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Exploration Development 2001 P10

  • 06/29/2001 -- Exploration/Development news briefs, June 29
    Osprey Energy ... CMB Energy ... Cairn Energy ... Videocon Petroleum ... Oiltec Resources
  • 06/29/2001 -- Carigali-Triton delays start-up of Cakerawala field in JDA
    Carigali-Triton Operating Co. has deferred for a few months the mid-2002 start-up Cakerawala field in the South China Sea. The delay was advised by the gas buyers, Malaysian state oil company Petronas and Petroleum Authority of Thailand.
  • 06/29/2001 -- Cairn Energy has multiple-zone gas discovery off India
    A well on Cairn Energy PLC's Block KG-DWN-98/2 off Andhra Pradesh, India, flowed 80 MMscfd on a 1-in. choke from two zones at a combined stabilized rate, constrained by equipment limitations.
  • 06/27/2001 -- Statoil says discovery off Denmark made in record speed
    Norway's Statoil said Wednesday it made a small North Sea oil discovery in record time. The Noble George Sauvageau rig drilled the Stine Segment II discovery well in less than 10 days, including coring and logging. The hole is in 60 m of water 7 km east of Siri field, which Statoil operates on the Danish shelf.
  • 06/26/2001 -- China outlines 5-year oil, gas development plan
    China this week released a comprehensive oil and gas development plan for 2001-05. China plans to produce 170 million tons/year of crude oil and 50 billion cu m/year of gas by 2005, up from 162 million tons and 25 billion cu m, respectively, in 2000.
  • 06/26/2001 -- UK government launches strategic review of energy policy
    The British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, Monday announced that the Performance and Innovation Unit would undertake a strategic review of the country's longterm energy policy to consider the roles coal, gas, oil, and renewables would play in meeting the UK's future energy supply needs. Newly appointed Energy Minister Brian Wilson will chair a group leading the review.
  • 06/26/2001 -- Perupetro notes interest in redesignated blocks
    Peruvian state oil agency Perupetro said oil companies are visiting its data room for information on redesignated blocks. The agency declined to say which companies are reviewing the information.
  • 06/25/2001 -- Conoco gets clearance for CMS III in southern North Sea
    Conoco UK Ltd. has received UK government approval for its £200 million development of a cluster of five natural gas discoveries in the southern North Sea. Conoco plans to tie back the 5-field complex -- Hawksley, McAdam, Murdoch K, Boulton H, and Watt -- through subsea wellheads to the existing Murdoch platform.
  • 06/25/2001 -- Enterprise gets okay to develop Bijupirá and Salema fields off Brazil
    Brazil has approved Enterprise Oil PLC's plans to develop Bijupirá and Salema fields off Brazil. Drilling operations are scheduled to start in the next few weeks, said Enterprise, with first oil expected in the third quarter of 2003 via a floating production, storage, and offloading vessel.
  • 06/25/2001 -- Gwyn Morgan striving to make Alberta Energy a global competitor
    Gwyn Morgan, president and CEO of Alberta Energy Co. Ltd., sees a solid future for Canadian natural gas production despite the obstacles of tax and lands access problems.
  • 06/22/2001 -- CNOOC, Sinopec to develop Xihu trough with foreign partners
    China Petroleum & Petrochemical Corp. (Sinopec) and China National Offshore Oil Corp. said Friday they will likely develop natural gas reserves in the Xihu trough of the East China Sea with foreign oil and gas companies.
  • 06/22/2001 -- Moon and sky
    It's likely Congress and the White House will be wrestling with energy policy all summer. Public lands access, environmental standards, and electricity price caps will all be battlegrounds. Yet one area of consensus appears to be oil and gas research.
  • 06/20/2001 -- Exploration/Development news briefs, June 20
    Texaco ... Agip ... Canoro Resources ... Assam Co. Ltd. ... Repsol Exploracion Peru ... Burlington Resources Peru ... Enterprise Oil Exploration ... Canadian Superior Energy ... Santos ... Idemitsu Oil Expl (Barrow) ... ZORIN Exploration ... First Calgary Petroleums ... Canadian Nexen Yemen
  • 06/20/2001 -- Brazil completes Round 3
    Brazil's National Petroleum Agency Wednesday completed the second day of the country's third licensing round. The round made 53 blocks available, including 26 that were offered Wednesday. There were somewhat fewer bids for the blocks than on Tuesday, and the amounts were lower.
  • 06/19/2001 -- MMS issues draft EIS for drilling program off California
    The US Minerals Management Service has issued a draft environmental impact statement for proposed delineation drilling off Santa Barbara County, Calif. It evaluates four undeveloped drilling units: Gatop Canyon in the western Santa Barbara Channel, Bonito off Point Conception, and Purisma Point and Point Sal, both off the northern coast.
  • 06/19/2001 -- Talisman evaluating offers for its stake in Sudan oil project
    Talisman Energy Inc., Calgary, Tuesday said it was evaluating offers for its 25% interest in a controversial Sudan oil project that recently became the subject of US legislation. The House of Representatives has approved legislation, the Sudan Peace Act, to discourage investment in Sudan by international companies selling stock in the US.
  • 06/18/2001 -- Europa gets license to develop Niklovich gas field in Ukraine
    Europa Oil & Gas Ltd., London, and its Ukrainian partner, Zahidukrgeologia, have received a license to develop Niklovich gas field in western Ukraine. Niklovich field is 25 km from the Polish border and has reserves of 100 bcf in two main reservoirs at 1,200-1,500 m.
  • 06/13/2001 -- Colombia pushes development of its fossil fuels
    Colombia is committed to developing its oil, natural gas, and coal resources for export to world markets, said Luis Alberto Moreno, the Colombian ambassador to the US, on Wednesday.
  • 06/13/2001 -- Development of Ormen Lange field off Norway delayed for closer look
    Plans to develop Ormen Lange gas field in the Norwegian Sea have been delayed to pinpoint placement of wells for the development, operator Norsk Hydro said Tuesday. The project's partners expect to submit the development plan to Norwegian authorities in the fall of 2003.
  • 06/12/2001 -- Gaz de France farms into Texaco blocks in UK North Sea
    Gaz de France has farmed into 12 Texaco Inc. exploration licenses in the UK North Sea and plans to drill 12 wells on those licenses by 2004. The permits are around Britannia gas field and Elgin-Franklin field, which recently came on stream and where Gaz de France is a part owner.

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