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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.
Oil Firms Must Explore More Off Norway To Maintain Output -Petoro
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 Oil companies must explore for more offshore oil and gas reserves if Norway is to maintain energy production at its current level, state-owned oil firm Petoro says.
US States Slow Trump Offshore Oil Drilling Expansion Plan
Monday, March 12, 2018 The Trump administration's plan to broadly expand drilling in US offshore waters is moving slowly.
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.
Exec: Statoil Has Room To Grow More In North Dakota's Bakken
Tuesday, March 06, 2018 Statoil has plenty of growth opportunities left in North Dakota's Bakken shale formation, an executive says.
Dominican Republic to Join Caribbean Energy Exploration Rush
Monday, March 05, 2018 The Dominican Republic expects to draw interest from energy titans when it opens the country to natural gas and oil exploration for the first time later this month.
CERAWEEK: Pemex Seeking Allies For Deepwater Blocks Won In Auction - CEO
Monday, March 05, 2018 Pemex plans to reach out to existing partners to form new joint ventures for a pair of deepwater blocks it won in a January auction.
Exxon, Total, Repsol Among Bidders For Oil Exploration Off Greece
Monday, March 05, 2018 ExxonMobil, Total and Repsol are among members of two consortia that have submitted bids to explore for oil and gas off Greece.
Petronas Subsidiary Makes Oil, Gas Discovery Offshore Gabon
Monday, March 05, 2018 Petronas' subsidiary, PC Gabon Upstream S.A., makes a new oil and gas discovery at the Boudji-1 exploration well in Block F14.
Oil Explorers Lift Rig Count to 800 First Time Since 2015
Friday, March 02, 2018 US oil explorers raised the rig count to 800 for the first time in almost three years.
Philippines Earmarks 2 Sites For Possible Joint Oil Exploration With China
Friday, March 02, 2018 The Philippines identifies 2 areas in the South China Sea where joint exploration for oil and gas may be undertaken with China.
PSA Grants Lundin Consent for North Sea Exploration Well
Friday, March 02, 2018 Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) Norway grants its consent for Lundin Norway AS to drill an exploration well in block 16/1 in the North Sea.
Mexico To Offer First-Ever Shale Blocks In September Auction
Thursday, March 01, 2018 Mexico will auction development rights to shale blocks in September.
Statoil Contracts West Phoenix Rig for NCS, UKCS Drilling Campaign
Thursday, March 01, 2018 Statoil and its partners contract the West Phoenix rig to drill 4 exploration wells within the UK and Norwegian continental shelves from summer 2018.
ExxonMobil, Hess Strike Lucky No. 7 Offshore Guyana
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 Latest discovery to help propel offshore Guyana production past half a million barrels per day mark.
Total, Edison Get Greek Go-Ahead For Oil And Gas Exploration
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 Greece's parliament gives the go-ahead for companies to explore for oil and gas.
NPD Awards Lundin Norway Drilling Permit for Well Offshore Norway
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate grants Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for well 7220/11-5 S, located in production license 609 offshore Norway.
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.
SK Innovation Makes Oil Discovery in South China Sea
Friday, February 23, 2018 Korean energy chemical company SK Innovation makes an oil discovery in PRMB block 17/03 in the South China Sea.
Permian's Mammoth Cubes Herald Supersized Future for Shale
Thursday, February 22, 2018 In the scrublands of West Texas there's an oil-drilling operation like few that have come before.
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.
Ineos Shale Granted Access to High Court in Land Access Rights Issue
Thursday, February 22, 2018 Ineos Shale granted permission to pursue its application to undertake a geophysical survey in Clumber Park in the High Court.
Brazil Regulator Approves Bidders For Oil Auction In March
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 ANP approves the participation of 14 companies in an oil round to be held on March 29.
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.
CGG, PCJ Announce Discovery of Live Oil Seeps in Jamaica
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 CGG GeoConsulting and the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica announce the discovery of 2 independent live oil seeps from different parts of the island.
Chevron Restarts Drilling In Kurdistan Region Of Iraq
Monday, February 19, 2018 Chevron resumes drilling operations in the Kurdistan region of Iraq (KRI).
