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Oasis Petroleum Adds More Acreage In Delaware Basin For $946MM
Monday, December 11, 2017 Oasis Petroleum says it would buy more acreage in the Delaware Basin.

Seismic Survey Offshore Mozambique Commences
Friday, December 08, 2017 Seismic imaging specialist Spectrum announces the commencement of a 2D seismic survey offshore Mozambique on behalf of the Institute of National Petroleum.

Petrochina Conducts Major Internal Transfer Of Oil, Gas Blocks
Friday, December 08, 2017 PetroChina conducts its first major internal transfer of mining rights between subsidiaries to allow those with mature fields to look for oil and gas in under-developed regions.

Mexico Says Deepwater Oil Tender Doomed By Brazil Competition
Friday, December 08, 2017 Pemex blames the cancellation of a potentially lucrative deepwater Gulf of Mexico project on weak investor appetite.

Po Valley Energy Announces 'Positive' Results from Well Onshore Italy
Wednesday, December 06, 2017 Po Valley Energy announces positive log results from the drilling of the Podere Maiar 1 (PM1) well on the Selva gas field onshore Italy.

Sharp Fall In Applications For Norway's Arctic Oil Permits
Tuesday, December 05, 2017 Norway's attractiveness as an oil region took a hit when energy authorities said 11 oil firms applied for stakes in exploration blocks in its latest oil licensing round

China To Auction Five Oil, Gas Blocks In Xinjiang In Reform Push
Tuesday, December 05, 2017 China is putting out for auction 5 oil and gas blocks in the remote northwest Xinjiang region to domestic investors.

While Senate Pushes ANWR Drilling, Industry Looks Elsewhere
Tuesday, December 05, 2017 Even as the US Senate moves to allow oil drilling in Alaska's ANWR, the real action is 150 miles (241 km) west.




Britain's Genel Finds Oil Bearing Reservoirs In North End Of Taq Taq Field
Monday, December 04, 2017 Genel Energy Plc says one of its wells, drilled to appraise the northern end of its Taq Taq oilfield in Kurdistan region of Iraq, encountered oil bearing reservoirs.

Siccar Point Energy to Drill Lyon Well in 2018
Monday, December 04, 2017 Siccar Point Energy E&P Limited will drill the Lyon well immediately after the Cambo appraisal well in 2018.

ExxonMobil to Evaluate Offshore Mauritania Blocks
Monday, December 04, 2017 Company plans seismic activities.

CNPC Reports New Oil Field Discovery In Western China - Xinhua
Friday, December 01, 2017 China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC) discovers a new oil field, according to the official Xinhua News agency.

Statoil Secures Onshore Argentina Exploration License
Thursday, November 30, 2017 Statoil ASA has been awarded the Bajo del Toro Este exploration license as operator in the Neuquen basin.

Chevron To Study Mexican Oil Block, No Drilling Seen In First 4 Years
Thursday, November 30, 2017 Chevron will focus on studying the geology of its block in Mexico's deepwater Gulf during the first four-year phase of its contract.

ExxonMobil Nears Deal To Explore For Oil And Gas Offshore Mauritania
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 ExxonMobil is close to signing a deal to explore for oil and gas offshore Mauritania, its first foray into the West African country.

Statoil To Drill 5-6 Wells In Arctic Barents Sea In 2018
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 Norway's Statoil will continue to drill for oil in the Arctic Barents Sea next year even though its 2017 campaign was mostly disappointing.

Mayor of London Rejects Fracking
Monday, November 27, 2017 The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, declares that there is no place for fracking in the city.

OGA Releases Results of Government Funded Seismic Program
Monday, November 27, 2017 The Oil and Gas Authority releases the results of a $26 million UK Government-funded seismic program to support the upcoming 31st Offshore Licensing Round.

Iraq Invites Foreign Bids For Oil, Gas Blocks In New Areas
Monday, November 27, 2017 Iraq invites foreign companies to bid for contracts to explore and develop oil and natural gas reserves in nine new blocks as the OPEC nation seeks to boost its output capacity.

OGA Receives 'Great Response' to Latest UK Offshore Licensing Round
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 The Oil & Gas Authority (OGA) said it received a 'great response' to the United Kingdom's latest offshore licensing round.

Lundin Norway Makes Non-Commercial Gas Discovery
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 Lundin Norway AS makes a non-commercial gas discovery in the southern Barents Sea.

Guyana-Suriname Basin Emerges as a Hotbed of Oil, Gas Exploration
Friday, November 17, 2017 Oil exploration in the Guyana-Suriname basin has stepped up following ExxonMobil's major discovery there.

Central Park's Got Nothing on Exxon's Super-Long Shale Oil Wells
Monday, November 13, 2017 ExxonMobil is drilling shale wells that stretch farther than the length of New York's Central Park.

Arctic Oil Drilling Under Attack as Norway Dragged to Court
Monday, November 13, 2017 A group of activists is trying to put a stop to Norway's Arctic oil exploration and forcing the country to defend itself in the first court case of its kind.

Ghana Opens Talks With Exxon On Deepwater Drilling Contract
Monday, November 13, 2017 Ghana has opened talks with ExxonMobil to allow the US oil firm to undertake deepwater exploration off its coast, a deputy energy minister says.

