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Grounded Transocean Winner pulled off rocks & now in tow
(8/23/2016) The semisubmersible drilling rig Transocean Winner, which broke its tether and went aground ten days ago offshore Scotland, has been freed and refloated..

Hyperdynamics fixes terms of year extension with Guinea government
(8/23/2016) Hyperdynamics CEO Ray Leonard and the Republic of Guinea's National Petroleum Office general director Daikaria Koulibaly have agreed to terms...

Articneft purchasing Arctic Oil Company & central Peschanoozerskoye Field
(8/23/2016) Urals Energy's subsidiary Arcticneft is acquiring Arctic Oil Company from ArcticMorNefteGazRazvedka, a subsidiary of Zarubezhneft...

ONGC wins year extension on Vietnam's offshore Block 128
(8/23/2016) Oil and Natural Gas Corporation's operating unit ONGC Videsh has been granted a year extension to its Block 128 production sharing contract...

KNOC quitting Sangaw South Project in Kurd Iraq
(8/23/2016) Korea National Oil Corporation has revealed it will be withdrawing from the Sangaw South oilfield development project in the Kurdistan sector of Iraq...

NPD tenders for E&P technology consultant contracts
(8/23/2016) The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has launched a tender competition to supplement its technological expertise and capacity in development and recovery...
Sale of interest in offshore Angola blocks to Sonangol terminated
(8/23/2016) Cobalt International Energy has advised its proposed sale of interest in two blocks offshore Angola to the Angolan national oil company has failed...

Nexans contracts Fugro for enviro advisory services
(8/23/2016) Fugro has been contracted by Nexans Norway for environmental advisory services as part of its global environmental advisor framework...
Statoil farms into UK Central North Sea license for 70% stake
(8/23/2016) Jersey Oil & Gas and co-venturer, CIECO Exploration & Production, have entered into a farmout agreement with Statoil for the UK License P.2170...

Zenith taps down Ombrina Mare P&A for Rockhopper
(8/22/2016) Zenith Energy has successfully completed plug and abandonment operations on the Ombrina Mare well in the Adriatic Sea offshore Italy...

Sembcorp Marine buys LMG Marin for $20 million
(8/22/2016) Sembcorp Marine has purchased 100% ownership of the LMG Marin naval architecture and ship design and engineering firm in Bergen, Norway...

GE Oil & Gas in frame pact with ONGC for 55 subsea wellheads
(8/22/2016) GE Oil & Gas has concluded a frame agreement with India's Oil and Natural Gas Corporation for the provision of 55 subsea wellheads...

PTT E&P selling Oman gas project to ARA Petroleum
(8/22/2016) PTT Exploration & Production has revealed it is selling its 100% interest in the Block 44 natural gas project in onshore Oman to ARA Petroleum...

LGO completes 3rd Trinidad Goudron Field workover starts another
(8/22/2016) LGO has commenced production from a new oil pay interval in its well GY-277 on the Goudron Field in Trinidad, the fourth of its planned heavy workovers...

Egdon adds more interest in North Yorkshire UK license
(8/22/2016) Egdon Resources has reached agreement to acquire an additional 20% interest in its operated PEDL068 in the Cleveland Basin in North Yorkshire...

Armour puts Queensland's Emu Apple Field onstream
(8/22/2016) Amour Energy has advised that oil production has begun at its Emu Apple Field in Queensland, Australia in its recently acquired Kincora assets...

Europa to reprocess seismic on new Padraig Basin license off Ireland
(8/22/2016) Europa Oil & Gas has revealed detailed technical information on the recently awarded Licensing Option 16/22 in the Atlantic offshore Ireland...

Pemex terminates Seadrill contract for West Pegasus semisubmersible
(8/22/2016) Seadrill Limited has received a notice of termination from the Pemex Exploracion y Servicios unit of Petroleos Mexicanos of the drilling contract...

GeoPark strikes more oil in Colombia's Jacana Field
(8/22/2016) GeoPark has reported success with its Jacana-5 appraisal well in Colombia's Llanos 34 Block, which has production tested at 2,500 b/d...

BP submits revised enviro plan for Great Australian Bight drilling
(8/21/2016) BP has modified and resubmitted its environmental plan for exploration drilling in the Great Australian Bight with two rather than four wells...

Woodside set to drill 4-well campaign offshore Myanmar
(8/21/2016) Woodside Energy is preparing to launch a four-well drilling campaign off Myanmar as a follow-up to its two recent A-6 and AD-7 gasfield discoveries...

