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Mexico's Sierra & Oil & Gas Sees First Exploratory Drill in Early 2017
Thursday, November 26, 2015 A consortium that includes Mexico's Sierra Oil & Gas plans in early 2017 to make its first exploratory drill in one of the fields it was awarded as part of a landmark energy reform, Sierra's chief executive officer says.

Lundin Drills Dry Well in Block PM308A Offshore Malaysia
Thursday, November 26, 2015 Lundin Petroleum completes the Selada-1 prospect in Block PM308A offshore Malaysia as a dry well.

PPL Shipyard Challenges MPD's Termination of Jackup Construction Contract
Thursday, November 26, 2015 Sembcorp Marine's unit PPL Shipyard challenges Marco Polo Drilling's termination of a jackup construction contract.

Quadrant Energy Spuds Roc-1 Well in Permit WA-437-P Off Western Australia
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 Quadrant Energy spuds Roc-1 well in permit WA-437-P offshore Western Australia.

Triple Energy Updates on Plan for Yixin-1 in China's Heilongjiang Province
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 Triple Energy reports that the firm will fracc and test the Yixin-1 well in China's Heilongjiang province.

CITIC Drills Oseil-28 Development Well in Seram (Non-Bula) PSC in Indonesia
Tuesday, November 24, 2015 CITIC commences drilling at the Oseil-22 development well in Seram (Non-Bula) Production Sharing Contract in eastern Indonesia.

Lundin Spuds Ornen Prospect Well in Barents Sea
Tuesday, November 24, 2015 Lundin Norway AS commences the drilling of exploration well 7130/4-1, located on the Ornen prospect in the southern Barents Sea.

Senex Prepares to Spud Baikal #1 Well in PEL 444 in Cooper Basin
Tuesday, November 24, 2015 Senex Energy prepares to spud Baikal #1 well in PEL 444 in Cooper Basin, South Australia in early December.

Sound Energy: Estimated Badile Well Costs Reduced
Tuesday, November 24, 2015 Sound Energy takes advantage of the lower oil price environment to reduce the estimated cost of the upcoming Badile exploration well by $5.3 million.

Statistics Norway: Number of Active Rigs on Norwegian Shelf to Fall in 2016
Tuesday, November 24, 2015 The number of active rigs on the Norwegian Shelf is expected to decrease in 2016 due to low oil prices and operator processes to cut rig costs, according to a new survey by Statistics Norway.

UMW Naga 8 Secures Contract from SapuraKencana to Drill Offshore Malaysia
Tuesday, November 24, 2015 UMW Oil & Gas assigns UMW Naga 8 jackup for a drilling contract with SapuraKencanca Petroleum offshore Malaysia.

Premier Spuds Isobel-2 Well in North Falkland Basin
Monday, November 23, 2015 Premier Oil spuds the Isobel-2 well in the North Falkland Basin in the South Atlantic.

KS Drilling's Unit Wins $2.8M Contract in Indonesia for KS Java Star
Monday, November 23, 2015 PT Atlantic Oilfield Services, a subsidiary of KS Energy's unit KS Drilling, wins a $2.8 million contract in Indonesia for jackup KS Java Star.

Quadrant Energy Awaits Approval to Drill Roc-1 Well Off Western Australia
Monday, November 23, 2015 Quadrant Energy awaits official approval to commence drilling the Roc-1 exploration well in permit WA-437-P offshore Western Australia.

Real Energy Hires Halliburton for Fracture Stimulation Work in Cooper Basin
Monday, November 23, 2015 Real Energy signs deal with Halliburton Australia to undertake fracture stimulation services at its Tamarama-1 well in permit ATP 927P in Cooper Basin, Queensland, Australia.

Statoil Receives Consent to Drill North Sea Well
Monday, November 23, 2015 The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway grants Statoil consent to drill exploration well 30/89 S, located on the Oseberg field in the North Sea.

Russia's Gazprom Considering Hydrocarbon Projects In Pakistan
Friday, November 20, 2015 Gazprom is considering hydrocarbon exploration and production projects in Pakistan, according to TASS news agency.

Range Resources Ltd Prepares for Production Testing at Well GY 180SE
Friday, November 20, 2015 Range Resources Limited prepares for production testing at well GY 180SE, located in Trinidad, after the well encountered hydrocarbon sands and oil shows during drilling operations.

Statoil Makes Minor Discovery in North Sea
Friday, November 20, 2015 Statoil Petroleum AS makes a minor gas/oil/condensate discovery at exploration well 34/8-16 S in the North Sea.

Falcon Reports Excellent Gas Shows at Amungee NW-1H Well in Beetaloo Basin
Thursday, November 19, 2015 Falcon Oil & Gas says excellent gas shows were encountered during drilling of the Amungee NW-1H well in permit EP98 in the Beetaloo Basin in Australia's Northern Territory.

Aptomar Secures Monitoring Services Contract with OMV
Thursday, November 19, 2015 Aptomar signs a 3 year frame agreement with OMV Norway to deliver integrated field monitoring services for the operator's future drilling activities.

InterOil Reports Positive Drilling Results at Antelope 4ST1 in PNG's PRL 15
Thursday, November 19, 2015 InterOil reports that wireline logging from the Antelope-4 sidetrack-1 well in Petroleum Retention License 15 in Papua New Guinea confirms a high quality gas reservoir.

Rawicz-15 Development Well Spud in Poland
Thursday, November 19, 2015 San Leon Energy reports that the Rawicz-15 development well, onshore Poland, has spud.

Empire O&G Spuds Red Gully North-1 Exploration Well in WA's Perth Basin
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 Australia's Empire Oil & Gas spuds Red Gully North-1 exploration well in EP 389 in Perth Basin, Western Australia.

