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Statoil Receives Consent for Valemon Field Drilling
NO >> 8/17/2017 - Statoil has received consent to use West Elara for drilling and completing on the Valemon field. We have given Statoil consent to use the West Elara mobile drilling facility to drill and complete prod...
Statoil Receives Consent for Exploration Drilling at Gina Krog
NO >> 8/17/2017 - Statoil has received consent to drill an exploration well on the Gina Krog field in the North Sea. Gina Krog is an oil and gas field located 250 kilometres west of Stavanger and 30 kilometres north-we...
Nigeria to Continue Oil Exploration in Lake Chad Basin Despite Kidnapping
NG >> 7/31/2017 - Nigerian scientists will continue to search for oil in the restive Lake Chad Basin region despite a kidnapping of some researchers by suspected Boko Haram members, a university and state oil firm NNPC...
NU-Oil Renews Lease PL2002-01(A) in Western Newfoundland
CA >> 8/16/2017 - Further to the announcement of 14 August 2017, NU-Oil has now received formal confirmation of the renewal of onshore petroleum lease PL2002-01(A) in Western Newfoundland, Canada, which is held by its ...
African Petroleum Awaits Government Feedback Regarding A1 & A4 Licences
GM >> 8/14/2017 - Further to the announcement on 20 July 2017 regarding African Petroleum’s A1 and A4 licences in The Gambia, the Company confirms that it continues to await feedback from the government of The Gambia o...
Aker BP Spuds 25/4-11 Well Targeting Hyrokkin Prospect
NO >> 8/12/2017 - Fortis has been informed by AkerBP ASA, the Operator, that the Maersk Interceptor jack-up rig spudded the 25/4 – 11 exploration well targeting the Hyrokkin prospect, on 11th August 2017. ...
Greece Launches New Offshore Oil and Gas Tenders
GR >> 8/7/2017 - Greece launched two tenders for offshore oil and gas exploration and exploitation in the west and south of the country, the energy ministry said. The move follows expressions of interest by a consorti...
Tullow Oil Launches Oil and Gas Exploration in Zambia
ZM >> 8/11/2017 - British company Tullow Oil started exploring for oil and gas in Zambia, Africa's No.2 copper producer, as the country pushes to diversify its economy and reduce its reliance on the industrial metal. C...
Invitation for International Bid Round for Exploration & Production Service Agreement 2017
Invitation for International Bid Round for Exploration & Production Service Agreement 2017 EG >> 8/13/2017 - The General Petroleum Company (GPC) invites petroleum companies in the fields of exploration and production (oil & gas) to submit offers for undertaking oil and gas exploration and production services...
Pacific Bora Drilling Rig Arrives to Oyo Field
NG >> 8/1/2017 - Erin Energy Corporation (Erin Energy or the Company) announced the arrival of the Pacific Bora drilling rig to the Oyo field offshore Nigeria. Erin Energy plans to use Pacific Bora to drill the Oyo-9 ...
Woodside in Gas Discovery Offshore Myanmar
MM >> 8/7/2017 - Woodside advises that the Pyi Thit-1 exploration well in Block A-6 in the Southern Rakhine Basin, located offshore Myanmar, has intersected a gross gas column of approximately 65 metres. A net gas pay...
ION Imaging Supported Talos' Zama-1 Mexico Discovery
MX >> 7/26/2017 - ION Geophysical Corporation (IO) announced that its imaging services supported the historic Zama-1 discovery offshore Mexico made by Talos Energy, LLC (Talos) and their partners. Zama-1 is the first ...
Second Small Gas Discovery in the Barents
NO >> 8/7/2017 - Statoil and partners OMV and Petoro have made a small gas discovery in the Gemini North well, northeast of the Wisting discovery in the Barents Sea. The well also proved oil. ...
Corridor Reaches Settlement Agreement with Québec Government
CA >> 7/28/2017 - Corridor Resources Inc. (Corridor) has reached a settlement agreement with the Government of Québec that facilitates an end to its participation in oil and gas exploration on Anticosti Island. ...
Signing Two Agreements for Conducting Geophysical Survey in the Red Sea
Signing Two Agreements for Conducting Geophysical Survey in the Red Sea EG >> 7/20/2017 - Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources announced that the Red Sea maritime border demarcation agreement with Saudi Arabia grants Egypt the opportunity to start Petroleum acti...
Get the Best Data for the UK 30th Licensing Round
UK >> 7/31/2017 - PGS data covers nearly 80% of the open blocks being offered in the UK 30th licensing round. These surveys provide an excellent foundation for thorough evaluation of the mature areas on offer. ...
W&T Offshore Wins Rig Contract to Drill ST 224 Prospect
US >> 7/24/2017 - Otto Energy Limited (Otto) is pleased to advise that the Operator of ST 224, W&T Offshore, Inc. (W&T), has contracted the Enterprise Offshore 264 jackup rig to drill the ST 224 prospect. The well is e...
The Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board Issues Call for Bids
CA >> 7/24/2017 - The Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (CNSOPB) has issued its Call for Bids NS17-1 for Exploration Licences consisting of three parcels. Bids must be received by December 14, 2017 before 4:0...
Greenpeace Activists Protest near Oil Rig in Arctic Sea Area
NO >> 7/21/2017 - Environmental activists protested on Friday near an offshore rig contracted by Statoil in the remote Norwegian Arctic, where the firm is looking for oil and gas deposits. The Nordic country wants to o...
