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Empyrean: Gas Zone Drilled in Project Margarita Well
Thursday, June 21, 2007Empyrean Energy PLC said that the Dona Carlota-1, a well on the Margarita gas exploration project onshore the Texas Gulf Coast, has been successfully drilled to a total depth of 1,524 meters.

Empyrean: Record Rains, Flooding Delay Shallow Drilling at Margarita
Tuesday, June 05, 2007Empyrean Energy PLC on Tuesday issued the update below regarding Phase 2 of its shallow drilling program at Project Margarita on the Texas Gulf Coast.

BassGas JV Welcomes Arbitrator's Decision on Clough Dispute
Monday, June 04, 2007Origin Energy Resources Ltd, as operator of the BassGas Joint Venture, announced that an important stage in the arbitration process with Clough has been determined in favor of the Joint Venture.

Perseverance-1 Pays Off for Roc Oil
Monday, May 21, 2007Roc Oil reports that the Perseverance-1 exploration well has penetrated the two main objectives, the Dongara Sandstone and the Irwin River Coal Measures. Drilling and preliminary log data indicate that good gas indications are present.

Empyrean: Final Shallow Drilling Program Begins at Project Margarita
Monday, May 21, 2007Empyrean Energy PLC on Monday reported that the Final Wells shallow drilling program at Project Margarita on the Texas Gulf Coast is now underway with the spudding of Agavero #1 over the weekend.

Vicpet: Early Redback Drilling Proposed
Tuesday, May 15, 2007Following the successful outcome of the start of the initial ongoing drilling program on the Margarita Project area, onshore Gulf Coast, South Texas, Victoria Petroleum NL has further increased its exploration activities in this prolific area.

Arc: Vermilion Exercises Right to Buy Wandoo Oilfield
Wednesday, May 09, 2007Arc Energy Limited said that Vermilion Oil & Gas has exercised its pre-emptive right to purchase Wandoo Petroleum Pty Ltd's ("WPP") 40% interest in the Wandoo Oilfield.

Mitsui Divests Australian Upstream Assets
Tuesday, April 24, 2007Mitsui's Australian subsidiary, Wandoo Petroleum Pty Limited, has entered into sales agreements with ARC Energy Limited in which WPP will divest its entire Australian upstream oil & gas portfolio to ARC.

Roc Oil to P&A Frankland-1 as a Gas Discovery
Monday, April 23, 2007Roc Oil says that the Frankland-1 well is being plugged and abandoned as a gas discovery. Preliminary interpretation of wireline and pressure data suggests that the well intersected 35 meters of gas saturated sand.

Roc: Drilling Continues on Frankland-1
Wednesday, April 18, 2007Roc Oil (WA) Pty Limited said that, as of 10 a.m. Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) on Tuesday, the Frankland-1 exploration well in WA-286-P offshore Perth Basin was drilling ahead at 2,090 meters.

Empyrean: Project Margarita Production Begins
Wednesday, April 18, 2007Empyrean Energy PLC on Wednesday announced the following update with regard to the Project Margarita shallow drilling program on the Texas Gulf Coast.

Empyrean Encouraged by Early Milagro #1 Results
Thursday, February 22, 2007Empyrean Energy PLC said that the Milagro #1 well reached total depth and wireline logging operations commenced on Tuesday. The well is the second in the Project Margarita shallow gas exploration drilling program on the Texas Gulf Coast.

Empyrean: Project Margarita Well to Be Cased for Tests
Friday, February 02, 2007Empyrean Energy PLC announced that the first well at the Margarita project, El Viejito-1 was drilled to a total depth of 1,932 meters (6,340 ft) on 31 January 2007.

Empyrean Chair Reports 'Significant Progress' at Sugarloaf
Friday, December 29, 2006Empyrean Energy Plc on Friday announced its interim results for the period ended 30 September 2006. Chairman Patrick Cross' statement follows.

Empyrean, Partners Spud 'Project Margarita' Well in South Texas
Thursday, December 21, 2006Empyrean Energy PLC reported that drilling has commenced on the El Viejito Prospect on Project Margarita, South Texas, USA.

Cliff Head Production to Resume Next Week
Friday, October 20, 2006Roc Oil says that the cause of the electrical fault which resulted in a temporary shut-in of production at the Cliff Head offshore platform is being repaired and production should resume next week.

Roc Oil Temporarily Halts Production at Cliff Head
Tuesday, October 17, 2006Roc Oil says that production from the Cliff Head Oil Field, Perth Basin, offshore Western Australia, has been temporarily shut in due to an electrical problem at the offshore platform.

Origin Energy and Partners Launch BassGas Project
Monday, October 16, 2006Today's official opening of the BassGas Project by Victorian Premier, Steve Bracks marks the addition of a significant new source of gas supply for south east Australia.

Origin: Sales Commence from BassGas
Wednesday, July 05, 2006Origin Energy Resources Limited, operator of the BassGas Project offshore Australia, said that sales of gas and liquids have commenced from the BassGas development.

Roc Oil Begins Production from Second Cliff Head Well
Monday, May 15, 2006Roc Oil reports that production has commenced from the second well in the Cliff Head field, CH-12H, which is the first of the four horizontal production wells to be brought on stream.

Roc Oil Commences Production at Cliff Head
Monday, May 01, 2006ROC Oil reports that production has commenced at the Cliff Head Oil Field located in the Perth the Perth Basin, offshore Western Australia.

