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2007 Seismic Exploration News Reports

High frequency multi-beam echo sounders are often used to scare away whales and dolphins as a precurcor to using a controlled seismic source of energy, such as a specialized air gun or a seismic vibrator to map the ocean floor during exploration. Due to the extremely high level of noise produced by seismic air-guns (that endanger large whales) ramping-up noise levels over hours of start-up is a legal requirement. The use of echo sounders avoids this delay. However, even the echo sounder can be dangerous to smaller whales and dolphins if it scares the animals into situations where they can die. This is just as serious of an issue.

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Photo: Container ship M/V Cosco Busan with a gash on its side after colliding with the San Francisco Bay Bridge. An estimated 58,000 gallons of intermediate fuel oil spilled from the side of the ship. November, 2007. (Credit: U.S. Coast Guard)



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News Reports - 2007

  1. Tue, 02 Jan 2007 08:07 AM PST - (AllAfrica.com) - East Africa: Brazilian Firm Enters Into East African Oil Exploration Deal
    A Brazilian international energy firm, PetrГіleo Brasileiro S/A (Petrobras), has concluded an agreement with the Tanzania government to start deepwater exploration for oil within two years. (Source)

  2. Tue, 02 Jan 2007 09:06 PM PST - (Yahoo! News - USA) - Caspian Services, Inc. Announces Plans to Construct Vessel
    ... provide to the rapidly developing offshore oil and ... The Company provides geophysical and seismic data acquisition ... to oil and gas exploration companies engaged... (Source)

  3. Tue, 02 Jan 2007 09:06 PM PST - (MaineToday.com - Portland,ME,USA) - Energy security means more drilling
    ... These offshore areas, together with the Arctic National ... and federal lands if they remain closed to exploration ... Seismic imaging is so refined today that it can... (Source)

  4. Thu, 04 Jan 2007 11:55 AM PST - (Sharewatch) - Bois d'Arc budgets $200M for exploration
    Bois d'Arc said this year's exploration program will focus on acreage on the Gulf of Mexico shelf. The company plans to spend $104 million to drill 15 offshore wells in 2007 and budgeted an additional $69 million for completion and facilities costs related to the wells. (Source)

  5. Thu, 04 Jan 2007 10:43 AM PST - (Rigzone) - Tekoil, Ptarmigan Execute Newfoundland Farmout
    Tekoil & Gas Corporation on Thursday said that it has executed a Farmout Agreement with Newfoundland & Labrador-based Ptarmigan Resources Limited in their offshore exploration license EL-1069, just north of the Port au Port peninsula in western Newfoundland. (Source)

  6. Fri, 05 Jan 2007 01:12 PM PST - (Market Wire - USA) - Tekoil Executes Farmout Agreement With Ptarmigan Resources
    Tekoil will then conduct an offshore 3D seismic program ("Phase 2") by late 2008, to map in more detail four offshore features already identified by... (Source)

  7. Fri, 05 Jan 2007 01:12 PM PST - (Market Wire - USA) - Canadian Superior Prepares to Start Drilling Offshore Trinidad and
    Each of these "Intrepid" Block 5 (c) offshore exploration wells will be High Pressure ("HP") wells, each drilled to a depth of about 5000+ m (16400+ feet)... (Source)

  8. Fri, 05 Jan 2007 01:12 PM PST - (OilVoice - UK) - Comstock Resources, Inc. Announces 2007 Exploration and
    "Our offshore drilling program will primarily focus on drilling exploration prospects. The increased drilling program will be the primary driver of our... (Source)

  9. Fri, 05 Jan 2007 01:12 PM PST - (CCNMatthews - Toronto,ON,Canada) - Cygam Energy Inc. Receives Final Ministerial Approval for the
    Vega has a 100% working interest in this new exploration permit located in the Mediterranean Sea, offshore south-eastern Sicily, in water depths of 20 to... (Source)

  10. Fri, 05 Jan 2007 01:12 PM PST - (AllAfrica.com - Washington,USA) - Region to Market Its Oil Potential in Arusha Meeting
    A third company, Upstream Petroleum Services Ltd, completed acquisition of additional 2D seismic data in Kenya's relinquished offshore blocks under a... (Source)

  11. Fri, 05 Jan 2007 01:12 PM PST - (Prdomain Business Register - Navi Mumbai,Maharashtra,USA) - Total signs exploration and production sharing contract for the
    13 Dec 2006 : Through 58%-owned subsidiary Total Gabon, Total today signed an exploration and production sharing contract for the offshore Diaba license in... (Source)

  12. Fri, 05 Jan 2007 01:12 PM PST - (MyWestTexas.com - Midland,TX,USA) - Hyperdynamics of Sugar Land will seek oil in large stretch of
    In 2002 Hyperdynamics shot seismic off Guinea's coast for USOil Corp., which had obtained the concession years earlier. Watts said that data showed a... (Source)

  13. Fri, 05 Jan 2007 01:57 PM PST - (Rigzone) - Cygam Wins Final Approval for Offshore Sicily Permit
    Cygam Energy Inc. said that its wholly owned subsidiary, Vega Oil S.p.A., received the final ministerial approval for the Aretusa exploration permit, now officially named C.R148.VG. The official decree was published in the monthly Italian Hydrocarbon Bulletin on December 31, 2006. (Source)

  14. Tue, 09 Jan 2007 05:42 PM PST - (Hemscott - London,UK) - Global Petroleum jv acquires seismic offshore Malta, study
    The Malta Government has agreed to a three month extension to March 31 2007 of the Exploration Study Agreement covering Blocks 45 of Area 3, Offshore... (Source)

  15. Tue, 09 Jan 2007 11:05 AM PST - (Malta Star) - Oil exploration in Maltese waters continues
    Two international companies have just completed the first phase of a seismic study over 852 kilometres of Maltese seabed, and will now be analysing the data collected to determine the possibility of embarking on an offshore exploratory oil well. (Source)

  16. Wed, 10 Jan 2007 01:54 PM PST - (OilVoice - UK) - Circle Oil Announces Marine Seismic Data Acquisition Offshore Oman
    --The offshore Oman survey sees Circle entering the next stage of its exploration strategy in this highly prospective area... (Source)

  17. Wed, 10 Jan 2007 01:01 AM PST - (Interactive Investor) - (AFX UK Focus) 2007-01-10 08:32 GMT: Circle Oil says seismic survey offshore Oman has begun
    LONDON (AFX) - Circle Oil PLC said that in conjunction with TGS-Nopec Geophysical Co, work is progressing according to plan on the acquisition of approximately 6,000 kilometers of 2D seismic data over Block 52, offshore Oman. (Source)

  18. Wed, 10 Jan 2007 09:58 AM PST - (Rigzone) - Circle Oil Announces Offshore Oman Survey
    Circle Oil plc, the international oil and gas exploration and development company with a growing portfolio of assets in Morocco, Namibia, Oman and Panama, said that--in conjunction with TGS-Nopec Geophysical Company--work is progressing according to plan on the acquisition of approximately 6,000 kilometers of 2D seismic data over Block 52, offshore Oman. The signing of the contract for this ... (Source)

  19. Wed, 10 Jan 2007 10:00 PM PST - (AME Info) - Marine seismic data acquisition Oman offshore - Block 52
    Circle Oil plc (AIM: COP), the international oil & gas exploration and development company with a growing portfolio of assets in Morocco, Namibia, Oman and Panama, today announces that in conjunction with TGS-Nopec Geophysical Company work is progressing according to plan on the acquisition of approximately 6,000 kilometers of 2D seismic data over Block 52, offshore Oman. (Source)

  20. Thu, 11 Jan 2007 00:32 PM PST - (Rigzone) - Wavefield Wins Offshore Libya Contract from CNPC
    China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) has selected Wavefield Inseis for a new 3D seismic survey offshore Libya. Due to commence in Q1 2007, the 3D marine survey is expected to take one and a half months and will be acquired by Wavefield Inseis' M/V Geowave Commander. (Source)

  21. Thu, 11 Jan 2007 10:28 AM PST - (News From Bangladesh) - Why is third round bidding so crucial?
    The third round of bidding for hydrocarbon exploration in the offshore of Bay of Bengal is being delayed for unknown reasons. (Source)

  22. Thu, 11 Jan 2007 07:13 PM PST - (MarketWatch - USA) - Chevron, Statoil exposed to Venezuela push to control gas
    (CXV) took advantage of business-friendly natural gas laws to launch multi-billion-dollar offshore projects in Venezuela's Atlantic waters... (Source)

  23. Thu, 11 Jan 2007 07:13 PM PST - (AME Info - United Arab Emirates) - Marine seismic data acquisition Oman offshore - Block 52
    Commenting on progress of the survey David Hough CEO of Circle Oil said, 'The offshore Oman survey sees Circle entering the next stage of its exploration... (Source)

  24. Thu, 11 Jan 2007 07:13 PM PST - (OilVoice - UK) - Wavefield Inseis Wins China National Petroleum Corporation 3D
    China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) has selected Wavefield Inseis for a new 3D seismic survey offshore Libya. Due to commence in Q1 2007... (Source)

  25. Fri, 12 Jan 2007 03:26 PM PST - (Petroleum News - USA) - Forest selling Alaska assets
    The exploration of offshore prospects such a Corsair would require a jack-up rig, something Escopeta and Forest propose in their unit exploration plans... (Source)

  26. Fri, 12 Jan 2007 03:26 PM PST - (Petroleum News - USA) - Week of January 14, 2007
    And since the sale Shell has expressed an interest in offshore exploration in the Bristol Bay area (MMS has also indicated that several other companies are... (Source)

  27. Fri, 12 Jan 2007 10:28 AM PST - (News From Bangladesh) - Why is third round bidding so crucial?
    The third round of bidding for hydrocarbon exploration in the offshore of Bay of Bengal is being delayed for unknown reasons. (Source)

  28. Fri, 12 Jan 2007 08:32 AM PST - (Rigzone) - Tekoil/Ptarmigan Pay Deposit to Extend Newfoundland Lease
    Tekoil & Gas Corporation said that it has paid the $250,000 Canadian dollars required under the terms of the Farmin Agreement with Newfoundland & Labrador based Ptarmigan Resources Limited, who in turn have paid a $250,000 refundable deposit to the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) to extend offshore Exploration License EL-1069), situated just North of the Port ... (Source)

  29. Sat, 13 Jan 2007 07:56 PM PST - (Hemscott - London,UK) - Circle Oil says seismic survey offshore Oman
    David Hough, CEO of Circle Oil, said: 'The offshore Oman survey sees Circle entering the next stage of its exploration strategy in this highly prospective... (Source)

  30. Sun, 14 Jan 2007 04:09 PM PST - (Seeking Alpha - New York,NY,USA) - Conoco Phillips: A Good Buy, Once Again
    The company also provides technological solutions in deepwater exploration and production, reservoir management and exploitation, 3D seismic technology... (Source)

  31. Mon, 15 Jan 2007 01:09 PM PST - (Asia Corporate News Network - Sydney,NSW,Australia) - Petsec Energy Moves Onshore USA With Planned New Oil and Gas
    To date, Petsec Energy's USA oil and gas exploration and development successes have come from its offshore leases, in the Gulf of Mexico... (Source)

  32. Tue, 16 Jan 2007 06:18 AM PST - (Rigzone) - Statoil Wins Stake in Indonesian Deepwater Block
    Statoil signed a production sharing contract (PSC) today for a stake in the deepwater Kuma block off Indonesia. This is the first time the group has been awarded exploration acreage in Indonesia. (Source)

  33. Tue, 16 Jan 2007 00:32 PM PST - (CNW Group via Yahoo! Finance) - Grove completes sale of majority of its UK licences to EnCore Oil plc
    Grove Energy Limited , the oil and gas exploration company with assets in Europe and the Mediterranean Margin, is pleased to announce the completion of its previously announced sale of the majority of its UK North Sea portfolio to EnCore Oil plc . (Source)

  34. Tue, 16 Jan 2007 02:25 AM PST - (Interactive Investor) - (AFX UK Focus) 2007-01-16 09:52 GMT: Statoil awarded 40 pct share in Indonesian deepwater block
    OSLO (AFX) - Statoil ASA said it has been awarded a 40 pct share in a 5,000 sq km deepwater block off the coast of Indonesia, the first it has won in exploration acreage in the country. (Source)

  35. Tue, 16 Jan 2007 07:57 PM PST - (Canada NewsWire - Canada) - Vital Resources Corp. - Corporate Update of Activities in the
    ... extended production testing of the offshore Calauit-1B oil well in Service Contract 50 ("SC 50"); (2) an offshore seismic survey of 450km of 2D seismic... (Source)

  36. Wed, 17 Jan 2007 11:02 PM PST - (Yahoo! News - USA) - Seitel Acquisition Corp. and Seitel, Inc. Announce Tender Offer
    The Company (and its subsidiaries) have ownership in an extensive library of proprietary onshore and offshore seismic data that the Company (and its... (Source)

  37. Thu, 18 Jan 2007 01:16 PM PST - (OilVoice - UK) - Vital Resources Corporate Update of Activities in the Philippines
    This is an exploration prospect. The completion of this survey and data collection comes in tandem with the engineering study of the offshore Villaba-1ST... (Source)

  38. Fri, 19 Jan 2007 08:17 AM PST - (Rigzone) - Ibama Okays Seismic Studies in Campos, Santos Block
    Brazil's federal environmental protection agency Ibama has authorized geological study companies to carry out seismic work in five offshore blocks in the Campos and Santos basins, Ibama said in two separate statements. (Source)

  39. Fri, 19 Jan 2007 08:32 AM PST - (Rigzone) - Elixir Expects Mid-February Guinea Spudding
    Elixir Petroleum Limited said that its next North Sea exploration well to be drilled on the Guinea prospect in Block 15/13b by the principal farminee, Nexen Petroleum UK, is now expected to spud around mid February. (Source)

  40. Fri, 19 Jan 2007 07:17 PM PST - (Jamaica Gleaner - Kingston,Jamaica) - Explorer predicts big oil finds in Jamaica - Says Trinidad
    "If one considers all the progress in seismic technology over the last two decades, both in the acquisition and processing of offshore seismic data... (Source)

  41. Fri, 19 Jan 2007 07:17 PM PST - (OilVoice - UK) - Kit Resources to Acquire Summit Energy Company, LLC and Other
    The GOM Assets being acquired from Pearl include a 100% working interest in five Gulf of Mexico offshore exploration blocks, farm-in rights to acquire a 25%... (Source)

  42. Fri, 19 Jan 2007 07:17 PM PST - (Petroleum News - USA) - Shell flags intent to test winter seismic in Beaufort
    In October at the National Marine Fisheries Service Arctic Open Water Peer Review Meeting in Anchorage Shell also said that shooting offshore seismic from... (Source)

  43. Mon, 22 Jan 2007 06:49 AM PST - (Market Wire via Yahoo! Finance) - Bayou City Exploration Completes Geophysical Review Using State-of-the-Art 3D Software
    Bayou City Exploration, Inc. announced today that it has completed its geophysical/geological review targeting specific 3D seismic surveys located in the Texas Gulf Coast region. Using ffA's state-of-the-art 3D seismic analysis software and leading industry AVO techniques, Bayou City's review has yielded 7 prospects and numerous leads with unrisked potential gas reserves in excess of 100 Bcf... (Source)

  44. Mon, 22 Jan 2007 00:02 PM PST - (SYS-CON Media) - Bayou City Exploration Completes Geophysical Review Using State-of-the-Art 3D Software
    Bayou City Exploration, Inc. (OTCBB: BYCX)announced today that it has completed its geophysical/geological reviewtargeting specific 3D seismic surveys located in the Texas Gulf Coastregion. Using ffA's state-of-the-art 3D seismic analysis software andleading industry AVO techniques, Bayou City's review has yielded 7prospects and numerous leads with unrisked potential gas reserves in excessof 100 ... (Source)

  45. Mon, 22 Jan 2007 08:02 PM PST - (Gisborne Herald - Gisborne,New Zealand) - New oil exploration here set to begin in February
    Oil and gas exploration on the East Coast has resumed in earnest, with three other companies holding exploration and drilling licences on and offshore... (Source)

  46. Tue, 23 Jan 2007 08:17 AM PST - (Rigzone) - Bridge Resources Hires Rig to Drill Southern North Sea Prospects
    Bridge Resources Corp.'s wholly owned subsidiary Bridge North Sea Limited has entered into an agreement with the AGR Peak Group for the jackup rig Ensco 100. With this agreement, Bridge will be able to commence drilling on its Southern North Sea prospects. (Source)

  47. Tue, 23 Jan 2007 07:17 PM PST - (CCNMatthews - Toronto,ON,Canada) - Madalena Ventures Inc. Updates Operations
    Several prospective locations and leads have been identified on both the onshore and offshore properties. The new 2D and 3D seismic programs have been... (Source)

  48. Tue, 23 Jan 2007 07:17 PM PST - (OilVoice - UK) - Urals Energy Provides Operational Update
    At Petrosakh, we continue to re-process and re-interpret our 3D seismic data base that covers the offshore license area, Pogranichny... (Source)

  49. Tue, 23 Jan 2007 07:17 PM PST - (The Australian - Sydney,Australia) - Woodside dry in Africa again
    An extensive offshore 3-D seismic program in Libya completed in the middle of last year identified several large structures that Woodside identified were in... (Source)

  50. Wed, 24 Jan 2007 04:16 PM PST - (ChronicleHerald.ca - Halifax,Nova Scotia,Canada) - Calgary energy firm ups holdings off NS
    Canadian Superior Energy Inc. has purchased two deepwater offshore exploration blocks for an undisclosed amount of money from Richland Minerals of Southern... (Source)

  51. Wed, 24 Jan 2007 04:16 PM PST - (PR Newswire - New York,NY,USA) - Hyperdynamics Commences Offshore Guinea Farm-Out Opportunity
    ... exploration of offshore Guinea. "Our contract area is in a region of tremendous interest to international explorationists, and our review of seismic... (Source)

  52. Wed, 24 Jan 2007 04:16 PM PST - (CCNMatthews - Toronto,ON,Canada) - Canadian Superior and Maersk Contractors Announce Scheduled Tow
    Canadian Superior is a Calgary, Alberta, Canada based oil and gas exploration and production company with operations in Western Canada, Offshore Trinidad... (Source)

  53. Wed, 24 Jan 2007 03:00 AM PST - (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance) - Hyperdynamics Commences Offshore Guinea Farm-Out Opportunity, Outlines Ongoing Exploration Plan
    Hyperdynamics Corporation today announced that it has formally commenced a farm-out opportunity for its 31,000-square-mile concession offshore West Africa. Numerous exploration companies have already expressed interest and signed confidentiality agreements as a first step in the program. (Source)

  54. Wed, 24 Jan 2007 03:07 AM PST - (FinanzNachrichten) - Hyperdynamics Commences Offshore Guinea Farm-Out Opportunity, Outlines Ongoing Exploration Plan
    HOUSTON, Jan. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hyperdynamics Corporation ( Nachrichten ) today announced that it has formally commenced a farm-out opportunity for its 31,000-square-mile concession offshore West Africa. (Source)

  55. Thu, 25 Jan 2007 01:59 PM PST - (Oil Online - TX,USA) - Total EP underwrites Q-Marine seismic survey in deepwater Gulf of
    WesternGeco announced that Total EP is underwriting a major portion of the first exploration multiclient wide-azimuth towed-streamer survey in the Gulf of... (Source)

  56. Thu, 25 Jan 2007 01:59 PM PST - (Financial Mirror - Cyprus) - Bidding to start for Cyprus oil and gas exploration
    The MEES report added that PGS is conducting an offshore seismic survey in Lebanon --s territorial waters. According to Financial Mirror sources... (Source)

  57. Thu, 25 Jan 2007 01:59 PM PST - (OilVoice - UK) - Melrose Resources Announces Bulgarian Exploration Drilling Programme
    In addition, Melrose has a 100% working interest in four exploration concessions offshore Bulgaria covering a total of over 10000 kmВІ... (Source)

  58. Thu, 25 Jan 2007 01:59 PM PST - (Houston Chronicle - Houston,TX,USA) - High oil prices prompt expansion as demand soars
    Pope predicts the market for offshore seismic services will remain robust in 2007. Demand for seismic services on land should also be steady this year... (Source)

  59. Thu, 25 Jan 2007 01:59 PM PST - (International Herald Tribune - France) - Cyprus to launch oil and gas exploration bids
    NICOSIA, Cyprus: Cyprus will launch an international tender next month for offshore oil and gas exploration rights, a senior government official said... (Source)

  60. Thu, 25 Jan 2007 09:08 AM PST - (AP via Yahoo! Finance) - Cyprus to Seek Oil, Gas Exploration Bids
    Cyprus will launch an international tender next month for offshore oil and gas exploration rights, a senior government official said Thursday. (Source)

  61. Thu, 25 Jan 2007 07:22 AM PST - (Oil Online) - Total E&P underwrites Q-Marine seismic survey in deepwater Gulf of Mexico
    WesternGeco announced that Total E&P is underwriting a major portion of the first exploration multiclient wide-azimuth towed-streamer survey in the Gulf of Mexico. (Source)

  62. Thu, 25 Jan 2007 07:17 AM PST - (Rigzone) - Bidding to Start for Cyprus Oil and Gas Exploration
    Cyprus is expected to launch its first offshore bidding round on February 15 for oil and gas exploration and development in an area south of the island, news reports said Thursday. (Source)

  63. Thu, 25 Jan 2007 09:47 AM PST - (Rigzone) - Melrose to Kick Off Bulgarian Program
    Melrose Resources plc on Thursday announced details of its planned exploration drilling program offshore Bulgaria. (Source)

  64. Fri, 26 Jan 2007 04:02 PM PST - (Rigzone) - Total Underwrites Q-Marine Survey in Deepwater Gulf
    WesternGeco announced Thursday that Total E&P is underwriting a major portion of the first exploration multiclient wide-azimuth towed-streamer survey in the Gulf of Mexico. (Source)

  65. Fri, 26 Jan 2007 08:47 PM PST - (Hellenic News of America - Havertown,PA,USA) - Cyprus to launch oil and gas exploration bids
    Cyprus will launch an international tender next month for offshore oil and gas exploration rights, a senior government official said Thursday... (Source)

  66. Fri, 26 Jan 2007 08:47 PM PST - (Gulf News - Dubai,United Arab Emirates) - Cyprus oil exploration triggers Turkish fury
    There are 11 offshore blocks that fall in Cyprus's territory, and companies will be asked to bid for seismic data charted from the area when tenders open... (Source)

  67. Sat, 27 Jan 2007 05:44 PM PST - (Yahoo! News - USA) - Hyperdynamics Commences Offshore Guinea Farm-Out Opportunity
    This farm-out opportunity is a key element in Hyperdynamics' strategy to enhance and accelerate its ongoing exploration of offshore Guinea... (Source)

  68. Sun, 28 Jan 2007 03:28 PM PST - (People's Daily Online - Beijing,China) - Cyprus vows to continue offshore oil exploration despite Turkish
    Cypriot government vowed Saturday to go ahead with a planned international bidding for offshore oil and gas exploration despite the Turkish Cypriots' claim... (Source)

  69. Sun, 28 Jan 2007 03:28 PM PST - (Houston Chronicle - Houston,TX,USA) - Cyprus Taking Bids on Oil
    NEW YORK --Cyprus next month will launch an international tender for offshore oil and gas exploration rights, a senior government official said Thursday... (Source)

  70. Mon, 29 Jan 2007 02:36 PM PST - (Rigzone) - First Australian Reports Offshore Senegal Seismic
    The MV Symphony seismic vessel is scheduled to commence acquiring seismic for FAR Offshore Senegal during the second week of February 2007. The vessel is currently active for the Italian group Edison in an adjacent concession. (Source)

