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01.11.2013 Tethys Starts Drilling Dexa Well in Kazakhstan

Tethys Petroleum Limited, the E&P Company focused on Central Asia and the Caspian Region has commenced drilling of the AKD09 ("Dexa") well in Kazakhstan and updated on Kazakh oil production operations, the company reported in a news release on October 31.

29.10.2013 Serica Starts Drilling Offshore Morocco

Serica Energy plc (TSX & AIM: SQZ) on October 28 confirmed the start of drilling operations in the Foum Draa licence, offshore Morocco.

23.10.2013 Slavneft Produces 12.7 Million Tons of Oil in January-September

Slavneft said on October 22 that from January to September, 2013, OAO NGK Slavneft's entities produced 12.7 mln tons of oil and 613 mln tons of gas, which is 5.5% and 2.3% below the previous year's indicators, correspondingly.

22.10.2013 KrisEnergy Starts Drilling Ca Ngu-1 Well Offshore Central Vietnam

KrisEnergy Ltd. (“KrisEnergy” or “the Company”), an independent upstream oil and gas company, has announced that on 21 October, the Songa Mercur semisubmersible rig began drilling the Ca Ngu-1 exploration well in Block 120 offshore central Vietnam.

16.10.2013 Gazprom Neft Orenburg First Performs First Multiple Hydraulic Fracturing in Carbonate Reservoirs

A multiple hydraulic fracturing operation has been performed for the first time on a horizontal well drilled into carbonate reservoirs* in the East area of Orenburg oil and gas condensate field, operated by Gazprom Neft Orenburg, a subsidiary of Gazprom Neft.

15.10.2013 SOCAR Commissions New Rig

The State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) has commissioned a new offshore platform at the Darwin Bank field in the Azerbaijani sector of the Caspian Sea, the news agency Trend reported on October 14, citing a statement from SOCAR.

15.10.2013 No Oil Found in Israeli Coastal Well

Israeli oil drilling company Shemen Oil and Gas Resources Inc. said late Sunday that a promising offshore well in the Mediterranean Sea does not contain any oil, The Times of Israel reported on October 14.

09.10.2013 Sovkomflot to Start Offshore Drilling

The shipping company Sovkomflot is considering the implementation of offshore drilling projects in a JV with foreign partners, deputy transportation minister Viktor Olersky has said. Olersky sits on Sovkomflot's board.

04.10.2013 New Well Commissioned in Guneshli

The Azerbaijani state company SOCAR has commissioned a well in the shallow part of the Guneshli field.

Well No 259 had been drilled from offshore structure No 14, said SOCAR. The daily production rate after maintenance amounts to 80 tons of oil.

27.09.2013 Putin Stresses Environmental Safety in Arctic Drilling

Arctic exploitation cannot be stopped, but the key principle in the development of the Arctic must be to preserve the environment and to maintain the balance between economic activity, human presence and conservation of the natural environment, President Vladimir Putin s