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Ophir Gets Formal Approval to Farm-in to WHL's Offshore Seychelles Block
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 WHL Energy reveals that the Seychelles government has formally approved Ophir Energy's farm-in to its offshore Seychelles exploration project area.
Peak Oil & Gas Completes Seismic Work Over North Sumatra South Block A PSC
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Peak Oil and Gas completes 2D seismic acquisition program over North Sumatra South Block A Production Sharing Contract in Indonesia.
Santos Ends Drilling Work at Mt Kitty-1 in Amadeus Basin After Rig Incident
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Santos ends drilling operations at Mt Kitty 1 well in Amadeus Basin in Northern Territory, Australia after an incident on the rig.
Ruspetro Gets 20-Year Extension to Vostochno-Inginsky License
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Ruspetro sees its Vostochno-Inginsky license in the Western Siberia extended to 2034.
Oilex Finds Hydrocarbon-Bearing Reservoir Section at Cambay-77H Well
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Oilex reports that drilling at Cambay-77H well in the Cambay Basin, Gujarat, India has confirmed a hydrocarbon-bearing reservoir section.
Mosman Inks Land Agreements for Drilling in NZ's Petroleum Creek Project
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Mosman Oil and Gas inks land agreements to prepare for drilling at Crossroads-1 and Crestal-1 wells in the Petroleum Creek Project in New Zealand's South Island.
Angola To Launch Tender For 10 New Onshore Oil Blocks On May 30
Monday, April 14, 2014 Angola will start the tender process for onshore oil exploration at 10 new blocks in the Congo Basin and Kwanza Basin on May 30, state oil firm Sonangol says.
Goodrich Petroleum's Scripts Second Success In Louisiana Field
Monday, April 14, 2014 Goodrich Petroleum drills its second successful well in the Tuscaloosa Marine shale prospect in Louisiana.
France's Total Calls Time on Polish Shale License
Monday, April 14, 2014 France's Total chooses not to renew its only shale gas exploration license in Poland, according to a company spokesman.
Rey Considers Proposals for Seismic Survey Over Fitzroy Blocks in WA
Monday, April 14, 2014 Rey Resources considers preliminary proposals for seismic survey over the Fitzroy Blocks in Western Australia in 2014.
Sunbird Discovery in Block 10A Offshore Kenya Unlikely to be Commercial
Monday, April 14, 2014 Pancontinental Oil and Gas reports analysis of hydrocarbon samples of the Sunbird-1 well indicates that the discovery in Block 10A offshore Kenya is unlikely to be commercial.
Statoil Discovers up to 75M Barrels at Valemon Nord
Friday, April 11, 2014 Statoil adds to its Valemon Unit area resources with a discovery of between 20 and 75 million barrels of gas and oil at its Valemon Nord prospect in the North Sea.
Lukoil Begins Iraqi Seismic Survey
Friday, April 11, 2014 Lukoil begins seismic survey at Block 10 in southern Iraq.
Norwest Identifies Dominant Gas Production Zones at Arrowsmith-2 Well
Friday, April 11, 2014 Norwest identifies dominant zones for gas production at Arrowsmith-2 well in permit EP 413 in the onshore Perth Basin, Western Australia.
GDF Drills Dry Well in Arctic Barents Sea
Thursday, April 10, 2014 France's GDF drills a dry well in the Arctic Barents sea approximately 40 miles southwest of the Johan Castberg fields.
Chevron, YPF Boost Spending To Develop Argentine Shale
Thursday, April 10, 2014 Chevron and YPF say they would spend an additional $1.6 billion to continue developing Argentina's Vaca Muerta shale formation.
Bass Strait Oil Begins Divestment Process for its Gippsland Basin Assets
Thursday, April 10, 2014 Bass Strait Oil begins formal divestment process for its offshore Gippsland Basin portfolio offshore Victoria, Australia, comprising permits Vic/P41 and Vic/P68.
VNG's Pil Well Flows at 6,710 Bopd
Thursday, April 10, 2014 VNG Norge flows the Pil well in the Norwegian Sea on the P586 license at 6,710 barrels of oil per day.
Government Awards Exploration Permit WA-497-P off Western Australia to AWE
Wednesday, April 09, 2014 The Australian government awards permit WA-497-P offshore Western Australia to AWE as part of the 2013 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release.
