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Exploration Development 2006 P3

  • 09/01/2006 -- ConocoPhillips group reports North Sea strike
    A group led by ConocoPhillips hopes for development approval next year of a large gas-condensate discovery in the Central UK North Sea.
  • 09/01/2006 -- Sipetrol group has oil finds in Egypt
    A group led by Sipetrol International SA, Santiago, has completed Ferdaus-5, the third of three wells in Ferdaus field, and has made a new pool discovery with the wildcat Rayan-1X in Egypt's western desert.
  • 09/06/2006 -- Whiting joins Central Utah hingeline play
    Whiting Petroleum Corp., Denver, acquired from an unnamed private independent oil company a 15% working interest in 170,000 leased acres in the Central Utah hingeline play for an undisclosed sum.
  • 09/05/2006 -- On-time but low-volume Cepu start-up seen
    ExxonMobil Corp. hopes to start output from Indonesia's Cepu crude oil and natural gas project by the planned date of 2008, but a company official said initial volumes will be small due to development problems (OGJ, June 12, 2006, Newsletter).
  • 09/11/2006 -- Pertamina told to seek out new Natuna partner
    Indonesia Vice-President Jusuf Kalla has advised state-owned PT Pertamina to seek a new partner if ExxonMobil Oil Indonesie fails to carry out its contractual obligations to develop the Natuna D-Alpha natural gas block.
  • 09/22/2006 -- Papua New Guinea promotes block leasing
    Papua New Guinea Petroleum and Energy Minister Moi Avei has opened his country's new licensing round of 15 onshore and offshore blocks in Singapore.
  • 09/21/2006 -- Statoil plans more wells in Halten Bank area
    Statoil ASA plans to drill three additional exploration wells during 2006-07 in the Halten Bank area south of Aasgard oil and gas field after no mobile hydrocarbons were found with its Antares wildcat well drilled in production license 314 in the Norwegian Sea.
  • 09/26/2006 -- Newfield to build Woodford shale gathering system
    Newfield Exploration Co., Houston, signed a 15-year agreement with MarkWest Energy Partners LP, Denver, to construct and operate gas gathering pipelines and related facilities for development of Newfield's Woodford shale play in the Arkoma basin of southeastern Oklahoma.
  • 10/24/2006 -- Arkansas Fayetteville shale gas flow rising
    Gross production from Southwestern Energy Co.'s wells in the eastern Arkoma basin Fayetteville shale play has grown to 70 MMcfd and looks to attain 100 MMcfd by the end of 2006, the company said.
  • 10/06/2006 -- Dominion Diving to provide Sable project ROV
    ExxonMobil Canada Properties, operator of the Sable Offshore Energy Project off Nova Scotia, contracted Dominion Diving to provide ROV services for SOEP's subsea inspection and maintenance.
  • 10/12/2006 -- N. Somalia exploration effort planned
    Canmex Minerals Corp., Vancouver, BC, signed a nonbinding agreement to take a farmout from Range Resources Ltd., Perth, on two blocks in the nonproducing Nogal and Al Medo/Darin basins onshore between the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean in northern Somalia.
  • 10/18/2006 -- Barnett shale play to grow in Arlington
    Two Fort Worth independent operators reached agreement with the city council of Arlington, Tex., on lease terms covering acreage under Lake Arlington and other tracts in the vicinity.
  • 10/17/2006 -- Energen, Chesapeake eye Alabama gas shales
    Energen Corp., Birmingham, Ala., sold to Chesapeake Energy Corp., Oklahoma City, a 50% interest in its lease position in various shale plays in Alabama for cash and a carried drilling interest.
  • 10/30/2006 -- Grove gets license in Dutch North Sea
    Grove Energy Ltd. has been awarded the Horizon West (P8a) Production License covering 26.17 sq km in the Dutch North Sea.
  • 10/26/2006 -- Spar planned for Perdido fields in deep gulf
    Shell Offshore Inc. and partners will install a production spar in what Shell says will be a world record water depth to develop three oil fields along the Perdido fold belt in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • 11/03/2006 -- Marathon, Wentworth to drill East Texas wells
    Wentworth Energy Inc., Palestine, Tex., has let a 3-year lease on a portion of its 27,557-acre mineral block in Freestone County, Tex., to Marathon Oil Co., with which it has signed a joint operating agreement.
  • 11/01/2006 -- Chevron Nigeria broadens work scope for Tubu, Madu fields
    Chevron Nigeria, operator of National Engineering & Technical Co. Ltd. has authorized two units of Foster Wheeler Ltd. to carry out further design engineering for the Tubu and Madu oil field developments in permit areas OML 52 and OML 85, respectively, off Nigeria.
  • 11/10/2006 -- Total mulls gas options west of the Shetlands
    Total E&P UK PLC is considering two development options for Laggan gas field west of the Shetland Islands in the North Atlantic.
  • 11/22/2006 -- ExxonMobil advances Piceance tight gas work
    ExxonMobil Gas & Power Marketing Co. has signed a 30-year agreement with Enterprise Products Partners LLC for gathering, compression, treating, and conditioning services for natural gas it is developing in tight sands of the Piceance basin of Colorado.
  • 12/19/2006 -- Leases issued for five oil shale projects
    The US Department of the Interior has issued research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) leases for five oil shale projects in Colorado's Piceance basin.
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