  71. Mon, 29 Jan 2007 09:32 PM PST - (OilVoice - UK) - Total EP Underwrites Q-Marine Seismic Survey in Deepwater Gulf of
    WesternGeco has announced that Total EP is underwriting a major portion of the first exploration multiclient wide-azimuth towed-streamer survey in the Gulf... (Source)

  72. Tue, 30 Jan 2007 05:14 PM PST - (People's Daily) - Cyprus denounces Turkey's warning against oil exploration
    Cyprus on Tuesday denounced Turkey's warning against any deal the Cypriot government signed for exploration of offshore oil reserves in the east Mediterranean. (Source)

  73. Tue, 30 Jan 2007 07:59 AM PST - (PhysOrg) - Research reveals limitations of seismic data for mapping rock units in young oceanic crust
    Researchers report that an approach used for years to understand the structure of Earth's oceanic crust is flawed and geoscientists will have reconsider the correspondence between seismic data and rock units when mapping formations of young oceanic crust. (Source)

  74. Tue, 30 Jan 2007 08:18 AM PST - (Rigzone) - Faroe Wins Six Norwegian Licenses
    Faroe Petroleum, which focuses on exploration, appraisal and undeveloped field opportunities in the Atlantic Margin, the North Sea and Norway, said that it has been awarded its first Norwegian licenses, under the Norwegian APA Round, as announced by the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy Monday. (Source)

  75. Tue, 30 Jan 2007 08:47 PM PST - (OilVoice - UK) - BG Group Secures Norwegian Exploration Acreage in Awards in
    "In just over three years we have built up a significant portfolio of prospects in offshore Norway. We now have interests in 23 licences, 14 of which are BG... (Source)

  76. Tue, 30 Jan 2007 08:47 PM PST - (Kazinform - Astana,Kazakhstan) - Protocol on the effectiveness of PSA for the Aral Sea project signed
    The tender for the selection of contractor for 2D seismic survey on the offshore, transit and onshore area of the Uzbek part of the Aral Sea was invited at... (Source)

  77. Wed, 31 Jan 2007 03:08 AM PST - (Science Daily) - Research Reveals Limitations Of Seismic Data For Mapping Rock Units In Young Oceanic Crust
    Researchers report in Nature that an approach used for years to understand the structure of Earth's oceanic crust is flawed and geoscientists will have to reconsider the correspondence between seismic data and rock units when mapping formations of young oceanic crust. The new finding alters the view of how new crust is formed at mid-ocean ridges, how heat and chemicals flow through oceanic crust ... (Source)

  78. Wed, 31 Jan 2007 03:00 AM PST - (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance) - Brigham Exploration Announces Successful Southern Louisiana Development Well and Provides an Operational Update
    Brigham Exploration Company announced that it is completing its third Bayou Postillion well which encountered approximately 80 feet of apparent net pay including an unexpected pay interval. (Source)

  79. Wed, 31 Jan 2007 08:32 AM PST - (Rigzone) - Pancontinental: Offshore Kenya 2D Survey Completed
    Based on advice received from Origin Energy Ltd as operator, Pancontinental Oil & Gas announced that the acquisition phase of a large 2D seismic program over jointly held Blocks L-8 & L-9 in the Lamu Basin, offshore Kenya, has been completed ahead of schedule and on budget. (Source)

  80. Wed, 31 Jan 2007 06:32 PM PST - (OilVoice - UK) - First Australian Resources Provides West Africa Seismic Update
    FAR--s survey will be the largest 3D survey conducted Offshore Senegal as part of a world class exploration program being conducted by Hunt Oil and has the... (Source)

  81. Wed, 31 Jan 2007 06:32 PM PST - (People's Daily Online - Beijing,China) - Cyprus to bring oil dispute with Turkey to UN, EU
    But Pashiardis said they were proceeding "as planned," referring to the international tender for the offshore oil and gas exploration opening on Feb. 15... (Source)

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  83. Thu, 01 Feb 2007 09:55 AM PST - (CNW Group via Yahoo! Finance) - Bow Valley Energy Ltd. announces acquisition of North Sea Exploration Acreage
    Bow Valley Energy Ltd. is pleased to announce the award of one new U.K. North Sea exploration block in the 24th Offshore Oil and Gas Licensing Round, and the acquisition of an additional 30% working interest in the currently owned 16/27a North block. (Source)

  84. Thu, 01 Feb 2007 08:02 PM PST - (OilVoice - UK) - Bow Valley Energy Announces Acquisition of North Sea Exploration
    Bow Valley Energy Ltd. announces the award of one new UK North Sea exploration block in the 24th Offshore Oil and Gas Licensing Round, and the acquisition... (Source)

  85. Thu, 01 Feb 2007 08:02 PM PST - (PR Newswire - New York,NY,USA) - WT Offshore Provides Operational Update on 2006 Activity and
    Category Amount in $MM % Exploration $133 29% Development 168 37% Other (includes PASeismic) 64 14% Major Expense Items 93 20% Total $458 100% Outlook:... (Source)

  86. Fri, 02 Feb 2007 02:45 PM PST - (Portfolio.hu - Budapest,Hungary) - OMV awarded new exploration licenses in Norway, UK
    Central Europe's leading oil and gas group OMV has been awarded two offshore exploration licenses in Norway and also two offshore exploration licenses in... (Source)

  87. Fri, 02 Feb 2007 02:45 PM PST - (Oilweek Magazine - Edmonton,Canada) - Bow Valley Energy acquires North Sea exploration acreage in latest
    The Calgary company said Thursday it bid for and was awarded 100 per cent ownership in Block 22/11b, directly south of the Nelson field, an offshore... (Source)

  88. Fri, 02 Feb 2007 03:35 AM PST - (Reuters via Yahoo! India News) - INTERVIEW - Sri Lanka says over 1 bln barrels of oil off coast
    COLOMBO (Reuters) - Seismic data shows more than 1.0 billion barrels of oil lie under the sea off Sri Lanka's northwest coast, the island's petroleum minister said on Friday, adding exploration bids would be called in early April. (Source)

  89. Fri, 02 Feb 2007 07:08 PM PST - (Alaska Journal of Commerce) - Shell set to drill in Beaufort Sea
    Shell is gearing up for an aggressive 2007 offshore exploration program in the Alaskan Beaufort Sea, with plans to operate two drilling vessels and drill three wells, company officials told an Alaska industry contractor group in a Jan. 25 briefing. (Source)

  90. Fri, 02 Feb 2007 09:27 PM PST - (IPP Media) - Minister announces Mkuranga gas discovery
    Mkuranga District in Coast Region has officially been added to the list of natural gas producing areas in Tanzania. (Source)

  91. Sat, 03 Feb 2007 00:25 PM PST - (Stabroek News - Georgetown,Guyana) - Search on for ventures to create thousands of jobs - Singh
    "Four companies will begin oil exploration in the second half of 2007, while a fifth will commence seismic work offshore. In addition, the Guyana Geology... (Source)

  92. Sat, 03 Feb 2007 00:25 PM PST - (Alaskajournal.com - Anchorage,AK,USA) - Shell set to drill in Beaufort Sea
    Shell is gearing up for an aggressive 2007 offshore exploration program in the Alaskan Beaufort Sea, with plans to operate two drilling vessels and drill... (Source)

  93. Sat, 03 Feb 2007 00:25 PM PST - (Petroleum News - USA) - Shell proposes 18 wells
    And according to the exploration plan --there is some question as to whether Shell Offshore Inc. or other operators will conduct seismic in the Chukchi in... (Source)

  94. Sat, 03 Feb 2007 00:25 PM PST - (FinFacts Ireland - Ireland) - Tullow Oil awarded six exploration blocks in the 24th offshore UK
    Tullow Oil plc announced today that it has been awarded six exploration blocks in the 24th offshore Licensing Round. The licence awards, announced on... (Source)

  95. Sat, 03 Feb 2007 00:25 PM PST - (Reuters Canada - Toronto,Ontario,Canada) - British Columbia seeks more oil industry interest
    The moratorium on offshore exploration and development is a political issue at both the province and federal levels that will take time to resolve... (Source)

  96. Sat, 03 Feb 2007 00:25 PM PST - (Petroleum News - USA) - Cook Inlet units get OK
    Two of the approved units, the Corsair prospect operated by Forest and the Kitchen prospects operated by Escopeta, are offshore in Upper Cook Inlet... (Source)

  97. Sat, 03 Feb 2007 03:48 AM PST - (Kathimerini) - Row over Cyprus oil prospects
    Military confrontation should be a last resort in a dispute over oil and gas exploration in the Mediterranean Sea near the divided island of Cyprus, the leader of the Turkish-occupied north of Cyprus said yesterday. (Source)

  98. Mon, 05 Feb 2007 05:46 PM PST - (Energy.gr - Greece) - Mess in the Med; Cyprus Gets Serious About OilGas (05/02/2007)
    In the latter months of 2006, Cyprus announced and began to promote its First Hydrocarbon Exploration Licensing Round offshore Cyprus with a road show in... (Source)

  99. Mon, 05 Feb 2007 05:46 PM PST - (Forbes - NY,USA) - RPT-China's CNOOC to invest 10 bln yuan on deepwater exploration
    CNOOC earlier said the company plans to conduct more drilling and seismic activities offshore China in 2007, particularly in Bohai Bay and the South China... (Source)

  100. Mon, 05 Feb 2007 10:30 AM PST - (SYS-CON Media) - Echo Energy Releases Comprehensive Update on Natural Gas and Oil Projects
    Echo Energy Canada Inc. (TSX VENTURE: EEI), active in natural gas and oil exploration, has drilled 71 wells since 2001 in Bayham Township, Elgin County and Houghton Township, Norfolk County, south of the town of Tillsonburg, Ontario. All currently drilled wells have tested gas from the Silurian-aged Thorold sandstone, at depths varying from 1350 to 1460 feet. One well, Echo 57, was drilled into ... (Source)

  101. Mon, 05 Feb 2007 07:02 AM PST - (Rigzone) - Faroe Adds Five Offshore Licenses in UK Round
    Faroe Petroleum, the AIM quoted oil and gas company focusing on exploration and development opportunities in the Atlantic margin, the North Sea and Norway, said that it has been awarded five licenses, two West of Shetland and three in the North Sea, under the UK 24th Licensing Round announced by the Minister of the Department of Trade and Industry Thursday. (Source)

  102. Mon, 05 Feb 2007 06:36 AM PST - (Market Wire via Yahoo! Finance) - Echo Energy Releases Comprehensive Update on Natural Gas and Oil Projects
    Echo Energy Canada Inc., active in natural gas and oil exploration, has drilled 71 wells since 2001 in Bayham Township, Elgin County and Houghton Township, Norfolk County, south of the town of Tillsonburg, Ontario. (Source)

  103. Tue, 06 Feb 2007 05:45 PM PST - (OilVoice - UK) - GB Petroleum Plc Awarded Acreage in Morocco
    The future work programme for the offshore permits includes the acquisition of new seismic data and the drilling of one well... (Source)

  104. Tue, 06 Feb 2007 05:45 PM PST - (The Age - Melbourne,Victoria,Australia) - Greymouth wins offshore Taranaki permit
    Greymouth Petroleum has been awarded a new petroleum exploration permit offshore from north Taranaki, on New Zealand's North Island... (Source)

  105. Tue, 06 Feb 2007 05:37 PM PST - (The New Zealand Herald) - 2:30PM
    Greymouth Petroleum has been awarded a new petroleum exploration permit offshore from north Taranaki. The New Zealand-owned and operated company today said it would obtain seismic data in the 466sq km area, ahead of well drilling operations planned for 2009. (Source)

  106. Tue, 06 Feb 2007 03:53 PM PST - (AAP via Yahoo!7 Finance) - Greymouth wins offshore Taranaki permit
    Greymouth Petroleum has been awarded a new petroleum exploration permit offshore from north Taranaki, on New Zealand's North Island. (Source)

  107. Tue, 06 Feb 2007 04:14 PM PST - (Stuff) - Greymouth Petroleum to drill off Taranaki
    Greymouth Petroleum has been awarded a new petroleum exploration permit offshore from north Taranaki. (Source)

  108. Wed, 07 Feb 2007 03:31 PM PST - (Canada NewsWire - Canada) - ExxonMobil Signs EPSA IV Agreement for Exploration in Offshore
    Elsewhere in Libya, ExxonMobil is in the very early stages of an exploration program in Contract Area 44 in the offshore Cyrenaica Basin, which was awarded... (Source)

  109. Wed, 07 Feb 2007 03:31 PM PST - (Brazzil Magazine - Los Angeles,USA) - Brazil's Petrobras Starts Oil Exploration Off the US Coast
    The exploration, spread-out into three periods, is in the 3D seismic survey phase seeking increased information on the area to better define the block's... (Source)

  110. Wed, 07 Feb 2007 10:06 AM PST - (Rigzone) - ExxonMobil Inks EPSA Deal for Exploration in Sirte Basin Offshore Libya
    ExxonMobil's subsidiary, ExxonMobil Libya Limited, has signed an Exploration and Production Sharing Agreement (EPSA) with Libya's National Oil Corporation (NOC) to initiate exploration activity offshore Libya in the Sirte Basin. (Source)

  111. Wed, 07 Feb 2007 08:06 AM PST - (Rigzone) - Shell Set to Drill in Beaufort Sea
    Shell is gearing up for an aggressive 2007 offshore exploration program in the Alaskan Beaufort Sea, with plans to operate two drilling vessels and drill three wells, company officials told an Alaska industry contractor group in a Jan. 25 briefing. (Source)

  112. Thu, 08 Feb 2007 02:00 PM PST - (Oil Online - TX,USA) - OMV awarded two new exploration licenses in Norway and two in the
    OMV Aktiengesellschaft has been awarded two offshore exploration licenses in Norway and - at the same time - two offshore exploration licenses in the United... (Source)

  113. Thu, 08 Feb 2007 02:00 PM PST - (Daily Nation- Nairobi,Kenya) - Firm suspends drilling of well for oil
    The consortium behind the drilling of two offshore oil wells in Lamu has put off plans to drill the second well until comprehensive studies are carried out... (Source)

  114. Thu, 08 Feb 2007 08:07 AM PST - (Oil Online) - OMV awarded two new exploration licenses in Norway and two in the United Kingdom
    OMV Aktiengesellschaft has been awarded two offshore exploration licenses in Norway and - at the same time - two offshore exploration licenses in the United Kingdom. OMV will take responsibility as operator for all four licenses. (Source)

  115. Thu, 08 Feb 2007 06:53 AM PST - (Oil Online) - ExxonMobil signs EPSA IV agreement for exploration in offshore Sirte Basin
    ExxonMobil Libya Limited, has signed an Exploration and Production Sharing Agreement with Libya -- s National Oil Corporation to initiate exploration activity offshore Libya in the Sirte Basin. (Source)

  116. Thu, 08 Feb 2007 04:28 PM PST - (Reuters via Yahoo! Asia News) - Australia's Santos says finds gas at Caldita-2
    SYDNEY, Feb 9 (Reuters) - Australian oil and gas producer Santos Ltd. , said on Friday it had found gas at its Caldita-2 exploration well off Australia's northern coast. (Source)

  117. Thu, 08 Feb 2007 10:02 PM PST - (OilandGasOnline) - ExxonMobil Signs Exploration Agreement With Libya
    Exxon Mobil Corporation recently confirmed that its subsidiary, ExxonMobil Libya Limited, has signed an Exploration and Production Sharing Agreement with Libya's National Oil Corporation to initiate exploration activity offshore Libya in the Sirte Basin (Source)

  118. Thu, 08 Feb 2007 08:33 PM PST - (Interactive Investor) - (AFX UK Focus) 2007-02-09 04:07 GMT: Australia's Santos says gas found in Caldita field off northern Australia
    SYDNEY (XFN-ASIA) - Santos Ltd said its joint venture with US-based ConocoPhillips Inc has found gas in the Caldita-2 exploration well off Australia's northern coast. (Source)

  119. Fri, 09 Feb 2007 09:06 AM PST - (Rigzone) - Greymouth Wins Block Off North Taranaki
    Greymouth Petroleum has been awarded a new petroleum exploration permit offshore from north Taranaki. The New Zealand-owned and operated company yesterday said it would obtain seismic data in the 466-square-kilometer area, ahead of well- drilling operations planned for 2009. (Source)

  120. Fri, 09 Feb 2007 07:52 AM PST - (Rigzone) - Enarsa Plans Ayacucho 6 Drilling, Offshore Seismic
    Argentina's state oil company Enarsa and its Venezuelan counterpart PDVSA plan to drill the first well on the Ayacucho 6 block in Venezuela on February 21, according to an Argentine government statement. (Source)

  121. Fri, 09 Feb 2007 03:27 AM PST - (Anchorage Daily News) - Shell plans wells for Beaufort Sea
    Shell Offshore Inc. has filed plans the U.S. Minerals Management Service that call for drilling up to 11 exploration wells over the next two years in the Beaufort Sea. (Source)

  122. Fri, 09 Feb 2007 08:48 PM PST - (Oil and Gas Online - Horsham,PA,USA) - ExxonMobil Signs Exploration Agreement With Libya
    Irving, TX - ExxonMobil Signs EPSA IV Agreement for Exploration in Offshore Sirte Basin Exxon Mobil Corporation recently confirmed that its subsidiary... (Source)

  123. Fri, 09 Feb 2007 08:48 PM PST - (Petroleum News - USA) - Week of February 11, 2007
    DNR recently negotiated access to a large, high quality Veritas offshore spec seismic dataset --although there are some restrictions on how the state can... (Source)

  124. Fri, 09 Feb 2007 08:48 PM PST - (Jamaica Gleaner - Kingston,Jamaica) - Oil will flow within a decade - Potopsingh
    Finder is now seeking partners for drilling exploratory wells on their offshore prospects. Rainville of Canada is expected to begin its seismic programme by... (Source)

  125. Fri, 09 Feb 2007 08:48 PM PST - (OilVoice - UK) - Conoco and Santos Complete Offshore Caldita Well After Finding Gas
    The forward program for the NT/P61 and NT/P69 exploration permits is to complete the acquisition and processing of 3D seismic data over the Caldita and... (Source)

  126. Fri, 09 Feb 2007 08:48 PM PST - (Anchorage Daily News- Anchorage,AK,USA) - Shell plans wells for Beaufort Sea
    As for the Chukchi, where Shell also would like more seismic data, "there is some question as to whether Shell Offshore Inc. or other operators will conduct... (Source)

  127. Sun, 11 Feb 2007 05:43 PM PST - (OilVoice - UK) - Santos Awarded Indian Exploration Acreage
    --We are pleased to be awarded these two prospective exploration blocks providing the company with a significant offshore exploration opportunity in a... (Source)

  128. Sun, 11 Feb 2007 05:43 PM PST - (The Age - Melbourne,Victoria,Australia) - Woodside signs deal for offshore block
    "Subsequent terms would include commitments to exploration drilling, further seismic acquisition or both." Woodside and Korea National Oil have worked on a... (Source)

  129. Sun, 11 Feb 2007 03:19 PM PST - (Reuters via Yahoo! Asia News) - TEXT-Australia's Santos wins India exploration licences
    SYDNEY, Feb 12 (Reuters) - The following was released by Santos Ltd. .The Government of India has announced that Santos has secured two offshore deepwater exploration licences in the Bay of Bengal, with a commitment to an eight-year US$70 million (A$90 million) work program. (Source)

  130. Sun, 11 Feb 2007 07:08 AM PST - (INQ7 Business) - RP, China, Vietnam pursue Spratlys project
    PNOC EXPLORATION Corp. (PNOC-EC), China National Offshore Oil Co. (CNOOC) and Vietnam Oil and Gas Corp. (PetroVietnam) will conduct further seismic studies on an area including the disputed Spratlys after determining that it has good potential to yield hydrocarbons. (Source)

  131. Mon, 12 Feb 2007 01:02 PM PST - (Rigzone) - Woodside Acquires Stake in Korean Block
    Woodside Energy (Korea) Pte Ltd has agreed with the Korea National Oil Corporation and the Government of the Republic of Korea to acquire 50% equity in a concession over a deep-water, frontier exploration block offshore the Republic of Korea. (Source)

  132. Mon, 12 Feb 2007 09:02 AM PST - (Rigzone) - Santos Wins Bay of Bengal Acreage
    The Government of India has granted Santos two offshore deepwater exploration licenses in the Bay of Bengal, with a commitment to an eight-year US$70 million (A$90 million) work program. (Source)

  133. Mon, 12 Feb 2007 08:03 AM PST - (Rigzone) - SK Corp. & PetroVietnam to Participate in Block 15-1/05 Offshore Vietnam
    SK Corporation is participating in a new and highly prospective exploration project in Vietnam. (Source)

  134. Mon, 12 Feb 2007 03:58 AM PST - (AngolaPress) - Nigerian firm to set up oil, gas database
    Houston, US, 02/12 - Nigerian oil company, Associated Offshore Oil Inc., has announced plans to establish an oil and gas exploration and production database. (Source)

  135. Tue, 13 Feb 2007 04:59 PM PST - (Caribbean Net News - Georgetown,Cayman Islands) - Russians eying oil interests in Guyana
    CGX Energy Inc. had commenced offshore exploration in 2001 in the Corentyne River, but operations were halted when Surinamese gun-boats disrupted the... (Source)

  136. Tue, 13 Feb 2007 04:59 PM PST - (Thanh Nien Daily - Ho Chi Minh City,Vietnam) - Foreign firms ink PetroVietnam deal for offshore exploration
    Pearl will be the contract operator and inject US$49.3 million in analyzing 2-D and 3-D seismic data and conducting exploratory drilling in the first three... (Source)

  137. Tue, 13 Feb 2007 04:59 PM PST - (Today's Zaman - Istanbul,Turkey) - Report: TPAO to explore oil in Mediterranean
    15 for offshore oil and gas exploration licenses. Evaluation of applications will take place over the next six months. The first round of exploration... (Source)

  138. Tue, 13 Feb 2007 00:17 PM PST - (Rigzone) - Two Vessel Seismic Vessels Begin Survey Work Offshore New Zealand
    Two seismic vessels are collecting approximately 10,000 km of seismic data in New Zealand waters over the summer season in a multi-permit program. Both ships Pacific Titan and Duke are working for newly-merged CGGVeritas, now the world's largest seismic provider. (Source)

  139. Wed, 14 Feb 2007 02:43 PM PST - (AngolaPress - Angola) - Nigerian firm to set up oil, gas database
    Houston, US, 02/12 - Nigerian oil company, Associated Offshore Oil Inc., has announced plans to establish an oil and gas exploration and production database... (Source)

  140. Wed, 14 Feb 2007 00:06 PM PST - (Rigzone) - Hindustan Oil Exploration Spuds Subhan-1 Offshore India
    Hindustan Oil Exploration has spud the second exploration well, Subhan-1, in Block CY-OSN-97/1 offshore India. The block is located in southern part of Cauvery basin and extends over an area of 3,705 square kilometers. (Source)

  141. Thu, 15 Feb 2007 03:59 PM PST - (Financial Mirror - Cyprus) - Cyprus embarks on licensing process for oil
    Pashiardis said that the official opening of Cyprus First Hydrocarbon Exploration Licensing Round offshore Cyprus will take place as planned, but refrained... (Source)

  142. Thu, 15 Feb 2007 03:59 PM PST - (Yahoo! News - USA) - Pogo's Reserves Grow Larger for 15th Straight Year;
    The first northern Taranaki Basin exploratory well to be drilled on Pogo's one million acre exploration license area in offshore New Zealand waters is... (Source)

  143. Thu, 15 Feb 2007 03:59 PM PST - (The Tide - Port Harcourt,Niger Delta,Nigeria) - Nigerian company to establish oil database
    A Nigerian oil company, Associated Offshore Oil Inc., is to establish an oil and gas exploration and production data management facility in the country... (Source)

  144. Thu, 15 Feb 2007 03:59 PM PST - (Gulf News - Dubai,United Arab Emirates) - Turkey fumes as Cyprus starts licensing round
    Nicosia: Cyprus launched an international licensing round yesterday for offshore exploration of oil and gas amid opposition from neighbouring Turkey... (Source)

