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Exploration Development 2004 P7

  • 07/30/2004 -- Afghans take first steps toward licensing
    Afghanistan's transitional Islamic administration is working towards licensing oil and gas blocks in the North Afghan-Tajik basin.
  • 07/28/2004 -- Calvalley Petroleum approved for 6 well Yemen development
    Yemen's Ministry of Oil and Minerals has approved a plan by Calgary-based operator Calvalley Petroleum Inc. to drill two exploration wells and four development wells on Block 9 in Yemen as part of a 10 well program to evaluate the block's commerciality. Two wells completed earlier this year were successfully drilled in Al Roidhat field in the Qishn oil structure.
  • 07/28/2004 -- Husky, Trident extend south-central Alberta CBM project
    Husky Energy Inc. and Trident Exploration Corp. extended for two more years a joint venture formed in 2002 to produce gas from coal beds in south-central Alberta.
  • 07/27/2004 -- Dolphin signs $1.36 billion loan accord with bank consortium
    Dolphin Energy Ltd. has secured a 5 year, $1.36 billion loan from a consortium of 16 local, regional, and international banks to fund a portion of the construction and operating costs for its $3.5 billion Dolphin project, reported OPEC News Agency.
  • 07/27/2004 -- Tight gas myths, realities have strong implications for resource estimation, policymaking, operating strategies
    Gas production from unconventional sources, most notably tight-gas sandstones, are expected to provide a large proportion of future US gas suppy.
  • 07/26/2004 -- CNOOC makes new oil find in South China Sea
    CNOOC Ltd. reported a successful wildcat drilled on its 100% owned Huizhou (HZ) 26-3 prospect in the Pearl River Mouth basin of the South China Sea. The HZ 26-3-1 well flowed on test at more than 1,400 bbl of 41-43° light gravity crude and nearly 2 MMcfd of gas.
  • 07/22/2004 -- Woodside awards AMEC, Fluor EPC contract for Enfield FPSO
    Woodside Energy Ltd. has awarded a £93 million contract to London-based AMEC PLC and Fluor Corp. to provide detailed engineering, procurement, and construction management services for the 150,000 tonne Enfield floating production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) vessel.
  • 07/21/2004 -- Avouma oil discovery off Gabon tests at 6,600 b/d
    Vaalco Energy Inc., Houston, reported the Avouma exploration well Eavom-1, on the Etame permit 10.5 miles from Etame field off Gabon, flowed on test at a stabilized rate of 6,600 b/d of oil of 37-38° crude (OGJ Online, July 12, 2004). Flow was through a 40/64-in. choke at 746 psi from 20 ft of perforations in the Gamba sandstone section.
  • 07/20/2004 -- UK offshore industry reporting renewed North Sea activity
    The UK offshore oil and gas industry reports evidence of renewed activity across the North Sea, pointing to a pick-up in oil and gas project approvals, better than expected exploration activity, and continuing strong investment since Jan. 1.
  • 07/20/2004 -- Exploratory drilling planned in northwestern Bahamas
    Liberty Oil, an affiliate of Bahamas Oil Ltd., plans to conduct exploratory drilling northwest of Walker's Cay in the northwesternmost Bahamas to test for oil and gas.
  • 07/19/2004 -- View of 12 million b/d Russian output by 2010 places focus on export limits
    Growth in Russian oil production and exports will create opportunities and challenges for international oil companies.
  • 07/15/2004 -- Norne satellite plan approved, contracts awarded
    Statoil ASA has received government approval to develop and operate its two Norne satellites Svale and Stær in the Norwegian Sea and has awarded a number of supply and development contracts.
  • 07/15/2004 -- Vintage Petroleum reports another successful Yemen well
    Tulsa-based Vintage Petroleum Inc. reported its An Nagyah No. 8 appraisal well in Yemen tested light, 43° gravity oil from the subsalt Upper Lam formation. The well, which defined the eastern limit of the An Nagyah structure, is the fourth successful well drilled in An Nagyah field this year (OGJ Online, June 4, 2004).
  • 07/15/2004 -- MMS issues western gulf Lease Sale 192 final notice, revisions
    US Minerals Management Service (MMS) issued a final notice and revisions June 29 for its Lease Sale 192, slated for Aug. 18 in New Orleans. The oil and gas lease sale encompasses 3,907 blocks on 21.2 million acres of federal land in the western Gulf of Mexico off Texas and Louisiana (OGJ Online, Mar. 30, 2004).
  • 07/13/2004 -- Tullow Oil signs development agreement for Kudu gas field, Namibia
    Tullow Oil PLC, Dublin, reported that its subsidiary Energy Africa, operator of Kudu gas field off the southern Africa nation of Namibia, has begun Phase II predevelopment following the signing of a joint development agreement with Namcor—the National Petroleum Corp. of Namibia and Tullow's 10% partner in the field—and with Namibian power utility company NamPower relative to the planned development of Kudu field as part of a gas-to-power project.
  • 07/12/2004 -- Cairn completes Mangala oil field appraisal drilling
    Cairn Energy PLC, London, conducting an extensive exploration and appraisal program across its 5,000 sq km onshore Block RJ-ON-90/1 in the Rajasthan basin in northern Rajasthan, India, has confirmed the distribution and connectivity of the reservoir sands across Mangala field, and after drilling Mangala-5 and Mangala-6 appraisal wells, has successfully concluded its appraisal drilling campaign in Mangala oil field.
  • 07/09/2004 -- Effects of porosity, permeability in 225 Permian basin reservoirs
    This article discusses the relationships of porosity and permeability values to other reservoir parameters.
  • 07/02/2004 -- Woodside Energy awards FMC subsea systems contract for Chinguetti off Mauritania
    Woodside Energy Ltd. has awarded FMC Technologies Inc., Houston, an $89 million contract to supply subsea systems and related services for Chinguetti field off Mauritania.
  • 07/02/2004 -- Pogo reports disappointing Hungary delineation well results
    Pogo Producing Co., Houston, said development of the Kenderes gas-condensate area on the Szolnok Block in Hungary is on hold because a delineation well encountered "very limited hydrocarbon shows."
  • 07/02/2004 -- Exploration effort forming in South Falklands basin
    An exploration effort is beginning to take shape in a large basin south and southeast of the Falkland Islands.
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