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Shell Makes Large Discovery in Gulf of Mexico
Thursday, May 24, 2018 Shell has made a deepwater discovery offshore southeast of New Orleans.
Faroe Expects Brasse East Well to be Drilled in 2H 2018
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 Faroe Petroleum expects the Brasse East well to be drilled in the second half of 2018.
Peru President Cancels London-Based Tullow's Offshore Oil Contracts
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 The government of Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra cancels five offshore oil contracts.
Analysts: UK Shale Package Won't Have Tangible Effect on Industry Momentum
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 The latest regulatory package from the UK government to support domestic shale exploration hasn't won over BMI Research analysts.
Egypt Sets Deadlines For Oil And Gas Exploration Bids
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Egypt has set October 1 and October 8 deadlines for 2 major international tenders for oil and gas exploration spanning 27 onshore and offshore blocks, the oil ministry says.
Cuadrilla Applies For Injunction Covering Shale Gas Site
Monday, May 21, 2018 Cuadrilla Resources files papers in preparation for a hearing for an injunction covering its shale gas exploration operations at Preston New Road, Lancashire.
Echo Energy Announces Gas Discovery Onshore Argentina
Friday, May 18, 2018 Echo Energy plc announces a gas discovery at the ELM-1004 exploration well, which is located at the company's Fracción C asset onshore Argentina.
BEIS Issues Backing for UK Shale Gas Industry, Sets Out Support Actions
Thursday, May 17, 2018 The Secretary of State for the UK's Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy department issues his backing for the UK's onshore shale gas industry and set out a series of actions to support the sector.
Rosneft Says South China Sea Drilling Is Within Vietnam Waters
Thursday, May 17, 2018 Drilling in the South China Sea by Rosneft is within Vietnamese territorial waters, the Russian state oil firm says.
Energy Ministry: Ghana To Award Nine New Oil Blocks Off West Coast
Thursday, May 17, 2018 Ghana is set to award nine new upstream oil blocks for commercial exploration off its western coast beginning this year.
Tortue Field Appraisal Well Hits 98-Feet of Hydrocarbon-Bearing Reservoir
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 The DTM-3 appraisal well, located at the Tortue field within the Dussafu License offshore Gabon, encounters approximately 98-feet of hydrocarbon-bearing reservoir.
Etinde Appraisal Drilling Campaign Due to Commence Soon
Friday, May 11, 2018 Bowleven plc says a 2 well appraisal drilling campaign on Cameroon's Etinde asset is due to commence at the end of May.
Norway Launches New Licensing Round In Mature Offshore Oil And Gas Areas
Wednesday, May 09, 2018 Norway will hold a new licensing round for its offshore oil and gas fields in already opened areas.
WoodMac: Top Conventional Wells to Watch Out for in 2018
Wednesday, May 09, 2018 More than 200 senior energy leaders and professionals identify the top conventional wells to watch out for this year in a new exploration survey conducted by Wood Mackenzie.
Argentina Offshore Auction Attracts Interest From Oil Producers
Wednesday, May 09, 2018 International oil firms have shown interest in Argentina's auction this year of offshore blocks for exploration and production.
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.
Savannah Petroleum Spuds New Well in Niger Drilling Campaign
Tuesday, May 08, 2018 Savannah Petroleum plc announces that the 2nd of its 3-well Niger drilling campaign, Amdigh-1, has been spudded.
Brazil Energy Council Proposes Sept. 28 For Fifth Pre-Salt Oil Auction
Friday, May 04, 2018 CNPE has proposed Sept. 28 for a fifth auction of blocks in Brazil's choice pre-salt offshore oil play.
Repsol Asks Vietnam For Compensation After Drilling Project Halted
Friday, May 04, 2018 Repsol is in talks with Vietnam's state oil company and national authorities over compensation for the suspension of an oil drilling project in the South China Sea.
Eni Makes Oil Discovery in Egyptian Desert
Thursday, May 03, 2018 Eni SpA makes an oil discovery on the A-2X exploration prospect.
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.
BP, SOCAR Sign PSA for Exploration, Development Offshore Azerbaijan
Friday, April 27, 2018 BP and SOCAR sign a new production sharing agreement for the joint exploration and development of Block D230.
No Oil Majors Win Contracts In Iraq Exploration, Development Auction
Thursday, April 26, 2018 Iraq failed to attract investment from oil majors in its oil and gas exploration/development contract auction.
Oil, Gas Recruitment Firm Wins Geothermal Drilling Project Contract
Thursday, April 26, 2018 Ably Resources wins a contract for a joint-venture geothermal drilling project in the Netherlands.
Regulator: Mexico's Pemex Will Tender For Partners In Seven Onshore Areas
Thursday, April 26, 2018 Mexico's CNH says that Pemex will tender for partners in seven onshore areas.
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.
