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Exploration Development 2002 P3

  • 10/15/2002 -- Newfoundland & Labrador
    Deer Lake Oil and Gas Inc., St. John's, set intermediate casing at 490 m at its Western Adventure-2 wildcat in the Deer Lake basin in western Newfoundland.
  • 10/08/2002 -- Forecast: Industry will spend $100 billion on deepwater E&D in 5 years
    The oil and gas industry will spend $100 billion on deepwater exploration and production worldwide in the next 5 years, forecast Business Communications Co. Inc. (BCC), Norwalk, Conn.
  • 10/04/2002 -- Irian Jaya
    PT Medco Energi International Tbk, Jakarta, agreed to acquire as much as an 80% working interest in and operatorship of the 11,600 sq km Rombebai block in Indonesia from Ramu International LLC, Denver.
  • 09/27/2002 -- SOCO International has oil, gas discovery off Viet Nam
    SOCO International PLC has made an oil and gas discovery on the first exploration well drilled on Block 9-2 in the Cuu Long basin off Vung Tau City south of Viet Nam.
  • 09/27/2002 -- Yemen's Tasour field gets new pay, extension
    A group led by DNO ASA, Oslo, found a new pay in Tasour field in the Masila basin in a well that extended the main field pay south into an area previously assumed to be below the oil-water contact.
  • 09/26/2002 -- Nuevo's bid for new development lease in California state waters quashed
    Nuevo Energy Co.'s bid to slant drill from Platform Irene in federal waters of the Santa Barbara Channel off California to tap reserves under state waters was denied 3-2.
  • 09/25/2002 -- CNOOC requests bids for South China Sea deepwater blocks
    China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC) has requested bids from foreign companies for oil and gas exploration and development of 12 virgin deepwater blocks in the South China Sea.
  • 09/23/2002 -- PetroChina and Ivanhoe Energy to jointly develop gas in China
    PetroChina Co. Ltd. signed a production-sharing contract (PSC) with subsidiaries of Ivanhoe Energy Inc., Vancouver, BC, for joint venture development of natural gas reserves on the Zitong Block.
  • 09/20/2002 -- Trinidad & Tobago
    Trinidad Exploration & Development Ltd. is exploring for oil on the 45,000 sq km onshore and offshore Southwest Peninsula block southwest of Point Fortin.
  • 09/20/2002 -- Newfoundland and Labrador
    Husky Energy Inc., Calgary, said two exploration wells south of White Rose oil field on the Grand Banks will help with its future exploration strategy but declined to refer to them as discoveries.
  • 09/16/2002 -- Syntroleum, BPZ seek partners for exploration off Peru
    Syntroleum Peru Holdings and BPZ Energy are seeking one or more partners to join their activities in offshore Block Z-1 off Peru's far northern coast, according to Fernando Zuñiga, BPZ's president.
  • 09/16/2002 -- CNOOC confirms new South China Sea gas discovery
    CNOOC Ltd. has made a new natural gas discovery in the South China Sea. The company reported Sept.12 that its natural gas wildcat well PY34-1-1 confirmed an earlier gas discovery in the PY34-1 area.
  • 09/16/2002 -- Husky awards contract for White Rose field development off Newfoundland
    Husky Oil Operations Ltd. awarded a 165 million euro contract to a unit of Technip-Coflexip for design and construction of Husky's subsea production system for its White Rose development project.
  • 09/13/2002 -- Atlania awards Paragon Matterhorn TLP design, engineering subcontract
    Atlantia Offshore, which has a turnkey contract from TotalFinaElf E&P USA to install a mono-column tension-leg platform, awarded a subcontract to Paragon Engineering Services.
  • 09/11/2002 -- UK North Sea
    A joint venture led by RWE Dea UK Ltd. was awarded Block 42/27 in 55 m of water during the 20th round of offshore licensing in the UK North Sea.
  • 09/10/2002 -- Pakistan awards Manchar Block 2667.5 to Lasmo-led JV
    Pakistan has granted an oil exploration license to a joint venture for Manchar Block 2667.5 in the Dadu district, Sindh Province, Pakistan.
  • 09/09/2002 -- OVL signs pact with Turkish firm for Libya blocks
    ONGC Videsh Limited (OVL), the wholly owned subsidiary of the Indian government-owned Oil & Natural Gas Corp. (ONGC), has signed a farm-out agreement with Turkish Petroleum Overseas Corp.
  • 09/04/2002 -- TotalFinaElf plans 2003 Tempa Rossa development
    TotalFinaElf SA, which recently became operator of Tempa Rossa oil field, said development of the field would begin next year, with first production expected in 2006.
  • 09/04/2002 -- Sibneft signs service agreement with Baker Hughes
    OAO Sibneft has signed an agreement with Baker Hughes Inc., Houston, under which the two firms will establish an operational center at Sibneft's upstream base in the Noyabrsk area of Western Siberia.
  • 09/04/2002 -- BP Trinidad & Tobago makes 1 tcf gas discovery
    BP Trinidad & Tobago (BPTT), Port of Spain, Trinidad, has announced the discovery of 1 tcf of gas (180 million boe) in its Iron Horse field off the east coast of Trinidad and Tobago.

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