Despite Setbacks, BassGas Project Reaches Milestones
Tuesday, April 04, 2006Origin Energy reports that the BassGas Project, which will commercialize gas from the Yolla field in the Bass Strait offshore Australia, is continuing through a slower-than-expected commissioning phase.

Roc Oil Says Cliff Head Development Remains on Track
Wednesday, January 11, 2006Roc Oil says that the development of the Cliff Head Oil Field remains on track for first oil production in 1Q 2006.

Roc Oil Spuds Flying Foam-1 Wildcat Well
Monday, November 07, 2005The ENSCO-67 jackup has commenced drilling Flying Foam-1, a rank wildcat well located offshore Australia in the Perth Basin.

Roc Oil Says Cliff Head Development on Schedule and on Budget
Thursday, July 21, 2005Roc Oil says that the Cliff Head Oil Field Development Project in the offshore Perth Basin, Western Australia, remains within budget and on schedule for first oil production during first quarter 2006.

Roc Oil & Partners to Develop Cliff Head Field
Monday, March 14, 2005The WA-286-P Joint Venture has taken a Final Investment Decision with regard to the Cliff Head Oil Field, offshore Western Australia, which will result in the field being developed for production, subject to receipt of final Government approvals.

Roc Oil Spuds Cliff Head-6 Well
Monday, February 28, 2005Roc Oil's second well in its Cliff Head drilling program offshore Australia has commenced operations.

AWE Says Initial Production Begins at BassGas Project
Monday, January 31, 2005Australian Worldwide Exploration Limited reports that the initial gas production from the field was introduced into the production platform on January 29, 2005. This first gas production is a major milestone for the project and for AWE.

Trefoil-1 Discovery Takes Major Step To Commercial Viability
Wednesday, December 15, 2004Australian Worldwide Exploration reports that after the completion of production testing operations, the Trefoil-1 well in the Bass Basin offshore Tasmania has been confirmed as a new gas field discovery and taken a major step towards commercial viability.

Trefoil-1 Flows Gas
Monday, December 13, 2004Australian Worldwide Exploration reports that the exploration well Trefoil-1, located in the Bass Basin permit T/18P, was continuing testing operations.

Trefoil-1 Confirmed as a Wildcat Gas Discovery
Monday, November 29, 2004Australian Worldwide Exploration reports that the Trefoil-1 well in the Bass Basin offshore Tasmania has been confirmed as a wildcat gas-condensate discovery.

Trefoil-1 Not as Promising as First Thought
Friday, November 19, 2004Logging while drilling operations have revealed that the sandstone reservoir in the cored interval is most likely to be water bearing despite the previously reported gas shows recorded during drilling operations.

Trefoil 1 Spuds in the Bass Basin Offshore Tasmania
Monday, November 01, 2004Origin Energy Limited advises that drilling of the gas exploration well Trefoil 1 commenced late last month using the ENSCO 102 Jack-up.

Bounty Adds Second Well to Perth Basin Offshore Program
Thursday, October 14, 2004Bounty Oil & Gas reports that the WA-327-P Joint Venture has agreed to include a well at the Flying Foam prospect as part of a multi-well campaign in adjoining Offshore Perth Basin permits WA-325-P and WA-327-P.

Yolla 3 Production Testing Completed
Thursday, September 30, 2004Origin Energy Resources reports that production testing of sandstone reservoirs within the Eastern View Coal Measures (EVCM) on the Yolla 3 development well had been completed.

Production Testing on Yolla-4 Almost Complete
Monday, August 02, 2004Australian Worldwide Exploration Limited reports that the Yolla-4 testing program is proceeding. Four zones have been perforated and completed in Yolla-4, three intra-Eastern Valley Coal Measures ("EVCM") gas zones and the newly discovered intra EVCM oil zone.

Gungurru-1 Plugged and Abandoned
Wednesday, July 14, 2004Australian Worldwide Exploration reports that the Gungurru-1 well has been plugged and abandoned after drilling to a measured total depth of 1,235 meters.

Yolla-4 Preparing to Run Wireline Logs
Wednesday, July 14, 2004Australian Worldwide Exploration reports that the Yolla-4 well is preparing to run wireline logs after reaching its planned total measured depth of 3,235 meters.

Apache Spuds Gungurru-1 Offshore Australia
Wednesday, July 07, 2004Australian Worldwide Exploration reports that the Gungurru-1 well commenced drilling this week and is located in permit WA-202-P in the offshore Carnarvon Basin, Western Australia.

Yolla-4 Intersects New Hydrocarbon Pool
Tuesday, July 06, 2004A new hydrocarbon-bearing sand between 2458-2467m TVDss (true vertical depth below sea level), seemingly not present in Yolla 1 and Yolla 2, appears to have been encountered in Yolla 4 above the targeted main pay zones below 2700m TVDss.

Plans Firm Up for Perth Basin Drilling
Friday, June 04, 2004Bounty Oil & Gas along with its partners are scheduled to being drilling operations in the Perth Basin offshore Australia this October.

Voyager Energy Completes Acquisition of Perth Basin Assets
Friday, March 19, 2004Voyager Energy Limited has made separate agreements with ARC Energy Limited and Wandoo Petroleum Pty Ltd (an affiliate of Mitsui & Co Ltd of Japan) to expand the company's Perth Basin holdings.