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Eni Bags Two Exploration Blocks Onshore Egypt
Friday, February 15, 2019 Eni is being granted two onshore blocks further strengthening its position in Egypt.

BOEM Plans Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale in March
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is holding an oil and gas lease sale including all available unleased areas in the federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

Total Makes Significant Discovery
Thursday, February 07, 2019 Total has made a 'significant' gas condensate discovery on the Brulpadda prospects, located offshore South Africa.

Offshore Drilling Rush Could Transform South Africa
Thursday, February 07, 2019 South Africa still relies on coal for much of its energy.

Offshore Guyana Partners Hit More Pay
Wednesday, February 06, 2019 ExxonMobil, Hess and CNOOC's list of discoveries off the tiny South American country gets longer.

Offshore Wells to Watch in 2019
Tuesday, February 05, 2019 Wood Mackenzie's Vice President of Global Exploration, Andrew Latham, singles out 5 conventional offshore wells to watch in 2019.

Glengorm Heralds Mini Renaissance in UK Exploration
Monday, February 04, 2019 The Glengorm discovery will 'reignite' interest in the high temperature, high pressure plays in the North Sea and heralds a 'mini renaissance' in UK exploration, according to Westwood Global Energy Group.

US Firm Wins UAE Onshore Concession
Monday, February 04, 2019 Occidental's Vicki Hollub and ADNOC's Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber at the signing ceremony. PHOTO SOURCE: ADNOC




Glengorm Area Will Likely be an Industry Hotspot
Thursday, January 31, 2019 The Glengorm area will likely be an industry hotspot in the coming years, according to Rystad Energy.

ExxonMobil Named Top Oil, Gas Explorer of 2018
Thursday, January 31, 2019 Rystad Energy has named ExxonMobil as the top oil and gas explorer of 2018.

Glengorm Discovery Branded Major Milestone
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 The Glengorm discovery is a major milestone towards adding another generation of productive life to the UK North Sea, according to Oil & Gas UK.

New Discovery in UK Central North Sea
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 CNOOC Limited has announced a new discovery on the Glengorm prospect, which is located in the UK central North Sea.

Sand Hill Awarded 3 Hungary Concessions
Thursday, January 24, 2019 Sand Hill Petroleum's wholly owned Hungarian subsidiary, O&GD Central Kft, has been awarded 3 hydrocarbon concessions in Hungary.

Offshore Mexico Appraisal Well Encouraging
Thursday, January 24, 2019 The Zama appraisal program includes three penetrations.

Houston American Energy Completes Drilling of Well in San Andreas
Monday, January 21, 2019 The well is located in an area targeted as the exploration component of the San Andreas formation.

Offshore Gabon Seismic Extended
Monday, January 21, 2019 CGG is collecting more seismic data offshore Gabon. PHOTO SOURCE: CGG

Mexican Driller Latina Is Said to Bid for Pemex Contract
Thursday, January 17, 2019 Latina Offshore is working along with one of the consortia invited by Pemex to submit offers for oil-services contracts, according to sources.

Eni Secures Two Deals for Oman Blocks
Monday, January 14, 2019 Eni on Monday announced it had entered into agreements with BP and Oman Oil Company Exploration and Production for two blocks in Oman.

Aker Bullish on Offshore Ghana
Friday, January 11, 2019 Phased development could deploy several production units, says CEO.

BP Plans to Drill 6 More Wells in Azerbaijan
Thursday, January 10, 2019 BP and its partners just spent $28 billion bringing a giant natural gas project in Azerbaijan online, and that may only be the start.

Venezuela Will Remap its Caribbean Oil, Gas Prospects
Wednesday, January 09, 2019 Venezuela will remap its Caribbean oil and gas prospects.

North Sea Exploration is Back
Tuesday, January 08, 2019 North Sea exploration is back in 2019, according to Wood Mackenzie.

Offshore Guyana Wildcat Spuds
Monday, January 07, 2019 A Stena drillship has begun drilling the Haimara-1 exploration well.

Eni to Operate Alaska Oil Field
Thursday, January 03, 2019 Eni strikes a deal with Caelus Natural Resources Alaska LLC to acquire 70% and operatorship of the Oooguruk oil field.

