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Byron Energy Expands Footprint in Gulf of Mexico
Monday, September 24, 2018 The company has been notified by the BOEM that its bids for three GoM blocks were accepted.

Offshore Namibia Dud Dims Outlook for New Play
Monday, September 24, 2018 Tullow Oil Plc said an exploration well off Namibia was a dud, damping enthusiasm over a frontier area that's attracted renewed interest amid oil's recovery.

Major Gas Find Offshore UK for Total
Monday, September 24, 2018 Total has made a 'major' gas discovery on the Glendronach prospect offshore UK in the West of Shetland region.

Cuadrilla Granted Fracking Consent for Second Horizontal Shale Gas Well
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 Cuadrilla receives hydraulic fracturing consent for its second horizontal shale exploration well at its Preston New Road site in Lancashire, UK.

Faroe Set to Ramp Up Exploration and Appraisal Activity
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 Norway and UK focused Faroe is set to 'ramp up' its exploration and appraisal activity in 2018 and 2019, according to a joint statement by the company's chairman and chief executive.

UK West Shetland Seismic Survey Acquisition Commences
Monday, September 17, 2018 CGG commences the acquisition of a seismic survey in the UK West Shetland basin.

Total Joins Tullow-operated Block Offshore Guyana
Thursday, September 13, 2018 Total has exercised its option to acquire a 25% working interest in the Orinduik Block offshore Guyana.

Lyon Well Offshore UK Deferred Until 2019
Thursday, September 13, 2018 The drilling of the offshore UK Lyon exploration well has been deferred until 2019, Siccar Point Energy has revealed.

Petronas Eyes South Sudan Oil Blocks
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Petronas is interested in developing oil blocks in South Sudan, President Salva Kiir's office says.

South Sudan Signs Extends Oil Exploration, Production Deals For 3 Blocks
Monday, September 10, 2018 South Sudan extended oil exploration and production agreements for three blocks, the petroleum minister says.

Norway Gets Bids From 38 Oil Firms In Licensing Round
Friday, September 07, 2018 A total of 38 oil companies have submitted bids for exploration acreage offshore Norway in a so-called predefined areas (APA) licensing round.

Uganda's National Oil Firm, China's CNOOC Sign Exploration Deal
Thursday, September 06, 2018 Uganda's national oil firm and CNOOC sign an agreement to jointly conduct exploration in a new block.

Norway's Equinor To Start Drilling Brazil's Carcara Field In 2018
Wednesday, September 05, 2018 Equinor says it will begin drilling in Brazil's North Carcara oil field in 2018.

Tullow Oil Plans To Drill First Guyana Well In Third Quarter Of 2019
Wednesday, September 05, 2018 Tullow Oil plans to drill its first well in the much-watched Guyana offshore basin in the third quarter of next year.

Israel's Ratio Oil Expected Signs Philippines Exploration Deal
Tuesday, September 04, 2018 Israel's Ratio Oil Exploration has signed a long-awaited deal to search for oil and gas in the Philippines.

Mexican Oil Auctions On Hold Until Review, Lopez Obrador Says
Friday, August 31, 2018 Mexican oil auctions are suspended until contracts already awarded over the past few years have been reviewed.

Aker Energy To Submit Plan For Ghana Offshore Field In 2019
Thursday, August 30, 2018 Aker Energy will delay submitting a plan for development of its block off Ghana.

Eni Makes New Gas Discovery in Egypt
Thursday, August 30, 2018 Eni has announced a discovery well on the Faramid South exploration prospect in East Obayed Concession.

Hammerhead-1 Strikes Offshore Guyana
Thursday, August 30, 2018 The hits keep on coming offshore Guyana, where ExxonMobil, Hess and CNOOC's Nexen unit have made their ninth discovery.

Eni Acquires Leases on Alaska's Eastern North Slope
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 Eni acquires 124 exploration leases in the Eastern North Slope of Alaska from Caelus Alaska Exploration.

Lundin Petroleum Raises Size Of Norway's Rolvsnes Oil Discovery
Monday, August 27, 2018 The Rolvsnes oil and gas discovery in Norway's North Sea is almost five times as large as initially thought.

ExxonMobil Starts Deepwater Drilling Off Southeastern Australian Coast
Monday, August 27, 2018 ExxonMobil says it has commenced offshore exploration drilling off Australia's southeast coast.

Byron Energy Starts Drilling Well in US Gulf
Monday, August 27, 2018 Drilling has begun on a well in the Bivouac Peak Prospect East in Louisiana.

CEO: Ecopetrol To Focus Spending On Drilling For Rest Of Year
Friday, August 24, 2018 Ecopetrol will focus spending for the rest of the year on increased drilling activity and securing operational licenses, its CEO says.

Dorado Discovers 171MM Barrels of Oil
Monday, August 20, 2018 Dorado, located offshore Australia, has discovered 171 million barrels of oil on a 2C basis, Carnarvon Petroleum Limited reveals.

UKOOG Welcomes Decision to Grant Ineos Bramleymoor Lane Planning Permission
Friday, August 17, 2018 Industry body UK Onshore Oil and Gas (UKOOG) welcomes the decision to grant Ineos planning permission for an exploration site at Bramleymoor Lane in Derbyshire.

