Faroe Petroleum said yesterday drilling had started on the Clapton prospect in the Norwegian North Sea.
Development drilling has started on the southern North Sea Breagh gas field, Aberdeen-based oil and gas explorer Sterling Resources said today.
Aberdeen-based Xcite Energy said yesterday it had drawn down £2.12million on its equity funding agreement with venture-capital firm Esousa Holdings. Esousa has taken nearly 1.9million shares in Xcite as a result of the funding, which the oil and gas explorer said it would use as future working capital and to progress towards first oil from its Bentley North Sea field.
Aberdeen-based oil and gas explorer Xcite Energy has moved back into the black, thanks to gains on foreign-exchange rates.
The jack-up rig Rowan Norway, contracted out to oil and gas explorer Xcite Energy, is once again on the move.
Oil and gas explorer Sterling Resources has said costs have overrun by 17% on the southern North Sea Breagh gas development.
Oil and gas explorer Nautical Petroleum said today it had entered into an agreement with First Oil Expro to buy a 25% stake in a North Sea block containing the Hydra prospect.
Falklands oil and gas explorer Rockhopper expects to find a partner to invest in its Sea Lion discovery in three months, according to reports.
Oil and gas explorer MPX North Sea has applied to the Department of Energy and Climate Change to develop the Orlando field.
South Atlantic-focused oil and gas explorer Rockhopper Exploration said today it had successfully completed drilling a sidetrack well in the North Falkland Basin.
Falklands oil and gas explorer Rockhopper Petroleum said today it had spudded its latest well in the remote region.
OIL and gas explorer Trap Oil Group, which trades as Trapoil, is to farm out its UK North Sea Kew field to Centrica and Japan's JX Nippon.
Canadian oil and gas explorer Antrim said today it is to drill three wells in the North Sea by the end of the year starting with the Erne prospect.
Aberdeen-based oil and gas explorer Faroe Petroleum said today drilling had started on the T-Rex discovery in the Norwegian North Sea.
Oil and gas explorer Providence Resources is due to start drilling off the coast of Ireland in the next two weeks.
UK oil and gas explorer Hurricane Exploration said today it had found light oil and gas condensate in its west of Shetland Whirlwind well.
Edinburgh-based oil and gas explorer Bowleven said today it was to drill deeper on its latest offshore Cameroon exploration well.
Oil and gas explorer Desire Petroleum has said its faith in the potential of its Falklands acreage was confirmed by a detailed review of its assets.
North Sea oil and gas explorer Ranger Exploration is now trading as North Sea Energy after being taken over.
Oil and gas explorer Providence Resources said today it was marking a "renaissance of major drilling activities" offshore Ireland with a well on the Barryroe prospect in mid-November.
Falklands oil and gas explorer Rockhopper Exploration is to boost its holdings in the region by agreeing a farm-in with Desire Petroleum which could extend its Sea Lion discovery.
The UK's offshore health and safety regime could be adopted across Europe after a vote by politicians in Strasbourg today.
OIL and gas explorer Valiant Petroleum today gave an update on its 2011 exploration programme.
Shares in oil and gas explorer Desire Petroleum fell 11% to 19p today after it said it was continuing to look for finance to restart its drilling campaign.
OIL and gas explorer Melrose Resources has reduced its full-year production estimate for a second time this year after setbacks in Egypt.