Ensco drillship DS-7 receives early contract termination
(8/21/2016) Total has delivered an early contract termination notice to Ensco for its ultra-deepwater drillship DS-7, which has been under contract since 2013...

Maersk jackup rigs at Semco Maritime's Invergordon Yard
(8/21/2016) Semco Maritime has advised that two Maersk Drilling jackup drilling rigs have arrived at its Invergordon shipyard on Scotland's Cromarty Firth...

Israel's 1st licensing round to offer 24 offshore blocks
(8/21/2016) The Israeli Energy Ministry is holding its first licensing round for offshore blocks open to international operators with the initial stage including 24 blocks...

Songa Offshore contracts PSW for drilling fleet maintenance
(8/21/2016) Petro Services West Group has received a contract from Songa Offshore for the provision of subsea and drilling equipment maintenance and services...

Six rigs crowd into Denmark's Esbjerg Port for services
(8/21/2016) Denmark's Port of Esbjerg has reported a record number of jackup drilling rigs currently in port for services and maintenance after North Sea stints...

Chevron pegs $28.8 million for Thai Gulf projects this year
(8/21/2016) Chevron Thailand Exploration & Production has allocated some US$28.8 million to be spent in several projects in the Gulf of Thailand this year...

Kufpec awarded Paharpur Block in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
(8/21/2016) Pakistan's Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources has awarded a license for exploration of oil and gas in the northwestern frontier province...

Oklahoma quakes prompts shutdown of 2 wells, volume cut in 19
(8/19/2016) Following three earthquakes of 3.7 to 4.3 magnitude, Oklahoma Corporation Commission has called for shutdown of two wastewater disposal wells...

Chevron, ExxonMobil & Hess form JV to bid for Mexican deepwater tracts
(8/19/2016) In preparation for the upcoming Phase 4 deepwater licensing round in Mexico's sector of the Gulf of Mexico, three major oil companies are teaming...

Iraq resumes exporting oil via KRG pipeline through Turkey
(8/19/2016) Iraq's North Oil Company has resumed flow of oil from northern Iraq through the Kurdistan Regional Government's pipeline to Ceyhan, Turkey...

US working rotary rig count rises by 10 rigs this week
(8/19/2016) Baker Hughes has reported that 10 rigs joined the working rig in the United States this week raising the number to 491 or 394 rigs less than last year...

New Guinea Energy exiting Papua New Guinea
(8/19/2016) New Guinea Energy is withdrawing from its last two of six Papua New Guinea exploration permits and returning the them to the government...

Tullow divesting Norwegian license interests
(8/19/2016) Tullow Oil has decided to withdraw from the Norwegian Continental Shelf and sell its stakes in the 34 licenses that it holds due to low oil price challenges...

Valeura agrees to farmout deeper formations in Turkish licenses
(8/19/2016) Valeura Energy has executed farmout agreements with Statoil for 50% interest in the deeper formations beneath two Banarli licenses in Turkey...

IOG completes UK North Sea Skipper appraisal
(8/19/2016) Independent Oil & Gas has completed its first operated appraisal well on the Skipper oil discovery in the UK sector of the Northern North Sea...

Cheniere given go-ahead to start Sabine Pass Train 3 commissioning
(8/19/2016) Cheniere Energy has revealed the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved its request to begin commissioning of Train 3...

Statoil submits PDO for Norwegian North Sea Byrding discovery
(8/19/2016) Statoil has submitted a plan for the development and operation of the Byrding oil and gas discovery in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea...

Nigeria still to award 208 blocks in 7 basins
(8/18/2016) Nigeria's Department of Petroleum Resources has reported the award of 184 blocks for exploration and production but still 208 open blocks are for bid...
Caspian Sea's Tsentralnaya Field development licensed
(8/18/2016) The Tsentralnaya Field in the Severniy Block in the Caspian Sea on the maritime boundary between Russia and Kazakhstan is to be developed...

Genting submits development plan for Indonesia's Kasuri Block
(8/18/2016) Genting Oil Kasuri has submitted a proposed plan of development for oilfields in the Kasuri Block onshore Indonesia's West Papua Province...
Damen Shipyards Sharjah to build liftboat for Aqua Diving Services
(8/18/2016) Damen Shipyards Sharjah has been contracted to construct a liftboat for UAE contractor Aqua Diving Services to be used for both support services...

