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Exploration Development 2004 P4

  • Thu Oct 14 18:10:00 CDT 2004 -- Premier drills successful appraisal well off Indonesia
    Premier Oil PLC reported the successful appraisal of Gajah Baru field on West Natuna Block A in the West Natuna Sea off Indonesia.
  • Wed Oct 13 13:10:00 CDT 2004 -- Ivanhoe Energy to evaluate Iraq's Qaiyarah heavy-oil field
    Ivanhoe Energy (Middle East) Inc., a unit of Ivanhoe Energy Inc., Vancouver, BC, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Iraq's Ministry of Oil to study the use of enhanced oil recovery techniques in Qaiyarah heavy-oil field in northern Iraq. The field's reservoirs contain a large proven accumulation of 17.1° oil at about 1,000 ft.
  • Wed Oct 06 18:10:00 CDT 2004 -- Petrobras has another heavy oil discovery in Espírito Santo basin
    Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) has discovered 13° gravity oil on Block 21 in the onshore portion of the Espírito Santo basin with its directionally drilled well 3-CCS-2D-ES (Córrego Cedro Sul) in the municipality of São Matheus.
  • Wed Oct 06 14:10:00 CDT 2004 -- El Paso declares Brazil's Lagosta field commercial
    El Paso Oil & Gas in Brazil has declared commercial Lagosta natural gas field on BS-1 block in the Santos basin off São Paulo state.
  • Wed Oct 06 14:10:00 CDT 2004 -- Brazil's Petrobras finds oil and gas in Argentina
    Petrobras Energia SA, the Argentine unit of Brazil's state-owned Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras), found a natural gas and oil field in southern Argentina's Santa Cruz province.
  • Tue Oct 05 20:10:00 CDT 2004 -- East Timor
    The government in Dili planned to award a contract for a nonexclusive seismic survey in the Timor Sea in advance of its first oil and gas exploration licensing round.
  • Mon Oct 04 11:10:00 CDT 2004 -- Production set for Gulf of Thailand gas field
    Unocal Thailand Ltd. has confirmed the commercial viability of South Gomin natural gas field on Block 13 in the Gulf of Thailand, following recent delineation drilling.
  • Mon Oct 04 09:10:00 CDT 2004 -- Total reports oil discovery in western Usan field off Nigeria
    A Total SA subsidiary, Elf Petroleum Nigeria Ltd., has extended western Usan field in Oil Prospecting License 222 off southeastern Nigeria.
  • Mon Oct 04 09:10:00 CDT 2004 -- Petronas, PTTEP secure PSC for South China Sea block
    Thailand's PTT Exploration & Production PLC (PTTEP) and Malaysia's state oil firm Petronas have secured an additional production-sharing contract for newly defined Block B-17-01 on the natural gas-rich Thai-Malay continental shelf in the South China Sea.
  • Fri Oct 01 14:10:00 CDT 2004 -- Mapping subsurface fractures using their elastic nonlinear response
    The seismic industry needs a new method to detect open natural fractures in subsurface rocks since fractures control the efficiency of producing hydrocarbons from more than half the world's reservoirs.
  • Fri Oct 01 12:10:00 CDT 2004 -- Petrobras reports second recent discovery of light oil
    Brazil's state-owned oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) Wednesday reported an onshore discovery of 42º gravity oil in the Recôncavo Baiano basin on BT-REC (Block)11 in Bahia state.
  • Wed Sep 29 16:09:00 CDT 2004 -- Stratic Energy awarded four North Sea blocks in UK 22nd exploration licensing round
    Stratic Energy (UK) Ltd., the UK-based subsidiary of Stratic Energy Corp., Calgary, has been awarded interests in four blocks in the recent 22nd licensing round covering the UK continental shelf (OGJ Online, June 16, 2004).
  • Wed Sep 29 13:09:00 CDT 2004 -- Woodside, Dana forge deal to explore off four countries
    Woodside Energy Ltd., Perth, and Dana Petroleum PLC, London, have entered into a comprehensive and wide-reaching heads of agreement that covers equity interests off Mauritania, Kenya, and Australia and a study area off Ghana.
  • Wed Sep 29 12:09:00 CDT 2004 -- Shell, Unocal opt out of Xihu Trough projects off China
    Unocal Corp. and the Royal Dutch/Shell Group Tuesday reported they have elected not to participate in five contracts to explore for, develop, and market natural gas resources in the Xihu Trough of the East China Sea (OGJ Online, Aug. 21, 2003).
  • Wed Sep 29 09:09:00 CDT 2004 -- First Calgary Petroleums tests high flows from LEC-1 in Algeria
    First Calgary Petroleums Ltd. (FPC), Calgary, reported gas and condensate success at its LEC-1 exploration well on Ledjmet Block 405b in Algeria's Berkine basin.
  • Tue Sep 28 16:09:00 CDT 2004 -- Major firms vie for Iranian oil field development contracts
    Five international oil consortia, including Royal Dutch/Shell Group, Total SA, Statoil ASA, Norsk Hydro AS, and Repsol YPF SA, have submitted bids for developing Iran's Yadavaran oil field, OPEC News Agency reported.
  • Mon Sep 27 14:09:00 CDT 2004 -- PanOcean confirms commercial light-oil find in Tsiengui field in Gabon
    Pan Ocean Energy Corp. Ltd., St. Helier, Jersey, UK, confirmed a commercial light-oil discovery on its Tsiengui prospect in the Maghena permit in Gabon.
  • Mon Sep 27 07:09:00 CDT 2004 -- Myriad Maverick basin prospects challenge San Antonio independent
    With half a basin to explore and exploit, Exploration Co. of San Antonio is slowly building oil and gas production in the Maverick basin of Southwest Texas.
  • Fri Sep 24 10:09:00 CDT 2004 -- Azerbaijan approves final ACG development phase
    Azerbaijan has approved the third and final development phase of the massive Azeri-Chirag-Gunashli (ACG) oil field complex in the Caspian Sea 100 km off Baku. BP PLC is operator for the 10-company consortium developing the complex, which has reserves of 5.4 billion bbl of oil.
  • Wed Sep 22 10:09:00 CDT 2004 -- Total confirms North Sea gas discovery, receives three adjacent licenses
    Total SA, operator of Laggan gas field 120 km west of the Shetland Islands in the UK North Sea, reported a positive field appraisal, and during the UK's recent 22nd round of licensing offshore, was awarded three frontier licenses adjacent to Laggan.
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