-- Kerr-McGee tests oil in Bohai Bay wildcat Kerr-Mc-Gee Corp., operator of Block 04/36 in Bohai Bay, China, has made a "possible discovery" with its CFD 22-2-1 well, reported Stone Energy Corp., Lafayette, La.
-- West Virginia Cabot Oil & Gas Corp., Houston, is drilling its sixth horizontal well to Devonian Huron shale at Sissonville northwest of Charleston.
-- Carrizo accumulates land in US shale plays Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc., a Houston independent with 82,000 net acres in the Fort Worth basin Barnett shale play, said it has accumulated more than 200,000 net acres in other US shale plays.
-- Qannik satellite tested on North Slope ConocoPhillips and Anadarko Petroleum Corp. reported the discovery of and test production from the Qannik oil accumulation overlying Alpine oil field on the Alaskan North Slope.
-- Wyoming's deep Hilliard shale in evaluation Gasco Energy Inc., Englewood, Colo., farmed out an interest in its Daniel Anticline Prospect in the northern Green River basin to private Dallas independent Hunt Petroleum Corp.
-- Hess logs oil pay in deepwater gulf well Hess Corp. said wireline logs of its deepwater Pony prospect on Green Canyon Block 468 in the Gulf of Mexico indicate 475 ft of oil-saturated sandstones in Miocene age reservoirs. Hess drilled the well to 32,448 ft TD.
-- Oklahoma Woodford play seen adding rigs The number of rotary rigs drilling in southeastern Oklahoma's Devonian Woodford shale gas play is poised for a jump in the next 2 years if positive well results continue, said one of the play's main operators.
-- Trinidad and Tobago deep water spurs majors' interest Bidding is scheduled to close on Oct. 30 for eight blocks being offered in the Trinidad Deep Atlantic Area off Trinidad and Tobago. The blocks lie in 1,700-2,500 m of water (OGJ Online, Mar. 24, 2006).