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Exploration Development 2006 P

  • Mon Jan 23 16:01:00 CST 2006 -- Kazakhstan
    The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources let a contract to Veritas Caspian LLP, an affiliate of Veritas DGC Ltd., London, to acquire nonexclusive seismic data over the entire open acreage of what Kazakhstan claims as its sector of the Caspian Sea.
  • Tue Jan 24 10:01:00 CST 2006 -- Mauritania
    CNPC International Ltd.'s Mauritania unit and Baraka Petroleum Corp., Perth, chose a location for drilling of the Heron-1 well on Block 20 in the Mauritania Coastal basin, Baraka said.
  • Tue Jan 24 10:01:00 CST 2006 -- Australia
    The Australian government awarded Royal Dutch Shell PLC's Australian unit 100% interest in a 1,000 sq km block in the Browse basin near giant Ichthys/Brewster offshore gas field.
  • Tue Jan 24 12:01:00 CST 2006 -- Egypt
    Lukoil Overseas spudded a second exploration well on the Northeast Geisum Block in the Gulf of Suez.
  • Wed Jan 25 12:01:00 CST 2006 -- CPC acquires exploration rights in Chad
    Taiwan's state-run Chinese Petroleum Corp. (CPC) and Chad have signed an agreement under which CPC will invest $30 million in a 4-year project to explore for oil and gas in Chad.
  • Wed Jan 25 17:01:00 CST 2006 -- Kentucky
    Two geologists have combined information from seven oil and gas exploratory wells and several seismic profiles into a cross section that covers the western two-thirds of the state.
  • Thu Jan 26 10:01:00 CST 2006 -- Lukoil discovers oil giant in Russian Caspian
    OAO Lukoil discovered a multipay oil and gas-condensate field on the Severny license in the Caspian Sea, calling it Russia's largest discovery in a decade.
  • Thu Jan 26 10:01:00 CST 2006 -- PDO lets contract for work on Omani fields
    Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) has let a contract to PT MedcoEnergi Internasional Tbk., Jakarta, for a program to develop a cluster of 18 small oil fields in the Nimr-Karim area of southern Oman.
  • Thu Jan 26 10:01:00 CST 2006 -- Guyana
    Groundstar Resources Ltd., Calgary, began a ground gravity survey in early January in the Rewa area in the northeastern Takutu basin.
  • Thu Jan 26 12:01:00 CST 2006 -- Saudi Arabia
    LUKOIL Overseas spudded its first wildcat aimed at deep gas-condensate in Block A in the eastern Rub al-Khali basin.
  • Mon Jan 30 09:01:00 CST 2006 -- China, Iran to work together in Caspian Sea
    Iran's North Drilling Co. (NDC) and China Oilfield Services Ltd. (COSL), the drilling unit of China National Offshore Oil Corp., have signed a cooperation agreement that includes repair and maintenance of the Alborza semisubmersible drilling rig in the Caspian Sea.
  • Tue Jan 31 14:01:00 CST 2006 -- Italy
    The Italian government issued preliminary approval for a unit of Cygam Energy to explore the 83,264-acre Aretusa Permit on the Ragusa plateau in the Mediterranean southeast of Sicily.
  • Wed Feb 01 09:02:00 CST 2006 -- Techno Petroleum wins Pakistan license
    The Pakistani government has granted a petroleum exploration license to Techno Petroleum (Pvt.) Ltd. (TPPL) for Block No. 2770.3 (Islamgarh) in the Bahawalpur and Rahim Yar Khan districts of Punjab province in Zone-III. The block covers 230 sq km.
  • Wed Feb 01 13:02:00 CST 2006 -- Delta, Armstrong to pursue Utah thrust play
    Denver firms Delta Petroleum Corp. and Armstrong Resources LLC will begin exploratory drilling in the Central Utah thrust belt in the second quarter.
  • Wed Feb 01 13:02:00 CST 2006 -- Pakistan
    The government approved the commerciality declaration and development plan for Rodho gas-condensate field, renamed Salsabil field, on the Safed Koh concession and production is to start in the second quarter of 2006, said Rally Energy Corp., Calgary.
  • Wed Feb 01 16:02:00 CST 2006 -- Bangladesh
    Tullow Oil PLC, London, said it signed agreements in December 2005 to farm out a 60% interest in Blocks 17 and 18 in the Bay of Bengal to Total SA, Paris.
  • Fri Feb 03 10:02:00 CST 2006 -- South Dakota
    Several independents plan to drill near West Short Pine Hills gas field and the South Cedar Creek anticline in Harding County.
  • Fri Feb 03 11:02:00 CST 2006 -- Origin to develop Kupe field off New Zealand
    Origin Energy Resources Ltd., Sydney, is preparing to develop Kupe gas-condensate field off New Zealand (see map, OGJ, July 16, 2001, p. 38).
  • Mon Feb 06 12:02:00 CST 2006 -- UK DTI approves Goosander development
    Dana Petroleum PLC reported approval by the UK Department of Trade and Industry of subsea development of Goosander oil field on Block 21/12 in the UK North Sea.
  • Tue Feb 07 08:02:00 CST 2006 -- Operators push deep search into Quebec
    Success in deeper formations, particularly Ordovician Trenton-Black River, by Talisman Energy Inc. in the US Appalachian basin is drawing more operators to take up acreage in Quebec.

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