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NPD Grants Spirit Energy Drilling Permit for Well Offshore Norway
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate grants Spirit Energy Norge AS a drilling permit for well 6506/9-4 S.

Iraq Says 26 Companies Allowed To Bid For Oil, Gas Blocks In Border Areas
Friday, January 12, 2018 The Iraqi oil ministry says 26 companies have qualified to bid for oil and gas blocks in border areas.

Hope Wanes for 'Elephant' Oil Discoveries in Norway's Arctic
Friday, January 12, 2018 After a disappointing year for drillers, Norwegian authorities are reviewing their hopes.

Beach Energy Discovers New Gas Field Onshore South Australia
Thursday, January 11, 2018 Beach Energy Ltd makes a new gas field discovery at Haselgrove-3 ST1, which is located in the onshore Otway Basin in South Australia.

NPD Confirms Successful Acquisition of New Seismic Data
Tuesday, January 09, 2018 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate confirms the successful acquisition of around 4,500 kilometres of new 2D seismic data offshore Norway.

NPD Grants First Drilling Permit of 2018
Monday, January 08, 2018 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) grants its first drilling permit of 2018 to Lundin Norway AS for well 16/4-11.


Sidetrack Well in Canada's Rainbow Area Exceeds Expectations
Friday, January 05, 2018 The results of Cabot Energy plc's 10-32 sidetrack well in Canada have 'exceeded expectations'.




Global Exploration Sector May Soon Return to Profit
Thursday, January 04, 2018 There are early signs that the global exploration sector may soon return to profit.

Statoil Comes Up Dry in Central North Sea Well
Thursday, January 04, 2018 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate confirms that Statoil Petroleum AS has come up dry in well 15/6-14 S.

New 3D Seismic to be Acquired at Otakikpo Marginal Field
Thursday, January 04, 2018 Lekoil reveals that 197 square kilometers of 3D seismic data will be acquired at the Otakikpo Marginal Field in OML 11.

Indonesia's Upstream Sector in 'Dire' Need of Additional Investment
Wednesday, January 03, 2018 Indonesia's 'embattled' exploration and production sector is in 'dire' need of additional investment, according to BMI Research.

Rising Oil Industry Investment Drives Spectrum's Revenue Jump
Wednesday, January 03, 2018 Seismic surveyor Spectrum's 4Q revenue surge reflects a shift among oil firms towards more exploration, its chief executive told Reuters.

Mining Official: Indonesian Oil, Gas Blocks Attract Bids In 2017
Friday, December 29, 2017 Indonesia received bids from several foreign companies for exploration in five oil and gas blocks in 2017, the deputy energy minister said.

BSEE: Italy's Eni Begins Drilling Oil Well In Alaska's Beaufort Sea
Wednesday, December 27, 2017 Eni this week began drilling a new well in US waters off the north coast of Alaska, becoming the first company to do so since 2015, federal regulators say.

Oil Firms To Step Up Exploration Off Norway Next Year After Poor 2017
Friday, December 22, 2017 Efforts to find new oil off Norway are expected to double next year.

Eni 'Mission Impossible' Points to Seismic Shift for Big Oil
Friday, December 22, 2017 The quick turnaround from discovery to production hasn't gone unnoticed in the industry. It represents a seismic shift for Big Oil.

Lebanon Approves Offshore Oil, Gas Exploration Bid
Thursday, December 14, 2017 Lebanon's cabinet approved a bid on Thursday for offshore energy exploration by a consortium made up of France's Total, Italy's ENI and Russia's Novatek.

Drillers Flock to Rockies as Sleepiest Shale Corner Awakens
Thursday, December 14, 2017 It's not exactly the Pike's Peak gold rush of 160 years but with crude prices on the rise, explorers are returning to the oil-rich rock of Colorado.

Exxon, Petrobras Form Alliance To Develop Oil, Gas Projects
Thursday, December 14, 2017 ExxonMobil and Petrobras form an alliance to develop energy projects around the world.

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.

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