-- 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.
-- 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.
-- 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.
-- 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.
-- 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.
-- 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.
-- Malta RWE Dea AG took a farmout from Global Petroleum Ltd., Brisbane, on Global's two exploration permits in the Mediterranean Sea off Malta.
-- 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.
-- 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.
-- 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.
-- Chevron unveils Frade field development plans Chevron Corp., through its affiliate Chevron Frade LLC, and partners Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) and Frade Japao Petroleo Ltda. (FJPL), have agreed to develop Frade oil field in the Campos basin off Brazil.
-- 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.
-- 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.
-- 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.
-- 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.
-- Noble Raton well cuts hydrocarbon pay Noble Energy Inc., operator of the Raton prospect on Mississippi Canyon Block 248 in the Gulf of Mexico, reported promising results from its initial Raton well.