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Eland to Raise Funds for Gbetiokun-1 Well in Nigeria
Friday, April 29, 2016 Eland Oil & Gas plc aims to raise approximately $15 million through a placing of its shares in order to fund operations at the Gbetiokun-1 well in Nigeria.

Falcon Outlines Drilling Plans for its Australia's Beetaloo Basin Assets
Friday, April 29, 2016 Falcon Oil & Gas outlines plans for drilling at its Beetaloo Basin assets in Australia's Northern Territory.

Hutton Poland Secures Kolo License
Thursday, April 28, 2016 Hutton Poland Limited is formally awarded the Kolo License in Poland.

Sound Energy Expects to Receive Permission to Drill Badile Well in May
Thursday, April 28, 2016 Sound Energy expects to receive written permission to drill a well in the Badile permit in Northern Italy from the Italian Ministry of Economic Development during May.

Mubadala Completes Drilling 2 Development Wells in Thailand's Manora Field
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 Mubadala Petroleum completes the drilling of 2 development wells in the Manora oil field in the Gulf of Thailand.

Ocean Rig Acquires an Ultra Deepwater Drillship for $65M
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 Ocean Rig acquires an ultra deepwater drillship through an auction for $65 million.

Otto Energy Updates on Drilling at SM-71 #1 Discovery in the Gulf of Mexico
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 Otto Energy updates on drilling operations at the SM-71 #1 oil discovery in South Marsh Island Block 71 in the Gulf of Mexico.

ONGC Plans to Drill 17 Exploration Wells in India's Shale Oil, Gas Blocks
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 ONGC intends to drill up to 17 shale oil and gas exploration wells in India for around $105 million.

Empire Completes Testing Program at RGN-1 Well in WA's Permit EP 389
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 Empire Oil & Gas completes testing program at Red Gully North-1 discovery in permit EP 389 in Western Australia.

Singapore High Court Grants Stay of the Action in PPLS-MPD Jackup Spat
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 Singapore High Court grants Marco Polo Drilling a stay of the action on arbitration proceedings commenced by PPL Shipyard over the termination of a jackup construction contract.

Energean Completes Seismic Survey Onshore Egypt Ahead of Drilling
Monday, April 25, 2016 Energean Oil & Gas completes a new 2D seismic survey over the West Baliana interior rift basin in the Northern region of the West Komombo-Block 3 concession area, onshore Egypt.

Amerisur Spuds Jaguarete-1 Well in Paraguay
Friday, April 22, 2016 Amerisur Resources spuds the Jaguarete-1 well, located in the San Pedro block within the Parana basin in eastern Paraguay.

Transocean Bags Deal for Actinia to Drill Offshore India for ONGC
Friday, April 22, 2016 Transocean bags a three year contract from ONGC for the Actinia semisub to work offshore India.

Greka to Drill Wells for Essar in West Bengal's Raniganj East CBM Block
Thursday, April 21, 2016 Greka Drilling mobilizes rigs to drill two wells in Raniganj East coal bed methane block in West Bengal, India in May.

Sound Energy: Drilling Commences on First Tendrara Well
Thursday, April 21, 2016 Sound Energy reveals that drilling has commenced on the first well at Tendrara, onshore Morocco.

Statoil Looks To The Arctic To Increase Exploration Off Norway
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 Statoil is looking to a rebound in exploration activity offshore Norway in the next few years with a focus on the Arctic.

Transocean, Jurong Shipyard Reach Deal to Defer Delivery of 2 Drillships
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 Transocean reaches agreement with Jurong Shipyard to defer delivery of two ultra deepwater drillships.

Empire O&G Updates on Testing Ops at RGN-1 Discovery in WA
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 Empire Oil and Gas updates on testing operations at the Red Gully North-1 discovery in permit EP 389 in Western Australia.

GDC Begins Engineering Works for Logbaba Field Drilling
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 Gaz du Cameroun S.A. begins engineering works for "the most important project for this year", the drilling of two wells at the onshore Cameroon Logbaba field.

Buru Updates on Resources Review for Canning Basin's Permit EP 371 in WA
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 Buru Energy gives an update on an independent resources review for exploration permit EP371 in Western Australia's Canning Basin.

Statoil Launches New Subsea Concept
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 Statoil launches a new subsea concept that is designed to "reduce cost and increase efficiency", according to a company statement.

NPD Grants Statoil Drilling Permit for North Sea Well
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate grants Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 30/11-13, located in in the North Sea.

Australia State Bans Underground Coal Gas Drilling
Monday, April 18, 2016 Australia's Queensland state bans underground coal gasification, a process used to convert coal into gas.

Ramba Successfully Drills Kusuma-1 Prospect in West Jambi Block in Sumatra
Monday, April 18, 2016 Ramba Energy successfully drills the Kusuma-1 prospect in West Jambi block in Sumatra, Indonesia.

CEPSA Commences Drilling at Tarach-1 in Kenya Block 11A
Friday, April 15, 2016 CEPSA commences drilling at the Tarach-1 well in Kenya Block 11A, according to its operating partner in the country, ERHC Energy Kenya Ltd.

Eni to Invest 20B Euros in Africa in Next Four Years
Friday, April 15, 2016 Italy's Eni plans to invest about $22.52 billion in Africa over the next four years, mostly in oil and gas.

