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Exploration Development 2005 P

  • 03/31/2005 -- Europa notes Romania wildcat, UK completion
    Falcon Oil & Gas, operator, spudded the Fratauti-1 exploration well 6 km from Radauti in northern Romania, reported Europa Oil & Gas (Holdings) PLC, London.
  • 04/01/2005 -- BP makes sixth find on Block 31 off Angola
    BP Exploration (Angola) Ltd. has made its sixth deepwater discovery on Block 31, 170 km off Angola and 31 km northwest of the recent Palas discovery (OGJ Online, Feb. 15, 2005).
  • 04/01/2005 -- Vaalco to drill exploration well off Gabon
    Vaalco Energy Inc., Houston, plans to use the GSF Aleutian Key semisubmersible to drill an exploration well on the Avouma South prospect off Gabon.
  • 04/05/2005 -- KNOC seeks FSO for fields off Vietnam
    Korea National Oil signed a letter of intent with Modec Inc. as part of a consortium with Mitsui & Co. and Petroleum Technical Services Co., a subsidiary of Vietnam Oil & Gas Corp. (Petrovietnam), for a floating storage and offloading vessel for KNOC's Rong Doi and Rong Doi Tay fields off Vietnam.
  • 04/06/2005 -- Total wins block off Cameroon
    Total SA has received the Dissoni exploration block in the Rio del Ray basin off Cameroon under a restricted tender by the government.
  • 04/07/2005 -- Study sees leap in prices needed for US drilling
    Rising finding and development and operating costs have created sharp increases in the oil and gas prices producers need to support US drilling, said a report by Lehman Bros. Equity Research.
  • 04/07/2005 -- Total gets approval to develop Forvie
    Total SA has received development approval from the UK Department of Trade and Industry for Forvie North gas and condensate field on North Sea Block 3/15, 440 km northeast of Aberdeen.
  • 04/11/2005 -- Exploration picks up in Taranaki basin off New Zealand
    Australian Worldwide Exploration Ltd., Sydney, said it may participate in as many as five high-impact exploration wells off the New Zealand north island in the next 12 months.
  • 04/12/2005 -- Myanmar gas find highlights pipeline talks
    A new gas discovery on Block A-1 off Myanmar highlights trilateral negotiations over a pipeline proposed for the region.
  • 04/12/2005 -- Woodside pushes Pluto, Browse basin work
    Woodside Energy Ltd. has given high priority to development of its recent Pluto gas discovery in the Carnarvon basin of Western Australia as well as to the older Browse basin discoveries further offshore to the northwest.
  • 04/13/2005 -- Sibneft wins license in Western Siberia
    Russia's Sibneft has won development rights for the Salymskiy-5 Block in the Khanty-Mansiisk Autonomous District of Western Siberia.
  • 04/13/2005 -- Calvalley tests Hiswah oil pool in Yemen
    Calvalley Petroleum Inc., Calgary, tested a horizontal appraisal well that confirms a continuous reservoir over the 7-km-long structure of the Hiswah oil discovery on Block 9 in Yemen.
  • 04/14/2005 -- Combine tests more gas on Malaysian block
    CS Mutiara Petroleum Sdn. Bhd., a 50-50 joint venture of Petronas Carigali Sdn. Bhd. and Shell Exploration & Production Malaysia BV, has reported a fourth gas discovery on Block PM301 off the northeastern Malaysia peninsula.
  • 04/15/2005 -- Congo's (Brazzaville) Mboundi reservoir extended
    Maurel & Prom, Paris, operator of Mboundi oil and gas field in Congo (Brazzaville), tested its 1001 stepout well recently drilled in the north-northeast end of the field, which lies on the Kouilou permit 25 km inland from Pointe Indienne on the Atlantic Coast.
  • 04/19/2005 -- New Brunswick well to test large gas accumulation
    Corridor Resources Inc., Halifax, said it spudded the C-67 well in western McCully field in New Brunswick, which is estimated to contain more than 1 tcf of gas in place in the Hiram Brook member of the Albert formation in the Mississippian Horton Group.
  • 04/21/2005 -- Vienna basin gas find one of Austria's largest
    OMV AG said its Austrian subsidiary made a gas discovery in the Vienna basin from which it might recover as much as 140 bcf in 20 years based on current assumptions.
  • 04/21/2005 -- Petrobras projects to get subsea equipment
    Petrobras has let separate contracts to FMC Technologies Inc. for subsea equipment for Golfinho and Piranema oil fields off Brazil.
  • 04/22/2005 -- Woodside lets contract for subsea systems
    Woodside Energy Ltd. has let a $44 million contract to FMC Technologies Inc. for subsea production systems for the Perseus-over-Goodwyn (PoG) project, 81 miles off Western Australia in 426 ft of water.
  • 04/22/2005 -- Aramco Du'ayban well finds light oil
    Saudi Arabian Oil Co. (Saudi Aramco) on Apr. 11 discovered light oil in its Du'ayban-1 well in the Central Region about 125 km southeast of Riyadh, reported Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Ali I. Al-Naimi Apr. 18 in Riyadh.
  • 04/26/2005 -- PTTEP has two discoveries in Oman
    Thailand's PTT Exploration & Production PLC (PTTEP) reported oil and gas discoveries at two exploratory wells drilled on its onshore Block 44 in Oman.

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