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Exploration Development 2006 P2

  • 05/03/2006 -- OTC: Oooguruk gravel island due rig this summer
    Pioneer Natural Resources Alaska Inc. is preparing to install a rig on the gravel island it has built as part of the Oooguruk development in the Beaufort Sea off Alaska.
  • 05/10/2006 -- Kerr-McGee makes gas find with Claymore prospect
    Kerr-McGee Corp. has made a natural gas discovery at its Claymore prospect on Atwater Valley Block 140 in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico about 150 miles southeast of New Orleans.
  • 05/17/2006 -- Kerr-McGee reports Gulf of Mexico strike
    Kerr-McGee Corp. has made an oil discovery at its Caesar prospect on Gulf of Mexico Green Canyon Block 683 about 160 miles south of Houma, La.
  • 05/25/2006 -- Husky assesses two Mackenzie Valley finds
    Husky Energy Inc., Calgary, is evaluating two discoveries in the Central Mackenzie Valley in Canada's Northwest Territories.
  • 05/22/2006 -- McMoRan posts more gulf gas successes
    McMoRan Exploration Co., New Orleans, reported a geological discovery at the Point Chevreuil exploratory well in St. Mary Parish.
  • 06/14/2006 -- BHP to develop deepwater Shenzi field
    BHP Billiton Ltd. has received approval of its development plan for deepwater Shenzi oil and gas field 120 miles off Louisiana.
  • 06/07/2006 -- Devon to accelerate Polvo field development
    Devon Energy Corp., Oklahoma City, and SK Corp. of South Korea plan to accelerate develop of Polvo oil field on Block BM-C-8 in the Campos basin off Brazil.
  • 06/12/2006 -- 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.
  • 06/16/2006 -- Operators eye Montana Bowdoin field redevelopment
    Several operators have proposed to almost double the number of wells in Bowdoin natural gas field in Phillips and Valley counties, northeastern Montana.
  • 06/22/2006 -- Murphy makes oil find at Thunder Bird in gulf
    Murphy Oil Corp. reported an oil discovery at its Thunder Bird prospect on Mississippi Canyon Block 819 in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • 06/20/2006 -- ExxonMobil unit awarded Surumana Block off Indonesia
    ExxonMobil Corp. unit Esso Exploration International Ltd. has won the license to explore the 1.32 million acre Surumana Block in the Makassar Straits off Sulawesi, Indonesia.
  • 06/13/2006 -- West Virginia
    Cabot Oil & Gas Corp., Houston, is drilling its sixth horizontal well to Devonian Huron shale at Sissonville northwest of Charleston.
  • 07/24/2006 -- 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.
  • 07/14/2006 -- 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.
  • 07/11/2006 -- 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.
  • 07/17/2006 -- 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.
  • 07/20/2006 -- Operators push Appalachian Trenton plays
    Operators are proclaiming more success in deep and shallow portions of the Trenton-Black River (TBR) gas play in New York and Pennsylvania.
  • 07/28/2006 -- 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.
  • 07/26/2006 -- 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).
  • 07/26/2006 -- Total finds oil off Congo (Brazzaville)
    Total E&P Congo made an oil discovery in the Moho-Bilondo exploration permit in about 600-900 m of water 80 km off Congo (Brazzaville).

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