects.
Kidnapped British Worker Freed in Indonesia
Thursday, June 13, 2013 Kidnappers release a UK worker abducted from a Medco Energi well site in Indonesia.
Oil Spill Response Limited Opens Singapore Base
Thursday, June 13, 2013 Oil Spill Response Limited opens a new base in Singapore to speedily handle emergency oil spill incidents in the Asia Pacific region.
Nido Expects West Linapacan Oil Project Reserves Report Soon
Thursday, June 13, 2013 Nido Petroleum expects to receive an audited reserves report for the West Linapacan Oil Field redevelopment project in the Philippines soon.
Drilling Underway at Galoc Phase II Project
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 Otto begins drilling the Galoc-5H and Galoc-6H wells under the Galoc Phase II development.
Norwest to Progress Arrowsmith After Release of Reserves Estimates
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 Norwest Energy will progress plans for the Arrowsmith project in Australia, with the move supported by the release of a reserves estimates report.
Continental Acquires Majority Stake in Visionaire Energy
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 Continental acquires a shareholding stake in Visionaire Energy AS.
British Oil Worker Kidnapped in Indonesia
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 Briton working for Medco Exploration and Production is kidnapped in the Aceh province of Indonesia.
Inpex Awarded Exploration Permit WA-494-P in Australia
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 Inpex has been awarded exploration permit WA-494-P in Browse Basin, Western Australia by the government.
Western Australia Invites Bids for Oil Licenses
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 Western Australia invites bids for six petroleum exploration leases, including onshore blocks.
Kea Updates on Puka Drilling in New Zealand
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 Kea Petroleum plans to drill the Puka 3 well in New Zealand's onshore Taranaki Basin.
Buru to Restart Ungani Exploration Program in Australia
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 Buru Energy Limited (Buru) will restart its exploration in the Ungani area in Australia's Canning Basin.
Packers Plus, Senex Complete High Pressure Vertical Well in AU
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 Packers Plus Energy Services successfully completes a high pressure vertical well in the Cooper Basin of South Australia for Senex Energy.
Statoil Acquires Stakes in Exploration Permits in Australia
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 Statoil will acquire an interest in four exploration permits and two exploration permit applications in Australia's Northern Territory.
Mercur Rig Contracted for Vietnam Well
Monday, June 10, 2013 Songa Mercur is contracted by Idemitsu Oil & Gas for a well located offshore Vietnam.
Gas Found at Bassett West Offshore Western Australia
Friday, June 07, 2013 Santos reports that the Bassett West-1 exploration well in the Browse Basin has discovered gas.
Japanese Firms Confirm Gas, Condensate in Vietnam Blocks
Wednesday, June 05, 2013 Three Japanese energy firms have confirmed natural gas and condensate reserves in exploration blocks offshore Vietnam.
TAG Oil Lays Off 60 Workers at Sidewinder Site in New Zealand
Wednesday, June 05, 2013 TAG Oil lays off 60 workers and stops drilling operations at the newest well on its Sidewinder site following complaints of noise levels exceeding prescribed limits, a senior company official says.
Petronas 1Q Net Profit Falls 4.7%; 2013 Profit Likely Flat
Wednesday, June 05, 2013 Petronas says first-quarter net profit slipped 4.7% from a year earlier but 2013 earnings may still be steady on higher output.
Bengal Energy Wraps Up Drilling Ops at Cuisinier 9 Well
Tuesday, June 04, 2013 Bengal Energy announces that the Cuisinier 9 well, the fifth well in the 2013 Cuisinier appraisal drilling campaign, has been cased.
BG: Australian LNG Project on Budget
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 The head of BG Group's Australian unit says the company's $20.4 billion gas-export plant in Queensland will be completed in line with its revised budget.
Northern Petroleum Enters Shale Prospective Play in Australia
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 Northern Petroleum enters and secures a position in an Australian oil shale play.
Suu Kyi Plans to Attend Myanmar Oil Meeting
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 Myanmar opposition leader to lend her support for burgeoning Myanmar oil and gas sector by attending June summit.
Sembcorp Marine to Construct Jackup for Noble Corp.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 Sembcorp Marine secures another landmark deal from Noble Corp., increasing the total number of rigs the shipyard is ordered to build.
APPEA Chairman: Australia Must Respond to LNG Challenge
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 The Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association's annual conference started Monday with the issue of the country's high-cost environment a key talking point.
Woodside Plans Gas Hunt for Pluto Expansion
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 Woodside says it will restart efforts to find natural gas for the expansion of its Pluto export facility in Western Australia.
KrisEnergy Assesses Lengo's Commercial Vitality
Monday, May 27, 2013 The Lengo-2 well was plugged and abandoned and the rig was released.
African Potential Appeals to Australian Companies
Monday, May 27, 2013 Many Australian-based companies continue to view Africa as a source of potential resources in the oil and gas industry in favor of their home country.
Local Government in Indonesia Blocks Access to PetroChina Oil, Gas Wells
Monday, May 27, 2013 A local government in Indonesia blocks access to 14 oil and gas wells at a block in central Sumatra operated by a local unit of PetroChina, an official at the country's upstream oil and gas regulator says.
Shell CEO Says Australian LNG Faces Rising Challenges
Sunday, May 26, 2013 Australia's booming gas-export industry is facing mounting challenges, including rising costs and the potential for competing supplies from North America, Asia and East Africa, Shell CEO Peter Voser says.
Otto Energy Gearing Up for Galoc Phase II
Friday, May 24, 2013 The Ocean Patriot drilling rig is mobilizing to the Galoc field.
A View of the Atwood Orca
Friday, May 24, 2013 Rigzone takes a tour of the Atwood Oceanics' third Pacific Class 400 ultra-premium jackup, Atwood Orca.
Exxon, InterOil Discuss PNG Assets
Friday, May 24, 2013 Exxon Mobil is considering investing in InterOil Corporation's natural gas assets in Papua New Guinea.
Osaka Gas Buys PNG Gas Fields
Thursday, May 23, 2013 Osaka Gas buys stakes in natural gas assets in Papua New Guinea from Horizon Oil.
Salamander 'Frustrated' with Bedug Discovery
Thursday, May 23, 2013 Salamander announces that the Bedug-1 exploration well in the Bontang PSC has been concluded as a gas discovery.
Tangiers Executes Farm-Out Agreement
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 Tangiers Petroleum executes a farm-out agreement for two Australian exploration permits located in the Bonaparte Basin.
Pan Orient Notes Production Testing Progress at L53 Appraisal
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 Pan Orient Energy Corp. announced that the L53-DC3 appraisal well is currently on a 90 day production test producing 15 degree API oil.