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  • 03/13/2006 -- ExxonMobil unit to operate Cepu Block
    Indonesia's state-run PT Pertamina will sign an agreement with ExxonMobil Indonesia on Mar. 15 for operation of the Cepu Block, according to company Pres. Ari Soemarno.
  • 01/03/2006 -- Wood Group unit to install ESPs in Argentina oil fields
    PanAmerican Energy LLC has let a 6-year contract to Wood Group ESP Argentina, a subsidiary of John Wood Group PLC, for the supply and installation of electric submersible pumping (ESP) systems in three oil fields in the San Jorge basin, just south of Buenos Aires.
  • 01/03/2006 -- Hawaii
    Puna Geothermal Venture, a subsidiary of ORMAT Technologies Inc., Sparks, Nev., plans to add 8 Mw of electricity generating capacity by the end of 2007 to its Puna geothermal project on the Big Island of Hawaii.
  • 01/04/2006 -- Suriname
    State-owned Staatsolie launched a licensing round for three blocks from shore to deep water in the Atlantic Ocean near the southeastern corner of the country's offshore area.
  • 01/04/2006 -- Venezuela
    Shell Venezuela SA is producing 25,000 b/d of light oil from Lower Cretaceous Cogollo carbonates at 16,400 ft in Urdaneta West field just west of Lake Maracaibo.
  • 01/04/2006 -- Petrobras has deeper-pool strike off Brazil
    Petróleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) has reported a deeper-pool oil discovery in Marlim Leste field in the Campos basin off Brazil (see map, OGJ, Aug. 9, 2004, p. 37).
  • 01/04/2006 -- Oklahoma
    Pennsylvanian Booch sandstones that have produced oil and gas since just before Oklahoma statehood in 1907 have yielded 78 million bbl of oil and 467 bcf of gas through April 2004 from 2,690 active and abandoned wells, the Oklahoma Geological Survey said.
  • 01/04/2006 -- Alabama
    Private Houston independent Tepee Petroleum Co. completed an exploratory well for Jurassic Smackover oil and gas in Escambia County.
  • 01/05/2006 -- Pent to boost production from Oklahoma unit
    Pent Energy LLC, Fort Worth, plans to increase production from the 2,800-acre Stroud Prue Sand Unit between Tulsa and Oklahoma City in Creek and Lincoln counties.
  • 01/06/2006 -- Agip KCO lets Kashagan service contract
    Agip KCO, an international consortium led by Italy's Eni, has let contracts to Petrofac, Woking, UK, for construction management of the onshore facilities of the Kashagan Phase I development 40 km northeast of Atyrau, Kazakhstan (OGJ, June 13, 2005, p. 34).
  • 01/06/2006 -- Total tests oil discovery in Yemen
    Total SA reported an oil discovery and successful production test of the Jathma-1 well in the East Shabwa Development Area (ESDA) on Block 10 in Yemen.
  • 01/06/2006 -- Contracts let for Kovykta development
    Two TNK-BP subsidiaries let contracts worth a total of more than $60 million to Petrofac Ltd. for management services in development of Kovykta gas-condensate field and related pipeline construction in eastern Siberia.
  • 01/09/2006 -- Thailand
    Adani Port Infrastructure Ltd. Gujarat, part of India's diversified industrial group Adani Group, sought exploration licenses for two onshore blocks in Thailand.
  • 01/09/2006 -- PGS starts new 3D campaign in Brazil
    Petróleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) let contract to Petroleum Geo-Services ASA (PGS) to acquire 1,266 sq km of 3D seismic data on prospect area BM-S-42 in the Santos basin off Brazil.
  • 01/09/2006 -- New York
    The state invited interested parties to offer assistance as consultants to help the New York State Energy Research & Development Authority in Albany respond to the gas and exploration industry's growing needs.
  • 01/09/2006 -- Northwest Territories
    Husky Oil Operations Ltd., Calgary, will shortly spud two wells in the Mackenzie Valley, said participant International Frontier Resources Corp., Calgary.
  • 01/10/2006 -- Rosa field off Angola due more subsea trees
    FMC Technologies Inc. has received a contract amendment worth $27 million to provide an additional five subsea trees and well jumpers for Rosa oil field on Block 17 in 4,200-4,900 ft of water off Angola (see map, OGJ, Mar. 18, 2002, p. 53).
  • 01/10/2006 -- Pakistan Petroleum gets Barkhan license
    Pakistan has granted a petroleum exploration license to state-owned exploration and production firm Pakistan Petroleum Ltd. (PPL) for Block 2969-8 (Barkhan), covering 2,104 sq km in the Dera Bugti, Kohlu, Musa Khail Bazar, Barkhan, and Loralai districts of Balochistan Province (Zone II).
  • 01/11/2006 -- Syria
    Gulfsands Petroleum PLC, London, completed acquisition of 1,155 km of 2D seismic on Block 26 in northern Syria.
  • 01/11/2006 -- Total confirms deepwater oil find off Angola
    Total SA, operator of Block 32 off Angola, and Sonangol EP reported that an ultradeepwater delineation well has confirmed the commercial potential of the adjacent Gengibre-1 oil discovery (OGJ Online, June 10, 2005).

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