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Mermaid Secures $11M in Subsea Contracts, Defers Delivery of 2 TAD Rigs
Monday, May 30, 2016 Mermaid Maritime secures $11 million subsea deals in the Middle East and Thailand and a contract extension for a jackup, while delaying the delivery of 2 tender rigs and a subsea vessel.

Santos Finds Oil Shows at AAL-4X Well in Indonesia's Offshore NW Natuna PSC
Monday, May 30, 2016 Santos finds oil shows when drilling AAL-4X appraisal well in Northwest Natuna PSC offshore Indonesia.

Sembcorp Marine Delivers Newbuild Maersk Highlander to Maersk Drilling
Monday, May 30, 2016 Sembcorp Marine delivers newbuild Maersk Highlander to Maersk Drilling, with the jackup to be deployed to Culzean field in the North Sea.

Real Energy Completes Taramara-1 Fracture Stimulation Program in Queensland
Friday, May 27, 2016 Real Energy completes a fracture stimulation program at Tamarama-1 well in ATP927P in Queensland, Australia.

Hercules Offshore to File for Bankruptcy a Second Time
Friday, May 27, 2016 Hercules Offshore plans to file for prepackaged Chapter 11 bankruptcy, just six months after the rig contractor emerged from bankruptcy protection.

Maersk Drilling Acquires Newbuild Jackup from Hercules Offshore for $190M
Friday, May 27, 2016 Maersk Drilling acquires a newbuild jackup from Hercules Offshore for $190 million, with the rig to head for the North Sea to commence work on the Culzean gas field.

Saudi Aramco Says Discovers New Fields, to Continue Energy Investments
Friday, May 27, 2016 Saudi Arabia's state oil giant Aramco discovered new oil and gas fields last year and the kingdom is committed to continue investing in its energy sector to meet future demand, its new energy minister says.

BP Seeks Longer Life for Thunder Horse with Water Injection
Thursday, May 26, 2016 BP's plan to enhance oil and gas recovery from Thunder Horse is part of its strategy of pursuing cost-effective opportunities within its current portfolio.

Strike Energy Updates on Southern Cooper Basin Gas Project in PEL 96
Thursday, May 26, 2016 Strike Energy provides an update on the Southern Cooper Basin Gas Project in permit PEL 96 in Australia.

Mubadala Petroleum Hits Oil in Thai Gulf Well, Declares Find Uncommercial
Thursday, May 26, 2016 Test results at the Sri Trang-1 well in the Northern Gulf of Thailand confirm the presence of oil in uncommercial quantities.

Putin Blesses Gazprom Neft's Oil Loadings from New Arctic Field
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 Russia's Gazprom Neft, under the gaze of President Vladimir Putin, has started loading a tanker with crude from its new Novoportovskoye field in the Arctic, which will help Moscow maintain record-high oil production.

Sembcorp Marine Dismisses EIG's Allegations on Sete Brasil Investment
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 Sembcorp Marine dismisses allegations by EIG Management Co. that the latter was misled by the firm and its unit Jurong Shipyard to invest in Sete Brasil.

BP, Shell Among Bidders to Run Qatar Oil Field
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 Six international oil firms including BP and Royal Dutch Shell have bid to operate Qatar's largest offshore oil field, two people with knowledge of the matter say.

Real Energy Commences Fracture Stimulation Program at Tamarama-1
Monday, May 23, 2016 Real Energy Corporation Limited commences a five-stage fracture stimulation program at theTamarama-1 well at located in the Windorah Gas Project in ATP 927P, Australia, Queensland.

At-13 Well in Algeria Hits 240-Foot Gas-Bearing Formation
Monday, May 23, 2016 The AT-13 development well in Algeria penetrates a 240-foot gas and condensate bearing formation.

Wintershall Makes Small North Sea Discovery
Monday, May 23, 2016 Wintershall Norge AS, operator of production license 248, makes a small oil discovery near the Vega field in the North Sea.

Egyptian Al Amir SE 24 Development Well Flows Oil
Friday, May 20, 2016 Significant oil bearing reservoir sections were found in the recently completed Al Amir SE 24 development well in North West Gemsa, where SDX Energy has 10% working interest.

Baker Hughes: US Oil Rig Count Steady for First Time This Year
Friday, May 20, 2016 US energy firms this week kept the number of rigs drilling for oil unchanged for the first time this year, services company Baker Hughes Inc said on Friday, as crude futures trade near a seven-month high.

