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Exploration Development 2005 P

  • 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.
  • 02/28/2005 -- 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 03/04/2005 -- 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.
  • 03/09/2005 -- 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.
  • 03/09/2005 -- 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.
  • 03/10/2005 -- 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.
  • 03/14/2005 -- 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.
  • 03/14/2005 -- Reliance to explore Omani deepwater block
    Reliance Industries Ltd., Mumbai, acquired exploration rights to one of the largest deepwater blocks in Oman, signing an exploration and production sharing agreement (PSA) on Mar. 12.
  • 03/14/2005 -- Reliance, Niko discover more gas off India
    Reliance Industries Ltd., Mumbai, and Niko Resources Ltd., Calgary, discovered more natural gas in the deepwater D6 Block in the Bay of Bengal off India's northeast coast.
  • 03/15/2005 -- Cliff Head receives development go-ahead
    A five-company consortium headed by Roc Oil Co. Ltd., Sydney, has approved development of Cliff Head oil field, the first field to be developed in the offshore portion of Western Australia's North Perth basin.
  • 03/15/2005 -- Pogo taps gas off Louisiana and in Texas
    Pogo Producing Co. has reported gas discoveries off Louisiana and in South Texas.
  • 03/21/2005 -- Aramco signs contracts for megaprojects
    Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, has signed contracts for two major projects in Saudi Arabia to develop oil and gas fields in the Eastern Province and raise the kingdom's gas processing capacity.
  • 03/22/2005 -- Mad Dog appraisal well extends field
    An appraisal well and three sidetracks drilled on the deepwater Mad Dog Southwest Ridge in the Gulf of Mexico encountered significant hydrocarbon pay.
  • 03/28/2005 -- Sudan okays Thar Jath field development
    Sudanese government officials signed a contract with the Sudanese White Nile Petroleum Co. authorizing development of Thar Jath oil field on Block 5A (see map, OGJ, Oct. 27, 2003, p. 46).
  • 03/29/2005 -- MMS issues notice for OCS Sale 196
    The US Minerals Management Service has issued a proposed notice for Western Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf Lease Sale 196 scheduled Aug. 17.
  • 03/31/2005 -- Sibneft wins licenses in Western Siberia
    Russia's Sibneft has won development rights for the Salymskiy-2 and Salymskiy-3 Blocks in the Khanty-Mansiisk Autonomous District of Western Siberia.
  • 03/31/2005 -- Beaufort Sea OCS sale draws strong bidding
    Outer Continental Shelf Lease Sale 195 attracted strong bidding for blocks in the Beaufort Sea off Alaska.
  • 03/31/2005 -- Nexus eyes Longtom gas field development
    Nexus Energy Ltd., Melbourne, said it believes Longtom gas field, on Permit Vic/P54 in the Gippsland basin off Victoria, contains commercial gas reserves.

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