Brazil's Upcoming Pre-Salt Oil Round Attracts Record Interest
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 A record 16 companies have said they will take part in Brazil's scheduled June auction for the right to explore offshore oil blocks in the country's high-potential pre-salt area.
Onshore Niger Well Hits Oil
Monday, April 23, 2018 British independent oil and gas company Savannah Petroleum plc announces that an oil discovery has been made at the Bushiya-1 exploration well, located onshore south east Niger.
Thai Petroleum Fields Auction to Begin Tuesday -Energy Minister
Monday, April 23, 2018 Thailand will begin auctions on Tuesday for petroleum fields in the Gulf of Thailand, Minister of Energy Siri Jirapongphan said on Monday.
Iraq to Auction Oil Exploration Contracts on Thursday
Monday, April 23, 2018 Iraq is offering 11 new blocks for exploration in border areas with Iran and Kuwait and in offshore Gulf waters.
Norway's Odfjell Drilling to Expand Fleet as Rig Market Recovers
Friday, April 20, 2018 Offshore rig firm Odfjell Drilling plans to expand its floating rig fleet to between six and 10 from four now, it said on Friday.
Explorers Crank Rig Count Higher as US Crude Supplies Dwindle
Friday, April 20, 2018 Oil explorers deployed more U.S. rigs this week as increasingly tight crude supplies pushed prices to their highest since 2014.
Trump Administration Begins Review Process for Drilling in Alaska Refuge
Thursday, April 19, 2018 Alaskan lawmakers have been fighting for decades to open the refuge.
Philippines Hopes For Sea Exploration Pact With China This Year
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano is confident that an agreement with China to jointly explore for oil and gas in South China Sea can be signed this year.
Australia's Northern Territory Lifts Fracking Ban
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Australia's Northern Territory lifts a nearly 2-year moratorium on fracking to extract gas, unlocking vast onshore reserves in the resource-rich region.
PSA Grants Wellesley Petroleum Consent to Drill North Sea Exploration Well
Friday, April 13, 2018 Petroleum Safety Authority Norway grants Wellesley Petroleum consent to drill exploration well 35/12-6 S.
New Zealand Halts Future Oil And Gas Offshore Exploration Permits
Thursday, April 12, 2018 New Zealand will not grant any new permits for offshore oil and gas exploration, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says.
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.
Iraq Postpones Oil And Gas Auction To April 25
Thursday, April 12, 2018 Iraq has postponed its oil and gas bidding round for 11 new blocks to April 25.
UAE's ADNOC Launches Oil And Gas Exploration Round
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 Abu Dhabi National Oil Company is launching a competitive exploration and production licensing round for 6 oil and gas blocks, its first ever.
Philippines Eyes Joint Exploration Deal In S. China Sea Within Months
Monday, April 09, 2018 The Philippines is looking to seal a pact with China within a few months to jointly explore for oil and gas in a part of the busy South China Sea waterway claimed by both countries.
PSAN Grants Companies Consent to Drill Exploration Wells in Barents Sea
Friday, April 06, 2018 Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSAN) grants Aker BP and Spirit Energy consent to drill separate wells in the Barents Sea.
Drillers Hike Up Rig Activity Again as Crude Production Soars
Friday, April 06, 2018 Shale explorers boosted drilling activity in the US oil patch to the highest in three years.
Savannah Spuds South East Niger Well
Wednesday, April 04, 2018 Savannah Petroleum plc spuds Bushiya-1 in south east Niger, the first well in a three well drilling campaign.
Bahrain Says New Discovery Contains Estimated 80B Barrels Of Tight Oil
Wednesday, April 04, 2018 Bahrain's oil minister says the estimated oil reserves in a newly discovered field, the kingdom's largest ever, is at least 80 billion barrels of tight oil.
Cuadrilla Completes Drilling of UK's First Horizontal Shale Gas Well
Tuesday, April 03, 2018 Cuadrilla successfully completes drilling the UK's first ever horizontal shale gas well at its exploration site at Preston New Road in Lancashire.
Exxon Leads Oil Majors In Aggressive Offshore Brazil Bids
Thursday, March 29, 2018 ExxonMobil roars into Brazil's prolific offshore oil fields again, clinching eight blocks.
ExxonMobil, Total Join Majors Interested in Iraq April 15 Oil Auction
Thursday, March 29, 2018 ExxonMobil, Total and Lukoil are among international companies interested to win rights.
Garten Discovery Demonstrates True Value of 'Smart, Nimble' Drilling
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 Apache Corporation's Garten oil discovery, and potential quick production start-up, demonstrates the true value of a smart and nimble approach to exploration drilling, according to Oil & Gas UK.
Spirit Energy Makes Small Oil Discovery Offshore Norway
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 Spirit Energy makes a small oil discovery in exploration well 35/9-14, located in license PL 682 on the Norwegian Shelf.