Monday, February 20, 2017
Study Gives New Hope for Rockall Area Exploration
A geological analysis of the Rockall area of the North Atlantic reveals previously unknown insights that could lead to new oil and gas discoveries in the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS).
Russia's Rosneft Starts Drilling First Exploration Well In Iraq
Rosneft starts drilling an exploration well at Block 12 in Iraq.
Total Drilling Deeper at Antelope-7 Appraisal Well
Total is drilling ahead to explore a deeper exploration target at the Antelope-7 side track appraisal well, after reaching 7,818 feet without any evidence of intersecting the Antelope reservoir.
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Russia's Rosneft Starts Drilling First Exploration Well In Amazon
Russian state oil firm Rosneft starts drilling its first exploration well in Brazil's Solimoes Basin.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
India Awards 31 Oil And Gas Blocks
India approves the award of operating licenses for 31 small oil and gas fields.
Sasol Suspends Drilling In Mozambique Due To Tropical Storm
South African petrochemical group Sasol Ltd temporarily suspends drilling activity in Mozambique due to tropical storm Dineo.
Pennine Petroleum Signs Velca Block PSA
Albania and Canada focused Pennine Petroleum Corporation signs a Production Sharing Agreement (PSA) with Albpetrol Sh.A for the exploration and development of the Velca Block in Albania.
TGS Reveals Industry's 'Most Comprehensive' Well Database in Permian Basin
Seismic surveyor TGS announces the immediate availability of the 'exploration and production industry's most comprehensive well database in the Permian Basin'.
Monday, February 13, 2017
Sri Lanka Launches Tender To Develop Natural Gas Site In Mannar Basin
Sri Lanka launches a tender to develop a gas block in the Mannar Basin off its northwest coast, vacated when Cairn India pulled out of an exploration project in 2015 as oil prices plunged.
Lundin Norway Makes Filicudi Oil, Gas Discovery
Lundin Norway AS has made an oil and gas discovery on the Filicudi prospect at well 7219/12-1, located in PL533 in the southern Barents Sea.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
DeepOcean Announces Completion of 'Ground Breaking' 3D Laser Survey
ADUS DeepOcean, a subsidiary of DeepOcean Group Holding BV, announces the completion of a "ground breaking" 3D laser survey offshore Ghana.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
MOL Group Acquires New Licenses in Hungary
MOL Group expands its exploration portfolio by acquiring new licenses in Hungary.
Monday, February 6, 2017
Aminex Hits Gas at Tanzania Well
Aminex plc reveals that the Ntorya-2 appraisal well in Tanzania has encountered a gross gas bearing reservoir unit of approximately 167 feet.
OGA Awards 2 Contracts as part of 21CXRM Initiative
As part of the 21st Century Exploration Road Map initiative (21CXRM), the Oil and Gas Authority has awarded 2 contracts for petroleum system related studies for the East Shetland Platform and West Approaches area.
Friday, February 3, 2017
Statoil Makes Gas Discovery Within North Sea Valemon Field
Statoil makes a new gas discovery on the Valemon field, called Valemon West, 2 years after the asset came on stream.
Thursday, February 2, 2017
SDX: South Disouq Well to Spud Shortly After Feb-End
North Africa focused oil and gas firm SDX Energy Inc. expects an exploration well to be spud on the South Disouq asset, located within Egypt, shortly after the end of this month.