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  • Exxon, Petrobras Form Alliance To Develop Oil, Gas Projects

    ExxonMobil and Petrobras form an alliance to develop energy projects around the world.
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  • Drillers Flock to Rockies as Sleepiest Shale Corner Awakens

    It's not exactly the Pike's Peak gold rush of 160 years but with crude prices on the rise, explorers are returning to the oil-rich rock of Colorado.
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  • Lebanon Approves Offshore Oil, Gas Exploration Bid

    Lebanon's cabinet approved a bid on Thursday for offshore energy exploration by a consortium made up of France's Total, Italy's ENI and Russia's Novatek.
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  • Oasis Petroleum Adds More Acreage In Delaware Basin For $946MM

    Oasis Petroleum says it would buy more acreage in the Delaware Basin.
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  • Mexico Says Deepwater Oil Tender Doomed By Brazil Competition

    Pemex blames the cancellation of a potentially lucrative deepwater Gulf of Mexico project on weak investor appetite.
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  • Petrochina Conducts Major Internal Transfer Of Oil, Gas Blocks

    PetroChina conducts its first major internal transfer of mining rights between subsidiaries to allow those with mature fields to look for oil and gas in under-developed regions.
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  • Seismic Survey Offshore Mozambique Commences

    Seismic imaging specialist Spectrum announces the commencement of a 2D seismic survey offshore Mozambique on behalf of the Institute of National Petroleum.
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  • Po Valley Energy Announces 'Positive' Results from Well Onshore Italy

    Po Valley Energy announces positive log results from the drilling of the Podere Maiar 1 (PM1) well on the Selva gas field onshore Italy.
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  • While Senate Pushes ANWR Drilling, Industry Looks Elsewhere

    Even as the US Senate moves to allow oil drilling in Alaska's ANWR, the real action is 150 miles (241 km) west.
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  • China To Auction Five Oil, Gas Blocks In Xinjiang In Reform Push

    China is putting out for auction 5 oil and gas blocks in the remote northwest Xinjiang region to domestic investors.
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  • Sharp Fall In Applications For Norway's Arctic Oil Permits

    Norway's attractiveness as an oil region took a hit when energy authorities said 11 oil firms applied for stakes in exploration blocks in its latest oil licensing round
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  • ExxonMobil to Evaluate Offshore Mauritania Blocks

    Company plans seismic activities.
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  • Siccar Point Energy to Drill Lyon Well in 2018

    Siccar Point Energy E&P Limited will drill the Lyon well immediately after the Cambo appraisal well in 2018.
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  • Britain's Genel Finds Oil Bearing Reservoirs In North End Of Taq Taq Field

    Genel Energy Plc says one of its wells, drilled to appraise the northern end of its Taq Taq oilfield in Kurdistan region of Iraq, encountered oil bearing reservoirs.
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  • CNPC Reports New Oil Field Discovery In Western China - Xinhua

    China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC) discovers a new oil field, according to the official Xinhua News agency.
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  • Chevron To Study Mexican Oil Block, No Drilling Seen In First 4 Years

    Chevron will focus on studying the geology of its block in Mexico's deepwater Gulf during the first four-year phase of its contract.
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  • Statoil Secures Onshore Argentina Exploration License

    Statoil ASA has been awarded the Bajo del Toro Este exploration license as operator in the Neuquen basin.
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  • ExxonMobil Nears Deal To Explore For Oil And Gas Offshore Mauritania

    ExxonMobil is close to signing a deal to explore for oil and gas offshore Mauritania, its first foray into the West African country.
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  • Statoil To Drill 5-6 Wells In Arctic Barents Sea In 2018

    Norway's Statoil will continue to drill for oil in the Arctic Barents Sea next year even though its 2017 campaign was mostly disappointing.
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  • Iraq Invites Foreign Bids For Oil, Gas Blocks In New Areas

    Iraq invites foreign companies to bid for contracts to explore and develop oil and natural gas reserves in nine new blocks as the OPEC nation seeks to boost its output capacity.
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