  145. Thu, 15 Feb 2007 03:59 PM PST - (CCNMatthews - Toronto,ON,Canada) - Bayou Bend Acquires Additional 5.25% Interest in Marsh Island Gas
    The assets to be acquired from Pearl include a 100% working interest in five Gulf of Mexico offshore exploration blocks, farm-in rights to acquire a 25%... (Source)

  146. Thu, 15 Feb 2007 03:53 AM PST - (AP via Yahoo! Finance) - Cyprus Launches Oil Exploration Bids
    Cyprus' government opened a bidding process Thursday to license offshore oil and gas exploration, despite strong objections from Turkey. (Source)

  147. Thu, 15 Feb 2007 04:17 AM PST - (KiplingerForecasts.com) - Cyprus Launches Oil Exploration Bids
    Cyprus' government opened a bidding process Thursday to license offshore oil and gas exploration, despite strong objections by Turkey. The venture has threatened to revive tension in the region, where contested sea boundaries also exist between neighbors Greece and Turkey. (Source)

  148. Thu, 15 Feb 2007 07:51 AM PST - (Rigzone) - PetroVietnam Signs Offshore Exploration Deal
    Exploration for oil and gas will be growing with an agreement between the Vietnam Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam), Pearl Oil (Taconite) Limited, Serica Energy Corporation and Lundin New Ventures B.V to explore and develop Block 06/94 offshore Vietnam. (Source)

  149. Thu, 15 Feb 2007 11:36 AM PST - (ABS-CBNNEWS.com) - PNOC, Petronas to search for oil in Mindoro
    Malaysia--s Petronas Carigali Overseas Sdn Bhd. and PNOC-Exploration Corp. (PNOC-EC) will start drilling their first exploration well in offshore Mindoro by next month, the Department of Energy (DOE) said. (Source)

  150. Fri, 16 Feb 2007 03:14 PM PST - (Thanh Nien Daily - Ho Chi Minh City,Vietnam) - Vietnam, China, Philippine oil corps to continue exploration
    (PetroVietnam), China National Offshore Oil Co. (CNOOC) and PNOC EXPLORATION Corp. (PNOC-EC) have finished conducting 2D seismic surveys on the area... (Source)

  151. Fri, 16 Feb 2007 03:14 PM PST - (People's Daily Online - Beijing,China) - Cyprus launches first round tender for offshore oil and gas
    Regional chief of a Norwegian exploration company PGS said the initial seismic finding in the 70000 square km area is "interesting and exciting"... (Source)

  152. Fri, 16 Feb 2007 07:02 AM PST - (Rigzone) - First Australian: Offshore Senegal Seismic Begins
    First Australian Resources Limited (FAR) said that the MV Symphony seismic vessel has begun acquiring seismic in the Rufisque, Sangomar, and Sangomar Deep blocks offshore Senegal. (Source)

  153. Sat, 17 Feb 2007 09:35 PM PST - (ANI via Yahoo! India News) - Cyprus opens bids for 11 exploration blocks
    Nicosia, Feb 18 (ANI): The Government of the Eastern Mediterranean island of Cyprus has opened the first round for the licensing of 11 offshore exploration blocks lying south and south west of Cyprus towards Egypt. The round is a competition among international and national oil and gas companies to acquire existing seismic data for the 11 blocks. Experts commissioned by the Cypriot government ... (Source)

  154. Sun, 18 Feb 2007 00:57 PM PST - (Manila Bulletin - Manila,Philippines) - PNOC-EC programs P22-B investment
    Its various oil and gas exploration projects include acreages in Ragay Gulf, Offshore Mindoro; Calamian; West Calamian and the joint marine seismic... (Source)

  155. Sun, 18 Feb 2007 00:57 PM PST - (DailyIndia.com - Jacksonville,FL,USA) - Cyprus opens bids for 11 exploration blocks
    Nicosia, Feb 18 (ANI): The Government of the Eastern Mediterranean island of Cyprus has opened the first round for the licensing of 11 offshore exploration... (Source)

  156. Sun, 18 Feb 2007 00:57 PM PST - (Forbes - NY,USA) - Cyprus Launches Oil Exploration Bids
    Cyprus' government opened a bidding process Thursday to license offshore oil and gas exploration, despite strong objections from Turkey... (Source)

  157. Sun, 18 Feb 2007 00:57 PM PST - (Playfuls.com - Targu Mures,Romania) - Cyprus Launches Oil And Gas Exploration Tender Opposed By Turkey
    The first round of the tender process involves acquiring existing seismic data from 11 offshore blocks located south and south west of Cyprus and covering... (Source)

  158. Sun, 18 Feb 2007 02:09 AM PST - (New Kerala) - Cyprus opens bids for 11 exploration blocks
    Nicosia, Feb 18 : The Government of the Eastern Mediterranean island of Cyprus has opened the first round for the licensing of 11 offshore exploration blocks lying south and south west of Cyprus towards Egypt. (Source)

  159. Mon, 19 Feb 2007 08:47 AM PST - (Rigzone) - Gippsland Offshore Begins Kenyan Seismic Survey
    Gippsland Offshore Petroleum and its joint venture partner will start offshore exploration in Kenya this week when the Geomariner vessel will begin shooting approximately 1,200 line kms of 2D seismic. (Source)

  160. Mon, 19 Feb 2007 03:49 PM PST - (FinanzNachrichten) - Chevron Awarded New Acreage Offshore Australia
    SAN RAMON, Calif., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Chevron Corporation ( Nachrichten / Aktienkurs ) today announced that its subsidiary Chevron Australia Pty Ltd has been awarded the exploration rights to acreage in the highly prospective Greater Gorgon Area located off the northwest coast of Australia. (Source)

  161. Mon, 19 Feb 2007 09:17 PM PST - (PR Newswire - New York,NY,USA) - Chevron Awarded New Acreage Offshore Australia
    ... of 2-D seismic reprocessing, 650 square miles (1700 square kilometers) of 3-D seismic survey acquisition and the drilling of an exploration well... (Source)

  162. Mon, 19 Feb 2007 09:17 PM PST - (Turkish Daily News- Ankara,Turkey) - Greek Cyprus launches hydrocarbon licensing as Turks fume
    Greek Cyprus launched an international licensing round on Thursday for offshore exploration of oil and gas amid opposition from neighboring Turkey... (Source)

  163. Mon, 19 Feb 2007 09:17 PM PST - (Hemscott - London,UK) - Timan Oil says NGPT wells all show 15-25 bpd in initial natural
    ... exploration programme on the Geoterm offshore prospects in the north-west Caspian Sea, and has completed processing and interpretation of a 2D seismic... (Source)

  164. Mon, 19 Feb 2007 09:17 PM PST - (Journal of Turkish Weekly - Ankara,Turkey) - Ankara: Greek Cyprus ignores international law
    Egypt and Lebanon both signed separate accords with Greek Cyprus concerning sea boundaries and offshore exploration for oil and natural gas resources... (Source)

  165. Mon, 19 Feb 2007 09:17 PM PST - (Energy Bangla - Dhaka,Bangladesh) - Bangladesh : Third round bidding for deep-sea gas exploration on
    It is learnt that several companies from Malaysia, China and Thailand have expressed interest in offshore exploration of gas in the country... (Source)

  166. Tue, 20 Feb 2007 09:17 PM PST - (San Diego Union Tribune - San Diego,CA,USA) - Oil majors show interest in Cyprus offshore plans
    Cyprus launched an international licensing round for offshore exploration of oil and gas last week in spite of opposition from Turkey, its northern... (Source)

  167. Wed, 21 Feb 2007 01:34 PM PST - (Rigzone) - RXT Purchases Fourth VSO System from Input/Output
    Reservoir Exploration Technology ASA (RXT) announced a purchase order valued at approximately US $29 million for its fourth VectorSeis Ocean (VSO) seismic system from the seismic solutions provider Input/Output Inc. (I/O). (Source)

  168. Wed, 21 Feb 2007 08:31 PM PST - (Charlotte Business Journal - Charlotte,NC,USA) - Chevron unit wins new exploration rights off Australia
    This award covers about 1150 square miles about 60 miles offshore. Chevron Australia, the operator of that exploration block, holds a 50 percent stake in it... (Source)

  169. Wed, 21 Feb 2007 08:31 PM PST - (The Press - Waipara,New Zealand) - Dispute over Kate-1 future
    It was set to earn an extra 40% interest by drilling the exploration well. A rig was due in May to run more seismic tests for it in the offshore portion of... (Source)

  170. Wed, 21 Feb 2007 08:31 PM PST - (Financial Mirror - Cyprus) - IOCs show interest in Cyprus oil, gas exploration
    In January, Cyprus signed an EEZ agreement with Lebanon , where PGS is carrying out an offshore 3D seismic survey. Blocks 3 and 13 in the eastern part of... (Source)

  171. Wed, 21 Feb 2007 08:31 PM PST - (Anchorage Daily News- Anchorage,AK,USA) - Shell receives OK to drill in Beaufort Sea
    The oil exploration work, particularly seismic surveys that involve firing underwater air guns to study rock formations beneath the sea floor... (Source)

  172. Wed, 21 Feb 2007 08:31 PM PST - (OilVoice - UK) - New Seismic Contract in the Middle East Awarded to Fugro
    ... for oil and gas exploration, development and production in the KJO Offshore area. Fugro will use its seismic vessel Geo Baltic for this project. (Source)

  173. Wed, 21 Feb 2007 08:31 PM PST - (OilVoice - UK) - Caithness Petroleum Announces Farm-in to UK North Sea Blocks
    There are further high potential structures on the offshore blocks and Caithness plans to conduct a 3D seismic survey in spring 2007... (Source)

  174. Wed, 21 Feb 2007 08:31 PM PST - (Falkland Islands News Network - Stanley,Falkland Islands) - Hydrocarbons Daily Record (21/02/07)
    The government of Cyprus launched an international licensing round for offshore exploration of oil and gas. This was done in spite of opposition from Turkey... (Source)

  175. Thu, 22 Feb 2007 02:37 PM PST - (Alaska Journal of Commerce) - Breaking News Approval of Beaufort Sea exploration draws resistance
    Officials with the federal Minerals Management Service confirmed Jan. 21 approval of an exploration plan for Shell Offshore Inc. to drill multiple wells in the Beaufort Sea in 2007. MMS also approved Shell--s oil discharge prevention and contingency plan, said MMS spokeswoman Robin Cacy. (Source)

  176. Thu, 22 Feb 2007 07:46 PM PST - (Hellenic News of America - Havertown,PA,USA) - BREAKING NEWS: International Oil Companies show interest in Cyprus
    In January, Cyprus signed an EEZ agreement with Lebanon, where PGS is carrying out an offshore 3D seismic survey. Blocks 3 and 13 in the eastern part of the... (Source)

  177. Thu, 22 Feb 2007 07:46 PM PST - (Stuff.co.nz - Wellington,New Zealand) - Drilling to go ahead despite partners' rift
    It was set to earn an extra 40 per cent interest by drilling the exploration well. A rig was due in May to run more seismic tests in the offshore portion of... (Source)

  178. Thu, 22 Feb 2007 07:46 PM PST - (International Herald Tribune - France) - Alaska Natives, environmental groups worried about Shell drilling plan
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska: Alaska Natives and several environmental groups are protesting Royal Dutch Shell PLC's plan to conduct offshore exploration drilling in... (Source)

  179. Fri, 23 Feb 2007 04:12 PM PST - (The Bahama Journal - Nassau,Bahamas) - Companies Get Licenses To Explore For Oil In Bahamas
    In 2005, Bahamas Offshore Limited and Island Offshore Petroleum Limited applied to the Ministry of Trade and Industry for six petroleum exploration licenses... (Source)

  180. Fri, 23 Feb 2007 04:12 PM PST - (Petroleum News - USA) - Week of February 25, 2007
    However, the need for a large petroleum find to justify the huge cost of arctic offshore petroleum exploration and development attests to Shell--s confidence... (Source)

  181. Fri, 23 Feb 2007 04:12 PM PST - (Petroleum News - USA) - Drilling Cosmo this summer
    If development of the Lower Cook Inlet unit is sanctioned by the Texas-independent, the offshore oil and gas accumulation will probably be produced from... (Source)

  182. Fri, 23 Feb 2007 07:38 AM PST - (The Olympian) - Shell plan worries Alaska Natives, environmentalists
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Alaska Natives and several environmental groups are protesting Royal Dutch Shell PLC's plan to conduct offshore exploration drilling in the Beaufort Sea. (Source)

  183. Sat, 24 Feb 2007 03:27 PM PST - (Investor's Business Daily - USA) - The New America
    "There're still a lot of places where you haven't had a lot of seismic work done offshore yet," Agular said. Once Bolt makes a sale, it has a steady revenue... (Source)

  184. Sat, 24 Feb 2007 04:29 AM PST - (USA Today) - Cable failure delays Indonesian plan to use cement balls as volcano plug
    Indonesian engineers were forced to abandon an attempt to plug a gushing mud volcano by dropping cement balls into its crater on Saturday when a steel cable hoisting the balls broke, officials said. A creeping sea of sediment has covered dozens of factories, thousands of homes and displaced 13,000 people. (Source)

  185. Mon, 26 Feb 2007 01:12 PM PST - (Forbes - NY,USA) - Northern Petroleum gets 3 further offshore
    LONDON (AFX) - Northern Petroleum PLC said its Northern Petroleum UK Ltd unit got three additional offshore Italian licences, adding that the seismic survey... (Source)

  186. Tue, 27 Feb 2007 01:57 PM PST - (Forbes - NY,USA) - Edison sells 40 pct stake in Senegal offshore block to Petrobras
    After the deal, Edison will have 55 pct of the Rufisque Offshore Profond block and the Senegalese company Petrosen 5 pct. Edison obtained the exploration... (Source)

  187. Tue, 27 Feb 2007 01:57 PM PST - (Middle East North Africa Financial Network - Amman,Jordan) - Renaissance subsidiary renews contract with BP - Oman
    Under the terms of the extension, the six vessels will operate through 2009 for BP's offshore exploration and drilling operations... (Source)

  188. Tue, 27 Feb 2007 01:57 PM PST - (SYS-CON Media - Montvale,NJ,USA) - Wall Street News Alert Issues Special Alert on UCPI! February 27, 2007
    ENSCO owns and operates a modern fleet of offshore drilling rigs servicing the petroleum industry on a global basis. Reliant Energy, Inc. (NYSE: RRI) up... (Source)

  189. Tue, 27 Feb 2007 07:02 AM PST - (Rigzone) - Artumas Spuds Msimbati-1X Exploration Well
    Artumas Group has commenced drilling of the Msimbati - 1X (MS-1X) exploration well, located in the Mnazi Bay Concession, Southern Tanzania. The primary target for MS-1X is the Msimbati Prospect, a series of potentially hydrocarbon bearing, multiple, stacked sands of the Middle Miocene age. (Source)

  190. Tue, 27 Feb 2007 03:45 AM PST - (Sharewatch) - Edison sells 40 pct stake in Senegal offshore block to Petrobras
    After the deal, Edison will have 55 pct of the Rufisque Offshore Profond block and the Senegalese company Petrosen 5 pct. Edison obtained the exploration licence for the block in Aug, 2004, and has carried out two years of exploration tests. (Source)

  191. Tue, 27 Feb 2007 08:45 PM PST - (HydrocarbonOnline) - I/O Announces RXT To Purchase Fourth VectorSeis Ocean System
    Input/Output, Inc. announced recently the receipt of a purchase order valued at approximately $29M from Reservoir Exploration Technology a marine seismic contractor headquartered in Oslo, Norway, for their fourth VectorSeis Ocean (VSO) system (Source)

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  193. Thu, 01 Mar 2007 04:13 PM PST - (CCNMatthews - Toronto,ON,Canada) - GFI Confirms 3-D Seismic
    ... offshore Indonesia licenses with working interests ranging from 22.5% to 35% that contain a number of other development and exploration projects... (Source)

  194. Thu, 01 Mar 2007 04:13 PM PST - (OilVoice - UK) - Circle Oil Announces Successful Completion of Offshore
    We are now working to finish the processing of the data so that our specialist interpretation team can advance the exploration of this offshore Block and... (Source)

  195. Thu, 01 Mar 2007 04:13 PM PST - (OilVoice - UK) - Talisman Energy Generates $4.75 Billion In Cash Flow In 2006
    We drilled two successful offshore exploration wells in Trinidad and Tobago with plans to drill up to seven exploration and development wells in 2007... (Source)

  196. Thu, 01 Mar 2007 01:24 AM PST - (Interactive Investor) - (AFX UK Focus) 2007-03-01 09:03 GMT: Circle Oil says seismic survey completed; preliminary processing positive
    LONDON (AFX) - Circle Oil PLC said it has completed a 6,300 kilometre seismic survey over Block 52, in the Arabian Sea, off the southwestern coast of Oman. (Source)

  197. Thu, 01 Mar 2007 08:02 AM PST - (Rigzone) - Circle Reports Completion of Offshore Oman Survey
    Circle Oil plc announced the successful completion of its 6,300-kilometer seismic survey over Block 52 in the Arabian Sea, off the southwestern coast of Oman. TGS-Nopec Geophysical Co. acquired the 2-D seismic data and has begun processing the data prior to its interpretation by Circle. (Source)

  198. Fri, 02 Mar 2007 03:29 PM PST - (The Bahama Journal - Nassau,Bahamas) - Oil Exploration
    On February 22, the ministry executed five licenses for petroleum exploration to Island Offshore Petroleum Limited and Bahamas Petroleum Limited for... (Source)

  199. Fri, 02 Mar 2007 03:29 PM PST - (Daily Times - Lahore,Pakistan) - OGDCL devises 5-year plan
    About onshore and offshore exploration activities, the MD said acquisition of seismic data collection is in progress in Indus Delta and an exhaustive... (Source)

  200. Fri, 02 Mar 2007 09:49 PM PST - (Zawya) - Middle East Business Information
    MUSCAT -- Circle Oil plc, the international oil and gas exploration and development company, has announced the successful completion of its 6,300 kilometre seismic survey over Block 52, in the Arabian Sea, off the southwestern coast of Oman. The acquisition of the 2-D seismic data was carried out by TGS-Nopec Geophysical Company who have already commenced processing of the data prior to its ... (Source)

  201. Sat, 03 Mar 2007 02:42 PM PST - (HULIQ - Hickory,NC,USA) - Apex Resources To Develop $1 Billion Project In Beaufort Sea
    Liberty is located five miles offshore from Mikkelson Bay, northeast of the Prudhoe Bay oil field, which is North Slope's largest field... (Source)

  202. Mon, 05 Mar 2007 02:43 PM PST - (WM Experts - Inverness,FL,USA) - Talisman Energy Awarded Offshore Indonesian Exploration Block
    Talisman bid a three-year work program that included 5000 kilometres of 2-D seismic, the drilling of one exploration well and signature bonus of US$1000000... (Source)

  203. Mon, 05 Mar 2007 02:43 PM PST - (Stabroek News - Georgetown,Guyana) - Oil companies discussing offshore exploration
    Oil stakeholders are discussing the resumption of offshore exploration activities with the government now that an award in the arbitration proceedings in... (Source)

  204. Mon, 05 Mar 2007 02:43 PM PST - (The Australian - Sydney,Australia) - BassGas project partners seek $250m against Clough
    The Clough announcement was made as AWE was releasing details of a $19 million 3D seismic program for the Casino project in offshore western Victoria... (Source)

  205. Mon, 05 Mar 2007 02:43 PM PST - (Canada NewsWire - Canada) - Keeper increases reserves in 2006
    Pogo Producing Company has completed the 3-D seismic program on offshore Block 124 and the drilling program is anticipated to commence in 2008... (Source)

  206. Tue, 06 Mar 2007 04:13 PM PST - (Economic Times - India) - RIL to hive off offshore
    In the Oman offshore block, where RIL is the operator, the existing seismic data has been collected and 2D reprocessing of data is underway... (Source)

  207. Tue, 06 Mar 2007 04:13 PM PST - (Canada NewsWire - Canada) - Addax Petroleum Secures Deep Water Drillship
    These are Blocks 2, 3 and 4 in the Joint Development Zone ("JDZ") between Nigeria and the Republic of Sao Tome and Principe and OPL291 offshore Nigeria... (Source)

  208. Tue, 06 Mar 2007 00:02 PM PST - (Rigzone) - Bass Strait Says Gippsland Basin Seismic Work Started
    Bass Strait Oil Company reports that the Western Trident seismic vessel has completed its mobilization from Singapore and is now on location in Gippsland Basin permit VIC/P42. The vessel is currently deploying its state-of-the-art solid streamer recording equipment. (Source)

  209. Tue, 06 Mar 2007 05:45 AM PST - (CNW Group via Yahoo! Finance) - Avery Resources Begins 3D Seismic Survey of Offshore Australian Prospect on Trend with 110 Million Barrel Jabiru Field
    Avery Resources Inc. today announced its 3-dimensional seismic survey of the Katandra Prospect in the Timor Sea, offshore Australia, is planned to begin this week. Avery has a 10% interest in the Katandra oil discovery, which is analogous to and lies on strike with the Jabiru oil field, 28 kilometers to the southwest. (Source)

  210. Tue, 06 Mar 2007 07:22 AM PST - (Oil Online) - Talisman Energy awarded offshore Indonesian exploration block
    Talisman Energy Inc. has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Talisman (South Makassar) Ltd., has been awarded the highly prospective Sageri License Block. (Source)

  211. Tue, 06 Mar 2007 03:02 PM PST - (Rigzone) - Shell to Drill in Beaufort and Chukchi Seas
    Shell Oil Co. plans to operate a fleet of 18 major vessels, eight aircraft and employ more than 300 in its summer 2007 offshore exploration programs in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas, according to information released by the company. (Source)

  212. Tue, 06 Mar 2007 10:18 AM PST - (Reuters via Yahoo! Asia News) - BP may bid for Sri Lanka oil block -minister
    LONDON, March 6 (Reuters) - BP Plc is interested in bidding for oil exploration rights off the northwest coast of Sri Lanka, its foreign minister said on Tuesday. (Source)

  213. Wed, 07 Mar 2007 03:29 PM PST - (CNNMoney.com - USA) - Castro's revenge: The Cuban oil rush
    The offshore blocks are in the seismic-study stage, but the Repsol consortium hopes to start exploration and drilling this year. Oil experts say production... (Source)

  214. Thu, 08 Mar 2007 02:42 PM PST - (Times of India - New Delhi,India) - OVL signs pact for Libya offshore
    ... acquiring new seismic data for 1000 sq km in 2-D and 4000 sq km in 3-D, besides drilling of one exploratory well during the five-year exploration phase... (Source)

  215. Thu, 08 Mar 2007 02:42 PM PST - (IPP Media - Guardian - Dar es Salaam,United Republic of Tanzania) - Huge oil, gas deposits wait for investors - JK
    In Kenya, Woodside Energy Ltd has acquired more than 11000 line kilometres of additional 2D seismic data in offshore areas... (Source)

  216. Thu, 08 Mar 2007 02:42 PM PST - (Reuters.uk - UK) - China's CNOOC opens 22 blocks to foreign investors
    CNOOC has two-dimensional seismic data for all of the blocks, and has drilled wells in some of them, the statement added. Offshore China is the upstream... (Source)

  217. Thu, 08 Mar 2007 00:02 PM PST - (Rigzone) - OVL Inks Deal for Libyan Deepwater Area
    ONGC Videsh Ltd. (OVL) signed Exploration and Production Sharing Agreement (EPSA) with National Oil Corporation of Libya for Contract Area 43 on March 5, 2007 at Tripoli. The Contract Area 43 was awarded to OVL in the recently concluded 3rd Bid Round. (Source)

