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Interoil issues drilling update on Vikingo-1 exploration well in Colombia

Interoil Colombia E&P and SLS (strategic partner) finished the drilling of the exploratory well Vikingo-1 on May 9th, down to a final depth of 5,936 ft in the Paleozoic basement.

UKOG commences drilling of BB-1 well in Weald basin, UK

UK Oil & Gas Investments PLC has announced that the drilling rig and key equipment necessary to drill the Broadford Bridge-1 (BB-1) Kimmeridge Limestone well are now on site. All regulatory permissions are now in place and drilling is expected, therefore, to commence shortly.

TGS and PGS announce fourth 3D seismic project offshore eastern Canada

TGS and Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) announce the fourth 3D seismic project offshore Eastern Canada for 2017. Long Range 3D will comprise approximately 9,100 km2 of 3D GeoStreamer data in the Eastern Newfoundland region.

CGG launches Multi-Physics Imaging for more complete subsurface understanding

CGG’s Multi-Physics business line has launched its Multi-Physics Imaging group, consolidating its recognized expertise in multi-physics data processing and interpretation, trusted technical consulting services and specialized commercial software development into a single global team.

In cooperation with Statoil, Emerson announces completion of Total Uncertainty Management program

Emerson has announced the completion of its Total Uncertainty Management program in cooperation with Statoil.

Faroe Petroleum reports drilling of Brasse appraisal well in Norwegian North Sea

Faroe Petroleum, the independent oil and gas company focusing principally on exploration, appraisal and production opportunities in Norway, the UK and Atlantic Margin, is pleased to announce the commencement of the Faroe-operated Brasse appraisal well 31/7-2S in the Norwegian North Sea (Faroe 50%).

Mexico oil reform advances with first private well in 80 years

For the first time in almost 80 years, a private company has sunk a new offshore oil well in Mexican waters -- the latest step in the country’s drive to allow foreign competitors back into its energy markets.

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.

Gazprom Neft receives approval for investigation, development of Bazhenov formation

The Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation has approved Gazprom Neft’s application for its project on “Developing Domestic Technologies and High-technology Equipment to Develop Reserves at the Bazhenov Formation” to be awarded the status of a national project.

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).

NXT Energy Solutions launches multi-client survey in the Gulf of Mexico

NXT Energy Solutions Inc. has advised that it has commenced work on the first ever SFD multi-client survey in the Gulf of Mexico.

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.

FairfieldNodal, Schlumberger team up for 3D survey in Permian

FairfieldNodal and Schlumberger today announced a strategic multiclient joint venture in the southern Delaware basin of West Texas.

API: Regulatory system should promote technological innovations, industry best practices

API has urged the EPA to adopt a regulatory system that enhances safety and protects the environment while prioritizing the production and refining of American natural gas and oil.

Gazprom Neft acquires licence to develop Novosarmaskoye field, Orenburg Oblast

Gazprom Neft has acquired a subsoil usage licence for Novosarmaskoye field in the Orenburg Oblast. The licence — for the exploration and production of hydrocarbons — was issued by the Federal Subsoil Resources Management Agency, and runs until May 5, 2037.

Institute of Petroleum Engineering receives major applied geoscience research funding

A major funding package for the Institute of Petroleum Engineering (IPE) at Heriot-Watt University will directly support research and training for the future of the industry in UK offshore waters.

Parkmead doubles stake in key North Sea gas area

Parkmead, the UK and Netherlands focused independent oil and gas group, has announced that it has signed a Sale and Purchase Agreement with Verus Petroleum (SNS) Limited to acquire a 50% interest in UK North Sea Licence P.2209, which contains the Farne Extension prospect and a further four prospective leads.

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.