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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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)'.

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.

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.




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.

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; Tom Wilker, SVP Subsurface, Wood Mackenzie; Timothy Duncan, President & CEO, Talos Energy; and John Parker, Executive Vice President Exploration, Talos Energy.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Savannah Makes 3rd Consecutive Discovery in Niger
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 Savannah Petroleum plc announces its third consecutive discovery in its maiden exploration campaign in the R3 portion of the R3/R4 PSC Area in the Agadem Rift Basin.

Industry is 'Fit', 'Ready' for New North Sea Exploration Era
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 Industry is 'fit and ready' to usher in a new era of exploration in the North Sea, according to Oil & Gas UK's upstream policy director Mike Tholen.

UK's OGA Launches 31st Offshore Licensing Round
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) launches the 31st Offshore Licensing Round, offering blocks in frontier areas of the UK Continental Shelf.

PSAN Grants Equinor Consent for Barents Sea Exploration Drilling
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSAN) gives Equinor its consent for exploration drilling in block 7132/2 in the Barents Sea.

Eni Announces Oil Discovery in Egyptian Western Desert
Monday, July 09, 2018 Eni announces a second oil discovery in the Fagur Basin in the Egyptian Western Desert.

US Drillers Add Oil Rigs for First Week in Three -Baker Hughes
Friday, July 06, 2018 U.S. energy companies this week added oil rigs for the first time in three weeks but the rate of growth has slowed.

Wellesley Makes Minor Oil Discovery in North Sea
Thursday, July 05, 2018 Wellesley Petroleum AS, operator of production license 925, makes a minor oil discovery in the North Sea.

NPD Grants Lundin Norway Drilling Permit for Wildcat Offshore Norway
Tuesday, July 03, 2018 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate grants Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for well 6307/1-1 S, located in production license 830 offshore Norway.

Eni Denies Talk Of Major New Discovery In Egypt
Monday, July 02, 2018 Italian oil and gas group Eni denies media reports that it has made a major new discovery in Egypt.

Galp To Start Drilling Exploration Well Offshore Portugal
Monday, July 02, 2018 Galp Energia is set to start drilling the country's first deep water offshore exploration well.

Hess Sets Sights Away from Utica
Friday, June 29, 2018 Hess has entered an agreement to sell its joint venture interests in the Utica shale play in eastern Ohio to Ascent Resources – Utica, LLC.

NPD Grants Equinor Drilling Permit for Wells Offshore Norway
Thursday, June 28, 2018 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate grants Equinor Energy AS a drilling permit for wells 6608/10-18, 6608/10-18 A and 6608/10-18 B, located in production license 128 D offshore Norway.

Eni To Begin Gas Exploration At Egypt Noor Field In Two Months
Thursday, June 28, 2018 Eni will begin drilling an exploratory well at its Noor field in Egypt's North Sinai in two months, Egyptian oil ministry spokesman Hamdi Abel Aziz tells Reuters.

Pan-African Firm Oranto Petroleum To Explore For Oil In Zambia
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 Pan-African firm Oranto Petroleum says it will start exploring for oil in Zambia.

Equinor Comes Up Dry at North Sea Well
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 Equinor Energy AS, operator of production license 120, has come up dry at wildcat well 34/8-19 S.

Kosmos Energy Abandons Suriname Well After It Fails To Find Oil
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 Oil and natural gas explorer Kosmos Energy Ltd is abandoning one of its wells offshore Suriname after it failed to find oil.

Energean Intends to Drill Karish North Well Before End-March 2019
Monday, June 25, 2018 Energean Oil and Gas plc intends to drill an exploration well in the Karish North prospect, offshore Israel, before end-March 2019.

Eni Reports Offshore Angola Discovery
Monday, June 25, 2018 Eni-operated JV reports success offshore Angola.

NPD: There Is a Lot of Remaining Oil, Gas on the Norwegian Shelf
Friday, June 22, 2018 There is a lot of remaining oil and gas on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, according to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate.

Equinor Receives PSAN Consent to Drill Barents Sea Well
Friday, June 22, 2018 Equinor Energy AS receives Petroleum Safety Authority Norway's consent for the exploration drilling of well 7324/3-1 in the Barents Sea.

Kunama-1 Well in Niger Spudded
Friday, June 22, 2018 Savannah Petroleum plc says the third well in its current Niger drilling campaign, Kunama-1, has been spudded.

'Significant' Light Oil Column Interpreted in Onshore Argentina Well
Thursday, June 21, 2018 Echo Energy says a 'significant light oil column' has been interpreted in the EMS-1001 well onshore Argentina.

Brazil Government Eyes Nov 29 For Choice Pre-Salt Oil Auction
Thursday, June 21, 2018 Brazil's government is considering November 29 for a much-anticipated auction of choice oil blocks in the offshore Santos basin.

ExxonMobil Makes Oil Discovery Offshore Guyana
Thursday, June 21, 2018 The latest discovery reaffirms the Stabroek block's excellent exploration potential, says WoodMac.

Mozambique Says 2015 Exploration Contracts Almost Ready
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 Mozambique's oil and gas regulator says exploration contracts from 2015 are close to being finalized.

Norway Awards Oil Permits To 11 Firms In Arctic Licensing Round
Monday, June 18, 2018 Oslo believes the Arctic has the greatest potential for significant new discoveries.

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