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Exploration Development 2006 P

  • 03/03/2006 -- Czech Republic
    Carpathian Resources Ltd., Perth, said a consultant's pressure test determined gas in place to be 3.8-4.0 bcf, with as much as 80% recoverable, at its Ja3a well in Janovice gas field 20 km south of Ostrava.
  • 03/03/2006 -- Petrobras to start Manati development drilling
    State-owned Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) plans to start development drilling soon in Manati gas field in the Camamu-Almada basin off southern Bahia, Brazil.
  • 03/06/2006 -- New field study due in Kurdish area of Iraq
    The government of the Autonomous Region of Kurdistan, Iraq, has entered into a second memorandum of understanding (MOU) with K Petroleum Co. (KPC) for integrated reservoir field studies in northeastern Iraq, reported Heritage Oil Corp.
  • 03/07/2006 -- Kuwait enters 'world of natural gas' with discoveries
    Kuwait's Energy Minister Sheikh Ahmad Fahd Al-Sabah announced Mar. 6 the discovery of large reserves of natural gas and light crude oil in the country.
  • 03/09/2006 -- Nexus receives another Browse basin permit
    Nexus Energy Ltd., Melbourne, has been awarded a 100% interest in Browse basin permit WA-377-P off Western Australia.
  • 03/09/2006 -- Well confirms potential of block off Vietnam
    Thailand's PTT Exploration & Production PLC (PTTEP) reported that an appraisal well has confirmed the potential of production-sharing Block 16-1 off southern Vietnam.
  • 03/13/2006 -- Petrobras-PDVSA venture begins gas drilling
    State-owned Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) reported the start of drilling for natural gas in Venezuela's Cojedes state under a joint venture with Petroleos de Venezuela SA.
  • 03/14/2006 -- Oil column indicated in Ugandan wildcat
    Preliminary results from wireline pressure testing and sampling in the Waraga-1 exploration well on Block 2 in Uganda suggest "a minimum 45 m oil column" of about 40° gravity oil, reported Tullow Oil PLC, London. Tullow is a 50-50 partner with operator Hardman Resources Ltd., Perth.
  • 03/15/2006 -- Group to speed TGT development off Vietnam
    Encouraged by tests of an appraisal well, Hoang Long Joint Operating Co. will expedite development of Te Giac Trang (TGT) oil field on Block 16-1 off southern Vietnam (OGJ Online, Mar. 9, 2006).
  • 03/15/2006 -- Four zones flow gas-condensate in Pakistan
    Four formations flowed gas-condensate at an exploration well in northern Pakistan's Northwest Frontier Province.
  • 03/15/2006 -- Afghanistan resource base larger, USGS says
    Afghanistan's undiscovered oil and gas resource base is much larger than previously understood, said the US Geological Survey after a multiyear study.
  • 03/16/2006 -- Total gets exploration block off Cameroon
    Cameroon has awarded the Bomana exploration block in the offshore Rio Del Rey basin to Total SA, which will be operator with a 100% interest.
  • 03/16/2006 -- Peace River light oil found at Puskwa, Alta.
    Galleon Energy Inc., Calgary, plans to develop a light oil discovery near Puskwa, east of Grande Prairie, Alta.
  • 03/17/2006 -- West Bengal wildcat tests discouraging
    Discouraging test results of the first of four exploratory wells planned by India's Oil & Natural Gas Corp. (ONGC) on the Bengal Block of West Bengal could result in abandonment of the WB-OSN-2000/1 well.
  • 03/17/2006 -- CNOOC makes Bozhong discovery in Bohai Bay
    A CNOOC Ltd. wildcat, Bozhong (BZ) 29-4-2, spudded in January in Bohai Bay off China, has cut 34.5 m of gas pay and 13 m of oil pay, the company reported.
  • 03/17/2006 -- Premier gets four blocks off Western Sahara
    Premier Oil PLC, London, said it received exploration rights to four blocks in the Atlantic off Western Sahara from the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR; OGJ Online, Jan. 18, 2006).
  • 03/20/2006 -- Pemex notes continued slide in reserves
    Petroleos Mexicanos, reporting small declines in Mexico's oil and gas reserves in 2005, said it has offshore and land projects lined up to reverse the decline if the government approves its budgets in coming years.
  • 03/20/2006 -- Centurion, Shell to pursue Nile Delta LNG
    Two Egyptian units of Royal Dutch Shell PLC took a farmout from Centurion Energy International Inc., Calgary, to acquire 50% interest in the West El Manzala and West El Qantara concessions onshore in the Nile Delta.
  • 03/20/2006 -- Falcon acquires 16% of East Texas prospect
    Falcon Natural Gas Corp. has signed an agreement with WhitMar Exploration Co. of Houston to participate in drilling of the Deweyville prospect 25 miles northeast of Beaumont, Tex.
  • 03/22/2006 -- Uranus wildcat finds no producible oil, gas
    Statoil ASA said it completed exploratory drilling on its Uranus prospect in the Barents Sea without encountering producible hydrocarbons.

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