Ecopetrol to drill 80 more wells in Colombia this year
(8/18/2016) Colombia's national oil company Empresa Colombiana de Petroleos is to intensify its exploration in the country during the remainder of this year...

Cordax partners with GR Energy to offer LWT services
(8/18/2016) Cordax Evaluation Technologies has engaged GR Energy Services as a preferred partner to offer logging-while-tripping services in the United States...

Beach spuds Callawonga-12 in South Australia's Cooper Basin
(8/18/2016) Beach Energy has begun drilling the development and appraisal well Callawonga-12 in the western flank of South Australia's Cooper Basin...

DNO set to drill 5 more production wells at Kurd Iraq Tawke Field
(8/18/2016) Following an extensive workover of its Tawke Field in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, DNO is preparing to drill another five production wells to boost capacity...

Sparrows & SPIE link for Africa service deliveries
(8/18/2016) Sparrows Group and SPIE Oil & Gas Services have agreed to work together to initially deliver their collective service offering throughout Africa...
Continental sells non-strategic North Dakota & Montana assets
(8/18/2016) Continental Resources has agreed to sell its non-strategic properties in North Dakota and Montana for US$222 million to an undisclosed buyer...

Petrolia resumes Quebec's Gaspe Peninsula Bourque-1 Project
(8/18/2016) Societe d'Exploration de Petrole au Quebec has returned to its Bourque-1 Project on the Gaspe Peninsula in Quebec, Canada to resume operations...

IOG overcomes UK North Sea Skipper well problems and finds oil
(8/17/2016) Independent Oil and Gas has encountered operational problems in its Skipper well in the UK sector of the North Sea but has been able to obtain oil...

Exploration commissioned for Nigeria's frontier Lake Chad & Benue Basins
(8/17/2016) The Northern Nigeria Development Company, owned by the 19 northern states, has revealed exploration for oil and gas in the region has begun...

GSPC hires EY to evaluate its onshore India E&P assets
(8/17/2016) Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation has retained consultant EY for the re-evaluation of its onshore exploration and production assets across India...

Rosneft makes new discovery in Russia's Irkutsk Verkheichersky area
(8/17/2016) Rosneft has reported the discovery of a new field in Eastern Siberia's Irkutsk Oblast in the Verkheichersky license area of Verkhnechonskohye...

QMS contracts 6 new jackup rigs from Wuhan Marine
(8/17/2016) China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation has reported receiving a contract from Zakher Marine International's subsidiary Quality Marine Services...
Noble cold-stacks 1 semisub, set to cold-stack another
(8/17/2016) Noble Corporation has revealed it has cold-stacked another of its semisubmersible drilling rigs and is preparing to cold-stack another...

Philippines' Galoc-7 well a potential Phase III project
(8/17/2016) Nido Petroleum has reported plans underway for the drilling of the Galoc-7 appraisal well to assess the Galoc Mid Area in northwestern Palawan Basin...

Statoil to cut CO2 emissions by 2 million tons by 2030
(8/17/2016) Statoil is contributing to the Norwegian Oil & Gas Association goal of reducing CO2 emissions on the Norwegian Continental Shelf by 2030...

Energean buying Eastern Mediterranean Tanin & Karish Fields
(8/17/2016) The Ocean Energean Oil & Gas subsidiary of Energean E&P Holdings is paying a total of US$148.5 million for two small gasfields and their blocks...

Ghana's TEN Project to see 1st oil on 18 August
(8/17/2016) Tullow Oil's Ghana subsidiary has advised that first oil is expected tomorrow from the Tweneboa-Enyenra-Ntomme Project offshore Ghana...

Highlands set to drill Helios 2 Prospect in SE Montana
(8/17/2016) Highlands Natural Resources is currently preparing to commence drilling and dewatering operations at its Helios 2 Prospect in southeast Montana...
Marathon drilling Oklahoma STACK Play horizontal well
(8/17/2016) Brookside Energy has reported the first horizontal well in its core STACK Play non-operated leasehold in Blaine County, Oklahoma is underway...

Energy-related CO2 emissions from natural gas surpass coal
(8/17/2016) The US Energy Department's Energy Information Administration has advised carbon dioxide emissions from natural gas are expected to surpass...

CNPC contracts Frigstad Shekou semisubmersible
(8/17/2016) China National Petroleum Corporation has chartered the first of two semisubmersible drilling rigs being built at Yantai CIMC Raffles Yard...

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