Cairn Energy Hits Oil at SNE-4 Appraisal Well
Thursday, May 19, 2016 Cairn Energy plc encounters a gross oil column of 328 feet at the SNE-4 appraisal well offshore Senegal.

Mubadala Spuds Sri Trang-1 Prospect in Thailand's Offshore G1/48 Concession
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 Mubadala Petroleum spuds the Sri Trang-1 prospect in G1/48 concession in the Gulf of Thailand with Atwood Orca.

NPD Grants Tullow, Total Drilling Permits Offshore Norway
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate grants Tullow Oil Norge AS and Total E&P Norge AS drilling permits for 2 separate wells offshore Norway.

Cosco, KS Energy May Sell KS Orient Star 2 if Offer Covers Building Cost
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 Cosco and KS Energy are entitled to sell newbuild KS Orient Star 2 to a third party if either firm receives an offer covering the building costs.

Circle Flows Oil From AASE-24 Well in Egypt
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 Circle Oil plc flows oil from the AASE-24 well on the North West Gemsa field in Egypt.

NOPSEMA Asks BP for New Environmental Plan for Great Australian Bight
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environment Management Authority asks BP to modify and resubmit their environmental plan for drilling in the Great Australian Bight off South Australia.

Quadrant to Drill Outtrim East-1 Well Off WA with Noble Tom Prosser
Monday, May 16, 2016 Quadrant Energy plans to drill the Outtrim East-1 well in permit WA-155-P(1) offshore Western Australia with jackup Noble Tom Prosser in mid-June.

Santos Spuds AAL-4Z Appraisal Well in Indonesia's Offshore NW Natuna PSC
Monday, May 16, 2016 Australia's Santos spuds AAL-4X appraisal well in Northwest Natuna production sharing contract, off Indonesia with the jackup Raniworo.

InfraStrata: Drilling Begins at Woodburn Forest-1 Well, Northern Ireland
Monday, May 16, 2016 Drilling commences at the Woodburn Forest-1 well, located in County Antrim, Northern Ireland.

Cosco Nantong to Delay Delivery of KS Orient Star 2 to End 2017
Friday, May 13, 2016 Cosco Nantong agrees to delay delivery of newbuild jackup KS Orient Star 2 to KS Drilling to end 2017.

NPD Grants Wintershall Drilling Permit for North Sea Well
Friday, May 13, 2016 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate grants Wintershall Norge AS a drilling permit for wellbore 35/11-19 S, located in production license 248 F in the North Sea.

Range Resources Limited to Drill MD 250 Follow-up Well
Thursday, May 12, 2016 Following "highly encouraging results" from the recently drilled MD 250 well in Trinidad, Range Resources Limited will drill a follow-up development well from the same drilling pad, named MD 51-2.

Halliburton Secures Maria Project Service Contract from Wintershall
Thursday, May 12, 2016 Wintershall Norge AS has awarded a 4-year service contract to Halliburton Norge AS to support its Maria Project in the Norwegian Sea.

Faroe Petroleum, Wintershall Receive Consent to Drill North Sea Wells
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 Petroleum Safety Authority Norway grants Faroe Petroleum and Wintershall consent to drill 2 separate North Sea wells.

New Report Supports Plan to Drill Baleen Prospect in PEP11 in Sydney Basin
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 MEC Resources says new geochemical report supports drilling of the Baleen prospect in PEP11, offshore Sydney Basin, Australia.

Baker Hughes: US Oil Drillers Cut Rigs for 7th Week to Oct 2009 Lows
Friday, May 06, 2016 US oil drillers cut rigs for a seventh week in a row to the lowest level since October 2009, oil services company Baker Hughes said Friday, although as analysts see an end to the nearly two-year slump in drilling for new wells.

OTC 2016: Israel to Hold Oil, Gas Bid Round in 2016
Thursday, May 05, 2016 Israel is scheduled to hold an international oil and gas bid round this year, confirmed Eitan Levon, consul general of Israel to the Southwest US, in a presentation at OTC in Houston.

OTC 2016: Deepwater Projects Delayed as Low Oil Prices Linger
Wednesday, May 04, 2016 E&P companies will continue to delay new deepwater projects in favor of less costly options as low oil prices linger.

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.

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.

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.

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