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Exploration Development 2002 P2

  • Fri Dec 06 11:12:00 CST 2002 -- Petrobras announces oil find in northern Campos basin
    Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) announced Thursday a new oil find on the BC-60 Block in the northern Campos basin, off the southern coast of the Brazilian state of Espírito Santo.
  • Tue Dec 03 17:12:00 CST 2002 -- Pogo Producing makes two natural gas discoveries in central Gulf of Mexico
    Houston-based Pogo Producing Co. reported making two natural gas discoveries with two wells in the central Gulf of Mexico.
  • Wed Nov 27 16:11:00 CST 2002 -- Statoil reports finds on Tyrihans South, North Sea Dolly fields; spuds well on Blåmeis
    Statoil ASA recently proved more oil and gas in the Tyrihans South discovery in the Norwegian Sea and has found oil in its Dolly prospect in the Tampen area of the North Sea, the company said.
  • Tue Nov 26 12:11:00 CST 2002 -- DeepStar group awards Aker Kværner study contract
    DeepStar, a group of 12 leading deepwater operators and 48 service-supply companies, has awarded Aker Kværner a contract to execute Phase VI of the Deepwater Staged Recovery (DeepStar) Project.
  • Tue Nov 19 11:11:00 CST 2002 -- Mexico
    Pride International Inc. said the Pride Nebraska and Pride Alaska have commenced operations in the Bay of Campeche.
  • Mon Nov 18 13:11:00 CST 2002 -- Talisman signs PSA with Qatar for Block 10
    Talisman Energy Inc., Calgary, signed a production sharing agreement with the Qatar government for Block 10 covering 784,000 acres in shallow water 100 km northeast of Doha.
  • Fri Nov 15 12:11:00 CST 2002 -- Occidental calls hearings to revive Peru's Block 64 exploration
    Occidental Exploradora del Peru Inc. is preparing to hold public hearings on an environmental impact assessment of its proposed exploration program on Block 64 in Peru's Marañon basin.
  • Fri Nov 15 12:11:00 CST 2002 -- Canada's Niko finds onshore gas in India
    Canada's Niko Resources Ltd. has discovered natural gas on its block near Surat, Gujarat, India.
  • Thu Nov 14 12:11:00 CST 2002 -- Smackover oil, gas find reported in Northeast Texas
    A Dallas independent operator said it will begin drilling more wells right away near a Jurassic oil and gas discovery in Hopkins County.
  • Mon Nov 11 10:11:00 CST 2002 -- Guyana plans to resume land exploration
    Prevented from pursuing offshore oil exploration by border disputes with both Suriname and Venezuela, Guyana is resuming its 76-year land search for commercial oil deposits.
  • Fri Nov 08 15:11:00 CST 2002 -- Woodside awards subsea installations for second NW Shelf trunkline
    Woodside Energy awarded a $55 million contract to Technip-Coflexip's and Subsea 7's Australian units to install part of the subsea installations for the second North West Shelf trunkline project.
  • Fri Nov 08 11:11:00 CST 2002 -- CanArgo wins tender for new acreage in eastern Georgia
    CanArgo Norio Ltd., a unit of London-based CanArgo Energy, has been awarded the oil and gas exploration and production rights to Block XI(G) (Tbilisi) and Block XI(H) (Rustavi) in eastern Georgia.
  • Thu Nov 07 13:11:00 CST 2002 -- Brazil schedules fifth licensing round under new bidding method
    Brazil's National Petroleum Agency (ANP) scheduled its fifth licensing round for oil and natural gas exploration and production for June under a new bidding method.
  • Wed Nov 06 14:11:00 CST 2002 -- Alaska oil pipeline being restarted
    The trans-Alaska pipeline was in the process of being restarted Wednesday after having been shut since an earthquake of 7.9 magnitude rocked central Alaska Sunday.
  • Wed Nov 06 11:11:00 CST 2002 -- Spanish firms negotiating Iranian oil exploration contracts
    Spanish oil firms Repsol-YPF SA and Cepsa are negotiating contracts with Iran covering oil exploration and development.
  • Fri Nov 01 16:11:00 CST 2002 -- Norsk Hydro awards FMC Vigdis extension EPC contract
    Norsk Hydro AS awarded an engineering, procurement, and construction contract valued at 370 million kroner to FMC Kongsberg Subsea AS, to supply subsea systems for the field's extension program.
  • Mon Oct 28 11:10:00 CST 2002 -- Tullow, OMV units win JV license to explore in Pakistan
    Pakistan issued an oil exploration license for Block 2568-11 to a joint venture of Tullow Pakistan (Developments) Ltd. and Tullow Pakistan Private Ltd., 25%, and OMV AG unit OMV Exploration GMBH 30%.
  • Mon Oct 21 16:10:00 CDT 2002 -- Canary Islands
    An exploration group is gearing up to acquire a 3,000 sq km 3D seismic survey in 2003 that will represent the first exploration in the Fustercasas-Hesperides basin off northwestern Africa.
  • Mon Oct 21 12:10:00 CDT 2002 -- Deepwater experience, strategy shift drive efforts to optimize deep-shelf drilling
    Mike SprawlsUnocal Corp.Drilling Manager,US Gulf Region & Deepwater Drilling Departments"We have to step off this treadmill (on the shallow-water Gulf of Mexico shelf), spend some time understanding the deep shelf plays, and then put a program together to go after these things."
  • Tue Oct 15 10:10:00 CDT 2002 -- Statoil awards Dragados Kristin field contract
    Statoil ASA has awarded a contract valued at just under 300 million kroner to Dragados Offshore SA, Madrid, to build the riser balcony and flare boom for Kristin field's floating production platform.

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