Oilex Updates on Workover Activities in Cambay Field in Gujarat, India
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 Oilex provides an update on its workover activities at the Cambay field in Gujarat, India.

Songa Offshore Dismisses Claims Submitted by DSME for Songa Equinox Semisub
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 Songa Offshore dismisses claims submitted by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering for the Songa Equinox semisub.

Industry Body: Canada Oil Well Drilling To Contract Again In 2016
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 The number of oil wells drilled in Canada will shrink further in 2016, the Canadian Association of Drilling Contractors says.

BP's Drilling Plan Offshore Australia Turned Back by Regulator
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 BP will need to revise its plan to explore for oil in an untapped frontier off the coast of southern Australia before regulators will approve its drilling program estimated to cost more than $710 million.

Drilling Commences at WZ 12-8W-A6P1 Appraisal Well in China's Beibu Gulf
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 Horizon Oil says drilling has commenced at the WZ 12-8W-A6P1 appraisal well in China's Beibu Gulf.

Primeline Spuds LS30-3-1 Prospect in Block 33/07 in East China Sea
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 Primeline Energy spuds the LS30-3-1 exploration well in Block 33/07 in the East China Sea.

Tullow Comes Up Dry with Kenya Well
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 Tullow reports that its Emesek-1 well in northern Kenya has failed to find commercial hydrocarbons.

Cue Energy Secures Rig to Drill Naga Selatan-2 Well in Mahakam Hilir PSC
Monday, November 16, 2015 Cue Energy contracts rig to drill the Naga Selatan-2 exploration well in Mahakam Hilir Production Sharing Contract in Kutai Basin, Indonesia in January 2016.

Masirah Oil Raises Nearly $13M to Fund Drilling Activities Offshore Oman
Monday, November 16, 2015 Masirah Oil raises nearly $13 million in capital injection from shareholders to fund drilling activities and operations in Oman.

Exxon Mobil to Drill Offshore Post-Ebola Liberia
Friday, November 13, 2015 Exxon Mobil plans to start drilling in Liberia now that the country's recent Ebola epidemic has come to an end.

88 Energy Recovers Lost Time at Icewine #1, Encounters Oil Shows
Friday, November 13, 2015 88 Energy announces that "substantial" lost time caused by equipment delays at the Icewine #1 exploration well, onshore Alaska, has already been recovered.

Lundin Spuds Lorry Prospect Well Offshore Norway
Friday, November 13, 2015 Lundin Norway AS spuds exploration well 6407/10-4, located on the Lorry prospect in PL700 offshore Norway.

Nighthawk Energy: Happy Jack 7-10 Well Abandoned
Friday, November 13, 2015 Nighthawk Energy plc announces that the Happy Jack 7-10 well is being plugged and abandoned after no commercial finds were encountered.

RH Petrogas to Drill 13 Development Wells in China's Fuyu 1 Block in 4Q15
Friday, November 13, 2015 RH Petrogas plans to drill 13 development wells in Fuyu 1 Block in China's Songliao Basin in Jilin Province in the fourth quarter of this year.

Noble Tom Prosser to Spud Roc-1 Well Offshore Western Australia Next Week
Friday, November 13, 2015 The Noble Tom Prosser jackup is mobilizing to spud the Roc-1 prospect in WA-437-P offshore Western Australia next week.

Baker Hughes: US Oil Drillers Add Rigs For First Week In 11
Friday, November 13, 2015 US energy firms this week add oil rigs for the first week in 11, despite continued weak crude prices.

Oilex Says Two Well Drilling Program at Cambay Field in Gujarat Faces Delay
Thursday, November 12, 2015 Australia's Oilex says drilling of two wells at the Cambay field in Gujarat, India may be delayed.

IOG in 'Advanced Stages' of Planning Skipper Well
Thursday, November 12, 2015 Independent Oil & Gas plc is in the "advanced stages" of planning the upcoming Skipper well, located in license P1609.

Vic/P57 JV Confirms Sea Lion-1 Prospect Offshore Australia as a Dry Well
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 3D Oil confirms no hydrocarbons were encountered at the Sea Lion-1 prospect in permit Vic/P57 offshore Australia.

Comet Ridge Updates on Mahalo Project in ATP 337P in Queensland
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 Comet Ridge updates on operations at the Mahalo 7 horizontal surface to in-seam well project in permit ATP 337P in Queensland, Australia.

Development Drilling at Indonesia's Madura BD Project to Commence Soon
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 Husky Energy says development drilling at Madura BD gas-condensate field offshore Indonesia will commence soon, after recent installation of a jacket and wellhead platform at the field.

VNG Norge Comes Up Dry in Well 6406/12-5 S
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 VNG Norge AS, operator of production license 586, has come up dry in wildcat well 6406/12-5 S.

Exxon, Total Join Forces To Drill Uruguay's First Offshore Well
Monday, November 09, 2015 ExxonMobil acquires a 35% stake in an oil block off Uruguay's coast, teaming up with Total to spud the country's first offshore exploratory well, state oil firm ANCAP says.

CHPL Conducts Formation Evaluation Test at Sea Lion-1 Well Off Australia
Monday, November 09, 2015 Carnarvon Hibiscus (CHPL), a uit of Malaysia's Hibiscus Petroleum, conducts formation evaluation test at the Sea Lion-1 exploration well in VIC/P57 Block in Australia's Gippsland Basin.

Lundin Spuds Selada-1 Prospect in Block PM308A Offshore Malaysia
Monday, November 09, 2015 Lundin Petroleum spuds Selada-1 prospect in Block PM308A offshore Malaysia with the West Prospero jackup.

Maersk Expects Drilling Companies Will Continue to Face 'Headwinds'
Monday, November 09, 2015 Maersk Drilling expects offshore drilling companies around the world to continue to face "significant headwinds" in the future.

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