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Exploration Development 2006 P15

  • Mon Aug 28 10:08:00 CDT 2006 -- PTTEP taps trace oil off Myanmar, seeks more
    Thailand's PTT Exploration & Production PLC (PTTEP) reported its first oil discovery in Myanmar's gas-prone Gulf of Martaban, but said the find was not considered commercial.
  • Fri Aug 25 09:08:00 CDT 2006 -- MMS issues 5-year plan, draft EIS for OCS
    The US Minerals Management Service has released for comment a proposed plan for the 2007-12 Outer Continental Shelf leasing program and the associated draft environmental impact statement (DEIS).
  • Thu Aug 24 19:08:00 CDT 2006 -- Serica to assess 3D data on blocks off Ireland
    Serica Energy plc, London, plans to drill at least one exploration well on Blocks 27/4, 27/5 (partial block) and 27/9 off western Ireland if its analysis of existing 3D seismic data indicates the prospectivity of the license. Serica is processing about 300 sq km of 3D seismic data covering the license, which it received in the 2006 Irish Offshore Licensing Round.
  • Thu Aug 24 16:08:00 CDT 2006 -- BP installs optical seismic in offshore well
    Weatherford International Ltd. has completed what it calls "the world's first" offshore installation of a permanent in-well optical seismic system in BP Norway's G-24 injector well in Valhall oil field off Norway.
  • Thu Aug 24 10:08:00 CDT 2006 -- Partners reveal Gjoa field development plans
    Statoil ASA and partners have agreed to use a semisubmersible platform for development of Gjoa field 45 km off western Norway in the North Sea. Statoil expects to begin oil and gas production from the field in 2010.
  • Mon Aug 21 10:08:00 CDT 2006 -- Daewoo gets report on Rakhine gas finds
    Independent consultants said 4.8 tcf is the best estimate of recoverable gas from three discoveries in the Rakhine basin off Northwest Myanmar by a group led by Daewoo International Corp., Seoul.
  • Fri Aug 18 15:08:00 CDT 2006 -- Antrim to complete East Causeway wells in North Sea
    Antrim Energy Inc., Calgary, says it will complete for production two East Causeway wells in the UK North Sea.
  • Fri Aug 18 13:08:00 CDT 2006 -- Oilex-led group wins Block 103 in offshore JPDA
    A consortium consisting of Oilex and Indian firms Videocon Industries Bharat Petroleum, and Gujarat State Petroleum was awarded Block 103 in the northern part of the JPDA of Timor-Leste and Australia.
  • Fri Aug 18 11:08:00 CDT 2006 -- Aspen well log shows positive results
    Nexen Inc., Calgary, said log analysis of its wholly owned and operated Aspen development well on Green Canyon Block 243 in the Gulf of Mexico indicates excellent quality reservoir sands, consistent with existing producing wells in Aspen field.
  • Fri Aug 18 09:08:00 CDT 2006 -- Azerbaijan
    Eurasia Energy Ltd., Aberdeenshire, Scotland, plans to start negotiating with State Oil Co. of the Azerbaijan Republic in November 2006 to develop a 600 sq km shallow-water block in the Caspian Sea 70 km south of Baku.
  • Thu Aug 17 15:08:00 CDT 2006 -- SW Oman airborne data encourage Circle Oil
    Circle Oil PLC, London, expressed encouragement at the results of preliminary processing of a 4,800-km airborne gravity and magnetic survey on Block 49 in southwestern Oman.
  • Thu Aug 17 13:08:00 CDT 2006 -- Trinidad and Tobago
    BG Trinidad and Tobago is constructing a 65 MMcfd gas treatment plant to serve the 111 sq km Central Block along the Cross Island gas pipeline in south Trinidad.
  • Thu Aug 17 11:08:00 CDT 2006 -- Plectrum to assess Nabeul Block off Tunisia
    Plectrum Petroleum PLC, Aberdeen, plans to spend £2.5 million on an exploration program on the 3,352 sq km Nabeul Block in the Gulf of Hammamet off Tunisia.
  • Thu Aug 17 10:08:00 CDT 2006 -- Ithaca Energy plans appraisal well off UK
    Ithaca Energy Inc., Calgary, expects appraisal drilling to begin in September at its Athena prospect on UK North Sea Block 14/18b.
  • Thu Aug 17 09:08:00 CDT 2006 -- Indonesia places oil, gas blocks up for bid
    Indonesia invited companies to bid on 41 oil and gas blocks onshore and offshore Sumatra, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, and Java. Bids will be accepted starting Aug. 28.
  • Wed Aug 16 12:08:00 CDT 2006 -- W. Kentucky due deep exploration study
    The Kentucky Geological Survey invited oil and gas companies to join and fund an exploration research consortium focused on the pre-Knox deep gas potential of the Rough Creek graben.
  • Wed Aug 16 10:08:00 CDT 2006 -- BLM leasing grows in Utah despite deferrals
    The US Bureau of Land Management's Utah office, which expected to have significantly greater interest in its Aug. 15 oil and gas lease sale than a year earlier, leased 86% more parcels covering 92% more acres after rejecting several nominations and deferring others.
  • Tue Aug 15 10:08:00 CDT 2006 -- Second test of Ugandan wildcat flows oil
    An exploratory well on Block 2 in Uganda flowed 32º gravity oil to surface at an average rate of 300 b/d through a 32/64-in. choke on the second of three planned drillstem tests.
  • Mon Aug 14 16:08:00 CDT 2006 -- Australia funds data gathering for oil E&P
    The Australian government has established a $135 million (Aus.) energy incentive package designed to boost petroleum exploration activity in the country.
  • Thu Aug 10 15:08:00 CDT 2006 -- Aussie-UK JV spuds CBM well in eastern France
    A 75-25% joint venture of European Gas (operator) and Heritage Petroleum spud its first well on the Bleue Lorraine CBM permit in eastern France near the German border (OGJ, Mar. 6, 2006, p. 46).
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