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Exploration Development 2006 P19

  • 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 -- 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.
  • 06/23/2006 -- 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.
  • 06/23/2006 -- 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 -- 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 -- Holloman to drill three Cooper basin wells
    Holloman Corp., Odessa, Tex., will drill three wells to earn two-thirds interests in three exploration permits in South Australia's Cooper basin under a farmout from Australian-Canadian Oil Royalties Ltd.
  • 06/23/2006 -- Daewoo, partners make gas strike off Myanmar
    South Korea's Daewoo International Corp. and its partners have made a natural gas discovery on A-3 Block off Myanmar.
  • 06/23/2006 -- California
    Foothills Resources Inc., Bakersfield, plans to drill two wells this summer in Grizzly Bluff gas field in Humboldt County southeast of Eureka in the Eel River basin.
  • 06/22/2006 -- Husky Energy extends White Rose oil field
    Husky Energy Inc., Calgary, extended the western section of White Rose oil field off Newfoundland and Labrador with its White Rose O-28 delineation well.
  • 06/20/2006 -- Mako Trough deep gas potential gauged
    An independent analysis has estimated theoretical potential recovery from Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd.'s Mako Trough deep-gas exploration project in the Pannonian basin of southeastern Hungary at 18 tcf at 90% probability.
  • 06/19/2006 -- JSX Energy seeks more Thai acreage
    JSX Energy (Thailand) Ltd., part of Canada's Andaman Energy Corp., has sought two more onshore blocks to expand its acreage in northern Thailand.
  • 06/19/2006 -- Statoil confirms Morvin, Valemon discoveries
    Statoil ASA said it has confirmed the Valemon gas and condensate discovery near Kvitebjørn field in the Norwegian North Sea and the Morvin oil discovery on Halten Bank north of Kristin field in the Norwegian Sea.
  • 06/16/2006 -- Husky has deepwater gas find off China
    Husky Oil China Ltd. reported a "significant" discovery with its Liwan 3-1-1 well on Block 29/26 off China, confirming what it calls "a new hydrocarbon province" in the South China Sea.
  • 06/14/2006 -- Spartan enters PSA with Belize
    Spartan Petroleum Corp., Houston, has entered a production-sharing agreement (PSA) with the government of Belize covering 250,000 acres in the northern portion of the country.
  • 06/13/2006 -- Niger
    CNPC International Tenere Ltd. said a rig and support equipment are to arrive in mid to late July in Cotonou, Benin, from China for the 400-km road trip to the first location to be drilled on the Tenere Concession in eastern Niger.
  • 06/13/2006 -- Achimgaz drilling Siberian production well
    The ZAO Achimgaz joint venture of Wintershall AG and OAO Gazprom subsidiary OOO Urengoygazprom has begun drilling the first production well to develop the Lower Cretaceous Achimov formation of Urengoy field in western Siberia.
  • 06/12/2006 -- Saskatchewan
    Texalta Petroleum Ltd., Calgary, completed a flowing oil discovery from Mississippian Alida at East Wordsworth in Southeast Saskatchewan.
  • 06/12/2006 -- Firms look to tap Philippine Calauit oil
    Vital Resources Corp., Calgary, plans to acquire 100% of private Bentley International Oil Ltd.'s interest in a May 26 farmout agreement with NorAsian Energy Ltd. of the Philippines that covers service contracts 50, 51, and 55 in the Northwest Palawan-Mindoro basin.
  • 06/12/2006 -- Operators explore Upper Egypt's Kom Ombo
    Independents plan to explore several blocks in the Kom Ombo basin along the Nile in Upper Egypt.
  • 06/12/2006 -- Large oil discovery reported in N. Iraq
    DNO ASA, Oslo, said its Tawke-1 exploration well in the northern Kurdish region of Iraq discovered 100 million bbl of recoverable oil in a single zone using a 30% recovery factor.

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