Sevan Drilling, Cosco to Defer Delivery of Sevan Developer to Mid-October
Friday, April 15, 2016 Sevan Drilling and Cosco agree to defer delivery of Sevan Developer semisub for a further six months to mid-October.

NPD Grants Det Norske Drilling Permit for Well 16/1-26 A
Thursday, April 14, 2016 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate grants Det norske oljeselskap AS a drilling permit for well 16/1-26 A, located offshore Norway.

Exxon Says '$25B Rule' Will Sink Deepwater Oil Drilling
Thursday, April 14, 2016 The world's biggest oil explorers are fighting a US plan to toughen offshore drilling rules that ExxonMobil said will cost $25B over 10 years and render many offshore discoveries worthless.

Empire Updates on Completion & Testing Program at RGN-1 Discovery in WA
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 Empire Oil & Gas updates on completion and testing program at Red Gully North-1 discovery in permit EP 389 in Western Australia.

Europe Based Energy Firms Make Discoveries in Trinidad, Norway
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 Range Resources and Statoil discover oil and gas in Trinidad and Norway, respectively.

Songa Encourage Rig Commences 8-Year Statoil Drilling Contract
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 Songa Encourage (mid-water semisub) commences drilling operations for Statoil as part of an eight year contract with the energy firm on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.

Transerv Completes Production Cycling Test of Warro-6 in WA's Permit RL-7
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 Transerv Energy completes production cycling test of Warro-6 well in permit RL-7 in Western Australia.

Cairn Energy Sees Further Success in Senegal, Plans Additional Well
Monday, April 11, 2016 Cairn Energy plc will commence operations for a fourth well in Senegal, SNE-4, "shortly", after the third BEL-1 well encounters "positive" results.

Roxi Petroleum Resumes Drilling at Deep Well A6
Monday, April 11, 2016 Roxi Petroleum plc expects to reach a "potentially oil bearing zone" in deep well A6 soon, after resuming drilling operations on the well.

Tap Oil Confirms Participation at Sri Trang-1 Well in Thailand
Monday, April 11, 2016 Tap Oil Limited's board approves Tap's participation in the Sri Trang-1 exploration well in the Reservation Area of the G1/48 Concession in the Northern Gulf of Thailand.

China Rebuffs Vietnam Criticism of Oil Rig Move
Friday, April 08, 2016 China's Foreign Ministry rebuffs Vietnam's second demand this year to move a controversial oil rig and drop plans to drill in South China Sea waters where jurisdiction is unclear.

Baker Hughes: U.S. Drillers Cut Rigs for 3rd Week to Nov 2009 Lows
Friday, April 08, 2016 U.S. energy firms cut oil rigs for a third week in a row to the lowest level since November 2009, oil services company Baker Hughes said.

Gas Drillers Go Rigless As Price Collapse Heralds Austerity Era
Thursday, April 07, 2016 Natural gas producers are finally realizing that the age-old adage is true: If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.

Sweden's Lundin Set for Busy Year Offshore Norway
Thursday, April 07, 2016 During a visit to meet Norway's "Subsea Valley" industry, Rigzone hears the managing director of Lundin Petroleum's Norwegian operation detail the firms plans for 2016 on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.

PSA Grants Statoil Consent to Drill 2 North Sea Wells
Thursday, April 07, 2016 Petroleum Safety Authority Norway grants Statoil consent to drill two exploration wells in the North Sea.

PPL Shipyard Commences Arbitration Proceedings Against Marco Polo Drilling
Thursday, April 07, 2016 Singapore's PPL Shipyard commences arbitration proceedings against Marco Polo Drilling over a rig construction contract.

Empire O&G to Commence Testing Program at RGN-1 Well in Perth Basin Soon
Wednesday, April 06, 2016 Empire Oil & Gas expects testing program at Red Gully North-1 discovery in permit EP389 in Perth Basin, Western Australia to commence later this week.

OMV: Wisting Central II Achieves 5,000 Bopd Flow Rate
Wednesday, April 06, 2016 The Wisting Central II horizontal appraisal well in the Barents Sea achieves flow rates of over 5,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day.

Petroceltic: First Ain Tsila Development Well 'Successful'
Tuesday, April 05, 2016 Petroceltic International plc revealed Tuesday that the first of up to 24 new development wells on the Ain Tsila gas and condensate field in Algeria has been "successful".

Transerv Recommences Testing of Warro-6 Well in WA's Permit RL7
Tuesday, April 05, 2016 Transerv Energy recommences testing of Warro-6 well in Warro gas field in permit RL-7 in Western Australia.

EDA Commences Legal Proceedings Against Senex Over Drilling Contract
Monday, April 04, 2016 Energy Drilling Australia commences legal proceedings over the termination of a drilling contract by Senex Energy.

CIMC Raffles to Deliver Semisub Frigstad Kristiansand in 2Q 2017
Friday, April 01, 2016 Frigstad Offshore expects CIMC Raffles to deliver semisub Frigstad Kristiansand in the second quarter of 2017, six months later than Frigstad Shekou.

Range Resources Limited Sees Oil Shows in Trinidad Well
Friday, April 01, 2016 The MD 250 development well in Trinidad encounters hydrocarbon sands and oil shows at depths of 1,350 feet and between 3,500-3,600 feet.

Mari Petroleum Makes Oil, Gas Discovery in Pakistan's Karak Block
Thursday, March 31, 2016 Mari Petroleum makes an oil and gas discovery at the Halini Deep-1 well in Pakistan's Karak Block.

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