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25 Aug 16
Norway: Mærsk Gallant drills deepest well to date on Norwegian shelf
Maersk Drilling reports that, with a total depth of 5,941 metres, Mærsk Gallant has beaten the record for deepest well ever drilled on the Norwegian continental shelf.
25 Aug 16
Australia: Cooper Energy announces Cooper Basin drilling success at Callawonga-12
Cooper Energy reports that Callawonga-12, an oil development well in PPL 220 on the western flank of the Cooper Basin, South Australia, is to be cased and suspended. The well will accelerate production from the northern part of the field.
25 Aug 16
Sterling Resources announces Q2 2016 operating and financial results
Sterling Resources, an international oil and gas company with exploration and development assets in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, has announced interim operating and financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2016.
25 Aug 16
Argentina: Andes Energia announces new exploration success in the Chachahuen block, Argentina
Andes Energia has provided an update on current exploration operations in the Chachahuen block in the Province of Mendoza, Argentina, where four exploration wells have recently been completed.
25 Aug 16
Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale yields $18 million in high bids on 138,240 acres in Western Planning Area
The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced that Wednesday's oil and gas Lease Sale 248, its first live online lease sale, attracted $18,067,020 in high bids for 24 tracts covering 138,240 acres in the Western Gulf of Mexico Planning Area.
25 Aug 16
Mexico energy regulator names firms qualified for deep-water tender
Mexico's energy regulator said on Wednesday that 26 companies had qualified to participate in the country's deep-water oil tender in December, the jewel in the crown of a landmark energy sector opening.
24 Aug 16
Kenya: Essel Group Middle East and Simba Energy acquiring 2D seismic in Kenya Block 2A
EGME and Simba Energy are currently acquiring a 535 km 2D seismic survey in Kenya Block 2A. EGME has also announced the acquisition of a new drilling rig, which will be used by the company during its oil exploration activity on Block 2A.
24 Aug 16
Norway: Statoil starts Fram C East production to the Troll C platform
Statoil has started Fram C East production to the Troll C platform. Fram C East is a long production well drilled from the existing Fram subsea template. Production will be tied back to Troll C, an important North Sea hub.
24 Aug 16
Malaysia: Sparrows Group and SapuraKencana Petroleum form partnership in Malaysia
Sparrows Group is set to further grow its presence in the Asian Pacific market following the formation of a partnership with SapuraKencana Technology, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SapuraKencana Petroleum.
24 Aug 16
UK: Claxton completes well abandonment of Horne and Wren Platform in Southern North Sea for Tullow Oil
Claxton, an Acteon company, has completed its involvement in the abandonment of two wells on the Horne and Wren Platform in the Southern North Sea.
24 Aug 16
UK: Subsea firm CIE Well Control calls in administrators
CIE Well Control, a specialist in subsea and surface operations, has called in administrators from KPMG. The move comes after orders fell away, in the wake of the oil price collapse.
24 Aug 16
Norway's oil investments to fall again in 2017 - stats agency survey
Investment in Norway's oil and gas sector, a cornerstone of the economy, will drop next year as weak crude prices push energy companies to rein in their budgets, a national statistics agency survey showed on Wednesday.
24 Aug 16
Madalena Energy announces Q2 2016 results and a review of strategic alternatives
Madalena Energy has provided its operating and financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2016. Madalena has also initiated a review of strategic alternatives, prompted in part by a number of unsolicited expressions of interest received by the Company.
24 Aug 16
SDX Energy announces Second Quarter and Half Year 2016 Financial and Operating Results
SDX Energy has announced its 2016 Second Quarter and Half Year 2016 Financial and Operating Results and provided an update on its operations in Egypt.
24 Aug 16
UK: Cluff Natural Resources announces interim results and resource update
AIM-listed Cluff Natural Resources has announced its interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2016 and an update regarding a potentially significant increase to the prospective resources of its Southern North Sea gas prospects.
24 Aug 16
US: PDC Energy announces entry into the core Delaware Basin through acquisition of two companies
PDC Energy has announced entry into the core Delaware Basin through the transformative acquisition of approx. 57,000 net acres.
24 Aug 16
Colombia: Gran Tierra Energy announces closing of PetroLatina Energy acquisition
Gran Tierra Energy has completed the previously announced acquisition of PetroLatina Energy for a purchase price of approx. $525 million.
24 Aug 16
Indonesia: Cooper Energy fails to complete sale of its Indonesian production assets
Cooper Energy has advised that the transaction for the sale of its 55% interest in the TangaiSukananti KSO, South Sumatra Basin, Indonesia to ACL International and Lamara Energy announced to the ASX on 7 June will not complete.
23 Aug 16
Guinea: Hyperdynamics signs MoU for extension of Guinea Concession and PSC
Hyperdynamics has signed a Memorandum of Understanding ('MOU') regarding the terms of the one year extension to the 2006 Production Sharing Contract, offshore Guinea.
23 Aug 16
Colombia: Canacol Energy tests Nispero-1 exploration well at 28 MMSCFPD
Canacol Energy reports that the Nispero-1 exploration well on the Esperanza Exploration and Exploitation Contract in Colombia has flowed at a final stabilized rate of 28 MMscfpd. Canacol has also announced a doubling of its gas drilling program for the remainder of 2016.
23 Aug 16
Russia: Urals Energy acquires ANK
Urals Energy has agreed to purchase the entire share capital of Arctic Oil Company ('ANK') from ArcticMorNefteGazRazvedka ('AMNGR'), a subsidiary of Zarubezhneft, a Russian State owned oil company. ANK's sole asset is the central part of the Peschanoozerskoe oil field on Kolguyev Island.
23 Aug 16
Mexico approves oil auction terms for onshore tender in 2017
Mexico's oil regulator on Tuesday approved auction terms and contracts for a dozen onshore oil and gas fields, to be bid out next year as part of a series of tenders following a landmark energy sector opening.
23 Aug 16
Vietnam: ONGC Videsh gets one-year extension to explore South China Sea Block 128
ONGC Videsh, the overseas arm of Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC), has received a one-year extension to explore a Vietnamese oil block in the contested waters of the South China Sea.This is the fourth extension for OVL to explore Block-128.
23 Aug 16
Norway: NPD gives consent to remove the Yme facility
The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted its consent for the licensees in production licences PL 316 and PL 316B to remove the production facility on Yme. The field is operated by Repsol.
23 Aug 16
Angola: Cobalt International says Angola oil block stake sale terminated
Cobalt International Energy said the proposed $1.75 billion sale of a 40 percent stake in two offshore oil blocks in Angola to the state oil company was terminated as it did not get the necessary approvals from the country's government.
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