Tethys Oil: 'Exciting Years' Ahead in Omani Blocks
Tuesday, November 07, 2017 Tethys is optimistic about its prospects in Oman Blocks 3&4.

Eco Gains Key Clearance Ahead of Potential Drilling Offshore Namibia
Thursday, November 02, 2017 Eco (Atlantic) Oil & Gas Ltd receives a key clearance ahead of potential drilling in the offshore Cooper block (PEL30) in the Walvis Oil Basin in North Central Namibia.

Searcher Seismic Announces New Airborne Survey Over Gulf of Papua
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 Searcher Seismic announces new airborne geophysical survey over the Gulf of Papua.

Greenland Will Offer Oil, Gas Concessions Next Year-Minister
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 Greenland will offer oil and gas concessions off its west coast next year.

Fire at Iran Gas Rig Kills at Least Two Workers -Oil Ministry
Monday, October 30, 2017 A fire broke out on a gas exploration rig in southwestern Iran on Sunday, killing at least two people, the Oil Ministry said.

Shell Wins Three Oil Blocks In Brazil's Deepwater
Friday, October 27, 2017 Shell won half the blocks awarded in Brazil's deepwater oil auction.

Mexico And Indonesia Could Be Next Up For Eni's Asset Sales
Friday, October 27, 2017 Eni could sell stakes in its oil and gas fields in Mexico and Indonesia in the next stage of its asset sale strategy, the company says.

Ivory Coast To Auction 22 New Blocks For Hydrocarbon Exploration
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 Ivory Coast is offering 22 new blocks for hydrocarbon exploration at a new licensing round.

Energean: Montenegro In 'Sweet Spot' Of Untapped Adriatic O&G Potential
Thursday, October 19, 2017 Two blocks offshore Montenegro awarded to Greece's Energean Oil & Gas are estimated to have 1.8 trillion cubic feet of recoverable natural gas reserves, Energean says.

African Petroleum Seeks Arbitration Over Gambia Oil Dispute
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 African Petroleum Corp has begun arbitration proceedings over Gambia's decision to strip the company of its rights to explore for oil in two offshore areas.

Arctic Oil Promise Keeps Norway's Disappointed Wildcatters Going
Monday, October 16, 2017 It's been a bad year for oil explorers in Norway's Arctic, but companies aren't about to give up.

BP, Azerbaijan's SOCAR To Sign Caspian Sea Exploration Deal In 2017
Thursday, October 12, 2017 SOCAR plans to sign a production-sharing agreement with BP to jointly explore prospects in a new block.

WoodMackenzie: Norway Remains Among World's Top 10 Places To Discover Oil
Thursday, October 12, 2017 Norway remains among the top 10 places to find oil worldwide, consultancy firm Wood Mackenzie says.

Bids On Lebanon Offshore Energy Blocks Close
Thursday, October 12, 2017 Lebanon's Energy Minister Cesar Abi Khalil says a tender has closed on a first round of offshore energy blocks.

Tullow Oil Signs Exploration Contracts Offshore Ivory Coast
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 Tullow Oil has signed four production-sharing contracts in Ivory Coast with an initial investment of $21 million.

Nigeria's Oranto Petroleum Signs Uganda Oil Exploration Deal
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Nigeria's Oranto Petroleum has signed two production sharing agreements with Uganda to explore for oil and gas around Lake Albert.

Oil Official: Iran's Azadegan Oilfield Tender Delayed To 2018
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 A tender for developing Iran's Azadegan oilfield has been delayed again, a senior Iranian oil official says.

Eni Bets Big on Zohr Explorer Finding New Treasure
Friday, October 06, 2017 The Zohr field off Egypt sits in an area that Royal Dutch Shell pored over for years.

US Oil Drillers Cut Rigs for 4th Week in Five -Baker Hughes
Friday, October 06, 2017 The oil rig count fell by two to 748 in the week to Oct. 6, General Electric Co's Baker Hughes energy services firm said.

Ecuador to Offer Oil Blocks Under New Bidding Terms in Jan
Friday, October 06, 2017 The new terms will allow producers to be paid in oil and enable them to export or sell the barrels to local refineries, said Carlos Perez at a conference at Rice University in Houston on Friday.

ExxonMobil 'Puts Guyana on the Map' with Discovery
Thursday, October 05, 2017 Could ExxonMobil attain 2 billion-barrel oil reserves mark offshore Guyana?

Argentina Plans Auction for Offshore Oil Exploration Next Year
Thursday, October 05, 2017 Argentina plans to auction offshore oil and gas exploration rights next year, in the hope of developing fields off its Atlantic coast like those in neighboring Brazil, the energy minister said.

Cheap Option to the Oil Sands Emerges as Hot Play in Canada
Wednesday, October 04, 2017 There's a land grab quietly taking place in a little-known corner of the Canadian oil sands.

Private Oil Made a Big Find in Mexico. Now State Oil Wants a Cut
Wednesday, October 04, 2017 The rush of enthusiasm that followed the July find has turned into a nervous wait.

Brazil Regulator Allows Petrobras To Source Libra Rig Hull From Abroad
Wednesday, October 04, 2017 ANP approves a request by the consortium exploring the potentially oil-rich Libra area.

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