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17.07.2013 U.N.: Western Oil Exploration In Somalia May Spark Conflict

Western commercial oil exploration in disputed areas of Somalia and discrepancies over which authorities can issue licenses to companies could spark further conflict in the African nation, U.N. monitors warned in a confidential report according to Reuters.

16.07.2013 French President Says No Shale Gas Drilling On His Watch

Platts reports that the French President Francois Hollande will not allow shale gas exploration during his presidency, he said on national television Sunday.

12.07.2013 Vietnam Backs India’s Oil ‘Exploration’ Work

As China finally agrees to dialogue for a Code of Conduct in the South China Sea, Vietnam continues to strongly back "exploration and exploitation" work by India in parts of the region that fall under Vietnam's exclusive economic zone.

11.07.2013 Tap Oil Limited Provide Starfish-1 Exploration Well - Drilling Update

Tap Oil Limited (ASX:TAP) has reported that its Starfish-1 oil exploration well in the Offshore Accra Contract Area, Ghana, is targeting a large stratigraphic trap in the deep water.

04.07.2013 Tap Oil Limited Provides Starfish-1 Exploration Well and Drilling Update

Tap Oil Limited (ASX:TAP) provides the following update of the Starfish-1 oil exploration well in the Offshore Accra Contract Area, Ghana.

01.07.2013 Rosneft Launches Exploration Works and Environmental Analysis at Sea of Okhotsk Blocks

Rosneft is starting field seismic prospecting at the license blocks Lisyansky, Kashevarovsky and Magadan-1, the company reported in a news release. Rosneft holds geological study at the blocks jointly with its partner Statoil ASA (Norway).

21.06.2013 Statoil, Rosneft Move Forward With Exploration Cooperation

Statoil and Rosneft today signed agreements that complete the contractual framework of their Joint Venture to explore offshore frontier areas in the Sea of Okhotsk and in the Barents Sea, Statoil reported in a news release.

19.06.2013 Russian Energy Ministry Submits Bill to Stimulate Tight Oil Production

The Russian government has submitted a bill to the Duma on stimulating the development of difficult oil reserves. The bill was drafted as a joint effort by the Russian Energy and Finance ministries, the Energy Ministry reported in a news release.

14.06.2013 PGNiG Upstream International Obtains Interests In Four Licences In Norway

PGNiG Upstream International AS, a subsidiary of Polskie Górnictwo Naftowe i Gazownictwo SA, has been awarded interests in four exploration and production licences in Norway as part of the 22nd licensing round carried out by the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

11.06.2013 Seychelles Offers Oil and Gas Exploration Blocks After Two Year Break

Seychelles has invited oil and gas companies to bid for exploration blocks, ending a two-year moratorium and introducing new rules for bidders after completing a review of laws regulating the sector.