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Exploration Development 2005 P

  • 01/18/2005 -- India offers 20 exploration blocks
    The Indian government has offered 20 oil and gas blocks for exploration in the fifth round of bidding under its New Exploration Licensing Policy.
  • 01/18/2005 -- Iraq calls for field studies by foreign firms
    Iraq's Ministry of Oil has let contracts for integrated reservoir studies of the country's two largest oil fields—Kirkuk in the north and Rumaila in the south—to Exploration Consultants Ltd., Epsom, UK.
  • 01/19/2005 -- PetroKazakhstan exploration finds oil in South Turgai
    Petro-Kazakhstan Inc., Calgary, reported several exploration successes on its blocks in the South Turgai basin of western Kazakhstan.
  • 01/19/2005 -- MMS sees larger gulf, Atlantic gas resource
    The volume of undiscovered but technically recoverable natural gas on the US Outer Continental Shelf is 12% higher as of late 2004 than it was when last assessed in 2000, said the US Minerals Management Service.
  • 01/25/2005 -- Development starts at Sillaro field
    Po Valley Energy Ltd., Rome, began civil works on its 100%-held Sillaro field, following government approvals.
  • 01/26/2005 -- Statoil begins Snøhvit drilling
    Statoil ASA has begun drilling carbon dioxide injection well F-2H, the first well in Phase I development of Snøhvit gas field in the Barents Sea.
  • 01/26/2005 -- BLM opening limited Otero Mesa leasing
    The US Bureau of Land Management has issued a plan for limited, environmentally sensitive oil and gas development on public lands in Otero and Sierra counties, New Mexico.
  • 01/28/2005 -- Contract let for Alvheim FPSO topsides
    Marathon Petroleum Norge AS and partners have let an engineering, procurement, construction, installation, and commissioning contract to Vetco Aibel of Norway for all topsides work on the floating, production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) vessel to handle output of Alvheim oil field off Norway.
  • 01/28/2005 -- Washington state exploratory test spudded
    EnCana Corp., Calgary, has spudded a rank wildcat in the Columbia River basin in nonproducing Washington state.
  • 01/28/2005 -- Liberia
    The government awarded Repsol YPF, Madrid, exploration rights to Block 16 off the country's western coast.
  • 02/01/2005 -- Ramco, partners to explore off Ireland
    Ramco Donegal Ltd. (RDL), UK, and its partners have acquired the Frontier Exploration License 1/05 covering 408 sq km 70 km off northwestern Ireland.
  • 02/01/2005 -- Libya awards 15 exploration blocks
    Libya's National Oil Corp., in its first licensing round since US sanctions were lifted last spring, has awarded 15 exploration permits to 12 non-European companies.
  • 02/04/2005 -- Unocal logs deepwater pay off Indonesia
    A Unocal Corp. subsidiary has made another deepwater discovery in the northeastern Kutei basin off East Kalimantan on what partner Santos Ltd. calls frontier exploration acreage.
  • 02/07/2005 -- Santos to appraise giant East Java basin discovery
    Santos Ltd. plans to appraise an oil discovery in the Madura Strait that it said might be the company's largest oil field development.
  • 02/08/2005 -- Kerr-McGee gets deepwater block off China
    Kerr-McGee China Petroleum Ltd., a wholly owned affiliate of Kerr-McGee Corp., signed a production-sharing contract with China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC) for deepwater Block 43/11, more than doubling its acreage in China to 4.1 million acres.
  • 02/08/2005 -- Shell, Apache sign exploration deals
    Apache North Sea Ltd. will drill as many as four exploratory wells in the central North Sea under several farmouts from Shell UK Ltd.
  • 02/08/2005 -- Timor-Leste prepares for licensing round
    The government of Timor-Leste is finalizing details for a new petroleum fiscal regime this month before an onshore and offshore licensing round scheduled during April and June.
  • 02/09/2005 -- Contract let for field work off India
    BG Exploration & Production India Ltd. has let a $131 million contract to Clough Ltd., Perth, to expand development of Panna oil field and South Tapti gas field in shallow water off the Arabian Sea off western India northwest of Mumbai (OGJ, Oct. 13, 2003, Newsletter).
  • 02/09/2005 -- Foster Wheeler wins Abu Dhabi contract
    Abu Dhabi Gas Industries Ltd. (Gasco) has awarded Foster Wheeler Ltd. a project management consultancy (PMC) contract for development of the world-scale Onshore Gas Development Project III (OGD-III) at Habshan field in Abu Dhabi.
  • 02/10/2005 -- CNPC presses seismic work in Tenere, Niger
    A unit of China National Petroleum Corp. plans to acquire the full 1,500 line km of seismic data specified in the $55 million minimum work program on the 17.3 million acre Tenere Block in the Termit-Tenere rift basin in Niger.

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