Fri Oct 20 14:10:00 CDT 2006
-- More work set at Papuan gas-condensate find InterOil Corp., Toronto, prepared its Elk-1 well on PPL 238 in Papua New Guinea for a 3-week test after a second drillstem test flowed gas-condensate from fractured Miocene Puri limestone.
Fri Oct 20 10:10:00 CDT 2006
-- Medco to develop Gulf of Mexico well Medco Energi US LLC plans in early 2007 to install a braced caisson or minimal structure on a well recently drilled on Mustang Island Block 758 in the western Gulf of Mexico.
Thu Oct 19 14:10:00 CDT 2006
-- BC research center seeks development ideas Geoscience BC, Vancouver, sought input on ways to stimulate investment in mineral exploration and oil and gas development in the province.
Thu Oct 19 08:10:00 CDT 2006
-- Philippines Otto Energy Ltd., Perth, were starting a 450 line-km 2D seismic survey on Service Contract 55 west of Palawan Island, the first ultradeepwater block awarded by the Philippine Department of Energy.
Wed Oct 18 16:10:00 CDT 2006
-- Talisman drills Foothills well, plans others Talisman Energy Inc., Calgary, has drilled its 54th successful well in the Alberta Foothills and plans to drill 11 more in the region. It also plans to drill 30 gross wells in 2007.
Tue Oct 17 14:10:00 CDT 2006
-- Alberta Cheyenne Energy Inc., Calgary, reported a 15 b/d exploratory oil completion at Hawk in northwestern Alberta and said there is no other production from Devonian Gilwood within 50 km.
Tue Oct 17 13:10:00 CDT 2006
-- Hungary Toreador Resources Corp., Dallas, plans to drill three exploration wells and reenter two existing wells on its 100% owned Tompa Block in southern Hungary by the end of 2006.
Tue Oct 17 10:10:00 CDT 2006
-- Total, partners confirm Block 17 oil find off Angola State-owned Sonangol and Total E&P Angola reported that the Orquidea-2 appraisal well has confirmed and expanded the potential of the Orquidea oil discovery on Block 17 off Angola.
Mon Oct 16 11:10:00 CDT 2006
-- PetroMed approved to explore off Haifa The Israel Ministry of National Infrastructures (MNI) has approved a permit enabling Toronto independent PetroMed PLC to begin exclusive exploration on 3,500 sq km of prospects in the Mediterranean off Haifa in northern Israel.
Mon Oct 16 10:10:00 CDT 2006
-- Nido lets contract for Philippines seismic work Nido Petroleum Ltd., Perth, operator of the SC54 joint venture off the Philippines, has signed a contract with Veritas Geophysical Ltd. to acquire and process a 3D seismic survey off Palawan Island.
Fri Oct 13 14:10:00 CDT 2006
-- Arizona High Plains Petroleum Corp., Boulder, Colo., staked a 4,300-ft wildcat in Apache County to test the Permian Supai, Pennsylvanian Naco, and Devonian Martin formations.
Fri Oct 13 11:10:00 CDT 2006
-- Signet Energy suspends Sawn Lake wells Signet Energy, operator of the Sawn Lake oil sands development in Alberta, has suspended the three wells drilled so far in the Bluesky formation of the Sawn Lake area and has cancelled plans to drill a fourth well.
Thu Oct 12 12:10:00 CDT 2006
-- Cambodia Cambodia's National Petroleum Authority awarded Block E in the Khmer basin to Medco International Petroleum Ltd. and JHL Petroleum Ltd.
Thu Oct 12 11:10:00 CDT 2006
-- Victoria logs hydrocarbons in Russian well Victoria Oil & Gas PLC, London, has logged hydrocarbons thought to be gas or condensate from exploratory Well 103 on its West Medvezhye license in the Yamal region of Russia.
Thu Oct 12 10:10:00 CDT 2006
-- Ithaca Energy prepares to test well off UK Ithaca Energy Inc., Calgary, has begun running production casing in its Athena 14/18b-15 well drilled to a TD of 11,051 ft in the Outer Moray Firth area of the UK North Sea.