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  • 02/07/2006 -- Brunei
    Brunei National Petroleum Co. Sdn. Bhd. awarded Block L in northeastern Brunei to QAF Brunei Sdn. Bhd. and Loon Energy Inc., Calgary.
  • 02/07/2006 -- Manitoba
    Aspen Group Resources Corp., Calgary, secured a rig and plans to start a multiwell development program for oil in Mississippian Lodgepole in Daly field in southwestern Manitoba in April 2006.
  • 02/08/2006 -- New Brunswick
    Corridor Resources Inc., Halifax, applied to the province's public utilities board to build a 49 km, 8 in. pipeline to connect McCully gas field with the Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline.
  • 02/08/2006 -- Lundin spuds Oudna production well off Tunisia
    Lundin Petroleum AB, Stockholm, has spudded the Oudna oil production well in as much as 300 m of water on its Hammamet Grand Fonds license off northeast Tunisia.
  • 02/08/2006 -- Gulfsands sees potential in Syrian structure
    Gulfsands Petroleum PLC, Houston, has identified nine potentially productive zones in Paleozoic reservoirs in the sole existing wellbore on the large Tigris structure in 11,000-sq-km Block 26 in northeast Syria.
  • 02/09/2006 -- Development due Colombian heavy oil field
    Meta Petroleum Ltd., jointly owned by US investment company Elliott Advisors and Synergy Group of Brazil, plans to increase production to 100,000 b/d of upgraded crude oil from 9,000 b/d by advancing development of Rubiales heavy oil field in the Llanos basin of central Colombia (OGJ Online, July 23, 2002).
  • 02/10/2006 -- Mali
    A $3.7 million airborne remote sensing survey is under way since late January 2006 on five blocks in the Taoudeni basin, said Baraka Petroleum Ltd., Perth.
  • 02/13/2006 -- British Columbia
    The A-2 well in Beaver River field flowed 1.64 MMcfd of gas with 18 bbl/MMcf of water on a 12.7 mm choke and was to be placed on extended production test later this month.
  • 02/13/2006 -- Pakistan grants three blocks to OGDC
    Pakistan has granted three onshore petroleum exploration licenses to state-owned Oil & Gas Development Co. Ltd. for Blocks 2769-14 (Tegani) in Zone III, 2769-15 (Thal) in Zone III, and 2567-11 (Tano Beg) in Zone II.
  • 02/13/2006 -- Gabon
    Maurel & Prom, Paris, said its Onal-3 exploration well on the 4,178 sq km Omoueyi license east-southeast of Port Gentil intersected an oil-impregnated formation with a true vertical thickness of 112 m.
  • 02/14/2006 -- Saudi Aramco commissions Haradh GOSP-3
    Saudi Aramco has commisioned a gas-oil separation plant (GOSP) in the final phase of a three-part development project in the southern end of supergiant Ghawar oil field (OGJ, Oct, 11, 2004, p. 56).
  • 02/15/2006 -- India's D6 gets Cretaceous find, larger flow
    Reliance Industries Ltd., Mumbai, and Niko Resources Ltd., Calgary, are doubling the original size of facilities planned to produce gas from Dhirubhai field in the D6 offshore block in the Krishna-Godavari basin.
  • 02/15/2006 -- Africa due big shares of liquids output, LNG growth
    Africa will supply 30% of an estimated 13.65 million b/d growth in global liquids production capacity by 2010, excluding the US onshore and Canada, said an official of IHS Energy.
  • 02/15/2006 -- MMS issues final notice for OCS Sale 198
    The US Minerals Management Service has issued the final notice for Central Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf Lease Sale 198 scheduled Mar. 15 in New Orleans.
  • 02/15/2006 -- Colombia
    The National Hydrocarbons Agency awarded Taghmen Energy PLC, London, operatorship and 70% interest in the Midas block near producing fields in the Middle Magdalena Valley.
  • 02/16/2006 -- France
    The government awarded EnCana Corp., Calgary, 100% interest in an 860,000-acre exploration permit in southwestern France.
  • 02/16/2006 -- Argentina
    A group led by Pluspetrol SA has hiked production to about 2,300 b/d of oil in the fourth quarter of 2005 on the Palmar Largo block in the Noroeste basin near the border with Paraguay.
  • 02/16/2006 -- Repsol YPF group finds more oil on Libya's NC-115
    A group led by Repsol YPF SA reported its seventh discovery on Block NC-115 in the Murzuk basin 800 km south of Tripoli.
  • 02/17/2006 -- Equatorial Guinea
    CNOOC Ltd. signed a five-year production sharing contract on 2,287 sq km Block S with the Ministry of Mines, Industry and Energy and state GEPetrol.
  • 02/17/2006 -- Romania
    The government awarded TransAtlantic Petroleum Corp., Calgary, production licenses to Izvoru, Vanatori, and Marsa oil and gas fields in the seventh licensing round.

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