Thursday, March 23, 2017
OGA Awards 25 Licences for 111 UKCS Blocks in 29th Offshore LA
The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) awards 25 licenses for 111 blocks, or part blocks, to 17 companies in the 29th Offshore Licensing Award.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Britain's Igas Wins Approval For Shale Gas Exploration
Britain's IGas has won planning consent from Nottinghamshire County Council to develop a shale gas well site and drill an exploratory well at Tinker Lane.
New Zealand Opens Block Offer Tender for Exploration Permits
New Zealand Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins opens the Block Offer 2017 tender for petroleum exploration permits.
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Oil Minister: Up To 12 Oil And Gas Projects Possible In Norway This Year
Up to 12 oil and gas projects off Norway could be sanctioned by oil companies this year, the Norwegian oil and energy minister says.
EU Lawmakers Reject Call For Ban On Arctic Oil Exploration
The European Parliament rejected a call to ban Arctic oil and gas exploration.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Montenegro Signs 30-Year Oil Licensing Deal With Greek Producer
Montenegro awarded Greece's sole oil producer Energean Oil & Gas a 30-year oil and gas exploration licences in two offshore blocks in the Adriatic sea.
Monday, March 13, 2017
Norway Proposes Record Number Of Barents Oil Exploration Blocks
Norway announced preliminary plans to nominate a record number of blocks for oil and gas exploration in the Barents Sea.
Friday, March 10, 2017
Opening Arctic for Drilling Is Trump Priority, Key Senator Says
Senator Lisa Murkowski said President Donald Trump is interested in opening up new coastal waters for oil and gas drilling and reversing Obama-era policies that restrict energy development in Alaska.
Statoil Makes Gas Find Offshore Norway
Statoil Petroleum AS makes a gas discovery through wildcat well 6507/3-12 and appraisal well 6507/3-12 A offshore Norway.
Thursday, March 9, 2017
INEOS Increases UK Shale License Acreage
INEOS Shale, the onshore division of INEOS Upstream, completes the acquisition of the entire UK onshore petroleum exploration and development license interests of ENGIE E&P UK Limited.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Ntorya-2 Well 'Substantially Exceeds Expectations'
The overall results of the Ntorya-2 appraisal well 'substantially exceed Aminex's expectations'.
Sound Energy: Badile Exploration Well Drilling Commences
Sound Energy confirms that the drilling of the Badile exploration well, onshore Italy, has commenced.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Cairn Energy: SNE-5 Appraisal Well Hits Oil, Gas
Cairn Energy plc announces that multiple samples of oil and gas have been recovered at the SNE-5 appraisal well offshore Senegal.