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Morocco Gas Discovery 'Significantly Exceeds' Pre-Drill Estimates
Tuesday, May 08, 2018 A conventional natural gas discovery at the LMS-1 exploration well on the Lalla Mimouna permit in Morocco has 'significantly exceeded' expectations.

Rystad Energy: 100 Offshore Projects to be Sanctioned in 2018
Thursday, May 03, 2018 Oil market 'tailwind' likely to spark 100 offshore project sanctions in 2018.

Oil Discovery at Rabul 4 Well in Egypt
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Oil has been discovered at the Rabul 4 well in Egypt's West Gharib Concession.

Gas Discovery Made in Egypt
Thursday, April 12, 2018 SDX Energy Inc makes a gas discovery at its Ibn Yunus-1X exploration well at South Disouq, Egypt.

SDX Spuds First Well in South Disouq Drilling Campaign
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 SDX Energy Inc. spuds its Ibn Yunus-1X exploration well at South Disouq in Egypt.

Rabat Deep 1 Well Spuds
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 The Saipem 1200 drillship commences the drilling of the Rabat Deep 1 well in Morocco.

Rabul 5 Well Hits Oil Onshore Egypt
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 SDX Energy Inc. makes an onshore oil discovery at its Rabul 5 well in Egypt's West Gharib Concession.

SDX Announces Gas Discovery in Morocco
Friday, March 09, 2018 A gas discovery has been made at SDX's SAH-2 well on the Sebou permit onshore Morocco.

Cyprus Accuses Turkey Of Blocking Ship Again In Gas Exploration Standoff
Friday, February 23, 2018 Cyprus accused Turkey of threatening to use force against a drillship chartered by Eni, in a standoff over hydrocarbons rights in the eastern Mediterranean.

KSS-2 Well in Morocco Yields No Commercial Discoveries
Thursday, February 22, 2018 North Africa focused oil and gas company SDX Energy Inc says the KSS-2 well on the Sebou permit in Morocco has not made any commercial discoveries.

Cyprus Says To Pursue Gas Exploration Amid Standoff With Turkey
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 Cyprus says it would press ahead with oil and gas exploration, signaling resolve in a standoff with Turkey.

Egypt Says Signs Seismic Survey Deal With Schlumberger
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 Egypt has signed a deal with Schlumberger to conduct a seismic survey in the Gulf of Suez.

New Eni Discovery 'Confirms' Extension of Zohr Like Play in Cyprus EEZ
Thursday, February 08, 2018 Eni has made a 'promising' gas discovery offshore Cyprus, which it says confirms the extension of a 'Zohr like' play in the country's exclusive economic zone.

SDX Energy Makes Gas Discovery at Moroccan Well
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 SDX Energy makes a gas discovery at its ONZ-7 development well, located on the Sebou permit in Morocco.

Greece Gets Interest For New Offshore Oil And Gas Tenders: Licensing Body
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 Tenders for offshore oil and gas exploration and exploitation west and south of Greece have attracted 'strong interest'.

Exploration to Increase in 2018 but Investment Constraints Remain
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 Exploration activity will increase in 2018, but market uncertainty and the need to manage debt levels will remain key constraints to investment.

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.

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.

Energean: Montenegro In 'Sweet Spot' Of Untapped Adriatic O&G Potential
Thursday, October 19, 2017 Two blocks offshore Montenegro awarded to Greece's Energean Oil & Gas are estimated to have 1.8 trillion cubic feet of recoverable natural gas reserves, Energean says.

Eni Bets Big on Zohr Explorer Finding New Treasure
Friday, October 06, 2017 The Zohr field off Egypt sits in an area that Royal Dutch Shell pored over for years.

Greece Launches New Offshore Oil And Gas Tenders
Monday, August 07, 2017 Greece launches two tenders for offshore oil and gas exploration and exploitation in the west and south of the country, the energy ministry says.

Total To Drill For Gas Off Cyprus Despite Collapse Of Peace Talks
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 The 'West Capella' drilling vessel contracted by France's Total and Italy's ENI moved into position to start exploring for gas off Cyprus.

Cyprus Says to Push Ahead with Energy Plans Despite Challenges
Thursday, June 29, 2017 Cyprus will push ahead with its oil and gas development plans despite potential setbacks, including the decades-long Cyprus conflict, its energy minister said.