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03.04.2014 Russias’ Rosneft buys Orenburg Drilling Company

Rosneft completed acquisition of 100% share in Orenburg Drilling Company from VTB-Leasing Group, Rosneft’s press office said on April 2.

02.04.2014 Barton Moss fracking test drilling finds gas in shale rock in England

IGas said it had detected the gas in samples from its test well at Barton Moss, BBC reported on April 1. Drilling will now stop while the samples are analysed, which is likely to take six months, the company said.

01.04.2014 BP cuts Brazil staff

BP Plc (BP/), Europe’s second-largest oil company by sales, is cutting its Brazilian workforce three years after entering the South American country’s exploration and production industry, Bloomberg reported on March 31.

26.03.2014 Chinese Honghua may set up joint venture in Russia's Yakutia

China’s Honghua may set up a drilling joint venture with the Yakutian company Tuymaadaneftegaz, RIA Novosti has reported, citing the Yakutian ministry for federal and foreign relations.

25.03.2014 Russia’s Tatneft studies carbonate reservoirs

Tatneft has hosted a seminar on carbonate reservoirs, attended by Tatneft CEO Nail Maganov, the Tatar president’s assistant for the oil industry Shafagat Takhautdinov and other dignitaries and experts.

24.03.2014 China’s CNPC taps new gas reservoir

China National Petroleum Corp started drilling its most recent natural gas discovery in Sichuan province on March 21, a project that will help ensure the country's energy supply, China Daily reported on March 22.

18.03.2014 Cub Energy begins drilling new well in Ukraine

Cub Energy Inc. ("Cub", or the "Company") (TSX-V: KUB) announced on March 17 that it commenced drilling of the Rusko-Komarovske-21 ("RK-21") development well on the Rusko-Komarovske ("RK") licence in western Ukraine.

14.03.2014 Gazprom Neft Completes Testing 2nd Well At Iraq's Badra Field

In February 2014, Gazprom Neft successfully completed testing on its second well at the Badra field, operated by the Company.

11.03.2014 New well to be drilled based upon success of Rogity-1

San Leon has completed the hydraulic fracture stimulation programme and testing of the Rogity-1 well on the Braniewo S Concession (the "Concession") in Poland's northern Baltic Basin.

04.03.2014 RWE Dea Norge commences drilling at Titan in North Sea

RWE Dea Norge commenced drilling a well at production license (PL) 420, to appraise the Titan discovery, the company’s press office said on March 3. Recoverable volumes are estimated at approximately 12 million standard cubic metres oil equivalents.