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Drilling Continues at Irwin-1 Exploration Well in Onshore Perth Basin
Wednesday, April 01, 2015 AWE reports that drilling continues at Irwin-1 exploration well in onshore Perth Basin, Western Australia.

Jupiter Updates on Kazakhstan Operations, Drilling at East Akkar Field
Wednesday, April 01, 2015 Jupiter Energy updates on operations in Kazakhstan, including drilling at Well 19 in the East Akkar field.

Northern Offshore Delays Delivery of 2 Jackups Now Being Built in China
Wednesday, April 01, 2015 Northern Offshore negotiates a nine-month delay in deliveries of its newbuild jackups Energy Engager and Energy Encounter.

Samson Exploring Strategic Alternatives Due to Low Oil Prices, Debt
Wednesday, April 01, 2015 Samson Resources is exploring strategic alternatives as the company struggles with high debt.

Key Receives Environmental Plan Approval for Dunnart-2 Test Program in WA
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 Key Petroleum receives approval of its environmental plan for the Dunnart-2 testing program in EP437 in Perth Basin, Western Australia.

KrisEnergy Finds Thailand's Rossukon-2ST Well Drilling Results Encouraging
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 KrisEnergy says the Rossukon-2ST well in Gulf of Thailand's G6/48 license encountered the highest net pay of three discovery wells drilled so far in the Rossukon area.

US Approval Moves Shell A Step Closer To Arctic Drilling
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 The US Interior Department upheld a 2008 lease sale in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska, moving Shell a step closer to returning to oil and gas exploration in the Arctic.

VAALCO Encounters Disappointment at Kindele-1 Exploration Well Off Angola
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 VAALCO plugs and abandons the Kindeke-1 exploration well in Block 5, offshore Angola after encountering disappointing drilling results.

Drilling Commences at Perlubie-3 Appraisal Well in PPL 247 in Cooper Basin
Monday, March 30, 2015 Drilling commences at Perlubie-3 appraisal well in permit PPL 247 in the Cooper Basin, South Australia.

AWE Spuds Irwin-1 Exploration Well in Onshore Perth Basin
Thursday, March 26, 2015 AWE spuds the Irwin-1 exploration well in Perth Basin, Western Australia.

Lion Reports Significant Gas Shows at Lofin-2 Well in Indonesia's Seram PSC
Thursday, March 26, 2015 Lion Energy says CITIC finds significant gas shows at Lofin-2 appraisal well in the Seram (Non-Bula) Production Sharing Contract in eastern Indonesia.

KrisEnergy Successfully Drills Rossukon-2 Well in Gulf of Thailand
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 KrisEnergy successfully drills the Rossukon-2 exploration well in G6/48 license in the Gulf of Thailand.

Lundin Spuds Appraisal Well on Alta Discovery
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 Lundin Petroleum spuds an appraisal well on the Alta discovery in the southern Barents Sea.

Petrobras Confirms Presence of Hydrocarbons at C1 Well in Santos Basin
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 Petrobras confirms presence of hydrocarbons at C1 well in Libra block in Santos Basin, offshore Brazil.

Rosneft Cancels Rig Contract With North Atlantic Drilling
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 Rosneft cancels a contract for a two-and-a-half year rig contract with Northern Offshore and Seadrill's North Atlantic Drilling Ltd.

Cooper Energy Plans Production Test at Bunian-3 Development Well in Sumatra
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 Cooper Energy plans to carry out production testing at Bunian-3 development well in Sukananti KSO in South Sumatra, Indonesia.

Apache Contracts Ocean America to Drill Levitt-1 Well in Carnavon Basin
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 Apache contracts Diamond Offshore's Ocean America semisub to drill the Levitt-1 prospect in permit WA-482-P in the Carnarvon Basin, offshore Western Australia.

Atwood Falcon to Complete Drilling Munia Prospect in Perth Basin in April
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 Murphy plans to complete drilling the Munia exploration well in WA-481-P offshore Western Australia in April after failing to find hydrocarbons at two other prospects in the permit.

Kiln Lane-1 Well Disappoints
Monday, March 23, 2015 Kiln Lane-1 in northeast Lincolnshore, England, is to be plugged and abandoned after sandstones were found to be water wet.

Olinda Star Semisub to Drill Kangaroo West-1 Well in Santos Basin Soon
Friday, March 20, 2015 The Olinda Star semisub will move to drill the Kangaroo West-1 exploration well in Block S-M-1165 in Santos Basin, offshore Brazil after completing work at the Kangaroo-2 appraisal well.

KrisEnergy Spuds Rossukon-2 Exploration Well in G6/48 in Gulf of Thailand
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 KrisEnergy spuds the Rossukon-2 exploration well in Block G6/48 in the Gulf of Thailand as it kicks off a drilling campaign in Thailand.

Kina Petroleum Prepares to Drill 2 Exploration Wells in PPL 337 in PNG
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Kina Petroleum prepares to drill two exploration wells in PPL 337 in Papua New Guinea.

KNOC Contracts Land Rig 'KS Discoverer 1' for Drilling in Kurdistan
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 KS Energy's onshore rig KS Discoverer 1 secures contract from Korea National Oil Corp. to drill in Kurdistan, Iraq.

Lime's Gemini Prospect Comes up Dry
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Lime Petroleum says its Gemini well on Norwegian license PL338C is dry but a further appraisal well is planned near the license's Rolsnes oil discovery for the second half of 2015.

TAG Oil Prepares Cheal-E2 Well in Taranaki Basin's PEP 54877 for Production
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 TAG Oil prepares Cheal-E2 well in PEP 54877 in New Zealand's Taranaki Basin for production.

