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  • 10/12/2005 -- South Louisiana deep discovery indicated
    McMoRan Exploration Co., New Orleans, plans to set a production liner to attempt completion at an apparent discovery in Vermilion Parish, La.
  • 10/10/2005 -- Shell group finds oil, gas off Malaysia
    Sabah Shell Petroleum Co. Ltd. reported that a Shell-Petronas Carigali-ConocoPhilips venture has discovered oil and natural gas on Malaysia's Block G, its third deepwater discovery off Sabah.
  • 10/05/2005 -- Devon plans first Beaufort Sea well in years
    Devon Energy Corp., Oklahoma City, plans to drill during the 2005-06 winter the first well in the Canadian Beaufort Sea in 15 years.
  • 10/27/2005 -- Total to spend $1.5 billion on Indonesian gas
    Total SA of France plans to spend $1.5 billion on gas development in Indonesia, with a special focus on its offshore Sisi and Nubi fields.
  • 10/20/2005 -- Equatorial Guinea gets Douala basin strike
    Noble Energy Inc., Houston, gauged Equatorial Guinea's first hydrocarbon discovery in the Douala basin.
  • 10/18/2005 -- Devon group plans 1,250 wells in Wyoming
    Devon Energy Corp., Oklahoma City, on behalf of itself and seven other companies, has applied to the US Bureau of Land Management for approval to continue development drilling in the Creston Blue Gap II Project Area (CBGIIPA) in Carbon and Sweetwater counties of South-Central Wyoming.
  • 01/03/2005 -- MMS to evaluate interest in oil, gas sale in Cook Inlet
    The US Minerals Management Service asked energy companies to provide feedback of their exploration interest in the potentially resource-rich federal waters of Cook Inlet, which could provide much needed energy for south-central Alaska.
  • 01/04/2005 -- Statoil drills first Block 4 test off Venezuela
    Operator Statoil drilled its first wildcat on Block 4 of the Plataforma Deltana area of the Venezuelan continental shelf where it is the sole licensee for the block.
  • 01/05/2005 -- ChevronTexaco starts up Cabinda field
    ChevronTexaco Corp.'s Angolan subsidiary, Cabinda Gulf Oil Co. Ltd. (CABGOC), started oil production from Bomboco field in Block 0, off Cabinda.
  • 01/05/2005 -- Houston independent to develop gas finds off Peru
    A newly public Houston independent plans to develop gas discoveries on the Pacific shelf just off northwesternmost Peru for power generation onshore.
  • 01/05/2005 -- Woodside, Explore Enterprises set alliance
    Woodside Energy (USA) Inc., a subsidiary of Woodside Petroleum Ltd., Perth, Australia, has formed an alliance with Explore Enterprises LLC, Covington, La., to conduct exploration, acquisition, development, and production in the shelf and deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
  • 01/07/2005 -- Orient, Zaver awarded Punjab Block 2970-3
    Pakistan has granted a petroleum exploration license to a joint venture of Orient Petroleum Inc. (OPI) 80% and Zaver Petroleum Corp. Ltd. 20% for Sakhi Sarwar Block 2970-3, which covers 2,125 sq km in Punjab Province.
  • 01/07/2005 -- OGDC makes discovery at Dhakni
    Pakistan's Oil & Gas Development Co. Ltd. (OGDC) has made a deeper-pool discovery at Dhakni condensate field in northern Pakistan.
  • 01/11/2005 -- Delineation well logs pay off Brazil
    State-owned Petróleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) said a well drilled within Golfinho field boundary areas in Brazil's offshore Espírito Santo basin penetrated sandy formations about 90 m thick saturated with high-quality light oil.
  • 01/12/2005 -- MOL group has large find in NW Pakistan
    A group led by MOL Pakistan, Budapest, reported a second discovery on the 4,600-sq-km Tal block southwest of Peshawar in northern Pakistan.
  • 01/13/2005 -- Angostura field producing off Trinidad
    BHP Billiton Ltd., Melbourne, and its partners have begun production from Angostura oil field on Block 2C about 38.5 km off eastern Trinidad and Tobago in water 40 m deep.
  • 01/13/2005 -- Woodside, Dana acquire 2D data off Kenya
    Woodside Petroleum Ltd. affiliate Woodside Energy (Kenya) Pty. Ltd. and its partner, Dana Petroleum PLC, Aberdeen, are acquiring 2D seismic data on Blocks L-5 and L-7 off Kenya using the Polar Duke seismic survey vessel.
  • 01/13/2005 -- Fiddich-1 well abandoned off W. Australia
    Apache Northwest Pty. Ltd., Perth, which drilled the Fiddich-1 well on behalf of Origin Energy Ltd., Perth, operator of exploration permit WA-226-P off Western Australia, has plugged and abandoned the well that it spudded in late 2004 (OGJ Online, Dec. 7, 2004).
  • 01/14/2005 -- OMV discovers oil in western Iran
    OMV Iran Onshore Exploration GmbH has made its first oil discovery on Mehr Block in the Zagros region of western Iran.
  • 01/17/2005 -- Cuba
    Pebercan Inc., Montreal, said completion of its No. 103 well boosted production in Seboruco field on the North Cuba heavy oil belt to 14,000 b/d from 9,000 b/d.

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