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Exploration Development 2005 P6

  • 11/23/2005 -- Sonoran, Jordan sign Azraq Block agreement
    Sonoran Energy Inc. and the Natural Resources Authority of Jordan have signed their previously reported production sharing agreement for the 11,250-sq-km Azraq Block east of Amman (OGJ, Oct. 3, 2005, Newsletter).
  • 11/22/2005 -- Vintage tests Upper Lam B oil in Yemen
    Vintage Petroleum Inc. has tested 43° gravity oil from the subsalt Jurassic Upper Lam B formation in An Nagyah oil field in Yemen.
  • 11/21/2005 -- Calvalley completes Hiswah-7 development well in Yemen
    Calvalley Petroleum Inc., operator of Malik Block 9 in Yemen, reported the completion of its fifth horizontal development well in the Sayun-Masila basin in Hiswah oil field in Yemen.
  • 11/21/2005 -- Petrobras pushes Mexico for gulf E&P permits
    Brazil's state-owned Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) said it has agreed to share its US Gulf of Mexico deepwater exploration and production expertise with Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) if Mexico will change its laws to permit foreign companies to operate in its sector of the gulf.
  • 11/18/2005 -- Mexilhao development talks in final stage
    Brazil's state-owned Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) is in the final stages of negotiations with Spain's Repsol YPF SA for development of giant Mexilhao gas-condensate field on Block BS-400 in the Santos basin off Brazil.
  • 11/17/2005 -- India's NELP VI likely format's last round
    India's Dir. Gen. of Hydrocarbons V.K. Sibal confirmed at a meeting in New Delhi that the upcoming new exploration licensing policy (NELP) round would likely be the last as India moves toward a more-transparent open acreage nomination system.
  • 11/14/2005 -- Eni reports gas shows in well off Brazil
    Italy's Eni SPA told the National Petroleum Agency of Brazil that its 1-ENI-4A-RJS wildcat, drilled to 5,900 m TD in 387 m of water on Santos basin Block BM-S-4 off Brazil, encountered gas shows.
  • 11/14/2005 -- Petrobras drilling long-reach Serra well
    Petrobras has begun drilling an oil well in Serra field in the northern state of Rio Grande do Norte that will have the largest ratio between vertical depth and horizontal reach of any well in Brazil.
  • 11/11/2005 -- Petrobras lets Roncador field development contract
    Brazil's state-owned Petroleo Brasileiro SA has awarded a consortium of Subsea 7 Inc. and Technip to supply and install the flexible lines that will connect 30 wells in the giant Roncador field in the Campos basin to the P-52 platform.
  • 11/10/2005 -- Calvalley presses oil startup from Yemen's Block 9
    Calvalley Petroleum Inc., Calgary, hopes to start oil production by yearend from at least 2 wells in Hiswah field on Malik Block 9 in the Sayun-Masila basin.
  • 11/10/2005 -- Statoil awards subsea separation contract for Tordis field
    Statoil ASA awarded a $100 million contract to FMC Technologies Inc., Houston, to provide the subsea separation boosting and injection system for Tordis oil field in the North Sea.
  • 11/07/2005 -- PDO lets major contract for Harweel fields
    Petroleum Development Oman has let an engineering, procurement, and commissioning contract to Petrofac Ltd., Woking, UK, for the second phase of an enhanced oil recovery project that is part of the development of the cluster of oil fields near Harweel in southern Oman (OGJ Online, Aug. 27, 2004).
  • 11/07/2005 -- Development near for Pakistan's Rodho field
    The Dewan Mushtaq Group of Pakistan plans to submit a commerciality declaration and development plan by the end of 2005 for Rodho gas-condensate field in the Middle Indus basin in Pakistan.
  • 11/07/2005 -- Repsol YPF, partners make sixth oil discovery on Libyan block
    Repsol YPF SA has made a sixth oil discovery in Libya on Block NC 186 in the Sahara Desert's Murzuk basin about 800 km south of Tripoli.
  • 11/04/2005 -- E. Tennessee, N. Alabama see rank exploration
    Separate Appalachian operators are evaluating rank exploratory wells in little-drilled portions of eastern Tennessee and northeastern Alabama.
  • 11/03/2005 -- Brigham expands into Williston Bakken play
    Brigham Exploration Co., Austin, acquired a 100% working interest in 46,000 acres in the Mississippian Middle Bakken formation in northwestern North Dakota and could spud its first well late this year.
  • 11/03/2005 -- Talisman makes inner Moray Firth oil strike
    Talisman Energy (UK) Ltd. has reported discovery of 20-50 million bbl of oil in place in the inner Moray Firth on Block 13/23b in the UK North Sea.
  • 11/01/2005 -- Contract let for Angel field subsea systems
    Woodside Energy Ltd. has let a contract to FMC Technologies Inc. for subsea production systems for the planned Angel development project 80 miles off Australia's North West Shelf in 262 ft of water. The contract value was not disclosed.
  • 11/01/2005 -- Indonesia seeks exploration of eastern area
    The Indonesian government is drafting incentives aimed at attracting exploration to the country's eastern regions, according to a senior official.
  • 11/01/2005 -- Western desert area gets Alamein dolomite oil find
    IPR International Ltd., Irving, Tex., applied for a development lease for a Cretaceous Alamein dolomite oil discovery on the North Ras Qattara II concession in Egypt's western desert 125 miles west of Cairo.
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