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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Austin Exploration encounters natural gas in the Pierre formation, Colorado

Austin Exploration (ASX: AKK) advises that the drilling of the Company's deviated exploration well has encountered natural gas in the Pierre formation at its flagship Pathfinder project in Colorado. Electronic resistivity logs have been run and show a spike in the bott ...
North America | Thursday, July 30, 2015

Friday, July 24, 2015

AWE will not proceed Drover-1 exploration program

AWE Limited (ASX: AWE), as Operator of Exploration Permit 455 in the Perth Basin, Western Australia, advises that after consultation with Joint Venture partner, Titan Energy Limited (ASX: TTE), it will not proceed with Phase 2 of the Drover-1 exploration program and wil ...
Australasia | Friday, July 24, 2015

Bowleven encounters hydrocarbons in Bomono, Cameroon

Highlights Zingana has been drilled to a TD of 1,720m MD; pre-drill well objectives achieved. Wireline logging has been completed and the logs are being evaluated. Hydrocarbons were encountered in target reservoirs. The Zingana well is being suspended as planned to enab ...
Africa | Friday, July 24, 2015

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Statoil announces gas and condensate discovery in the Julius Prospect, North Sea

Operator Statoil and its PL146/PL333 partner Total E&P Norge have made a gas and condensate discovery in the Julius prospect in the King Lear area in the North Sea. The discovery well 2/4-23S, drilled by Maersk Gallant, proved gas and condensate in the Ula formation. S ...
West Europe | Thursday, July 23, 2015

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Northcote Energy encounters ten foot pay section at Lutcher Moore #20 well, Shoats Creek Project

Northcote (AIM: NCT) is pleased to announce that the Lutcher Moore #20 well, targeting the Frio Formation at the Shoats Creek Project in Louisiana, has encountered approximately a ten foot (10') pay section in the Frio 5030' Sand formation and has already initiated comp ...
North America | Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Austin Exploration hits oil in Kentucky

Robards Lauenstein #4 well successfully drilled and producing oil under natural pressure Well will be drilled and completed for less than US$100,000 Drilled internally by Austin's team with no contractors saving significant costs Well expected to produce oil profitably ...
North America | Thursday, July 9, 2015

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Alvopetro announces Block 182 discovery

Alvopetro Energy Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:ALV) is pleased to announce that our 182(B1) well, located on Block 182 in the Recôncavo basin in the State of Bahia, Brazil, has discovered hydrocarbons. The 182(B1) well reached a total measured depth of 2,095 metres. While dri ...
South America | Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Statoil completes drilling at Gina Krog Unit wildcat and appraisal wells

Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of the Gina Krog Unit, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 15/6-13 and appraisal wells 15/6-13 A and 15/6-13 B. The wells were drilled about 250 kilometres west of Stavanger and directly northeast of the Gina Krog field. The objec ...
West Europe | Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Tullow abandons Zumba exploration well

Tullow Oil plc announces that the Zumba exploration well (6507/11-11) in licence area PL 591 in the Norwegian Sea has not encountered hydrocarbons and will now be plugged and abandoned. The primary objective of the well was to prove hydrocarbons in the Upper Jurassic R ...
West Europe | Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Monday, June 15, 2015

Contango Oil and Gas announces discovery at Elliott #1H well

Contango Oil & Gas Company (NYSE MKT: MCF) announced today the discovery and successful completion of the Elliott #1H well (80% WI) in the Muddy Sandstone formation in Weston County, Wyoming (N. Cheyenne Prospect Area). The well tested at a maximum 24 hour rate of 907 B ...
North America | Monday, June 15, 2015

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Drillsearch announces new discovery at Moonanga South-1 in the Santos joint venture

The Wet Gas joint venture with Santos (Drillsearch 40%, Santos 60% and Operator) in the Western Wet Gas Fairway successfully drilled the eighth and final well of the FY2015 campaign, with Moonanga South-1 becoming the joint venture's seventh discovery of the financial y ...
Australasia | Thursday, June 11, 2015

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Statoil announces third gas discovery in the Aasta Hansteen area in three months

Statoil and PL602 partners have made a gas discovery in the Gymir prospect. With three discoveries in a row, an important progress has been made in unlocking full potential of the Aasta Hansteen area. 'Our 2015 exploration campaign around Aasta Hansteen has proven an u ...
West Europe | Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Mercator Petroleum announces first oil discovery

Mercator Ltd. announces that its subsidiary Mercator Petroleum Ltd. has made its first oil discovery. Crude oil flowed from its well, Jyoti-1, onto the surface in presence of the DGH representative. This discovery was from the very first well drilled by MPL. The same ha ...
Asia Far East | Thursday, June 4, 2015

Lundin Petroleum completes Morkel exploration well as an uncommercial oil discovery

Lundin Petroleum AB (Lundin Petroleum), through its wholly owned subsidiary Lundin Norway AS (Lundin Norway), has completed the drilling of wildcat well 33/2-2 S. The well investigated the hydrocarbon potential of the Morkel prospect in PL579, which is located 180 km w ...
West Europe | Thursday, June 4, 2015

Monday, June 1, 2015

LLOG Exploration announces discovery at Crown & Anchor

LLOG Exploration and its partners Ridgewood Energy and Stone Energy Corporation have drilled a successful exploration test at the Viosca Knoll 959 'Crown & Anchor' prospect. The initial exploratory well encountered greater than 50 feet of net oil bearing sand in a high- ...
North America | Monday, June 1, 2015

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Premier Oil announces Isobel Deep oil discovery

Premier is pleased to announce an oil discovery at the Isobel Deep exploration well 14/20-1 in the North Falkland Basin, approximately 30km south of the Sea Lion field. The Isobel Deep exploration well has been drilled to a depth of 8,289 feet reaching top reservoir on ...
South America | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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