  218. Thu, 08 Mar 2007 02:34 AM PST - (ANI via Yahoo! India News) - OVL signs pact to operate in Libyan deepwater area
    New Delhi, Mar.8 (ANI): ONGC Videsh Ltd. (OVL) has signed Exploration and Production Sharing Agreement (EPSA) with National Oil Corporation of Libya. The Contract Area 43 for which the bid was awarded to OVL, consists of four blocks measuring total area of 7,449 sq km, and is located in Cyrenaica offshore in the Mediterranean Sea. The block boundaries extend from the coastline to the water depth ... (Source)

  219. Thu, 08 Mar 2007 10:36 AM PST - (Business Standard India) - OVL inks pact for 4 Libyan blocks
    ONGC Videsh (OVL), the overseas investment arm of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation, today said it has signed an exploration and production sharing agreement with Libya's National Oil Corporation for exploration of the African country's offshore Contract Area 43. (Source)

  220. Thu, 08 Mar 2007 03:28 AM PST - (New Kerala) - OVL signs pact to operate in Libyan deepwater area
    New Delhi, Mar.8 : ONGC Videsh Ltd. (OVL) has signed Exploration and Production Sharing Agreement (EPSA) with National Oil Corporation of Libya. (Source)

  221. Thu, 08 Mar 2007 00:23 PM PST - (The Times of India) - OVL signs pact for Libya offshore
    Identified as 'contract Area 43', ONGC Videsh won the acreage in the third round of oilfield auction concluded recently. (Source)

  222. Fri, 09 Mar 2007 00:36 PM PST - (Market Wire via Yahoo! Finance) - Bridge Resources Corp. Closes Century Acquisition
    Bridge Resources Corp. is pleased to announce that it has closed the previously announced acquisition with Century Exploration Limited and Warwick Energy Limited, to acquire a 100% interest in Blocks 48/21a and 48/21b in the Southern Gas area of the UK North Sea and a 3.0625% carried interest in Block 48/22b North for a sum of US$3,000,000 cash and 4,000,000 Common Shares of the Corporation, and ... (Source)

  223. Fri, 09 Mar 2007 01:02 PM PST - (Rigzone) - Pancontinental Wins Offshore Namibia Permit
    Pancontinental Oil & Gas NL has been awarded a 30,000 square kilometer offshore Reconnaissance License (RL) in the emerging hydrocarbon province, offshore Namibia. (Source)

  224. Fri, 09 Mar 2007 08:00 PM PST - (Alaskajournal.com - Anchorage,AK,USA) - Breaking News Brooks Range grows North Slope holdings by 70 percent
    Two exploration wells, Yukon Gold No. 1 and Red Dog No. 1, were drilled on this block of leases. Camden Bay: 14403 acres of offshore leases surrounding the... (Source)

  225. Fri, 09 Mar 2007 08:00 PM PST - (Hindu - Chennai,India) - RIL hives off overseas oil, gas projects into a Dubai firm
    The company's interest in a discovered oil block in Yemen and in an offshore exploration block in Oman, besides exploration projects in northern Iraq... (Source)

  226. Sun, 11 Mar 2007 07:13 PM PST - (IPP Media - Guardian - Dar es Salaam,United Republic of Tanzania) - EA billed major oil, gas 'home'
    In Kenya, he said, the offshore Lamu Basin, Woodside Energy (K) Limited acquired approximately 3600 km of 2D seismic data in selected areas over the months... (Source)

  227. Mon, 12 Mar 2007 02:55 PM PDT - (AllAfrica.com) - Kenya: Australian Firm Enters Oil Search Race in Lamu
    An Australian oil and gas exploration firm, Origin Energy, has completed conducting offshore seismic surveys off the Kenyan Coast. (Source)

  228. Mon, 12 Mar 2007 04:18 AM PDT - (Sharewatch) - Total awarded offshore exploration licence in Mahakam Delta, Indonesia
    The company did not disclose the financial terms of the contract. Total will operate the exploration block and hold a 50 pct stake alongside Japanese group Inpex, it said. (Source)

  229. Mon, 12 Mar 2007 04:48 AM PDT - (Interactive Investor) - (AFX UK Focus) 2007-03-12 11:23 GMT: Total awarded offshore exploration licence in Mahakam Delta, Indonesia
    PARIS (AFX) - Total said it has been awarded a licence to exploit the South East Mahakam exploration block, located off the coast of East Kalimantan in Indonesia, as part of the 2006 Licensing Round held by the Indonesian Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources. (Source)

  230. Mon, 12 Mar 2007 01:23 AM PDT - (Nasdaq) - Granby Oil & Gas Well To Be Plugged, Abandoned
    LONDON -(Dow Jones)- Granby Oil and Gas said Monday that drilling of North Sea exploration well 15/13b-8 was completed on Mar. 9, 2007. The well began drilling on Feb. 24, 2007 with the rig Borgsten Dolphin operated by Nexen Petroleum (U.K.) Limited and was targeting a Balmoral sandstone reservoir. (Source)

  231. Mon, 12 Mar 2007 08:52 AM PDT - (Rigzone) - Bridge Resources Closes Southern Gas Acquisition
    Bridge Resources Corp. has acquired a 100% interest in blocks 48/21a and 48/21b in the Southern Gas area of the UK North Sea (the "Gas Field Asset") and a 3.0625% carried interest in Block 48/22b North (collectively the "Assets") from Century Exploration (UK) Limited and Warwick Energy Limited. (Source)

  232. Mon, 12 Mar 2007 07:14 PM PST - (Forbes - NY,USA) - Total awarded offshore exploration licence in Mahakam Delta, Indonesia
    The exploration will include a 3D seismic survey and the drilling of two exploration wells, Total said, adding that the site is located 20 kilometres south... (Source)

  233. Mon, 12 Mar 2007 07:14 PM PST - (AllAfrica.com - Washington,USA) - Australian Firm Enters Oil Search Race in Lamu
    An Australian oil and gas exploration firm, Origin Energy, has completed conducting offshore seismic surveys off the Kenyan Coast... (Source)

  234. Mon, 12 Mar 2007 07:14 PM PST - (American Digital Networks - Annapolis,MD,USA) - GLO CPAs, LLP: Gene Van Dyke - Former Wildcatter, Founder
    Mr. Van Dyke decided in 1973 to devote his company exclusively to international offshore exploration beginning in the North Sea and where he discovered many... (Source)

  235. Tue, 13 Mar 2007 08:52 PM PDT - (Globe and Mail - Toronto,Ontario,Canada) - Seismic study called off in BC
    ... criticism that it could have opened the door to offshore oil and gas exploration. "Seismic testing, whether for academic study or to locate oil and gas... (Source)

  236. Tue, 13 Mar 2007 08:52 PM PDT - (Financial Express.bd - Bangladesh) - Total's takeover of offshore gas blocks approved
    It also obtained clearance from the Department of Environment for carrying out seismic survey near the ecologically sensitive St Martin's Island under the... (Source)

  237. Wed, 14 Mar 2007 01:27 PM PDT - (AP via Yahoo! Finance) - Turkey to Launch Oil Exploration Tender
    Turkey will launch an international tender for undersea oil exploration in the eastern Mediterranean, a senior oil official said Wednesday. (Source)

  238. Wed, 14 Mar 2007 06:54 AM PDT - (TurkishPress.com) - Oil Exploration To Be Launched In Mediterranean
    ANKARA - Turkish Petroleum Corp. (TPAO) will begin prospecting oil in the shallow waters of the Mediterranean, particularly around Antalya, Iskenderun and Mersin, announced DG Osman Saim Dinc. (Source)

  239. Wed, 14 Mar 2007 06:48 AM PDT - (Rigzone) - Elixir Petroleum Terminates Partnership with Granby Oil
    Elixir intends to continue with its efficient exploration strategy. For relatively modest outlays, the Company gains exposure to North Sea exploration plays with large potential upside. (Source)

  240. Wed, 14 Mar 2007 08:52 PM PDT - (Gulf News - Dubai,United Arab Emirates) - Turkey set to launch tender for offshore exploration
    The decision is likely to upset the government of Cyprus, which last month opened a bidding process to licence offshore oil and gas exploration in the... (Source)

  241. Thu, 15 Mar 2007 08:07 PM PDT - (Journal of Turkish Weekly - Ankara,Turkey) - Turkish Petroleum (TPAO) to open oil exploration tenders for
    Tenders for oil exploration and seismic studies in the eastern Mediterranean could well upset Greek Cypriots who last month opened a bidding process to... (Source)

  242. Thu, 15 Mar 2007 08:07 PM PDT - (Spero News - USA) - Total awarded South East Mahakam exploration block
    French oil company Total said it has been awarded the South East Mahakam exploration block in the Mahakam Delta offshore East Kalimantan in Indonesia... (Source)

  243. Fri, 16 Mar 2007 03:32 PM PDT - (UPI) - UPI Energy Watch
    Ankara to launch tender for oil fields Turkey said it plans to put up a tender for oil exploration in the eastern Mediterranean. (Source)

  244. Fri, 16 Mar 2007 08:06 PM PDT - (Petroleum News - USA) - Update: Forest prefers 1 buyer for Alaska assets
    The 1 million acres appears to encompass the rest of Forest's exploration assets in Alaska, including Cook Inlet basin exploration acreage on and offshore... (Source)

  245. Sat, 17 Mar 2007 08:05 PM PDT - (Today's Zaman - Istanbul,Turkey) - TPAO to open oil exploration tenders for Med
    ... exploration and seismic studies in the eastern Mediterranean could well upset Greek Cypriots who last month opened a bidding process to license offshore... (Source)

  246. Sun, 18 Mar 2007 07:20 PM PDT - (The Age - Melbourne,Victoria,Australia) - Hardman's success may hold the key for Key Petroleum
    In Tanzania, it starts out listed life earning a 20 per cent interest in the 1300-square-kilometre Nyuni offshore block by funding 30 per cent of the cost... (Source)

  247. Mon, 19 Mar 2007 06:03 PM PDT - (CCNMatthews - Toronto,ON,Canada) - Central North Slope Alaska Update: TG World Announces Commencement
    The JV Partners elected to drill the Sak River #1 well from an onshore surface location to an offshore bottomhole location so that the well can be retained... (Source)

  248. Mon, 19 Mar 2007 06:03 PM PDT - (OilVoice - UK) - Burren Energy Reports Preliminary 2006 Results
    Exploration drilling is not expected to be until early 2008. In December Burren was awarded a licence for Block 17, an onshore/offshore block with an area... (Source)

  249. Tue, 20 Mar 2007 01:02 PM PDT - (Rigzone) - Largest-ever 3D Survey Offshore Senegal to Conclude This Week
    First Australian Resources Limited (FAR) said that the acquisition phase of a 3D seismic survey offshore Senegal using the MV Symphony is due to be completed ahead of schedule on 25 March 2007. The 2050 sq km 3D survey, over the Rufisque and Sangomar and Sangomar Deep blocks, is the largest 3D survey conducted offshore Senegal and forms part of a world-class exploration program being conducted by ... (Source)

  250. Tue, 20 Mar 2007 07:02 AM PDT - (Rigzone) - International Oil Cos Eye First Cyprus Oil, Gas Licensing Round
    International oil companies, including ExxonMobil Corp. (XOM) and Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSA.LN), have purchased documents required to bid for the first oil and gas exploration licensing round offshore Cyprus, an official of the island state's energy ministry said Tuesday. (Source)

  251. Wed, 21 Mar 2007 08:17 PM PDT - (OilVoice - UK) - EnerGulf Resources Provides Update on BLOCK 1711, Offshore Namibia
    Two separate exploration prospects have been identified by extensive modern seismic data on the 8931-square-kilometre block, being the Kunene and Hartmann... (Source)

  252. Thu, 22 Mar 2007 07:32 AM PDT - (Rigzone) - Cupet to Increase Gulf Seismic Studies
    Cuba's oil company Cupet will increase onshore and offshore seismic studies in the Gulf of Mexico to boost oil drilling, the country's news agency ACN quoted basic industry minister Yadira Garcia Vera as saying. (Source)

  253. Thu, 22 Mar 2007 05:00 AM PDT - (Market Wire via Yahoo! Finance) - Talisman Energy Announces Continuing Exploration Success in Vietnam
    Talisman Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Talisman Energy Inc., has drilled a successful sidetrack well from its Hai Su Trang discovery offshore Vietnam and determined that the adjacent Te Giac Trang industry discovery extends onto Block 15-2/01. (Source)

  254. Thu, 22 Mar 2007 10:47 AM PDT - (Rigzone) - Wavefield Completes 2D Campaign Offshore Barbados
    Wavefield Inseis has, in cooperation with the Ministry of Energy and the Environment of Barbados, completed the acquisition of a Multi Client Seismic Survey Campaign that covers the entire prospective shelf of Barbados. (Source)

  255. Fri, 23 Mar 2007 06:02 AM PDT - (Rigzone) - BHP Expands Portfolio with Addition of Malaysian Deepwater Blocks
    BHP Billiton has expanded its petroleum exploration portfolio with the addition of deepwater offshore acreage in Malaysian waters. PETRONAS, Malaysia's national oil company, awarded the Company two offshore blocks, Block N and Block Q. (Source)

  256. Fri, 23 Mar 2007 06:32 AM PDT - (Rigzone) - Equatorial Guinea's Block P Partners to Undertake Feasibility Study
    DNO provides a summary of exploration drilling activities in Block P offshore Equatorial Guinea (5 % working interest) and the forward plan for the license. (Source)

  257. Fri, 23 Mar 2007 01:15 AM PDT - (Sharewatch) - DNO says small oil find in Equatorial Guinea positive for firm's future
    The Norwegian oil firm has a small stake in Block P offshore Equatorial Guinea, in which US firm Devon Energy is the operator and has a 38.4 pct interest. DNO said a recent exploration programme had yielded an oil discovery at the P-2 well, which has since been named 'Green Sand'. (Source)

  258. Fri, 23 Mar 2007 08:17 PM PDT - (OilVoice - UK) - DNO ASA Provides Equatorial Guinea Update
    DNO is announcing a summary of exploration drilling activities in Block P offshore Equatorial Guinea (5 % working interest) and the forward plan for the... (Source)

  259. Sat, 24 Mar 2007 10:07 AM PDT - (Financial Express) - Energy div backs IOCs' stand on deep-sea seismic survey
    The Energy and Mineral Resources Division (EMRD) is now awaiting a decision from the council of advisers on conducting seismic surveys in deep sea waters of the Bay of Bengal prior to the floatation of international tenders for offshore hydrocarbon exploration. (Source)

  260. Sat, 24 Mar 2007 08:16 PM PDT - (Financial Express.bd - Bangladesh) - Energy div backs IOCs' stand on deep-sea seismic survey
    ... seismic surveys in deep sea waters of the Bay of Bengal prior to the floatation of international tenders for offshore hydrocarbon exploration... (Source)

  261. Mon, 26 Mar 2007 11:47 AM PDT - (Rigzone) - Eagle Bay Looking for Partner for Permit V06-4 Offshore Victoria
    Eagle Bay Resources has been offered exploration permit V06-4 by the Victorian Department of Primary Industries. (Source)

  262. Mon, 26 Mar 2007 11:47 AM PDT - (Rigzone) - Artumas Pleased with Early Msimbati Results
    Artumas Group Inc. said that the Msimbati - 1X (MS-1X) exploration well, drilled in its Mnazi Bay Concession in Southern Tanzania, reached target depth (TD) of 6570 feet on 20 March 2007, a full 11 days ahead of schedule. (Source)

  263. Mon, 26 Mar 2007 09:03 PM PDT - (OilVoice - UK) - BHP Billiton Awarded Two Deepwater Blocks in Malaysia
    BHP Billiton has expanded its Petroleum exploration portfolio with the addition of deepwater offshore acreage in Malaysian waters... (Source)

  264. Mon, 26 Mar 2007 09:03 PM PDT - (Market Wire - USA) - Eurogas Corporation: News Release
    In late 2006, the partners sourced and purchased a mobile offshore production unit for US$2.5 million. After refurbishment, the production unit is to be... (Source)

  265. Mon, 26 Mar 2007 09:03 PM PDT - (Vanguard - Apapa,Lagos,Nigeria) - Addax Petroleum--s Nigeria output records 43% increase in 2006
    ... seismic acquisition, processing and interpretation on OPL 225, offshore Nigeria and Ngosso, offshore Cameroon, preceding expected exploration drilling... (Source)

  266. Mon, 26 Mar 2007 10:41 PM PDT - (IPP Media) - Msimbati prospect promising
    Artumas Group Inc. has said that the Msimbati-1X (MS-1X) exploration well, drilled in its Mnazi Bay Concession in southern Tanzania, reached the target depth (TD) of 6,570 feet last Tuesday - a full 11 days ahead of schedule. (Source)

  267. Tue, 27 Mar 2007 01:29 PM PDT - (Canada NewsWire - Canada) - Vital Resources to Step-up Investor Relations Programs
    Vital Resources is an emerging oilgas company focused on building value through immediate offshore oil development of its world-class exploration... (Source)

  268. Tue, 27 Mar 2007 06:40 PM PDT - (Warrnambool Standard) - Further gas exploration for Portland
    THE gas prospects of the south-west will be further explored with seismic activity occurring off the coast of Portland next month. Beach Petroleum will carry out the 3D seismic testing within 25 kilometres of the coast, with plans to begin drilling the best prospect early next year. (Source)

  269. Wed, 28 Mar 2007 01:27 PM PDT - (MWC News - Vancouver,Canada) - Argentina ends Falklands oil deal
    A joint declaration on South-west Atlantic Offshore Cooperation Activities had led to a deal between the two countries to share oil exploration and... (Source)

  270. Wed, 28 Mar 2007 00:27 AM PDT - (Interactive Investor) - (AFX UK Focus) 2007-03-28 08:05 GMT: Providence Resources, partners win new exploration licence in Celtic sea basin
    LONDON (AFX) - Oil and gas explorer Providence Resources PLC said the company and its partners have won a new exploration licence for the Blackrock discovery in the Celtic Sea Basin. (Source)

  271. Wed, 28 Mar 2007 06:32 AM PDT - (Rigzone) - Providence Increases Acreage Position in Celtic Sea
    Providence Resources and its partners have been granted a new exploration license, Standard Exploration License No. 3/07, in the Celtic Sea Basin over the Blackrock discovery. (Source)

  272. Thu, 29 Mar 2007 01:27 PM PDT - (Canada NewsWire - Canada) - Serica Energy PLC Announces 2006 Full Year Results
    As a result of applications made during 2006, the Company was awarded offshore exploration licences in the UK, Ireland, Norway, Indonesia and Vietnam... (Source)

  273. Thu, 29 Mar 2007 01:27 PM PDT - (The Edge Daily - Malaysia) - 29-03-2007: M3nergy shareholders reject ESOS for chairman, 2 directors
    He said up to US$3 million would be spent on offshore seismic data works. Under the 30-year concession agreement, M3nergy would enter into a production... (Source)

  274. Thu, 29 Mar 2007 08:09 AM PDT - (Oil Online) - Atlantic Petroleum farms into a new exploration license offshore Ireland
    Atlantic Petroleum will farm into a new exploration license, Standard Exploration License No. 3/07, in the Celtic Sea Basin over the Blackrock discovery. The farm-in is subject to approval from The Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources, and final agreement with the partnership. (Source)

  275. Fri, 30 Mar 2007 01:27 PM PDT - (Oil Online - TX,USA) - Atlantic Petroleum farms into a new exploration license offshore
    The OBS (Ocean Bottom Seismic) survey over the Blackrock oil discovery was carried out on the Operator Providence's behalf in November 2006 by the Ocean... (Source)

  276. Fri, 30 Mar 2007 01:27 PM PDT - (The Herald - Glasgow,Scotland,UK) - Plectrum maps out programme for 2007
    The company is tendering for a 3300km 2D seismic programme to be acquired late this year on a block offshore Western Australia... (Source)

  277. Fri, 30 Mar 2007 01:27 PM PDT - (CCNMatthews - Toronto,ON,Canada) - Primeline Received Processed 3D Data
    As previously announced, Primeline completed the 3D seismic survey of 550 sq. km within Block 25/34 in the East China Sea in November 2006... (Source)

  278. Fri, 30 Mar 2007 01:03 PM PDT - (Rigzone) - Nido: Prelim NW Palawan Seismic Shows 60-plus Structures
    Nido Petroleum Limited on Friday issued an update regarding the status of its Philippine exploration projects in the offshore North West Palawan Basin following the successful seismic acquisition programs conducted in Service Contract 54 (SC 54) and Service Contract 58 (SC 58) in late 2006. (Source)

  279. Fri, 30 Mar 2007 01:03 PM PDT - (Rigzone) - RXT's 'Ocean Pearl' En Route to West Africa
    Reservoir Exploration Technology ASA (RXT) said that its "Ocean Pearl" seismic vessel is on its way to West Africa. Although RXT has not yet signed any agreement for work in West Africa, the company is confident that the vessel will be on contract within a short timeframe. (Source)

  280. Sat, 31 Mar 2007 02:14 PM PDT - (CNW Telbec (CommuniquГs de presse) - Canada) - Forest Gate Announces 2007 Celtic Sea Drilling Program
    This mapping is further supported by the seismic data acquired by Providence in 2006. The new 2007 IRL 50/11-C appraisal well will be drilled in a crestal... (Source)

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  282. Mon, 02 Apr 2007 02:16 PM PDT - (OilVoice - UK) - Nido Petroleum Provides Update on its Philippine Exploration
    ... status of its Philippine exploration projects in the offshore North West Palawan Basin following the successful seismic acquisition programmes conducted... (Source)

  283. Mon, 02 Apr 2007 11:02 AM PDT - (Rigzone) - Nido Encouraged by Early Palawan Results
    Nido Petroleum said that it is "very encouraged" by the preliminary interpretation of new seismic data from Service Contracts 54 and 58 in the offshore North West Palawan Basin in the Philippines. (Source)

  284. Mon, 02 Apr 2007 07:09 AM PDT - (Oil Online) - Nido Petroleum encouraged by preliminary results
    Nido Petroleum is very encouraged by the preliminary interpretation of new seismic data from Service Contract's 54 and 58 in the offshore North West Palawan Basin. (Source)

  285. Tue, 03 Apr 2007 05:16 PM PDT - (OilVoice - UK) - Great Artesian Granted Victorian blocks VIC/P63 and VIC/P64 in the
    This grant also makes Great Artesian the largest net offshore exploration acreage holder in the basin. The addition of these areas is a continuation of... (Source)

  286. Tue, 03 Apr 2007 05:16 PM PDT - (Macauhub - Macau,China) - Scotland--s Premier Oil ends exploration at Guinea Bissau oil well
    After acquiring seismic information about Guinea Bissau--s offshore area last year, the oil company re-started exploration in the area where it is the... (Source)

  287. Tue, 03 Apr 2007 07:02 AM PDT - (Rigzone) - Australia Awards New Permits for Offshore Exploration
    Twelve new offshore petroleum exploration permits in Commonwealth waters were announced today by the Australian Minister for Industry, Tourism and Resources, Ian Macfarlane. (Source)

  288. Tue, 03 Apr 2007 03:51 AM PDT - (Reuters via Yahoo! Asia News) - Sinopec plans first deepwater oil exploration
    BEIJING, April 3 (Reuters) - Sinopec Corp. plans its first deepwater exploration well off China's coast in 2008, and is considering to lease a drilling vessel from Canada's Husky Energy Inc. , company officials said on Tuesday. (Source)

  289. Tue, 03 Apr 2007 07:02 AM PDT - (Rigzone) - Petsec: Mobile Bay Discoveries Now Total 18 Bcfe
    New exploration leases acquired seven months ago in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico by Sydney-based Petsec Energy Ltd, are proving to be a gas bonanza for the Australian company. (Source)

  290. Tue, 03 Apr 2007 01:49 AM PDT - (Reuters via Yahoo! Asia News) - Devon plans first China deepsea well in early 2008
    BEIJING, April 3 (Reuters) - U.S. independent oil and gas producer Devon Energy Corp plans to sink its first deepwater exploration well in China waters in 2008, a company executive said on Tuesday. (Source)

