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Shell Hits Oil Pay in Gulf of Mexico
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 Shell stated that Blacktip appraisal planning is underway.

Eni Inks Offshore Deal With RAK Gas
Monday, April 22, 2019 The deal marks a further push by the Italian company into the Middle East.

Exxon Makes 13th Oil Discovery Offshore Guyana
Friday, April 19, 2019 ExxonMobil made a new oil discovery at the Yellowtail-1 well offshore Guyana, marking its 13th discovery on the Stabroek Block.

Permian Drilling Record Reported
Thursday, April 18, 2019 A unit of Surge Energy US Holdings Co. has reportedly drilled a record-setting lateral in the Permian Basin.

Exxon, Qatar Petroleum Win Three Blocks Offshore Argentina
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 ExxonMobil Argentina Offshore Investments B.V. and a Qatar Petroleum affiliate snagged three exploration blocks offshore Argentina.

Significant Gas Resource Found Offshore Australia
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 The Corvus-2 appraisal well has discovered a significant gas resource in the Carnarvon Basin offshore Western Australia.

Talos Sets Offshore Mexico Record
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 Talos reported a record-setting offshore Mexico core sample.

Significant Gas Discovery at Karish North
Monday, April 15, 2019 Energean Oil and Gas announces that the Karish North exploration well has made a significant gas discovery.




2019 Oil and Gas Exploration Off to Flying Start
Monday, April 08, 2019 Oil and gas exploration is off to a flying start in 2019, according to Rystad Energy.

Oil Explorers Forge Ahead in Mexico
Friday, March 29, 2019 Under government pressure that they're moving too slow, international oil companies are pushing ahead with deepwater development plans in Mexico.

Total Tested by Drilling Oil in One of Fastest Ocean Currents
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 Total SA's discovery of South Africa's first oil in deep water could prove to be a bonanza for the country - if they're able to solve the engineering challenges of operating in one of the fastest ocean currents in the world.

West African Country Eyes Licensing Wrap-up by June
Monday, March 25, 2019 Ivory Coast's government is in talks with French and Italian majors

Aker BP Makes New Discovery
Thursday, March 21, 2019 Aker BP has made a discovery at the Froskelar Main exploration well.

Siccar Point Energy Spuds Exploration Well
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 UK-based Siccar Point Energy has begun its 2019 drilling campaign by spudding an exploration well at the Blackrock prospect. (Courtesy Photo)

Eni Finds Gas Offshore Egypt
Thursday, March 14, 2019 Eni has made a gas discovery at the Nour prospect offshore Egypt.

Deepwater Angola JV Hits Oil Pay
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 Early estimates indicate up to 650 million barrels of light crude in place.

Marathon Oil Opts for Overlooked Acreage Outside of Permian
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 The explorer is opting to snap up cheap acreage in overlooked areas like the Louisiana Austin Chalk.

Eni Inks Farmout Deal with Qatar Petroleum for Mozambique Block
Monday, March 11, 2019 Eni and Qatar Petroleum have entered into a farmout agreement which will allow Qatar Petroleum a 25.5 percent participating interest in Block A5-A offshore Mozambique.

PTTEP Makes Gas Discovery Offshore Australia
Friday, March 08, 2019 PTT Exploration and Production Public Company Limited has made a new gas discovery offshore Australia.

Alberta Drillers Unfazed by Crude Glut
Thursday, March 07, 2019 Some drillers are moving ahead in Canada's oil sands despite depressed prices last year and resulting production cuts.

Aker Energy Strikes Oil at Offshore Ghana Well
Tuesday, March 05, 2019 Aker Energy, operator of the Deepwater Tano Cape Three Points (DWT/CTP) block, has struck oil in the Pecan South-1A well offshore Ghana.

Equinor Makes North Sea Oil Discovery
Monday, March 04, 2019 Equinor makes an oil discovery from the Visund A platform in the Telesto exploration well in the North Sea.

Israel Woos Energy Majors
Monday, March 04, 2019 Israel is sweetening the terms of its new gas exploration tender in order to entice major energy firms to finally drill off the nation's Mediterranean coast.

Canada's Oil Industry Hit With Key Pipeline Delay
Monday, March 04, 2019 Regulatory issues are bogging down another pipeline project.

Diamond Offshore Raising Drillship Dayrates
Thursday, February 28, 2019 The drilling contractor's CEO said the increase involves long-term leases beginning in 2020.

ExxonMobil, Qatar Petroleum Find Gas Offshore Cyprus
Thursday, February 28, 2019 ExxonMobil and Qatar Petroleum have discovered natural gas on the Glaucus-1 prospect offshore Cyprus.

US Rig Count Declines by Four
Friday, February 22, 2019 The U.S. dropped a total of four oil rigs this week while the gas rig count remained flat.

Repsol Makes Gas Discovery in Indonesia
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Repsol S.A. has unlocked the largest gas discovery in Indonesia in 18 years.

Oil and Gas Stepping Up Its Exploration Game
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 After years of budget cuts, oil and gas companies are finally stepping up their exploration game.

Transocean Makes Automation Deal with Equinor
Monday, February 18, 2019 One harsh-environment semi-submersible was fitted with the ADC system two years ago.

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.

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