-- 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.
-- Occidental to explorethree blocks in northern Peru Occidental Petrolera del Peru Inc. now has three blocks on which to explore in Peru, having signed a license Aug. 9 with Peru's state oil agency Perupetro SA for Block 103 between the Loreto and San Martin regions in Peru's Upper Amazon, where it will record 400 km of 2D seismic and drill two exploratory wells.
-- 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.
-- 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.
-- 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.
-- Corsica TGS-Nopec Geophysical Co., Naersnes, Norway, received a nonexclusive, preliminary authorization to run seismic surveys off Corsica in France's Mediterranean waters.
-- 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.
-- 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.