  291. Thu, 05 Apr 2007 05:27 PM PDT - (PR Newswire UK - London,UK) - Nido Petroleum Encouraged by Preliminary Results
    Nido Petroleum is very encouraged by the preliminary interpretation of new seismic data from Service Contract's 54 and 58 in the offshore North West Palawan... (Source)

  292. Thu, 05 Apr 2007 05:27 PM PDT - (CCNMatthews - Toronto,ON,Canada) - Albion Petroleum Announces Qualifying Transaction
    Mr. Chinakaev has worked for the Marine Arctic Geological Expedition (MAGE) of USSR from 1976 to 1989 as an offshore seismic acquisitions geophysicist... (Source)

  293. Sun, 08 Apr 2007 04:41 PM PDT - (Stuff.co.nz - Wellington,New Zealand) - New Wairoa well spurs cautious gas optimism
    A marine seismic survey was undertaken before drilling Hawke Bay-1, the region's first offshore well, which found significant gas shows... (Source)

  294. Wed, 11 Apr 2007 03:39 PM PDT - (Jamaica Observer - Kingston,Jamaica) - Big Spanish, Brazilian firms show interest in oil search
    The exploration, although still in its early stages, is already pointing to a "large hydrocarbon system off the coast of Jamaica" from gathered seismic and... (Source)

  295. Wed, 11 Apr 2007 03:39 PM PDT - (Edmonton Journal- Edmonton,Alberta,Canada) - Oilsands said hurting communities, environment (11:40 am)
    ... kilometres of oilsands rights leased last fall with echo-sounding work vessels shooting air cannons akin to equipment used in offshore exploration... (Source)

  296. Wed, 11 Apr 2007 11:32 AM PDT - (Rigzone) - Artumas: Tests Confirm New Discovery in Tanzania
    Artumas Group Inc. reported continued success in its drilling program with a new exploration discovery in the Mnazi Bay Concession in Tanzania. (Source)

  297. Thu, 12 Apr 2007 07:09 AM PDT - (Oil Online) - TGS kicks off 5th season of North Sea Renaissance Seismic Program
    TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company has initiated its fifth season of North Sea Renaissance (NSR) seismic acquisition. The long offset NSR program currently extends from 54 degrees North (the Gas basin) to 63 degrees North (the M ? re Basin) and totals approximately 65,000 kilometers. (Source)

  298. Thu, 12 Apr 2007 05:00 AM PDT - (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance) - TGS Kicks Off 5th Season of North Sea Renaissance Seismic Program
    ASKER, Norway----TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company announced today the initiation of its fifth season of North Sea Renaissance seismic acquisition. The long offset NSR program currently extends from 54 degrees North to 63 degrees North and totals approximately 65,000 kilometers. (Source)

  299. Thu, 12 Apr 2007 00:21 PM PDT - (The Arizona Republic) - Anchorage-based company strikes oil
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A small Anchorage exploration company said it has struck oil on the North Slope, northwest of the Prudhoe Bay oil field. (Source)

  300. Thu, 12 Apr 2007 03:18 PM PDT - (KTVA Anchorage) - Anchorage-based company announces oil discovery
    A small Anchorage company says it has struck oil on the North Slope. Brooks Range Petroleum Corporation, an exploration company, Announced Wednesday that its North Shore Number One well hit a layer of oil-bearing sandstone. The well was drilled this winter northwest of the Prudhoe Bay oil field. (Source)

  301. Thu, 12 Apr 2007 08:54 PM PDT - (Sunday Times.lk - Columbo,Sri Lanka) - Offshore oil in Sri Lanka likely by 2009
    Worldwide offshore oil and gas exploration and production contributed only 2% of the oil pollution in the oceans. "The Sri Lankan government should give... (Source)

  302. Thu, 12 Apr 2007 08:54 PM PDT - (Forbes - NY,USA) - Oslo shares close lower, led down by Norske Skog, dollar-exposed
    TGS-NOPEC Geophysical fell 4.25 to 139.75 after it said it has started its fifth season of North Sea seismic exploration and plans to use four seismic... (Source)

  303. Fri, 13 Apr 2007 01:03 PM PDT - (Rigzone) - NZOG Plans Four Exploration Targets on Top of Oil, Gas Projects
    Wellington-based New Zealand Oil & Gas Ltd is currently planning four petroleum exploration targets on top of its involvement in the two offshore oil and gas projects Tui and Kupe. (Source)

  304. Fri, 13 Apr 2007 01:03 PM PDT - (Rigzone) - Perupetro, Vamex Sign Contract for Z-38 Offshore Block
    Peru's state hydrocarbons agency Perupetro has signed a contract with the Peruvian subsidiary of Vietnam American Exploration (Vamex) for exploration of offshore block Z-38, a Perupetro source told BNamericas. (Source)

  305. Sat, 14 Apr 2007 10:24 PM PDT - (DailyWealth - Baltimore,MD,USA) - How to Find Oil as Deep as Everest is Tall
    Chevron's success with its Jack oil field shows the future of petroleum exploration lies farther and farther (and deeper and deeper) offshore... (Source)

  306. Sun, 15 Apr 2007 01:18 PM PDT - (BusinessWeek - USA) - Seismic firms see business skyrocket
    ... equipment and other instruments for land and offshore seismic surveys, said 57 percent of its revenue last year came from sales related to exploration... (Source)

  307. Mon, 16 Apr 2007 02:11 PM PDT - (OilVoice - UK) - Petroceltic awarded 7 new offshore permits
    Petroceltic, together with its Joint Venture partner Vega Oil, has now interpreted some recently purchased seismic data. This data, which is of good quality... (Source)

  308. Mon, 16 Apr 2007 02:11 PM PDT - (WA Business News- Northbridge,Western Australia,Australia) - Macfarlane releases 34 new petroleum exploration sites
    Federal Resources Minister Ian Macfarlane has announced the release of 34 new offshore petroleum exploration areas in Commonwealth waters... (Source)

  309. Mon, 16 Apr 2007 02:02 PM PDT - (Rigzone) - Gippsland Offshore Petroleum Looking to Farm-out Jamaica Acreage
    Gippsland Offshore Petroleum and its partners in the Jamaica Joint Venture, Finder Exploration, have completed exploring their large tranche of acreage in the Walton Basin, Offshore Jamaica over the past year. (Source)

  310. Tue, 17 Apr 2007 05:53 PM PDT - (Media Newswire - New York,NY,USA) - NEW OFFSHORE PETROLEUM EXPLORATION AREAS RELEASED
    Minister for Energy and Resources Peter Batchelor today announced the release of three new offshore petroleum exploration areas in the Gippsland Basin as... (Source)

  311. Tue, 17 Apr 2007 06:21 PM PDT - (Reuters via Yahoo! News) - Groups challenge Shell's Alaska drilling plans
    Five environmental groups and an Alaska native organization said on Tuesday they were challenging the U.S. government's decision to allow Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSa.L) to explore for oil off the northern coast of Alaska this summer. (Source)

  312. Wed, 18 Apr 2007 06:39 PM PDT - (SARTMA.com - Stanley,Falkland Islands) - Hydrocarbons Daily Record (17/04/07
    There have been no exploration wells drilled in the basin. Calibration of the seismic data, necessary for interpretation, comes from Deep Sea Drilling... (Source)

  313. Wed, 18 Apr 2007 06:39 PM PDT - (Forbes - NY,USA) - Statoil signs deal for virgin exploration acreage offshore Tanzania
    The work programme comprises of 5800 km of 2D seismic and an optional 3D in the initial four-year exploration period. (Source)

  314. Wed, 18 Apr 2007 06:39 PM PDT - (OilVoice - UK) - Leni GasOil Signs Agreement to Acquire Interest in Offshore
    Limited (гMOLд) a subsidiary of Mediterranean OilGas PLC (гMOGд) to acquire an initial 20% interest in four oil and gas exploration blocks known as Area... (Source)

  315. Wed, 18 Apr 2007 06:39 PM PDT - (The National - Port Moresby,Papua New Guinea) - Dept of Petroleum and Energy conducts licensing round
    The seismic survey of the area was carried out by the department in collaboration with Fugro Multi Client Services to promote southern coastal and offshore... (Source)

  316. Wed, 18 Apr 2007 08:02 AM PDT - (Rigzone) - Statoil Wins First Exploration License Offshore Tanzania
    Statoil has signed a production sharing agreement for deepwater Block 2 off Tanzania in the Indian Ocean. This is the first time Statoil has been awarded exploration acreage in Tanzania. (Source)

  317. Wed, 18 Apr 2007 05:42 AM PDT - (Interactive Investor) - (AFX UK Focus) 2007-04-18 13:41 GMT: Statoil signs deal for virgin exploration acreage offshore Tanzania
    OSLO (Thomson Financial) - Statoil ASA said it has signed a production sharing agreement for deep water Block 2 off the Tanzanian coast, the first time the Norwegian oil firm has been awarded exploration acreage in the region. (Source)

  318. Wed, 18 Apr 2007 05:30 AM PDT - (Sharewatch) - Statoil signs deal for virgin exploration acreage offshore Tanzania
    The agreement was signed between the company, the government of Tanzania and the Tanzanian Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC), Statoil said. Statoil will be operator of the block, which covers 11,099 sq km and has water depths up to 3,000 metres. (Source)

  319. Wed, 18 Apr 2007 09:03 AM PDT - (Rigzone) - Leni Farms into Offshore Malta Blocks
    Leni Gas & Oil plc ("LGO" or the "Company") has signed a farm-in agreement with Malta Oil Pty. Limited ("MOL"), a subsidiary of Mediterranean Oil & Gas PLC ("MOG"), to acquire an initial 20% interest in four oil and gas exploration blocks known as Area 4. The blocks are located within Maltese waters between Libya and Malta, covering an area in excess of 5,000 km2 with water depths of around 400m. (Source)

  320. Wed, 18 Apr 2007 04:24 PM PDT - (The National) - Dept of Petroleum and Energy conducts licensing round
    THE Department of Petroleum and Energy conducted its first ever licensing round over the vacant areas around the southern coastal and offshore areas for oil and gas exploration. (Source)

  321. Thu, 19 Apr 2007 07:24 PM PDT - (The Herald - Glasgow,Scotland,UK) - OHM poised for acquisition trail as revenues soar
    Offshore Hydrocarbon Mapping, the exploration technology firm, announced a big increase in first-half revenues, and chief executive Dave Pratt hinted the... (Source)

  322. Thu, 19 Apr 2007 07:24 PM PDT - (KTUU - Anchorage,AK,USA) - Shell Oil dominates offshore sale
    They're worried that seismic exploration in the area might affect the migratory patterns of bowhead whales. The Minerals Management Service, which conducted... (Source)

  323. Thu, 19 Apr 2007 03:13 PM PDT - (The Herald) - OHM poised for acquisition trail as revenues soar
    Offshore Hydrocarbon Mapping, the exploration technology firm, announced a big increase in first-half revenues, and chief executive Dave Pratt hinted the company was poised to hit the acquisition trail. (Source)

  324. Thu, 19 Apr 2007 11:02 AM PDT - (Rigzone) - Energie Beheer to Participate in Ascent Resources' Dutch Licenses
    Ascent Resources reports that Energie Beheer Nederland BV ("EBN") will participate in the exploration of the P4, M8, M10 and M11 exploration licenses in the Dutch Sector of the North Sea with a 40% interest, following the approval by the Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs (de Minister van Economische Zaken). (Source)

  325. Fri, 20 Apr 2007 08:56 PM PDT - (Lanka Business Online - Sri Lanka) - Chevron's Sri Lanka unit reveals interest in offshore oil exploration
    The government plans to call for bids for offshore exploration blocks in the Gulf of Mannar, off the island's north-west, where seismic surveys have... (Source)

  326. Fri, 20 Apr 2007 08:56 PM PDT - (Petroleum News - USA) - Programmatic EIS under way for seismic in Chukchi, Beaufort
    Offshore lease sales proposed by MMS and a resurgence of interest by industry in Arctic offshore exploration has triggered a flurry of Arctic offshore... (Source)

  327. Fri, 20 Apr 2007 08:56 PM PDT - (OilVoice - UK) - Ascent Resources Offshore Netherlands Project Update
    The applications for the P4, M8, M10 and M11 exploration licences, which cover an area of 795 square kilometres, were made following the analysis of seismic... (Source)

  328. Sun, 22 Apr 2007 10:10 AM PDT - (Stuff) - GreyPet set for oil hunt
    Greymouth Petroleum hopes to join the great south oil and gas hunt with a bid for exploration blocks in the Great South Basin, a huge expansion of wild ocean south and east of Invercargill. (Source)

  329. Mon, 23 Apr 2007 02:53 PM PDT - (OilVoice - UK) - Total Awarded 32 Offshore Exploration Blocks in Alaska
    The exploration period will last 10 years. Total EP USA is considering conducting a seismic survey to identify the main prospects and possible drilling... (Source)

  330. Mon, 23 Apr 2007 02:53 PM PDT - (WA Business News- Northbridge,Western Australia,Australia) - Cooper Energy ups sales revenue by 35% in March quarter
    A 243km 2D seismic program is also scheduled later this year. Following its acquisition of a 22.5% interest in the Seruway PSC, offshore North East Sumatra... (Source)

  331. Mon, 23 Apr 2007 01:02 PM PDT - (Rigzone) - Global Resource Holdings Looking for Partners in Taranaki Acreage
    Global Resource Holdings has opened its Confidential Data Room in Lower Hutt, New Zealand for major international and National Oil Companies (NOC's) looking to Farmin to Global's 100% position on Petroleum Exploration Permit (PEP) 38451 in the undrilled deepwater of the Taranaki Basin. (Source)

  332. Tue, 24 Apr 2007 05:07 PM PDT - (Earthtimes.org - USA) - Noble Energy Announces Results From Adriana Southwest Exploration
    HOUSTON, April 24 -- Noble Energy, Inc. today announced that its 'O-2' exploration well (the Adriana Southwest prospect) on Block 'O' offshore Equatorial... (Source)

  333. Tue, 24 Apr 2007 01:43 PM PDT - (CNW Group via Yahoo! Finance) - Noble Energy Announces Results From Adriana Southwest Exploration Test on Block 'O' in Equatorial Guinea
    Noble Energy, Inc. today announced that its 'O-2' exploration well on Block 'O' offshore Equatorial Guinea did not contain commercial hydrocarbons. (Source)

  334. Tue, 24 Apr 2007 07:29 AM PDT - (Adelaide Now) - Company praised for whale research
    SANTOS's green credentials have been boosted with an award for its ongoing research into whales and their interaction with seismic oil and gas exploration techniques. (Source)

  335. Wed, 25 Apr 2007 05:52 PM PDT - (Macauhub - Macau,China) - Canada's Artumas signs offshore oil exploration contract in
    Maputo, Mozambique, 25 April - Canadian energy company Artumas has signed an oil exploration and production concession contract for an offshore bloc in... (Source)

  336. Wed, 25 Apr 2007 05:52 PM PDT - (OilVoice - UK) - Noble Energy Announces Results From Adriana Southwest Exploration
    Noble Energy, Inc. announces that its 'O-2' exploration well (the Adriana Southwest prospect) on Block 'O' offshore Equatorial Guinea did not contain... (Source)

  337. Wed, 25 Apr 2007 08:32 AM PDT - (Rigzone) - Vital Negotiating to Spud Offshore Philippines Prospect
    Vital Resources Corp. has entered into discussions with Otto Energy to commence drilling its Argao prospect in the Philippines before year end. Drilling will depend on the availability of a seismic vessel and a rig. (Source)

  338. Thu, 26 Apr 2007 07:22 PM PDT - (Bru Direct - Brunei Darussalam) - Loon Brunei, QAF In Deal With Nations
    ... to acquire 500 line km of off-shore 2D seismic data; to acquire I 50knf of offshore 3D seismic data; and drill a minimum of two exploration wells to a... (Source)

  339. Thu, 26 Apr 2007 01:02 PM PDT - (Rigzone) - Lukoil Acquires Three Exploration Assets in West Africa
    Russian oil producer OAO Lukoil Holdings (LKOH.RS) has signed an agreement with American oil and gas company Vanco Energy to acquire a 56.66% share in three exploration projects on prospective offshore blocks in the Gulf of Guinea in west Africa, Lukoil said Thursday. (Source)

  340. Thu, 26 Apr 2007 04:09 PM PDT - (Independent) - What Happened To The Dolphins Of The Humber?
    The cold waters of the River Humber don't sound like the natural habitat of the bottlenose dolphin - a creature with a penchant for warm seas. But research has revealed that the two most certainly have a history. (Source)

  341. Fri, 27 Apr 2007 02:44 PM PDT - (INQ7.net) - Oil exploration disturbs dolphins
    DUMAGUETE CITY ? The government?s oil exploration activities in the Ta?on Strait could affect the sexual behavior of dolphins and whales between Negros and Cebu, which is famous for its dolphin- and whale-watching tours. (Source)

  342. Fri, 27 Apr 2007 02:57 PM PDT - (Washington Post) - Interior Department Plans Broader Offshore Drilling
    Proposal would allow drilling in waters near Virginia now off-limits, permit new exploration in Alaska's Bristol Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. (Source)

  343. Fri, 27 Apr 2007 08:53 PM PDT - (Caribbean Net News - Georgetown,Cayman Islands) - Repsol-YPF ready for oil drilling in Suriname
    In 2005, Repsol YPF completed its own seismic exploration of offshore Block 30 while seismic data collected by Staatsolie and Maersk Oil during the end of... (Source)

  344. Fri, 27 Apr 2007 08:53 PM PDT - (OilVoice - UK) - Galp Energia Signs Agreements With Eni For Oil Exploration in
    On offshore exploration, apart from the participation in Timor and Mozambique blocks, Galp Energia is also present in Angola (four blocks), Portugal (three... (Source)

  345. Fri, 27 Apr 2007 08:53 PM PDT - (Livemint - Delhi,Delhi,India) - Chevron, Indian Oil may bid to explore off Sri Lanka's coast
    China National Offshore Oil, based in Beijing, is the parent of overseas-listed Cnooc Ltd and may start exploration off the Sri Lankan coast by 2008... (Source)

  346. Sat, 28 Apr 2007 00:38 AM PDT - (Seattle Times) - Interior Dept. aims to widen offshore drilling
    The Interior Department will announce a proposal Monday to allow oil and gas drilling in federal waters near Virginia that are off-limits... (Source)

  347. Sat, 28 Apr 2007 08:13 AM PDT - (RedNova) - Plan Would Allow Oil and Gas Drilling Off Va. Coast
    By STEVEN MUFSON AND By Steven Mufson and David A. (Source)

  348. Sat, 28 Apr 2007 10:22 PM PDT - (Seattle Times - Seattle,WA,USA) - Interior Dept. aims to widen offshore drilling
    The Interior Department might still go ahead with environmental and geological seismic studies off Virginia, but the plan does not envision drilling there... (Source)

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  350. Tue, 01 May 2007 07:21 PM PDT - (China Post - Taipei,Taiwan) - Maritime oil and gas areas in dispute
    There is still debate on whether to transport the gas to Darwin in northern Australia, process it at sea at an offshore plant, or bring it via pipeline to... (Source)

  351. Tue, 01 May 2007 07:21 PM PDT - (Seeking Alpha - New York,NY,USA) - Government Opens 48 Million Acres to Offshore Exploration
    The Department of the Interior announced Monday a five-year plan to open 48 million acres of offshore land to seismic oil exploration... (Source)

  352. Tue, 01 May 2007 07:21 PM PDT - (Wall Street Journal - USA) - Offshore Drilling May Get Jump-Start
    While there have been hints of substantial gas fields off the East Coast, exploration was carried out decades ago without modern seismic arrays... (Source)

  353. Tue, 01 May 2007 03:46 AM PDT - (SeekingAlpha via Yahoo! Finance) - Government Opens 48 Million Acres to Offshore Exploration
    The Department of the Interior announced Monday a five-year plan to open 48 million acres of offshore land to seismic oil exploration. If reserves are found, two federal moratoria would have to be lifted before drilling could begin. (Source)

  354. Thu, 03 May 2007 06:52 PM PDT - (Livemint - Delhi,Delhi,India) - India roadshow to market Nelp licences abroad
    Houston: India will hold roadshows for offshore oil and gas exploration within the next two months, said an official with the petroleum and natural gas... (Source)

  355. Thu, 03 May 2007 09:02 AM PDT - (Rigzone) - Serving an Industry in Flux: Offshore Technology Conference
    The rise of state-owned oil companies and their growing appetite for everything from drilling equipment to seismic surveys will create opportunities for oilfield-services firms, panelists said this week at the Offshore Technology Conference. (Source)

  356. Fri, 04 May 2007 00:33 PM PDT - (Rigzone) - Reservoir Exploration Technology Wins Work in Nigeria
    Reservoir Exploration Technology ASA (RXT), and its local partner Delta Plus Ltd (DP), a subsidiary of Bermuda based Terra Global Ltd, is concluding contract negotiations with Mobil Producing Nigeria for a contract offshore West Africa. (Source)

  357. Fri, 04 May 2007 06:57 PM PDT - (The Telegram Online) - Drilling delayed
    The earliest ConocoPhillips Canada can drill its first exploration well off Newfoundland?s south coast is 2009. The company says the lack of available deepwater rigs and longer than expected evaluation of seismic surveys have pushed back its drilling schedule in the Laurentian Basin. (Source)

  358. Sat, 05 May 2007 10:40 PM PDT - (The New Nation - Bangladesh) - Bidding for offshore blocks
    The first round bidding was held in 1993-1994 for 23 onshore and offshore blocks of which eight were awarded to international companies for exploration... (Source)

  359. Mon, 07 May 2007 05:25 PM PDT - (PR Newswire UK - London,UK) - I/O Signs Comprehensive VectorSeis Ocean Agreement with RXT
    Reservoir Exploration Technology ASA (RXT) is a marine geophysical company specializing in multicomponent seismic seafloor acquisition... (Source)

  360. Mon, 07 May 2007 05:25 PM PDT - (Alarab online - London,UK) - Turkey opens a tender for oil search
    The winner of the Turkish tender would carry out two dimensional seismic studies on a 4000 km (2485 miles) area in the Mediterranean... (Source)

  361. Mon, 07 May 2007 05:25 PM PDT - (CCNMatthews - Toronto,ON,Canada) - Vulcan Minerals Inc.: Offshore Western Newfoundland World Class
    The Sproule report provides a geophysical interpretation of existing 2D seismic data covering four exploration licenses in the Gulf of St. Lawrence adjacent... (Source)

  362. Mon, 07 May 2007 04:00 AM PDT - (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance) - I/O Signs Comprehensive VectorSeis Ocean Agreement with RXT
    Input/Output, Inc. and Reservoir Exploration Technology , a marine seismic contractor headquartered in Oslo, Norway, jointly announced today the signing of a multi-year agreement that deepens the collaboration between the companies and supports their common goal of accelerating the adoption of full-wave seismic imaging from the seabed. (Source)

  363. Mon, 07 May 2007 09:30 AM PDT - (Brandon Sun) - Customer Service
    ST. JOHN'S, N.L. (CP) - NWest Energy Inc. plans more exploration in the Gulf of St. Lawrence off Newfoundland's west coast to validate a promising independent analysis showing the area may hold a major petroleum find, Vulcan Minerals Inc. (TSXV:VUL) said Monday. (Source)

  364. Mon, 07 May 2007 07:20 AM PDT - (CCNMatthews via Yahoo! Finance) - Vulcan Minerals Inc.: Offshore Western Newfoundland World Class Petroleum Potential
    ST. JOHN'S, NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR-- - Vulcan Minerals Inc. , is pleased to announce that it has received from NWest Energy Inc. the results of a NI51-101 compliant petroleum resource assessment of NWest's offshore western Newfoundland exploration licenses by Sproule Associates Limited of Calgary, Alberta . (Source)

