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Exploration Development 2005 P15

  • 03/14/2005 -- ONGC has second deepwater gas find off India
    India's state Oil & Natural Gas Corp. Ltd. is testing a second deepwater gas discovery in the Krishna-Godavari basin.
  • 03/10/2005 -- EnerGulf gets stake in block off Namibia
    EnerGulf Resources Inc., Vancouver, BC, and National Petroleum Corp. of Namibia (Namcor) has entered into a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) to jointly explore, develop, and produce oil and gas in nonproducing Namibia, specifically on Block 1711, and for gas-to-liquids and related opportunities.
  • 03/09/2005 -- Pakistan Rodho gas-condensate discovery proved
    The Dewan Mushtaq Group of Pakistan tested a gas and condensate discovery at the Rodho-3 reentry on the 1,213-sq-km Safed Koh block in the Middle Indus basin.
  • 03/09/2005 -- Melrose to explore Rhone Mediterranean acreage
    Melrose Resources PLC, London, will seek partners to explore the 25,000-sq-km Rhone Maritime exploration permit in the Mediterranean off southeastern France.
  • 03/04/2005 -- PetroKazakhstan posts reserves, production hikes
    PetroKazakhstan Inc., Calgary, targeted a 12.5% increase in production to 170,000 b/d in Kazakhstan in 2005 assuming timely receipt of regulatory approvals and the absence of marketing constraints.
  • 03/02/2005 -- Firms find more heavy oil northwest of Edmonton
    Calgary independents BlackRock Ventures Inc. and Talisman Energy Inc. are acquiring a $2.5 million 3D seismic survey over lands that contain a new heavy oil discovery in Alberta's Peace River area.
  • 03/01/2005 -- CanArgo to evaluate 2003 discovery in Georgia Republic
    CanArgo Energy Corp., Guernsey, Channel Islands, UK, plans to appraise its 2003 Manavi M11 indicated discovery in the Kura basin 45 km east of Tbilis, Georgia Republic, through two new wellbores this year.
  • 02/28/2005 -- Notices issued for OCS Sales 194, 197
    The US Minerals Management Service has issued final notices for Outer Continental Shelf Lease Sales 194 and 197, both scheduled Mar. 16.
  • 02/28/2005 -- Statfjord late-life development approved
    Statoil ASA and partners have received approval from the Norwegian government for late-life development of Statfjord oil field and the associated Tampen Link gas pipeline in the Norwegian North Sea.
  • 02/25/2005 -- Coal measures yield gas at Perth basin wildcat
    Arc Energy Ltd., Perth, reported a flow of 3.7 MMcfd of gas from Permian Irwin River coal measures at the Corybas-1 exploration well on Production License L2 in the northern Perth basin in Western Australia.
  • 02/25/2005 -- Vessel due Agbami field off Nigeria
    ChevronTexaco Corp., operator of the 1998 Agbami discovery in deep water off Nigeria, let a contract to Daewoo Shipping and Maritime Engineering Corp. for a 7-billion-kroner production and storage ship to be used in the field's development.
  • 02/25/2005 -- Pakistan awards Eni PSAs in Indus Delta
    Pakistan executed production-sharing agreements Feb. 25 with Eni Pakistan Ltd. for two offshore blocks in the Indus Delta: Block No. 2366-4 (Offshore Indus-M) and Block No. 2366-5 (Offshore Indus-N)—each covering 2,500 sq km.
  • 02/25/2005 -- Sumitomo buys 10 GOM blocks, boosting US presence
    Japan's Sumitomo Corp. acquired stakes in 10 oil and gas blocks off Louisiana as part of an effort to boost its presence in the US as a producer and retailer of natural gas.
  • 02/25/2005 -- Indian firms invited to South Pars work
    Iran has extended an official invitation to Indian oil and gas companies to participate in development of giant South Pars natural gas field off Iran.
  • 02/24/2005 -- CNR to develop Horizon oil sands
    Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. (CNR), Calgary, will proceed with the first phase of development of the Horizon oil sands leases near Fort McMurray, Alta., via mining and upgrading of bitumen.
  • 02/24/2005 -- Topas pilot flow starts off Norway
    Statoil ASA has begun production from its Topas discovery in the Norwegian North Sea in a pilot phase approved by the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy.
  • 02/22/2005 -- El Paso has deep gas find off Louisiana
    El Paso Production Co. has discovered gas in the deep shelf of the Gulf of Mexico.
  • 02/21/2005 -- Eni makes oil discovery in deepwater Gulf of Mexico
    Eni SPA reported an oil discovery on Green Canyon Block 298 in deep water, 260 km south of New Orleans. The Allegheny South exploration well was drilled to 4,870 m TD in 1,000 m of water.
  • 02/18/2005 -- Lukoil exits Zykh-Govsany project
    OAO Lukoil subsidiary Lukoil Overseas Holding Ltd. has exited the Zykh-Govsany field-rehabilitation project in Azerbaijan with the approval of its 50:50 partner State Oil Co. of the Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR).
  • 02/18/2005 -- Well off Trinidad and Tobago scores gas
    ChevronTexaco Corp. and 50:50 partner British Gas PLC have confirmed that their Manatee 1 exploration well on Block 6d off Trinidad and Tobago has encountered "significant amounts of natural gas." ChevronTexaco operates the well, its first off Trinidad and Tobago.
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