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Azinor Catalyst spuds 9/14a-16 well on the Agar Plantain prospect

Azinor Catalyst Limited, the Seacrest Capital Group-backed E&P Company focused on the UK Continental Shelf, has announced that the 9/14a-16 well on the Agar Plantain prospect, was spudded on Aug. 24, 2018, using the Transocean Leader drilling rig.

PetroNeft reports successful coring, logging operations at Cheremshanskoye No. 4 well

PetroNeft, an oil and gas exploration and production company operating in the Tomsk Oblast, Russian Federation, and 50% owner and operator of Licenses 61 and 67, has announced that it has successfully cored, logged and open-hole tested the J1-1 and J1-3 intervals of the Cheremshanskoye No.4 (C-4) well in License 67.

Lundin reports successful appraisal well, production test on Rolvsnes

Lundin Petroleum AB has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Lundin Norway AS has successfully completed the appraisal well 16/1-28S and production test on the Rolvsnes discovery in the PL338C, on the Utsira High in the Norwegian North Sea.

Crude holds above $68 as U.S. rigs drop at fastest pace since 2016

Oil held above $68/bbl on slowing American drilling and investor optimism after a breakthrough in a trade standoff between the U.S. and Mexico.

Life2018 sparks ethics conversations, future best practices in oil & gas

Bringing together the upstream oil and gas sector, Halliburton’s Life 2018 is a collaborative digital conference that focuses on technology advances in E&P.

LIFE 2018 sparks ethics conversation, future best practices in oil & gas

Bringing together the upstream oil and gas sector, Halliburton’s Life 2018 is a collaborative digital conference that focuses on technology advances in E&P. In its sixth year, the goal is to leverage advances in science, technology, digital, and the community, to drive the industry forward.

Siccar Point Energy confirms Cambo well test success

Siccar Point Energy has successfully concluded well testing operations on the 204/10a-5 appraisal well in Cambo field, northwest of Shetland.

Aminex moves forward with drilling operations in Tanzania

Aminex has provided the following update on its operations in Tanzania.

Colorado’s bid to block drilling activity muddies political lines

Colorado’s Democratic candidate for governor once bankrolled efforts to restrict fracing. Now, he’s working hard to reassure the state’s oil explorers that he’s on their side.

FAR Limited prepares to drill Gambia's first offshore well in 40 years

FAR Limited has selected its final well location for the upcoming Samo-1 well in its Gambian exploration program.

After success of first Osage formation test well, Jericho continues drilling momentum

Jericho Oil Corporation announces that its Oklahoma STACK Joint Venture (JV) will commence this week with the drilling of its second Osage formation well, the Trebuchet 21-23N-10W #1H, within its northern STACK acreage position further delineating the nearly 16,000 net STACK acres.

GeoPark discovers new gas field in Chile

GeoPark Limited has announced the successful drilling and testing of the Jauke-1 exploration well, in the Fell Block (GeoPark operated, 100% working interest) in Chile.

Halliburton automates hydraulic fracturing with first-of-its-kind service

Halliburton Company today unveiled Prodigi AB Service, a first-of-its-kind offering that introduces automation to hydraulic fracturing. By automating the breakdown process of a fracturing treatment, Prodigi AB Service helps deliver better well performance.

Azinor Catalyst mobilizes Transocean Leader to drill Agar Plantain

Azinor Catalyst Limited, the Seacrest Capital Group-backed E&P company focused on the UK Continental Shelf, has announced that the Transocean Leader drilling rig has come on contract for the Agar Plantain exploration and appraisal well and Faroe Petroleum PLC has farmed-into Agar Plantain subject to customary regulatory and joint venture party consents.

Losing Lofoten would imperil Norway’s Arctic push, oil boss warns

Backing down on drilling off Norway’s Lofoten islands could also threaten the search for 16 Bbbl of oil and gas that lies beneath the Barents Sea, the country’s energy minister said.

Frontera Energy Corp. announces positive drilling results in Colombia

Frontera Energy Corporation has announced positive drilling results from the Acorazado-1 well located on the 100% owned and operated Llanos 25 block onshore Colombia. As a result, the well is being cased in preparation for testing.

Maersk offloads drilling assets in latest move to exit energy

A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S has decided to list its drilling unit separately, marking its latest step toward a complete exit from the energy industry.

Equinor concludes drilling of Sigrun appraisal well, offshore Norway

Equinor Energy AS, operator of production license (PL) 025, has concluded the drilling of appraisal well 15/3-11 on the 15/3-4 (Sigrun) oil and gas discovery.

Bowleven provides operational update on Cameroon's Etinde Block

Bowleven, the Africa focused oil and gas company traded on AIM, has announced the completion of drilling of the IM-6 appraisal well at the Etinde Block, Cameroon, to a TD of 3,550 m by the block's operator, New Age Cameroon Offshore Petroleum SA.

Spirit Energy strikes out in the Barents Sea, north of Johan Castberg field

Spirit Energy Norge AS, operator of production license 852, has concluded the drilling of wildcat well 7322/7-1. The well is dry.