China: Gov’t Wants Companies to Increase Safety ...

China’s leaders have ordered oil companies to beef up safety precautions for offshore oil drilling to prevent ...

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Norway: TGS Starts High Density Multi-client 3D Data ...

TGS announces the commencement of a 1650 km2 high density multi-client 3D seismic survey located in the outer part ...

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UAE: Polarcus Receives Letter of Intent from OMV

Polarcus Limited announced today that it has received a Letter of Intent from OMV (NORGE) AS for a 3D seismic ...

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ENI Successfully Appraises Gas Discovery Offshore Indonesia

Eni has successfully appraised the Jangkrik gas discovery in offshore Indonesia, in the Muara Bakau PSC, Kutei ...

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Uganda: Dominion Petroleum Starts Drilling The First ...

The John-14 rig was transported without incident to the drilling site on the Ngaji (Silverback) prospect in May and ...

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Brazil: Petrobras Earmarks $224 B for Doubling of Oil ...

Brazil’s state-run oil company announced Monday it will invest 224 billion US dollars through 2014 and double ...

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Norway: EMGS Clinches Major Marine 3D EM Deal (Worth $150 M)

Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS)  announces that it has been awarded a multi-year contract worth a minimum of ...

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China: CNOOC Ltd. Completes Acquisition of Stake in ...

CNOOC Limited announced that the Company has completed its acquisition of 24.5% participation interests in Block ...

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No Reason to Stop Chevron from Drilling Canada’s ...

There is no reason to stop Chevron from drilling Canada’s deepest offshore well until there is solid evidence on ...

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Israel: 4 New Offshore Gas Exploration Licences Awarded

Nochi Dankner, Teddy Sagi, Ofer Nimrodi, Larry Mizel, Yosef Sultan were awarded gas exploration permits ...

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AWE Starts Drilling Offshore Indonesia

AWE Limited reports that the Liyun-1 well started drilling at 1845 hours (Indonesian time) on June 17, 2010. At ...

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ADX Energy Mobilizes Atwood Southern Cross Semi Sub for ...

ADX Energy Ltd  is pleased to announce that it has commenced the mobilisation of the Atwood Southern Cross semi ...

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Norway: Drilling on the PL435 Zidane-1 Prospect Commences

Drilling of the exploration well 6507/7-14S (Zidane prospect) in PL435 has started. The well is being drilled with ...

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Norway: Statoil Ready for Gudrun Development

The plan for development and operation (PDO) of the North Sea Gudrun field was approved by the Norwegian Parliament ...

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UK: Valiant Announces Positive Tybalt Drill Stem Test Results

Valiant Petroleum plc (“Valiant”) announced the second Tybalt exploration well (211/8c-4Z) has been ...

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France: CGGVeritas Launches BroadSeis Solution for ...

CGGVeritas announces the launch of BroadSeis, a new integrated service for high-resolution marine seismic. ...

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Ghana Set to Start Drilling Operations off Tema Coast

Ghana is set to begin oil exploration off the Tema coast. An agreement to this effect has been signed and the ...

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Neon Energy Completes Seismic Operations Offshore Vietnam

Neon Energy Limited  is pleased to announce the completion of 2D seismic acquisition operations in Block 120 and ...

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UK: EnCore Oil plc Completes Testing of Catcher Well

EnCore Oil plc announces that well testing operations on the EnCore operated ‘Catcher’ oil discovery ...

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UK North Sea: SERICA Awards BG International a FEED Work

Serica Energy PLC has reached an agreement with BG International Ltd., as operator of the Lomond field, and Dana ...

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Norway: ConocoPhillips Allowed to Use Maersk Innovator ...

ConocoPhillips Skandinavia (ConocoPhillips) has received consent to use the jack-up drilling facility Mærsk ...

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Norway: Statoil’s Chief Researcher Wins Conrad ...

On 14 June Statoil’s chief researcher Lasse Amundsen received the prestigious Conrad Schlumberger Award 2010 for ...

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Ukraine Wants To Engage Global Majors in Development of ...

Ukraine is working to engage Exxon Mobil Corp., Texaco and Chevron Corp. (all based in the U.S.) to development of ...

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Brazil: Norwegian Sevan Driller Heads for Drilling Location

Sevan Driller has left Macae, heading for the drilling location. The advanced deepwater drilling unit is the ...

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Atwood Oceanic Clinches Contract to Drill Offshore ...

ATWOOD OCEANICS, INC.,a Houston-based International Drilling Contractor, announced that the ATWOOD BEACON (owned ...

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Norway: TGS Commences 8th Season of Long Offset ...

TGS announced another season of acquisition of long offset data on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS) in ...

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Philippines: PNOC-Exploration Corp. to Invest P6.2 ...

PNOC-EXPLORATION CORP. has earmarked P6.2 billion (Approximately $133 M)this year to further intensify the ...

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