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Exploration Development 2005 P9

  • Mon Sep 26 13:09:00 CDT 2005 -- S. Korea assessing N. Korean development
    South Korea's government is seeking to jointly develop North Korean oil and natural gas resources and is currently evaluating their commercial potential.
  • Wed Sep 21 09:09:00 CDT 2005 -- CanWest to drill Alberta oil sands prospect
    CanWest Petroleum Corp., Calgary, plans to drill 12 exploratory holes this winter on the Eagle Nest Prospect in the Athabasca oil sands of Alberta.
  • Thu Sep 15 14:09:00 CDT 2005 -- EnCana reports oil discovery off Brazil
    EnCana Corp. has reported an oil discovery on Block BM-C-7 in the Campos basin, about 75 km off Brazil.
  • Tue Sep 13 14:09:00 CDT 2005 -- Hydrocarbons found in Miocene off India
    The P1-A deepwater well on Block D6 in the Krishna-Godavari basin off eastern India became the first hydrocarbon discovery in the Miocene interval, said participant Niko Resources Ltd., Calgary.
  • Fri Sep 09 15:09:00 CDT 2005 -- Petrobras, Statoil win block off Nigeria
    The Nigerian government has awarded an offshore production license to Petróleo Brasileiro SA and Statoil ASA for deepwater OPL 315 off Nigeria.
  • Fri Sep 09 15:09:00 CDT 2005 -- Premier, Shell plan wildcat off Pakistan
    A consortium led by operator Shell Development & Offshore Pakistan BV plans to invest more than $40 million to drill an exploratory well in Block 2365-1 on the Indus E deepwater oil exploration license off Pakistan.
  • Tue Aug 30 13:08:00 CDT 2005 -- S. Korean group gets two blocks off Nigeria
    A South Korean consortium will sign a production-sharing agreement in September covering the OPL 321 and OPL 323 areas off Nigeria.
  • Tue Aug 30 09:08:00 CDT 2005 -- CNOOC, partners to survey Spratly Islands area
    China National Offshore Oil Corp., Philippine National Oil Co., and Vietnam Oil & Gas Corp. have agreed to shoot marine seismic surveys around the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea.
  • Wed Aug 24 15:08:00 CDT 2005 -- SOCO wildcat strikes oil off Vietnam
    SOCO International PLC, London, said its wildcat well TGT-1X confirmed the presence of oil in sedimentary clastic reservoirs on eastern Block 16-1 off Vietnam.
  • Mon Aug 22 15:08:00 CDT 2005 -- Oil firms show high interest in latest Thai bidding round
    Nine groups of international oil firms have applied for 11 petroleum exploration blocks in Thailand's latest bidding round.
  • Fri Aug 19 08:08:00 CDT 2005 -- Aramco awards contracts for Saudi Arabian offshore oil fields
    Saudi Aramco has awarded J. Ray McDermott SA subsidiaries contracts for fabrication and installation services associated with field development in Marjan, Zuluf, and Safaniya oil fields off Saudi Arabia.
  • Thu Aug 18 15:08:00 CDT 2005 -- Toreador, partners find gas in Black Sea off Turkey
    Toreador Resources Corp., Dallas, and partners reported successful tests from Ayazli-2 and Ayazli-3 natural gas wells in the Black Sea's South Akcakoca subbasin off Turkey.
  • Thu Aug 18 14:08:00 CDT 2005 -- Timor-Leste launches first offshore bid round
    Mari Altakiri, prime minister of Timor-Leste, announced the country's first oil exploration bidding round for the Timor Sea.
  • Wed Aug 17 12:08:00 CDT 2005 -- Firm takes option on block in Washington
    A unit of Torrent Energy Corp., Vancouver, BC, took an option on a large acreage block held by a major forest products company in southwestern Washington.
  • Wed Aug 17 09:08:00 CDT 2005 -- Thailand offers 82 blocks in licensing round
    Eighty-two onshore and offshore blocks covering 440,407 sq km are up for bid in the 19th bidding round announced by Thailand's Ministry of Energy.
  • Tue Aug 16 13:08:00 CDT 2005 -- Reliance delineates CBM in east-central India
    Reliance Industries Ltd., Mumbai, has told authorities it has established the presence of 3.7 tcf of coalbed methane in place in east-central India.
  • Mon Aug 08 12:08:00 CDT 2005 -- Gas storage due in redeveloped oil reservoir off Spain
    Spain appears headed for an oil production boost in the second half of 2006 when idle Amposta oil field in the Gulf of Valencia returns to production.
  • Wed Aug 03 16:08:00 CDT 2005 -- Statoil begins laying long Snøhvit umbilical
    Statoil has begun to lay the 144 km umbilical that will link its Snøhvit development in the Barents Sea with the control room of the gas liquefaction plant on Melkøya Island near Hammerfest in northern Norway.
  • Wed Aug 03 11:08:00 CDT 2005 -- Tub-Karagan abandons Kazakh Caspian wildcat
    Tub-Karagan Operating Co. BV abandoned the first exploration well on the Tub-Karagan Block in the Caspian Sea off Kazakhstan after drilling to the planned TD of 2,500 m.
  • Wed Aug 03 11:08:00 CDT 2005 -- Santos group logs gas find off Victoria
    A group led by Santos Ltd. has logged its third gas discovery in VIC/P44 in the Otway basin off Victoria.

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