  365. Tue, 08 May 2007 07:54 AM PDT - (Oil Online) - I/O signs comprehensive VectorSeis ocean agreement with RXT
    Input/Output, Inc. and Reservoir Exploration Technology announced the signing of a multi-year agreement that deepens the collaboration between the companies and supports their common goal of accelerating the adoption of full-wave seismic imaging from the seabed. (Source)

  366. Tue, 08 May 2007 01:22 AM PDT - (Kathimerini) - In Brief
    ANKARA (Reuters) ? Turkish oil company TPAO has opened a tender for oil and gas exploration in the Mediterranean, it said on its website late on Sunday, a move likely to increase tensions over the divided island of Cyprus. (Source)

  367. Tue, 08 May 2007 09:56 PM PDT - (Manila Standard Today - Manila,Philippines) - PNOC-Exploration books lower profit of P2.6b
    ... seismic acquisition and training fund for Service Contract 43 in Ragay Gulf, P1.98 billion for SC 47 (Offshore Mindoro), P343.2 million for SC 58 (North... (Source)

  368. Tue, 08 May 2007 09:56 PM PDT - (Javno.hr - Zagreb,Croatia) - Cyprus Says Turk Firms Oil Search Plans Break Law
    Ethnically-divided Cyprus launched an international licensing round for offshore exploration of oil and gas in February. It plans to open 11 blocks rimming... (Source)

  369. Wed, 09 May 2007 02:23 PM PDT - (OilVoice - UK) - Mediterranean OilGas Announces Seismic Acquisition Offshore Malta
    The Company has executed a letter of award with the seismic surveying vessel M/V Geo Mariner of Seabird Exploration.for the acquisition of approximately... (Source)

  370. Wed, 09 May 2007 00:42 AM PDT - (Interactive Investor) - (AFX UK Focus) 2007-05-09 08:22 GMT: Mediterranean Oil & Gas to get 1000 line km of 2D seismic data in area 4, Malta
    LONDON (Thomson Financial) - Mediterranean Oil & Gas PLC said it has executed a letter of award with the seismic surveying vessel M/V Geo Mariner of Seabird Exploration for the acquisition of about 1,000 line kilometres of 2D seismic in area 4, offshore of Malta. (Source)

  371. Wed, 09 May 2007 08:32 AM PDT - (Rigzone) - Seabird to Conduct Offshore Malta Survey for Mediterranean
    Mediterranean Oil & Gas Plc has executed a letter of award with Seabird Exploration's seismic surveying vessel M/V Geo Mariner for the acquisition of approximately 1,000 line kilometers of 2D seismic in Area 4 offshore Malta. (Source)

  372. Wed, 09 May 2007 03:27 AM PDT - (Interactive Investor) - (AFX UK Focus) 2007-05-09 11:03 GMT: Mediterranean Oil to get 1000 line km of 2D seismic data in area 4, Malta UPDATE
    (Adds details of farm-out agreement) (Source)

  373. Thu, 10 May 2007 04:41 PM PDT - (Resourcex Investor - Vancouver,BC,Canada) - Vulcan Minerals Petroleum Resource Estimate Validates Newfoundland
    In addition to the offshore licenses, Vulcan Minerals has onshore petroleum exploration properties in Newfoundland, uranium in Newfoundland, nickel-copper... (Source)

  374. Thu, 10 May 2007 11:33 AM PDT - (News From Bangladesh) - 3rd-round bidding for offshore blocks likely in June
    The third round of bidding for allocation of the proposed 27 offshore blocks to the international oil and gas companies for hydrocarbon exploration is likely to be held next month.( (Source)

  375. Fri, 11 May 2007 11:17 AM PDT - (Rigzone) - Nido: Up to 450M Barrels in Coron North
    Nido Petroleum Limited on Thursday issued an update on the ongoing exploration program in Service Contract 54 (SC 54), located offshore Palawan island in the Philippines. (Source)

  376. Sat, 12 May 2007 09:54 PM PDT - (Energy Bangla - Dhaka,Bangladesh) - Bangladesh : 3rd-round bidding for offshore blocks likely in June
    After signing a PSC an IOC is usually given seven years of time for exploration work including conducting seismic survey (two- or three-dimensional) and... (Source)

  377. Sat, 12 May 2007 09:54 PM PDT - (Hemscott - London,UK) - Mediterranean OilGas to get 1000 line km of 2D seismic data in
    ... seismic surveying vessel M/V Geo Mariner of Seabird Exploration for the acquisition of about 1000 line kilometres of 2D seismic in area 4, offshore of... (Source)

  378. Sun, 13 May 2007 02:22 PM PDT - (The Nation Newspaper - Bridgetown,St. Michael,Barbados) - Offshore oil bidding soon
    That's the timetable the Arthur administration has set to begin the offshore exploration bidding process to some of the biggest names in the international... (Source)

  379. Mon, 14 May 2007 05:25 PM PDT - (Mondaq News Alerts (subcription) - London,UK) - United Kingdom: The Future Is Digital - Exploring The Options For
    Offshore and onshore sites may have hundreds of systems spread around various installations. There are increasing requirements to access these systems... (Source)

  380. Mon, 14 May 2007 00:02 PM PDT - (Rigzone) - Australia Gets $320 Million Boost to Offshore Exploration
    Australian Resources Minister Ian Macfarlane today announced seven new permits for petroleum exploration in Commonwealth waters, resulting in a multi-million dollar boost to offshore exploration investment. (Source)

  381. Tue, 15 May 2007 09:56 PM PDT - (United Press International - USA) - UPI Energy Watch
    The tender was called at the start of January this year for 2D seismic exploration of Uzbekistan's offshore, transit zone and onshore portions of the Aral... (Source)

  382. Tue, 15 May 2007 09:56 PM PDT - (OilVoice - UK) - Ophir Energy Announces Signature of Deepwater Rig Share Agreements
    The agreements, concluded with ExxonMobil Corporation's ("ExxonMobil") drilling subsidiary Esso Exploration Incorporated ("Esso") and Seadrill Offshore A/S... (Source)

  383. Wed, 16 May 2007 02:26 PM PDT - (Stuff.co.nz - Wellington,New Zealand) - New govt-funded petroleum hunt begins
    Last year more than 3000km of 2D seismic data was acquired across the offshore Great South Basin. Results of a bidding process for exploration permits in... (Source)

  384. Wed, 16 May 2007 02:26 PM PDT - (Energy Tribune - Houston,TX,USA) - China's Offshore, Heating Up
    This offshore dearth can partly be explained by the fact that 3D seismic surveys of China's offshore waters remain limited. Are foreign investors necessary... (Source)

  385. Wed, 16 May 2007 02:26 PM PDT - (Energy Tribune - Houston,TX,USA) - Gulf of Mexico - Oil Production Still Mighty After All These Years
    GOM deepwater developments and activity continue to move forward rapidly, despite challenges related to sub-salt seismic imaging, water depth... (Source)

  386. Wed, 16 May 2007 02:53 PM PDT - (Scoop.co.nz) - Petroleum seismic surveys to begin
    Crown Minerals today announced the start of the government's third seismic petroleum data survey. 2,200 km of 2D seismic data will be acquired north of the Raukumara Peninsula, off the East Coast of the North Island, and a further 300 km will be acquired off the southern Wairarapa Coast. (Source)

  387. Wed, 16 May 2007 08:32 AM PDT - (Rigzone) - RXT to Conduct OBC Survey Offshore Nigeria
    Reservoir Exploration Technology ASA (RXT) and its local partner Delta Plus Ltd (DP) are concluding contract negotiations with a super-major oil company for an ocean-bottom seismic (OBC) program offshore Nigeria. (Source)

  388. Thu, 17 May 2007 07:09 PM PDT - (Scoop.co.nz - New Zealand) - Petroleum seismic surveys to begin
    In 2006, 3160 km of 2D seismic data were acquired across the offshore Great South Basin. A bidding process is currently underway for exploration permits for... (Source)

  389. Thu, 17 May 2007 07:09 PM PDT - (Offshore Shipping Online - Ledbury,Herefordshire,UK) - RXT secures seismic contract offshore Nigeria
    Multi-component seismic company Reservoir Exploration Technology (RXT) and its local partner Delta Plus Ltd (DP) are concluding contract negotiations with a... (Source)

  390. Thu, 17 May 2007 07:09 PM PDT - (Financial Express.bd - Bangladesh) - IOCs' conflicting views put govt in dilemma over offshore exploration
    The international oil and gas companies' (IOCs) plea for and against conducting seismic surveys before bidding for offshore hydrocarbon exploration as well... (Source)

  391. Thu, 17 May 2007 11:32 AM PDT - (News From Bangladesh) - IOCs' conflicting views put govt in dilemma over offshore exploration
    The international oil and gas companies' (IOCs) plea for and against conducting seismic surveys before bidding for offshore hydrocarbon exploration as well as their diverse views over sizes of the newly-dotted gas blocks have left the government in a dilemma.( (Source)

  392. Thu, 17 May 2007 00:47 PM PDT - (Rigzone) - New Zealand Kicks Off New Round of Surveys
    New Zealand Crown Minerals announced the start of the government's third seismic petroleum data survey. The survey will acquire 2,200 km of 2D seismic data north of the Raukumara Peninsula, off the East Coast of the North Island, and a further 300 km off the southern Wairarapa Coast. (Source)

  393. Fri, 18 May 2007 03:21 PM PDT - (Breaking News - Trinidad and Tobago) - Seepersad-Bachan calls for gas pricing review
    гDuring 1995 to 2000 there were 15 bidding rounds for exploration of offshore blocs, and they were all well subscribed with three to four bidders in each... (Source)

  394. Fri, 18 May 2007 03:21 PM PDT - (Online - International News Network - Islamabad,Pakistan) - BP to start seismic survey for offshore exploration by May 25th
    During the meeting Steve Peacock informed the Minister that the British Petroleum would start seismic survey for offshore exploration in three acquired... (Source)

  395. Fri, 18 May 2007 03:21 PM PDT - (Alaskajournal.com - Anchorage,AK,USA) - Aleutians East Borough officials lobby to keep Bristol Bay OCS
    гOpening Bristol Bay to offshore oil and gas development could have devastating impacts to the marine environment and coastal economies,д said Eric Siy... (Source)

  396. Fri, 18 May 2007 11:33 AM PDT - (News From Bangladesh) - IOCs' conflicting views put govt in dilemma over offshore exploration
    The international oil and gas companies' (IOCs) plea for and against conducting seismic surveys before bidding for offshore hydrocarbon exploration as well as their diverse views over sizes of the newly-dotted gas blocks have left the government in a dilemma.( (Source)

  397. Fri, 18 May 2007 00:04 PM PDT - (Rigzone) - Otto Begins Offshore Philippines Seismic Program
    Otto Energy Limited has commenced operations for the Trinity 2D and 3D offshore seismic program in the Philippines in service contracts (SC) 50, 51, and 55. (Source)

  398. Fri, 18 May 2007 01:02 PM PDT - (Rigzone) - Petrobras Inks E&P Deal for the Portuguese Sea
    Petrobras and Portuguese corporations Galp Energia and Partex have signed an agreement for oil exploration and production in four Lusitaniana Basin blocks, off the coast of Portugal, to the north of Lisbon. The signing ceremony took place Friday, May 18th, in Lisbon. (Source)

  399. Fri, 18 May 2007 08:12 AM PDT - (Interactive Investor) - (AFX UK Focus) 2007-05-18 15:55 GMT: Galp, Petrobras, Partex sign E&P agreement for 4 blocks off Portuguese coast
    LISBON (Thomson Financial) - Galp Energia SGPS said it has signed an exploration and production agreement with Petroleo Brasileiro SA and Partex Oil & Gas Group to search for oil in four blocks located off the central coast of Portugal. (Source)

  400. Sat, 19 May 2007 04:51 PM PDT - (St. John's Telegram - St. John's,Newfoundland,Canada) - Small package of offshore parcels this year
    These studies identify gaps in environmental information that must be addressed before companies can do any seismic surveys or drilling in the area... (Source)

  401. Sat, 19 May 2007 04:51 PM PDT - (Sunday Times.lk - Columbo,Sri Lanka) - Caltex to Chevron: Unveiling a new corporate identity
    According to industry experts and results of the 2-D seismic surveys conducted in the area, offshore oil and gas exploration in the Mannar Basin should turn... (Source)

  402. Sat, 19 May 2007 11:33 AM PDT - (News From Bangladesh) - IOCs' conflicting views put govt in dilemma over offshore exploration
    The international oil and gas companies' (IOCs) plea for and against conducting seismic surveys before bidding for offshore hydrocarbon exploration as well as their diverse views over sizes of the newly-dotted gas blocks have left the government in a dilemma.( (Source)

  403. Sun, 20 May 2007 07:07 PM PDT - (Hendersonville Times News - Hendersonville,NC,USA) - A Wildcatter Pounces
    With a total drilled depth exceeding five miles, it was the deepest well ever tested in the gulf and marked a new milestone in offshore exploration... (Source)

  404. Sun, 20 May 2007 07:07 PM PDT - (Grenada Today - Grenada) - US Law firm files defense for Gregory Bowen
    I intend to bring a Russian seismic ship and conduct seismic work offshore Grenada, this year. This ship will also fly an American flag, because RSM is an... (Source)

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    June

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  406. Fri, 01 Jun 2007 08:28 AM PDT - (Reuters via Yahoo! Asia News) - Lundin loses Russia oil licence, Imperial escapes
    MOSCOW, June 1 (Reuters) - Russia's licensing agency on Friday ordered the revocation of a licence for a Caspian Sea field from Sweden's Lundin Petroleum , while Imperial Energy escaped its inspection relatively unhurt. (Source)

  407. Tue, 05 Jun 2007 10:17 AM PDT - (Rigzone) - Leni Announces Seismic Start-up Offshore Malta
    Leni Gas & Oil Plc on Tuesday said that the MV Geomariner of Seabird Exploration has begun 2D seismic work in Area 4 offshore Malta. (Source)

  408. Tue, 05 Jun 2007 09:55 AM PDT - (Market Wire via Yahoo! Finance) - Vulcan Minerals Inc.: Sproule Report Available Online
    Vulcan Minerals Inc.(TSX-V: VUL) announces that it has been advised by NWest Energy Inc. a related private company, that NWest has launched it's website at www.nwestenergy.com. The Sproule Associates NI-51-101 compliant resource assessment report of the Western Newfoundland offshore petroleum licences is posted on the website. NWest owns a 100% interest in four contiguous offshore exploration ... (Source)

  409. Fri, 08 Jun 2007 01:16 PM PDT - (INQ7.net) - Dolphin stranding puzzles scientists
    Dumaguete City ? For some residents of a fishing community in Barangay Mangnao in Dumaguete City, it was their first time to see a sea creature that big up close. (Source)

  410. Fri, 08 Jun 2007 08:02 AM PDT - (Rigzone) - Murphy to Explore for Oil Offshore Suriname
    Murphy Oil's subsidiary, Murphy Suriname Oil Company Ltd., has signed a production sharing contract (PSC) for Block 37 offshore Republic of Suriname in South America. Block 37 covers an area of approximately 2.1 million acres and lies in water depths of 160 to 1,000 feet. (Source)

  411. Fri, 08 Jun 2007 09:32 AM PDT - (Arkansas Business) - Murphy Oil Signs Production Contract for Area Offshore of Suriname
    Murphy Suriname Oil Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of Murphy Oil Corp., has signed a production sharing contract for a large block off the shore of Suriname in South America. (Source)

  412. Fri, 08 Jun 2007 06:15 AM PDT - (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance) - Murphy Oil Signs Production Sharing Contract for Acreage Offshore Republic of Suriname
    EL DORADO, Ark.----Murphy Oil Corporation announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, Murphy Suriname Oil Company Ltd., has signed a production sharing contract for Block 37 offshore Republic of Suriname in South America. (Source)

  413. Sun, 10 Jun 2007 03:17 PM PDT - (The Times of India) - ONGC Mittal to rope in Total
    NEW DELHI: The Nigerian government is vetting a proposal from ONGC Mittal Energy Ltd, an equal joint venture between state-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corporation and steel tycoon LN Mittal, to take Total of France as a minority partner in two offshore acreages it had won last year. (Source)

  414. Sun, 10 Jun 2007 11:46 PM PDT - (Times of Malta) - Offshore oil exploration
    "Drill or drop!" That was the key to oil exploration and production prospects in the four blocks - 2,3,4,5 - in Area 3 as I last wrote about this subject on February 27 this year. The area lies to the north east of Malta measuring 4,000 square kilometres on the Malta-Italy border. (Source)

  415. Tue, 12 Jun 2007 01:32 PM PDT - (Rigzone) - Otto Modifies Offshore Philippines Seismic Program
    Otto Energy Limited has completed the 116km2 3D seismic survey in SC50 as part of the Trinity 2D and 3D offshore seismic program in the Philippines in Service Contracts (SC) 50, 51 and 55. (Source)

  416. Tue, 12 Jun 2007 10:27 AM PDT - (Hot Springs Village Voice) - Murphy Oil wins right to drill off Suriname coast
    El Dorado-based Murphy Oil and the nation of Suriname will work together to develop exploration of possible oil fields off the shore of the tiny South American nation. Suriname's state-run oil company, Staatsolie, and Murphy Oil will drill two exploratory wells and conduct seismic tests over a sixyear period in a 3,400-square-mile range off the country's eastern shore. (Source)

  417. Wed, 13 Jun 2007 10:05 AM PDT - (Reuters via Yahoo! Asia News) - BP halts Vietnam exploration plan due China dispute
    LONDON, June 13 (Reuters) - Oil giant BP Plc said on Wednesday it had suspended plans to conduct exploration work off the southern Vietnamese coast due to a territorial dispute between Hanoi and China. (Source)

  418. Wed, 13 Jun 2007 01:03 PM PDT - (Rigzone) - Arc Energy Takes Stake in Bass Basin Permit
    ARC Energy Limited (ARC) and Origin Energy Resources Limited (Origin) are pleased to announce they have entered into a heads of agreement in relation to the farmin by ARC to exploration permit T/44P in the Bass Basin offshore Australia. (Source)

  419. Wed, 13 Jun 2007 09:30 PM PDT - (Reuters via Yahoo! Asia News) - UPDATE 2-BP halts Vietnam exploration plan due China dispute
    LONDON/BEIJING, June 13 (Reuters) - BP Plc has halted plans to conduct exploration work off the southern Vietnamese coast due to a territorial dispute between Hanoi and China, the oil and gas company said on Wednesday. (Source)

  420. Thu, 14 Jun 2007 11:33 AM PDT - (Rigzone) - Aker Exploration Increases Stake in PL 321 Offshore Norway
    Aker Exploration has entered into an agreement with Talisman Energy Norway to acquire a 20 percent share in license PL 321 in the Norwegian Sea. As a result, Aker Exploration's stake in this attractive license has increased to 35 percent. (Source)

  421. Thu, 14 Jun 2007 11:34 AM PDT - (Rigzone) - I/O Inks JV with Reservoir Innovation for Full-Wave Monitoring Solution
    Input/Output, Hydro Technology Ventures (HTV), and privately held Reservoir Innovation AS, say the formation of a joint venture (JV) company for the purpose of developing, pilot testing, and commercializing a full-wave seismic system for permanent monitoring of offshore reservoirs. (Source)

  422. Fri, 15 Jun 2007 01:43 AM PDT - (Interactive Investor) - (AFX UK Focus) 2007-06-15 09:16 GMT: Norsk Hydro venture capital arm forms seismic system joint-venture
    OSLO (Thomson Financial) - Norsk Hydro ASA said its venture capital division, Hydro Technology Ventures (HTV), has formed a joint venture company with Input/Output Inc and Reservoir Innovation to develop and commercialise a full-wave seismic system for the permanent monitoring of offshore reservoirs. (Source)

  423. Fri, 15 Jun 2007 07:48 AM PDT - (Rigzone) - Gawler Hooks Stake in Pompano
    Elixir Petroleum Limited said that its prospective merger partner, Gawler Resources Limited, has secured an interest in its second offshore USA gas project. (Source)

  424. Sun, 17 Jun 2007 01:46 PM PDT - (INQ7.net) - Bayan Muna leader dies from bullet wounds
    TAGBILARAN CITY -- Mario Auxillo, 50, provincial head of the militant group Bayan Muna, died at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Gov. Celestino Gallares Memorial Hospital here from bullet wounds sustained in an attack blamed on the military. (Source)

  425. Mon, 18 Jun 2007 06:54 AM PDT - (Oil Online) - Kosmos Energy?s Mahogany-1 well discovers oil Offshore Republic of Ghana
    Kosmos Energy announces on behalf of all block partners that the Mahogany-1 exploration well offshore the Republic of Ghana on the West Cape Three Points Block has discovered a significant oil accumulation based on the results of drilling and wireline logs, and a sample of the reservoir fluid. (Source)

  426. Mon, 18 Jun 2007 07:32 AM PDT - (Rigzone) - Tullow Chief: Mahogany Reserves Will Likely Exceed Expectations
    Tullow Oil plc announced that the high-impact Mahogany-1 exploration well drilled on the West Cape Three Points license offshore the Republic of Ghana has discovered a significant light oil accumulation based on the results of drilling, wireline logs and samples of reservoir fluid. (Source)

  427. Mon, 18 Jun 2007 07:09 PM PDT - (AFP via Yahoo! News) - UK firm Tullow announces oil discovery off Ghanaian coast
    British oil and gas company Tullow Oil announced the discovery of up to 600 million barrels of oil off the Ghanaian coast Monday, illustrating the growing importance of Africa in efforts to quench the world's thirst for energy. (Source)

  428. Mon, 18 Jun 2007 11:15 PM PDT - (Sharewatch) - Fugro wins seismic contract in Mexico from Pemex for 82 mln usd
    AMSTERDAM (Thomson Financial) - Fugro NV has been awarded a 3D seismic offshore contract in Mexico for 82 mln usd by the Mexican national oil company Pemex Exploration and Production, the company said in a press release. (Source)

  429. Tue, 19 Jun 2007 09:47 AM PDT - (Rigzone) - Fugro Wins $83M Seismic Contract in Mexico
    Fugro has been awarded a 3D seismic contract offshore Mexico by the Mexican national oil company Pemex Exploration and Production. The value of the contract is over USD 82 million (approximately EUR 62 million). (Source)

  430. Tue, 19 Jun 2007 08:48 AM PDT - (Rigzone) - GXT Acquires Seismic for Offshore Kenya, Madagascar, and Tanzania
    GX Technology Corp. (GXT) on Tuesday announced the completion of acquisition for its latest basin-scale geologic program. Located offshore Madagascar, Kenya, and Tanzania, East AfricaSPAN provides a regional 2D seismic framework for the petroleum systems offshore East Africa. (Source)

  431. Tue, 19 Jun 2007 06:02 AM PDT - (SYS-CON Media) - Tekoil Acquires 3D Seismic and Implements Fully Integrated Field Study
    Tekoil & Gas Corporation (the "Company") (PINKSHEETS: TKGN) announced today that it has purchased the first 70 square miles of 3D seismic data over its Red Fish Reef, Fishers Reef, North Point Bolivar and Trinity Bay fields in Galveston Bay, Texas, and has engaged the services of Fusion Petroleum Technologies, Inc. of Houston, Texas and Norman, Oklahoma (www.fusiongeo.com), to complete a fully ... (Source)

  432. Tue, 19 Jun 2007 04:41 PM PDT - (CCNMatthews via Yahoo! Finance) - VGS Seismic Canada Inc. Announces New Financing to Support Growth
    CALGARY, ALBERTA-- - VGS Seismic Canada Inc. has closed a C$3,000,000 short term non-convertible secured note with the Company's existing lender, Plainfield Offshore Holdings VI Inc. . (Source)

