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Exploration Development 2004 P6

  • 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.
  • Mon Aug 16 16:08:00 CDT 2004 -- Nelson Resources updates field operations in western Kazakhstan
    Nelson Resources Ltd., Toronto, reported broad progress with its oil field operations in western Kazakhstan and acquired controlling interest in Chaparral Resources Inc., Houston, key participant in Karakuduk field.
  • 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.
  • Fri Aug 13 14:08:00 CDT 2004 -- Subsurface temperature as a passkey for exploration of mature basins: Hot anticlines-a key to discovery?
    Temperature anomalies probably can be used reliably as a passkey for petroleum exploration in mature areas, thus the concept of hot anticlines could be a key to discovery.
  • Fri Aug 13 11:08:00 CDT 2004 -- Brazil's ANP qualifies 24 firms for its sixth oil, gas licensing round
    Of 30 applicants vying to participate in Brazil's sixth oil and gas round scheduled for Aug.17-18, a record 9 Brazilian and 15 international companies have qualified, reported the country's National Petroleum Agency (ANP).
  • 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.
  • Mon Aug 09 11:08:00 CDT 2004 -- Reliance-Niko combination scores more gas off northeastern India
    Reliance Industries Ltd., Mumbai, and Niko Resources Ltd., Calgary, added gas discoveries on blocks D-6 and NEC-25 in the Bay of Bengal off India's northeast coast.
  • 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.
  • Fri Aug 06 12:08:00 CDT 2004 -- Smaller field developments off UK, Norway dominate activity off Northwest Europe
    Smaller operators entering the North Sea are better suited than the exiting majors to developing marginal fields and old depleting fields.
  • Tue Aug 03 16:08:00 CDT 2004 -- Sonatrach awarded gas block to Spanish partnership
    Algerian state company Sonatrach awarded am exploration block to a partnership formed by Spanish companies Repsol YPF and Gas Natural SDG.
  • 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 15:08:00 CDT 2004 -- BP signs additional subsea systems contract for Greater Plutonio project off Angola
    BP PLC has signed additional contracts worth $80 million with FMC Kongsberg Subsea AS, a unit of Houston-based FMC Technologies Inc., for the supply of subsea systems and related services for the BP-operated Greater Plutonio project on Block 18 off Angola.
  • 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.

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