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Exploration Development 2006 P

  • 06/23/2006 -- Firm to gather 3D data, explore Goose Creek
    Foothills Resources Inc., Bakersfield, Calif., will seek to recover more reserves in Upper Texas Gulf Coast fields it plans to acquire from an affiliate of Texas American Resources Co.
  • 06/23/2006 -- Malta
    RWE Dea AG took a farmout from Global Petroleum Ltd., Brisbane, on Global's two exploration permits in the Mediterranean Sea off Malta.
  • 06/23/2006 -- First flowing oil gauged in Uganda
    Nonproducing Uganda has its first flowing oil test as the Waraga-1 indicated discovery delivers 1,500 b/d of 33.8° gravity oil to surface on a 36/64-in. choke, operator Hardman Resources Ltd., Perth, said June 23.
  • 06/26/2006 -- Roc Oil, partners test oil well off China
    Roc Oil Co. Ltd. and partners were to begin the appraisal phase of the Wei-6-12S-1 exploration well on Block 22/12 in 30 m of water in the Beibu Gulf off China.
  • 06/26/2006 -- Canada firm to exploit Rockies oil fields
    PrimeWest Energy Trust, Calgary, said a US subsidiary will acquire producing oil and gas assets with large secondary and tertiary oil potential in Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming.
  • 06/26/2006 -- Papua New Guinea well tests hefty gas rate
    InterOil Corp., Toronto, said its Elk-1 ST-1 exploration well on PPL 238 in the eastern Papuan basin flowed wet gas at the rate of 30-50 MMcfd for 30 min at 2,000 psi on an open hole drillstem test at 5,381-5,558 ft.
  • 06/27/2006 -- ONGC recaps the year's offshore discoveries
    India's Oil & Natural Gas Corp. (ONGC) made 10 discoveries in 2005-06, including five natural gas finds in the deep waters off the Andhra coast in the Krishna-Godavari basin.
  • 06/27/2006 -- KG basin Cretaceous oil find opens province
    The first deepwater oil discovery off India's east coast is a Cretaceous find that the Reliance-Niko combine said opens a new petroleum province in the D6 block, Krishna-Godavari basin.
  • 06/28/2006 -- Turkish Black Sea gas discovery gauged
    Toreador Resources Corp., Dallas, gauged a natural gas discovery on the Turkish Black Sea shelf east of its Dogu Ayazli structure and on the same fault trend.
  • 06/28/2006 -- Uganda's waxy oil flows at higher rate
    A discovery well in nonproducing Uganda has flowed light, waxy crude at a sustained rate of 4,200 b/d on a 1-in. choke, said operator Hardman Resources Ltd., Perth.
  • 06/29/2006 -- Georgia Republic
    CanArgo Energy Corp., Tbilisi, Georgia Republic, said its Ninotsminda Oil Co. Ltd. unit signed a contract to supply gas from Ninotsminda field to state-owned Georgian Gas Transportation Co.
  • 06/29/2006 -- PTTEP to spend $38 million on Omani block
    Thailand's state-owned PTT Exploration & Production PLC (PTTEP) is set to spend $38 million over the next 5 years for exploration on the 2,264-sq-km Block 58 in southwestern Oman.
  • 07/03/2006 -- Trindad and Tobago delays bid round again
    Trinidad and Tobago has announced another delay in the closing of bids for exploration licenses for 11 onshore and nearshore blocks.
  • 07/05/2006 -- Uganda find tests more oil, Kingfisher next
    Hardman Resources Ltd., Perth, after gauging oil at the rate of 4,200 b/d from the lowermost of three zones at its Waraga-1 discovery on Block 2 in Uganda's Albert graben, is testing the well's middle and upper zones.
  • 07/05/2006 -- All blocks in Indian CBM round draw bids
    All 10 coalbed methane (CBM) properties offered in India's CBM-III bid round received multiple bids, reported the Directorate General of Hydrocarbons (DGH), New Delhi, which opened bids on June 30.
  • 07/05/2006 -- Bankers plans frac jobs in Texas Panhandle
    The US subsidiary of Bankers Petroleum Ltd., Calgary, plans several fracture stimulations during the third quarter in the Palo Duro basin of the Texas Panhandle.
  • 07/05/2006 -- Fox-hailed deepwater well a modest gas find
    Noxal-1, a deepwater Gulf of Mexico well trumpeted in March by Mexican President Vicente Fox as being a major oil discovery, appears to be a modest gas find.
  • 07/05/2006 -- Eni Australia developing Blacktip gas field
    Eni Australia Ltd. has begun development of Blacktip natural gas field in the southern Bonaparte Gulf of Western Australia.
  • 07/06/2006 -- Denmark wildcat to drill on wavelet data
    Tethys Oil AB, Stockholm, plans to spud its Karlebo-1 wildcat on the 533 sq km onshore License 1/02 in Denmark in late August-early September using a rig to be moved from Lithuania.
  • 07/06/2006 -- Sinopec lets Sichuan basin imaging contract
    A unit of China's Sinopec let a contract to GX Technology Corp., Houston, to carry out a comprehensive interpretive imaging program at the largest gas field in western Sichuan Province, China.

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