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Exploration Development 2007 P13

  • 04/27/2007 -- Kansas-Oklahoma Hugoton has life, models say
    Estimated remaining recovery from the Kansas and Oklahoma portions of giant Hugoton gas field could be as much as 20 tcf of gas, a new study implies.
  • 04/27/2007 -- Nexus to develop Longtom gas field off Victoria
    Nexus Energy Ltd., Melbourne, has received approval to develop its wholly owned Longtom gas field on Gippsland basin Permit Vic/P54 off Victoria.
  • 05/01/2007 -- Centrica awarded stake in Block 2AB off Trinidad and Tobago
    Centrica PLC, parent of British Gas, said the Trinidad and Tobago Energy Ministry has awarded it a share of an offshore license as part of its bid in the Trinidad and Tobago onshore and shallow water bid rounds.
  • 05/01/2007 -- OTC: Statoil updates subsea installation for Tordis field
    Statoil ASA issued a project update at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston for the world's first full-scale subsea separation system at Tordis field, off Norway.
  • 05/01/2007 -- OTC: MMS confirms expansion into deepwater
    Deepwater leases last year produced 70% of the oil and 40% of the natural gas produced in the Gulf of Mexico, the US Minerals Management Service said in a report released May 1 at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston.
  • 05/01/2007 -- OTC: Sri Lanka prepares to launch licensing round
    Sri Lanka is preparing to launch a licensing round and expects to have bid documents available in August as it kicks off a road show in Houston, said Neil DeSilva, director general, Petroleum Resources Development Secretariat.
  • 05/02/2007 -- Indonesia well confirms 1974 Kutei gas find
    Aabar Petroleum gauged gas at the Makassar Straits-4 well on the 5,920 sq km Sebuku PSC, confirming for the second time a 1974 Ashland Petroleum discovery off East Kalimantan.
  • 05/03/2007 -- OTC: Group to test new well cleanup technique
    A group comprising NPD, Hydro, Shell, and Expro International will field test later this year a well-testing technique, said Trevor Burgess, Expro group director of marketing and technology, at OTC.
  • 05/03/2007 -- Coogee ready to develop Timor Sea field
    Coogee Resources Pty. Ltd. has brought in investment house Babcock & Brown as a major shareholder as part of a debt and equity package to fund first-phase development of Montara oil field in the Timor Sea.
  • 05/04/2007 -- Preliminary final 5-year OCS plan draws fire, support
    US OCS oil and gas development opponents complained that DOI and MMS's preliminary final 5-year OCS plan goes too far, while proponents declared that it doesn't go far enough.
  • 05/07/2007 -- Putumayo well gauges natural oil flows
    Gran Tierra Energy Inc., Calgary, gauged natural oil flows on tests of the Cretaceous Lower and Middle Caballos formations at its Juanambu-1 exploration well on the Guayuyaco Block in the Putumayo basin of southern Colombia.
  • 05/09/2007 -- Premier rig to work over, drill Anoa field wells
    Premier Oil PLC, after plugging and abandoning its Gajah Sumatera-1 exploration well on Natuna Sea Block A in Indonesia, is moving the Seadrill-5 rig to Anoa field to carry out a workover on an existing well. It will then drill a development well to exploit oil discovered last year in Anoa's Central Lobe.
  • 05/09/2007 -- Afren farms in to Nigeria's Ofa oil field
    Afren PLC plans to drill a well test on Ofa oil field in the northern Niger Delta under an agreement it signed with Independent Energy Ltd. of Nigeria. IEL is field operator.
  • 05/10/2007 -- Canada's Ardley coals present learning curve
    Richards Oil & Gas Ltd., Calgary, plans to drill one horizontal and three vertical wells to Ardley coals in the Lambert, Ansell, and Marsh areas of west-central Alberta in July and August.
  • 05/11/2007 -- Mediterranean Oil & Gas plans 2D seismic off Malta
    Mediterranean Oil & Gas PLC will shoot 2D seismic spanning 1,000 sq km of Area 4 off Malta using Seabird Exploration's seismic surveying vessel M/V Geo Mariner.
  • 05/11/2007 -- Eni to invest $12 billion in Egypt gas program
    Eni SPA plans to invest $12 billion over the next 5 years in Egypt's gas industry starting in 2007-08, according to the Egyptian petroleum ministry. The company also will focus on increasing reserves from the onshore Belayim field in the Gulf of Suez area by about 180 million bbl during the next 12 years, using new production techniques.
  • 05/14/2007 -- Talisman unit hits pay with three wells in Alaska
    Talisman Energy Inc. subsidiary FEX LP has completed a three-well drilling program in the northwest planning area of the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska.
  • 05/14/2007 -- Nigeria licensing round fails to attract majors
    Nigeria failed to attract any major oil companies to bid for blocks offered in its latest licensing round because the companies fear political uncertainty ahead of a governmental change at the end of the month.
  • 05/14/2007 -- Norway gives nod to reactivate Yme oil field
    Talisman Energy, Revus Energy, and Pertra have received approval from the Norwegian government to reactivate the previously abandoned Yme oil field in the Norwegian North Sea.
  • 05/15/2007 -- Ascent Resources suspends Hungarian well
    Ascent Resources PLC has suspended its PEN-102 exploration well in northeast Hungary as it investigates drilling a sidetrack well to target the Miocene gas reservoir.

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