Oilex Updates on Cambay-77H Well Drilling in Cambay PSC in Gujarat
Wednesday, April 09, 2014 Oilex provides update on drilling at Cambay-77H well in the Cambay Production Sharing Contract in Cambay Basin, Gujarat, India.
Wet Weather Delays Drilling of Rosella E01 Well in New South Wales
Wednesday, April 09, 2014 Metgasco reports that wet weather has delayed drilling of the Rosella E01 well in New South Wales, Australia.
Australia Invites Bids for 30 Offshore Exploration Blocks
Wednesday, April 09, 2014 Australia's Department of Industry invites bids for 30 blocks under the 2014 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release.
WHL Energy Updates on Seismic Survey for La Bella in VIC/P67 in Otway Basin
Tuesday, April 08, 2014 WHL Energy provides 3D seismic survey update on La Bella field in permit VIC/P67 in the Otway Basin, offshore Victoria, Australia.
AWE Continues Drilling at Pateke-4H Well in PMP 38158 Off New Zealand
Tuesday, April 08, 2014 AWE reports that drilling continues at Pateke-4H development well in petroleum mining permit 38158 in the offshore Taranaki Basin, New Zealand.
Interra Spuds YNG 3268 Well in Yenangyaung Oil Field in Myanmar
Tuesday, April 08, 2014 Interra Resources commences drilling development well YNG 3268 in the Yenangyaung oil field in Myanmar.
Strike Energy Assumes Full Interest in PEL 96 in South Australia
Tuesday, April 08, 2014 Strike Energy assumes full interest in permit PEL 96 in South Australia after Australian Gasfields failed to rectify its non-payment of a joint venture cash call.
Planet Gas Updates on Sprigg-1 Exploration Well in PEL 514 in Cooper Basin
Monday, April 07, 2014 Planet Gas provides an update on Sprigg-1 exploration well in PEL 514 in the South Australian Cooper Basin.
Series of Small Earthquakes Rock Oklahoma in Record Seismic Activity
Sunday, April 06, 2014 Seismologists say Oklahoma quakes may be tied to oil and gas exploration.
WHL Receives Nod to Farm Out 75% Stake in Seychelles Block to Ophir
Friday, April 04, 2014 WHL Energy receives regulatory approval for the farm-out of a 75% interest in its Seychelles exploration block to Ophir Energy.
Thai PTTEP Signs Petroleum Exploration Deal with Brazil's BG
Friday, April 04, 2014 PTTEP signs an agreement with BG E&P Brasil for a 25-percent stake in four deep-water blocks in Brasil.
Santos Submits Environment Assessment on Narrabri Project to NSW Government
Friday, April 04, 2014 Santos submits a preliminary environment assessment on the Narrabri Gas Project in New South Wales, Australia to the State Government.
Breitling: Successful Drilling at First Permian Well
Friday, April 04, 2014 Breitling announces the successful drilling of its first well on the its existing 3,680 acre farmout in Sterling County in the Permian Basin.
France's Total Gets Rights to Explore Russian Shale Oil
Thursday, April 03, 2014 Total secures the rights to explore shale oil blocks in West Siberia, according to an official.
Statoil Farms down Angola Pre-Salt Block to Genel
Thursday, April 03, 2014 Statoil farms down a 15% interest in pre-salt block 39, offshore Angola, to a joint venture involving Genel Energy.
SeaBird Clinches 2D Seismic Survey Contract for Australasia
Thursday, April 03, 2014 SeaBird clinches a 2D seismic survey contract in the Australasian region worth $5.5 million.
Statoil Spuds Oz-Alpha 1 Exploration Well in EP 104 in South Georgina Basin
Thursday, April 03, 2014 PetroFrontier reveals that drilling is underway at Oz-Alpha 1 well in exploration permit 104 in the South Georgina Basin in Australia's Northern Territory.
Northern Petroleum to Increase Canadian Exploration
Thursday, April 03, 2014 Northern Petroleum plans to increase exploration at its Canadian operation after all three of its concept wells in the region were successful.
CGG Completes Aerial Survey Covering SPA 17 AO in Western Australia
Thursday, April 03, 2014 CGG completes data acquisition of the aerial gravity/magnetic survey covering SPA 17 AO in Western Australia.
OMV Enters Namibian Exploration Project
Thursday, April 03, 2014 Austria's OMV enters offshore Namibia to take part in exploration project.