Reduced Royalty Rates Will Lead to Even Greater Increase in GOM Activity
Thursday, August 16, 2018 Reduced royalty rates will lead to an even greater increase in activity in the Gulf of Mexico, according to the Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association President Chris John.

Dorado-1 has Created Big Exploration Buzz around Perth
Thursday, August 16, 2018 The Dorado-1 discovery offshore Australia 'has created a big exploration buzz around Perth,' according to Wood Mackenzie's Australasia Upstream Senior Analyst Daniel Toleman.

Oil Companies Make Few Bids In US Offshore Lease Auction
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 Oil companies bid on less than 1% of the parcels offered in a sweeping US auction of Gulf of Mexico exploration leases.

Savannah Makes Oil Discovery Onshore Niger
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 Savannah Petroleum plc makes an oil discovery at the Eridal-1 exploration well, which is situated onshore Niger.

Eni Plans More Offshore, Onshore Egypt Drilling
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 Eni has further strengthened its position in Egypt.

Talos Energy Wins Discovery Award for 2017 Offshore Mexico Find
Wednesday, August 08, 2018 Pictured l-r are: Loren Long, Vice President Mexico, Talos Energy; Timothy Duncan, President & CEO, Talos Energy; Tom Wilker, SVP Subsurface, Wood Mackenzie; and John Parker, Executive Vice President Exploration, Talos Energy.

Australia's Quadrant, Carnarvon Hail 'Incredible' Oil Find in Sector Ripe f
Wednesday, August 08, 2018 Private equity firms are expected to drive a wave of merger activity in Australia's oil and gas sector, hunting for assets in a market with good access to China and southeast Asia.

China State Firms to Expand Domestic Oil, Gas Exploration After Xi's Call
Wednesday, August 08, 2018 China, the world's top energy user and also largest crude oil importer, is facing declining reserves and soaring development costs.

India to Launch DSF Bid Round II on Thursday
Wednesday, August 08, 2018 India's ministry of petroleum and natural gas will launch DSF Bid Round II on Thursday.

OGA Awards New Contracts to Help Stimulate UKCS Exploration Activity
Wednesday, August 08, 2018 The UK's Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has awarded new contracts through government funding 'to continue to stimulate exploration activity on the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS)'.

Mozambique Finalises Block 5 Oil Deals with Multinational Firms
Tuesday, August 07, 2018 Mozambique's government approved contracts giving exclusive rights to energy companies to act on concessions awarded to them to explore for oil following four years of negotiations and delays that threatened to derail the projects.

Minister: Exxon 'Very Hopeful' of Success in Discovering 'Big Cache' of Oil
Tuesday, August 07, 2018 ExxonMobil is 'very hopeful' of success in discovering a 'big cache' of oil off the Indus Delta, the Pakistan minister for maritime affairs and foreign affairs, Abdullah Hussain Haroon, said in a press statement.

US Oil Drillers Cut Rigs for Second Week in Three -Baker Hughes
Friday, August 03, 2018 So far this year, the total number of oil and gas rigs active in the United States has averaged 1,010.

Cuadrilla Seeks Fracking Consent for 2nd Horizontal Shale Gas Well at PNR
Friday, August 03, 2018 Cuadrilla submits an application to the UK's DBEIS for consent to conduct hydraulic fracturing operations in its 2nd horizontal shale gas exploration well at the Preston New Road site in Lancashire.

Eni To Invest $1.8B In Offshore Mexican Oil Fields By 2040
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 Italian oil major expects to invest $1.795 billion in three offshore Mexican oil fields by 2040.

Cuadrilla UK Fracturing Consent Labeled 'Momentous Achievement'
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 Cuadrilla Resources' receipt of hydraulic fracturing consent for its first horizontal shale gas exploration well at Preston New Road has been called a 'momentous achievement' by UKOOG's Ken Cronin.

Colombia Could Create New System For Oil Round Bidding Amid Delays
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 Colombia is preparing changes to its bidding process for oil areas in an effort to increase investment and find new reserves, the head of the oil regulator says.

Shell Enters West African Atlantic Margin
Monday, July 23, 2018 Two units of Shell sign a pair of production sharing contracts with the government of Mauritania.

SDX Hits Gas Onshore Egypt
Monday, July 23, 2018 SDX Energy says a gas discovery has been made at its onshore SD-3X well in Egypt's South Disouq Concession.

TGS Announces Expansion of Canadian Onshore Seismic Survey
Monday, July 23, 2018 TGS announces the expansion of its Dawson Phase II onshore seismic survey in Canada.

Transocean Secures 13 Well UK North Sea Contract with ConocoPhillips
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 The midwater semi-submersible Transocean 712 has been awarded a 13 well UK North Sea contract by ConocoPhillips.

US Drillers Leave Oil Rig Count Unchanged -Baker Hughes
Friday, July 13, 2018 U.S. energy companies left the oil rig count unchanged this week as the rate of growth has slowed over the past month or so.

Carnarvon: Presence of Hydrocarbons Indicated at Dorado-1 Well
Friday, July 13, 2018 The presence of hydrocarbons has been indicated at the Dorado-1 well offshore Australia, Carnarvon Petroleum Limited says.

Norway's Aker BP Misses Q2 Forecasts, Ups Exploration Spending
Friday, July 13, 2018 Aker BP will increase its exploration spending plan this year due to new prospects off Norway, the oil firm says.