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Exploration Development 2006 P9

  • 11/14/2006 -- Lower Magdalena basin gas discovery gauged
    Pacific Stratus Energy Ltd., Toronto, gauged a gas discovery in the Tertiary Cienaga de Oro formation in the Lower Magdalena basin 100 miles south of Cartagena.
  • 11/14/2006 -- Antrim weighs options for North Sea fields
    Antrim Energy Inc. is weighing development options for two fields on UK North Sea Block 21/28a after completing its acquisition from ENI of a 75% working interest and becoming operator (OGJ Online, Oct. 3, 2006).
  • 11/14/2006 -- Lakes Oil farms out tight gas prospects
    Lakes Oil NL, Melbourne, has farmed out two of its onshore Gippsland basin permits with tight gas potential to Denver-based PetroHunter Energy Corp. and its subsidiary Sweetpea Petroleum Pty. Ltd.
  • 11/14/2006 -- BHP lets contract for Stybarrow project
    BHP Billiton Petroleum Pty. Ltd. has let an engineering, procurement, installation, and construction contract to Technip Oceania Pty. Ltd. and Subsea 7 Australia Pty. Ltd. for Stybarrow subsea oil field development on the WA-255-P(2) permit in 800 m of water off Australia's North West Shelf.
  • 11/14/2006 -- Urals Energy granted access to ESPO Pipeline
    OAO Transneft has authorized Urals Energy Public Co. Ltd.'s Dulisma oil field to be connected to the planned East Siberian Pacific Ocean (ESPO) Pipeline.
  • 11/14/2006 -- Chile's Magallanes area gets new gas flow
    GeoPark Holdings Ltd., Hamilton, Bermuda, said it has become the first private company to produce oil and gas in southern Chile.
  • 11/13/2006 -- Norway
    The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate let a contact to Electromagnetic Geoservices (emgs) for a proprietary seabed logging survey of the Troms II area near the Lofoten Islands off northern Norway.
  • 11/13/2006 -- Talisman to drill more wells in new Alberta play
    Talisman Energy Inc. reported on plans to drill eight additional wells in 2007 in the west-central Alberta Ram area—an emerging exploration play southwest of the company's central Alberta Foothills structural play.
  • 11/13/2006 -- OMV considers Strasshof development options
    OMV Austria Exploration & Production GMBH is contemplating acid-gas injection for enhanced recovery at undeveloped Strasshof gas field near Vienna.
  • 11/10/2006 -- Baraka farms out Mali blocks
    Baraka Petroleum Ltd., Perth, has farmed out interests in its five exploration permits in the Taoudeni basin in northern Mali to subsidiaries of Eni SPA of Italy and Sonatrach of Algeria.
  • 11/10/2006 -- Angola awards offshore block to Vaalco
    Vaalco Energy Inc. has signed a production-sharing agreement (PSA) with the government of Angola for Block 05/06 offshore.
  • 11/10/2006 -- CNOOC reports Bohai Bay gas discovery
    China's CNOOC Ltd. said the Jinzhou (JZ) 31-6-1 wildcat, drilled in Bohai Bay to 2,305 m TD, tested gas from 16.5 m of pay.
  • 11/10/2006 -- UK still studying 24th-round license bids
    The UK government will publish the results of its 24th licensing round "within weeks," Energy Minister Malcolm Wicks said in Aberdeen during a conference by the UK Offshore Operators' Association.
  • 11/09/2006 -- Indago Petroleum has successful well tests off Oman
    Indago Petroleum Ltd. subsidiary Indago Oman Ltd. has begun testing the West Bukha-2A (WB2A) well on Block 8 off Oman, as it pursues a production target of first-quarter 2008.
  • 11/08/2006 -- Total confirms Tunu field extension off Indonesia
    Total SA confirmed an extension of Tunu gas field's southern zone with a gas discovery between Tunu and Peciko fields off East Kalimantan.
  • 11/08/2006 -- Lundin signs PSC for two Ethiopian blocks
    Swedish independent Lundin Petroleum AB signed a production-sharing contract for Blocks 2 and 6 in southeastern Ethiopia's Ogaden basin.
  • 11/07/2006 -- PTTEP Bongkot gas well to extend field life
    The first exploration well drilled in 8 years on the Bongkot concession block, in the Gulf of Thailand about 600 km south of Bangkok, has resulted in an additional natural gas find, said Thailand's state-controlled PTT Exploration & Production PLC (PTTEP).
  • 11/07/2006 -- White Nile completes first phase of Sudan survey
    White Nile Ltd., London, said it has identified several structures, including one site for drilling, after completing phase one of its seismic survey of Block Ba in southern Sudan.
  • 11/07/2006 -- Dragon contracts rig to drill off Turkmenistan
    Dragon Oil PLC has signed a 2-year contract with Continental Industrial Supply Ltd. for use of the CIS-1 platform-based drilling rig.
  • 11/07/2006 -- Heritage conducts Kingfisher well test
    Heritage Oil Corp., London, has completed two drill stem tests of the upper zone of the Kingfisher-1 well on Block 3A in Uganda.

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