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Exploration Development 2007 P14

  • 05/15/2007 -- Four rigs to work on at-risk block off India
    The KG-OSN-2001/3 block off India could soon have four rigs drilling even though the first exploration phase has expired without the required 14 wells having been drilled.
  • 05/15/2007 -- Utica shale gas sought in Quebec Lowlands
    A large US independent will exercise an option to join Junex Inc., Quebec City, Que., in an $8 million pilot project to evaluate gas potential in Ordovician Utica shale in the St. Lawrence Lowlands of Quebec.
  • 05/15/2007 -- Multizone southeast Texas exploration set
    Two independents plan to explore mainly for gas in several formations in San Jacinto County, Tex., in an area on trend with Double A Wells field in Polk County.
  • 05/15/2007 -- Putumayo well logs oil pay in four zones
    Gran Tierra Energy Inc., Calgary, set casing to test a field wildcat that logged potential oil pay in four Cretaceous zones on the Chaza Block in the Putumayo basin in southern Colombia.
  • 05/16/2007 -- Roc Oil drills Australia's Perseverance well to 1,190 m
    Roc Oil (WA) Pty. Ltd. has drilled its Perseverance-1 exploration well to 1,190 m on permit WA-325-P, in the Perth basin off Western Australia.
  • 05/16/2007 -- Norway approves Statoil's Gjøa field development
    Norway has approved Statoil ASA's development and operation plan for Gjøa oil and gas field in the North Sea, bringing it a step closer to fruition.
  • 05/16/2007 -- India's KG D6 block has 18th discovery
    Reliance Industries Ltd., Mumbai, reported the 18th hydrocarbon discovery on the D6 block in the Krishna-Godavari basin off India.
  • 05/17/2007 -- Ouachita wildcat set in Central Texas
    The Ouachita thrust belt in Central Texas is the site for a wildcat to be drilled starting in late May or early June.
  • 05/18/2007 -- Petrobras, Portuguese firms sign E&P agreement
    Brazil's Petrobras signed an agreement with Portuguese firms Galp and Partex to explore for oil in the deepwater off Portugal, Petrobras said.
  • 05/22/2007 -- BP makes another strike on Angola's Block 31
    BP Exploration (Angola) Ltd. and Angola's Sonangol EP have made their fourteenth oil discovery on ultradeepwater Block 31 off Angola.
  • 05/22/2007 -- OMV awarded exploration license off New Zealand
    OMV New Zealand has picked up exploration acreage off the west coast of New Zealand's North Island and will shoot a 2D seismic survey there early in 2008.
  • 05/23/2007 -- Barbados
    The Barbados Ministry of Energy and the Environment will launch a 2007 offshore licensing round with the offer of 20 blocks on the shelf and deepwater Northeast Caribbean Deformed Belt.
  • 05/23/2007 -- MMS proposes Central Gulf Lease Sale 205
    The US Minerals Management Service proposed an Oct. 3 lease sale in the newly configured Central Gulf of Mexico Planning Area.
  • 05/23/2007 -- PTTEP's additional Gulf of Martaban wells show gas
    Thailand's PTT Exploration & Production PLC (PTTEP) said another two exploration wells drilled on Block M9 in Myanmar's Gulf of Martaban have both tested natural gas.
  • 05/23/2007 -- Nicaraguan exploration well noncommercial
    Norwood Resources Ltd., Calgary, was moving to test its first indicated discovery in the Sandino basin of western Nicaragua after it plugged its second well there as noncommercial.
  • 05/23/2007 -- Falcon to develop Mako Trough in Hungary
    Timing remains uncertain, but Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd., Denver, plans to develop a vast basin-centered gas accumulation in southeastern Hungary, where it just announced an oil discovery.
  • 05/25/2007 -- Polk County Austin chalk lateral gauged
    Meridian Resource Corp., Houston, said it is evaluating the merits of single lateral wells to develop Austin chalk oil and gas adjacent to Double A Wells Woodbine field in Polk County, southeast Texas.
  • 05/29/2007 -- CNX to double New Albany gas play position
    CNX Gas Corp., Pittsburgh, will acquire by lease oil and gas acreage in western Kentucky, doubling its position in the Illinois basin's emerging Devonian New Albany shale gas play to nearly 140,000 acres.
  • 05/29/2007 -- Statoil discovers light oil in Norwegian North Sea
    Statoil ASA has found light oil in wildcat well 15/6-9 S, which was drilled on production license 303 in the Norwegian North Sea.
  • 05/30/2007 -- BP signs $900 million Libyan exploration deal
    BP PLC and a Libyan partner will drill 17 exploratory wells under a $900 million contract with Libya's National Oil Co. (NOC).

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