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24.08.2014 Statoil Wins Drilling permit for well 7125/4-3 in production licence 393 B

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 7125/4-3, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

22.08.2014 North Atlantic Drilling announces acquisition of land drilling rigs in Russia

North Atlantic Drilling Ltd. has inked an agreement to purchase a significant portion of Rosneft’s land drilling fleet in Russia. Approximately 150 rigs will be acquired along with an award of new 5 year contracts with Rosneft for these units.

22.08.2014 Petrobras proves potential of Sergipe-Alagoas Basin’s Moita Bonita area

Petrobras announces that the third well drilled in the Sergipe-Alagoas Basin’s Moita Bonita area, in Concession BM-SEAL-10, has proved the extension of the gas and light oil discovery made in that area, as released to the market on August 24, 2012.

13.08.2014 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Total E&P Norge AS a drilling permit for wellbore

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Total E&P Norge AS a drilling permit for wellbore 34/6-3 S cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

09.08.2014 Rosneft, ExxonMobil Start Drilling in the Kara Sea

Rosneft and ExxonMobil joint venture company Karmorneftegaz began drilling of Universitetskaya-1, the Russian Federation's northernmost well using the West Alpha rig. The start of the drilling was launched by Russian President Vladimir Putin during a teleconference with head of Rosneft Igor Sechin and head of ExxonMobil Russia Glenn Waller who were both present in the Kara Sea.

08.08.2014 Schlumberger, Statoil Ink NOK 1.15 billion Deal

Schlumberger Norway has been awarded a contract with Statoil to provide integrated drilling services for the Norwegian continental shelf licenses Gullfaks, Gullfaks Satellites, Snorre, Statfjord , Tordis/Vigdis, Visund.

07.08.2014 Statoil Empty-handed After Summer Arctic Drilling Campaign

Statoil has failed to find oil during a summer drilling campaign in the remote Norwegian Arctic, it said on Thursday dampening hopes for an oil and gas boom in these northern waters.

05.08.2014 FX Energy Announces New Well in Edge License

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30.07.2014 Saipem awarded new drilling contracts worth $850 million

Saipem has been awarded new drilling contracts in Indonesia, Nigeria, the Arabian Gulf and Latin America worth approximately $850 million of which $540 million are related to offshore activity and refer to four different units of Saipem’s fleet.

29.07.2014 FX Energy Begins Drilling Karmin Well in Poland

FX Energy, Inc., has begun drilling at the Karmin-1 well in western Poland, the company reported in a news release. The well is a planned test of a Rotliegend sandstone target at an estimated depth of 2,460 meters.