-- 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.
-- 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.
-- Corsica TGS-Nopec Geophysical Co., Naersnes, Norway, received a nonexclusive, preliminary authorization to run seismic surveys off Corsica in France's Mediterranean waters.
-- 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.
-- 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.
-- 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.
-- 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.
-- 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.