The COSL Innovator rig has been booked for a drilling campaign on the Barryroe field off Ireland.
Energy giant Shell has sold-off its business in Ireland for up to £1bn ($1.3bn).
Environmental campaigners have criticised the government's u-turn on carbon tax as a "giant two-fingers" to the Paris Agreement.
Shares in Providence Resources jumped by almost 10% in London this morning after the Irish oil firm beefed up its drilling programme for the Barryroe field.
Providence Resources said today that it had completed the divestment of a 35% stake in an Irish oilfield to Total.
Irish oil explorer Providence Resources said today that Gardline's M/V Kommandor survey vessel was en route to the Newgrange prospect, where it will conduct a seismic data shoot.
Providence Resources’ boss said today that farm-out deals had helped the Irish explorer “shore up” its finances and bring first oil from the Barryroe discovery closer.
Lansdowne Oil & Gas said today that it expects to raise £900,000 through the placement of 69 million new ordinary shares.
Providence Resources said today that Chinese firm Apec will buy into the Barryroe oil field, off the south coast of Ireland.
Europa Oil and Gas narrowed its losses during a 2016/17 financial year marked by “record levels” of corporate activity at the AIM-listed company.
Irish oil explorer Providence Resources said today that Total had made final payment on a farm-in deal for a licence.
Irish independent Providence Resources has finally spudded exploration well 53/6-A on the FEL 2/14 licence in the southern Porcupine basin located to the west of Ireland.
Providence Resources said today that Total had paid down $20.25million as part of its farm-in deal for a licence offshore Ireland.
The Irish Government has extended two of Europa Oil and Gas' exploration licences by two years to July 2019.
An outright ban on fracking in Ireland has moved a step closer.
The Irish government has approved future plans for the extension of a frontier licence development in the Southern Porcupine basin.
Europa Oil and Gas said today that two of its prospects off Ireland contain prospective resources of more than 500million barrels of oil.
The Irish Government has sanctioned Europa Oil and Gas’s farm out of a 70% stake in an offshore licence to Edinburgh-based Cairn Energy.
CHC has signed a contract with Providence Resources to provide helicopter services.
Irish based exploration firm Providence Resources is to undertake 3D seismic ahead of a possible wildcat well in the southern Porcupine basin.
An Irish local authority has been criticised over the management of an €8.5million community benefit fund provided by Royal Dutch Shell (Lon: RDSA).
The Irish parliament has become the first in the world to back a ban on investing public money in fossil fuels.
Offshore Ireland is fast becoming an exploration hotspot where more oil and gas majors are arriving on the scene.
Fresh figures have revealed Shell’s Corrib gas field is generating sales of more than €1.2million a day.
The Irish government has given oil explorer Providence Resources an extension on its Kish Bank Basin licence off the east coast.