-- Final flow rates given for Alapli well off Turkey Toreador Resources Corp. and its partners reported that final test results from the Alapli-1 exploration well yielded a commingled flowrate of 7 MMcfd of gas from just outside the South Akcakos subbasin in the Black Sea off Turkey.
-- Vega fields off Norway due subsea systems Norsk Hydro AS let a $200 million contract to FMC Technologies Inc. for subsea systems for Hydro's Vega and Vega South gas-condensate fields on Blocks 35/8 and 35/11 in 380 m of water in the Norwegian North Sea.
-- Dominion acquires block off Tanzania Dominion Petroleum Ltd. has signed a production-sharing agreement with Tanzanian government agency Tanzanian Petroleum Development Corp. (TDPC) for an exploration block off eastern Tanzania.
-- Petrobras lets FEED contract for Canapu field Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) has let a front-end engineering design contract to Intec Engineering for a pipe-in-pipe flowline project in deepwater Canapu oil and gas field 75 km off Espirito Santo, Brazil.
-- Southern Tanzania gas project growing Artumas Group Inc., Calgary, expects its Msimbati-1X exploration well to become the second hydrocarbon discovery in the Mnazi Bay concession, Rovuma basin, in southern Tanzania.
-- Petrobras to invest $1 billion in Ecuador Brazil's state-owned Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) and Ecuador's state oil firm Petroecuador signed a memorandum of understanding Apr. 5 to develop Ecuador's Ishpingo-Tiputini-Tambococha oil fields in the Amazon region.
-- IPR, OVL find oil on North Ramadan block IPR Inc., Irving, Tex., and ONGC Videsh Ltd. (OVL), Mumbai, have made an oil discovery with the first exploration well on the North Ramadan concession in the Gulf of Suez.
-- Daewoo seeks more gas off Myanmar South Korea's Daewoo plans to begin exploring for more natural gas off Myanmar, according to Myanmar's state-run media.
-- Tullow to spud well in Kudu gas field Tullow Oil has reached agreement to sell to Japan's Itochu a 20% interest in its Republic of Namibia Production License No. 001, which contains giant Kudu gas field, off Namibia.
-- BRPC has apparent success with Gwydyr Bay well Brooks Range Petroleum Corp. (BRPC), operator of the ADL 47468 lease on Alaska's North Slope, has made an apparent discovery with one of two wells in the Gwydyr Bay Prospect Area.