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Callawonga-14 well is cased and suspended as future oil producer, Cooper Energy says

Cooper Energy has announced that Callawonga-14, an appraisal and development well drilled by the PEL 92 Joint Venture in PPL 220, has been cased and suspended as a future oil producer.

Sound Energy to re-enter Kechoula discovery, onshore Morocco

Sound Energy, the African and European focused upstream gas company, is pleased to announce that the SAIPEM rig has now arrived at the Company's Sidi Moktar asset, onshore Morocco, ahead of the re-entry and testing of the Lower and Middle Jurassic in two existing wells on the Kechoula discovery.

Premier Oil JV spuds Zama-1 exploration well, offshore Mexico

Premier is pleased to announce that the Zama-1 exploration well in Block 7 (Premier equity 25%) in the shallow water Sureste basin, offshore Mexico, was spudded on May 21, 2017.

BP starts production from Quad 204 project, west of Shetland

BP announced first oil from the redeveloped Schiehallion Area, following completion of the Quad 204 project in the west of Shetland region, offshore UK.

Halliburton launches drilling operations for Lukoil at Vostochno-Taimyrsky

Halliburton Company has announced that it launched drilling operations in the Zhuravlinaya area of the Vostochno-Taimyrsky license block for Lukoil in early April.

Canada's Permian of the north roused by cheap gas drilling

Drilling rigs and roughnecks are hot commodities once again across the Montney shale play in western Canada, and service companies are having a hard time keeping up with demand.

Wild Well purchases subsea capping equipment from Shell EP Wells Equipment Services

Wild Well Control, Inc., a well control and engineering services company, has purchased subsea capping equipment from Shell EP Wells Equipment Services B.V.

ACE Winches, Scantrol AS provide combined active heave compensation solution to Saipem

Leading global deck machinery specialist, ACE Winches has successfully delivered and engineered a back deck solution for Saipem. Working to a tight deadline of three and half weeks, ACE Winches worked in conjunction with Scantrol AS to supply a deck machinery solution which included an Active Heave Compensation winch and A-frame solution that will be used as an auxiliary deepwater deployment system for subsea equipment.

Keppel to deliver semisubmersible to Caspian Drilling Co. in Azerbaijan

Keppel Offshore & Marine, through its subsidiary in Azerbaijan, Caspian Shipyard Company (CSC), is on track to deliver a semisubmersible drilling rig to Caspian Drilling Company Ltd., a subsidiary of the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR).

Cairn Energy announces positive results of appraisal well offshore Senegal

Cairn has announced the results of another successful appraisal well offshore Senegal. Rig performance continues to be excellent and operations have been safely and successfully completed ahead of schedule and under budget following drilling, logging and drill stem testing (DST).

Frac crew shortage may push oil's biggest bubble to 2018

Shale explorers pushing to expand oil production are struggling to find enough fracing crews after thousands of workers were dismissed during the crude rout.

Africa Oil reports oil discovery at Emekuya-1 in northern Kenya

Africa Oil Corp. has announced that the Emekuya-1 well in Block 13T, Northern Kenya has encountered approximately 75 m of net oil pay in two zones.

Indian explorer bets $1 billion on natural gas, unconventional shale

Great Eastern Energy Corp. will drill 144 new wells over the next four to five years at its Raniganj block in the eastern state of West Bengal, according to CEO Prashant Modi. The company, which began looking at the block in 1993, will invest an additional 50 billion rupees in other unconventional assets, including shale.

Chisholm Energy Holdings announces acquisition in Permian basin

Chisholm Energy announced that it has closed on the acquisition of its first asset, located in the New Mexico region of the Delaware basin.

Lukoil signs cooperation agreement with Kalingrad's government

President of LUKOIL Vagit Alekperov and governor of Kaliningrad Region Anton Alikhanov signed an agreement on cooperation between the company and the regional government for 2017-2022, in Kaliningrad today.

Exxon Mobil announces positive Muruk-1 sidetrack well results

Exxon Mobil Corporation has announced positive results on the Muruk-1 sidetrack well in the Papua New Guinea North Highlands, 13 mi (21 km) northwest of the Hides gas field.

Santos announces positive results from Muruk-1 exploration well in Papua New Guinea

Santos has announced further positive results from the Muruk-1 exploration well, being drilled in the Papua New Guinea Highlands.

Repsol Norge drills dry well west of Aasta Hansteen field

Repsol Norge AS, operator of production licence 705, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 6705/7-1.

Wintershall starts first pilot well in Argentina’s Bandurria Norte field

Wintershall has launched its second operated shale oil pilot project in Argentina (100% working interest). The company has spud the first of three horizontal pilot wells in the Bandurria Norte block, which is located in the western Argentinean province of Neuquén.

Former OPEC member's Byzantine rules seen shooing away explorers

Red tape, rising costs and declining crude prices are throttling exploration in Indonesia, the former OPEC member that now produces less oil than it uses.