  433. Tue, 19 Jun 2007 05:30 AM PDT - (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance) - GXT Completes Acquisition of East AfricaSPAN Basin-scale Seismic Data Program for Offshore Kenya, Tanzania, and ...
    GX Technology Corporation , a subsidiary of Input/Output, Inc. and a leading provider of seismic imaging and multi-client data, today announced the completion of acquisition for its latest basin-scale geologic program. (Source)

  434. Tue, 19 Jun 2007 05:30 AM PDT - (Market Wire via Yahoo! Finance) - Tekoil Acquires 3D Seismic and Implements Fully Integrated Field Study
    Tekoil & Gas Corporation (Pinksheets: TKGN) announced today that it has purchased the first 70 square miles of 3D seismic data over its Red Fish Reef, Fishers Reef, North Point Bolivar and Trinity Bay fields in Galveston Bay, Texas, and has engaged the services of Fusion Petroleum Technologies, Inc. of Houston, Texas and Norman, Oklahoma, to complete a fully integrated field study. (Source)

  435. Thu, 21 Jun 2007 01:02 PM PDT - (Rigzone) - Cooper Announces Offshore Tunisia 2D Shoot
    Cooper Energy said that a contract to acquire just less than 1,000 km of 2D marine seismic in the Bargou Permit in the Gulf of Hamammet has been executed with CGG Services. (Source)

  436. Thu, 21 Jun 2007 05:59 AM PDT - (ThomasNet) - I/O Signs Joint Venture Agreement to Deliver Permanent Full-Wave Monitoring Solutions for the ...
    HOUSTON, June 14 -- Input/Output, Inc. (NYSE:IO), Hydro Technology Ventures (HTV), and privately held Reservoir Innovation AS, today announced the formation of a joint venture (JV) company for the purpose of developing, pilot testing, and commercializing a full-wave seismic system for permanent monitoring of offshore reservoirs. Permanent ocean-bottom systems enable geoscientists to take ... (Source)

  437. Mon, 25 Jun 2007 09:47 AM PDT - (Rigzone) - Canadian Superior Spuds Victory Well Offshore Trinidad
    Canadian Superior Energy has commenced drilling its Victory well on the Intrepid Block 5(c) off the east coast of the island of Trinidad. (Source)

  438. Tue, 26 Jun 2007 10:02 AM PDT - (Rigzone) - PCJ Selling Morant, Formigas Seismic Data
    State-run Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) is selling 1,044km of digitally reconstructed seismic data for the Morant and Formigas offshore areas. (Source)

  439. Thu, 28 Jun 2007 10:47 AM PDT - (Rigzone) - Report Analyzes Deepwater NatGas Potential in Bay of Bengal
    [Editor's note: The article below corresponds to the report "Rating offshore Bangladesh for gas potential" by Badrul Imam. We believe the deep offshore blocks of Bangladesh in the Bay of Bengal have good potential for natural gas. (Source)

  440. Fri, 29 Jun 2007 09:26 PM PDT - (The Tampa Tribune) - State's Senators Oppose Funds For Gulf Oil Exploration
    WASHINGTON - Florida's U.S. senators may have thought they beat back drilling off the state's Gulf Coast, but a new battle may be brewing. (Source)

  441. Sat, 30 Jun 2007 00:03 AM PDT - (Bradenton Herald) - Fla. senators fight offshore exploration
    Florida's U.S. senators are finding themselves in an all-too-familiar situation: protesting yet another bid to explore for energy off the Florida coast. (Source)

  442. Sat, 30 Jun 2007 08:08 PM PDT - (WMBB TV Panama City) - Offshore Drilling Exploration
    Two Florida lawmakers are taking a stand against a U.S. Senate bill. (Source)

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    July

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  444. Sun, 01 Jul 2007 11:02 PM PDT - (Philippine Information Agency - Philippines) - Feature: Oil and gas prospects in Central Philippines most promising
    Balce revealed that the DOE has scheduled seismic surveys in June and July 2007 in the Cebu Strait within the vicinity of Argao town to explore the... (Source)

  445. Sun, 01 Jul 2007 11:02 PM PDT - (Alaskajournal.com - Anchorage,AK,USA) - Search for oil is still on
    Brady said Shell has the first significant Alaska offshore exploration program underway in 12 years. "It is important that Shell is successful in getting... (Source)

  446. Mon, 02 Jul 2007 05:27 PM PDT - (CNNMoney.com - USA) - CGGVeritas: Two New Modern Seismic Vessels for CGGVeritas in 2010
    PARIS, July 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CGGVeritas and Eidesvik Offshore ASA have entered into an agreement for the supply of two large seismic vessels to... (Source)

  447. Mon, 02 Jul 2007 05:27 PM PDT - (Macauhub - Macau,China) - Sao Tome's oil agency says islands have onshore, offshore reserves
    The news was announced Friday during an energy seminar organized by the National Petroleum Agency (ANP) on the results of seismic studies carried out in the... (Source)

  448. Mon, 02 Jul 2007 06:18 AM PDT - (Rigzone) - CGGVeritas Orders Two Seismic Vessels
    CGGVeritas and Eidesvik Offshore ASA have entered into an agreement for the supply of two large seismic vessels to be newly built, with a total contract value of approximately US $420 million. (Source)

  449. Mon, 02 Jul 2007 08:36 AM PDT - (AP via Yahoo! Finance) - CGGVeritas, Eidesvik in Deal for 2 Ships
    CGGVeritas, a performer of geophysical studies for oil and gas companies, and Eidesvik Offshore ASA said Monday they agreed to build two seismic exploration ships in a deal worth $420 million. (Source)

  450. Mon, 02 Jul 2007 00:33 AM PDT - (SYS-CON Media) - CGGVeritas: Two New Modern Seismic Vessels for CGGVeritas in 2010
    CGGVeritas and Eidesvik Offshore ASA have entered into an agreement for the supply of two large seismic vessels to be newly built, with a total contract value of approximately US$ 420 million. The two vessels will be of an extremely advanced specification, incorporating many unique features, based on the most recent X-BOW(TM) design of Ulstein Design AS, and will be delivered in 2010 under ... (Source)

  451. Mon, 02 Jul 2007 07:45 AM PDT - (Sharewatch) - STOCKWATCH Oil services group Eidesvik up on 2.3 bln nkr ship contract
    OSLO (Thomson Financial) - Shares in oil services company Eidesvik Offshore rose, outperforming the market, after the company announced it has a contract worth 2.3 bln to provide two ships to CGG Veritas for exploration, according to dealers. (Source)

  452. Tue, 03 Jul 2007 05:55 PM PDT - (Bradenton Herald - FL, United States) - Fla. senators fight offshore exploration
    Bill Nelson are teaming up to fight a proposal that calls for spending $10 million to conduct a seismic inventory of the "oil and natural gas resources of... (Source)

  453. Wed, 04 Jul 2007 09:30 PM PDT - (Aspect Huntley via Yahoo!7 Finance) - Otto Energy Completes Oil Exploration Program in Philippines (OEL.AX, 00736575, 20070705)
    Otto Energy has completed its Trinity 2D and 3D offshore seismic programs, in the Philippines under budget and ahead of schedule. The data will now be processed by CGGVeritas and delivered to Otto Energy in September/October this year for interpretation. The 145sqkm 3D seismic acquired in SC51 forms the last part of the Trinity Survey covering the Argao, and Cabilao prospects. The next step in ... (Source)

  454. Thu, 05 Jul 2007 03:40 PM PDT - (OilVoice - UK) - Otto Energy Completes Oil Exploration Program in the Philippines
    Oil and gas exploration company Otto Energy Limited (ASX: OEL) has successfully completed its Trinity 2D and 3D offshore seismic programs... (Source)

  455. Thu, 05 Jul 2007 03:40 PM PDT - (Business Wire - San Francisco,CA,USA) - TGS Launches New Series of Greenland Exploratory Surveys
    Overlapping the aeromagnetic survey with a regular 60 x 60 kilometer grid will be the Baffin Bay 2D seismic program. Scheduled to commence later in the... (Source)

  456. Fri, 06 Jul 2007 08:11 PM PDT - (Energy Bangla - Dhaka,Bangladesh) - Special Write-up: Deep Below the Bed of Bay of Bengal
    The continental shelf of Bangladesh was the primary target for the petroleum exploration in 1970s. Six exploration companies in 7 blocks conducted seismic... (Source)

  457. Sun, 08 Jul 2007 05:53 PM PDT - (Alaskajournal.com - Anchorage,AK,USA) - Conservation groups voice concerns about offshore leasing
    Seismic exploration, oil spills, contaminated discharges, infrastructure construction and increased vessel traffic pose risks to the region's fish... (Source)

  458. Tue, 10 Jul 2007 05:16 PM PDT - (Aspect Huntley via Yahoo!7 Finance) - Bass Strait Oil Company Announces Successful Bid for New Otway Basin Permit (BAS.AX, 00738057, 20070711)
    Bass Strait Oil Company advised that it has been awarded new exploration permit PEP 167 in the onshore Otway Basin. The permit is centred on Port Fairy, near Portland, in western Victoria. BAS holds a 100% interest in the new permit which comprises some 833 sqkm. An existing database of seismic and well data provides a basis for further exploration in the PEP 167 area. BAS will undertake an ... (Source)

  459. Wed, 11 Jul 2007 11:11 PM PDT - (Irish Independent - Dublin,Ireland) - Gas hunt strategy sees Island make waves in Irish offshore
    What has changed is not only the price of gas and oil, but advances in seismic technology and in the understanding of how reservoirs in the Irish offshore... (Source)

  460. Wed, 11 Jul 2007 11:11 PM PDT - (Reuters South Africa - Johannesburg,South Africa) - Tullow Oil cuts North Sea plans as Africa finds grow
    This news was tempered by comments that continued drilling and seismic analysis on the Mahogany discovery offshore Ghana suggested the upside estimate of... (Source)

  461. Thu, 12 Jul 2007 05:10 PM PDT - (Canada NewsWire - Canada) - Addax Petroleum announces oil and gas discoveries offshore Nigeria
    So far in 2007 we have made three discoveries offshore Nigeria, including the Antan oil discovery in OML123, and achieved a perfect technical exploration... (Source)

  462. Thu, 12 Jul 2007 05:10 PM PDT - (Oilweek Magazine - Edmonton,Canada) - Nexen's Q2 earnings dip to $368M after expenses soar, production
    The costs included seismic data acquisition and exploration expense related to drilling activity in Colombia, the British North Sea and on the shelf in the... (Source)

  463. Fri, 13 Jul 2007 06:40 PM PDT - (AllAfrica.com - Washington,USA) - Namibia: 'Country Has Oil'
    A subsidiary company of the group, Sintezneftegaz Namibia (Ltd), was granted an exploration licence to develop offshore and onshore oilfields in Namibia at... (Source)

  464. Sat, 14 Jul 2007 11:11 PM PDT - (Earthtimes.org - USA) - Tullow Oil plc - Trading Statement and Operational Update
    On the exploration front, technical work is ongoing on the three Tullow- operated offshore exploration licences, Azobe, Kiarsseny and Akoum, in preparation... (Source)

  465. Sun, 15 Jul 2007 05:09 PM PDT - (Alaskajournal.com - Anchorage,AK,USA) - Whalers trying to harpoon Shell permits
    The Conflict Avoidance Agreements have been negotiated yearly for companies doing seismic or near-shore exploration in the Beaufort Sea and are usually... (Source)

  466. Sun, 15 Jul 2007 05:09 PM PDT - (Midland Daily News - Midland,MI,USA) - Obama not the one who should be lecturing on oil
    Independent oil and gas exploration companies (without refineries), who drill over 80% of our onshore and offshore wells, are now working hard to add to our... (Source)

  467. Mon, 16 Jul 2007 10:26 PM PDT - (Forbes - NY,USA) - Providence Resources licenses data for Spanish Point seismic survey
    ... offshore Ireland, for its Spanish Point Project. The independent oil and gas exploration company said the data also includes improved imaging of the... (Source)

  468. Mon, 16 Jul 2007 10:26 PM PDT - (Resource Investor - Herndon,VA,USA) - Subsoil Use Program in Russia for 2006-2020
    Volumes of 2D offshore seismic surveying required for correct evaluation of localized resources of large structures in areas projected for subsoil use The... (Source)

  469. Tue, 17 Jul 2007 06:41 PM PDT - (Forbes - NY,USA) - Statoil, Algeria's Sonatrach sign oil production accord offshore Egypt
    The contracts will be carried out by a unit of Sonatrach, Sonatrach International Petroleum ExplorationProduction (SIPEX), in partnership with Statoil... (Source)

  470. Tue, 17 Jul 2007 06:41 PM PDT - (Canada.com - Hamilton,Ontario,Canada) - 3-D lab changing hunt for oil and gas
    Besides the offshore, the lab is also being used to: simulate how seismic waves travel through rocks; model ore bodies at the huge Voisey's Bay... (Source)

  471. Tue, 17 Jul 2007 06:41 PM PDT - (CNNMoney.com - USA) - Challenger Energy Corp. Announces Update on Drilling Operations in
    Dan MacDonald, President, said today, "We are very excited about drilling this exploration well offshore Trinidad, in one of the most exciting natural gas... (Source)

  472. Wed, 18 Jul 2007 01:19 PM PDT - (Moneycontrol.com - Mumbai,India) - Tata Tea's income from operations at Rs 290cr up by 14%
    In the Oman offshore block where RIL is the Operator, the existing seismic data has been collected and 2D reprocessing of data is underway... (Source)

  473. Thu, 19 Jul 2007 06:39 PM PDT - (Warrnambool Standard) - Seismic test ban call
    SEISMIC testing should be banned from Logans Beach around key calving times, according to a Warrnambool councillor. Cr Jacinta Ermacora called for stricter controls on offshore seismic exploration following a lack of southern right whales at the key habitat this season. (Source)

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    August

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  475. Wed, 15 Aug 2007 06:18 PM PDT - (CNNMoney.com - USA) - CNR International (UK) Limited Announces the Signing of a Sale and
    This transaction allows CNRI to focus our efforts on higher netback production in the North Sea and Offshore West Africa while allowing Oilexco to operate... (Source)

  476. Wed, 15 Aug 2007 06:18 PM PDT - (People's Daily Online - Beijing,China) - CNOOC signs two product sharing contracts with US Newfield in
    China National Offshore Oil Company Limited (CNOOC Ltd.) announced Wednesday that its parent China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) has signed two... (Source)

  477. Wed, 15 Aug 2007 06:18 PM PDT - (Market Wire - USA) - Eurogas Corporation News Release
    Eurogas is conducting exploration and development programs for oil and natural gas offshore Tunisia in the Gulf of Gabes, where the Corporation holds a 45... (Source)

  478. Thu, 16 Aug 2007 02:31 PM PDT - (Wall Street Journal - USA) - Asia Oil-Rights Pact Nears
    ... who has sovereignty in the area, despite a pickup in offshore upstream activities such as seismic surveys and the drilling of exploration wells... (Source)

  479. Thu, 16 Aug 2007 02:31 PM PDT - (San Diego Union Tribune - United States) - Appeals court further postpones exploratory drilling off Alaska
    The company was the high bidder in two recent lease sales for offshore tracts in the Arctic. In 2005, Shell ExplorationProduction Co., part of Royal... (Source)

  480. Wed, 22 Aug 2007 03:20 PM PDT - (Business Wire - San Francisco,CA,USA) - Hyperdynamics Moves Forward with its 2007 Exploration Program
    As a result, Hyperdynamics exclusively holds the largest offshore exploration concession in West Africa, approximately 31000 square miles... (Source)

  481. Wed, 22 Aug 2007 03:20 PM PDT - (EnergyCurrent - Houston,TX,USA) - Ch‡vez pledges PDVSA to drill offshore
    SCAN Geophysical already has completed one seismic survey in the Caribbean Sea offshore Venezuela this year, and will perform another one later in the year. (Source)

  482. Wed, 22 Aug 2007 03:20 PM PDT - (CNNMoney.com - USA) - UPDATE: Tullow Oil Shares Rise On Ghana Offshore Oil Discovery
    The London -headquartered oil and gas exploration company's Hyedua-1 well, drilled on the Deepwater Tano license, has discovered a significant light oil... (Source)

  483. Thu, 23 Aug 2007 07:07 PM PDT - (Forbes - NY,USA) - Total acquires 35 pct stake in offshore exploration block in Vietnam
    Phase 1 exploration is to be launched before the end of the year and will include 800 square km of 3D seismic acquisition and two wells, Total stated... (Source)

  484. Thu, 23 Aug 2007 07:07 PM PDT - (The Daily Star - Dhaka,Bangladesh) - Dhaka sits on gas exploration in Bay
    Though the government did not even make any primary preparations with basic seismic data, it has identified some offshore blocks for this bid... (Source)

  485. Thu, 23 Aug 2007 07:07 PM PDT - (CNNMoney.com - USA) - Noble Energy Announces Successful Results for Belinda Appraisal
    23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Energy, Inc. today announced initial results from its Belinda appraisal well on Block "O" offshore Equatorial Guinea... (Source)

  486. Fri, 24 Aug 2007 04:11 PM PDT - (Petroleum News - USA) - Week of August 26, 2007
    The combined company will be the world's largest offshore operator, followed in order by Royal Dutch-Shell, Petrobras, BP, ExxonMobil, Woodside Energy... (Source)

  487. Fri, 24 Aug 2007 04:11 PM PDT - (OIL Marketer - London,UK) - Total receives approval for offshore block in Vietnam
    2D seismic surveys have already been conducted on the block. Under the terms of the contract negotiated with PetroVietnam, Phase 1 exploration will be... (Source)

  488. Fri, 24 Aug 2007 04:11 PM PDT - (Business Wire - San Francisco,CA,USA) - Offshore Hydrocarbon Mapping and Rock Solid Images Join Forces
    ... is potentially the most important new technology in the field of offshore oilgas exploration since the advent of 3D seismic some twenty years ago... (Source)

  489. Mon, 27 Aug 2007 09:30 PM PDT - (Wall Street Journal - USA) - In Caspian, Big Oil Fights Ice,
    The Soviets carried out seismic tests there but lacked the technology to drill offshore, focusing instead on easier fields in Siberia... (Source)

  490. Mon, 27 Aug 2007 09:30 PM PDT - (OilVoice - UK) - Gippsland Offshore Petroleum Acquires Browse Basin Acreage
    The addition of Finder's 100% owned Browse basin permit to Gippsland Offshore's portfolio gives us a strong position in Australia's premier exploration... (Source)

  491. Fri, 31 Aug 2007 08:45 PM PDT - (Nova Scotia Business Journal - Halifax,Nova Scotia,Canada) - Petroleum companies abandon exploration off Cape Breton coast
    He noted at the time there was not a lot of interest in the offshore after a series of exploratory wells came up dry. Hunt Oil did a seismic survey 10... (Source)

  492. Fri, 31 Aug 2007 08:45 PM PDT - (Engineering News - Garden View,Eastern Cape,South Africa) - New exploration licensing round launched
    This may be followed by a telephonic marketing of the offshore exploration blocks. There has been encouraging amount of interest in the round... (Source)

  493. Fri, 31 Aug 2007 08:45 PM PDT - (Petroleum News - USA) - Seismic moves into 21st century
    "The recording equipment itself is probably a tenth of the weight that it was 10 years ago, 15 years ago even," said Michael Faust, offshore exploration... (Source)

  494. Fri, 31 Aug 2007 08:45 PM PDT - (Macauhub - Macau,China) - Premier Oil continues with oil exploration in Guinea Bissau
    After acquiring seismic information about the offshore area of Guinea Bissau, the oil company re-launched exploration work in the country, where it is the... (Source)

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    September

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  496. Sat, 01 Sep 2007 05:42 PM PDT - (Sunday Times.lk - Columbo,Sri Lanka) - Offshore oil and production sharing contracts
    During this period 18000 kms of seismic data and seven exploratory wells were drilled. All the wells were dry, except the three wells drilled in Mannar... (Source)

  497. Sat, 01 Sep 2007 05:42 PM PDT - (Reuters.uk - UK) - CGGVeritas says seismic merger wave subsides
    CGGVeritas, created this year from the combination of Compagnie Generale de Geophysique and Veritas, has the biggest fleet in the business for offshore... (Source)

  498. Sun, 02 Sep 2007 02:41 PM PDT - (Gulf News - Dubai,United Arab Emirates) - Sri Lanka to kick off first round of oil exploration in September
    ... offshore Mannar basin, the ministry said. The Mannar basin, off the island's northwest coast, has been little explored but seismic data is encouraging... (Source)

  499. Sun, 02 Sep 2007 02:41 PM PDT - (The Age - Melbourne,Victoria,Australia) - Gold producer's lacklustre price may start to shine
    CATHY Norman's big-time ambitions for Gippsland Offshore Petroleum are continuing to take shape. After taking GOP in to high-leverage exploration plays in... (Source)

  500. Mon, 03 Sep 2007 09:30 PM PDT - (Financial Times Deutschland - Germany) - Battle for oil rests not on flags but on obscure UN panel
    Unclos gives countries the right to exploit the Arctic seabed up to 200 nautical miles offshore. The international battle for Arctic territory may look like... (Source)

  501. Mon, 03 Sep 2007 09:30 PM PDT - (Anchorage Daily News- Anchorage,AK,USA) - North Slope Borough has cause to oppose Beaufort drilling
    We have a very strong preference for onshore activity because it is safer, but I recognize that federal policy encourages offshore exploration... (Source)

  502. Sun, 23 Sep 2007 09:01 PM PDT - (Stabroek News - Georgetown,Guyana) - Maritime award
    The Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) is awaiting approaches by the petroleum companies that intend to recommence offshore oil exploration in the... (Source)

  503. Sun, 23 Sep 2007 09:01 PM PDT - (Web Services Journal - Montvale,NJ,USA) - CGX Energy Inc.: ITLOS Award Preserves 93% of Corentyne Licence
    Warren Workman, Vice President, Exploration for CGX stated, "For more than seven years the dispute has prevented any additional exploration offshore Guyana... (Source)

  504. Tue, 25 Sep 2007 09:43 PM PDT - (Visayan Daily Star - Dumaguete City,Philippines) - 'Prove claims vs. exploration at Ta–on Strait'
    "There was no exploration yet. What Japex did last year was a seismic survey," Babiera said, referring to that conducted offshore of Aloguinsan and... (Source)

  505. Tue, 25 Sep 2007 09:43 PM PDT - (EnergyCurrent - Houston,TX,USA) - Brazil to invest nearly US$800 million in seismic activity
    According to Regina-Chamgriard, ANP intends to invest US$789.39 million through 2012 for geological and geophysical (GG) efforts offshore Brazil... (Source)

  506. Tue, 25 Sep 2007 09:43 PM PDT - (Stabroek News - Georgetown,Guyana) - Exxon Mobil holds the largest offshore acreage in the Guyana
    ... including the acquisition, processing and interpretation of geochemical and seismic information, and the drilling of three exploration wells, namely... (Source)

  507. Tue, 25 Sep 2007 09:43 PM PDT - (EnergyCurrent - Houston,TX,USA) - Bordeaux halts Orca-1 drilling
    Olsen semisubmersible Byford Dolphin, together with further seismic evaluation, should provide a better understanding of any potential of the remaining... (Source)

  508. Tue, 25 Sep 2007 09:43 PM PDT - (OilVoice - UK) - Serica Energy Provides Operations Update
    The acquisition of a 780 square kilometre 3D seismic survey has been completed in Block 06/94, Con Son Basin offshore Vietnam, in which Serica has a 33.3%... (Source)

  509. Thu, 27 Sep 2007 07:27 PM PDT - (Business Weekly - UK) - US and Africa at the heart of major growth prospects for
    It plans to have two offshore exploration wells in Gabon by mid-2008, while seismic exploration offshore of Madagascar has identified "significant prospects... (Source)

