Tue Aug 24 13:08:00 CDT 2004
-- Vaalco Energy completes Etame ET-5H development well off Gabon Vaalco Energy Inc. has completed the ET-5H development well in Etame field, off Gabon. About 6,400 b/d of oil flowed to the floating production, storage, and offloading facility through a 48/64-in. choke, the operator said.
Tue Aug 17 14:08:00 CDT 2004
-- Husky, CNOOC sign South China Sea exploration agreement Husky Energy Inc. subsidiary Husky Oil China Ltd. signed an oil exploration contract with China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC) for Block 29/26 in the Pearl River Mouth basin of the Eastern South China Sea. The block, 300 km southeast of Hong Kong, covers 3,965 sq km in water 300- 2000 m deep.
Mon Aug 16 16:08:00 CDT 2004
-- Libya advertises blocks for licensing round National Oil Corp. of Libya delineated 15 areas that contain 55 blocks available for bidding in the country's first exploration and production licensing round.
Fri Aug 13 16:08:00 CDT 2004
-- Norske Shell begins seismic acquisition in 18th round license AS Norske Shell has engaged Western Geco, Houston, to acquire 3D seismic data on production License 326 in the Vøring basin of the Norwegian Sea, where the company recently was awarded operatorship in the 18th bidding round.
Thu Aug 12 14:08:00 CDT 2004
-- PTTEP announces PSC in Myanmar's Gulf of Martaban Thailand's PTT Exploration & Production PLC (PTTEP) was awarded a production-sharing contract (PSC) for exploration of Blocks M-3 and M-4 in Myanmar's Gulf of Martaban, about 200-300 km south of Yangon.
Thu Aug 12 13:08:00 CDT 2004
-- Cairn Energy has fourth oil discovery in northern Rajasthan Cairn Energy PLC has located a mean 300 million bbl of oil in place in northern Rajasthan, India, with its N-V-1 exploration well on Block RJ-ON-90/1, but oil density and viscosity limited the flow rate.
Thu Aug 12 12:08:00 CDT 2004
-- Husky Energy reports White Rose production test results Calgary-based Husky Energy Inc. reported Monday that it has drilled four wells, including an oil producer that underwent testing, and three water injectors in White Rose oil field off Newfoundland and Labrador. Husky said it expects to produce first oil by late 2005 or early 2006.
Wed Aug 11 17:08:00 CDT 2004
-- Jurassic oil discovery gauged in Aquitaine basin, France Esso Rep, the E&P arm of Esso SAF (Société Anonyme Française), and Lundin Petroleum AB, Stockholm, gauged 36° gravity oil at the rate of more than 1,600 b/d in the South Mimosa-1 exploration well in the Aquitaine basin.
Tue Aug 10 08:08:00 CDT 2004
-- Corsica TGS-Nopec Geophysical Co., Naersnes, Norway, received a nonexclusive, preliminary authorization to run seismic surveys off Corsica in France's Mediterranean waters.
Mon Aug 09 13:08:00 CDT 2004
-- Petrobras signs deal to explore for oil off Iran Petróleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras), Brazil's state-owned oil company, inked an initial $35 million oil exploration contract with state-owned National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) of Iran, a Petrobras spokesperson told OGJ.
Fri Aug 06 15:08:00 CDT 2004
-- CNOOC makes oil discovery in Bohai Bay CNOOC Ltd. has made an oil discovery with exploration well JZ 21-1S-1, which was drilled on the JZ21-1 south structure in Liaozhong Sag in Bohai Bay.
Tue Aug 03 08:08:00 CDT 2004
-- Pakistan Petroleum to drill on Pasni Block 2462-1 in Arabian Sea Pakistan Petroleum Ltd. (PPL) plans to begin drilling the Pasni X-2 natural gas well off Pakistan by the end of the year, said PPL's Managing Director Syed Munsif Raza. Pasni X-2 is on Pasni Block 2462-1 in the Arabian Sea.
Mon Aug 02 10:08:00 CDT 2004
-- ChevronTexaco awards subsea equipment contract off Angola ChevronTexaco Corp.'s Angola-based affiliate Cabinda Gulf Oil Co. Ltd. awarded a $125 million subsea equipment contract to the Houston-based Vetco Gray for the Lobito Tomboco project on Block 14 off Angola.