Eni Spuds Well in Central North Sea
Monday, December 31, 2018 Eni has begun drilling operations on the Rowallan exploration well in the Central North Sea.

Total Spuds Well Offshore South Africa
Thursday, December 27, 2018 Drilling has commenced on the Brulpadda re-entry well offshore South Africa.

Eni Makes Gas Discovery Offshore Indonesia
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 Eni has made its third consecutive successful find in Indonesia.

Exxon Becomes Permian Drill Chief
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 ExxonMobil has overtaken rivals to become the most active driller in the Permian Basin.

OGA Releases More Data to Help UKCS Exploration
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 The UK's OGA is continuing to make more and more data openly available to help revitalize exploration of oil and gas in the UKCS.

Eni Makes New Oil Discovery
Monday, December 10, 2018 Eni announces a new oil discovery in the Afoxe exploration prospect, located in Block 15/06 offshore Angola.

Libya Declares Force Majeure at Largest Field
Monday, December 10, 2018 Libya declared a state of force majeure at its largest oil field after an armed group forced a production halt.

Deepwater Block Writing Guyana's Future
Wednesday, December 05, 2018 Latest discovery pushes Guyana to become LatAm oil production heavy-hitter.

Offshore Mexico Appraisal Well Spuds
Tuesday, December 04, 2018 The Zama discovery appraisal program will include three penetrations: two wells and one sidetrack.

Offshore Guyana Estimate Gets Another Upgrade
Monday, December 03, 2018 ExxonMobil reports that it made its 10th discovery offshore Guyana.

GOM Crustacean-themed Well Spuds
Friday, November 30, 2018 EnVen Energy Corp. has spud its King Crab well on Ewing Bank Block 873 in its Lobster Field.

Trump Admin to Advance Seismic Surveys in Atlantic
Friday, November 30, 2018 The Trump administration is taking a major step toward allowing a first-in-a-generation seismic search for oil and gas under Atlantic waters.

Shale Patch Will Likely Cut Budgets Next Year
Thursday, November 29, 2018 Shale explorers will likely cut spending budgets next year for the first time since the last price crash as crude spirals down again, analysts said.

Oil Exploration Activity Will Pick Up in 2019
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 There will be a pick up in oil exploration activity next year, according to a new report.

Trump Wants to Expand Drilling in Alaskan Oil Reserve
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 The Trump administration is moving to expand the territory open for oil exploration in Alaska's National Petroleum Reserve.

Strong Interest in Latest UK Licensing Round
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 The UK's latest offshore licensing round has attracted 36 applications covering 164 blocks.

Less Appetite for Exploration Drilling
Monday, November 12, 2018 There's less appetite for exploration drilling, according to Rystad Energy.

US Adds 12 Oil Rigs This Week
Friday, November 09, 2018 The United States has added rigs four out of the last five weeks.

Croatia Launches Second Onshore License Round
Wednesday, November 07, 2018 Croatia launches its second onshore licensing round.

Eni and Lukoil Form Offshore Mexico JVs
Tuesday, November 06, 2018 Eni and Lukoil have signed a farm-out deal to transfer participating interests in three shallow-water exploration licenses offshore Mexico, Eni reported.

Israel Launches 2nd Offshore Bid Round
Monday, November 05, 2018 Israel announces the launch of its 2nd offshore bid round.

Shell Seeks Land Rig for Caribbean Campaign
Monday, November 05, 2018 Shell is requesting expressions of interest to provide a rig to drill two land wells in Trinidad planned for November 2019.

A Better Approach to Conventional Oil Exploration
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 The history of oil exploration is one of trying to overcome the odds.

UK Must Increase Cost Effective Drilling Activity
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 The UK offshore oil and gas industry needs to make a concerted effort to increase cost effective drilling activity, according to the OGA.

Important Oil Discovery in Barents Sea
Monday, October 29, 2018 A new oil discovery has been made though the Barents Sea Skruis exploration well, which is located in the Johan Castberg license.

European Majors Team Up to Explore Algeria Offshore
Monday, October 29, 2018 Eni, Total and Sonatrach sign 2 agreements which include an exclusive partnership for offshore exploration in Algeria.

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