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  • Greece Approves Offshore Applications by Total-ExxonMobil, Energean

    Greece approved applications submitted by a consortium of Total, ExxonMobil and Hellenic Petroleum, its energy ministry said.
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  • Argentina's YPF Says Technology Lowering Its Shale Costs

    Loma Campana is the first productive field in Argentina's Belgium-sized Vaca Muerta shale formation.
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  • US Drillers Add Oil Rigs for Record 23rd Week in a Row -Baker Hughes

    U.S. energy firms added 11 oil rigs in the week of June 23, Baker Hughes said Friday.
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  • UK Wants To Revive Gas Extraction In Oldest Part Of North Sea Oil Basin

    Britain wants oil and gas drillers to recover pockets of gas that are more difficult to reach in a part of the North Sea.
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  • Norway Offers Record Number Of Blocks For Arctic Oil Exploration

    Norway offers a record number of blocks for oil and gas exploration in the Arctic Barents Sea.
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  • Faroe Islands Looks To Restart Hunt For Oil And Gas

    Oil companies are interested in restarting the hunt for oil and gas in the scarcely explored seas off the Faroe Islands.
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  • OGA Announces Measures to Stimulate UKCS Interest

    The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) announces a number of measures designed to make data openly available and stimulate interest in the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS).
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  • Rosneft Discovers Hydrocarbons on Eastern Arctic Shelf

    Rosneft discoveres hydrocarbon deposits on the Eastern Arctic shelf.
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  • ExxonMobil To Proceed With Development Of Liza Field Offshore Guyana

    ExxonMobil says it will proceed with the development of one of the largest oil discoveries of the past decade, the Liza oil field.
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  • Greka Drilling Secures 3-Year Drilling Deal with ONGC

    Greka Drilling Limited secures a 3 year drilling contract with Oil & Natural Gas Corporation Limited.
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  • UK Oil & Gas Investments Progresses UK Exploration Well

    UK Oil & Gas Investments plc progresses its Broadford Bridge-1 (BB-1) exploration well in the UK.
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  • BP, Reliance to Revive India Investments After Eight Years

    BP and Reliance Industries will invest as much as $6 billion to restart work in Indian oil and gas blocks after eight years.
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  • Uganda To Finalize Oil Exploration Deal With Nigerian Firm

    Uganda is set to sign 2 oil production sharing agreements with a Nigerian firm, enabling the company to begin exploration work, the government says.
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  • Blast Backlash Hangs Over Drillers as 'Fractivists' Seek Limits

    Two months after a Colorado home exploded near an Anadarko well, the reverberations are still rattling the oil industry, driving down driller shares and raising fears of a regulatory backlash.
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  • Faroe Petroleum Hits Oil in Norwegian North Sea

    Independent oil and gas company Faroe Petroleum hits oil in a 'sand rich reservoir of very good quality' in the Norwegian North Sea.
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  • Statoil Denies Patent Infringement, Keeps Drilling In The Barents Sea

    Statoil says it will keep drilling exploration wells in the Barents Sea using what it called "regular equipment".
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  • Empyrean: 3D Seismic Commences On Offshore China Block

    Empyrean Energy plc reveals that a 3D seismic survey has commenced on its 100% owned Block 29/11, offshore China.
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  • NPD Grants Statoil Drilling Permit for Wildcat Well

    The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate grants Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 7219/9-2.
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  • Senex to Drill 30 Australian Coal Seam Gas Wells in June

    Senex Energy Limited confirms that it will commence the drilling of 30 coal seam gas wells in June.
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  • Repsol Uncovers Largest Volume of Gas in 5 Years

    Repsol uncovers its largest volume of gas in 5 years offshore Trinidad and Tobago.
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