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Rose Petroleum identifies multiple drilling targets in Utah's Paradox basin

Rose Petroleum plc, the AIM quoted natural resources business, is pleased to announce it has now completed the initial structural interpretation of the 3D seismic data it acquired over its Gunnison Valley Unit (GVU), which is part of its larger lease holding in the Paradox basin, Utah.

Jersey Oil & Gas announces approval of Verbier appraisal

Jersey Oil & Gas, an independent upstream oil and gas company ‎focused on the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) region of the North Sea, is pleased to announce that the co-venturers in respect of UKCS Licence P.2170 (Blocks 20/5b & 21/1d) (P.2170), which contains the Verbier oil discovery and the Cortina prospect, have approved a work program and budget for 2018.

Landowners, fracers in tense face-off in wake of Colorado blast

The fracing frenzy in Colorado is spurring a tense faceoff between shale drillers in the region and residents seeking a better handle on the dangers in their own backyards after a killer pipeline explosion last year.

Reveal Energy Services validates more than 2,500 hydraulic fracturing stages

Reveal Energy Services has announced the company has validated more than 2,500 hydraulic fracturing stages throughout the U.S. with its pressure-based fracture maps.

MCEDD '18: Total’s Benoit Ludot, V.P., Deepwater and Subsea, Upstream, to deliver keynote

Gulf Quest LLC has announced that Total’s Benoit Ludot, V.P. of deep water and subsea, upstream, will deliver a keynote presentation at the Marine Construction Engineering Deepwater Development (MCEDD) conference on April 10, 2018 in Milan, Italy.

Total acquires interest in Anchor discovery, in deepwater Gulf of Mexico

Total has signed an agreement with Samson in order to acquire Samson Offshore Anchor, LLC, which holds a 12.5% interest in four blocks covering the Anchor discovery, one of the most significant recent discoveries in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM).

Twister, Petronas enter joint development program

Twister B.V. and Petronas have entered into a joint development program for the use of Twister technology for the monetization and processing of acid gas fields containing large amounts of CO2.

SDX Energy strikes more gas in Morocco's Hoot formation

SDX Energy Inc., the North Africa focused oil and gas company, has announced that a gas discovery has been made at its ONZ-7 development well on the Sebou permit in Morocco.

Prospex Oil and Gas reports significant commercial gas discovery onshore Italy

Prospex Oil and Gas Plc, the AIM quoted investment company, is pleased to announce that it has been advised by the operator Po Valley Energy Limited (PVE) that strong flowrates from testing operations have confirmed a significant commercial gas discovery at the Podere Maiar-1d appraisal/redevelopment well.

CGG, SNH promote Cameroon's 2018 Licensing Round

CGG has announced that it has an agreement with Société Nationale des Hydrocarbures (SNH), the National Oil and Gas Company of Cameroon, to promote enhanced multi-client E&P data packages and interpretative products, in support of Cameroon’s 2018 Onshore & Offshore Licensing Round opened and conducted by SNH for eight free blocks on offer, located in sedimentary basins offshore and onshore Cameroon.

Fugro undertakes marine, land surveys for UAE's Hail and Ghasha developments

Fugro has commenced a program of geophysical and geotechnical surveys for Artelia, Abu Dhabi as part of the Hail and Ghasha development, a landmark project by the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC).

TGS announces three new onshore seismic projects in North America

TGS announces three new onshore seismic projects; Sanderson, West Hackberry and Dawson in prolific North American basins.

India pitches bigger oil resource pie in bid to lure investments

India has increased the size of its oil and natural gas resources by 50% because of better data, according to the country’s oil regulator.

World of Oil & Gas

Emily Querubin, World Oil

Alongside its partners, Petoro (30%) and Spirit Energy (20%), Wintershall (50%) announced the start of production at Maria field.

ExxonMobil encounters hydrocarbons onshore Papua New Guinea

ExxonMobil today announced that it encountered hydrocarbons after drilling the onshore P’nyang South-2 well, located in the Western Province of Papua New Guinea.

NOV's Tektonic drill bits increase ROP, durability with Permian Series cutters

Difficult drilling conditions in the Permian basin demand a drill-bit philosophy geared toward efficiency and durability. Three record runs recently occurred in the Permian basin that showcased the performance of National Oilwell Varco's Tektonic bits with Permian Series cutters.

Polarcus awarded 3D marine seismic project in South America

Polarcus Limited has announced that the company has received a letter of award for the acquisition of a 3D marine seismic project in South America.

Petro Matad provides update on Mongolian 3D seismic program

MONGOLOIA -- Petro Matad, the AIM-quoted Mongolian oil explorer is pleased to provide an update on its 3D seismic acquisition program.

Stone Energy reports successful drilling results from Mt. Providence well

Stone Energy Corporation has announced drilling success at the deepwater Mt. Providence development well at Mississippi Canyon Block 28.

Beach Energy discovers new gas field in Australia's Otway basin

Beach Energy Ltd. has announced a new gas field discovery at Haselgrove-3 ST1 in the onshore Otway basin, in South Australia. Flow test results from the primary target Sawpit Sandstone indicate a high deliverability reservoir and provide encouragement to move towards commercialization of a large gas resource.