-- 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.
-- 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.
-- 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.
-- 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.
-- 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.
-- 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.
-- 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.
-- 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.