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Exploration Development 2005 P8

  • 10/11/2005 -- Vintage tests Upper Lam oil in Yemen
    Vintage Petroleum Inc., Tulsa, has tested 43° gravity oil from the subsalt Upper Lam formation in An Nagyah field in Yemen.
  • 10/10/2005 -- Pakistan, Gazprom seek oil, gas cooperation
    Pakistan has signed a 1-year memorandum of understanding, effective Oct. 7, with JSC Gazprom of Russia for cooperation in oil and gas projects.
  • 10/10/2005 -- Firms sign Indonesian exploration contracts
    Indonesia's upstream oil and gas regulatory agency, BP Migas, has signed exploration contracts with nine local companies.
  • 10/07/2005 -- Kazakhstan, CNPC to develop Caspian field
    Kazakhstan's state oil and gas company KazMunaiGaz and China National Petroleum Corp. plan to develop Darkhan oil field in the north Caspian Sea.
  • 10/07/2005 -- Sakhalin V area wildcat flows oil on test
    CJSC Elvary Neftegas, a Rosneft and BP joint venture, has drilled and tested the second exploratory well on the 6,000 sq km Kaigansky-Vasuykansky exploration license in the southern portion of the Sakhalin V acreage 40 km off northeastern Sakhalin Island.
  • 10/06/2005 -- Indian, South Korean firms to explore off Myanmar
    South Korean trading firm Daewoo International Corp., in partnership with two Indian state-run oil and gas companies and a South Korean gas corporation, has signed an agreement to explore Block A3 off Myanmar.
  • 10/04/2005 -- Lundin to plug Aje-3 appraisal in Nigeria
    Lundin Petroleum AB will plug and abandon its Aje-3 appraisal well in 3,100 ft of water on Block OML 113 in the Benin basin off Nigeria (OGJ, May 2, 2005, p. 58).
  • 10/04/2005 -- Roc Oil eyes higher Cliff Head oil recovery
    Roc Oil Ltd., Sydney, operator of the Cliff Head oil field development off Perth basin in Western Australia, has flagged a possible addition of $13 million (Aus.) to its project development budget of $227 million to recover an extra 1 million bbl of oil.
  • 10/04/2005 -- ONGC to explore block off central Vietnam
    ONGC Videsh Ltd. (OVL), the overseas arm of India's state-owned Oil & Natural Gas Corp., expects to sign in November a contract for 100% interest in Block 127 in the Phu Khanh basin off central Vietnam.
  • 10/04/2005 -- Japan seeks more talks in dispute with China
    Japan has proposed to China to hold further talks on Oct. 19 in an effort to resolve their dispute over oil and gas drilling in the East China Sea.
  • 10/04/2005 -- BG, Statoil win Libyan onshore licenses
    BG Group and Statoil, bidding together and separately in Libya's recent licensing round, won exploration and production sharing agreements to several onshore areas.
  • 10/03/2005 -- BG Tunisia to develop Hasdrubal field
    BG Tunisia Ltd. let a contract to Petrofac Ltd., Woking, UK, for front-end engineering and design for development of Hasdrubal oil and condensate field off Tunisia.
  • 10/03/2005 -- Repsol YPF group notches Libya Murzuk oil find
    A group led by Repsol YPF SA discovered its fifth oil field on 4,300 sq km Block NC 186 in the Murzuk basin in the Sahara Desert 800 km south of Tripoli, Libya.
  • 09/29/2005 -- Irish independent takes Panama Caribbean block
    The Panama government awarded Circle Oil PLC, Limerick, Ireland, exploration rights to Block A covering 30,000 sq km in the Caribbean Sea off El Porvenir.
  • 09/29/2005 -- Kurdistan, Heritage plan Iraq field study
    The government of the autonomous region of Kurdistan in northern Iraq has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with K Petroleum Co. (KPC) for field studies over an area adjacent to Taq Taq oil field in northeastern Iraq.
  • 09/28/2005 -- Sonoran Energy to explore Azraq Block
    Sonoran Energy Inc., London, has finalized the terms of a production-sharing agreement (PSA) with Jordan's state Natural Resources Authority for the exploration and development of the 11,250 sq km Azraq Block east of Amman.
  • 09/27/2005 -- Statoil's Tulipan wildcat finds gas
    Statoil ASA has discovered a small gas deposit in early Tertiary sandstones at 2,600 m in its Tulipan prospect in Production License 251 in the Norwegian Sea.
  • 09/27/2005 -- Hardman cuts oil, gas pay in Tevet appraisal
    Australia's Hardman Resources Ltd. said its Tevet-2 appraisal well off Mauritania cut "gas and oil-bearing sands" similar in thickness to those at its Tevet-1 discovery well (OGJ, Dec. 6, 2004, p. 42).
  • 09/27/2005 -- Japan boosts surveillance in E. China Sea
    Japan plans to step up surveillance of its disputed maritime border region in the East China Sea to prevent China from developing natural gas fields in the area.
  • 09/26/2005 -- GDF gets contract to explore off Egypt
    Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Co. let a production sharing contract to Gaz de France for a 100% stake in the 1,364 sq km West El Burullus exploration block in the Mediterranean Sea off Alexandria.

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