  510. Thu, 27 Sep 2007 07:27 PM PDT - (EnergyCurrent - Houston,TX,USA) - Paradigm to process Venezuelan seismic data
    Paradigm Strategic Consulting will assist with quality assurance and quality control during the data acquisition onboard SCAN's offshore survey vessel M/V... (Source)

  511. Thu, 27 Sep 2007 07:27 PM PDT - (EnergyCurrent - Houston,TX,USA) - Lei Dong on hold, says Horizon
    Offshore Thailand, Horizon said the seismic vessel SMNG Professor Polshkov has acquired more than half of the 5500-kilometre (3418-mile) line seismic in... (Source)

  512. Thu, 27 Sep 2007 07:27 PM PDT - (EnergyCurrent - Houston,TX,USA) - Nido primes Palawan sweep
    28 a major seismic survey across its Filipino assets in the offshore Palawan Basin. The survey will be the largest ever undertaken by Nido, covering a total... (Source)

  513. Thu, 27 Sep 2007 07:27 PM PDT - (EnergyCurrent - Houston,TX,USA) - Salamander turns black in first half of 2007
    Salamander has acquired four new exploration licences during the first half of this year, including the offshore Cuu Long River Delta PSC in Vietnam... (Source)

  514. Thu, 27 Sep 2007 07:27 PM PDT - (Stuff.co.nz - Wellington,New Zealand) - Termination of discussions between ports 'disappointing'
    In the next two to three years offshore oil exploration activity was going to be limited to further seismic mapping, and at this point the company could not... (Source)

  515. Fri, 28 Sep 2007 06:41 PM PDT - (Business News Americas - Santiago,Chile) - PDVSA to lead onshore natgas projects
    PDVSA also is looking to take more control over seismic offshore exploration. PDVSA, in line with its natural gas plan through the year 2030, said there are... (Source)

  516. Sat, 29 Sep 2007 05:56 PM PDT - (Daily Times - Lahore,Pakistan) - 'OGDCL to undertake offshore exploration in Arabian Sea soon'
    ISLAMABAD: After successful onshore oil and gas exploration, the Oil and Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL) will soon undertake offshore oil and gas... (Source)

  517. Sun, 30 Sep 2007 01:58 PM PDT - (Stabroek News - Georgetown,Guyana) - CGX drilling set for 2009 - Sully
    Exxon Mobil Exploration Company in a statement to this newspaper yesterday said it remained interested in the offshore opportunities in Guyana... (Source)

  518. Sun, 30 Sep 2007 01:58 PM PDT - (Reuters UK - UK) - Cairn to spend millions on B'desh exploration -govt
    Cairn officials in Bangladesh said they had no comment on exploration in the Bay of Bengal. Cairn has already completed 2D seismic surveys at Magnama in the... (Source)

  519. Sun, 30 Sep 2007 00:28 PM PDT - (Tiscali) - Hotlinks
    Cairn officials in Bangladesh said they had no comment on exploration in the Bay of Bengal. Cairn has already completed 2D seismic surveys at Magnama in the Bay of Bengal, more than 60 kilometres (37.5 miles) south of the port city of Chittagong, according to Nasir. (Source)

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    October

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  521. Tue, 02 Oct 2007 02:43 PM PDT - (AllAfrica.com - Washington,USA) - Mozambique: Oil Exploration Off Sofala Coast May Start Next Year
    The American group Terralliance has formed two companies, Moz Petroleum Sofala and Moz Petroleum M-10, to prospect for oil in the Sofala and M-10 offshore... (Source)

  522. Tue, 02 Oct 2007 02:43 PM PDT - (Times Online - UK) - BHP Billiton strikes $100m Falklands drilling deal
    Floated on AIM three years ago, Falkland Oil and Gas has conducted extensive seismic surveys over offshore acreage that it secured in a 2002 licensing round... (Source)

  523. Wed, 03 Oct 2007 02:00 PM PDT - (Daily Mirror- Sri Lanka) - Lanka completes seismic survey
    "A 2D survey offshore survey was undertaken by SCAN Geophysical ASA (SCAN) a subcontractor of GEMS International NV to collect data about the biological... (Source)

  524. Wed, 03 Oct 2007 02:00 PM PDT - (AME Info - United Arab Emirates) - Aabar takes over operatorship for Philippine's Ragay Gulf
    We will also be acquiring offshore reconnaissance seismic in November to investigate a Nido reef limestone play with the potential for large reserves,' said... (Source)

  525. Thu, 04 Oct 2007 01:58 PM PDT - (Energy Bangla - Dhaka,Bangladesh) - Extensive Seismic Survey Begin in the Bay of Bengal from December
    Plans have been made to begin extensive seismic survey for the purpose of gas and oil exploration in the Bay of Bengal starting December... (Source)

  526. Fri, 05 Oct 2007 11:47 PM PDT - (Stabroek News - Georgetown,Guyana) - Maritime boundary ruling
    Suriname's state-owned Staat-soolie has also been preoccupied with both onshore and offshore exploration and drilling activities... (Source)

  527. Fri, 05 Oct 2007 11:47 PM PDT - (MarketWatch - USA) - Gazprom finds gas at two Vnezuela offshore blocks
    RS) has completed an exploration campaign at two offshore natural gas blocks in Venezuela, with reserves estimated at over a trillion cubic feet... (Source)

  528. Fri, 05 Oct 2007 11:47 PM PDT - (Petroleum News - USA) - Blockbuster GOM lease sale
    The company said its increase in bid activity was the result of additional exploration focus areas since it acquired Dominion's offshore assets and... (Source)

  529. Fri, 05 Oct 2007 11:47 PM PDT - (Khaleej Times - Dubai,United Arab Emirates) - Investments like Aabar's needed to sustain Philippine economic growth
    He added that an offshore reconnaissance seismic will be acquired in November, to investigate a potentially large reserves beneath a reef limestone off Nido... (Source)

  530. Sun, 07 Oct 2007 10:16 PM PDT - (EnergyCurrent - Houston,TX,USA) - ConocoPhillips, Karoon contract Fugro for Browse seismic
    ... Karoon Gas will undertake a 3-D seismic survey leading up to the drilling of an exploration well in Browse permit WA-398-P offshore Western Australia... (Source)

  531. Mon, 08 Oct 2007 11:03 PM PDT - (Economic Times - India) - OVL pays $1 mn to acquire Sri Lankan oil field data
    Sri Lanka had offered to give OVL 5000-6000 sq km of exploration area in the Mannar Offshore Basin on nomination basis in lieu of assistance in training... (Source)

  532. Mon, 08 Oct 2007 11:03 PM PDT - (Business Intelligence Middle East - United Arab Emirates) - Lebanon seeking backing for refinery and new oil exploration
    "Shell, Occidental, Total Elf Fina, Petrocanada, Amerada Hess, and Reading and Bates are some of the companies that have bought these offshore seismic... (Source)

  533. Tue, 09 Oct 2007 11:49 PM PDT - (AllAfrica.com - Washington,USA) - Kenya: Lundin Petroleum Joins the Hunt for Oil
    Under the new arrangement, the government will sign production sharing contracts before any work, including seismic surveys begin on the four offshore... (Source)

  534. Tue, 09 Oct 2007 11:49 PM PDT - (CNNMoney.com - USA) - Canadian Natural Resources Limited Expresses Concerns Over the
    Canadian Natural has operations in Western Canada, the UK portion of the North Sea and Offshore West Africa but is proud to have its headquarters in Calgary... (Source)

  535. Wed, 10 Oct 2007 11:47 PM PDT - (OilVoice - UK) - Apache Spuds Second Exploration Well in Egypt
    ... existing seismic data, including the 3D survey acquired in early 2007, and is targeting reservoirs proven to be productive in the nearby offshore Ras... (Source)

  536. Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:10 PM PDT - (Warrnambool Standard) - Seismic test slam
    SEISMIC testing in Warrnambool's waters should be banned during the peak whale visiting season, according to the city's peak tourism body. The Warrnambool Tourism Association is lobbying all levels of government to improve safeguards surrounding exploration drilling in whale migration areas. (Source)

  537. Thu, 11 Oct 2007 08:02 AM PDT - (Rigzone) - Wortel Siesmic Survey Begins
    Cue has begun the Wortel 2D seismic survey in the Sampang Production Sharing Contract, offshore East Java, Indonesia. The 395km Seismic survey is designed to provide additional infill seismic information over the Wortel gas discovery and three adjacent exploration leads. (Source)

  538. Thu, 11 Oct 2007 11:06 PM PDT - (Lanka Business Online - Sri Lanka) - Sri Lanka says oil majors show interest in offshore exploration
    The government says recent seismic surveys have indicated the presence of petroleum deposits in the Gulf of Mannar. It has said that India's drilling of oil... (Source)

  539. Fri, 12 Oct 2007 11:01 PM PDT - (Petroleum News - USA) - 30 STRONG: Reducing development footprint
    That reduced risk translates to the need for fewer exploration wells, Michael Faust, offshore exploration manager for ConocoPhillips Alaska, told Petroleum... (Source)

  540. Sun, 14 Oct 2007 10:15 PM PDT - (CNNMoney.com - USA) - Cnooc Aims For Bohai Bay To Be China's 2nd Largest Oil Field
    ... of offshore oil exploration. Original oil in place is defined as the total estimated oil and gas in discovered reservoirs using seismic drilling... (Source)

  541. Mon, 15 Oct 2007 00:44 PM PDT - (Daily News) - Tenders for oil exploration in H'tota
    The Government will shortly call for tenders to conduct seismic surveys along the Hambantota sea belt with a view to explore for oil deposits in Sri Lanka's Southern territorial waters. (Source)

  542. Mon, 15 Oct 2007 11:02 PM PDT - (Petroleum News - USA) - 30 STRONG: Computer tech revolutionizes seismic
    It'sa bit like the difference between a CAT scan and a regular X-ray, Michael Faust, offshore exploration manager for ConocoPhillips Alaska, told Petroleum... (Source)

  543. Thu, 18 Oct 2007 01:59 PM PDT - (OilVoice - UK) - Aker Exploration Strengthens its Norwegian Sea Portfolio
    Aker Exploration is conducting comprehensive surveys to identify offshore hydrocarbon resources using both electromagnetic Seabed Logging and seismic data... (Source)

  544. Thu, 18 Oct 2007 01:59 PM PDT - (Market Wire - USA) - Bridge Resources Corp. Completes Acquisition of Iceni Oil and Gas
    The Corporation is active in the exploration for hydrocarbons in the in the UK North Sea where it holds 100% interest in 15 offshore exploration blocks... (Source)

  545. Thu, 18 Oct 2007 01:59 PM PDT - (Trading Markets - Los Angeles,CA,USA) - $A160,000000 Offshore Longtom Gas Field Development Gets Green
    The Longtom Upper prospect has been identified using seismic amplitude techniques which have proved accurate in locating gas during the appraisal of the... (Source)

  546. Fri, 19 Oct 2007 01:59 PM PDT - (Business Wire - San Francisco,CA,USA) - Vanco Signs Ukraine's First Deepwater Black Sea Agreement
    In addition to Ukraine, the Houston independent has deepwater exploration programs offshore Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana and Cte d'Ivoire. (Source)

  547. Fri, 19 Oct 2007 01:59 PM PDT - (WA Business News- Northbridge,Western Australia,Australia) - Cooper Energy raises $60m for Tunisia oil project
    AIM-listed Cairn Energy recently unveiled Ј35.8 million worth of acquisitions of two companies with significant acreage in offshore Tunisia... (Source)

  548. Fri, 19 Oct 2007 01:59 PM PDT - (Trading Markets - Los Angeles,CA,USA) - McMoRan Exploration Co. Reports Third-Quarter/Nine-Month 2007 Results
    The Newfield properties include 124 fields on 148 offshore blocks covering approximately 1.25 million gross acres (approximately 0.5 million acres net to... (Source)

  549. Fri, 19 Oct 2007 01:59 PM PDT - (Colombo Page - Colombo,Sri Lanka) - * Sri Lanka to conduct more seismic surveys to explore oil
    Sri Lanka has already called for tenders for petroleum exploration in the Mannar basin off the North Western coast. Two out of the eight blocks in the basin... (Source)

  550. Fri, 19 Oct 2007 01:59 PM PDT - (EnergyCurrent - Houston,TX,USA) - Husky conducting Chinese seismic program
    Additionally, China National Offshore Oil Co. approved a one-year extension of the Phase I drilling commitment on Block 04/35. Husky continues to pursue... (Source)

  551. Sat, 20 Oct 2007 01:58 PM PDT - (Reuters.uk - UK) - Total to begin offshore exploration in Bangladesh
    "The firm has submitted their work plans for seismic surveys in two offshore blocks in the Bay of Bengal, with a total surface of about 14000 square... (Source)

  552. Mon, 22 Oct 2007 01:59 PM PDT - (EnergyCurrent - Houston,TX,USA) - Essential seeks US$8.9 million for Otway exploration
    ... the seismic processing costs for the Bernoulli 3-D seismic survey and the pre-drill costs for an exploration well next year in offshore permit VIC/P46... (Source)

  553. Mon, 22 Oct 2007 01:59 PM PDT - (Middle East North Africa Financial Network - Amman,Jordan) - Saudi Makamin, Shengly in Oil Venture
    So many companies are developing their exploration and drilling operations, both onshore and offshore." The company was also planning to enter into the... (Source)

  554. Tue, 23 Oct 2007 05:00 PM PDT - (Oil Gas Journal - Houston,TX,USA) - IFP: oil equipment, services demand growth slows
    Geophysics companies posted a 19% growth rate in the first half of this year, pulled along by onshore seismic projects. The offshore sector is slowed by... (Source)

  555. Tue, 23 Oct 2007 05:00 PM PDT - (Inquirer.net - Philippines) - Oil exploration in west Cebu to start Nov. 11
    Results of the seismic survey conducted in July pointed to an area in the waters off the western coast of Cebu named гIpil-Ipilд as a promising oil... (Source)

  556. Wed, 24 Oct 2007 05:01 PM PDT - (Hindu Business Line - Chennai,India) - ONGC plans Rs 31000 cr capex in 11th Plan
    The 3D seismic survey for the ultra deep-water blocks in KG basin is currently underway. The company, during the 11th Plan period, would invest Rs 31000... (Source)

  557. Wed, 24 Oct 2007 05:01 PM PDT - (ABN Newswire - Sydney,NSW,Australia) - Spectraseis Wins World Oil Award
    Spectraseis researches and applies proprietary technologies, on land and offshore, to acquire and analyze low frequency (<10 Hz) seismic background waves... (Source)

  558. Wed, 24 Oct 2007 05:01 PM PDT - (Peninsula On-line - Qatar) - QP signs EPS agreement for offshore Block 3
    The agreement covers an offshore area totaling 1666 sqkm north of Doha and involves 2D and 3D seismic survey and geological and geophysical studies as well... (Source)

  559. Thu, 25 Oct 2007 05:46 PM PDT - (Gulf Times - Doha,Qatar) - Wintershall-led consortium bags EPS for Qatar offshore Block-3
    DOHA: A consortium, led by Wintershall Holding Aktiengesellschaft, has bagged the exploration and production sharing contract for Qatar offshore Block-3... (Source)

  560. Thu, 25 Oct 2007 05:46 PM PDT - (Investor's Business Daily- USA) - The New America
    He says offshore data acquisition is more specialized and technology intensive. A seismic company that has found a niche, Ebbern says, may do well to focus... (Source)

  561. Thu, 25 Oct 2007 05:46 PM PDT - (Irish Independent - Dublin,Ireland) - race to find pot of black gold
    Since the turn of the decade three small exploration companies have led the rejuvenation of drilling in the Irish offshore, one of them paying a very heavy... (Source)

  562. Fri, 26 Oct 2007 06:31 PM PDT - (Engineering News - Garden View,South Africa) - Big exploration push for yet more Mozambique gas
    We have also just completed seismic work for two offshore blocks in which we plan to conduct exploration drilling by 2008. We are looking forward to the... (Source)

  563. Sun, 28 Oct 2007 07:59 PM PDT - (New Zealand Herald - New Zealand) - Canny Southland hoping to strike it rich
    With seismic work expected to start late next month, there will be some work for locals. "During seismic work, typically vessels remain at sea for long... (Source)

  564. Sun, 28 Oct 2007 07:59 PM PDT - (Gulf News - Dubai,United Arab Emirates) - Black Marlin plans oil venture in Kenya
    By Shakir Husain, Staff Reporter Dubai: Black Marlin Energy, a Dubai-based company, plans to search for oil onshore and offshore Kenya... (Source)

  565. Sun, 28 Oct 2007 07:59 PM PDT - (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner - Fairbanks,AK,USA) - Democrats launch online offensive against Stevens
    "Environmentally responsible and safe offshore exploration and development off the coast of Alaska, in the Gulf of Mexico, or any approved area of the Outer... (Source)

  566. Mon, 29 Oct 2007 08:46 PM PDT - (EnergyCurrent - Houston,TX,USA) - ConocoPhillip, Karoon to begin Browse seismic sweep
    ... exploration program from 2007 to 2008 in the three Browse permits, WA-314-P, WA-315-P and WA-398-P offshore Western Australia. Fugro-Geoteam AS seismic... (Source)

  567. Mon, 29 Oct 2007 08:46 PM PDT - (The Canadian Press - ) - Vulcan Minerals says NWest Energy being acquired by Trilogy Metals
    NWest, based in St. John's, has begun the permitting and environmental review process for a 2008 offshore seismic program. Proposals have been requested and... (Source)

  568. Wed, 31 Oct 2007 00:05 AM PDT - (Advertiser Adelaide - Adelaide,South Australia,Australia) - Cash-rich Beach in solid position
    "You may expect more announcements soon, in addition to our recent decision to drill two new oil exploration wells next year in the Bass Basin, offshore... (Source)

  569. Wed, 31 Oct 2007 02:16 PM PDT - (Market Wire - USA) - GFI OilGas Corporation Announces Fiscal Year 2007 Financial and
    At the Glagah Kambuna TAC, located offshore northern Sumatra, Indonesia, where we have a 35% working interest, a 450 kilometre 3-D seismic survey was... (Source)

  570. Wed, 31 Oct 2007 02:16 PM PDT - (EnergyCurrent - Houston,TX,USA) - PGS starts Falklands survey for BordersSouthern
    FALKLAND ISLANDS: BordersSouthern Plc commenced the acquisition of 3-D seismic data across its South Falkland Basin acreage offshore the Falkland Islands... (Source)

  571. Wed, 31 Oct 2007 02:16 PM PDT - (Inquirer.net - Philippines) - Otto Energy buys stake in Galoc field
    ... ongoing exploration and development of its Philippine assets, including finalization of its 2D and 3D seismic program for its offshore prospects... (Source)

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    November

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  573. Thu, 01 Nov 2007 04:37 PM PDT - (Western Star - Corner Brook,Newfoundland and Labrador,Canada) - Vulcan Minerals pleased with acquisition
    ... Newfoundland petroleum exploration licences. NWest has initiated the permitting and environmental review process for a 2008 offshore seismic program... (Source)

  574. Sun, 04 Nov 2007 07:17 PM PST - (Business Daily Africa - Nairobi,Kenya) - Oil prospector heading to N. Kenya
    The recent departure of Australian oil company, Woodside Petroleum, from Lamu's onshore exploration has only helped to change the focus to offshore... (Source)

  575. Mon, 12 Nov 2007 08:14 AM PST - (Times of Malta) - Oil company hopes to spud Malta exploration well next year
    Mediterranean Oil & Gas an Italian oil and gas company, is in the process of examining and interpreting the results of a new seismic survey in waters off Malta with a view to identifying a site for an exploratory oil well in the Spring of next year, UK equity research firm WH Ireland has reported. (Source)

  576. Thu, 15 Nov 2007 03:53 PM PST - (TVNZ) - Oil search to be launched south of NZ
    A big new push in New Zealand's search for oil and gas starts this weekend. A seismic exploration ship, Discoverer II, will sail from Dunedin to begin its work in the Southern Ocean. (Source)

  577. Thu, 15 Nov 2007 10:28 PM PST - (TVNZ) - Oil search to be launched south of NZ
    A big new push in New Zealand's search for oil and gas starts this weekend. A seismic exploration ship, Discoverer II, will sail from Dunedin to begin its work in the Southern Ocean. (Source)

  578. Sun, 18 Nov 2007 02:39 PM PST - (TVNZ) - Oil search to be launched south of NZ
    A big new push in New Zealand's search for oil and gas starts this weekend. A seismic exploration ship, Discoverer II, will sail from Dunedin to begin its work in the Southern Ocean. (Source)

  579. Thu, 22 Nov 2007 03:05 PM PST - (CBC North) - Beaufort Sea exploration could harm bowhead whales, residents worry
    Residents in the western Arctic say they worry that a proposed seismic exploration project in the Beaufort Sea could scare away bowhead whales. (Source)

  580. Wed, 28 Nov 2007 01:12 PM PST - (Rigzone) - PNOC-EC Exec: Data from Spratlys Oil, Gas Survey 'Encouraging'
    A seismic survey jointly conducted by the Philippines, China and Vietnam to assess the potential oil an gas reserves in an area of the South China Sea including the disputed Spratlys Islands yielded "encouraging" results, prompting further exploration in the area, a Philippine executive said late Tuesday. (Source)

  581.  

    December

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  582. Thu, 13 Dec 2007 08:33 PM PST - (OilVoice - UK) - Amerisur Resources Announces Interim Results for the Six Months to
    The completion of the transaction with Petex Offshore Inc has been announced today. We are busy interpreting the 103km2 of 3D seismic data acquired in this... (Source)

  583. Tue, 18 Dec 2007 09:50 PM PST - (Reuters UK - UK) - Iceland offers offshore oil and gas licences
    Seismic surveys were carried out in the area in 2001-2002 on a non-exclusive basis. The preliminary date for awarding the new licences is Jan... (Source)

  584. Tue, 18 Dec 2007 09:50 PM PST - (Inquirer.net - Philippines) - Pinoy dolphins vs. Japan firm
    The petition for certiorari with mandamus and injunction seeks to stop further offshore explorations by the Japan Petroleum Exploration Company Ltd.... (Source)

  585. Wed, 19 Dec 2007 10:01 PM PST - (The Nation Newspaper - Bridgetown,St. Michael,Barbados) - Ten possible oil sites off Barbados
    As such, there is now a keen interest in the exploration of Barbados' offshore from major oil companies such as: Hess, BHP Billiton, Exxon Mobil... (Source)

  586. Wed, 19 Dec 2007 10:01 PM PST - (CNW Telbec (Communiqués de presse) - Montréal,Québec,Canada) - Fox Petroleum Announces Progress Update on Seismic Analysis for
    The data which is being analyzed comes from the Fox Petroleum commissioned offshore seismic survey, and has provided a clearer portrait of the opportunity... (Source)

  587. Wed, 19 Dec 2007 10:01 PM PST - (Motley Fool - USA) - 2008: An Oil Patch Preview
    Yep, 2008 promises to be another strong year for offshore drillers, seismic surveyors, and subsea specialists alike. Of course, this trend is now so obvious... (Source)

  588. Mon, 24 Dec 2007 11:23 PM PST - (Reuters India - Mumbai,India) - Total begins survey for offshore B'desh exploration
    "It is very important for oil and gas exploration in the offshore field which must be done before seismic survey," Mohammad Imad Uddin, managing director of... (Source)

  589. Mon, 24 Dec 2007 11:23 PM PST - (Bayanihan.org - Philippines) - 24 - Guardians of Marine mammals ask SC to issue TRO
    46 with JAPEX for oil exploration and drilling in a 2850 kilometer area offshore of Tanon Strait. In May and June, 2005, the DOE conducted a seismic survey... (Source)

  590. Tue, 25 Dec 2007 11:39 PM PST - (Manila Standard Today - Philippines) - Petronas to drill well in offshore Mindoro next year
    By Alena Mae S. Flores Petronas Carigali Overseas Sdn Bhd of Malaysia and PNOC-Exploration Corp. will start drilling their first exploration well in... (Source)

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