Norske Shell Receives Consent to Use Island Constructor
NO >> 7/19/2017 - AS Norske Shell has received consent for the use of Island Constructor for the start-up of well 6407/9-G-5 on the Draugen field. Planned start-up is August/September 2017. ...
Gambia President Meets African Petroleum CEO over Oil Licences
GM >> 7/19/2017 - Gambia's President Adama Barrow has met with African Petroleum's chief executive to discuss the status of its exploration licences, which oil ministry officials previously said had expired, the compan...
OGA Makes Another Set of Data Packages Openly Available for Explorers
UK >> 7/19/2017 - The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) is continuing to make more and more data openly available in an effort to help revitalise exploration of oil and gas in the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS). The latest sign...
Aker BP to Drill an Exploration Well in Block 25/2
NO >> 7/19/2017 - Aker BP has received consent to drill an exploration well in block 25/2 in the North Sea. The well to be drilled is in a prospect named Nordfjellet in block 25/2 in production licence 442. ...
Melbana Accelerates Drilling Campaign for Cuba Block 9
CU >> 7/19/2017 - Melbana Energy Limited (Melbana) is pleased to provide the following update on its 100% owned onshore Cuba Block 9 Production Sharing Contract (Block 9 PSC). ...
Hyperdynamics to be Granted Two Year Appraisal Period
GN >> 7/17/2017 - Hyperdynamics Corporation has received a letter from the Government of Guinea confirming that a two-year appraisal period will be granted to the consortium of SCS Corporation Ltd. (SCS), a wholly owne...
Quadrant Energy Signs Rig Contract for Phoenix South-3 Well
AU >> 7/18/2017 - Carnarvon Petroleum Limited (Carnarvon) provides the following update on its upcoming drilling program as advised by the operator, Quadrant Energy. ...
Small Gas Discovery in the Barents Sea
UK >> 7/17/2017 - Statoil and partners ENI and Petoro have made a small gas discovery in the Bl?mann well, between the Sn?hvit and Goliat fields in the Barents Sea. Recoverable volumes are estimated at 2-3 billion stan...
Statoil, ENI & Petoro Make Small Gas Discovery in Barents Sea
NO >> 7/17/2017 - Statoil and partners ENI and Petoro have made a small gas discovery in the Blamann well, between the Snohvit and Goliat fields in the Barents Sea. Recoverable volumes are estimated at 2-3 billion stan...
Secretary Zinke Offers76 Million Acres in GoM Region
US >> 7/13/2017 - U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced that the Department would offer 75.9 million acres offshore Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida for oil and gas exploration and deve...
Aker BP Receives Consent for Exploration Drilling
NO >> 7/12/2017 - Aker BP has received consent to drill two exploration wells in the North Sea. We have given Aker BP consent to drill exploration wells 25/4-11 and 25/4-12, in a prospect named Hyrokkin, which is north...
BOEM Approves Eni Beaufort Sea Exploration Plan
US >> 7/12/2017 - After a comprehensive review and consideration of comments received from the public, stakeholders, and Federal and state partner agencies and tribes, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management conditionall...
Xodus Wins Subsurface Contract with Cairn Oil and Gas in India
IN >> 7/14/2017 - Xodus Group has won a contract with Cairn Oil and Gas of Vedanta Ltd to conduct exploration and appraisal work on its Rajasthan block in north-west India over the next two years. ...
Strengthened Exploration Position in Suriname
SR >> 7/14/2017 - Statoil has signed agreements to enter two additional offshore exploration licenses in Suriname. ...
Egdon Resources Awards Environmental Permits for Biscathorpe-2 Well
UK >> 7/13/2017 - Egdon Resources plc is pleased to announce the issue by the Environment Agency of the environmental permits required for the planned operated Biscathorpe-2 exploration well on PEDL253 in Lincolnshire....
OGA Awards 12 Licences in 2016 Supplementary Offshore Licensing Round
UK >> 7/13/2017 - The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has offered for award 12 licences to 10 companies in the 2016 Supplementary Offshore Licensing Round, which closed for applications in March 2017. Fourteen blocks were ...
Providence Resources Grants Barryroe Licence Extension
IE >> 7/13/2017 - Providence Resources P.l.c., the Irish based Oil and Gas Exploration Company, provides an update on Standard Exploration Licence (SEL) 1/11 that contains the Barryroe oil accumulation. SEL 1/11 is ope...
Mexico Expects 4 More Oil Auctions before by End of 2018
MX >> 7/6/2017 - Mexico expects to launch four more oil and gas auctions before the current president's term concludes in November 2018, Energy Minister Pedro Joaquin Coldwell said at a conference on Thursday. ...
Providence Resources Commences Drilling Operations in FEL 2/14
IE >> 7/12/2017 - Providence Resources P.l.c., the Irish based Oil and Gas Exploration Company, provides an operational update regarding Frontier Exploration Licence (FEL) 2/14 located in the southern Porcupine Basin. ...
Significant New Oil Discovery Offshore Mexico
MX >> 7/12/2017 - Premier, together with its joint venture partners Talos Energy (Operator) and Sierra Oil & Gas, is pleased to announce that the Zama-1 exploration well in Block 7, offshore Mexico, has made a world cl...
Rosneft & CEFC China Energy Company Sign Strategic Cooperation Agreement
RU >> 7/4/2017 - Rosneft and CEFC China Energy Company Limited signed a strategic cooperation agreement during the official visit of the President of the People's Republic of China to Moscow. ...

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