Atwood Osprey Semisub Temporarily Out of Service for Repairs
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 Atwood Osprey semisub temporarily put out of service as repairs are needed after drifting from its drilling location off the north west coast of Australia during Cyclone Olwyn.

Lion Energy Continues Drilling at Lofin-2 Well in Seram PSC in Indonesia
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 Lion Energy continues with drilling operations at the Lofin-2 appraisal well in Seram (Non-Bula) Production Sharing Contract in eastern Indonesia.

Eni Makes 'Significant' Gas, Condensate Discovery Offshore Libya
Monday, March 16, 2015 Italy's Eni makes a 'significant' discovery of gas and condensate offshore Libya.

Anadarko Terminates Drilling Contract for Belford Dolphin Drillship
Monday, March 16, 2015 Dolphin Drilling receives contract termination notice from Anadarko for the Belford Dolphin drillship.

Origin Spuds Yolla-5 Production Well in Bass Strait with West Telesto
Monday, March 16, 2015 Origin Energy spuds Yolla-5 production well in Bass Strait offshore Australia using the West Telesto jackup.

Real Energy Updates on Operations at 2 Cooper Basin Wells in Queensland
Monday, March 16, 2015 Real Energy provides update on operations at Tamarama-1 and Queenscliff-1 wells in Cooper Basin, Queensland, Australia.

Shango Well Spuds in the Norwegian North Sea
Monday, March 16, 2015 Total begins drilling the Shango exploration well in the Norwegian North Sea.

IEV Conducts Production Testing at CLS-1TW Well in West Java's Pabuaran KSO
Friday, March 13, 2015 IEV progresses production testing at CLS-1TW development well in Pabuaran KSO block, West Java, Indonesia.

Drilling Resumes at ExxonMobil's Point Thomson
Thursday, March 12, 2015 ExxonMobil resumes drilling at Point Thomson on Alaska's North Slope as construction continues toward bringing the initial production system online.

Real Energy Confirms Queenscliff-1 Well in Cooper Basin as a Gas Discovery
Thursday, March 12, 2015 Real Energy confirms Queeenscliff-1 well in exploration permit ATP927P in Cooper Basin, Queensland, Australia as a gas discovery.

Key Petroleum Prepares for Dunnart-2 Well Testing Program in Perth Basin
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 Key Petroleum prepares for an upcoming testing program at Dunnart-2 exploration well in permit EP437 in the Perth Basin, Western Australia.

Cue Energy Takes Full Ownership of Kutei Basin's Mahakam Hilir PSC
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 Cue Energy completes the acquisition of a 60 percent interest in Mahakam Hilir production sharing contract in Kutei Basin, Kalimantan, Indonesia.

Strike Continues Flow Testing Operations at Le Chiffre 1, Klebb Wells in SA
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 Strike Energy continues flow testing operations at Le Chiffre 1 and Klebb wells at the Southern Cooper Basin Gas Project in PEL 96 in South Australia.

Spanish Point Appraisal Well Deferred
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 Cairn Energy reveals in its results statement for 2014 that an exploration/appraisal well planned near the Spanish Point discovery offshore Ireland will be deferred.

Cairn Bucks Trend by Increasing Oil Exploration Budget
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 Cairn Energy announces an increase to its exploration budget for 2015.

Africa's Oil 'Sweet Spots' Still Viable After Price Rout
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 African oil explorers will keep drilling in select locations such as onshore East Africa and less-complex projects offshore West Africa.

KS Energy's Unit Secures $7.2M Drilling Contract for Jackup KS Java Star
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 KS Energy's unit PT Atlantic Oilfield Services and the latter's joint venture partner Pertamina Drilling Services Indonesia secure a $7.2 million drilling contract for jackup KS Java Star.

BP Makes Second Deepwater Gas Find Off Egypt
Monday, March 09, 2015 BP makes a second large gas discovery offshore Egypt as part of a concession estimated to contain more than 5 trillion cubic feet of natural gas.

Interra Spuds CHK 1197 Development Well in Myanmar’s Chauk Oil Field
Friday, March 06, 2015 Interra Resources commences drilling at CHK 1197 development well in Myanmar's Chauk oil field.

Comet Ridge Updates on Mahalo 7 Horizontal Well Project in Queensland
Friday, March 06, 2015 Comet Ridge updates on the Mahalo 7 horizontal surface to in-seam well project in Mahalo Block in Queensland's Bowen Basin, Australia.

Linc Energy Resumes Drilling at Eba 1 Well in PEL 121 in South Australia
Thursday, March 05, 2015 Linc Energy resumes drilling at Eba 1 well in PEL 121 in the Arckaringa Basin in South Australia after delays caused by a leaking wash pipe.

Circle Abandons Shisr-1 Well Due to Drilling Difficulties
Wednesday, March 04, 2015 Circle Oil says it will plug and abandon its Shisr-1 well on Block 49, onshore Oman, due to drilling difficulties.

Beach Energy Finds Gas at Ragnal-1 and Oil at Martlet-1 Wells in Australia
Wednesday, March 04, 2015 Beach Energy discovers gas at Ralgnal-1 well in PRL 130 and oil at Martlet North-1 well in PRL 148 in Australia.

Gas Flows from 3rd Interval of Wressle-1 Well
Tuesday, March 03, 2015 Egdon Resources reports that gas has flowed at 1.7 million cubic feet per day from the Penistone Flags interval of the Wressle-1 well, onshore UK.

Mosman Finds Further Traces of Oil at Crossroads-1 Well in New Zealand
Tuesday, March 03, 2015 Mosman Oil and Gas finds further evidence of oil at Crossroads-1 well in Petroleum Creek permit in New Zealand.

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