Aker BP Makes North Sea Find
Monday, February 19, 2018 Aker BP makes a discovery in Frosk exploration well 24/9-12, which is located near Alvheim in the North Sea.
US Sets Largest Offshore Oil, Gas Lease Auction For March
Friday, February 16, 2018 The Trump administration says it will offer the largest oil and gas offshore auction in US history on March 21.
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.
TAG Oil Encounters Potential Oil Pay in New Zealand Well
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 The Pukatea-1 exploration well encounters a potential oil pay.
Lebanon To Begin Offshore Energy Search In Block Disputed By Israel
Friday, February 09, 2018 Lebanon signs its first offshore oil and gas exploration and production agreements for two blocks, including a block disputed by neighbouring Israel.
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.
Chevron Mulling Participation in Brazil's March Oil Auction
Tuesday, February 06, 2018 Chevron Corp is considering taking part in an oil auction in Brazil as part of a consortium of companies.
Promised Land for Gas Drillers Turns Into Glutted Beach
Tuesday, February 06, 2018 Natural gas producers who last week were basking in the strongest price environment in almost a quarter century are getting crushed.
Total To Sell 25% Stake In S. African Block To Qatar Petroleum
Monday, February 05, 2018 Qatar Petroleum signs an agreement with Total to acquire a 25% stake.
Zion Management 'Optimistically Enthusiastic' About Onshore Israel Well
Thursday, February 01, 2018 Zion Oil & Gas Inc's management is 'optimistically enthusiastic' about what it has seen and still hopes to see in the Megiddo-Jezreel #1 well.
Little Transparency on UKCS Discoveries 'Blocker to Investment'
Thursday, February 01, 2018 The lack of transparency on new discoveries within the UK Continental Shelf is a blocker to investment, according to Woodmac.
Shell Sweeps Nine Of 19 Blocks Awarded In Mexico Oil Auction
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 Shell snapped up nine of 19 blocks in Mexico's prized Gulf of Mexico deep waters, emerging the clear winner in the country's biggest auction.
CEO: Petrobras Making 'Interesting Discoveries' In Campos Basin
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 Brazil's state-controlled oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA is making 'interesting discoveries' in blocks in the Campos basin.
Israeli Minister Says Lebanese Claim On Gas Field 'Provocative'
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 Israel described as 'very provocative' a Lebanese offshore oil and gas exploration tender on the countries' maritime border, and urged international firms not to bid.
NPD Grants Aker BP Drilling Permit for Wildcat Well
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate grants Aker BP ASA a drilling permit for wildcat well 6507/5-8.
BP Announces New North Sea Discoveries
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 BP makes new discoveries in the North Sea at Capercaillie, in Block 29/4e, and Achmelvich, in Block 206/9b.
'Major' Deep Offshore Oil Discovery Made in US Gulf of Mexico
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 A 'major' oil discovery has been made at the Ballymore prospect, located deep offshore in the US Gulf of Mexico.
Mexico's Oil Reform A Boon For Hard-Hit Oil Service, Seismic Firms
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 Oil service and mapping firms still emerging from an industry recession have received a boost from about $800 million of data sales to energy firms.
OMV Ramps Up Search For Gas In Austria
Monday, January 29, 2018 OMV is ramping up its geological survey work in Austria with a view to increasing its market share.
Eni Says Is Drilling In Black Sea Project While Monitoring US Sanctions
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 Eni says it is carrying out exploratory drilling in the Black Sea in a Rosneft-led offshore project - while ensuring its activities comply with US sanctions.
Pukatea-1 Well Onshore New Zealand Spuds
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 Melbana Energy Limited reveals that the Pukatea-1 exploration well onshore New Zealand has spudded.
Iceland's Oil Dream in Peril as China, Norway Give Up Last Block
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 Iceland's hope of finding oil offshore its coast is fading.
Total To Buy Shares In Kenyan Oil Blocks From A.P. Moeller-Maersk
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 Total SA is to buy shares in 3 Kenyan oil blocks from A.P. Moeller-Maersk.