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Exploration Development 2003 P4

  • Thu Apr 17 11:04:00 CDT 2003 -- Lasmo wins license to explore Pakistan Block 2667-6
    Pakistan Wednesday granted an oil exploration license to Lasmo Oil Pakistan Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of ENI SPA of Italy, for Block 2667-6 (Gorakh) in Pakistan's prospectivity Zone II. The license covers an area 2,482.44 sq km in the Dadu, Lasbela, and Khuzdar districts of Sindh and Balochistan provinces.
  • Thu Apr 17 12:04:00 CDT 2003 -- ALASKA'S ANWR-3: Wildlife resources and vulnerabilities summarized for 1002 Area of ANWR
    If petroleum represents one resource abundant in the 1002 Area of ANWR, wildlife certainly comprises another.
  • Thu Apr 17 14:04:00 CDT 2003 -- OMV achieves record test rate in Sawan gas field well
    OMV (Pakistan) Exploration GMBH, a 100% subsidiary of OMV Aktiengesellschaft, said its Sawan 7 production well in Pakistan's Sawan gas field flowed on test at the rate of 101 MMscfd of gas. The well is expected to produce at a sustainable rate of 85 MMscfd of natural gas, OMV said, and 255 MMscfd of gas will be produced from six other Sawan wells by yearend.
  • Mon Apr 21 18:04:00 CDT 2003 -- Oil & Gas Development reports Kunnar discovery in Pakistan
    Oil & Gas Development Co. Ltd. has made a new discovery with its Kunnar well 6, some 20 km from Hyderabad in Sindh Province, Pakistan.
  • Tue Apr 22 10:04:00 CDT 2003 -- PTT Exploration & Production farms in to Blocks 433a and 416b in Algeria
    PTT Exploration & Production PLC, the largely-Thai-state-owned oil firm, has farmed in with a 40% stake in onshore petroleum prospects, Blocks 433a and 416b in Algeria, joining Vietnam's state-owned PetroVietnam and Sonatrach, the Algerian national oil company.
  • Thu Apr 24 15:04:00 CDT 2003 -- Deep water: How West Africa compares with Gulf of Mexico
    Similar levels of oil and gas reserves have been brought onstream off North America and Africa in the past 5 years, but West Africa is now poised to power ahead.
  • Thu Apr 24 15:04:00 CDT 2003 -- Kerr-McGee confirms Constitution, Hornet deepwater GOM discoveries
    Recent appraisal drilling has confirmed the Constitution and Hornet oil fields in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, reported Kerr-McGee Corp., which owns 100% of both fields.
  • Mon Apr 28 11:04:00 CDT 2003 -- TotalFinaElf group to develop Sein, Badamyar fields off Myanmar
    A TotalFinaElf-led consortium is again considering the development of Sein and Badamyar fields in the Gulf of Martaban to augment natural gas deliveries from adjacent Yadana field, all on Blocks M-5 and M-6 about 320 km south of Rangoon, Myanmar (OGJ Online, June 14, 2002).
  • Mon Apr 28 14:04:00 CDT 2003 -- OPEC Sec. Gen. Silva Calderón: OPEC a force for market stability
    OPEC Sec. Gen.Álvaro Silva Calderón"The (OPEC target price) band guarantees revenue for producing countries and provides a fair return on capital for investors in the industry."
  • Tue Apr 29 12:04:00 CDT 2003 -- Celtic Sea exploration heats up; Ramco gains option for Midleton area
    International oil companies expect to spend about $100 million on exploration activities off Ireland this year, particularly in the Celtic Sea, making 2003 the busiest in 25 years for drilling in Ireland, according to industry officials.
  • Tue Apr 29 17:04:00 CDT 2003 -- Trinidad and Tobago moving toward bidding round
    The government is expected to put seven oil and natural gas exploration blocks up for bid by May 31, said sources in Trinidad and Tobago's Ministry of Energy.
  • Thu May 01 14:05:00 CDT 2003 -- Pakistan awards Paige-RDC JV Block No. 3168-1 exploration license
    Pakistan granted a petroleum exploration license Apr. 24 to Bahamas-based Paige Ltd. and its local joint venture partner RDC International (Pvt.) Ltd. for Block No.3168-1 in the Zhob District of Balochistan Province. The block, which covers 1120 sq km, falls in prospectivity Zone 1.
  • Thu May 01 17:05:00 CDT 2003 -- Enterprise gets thumbs down for Corrib terminal in Ireland
    Enterprise Energy Ireland Ltd. and partners Statoil ASA and Marathon International Petroleum Hibernia are huddling to determine an alternate development scheme for Corrib field after local authorities in Ireland refused them permission Wednesday to build an onshore terminal on the country's northwestern coast.
  • Mon May 05 08:05:00 CDT 2003 -- Petrobras disputes Halliburton's KBR unit over $480 million platform delivery delay
    Halliburton Co.'s construction and engineering division, KBR, is more than 6 months late in delivering two semisubmersible floating production platforms (FPPs) to Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras), a company source who requested anonymity told OGJ Online.
  • Mon May 05 08:05:00 CDT 2003 -- Harken reports positive test results on Cajaro well
    Global Energy Development PLC, the international unit of Harken Energy Corp., Houston, expects to start production by May 15 from the Cajaro 1 well on its Cajaro Association Contract in Colombia.
  • Mon May 05 14:05:00 CDT 2003 -- US onshore industry bustles with high prices, decline legacy
    Relatively high gas and oil prices are exerting more punch into US onshore exploration and development.
  • Thu May 08 13:05:00 CDT 2003 -- Discovery off Ivory Coast confirms Acajou area oil potential
    Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. (CNR), Calgary, has discovered oil on the Acajou South prospect 24 km off Ivory Coast. The Acajou-1x well on License CI-26 was drilled in 3,050 ft of water 9km southeast of Espoir field facilities.
  • Fri May 09 16:05:00 CDT 2003 -- Templates ready to install at Statoil's Kristin field in the Norwegian Sea
    Statoil ASA reported that the four subsea production templates that form part of its Kristin field development in the Norwegian Sea are ready for installation.
  • Mon May 12 12:05:00 CDT 2003 -- Petrobras makes largest natural gas discovery to date off Brazil
    Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras), Brazil's state-run oil company has confirmed its largest natural gas discovery to date—on Block BS-400 of the Santos basin on the Brazilian continental shelf.
  • Tue May 13 10:05:00 CDT 2003 -- Woodside joins Dana, Star in exploration program off Kenya
    Woodside Energy (Kenya) Pty. Ltd., an affiliate of Woodside Petroleum Ltd. of Australia, has signed a farm-in agreement with Dana Petroleum PLC subsidiary Dana Petroleum (E&P) Ltd. for a 40% interest in production-sharing contracts covering Blocks L5, L7, L10, and L11 off Kenya.

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