Wed May 30 10:05:00 CDT 2007
-- Rwanda The Ministry of State granted Vangold Resources Ltd., Vancouver, BC, the nonexclusive right to undertake an 18-month technical review of oil and gas potential on 7,208 sq km in northwestern Rwanda.
Mon Jun 04 10:06:00 CDT 2007
-- Iraq Taq Taq wells flow oil at high rates The TT-06 appraisal well in Taq Taq field the Kurdistan sector of northeastern Iraq has flowed oil at an aggregate rate of 18,900 b/d of 48° gravity oil at a low gas-oil ratio from three unstimulated Cretaceous-age formations.
Mon Jun 04 11:06:00 CDT 2007
-- Inpex plans drilling off Japan in late June In the first large-scale gas exploration off Japan in 30 years, Inpex Holdings Inc.'s Tokyo unit, Teikoku Oil Co., in late June will begin drilling for natural gas some 20 km off the northern Ibaraki Prefecture of Japan's Kanto region.
Mon Jun 04 15:06:00 CDT 2007
-- Rockhopper prepares EIA for Falklands licenses Rockhopper Exploration has contracted RPS Energy to carry out an EIA to gather information for drilling its Ernest and other prospects on licenses PL023 and PL024 off the Falkland Islands.
Tue Jun 05 10:06:00 CDT 2007
-- Giddings gas flows in Montgomery County Southern Bay Operating said it holds enough acreage to support spudding a well every 60-90 days for 2-3 years for Austin chalk gas in the Grimes-Montgomery extension area of Giddings field on the Texas Gulf Coast.
Tue Jun 05 12:06:00 CDT 2007
-- Gazprom Neft, Statoil forge oil E&P partnership Statoil ASA and Gazprom Neft, based on a memorandum of understanding signed in April, have established a joint working group aimed at assessing possible joint venture exploration and production projects in Russia and overseas.
Wed Jun 06 12:06:00 CDT 2007
-- Pakistan grants exploration license for Kunri block Pakistan granted an exploration license to a joint venture of Horizon E&P (60% working interest) and Kuwait Energy Co. (40%) for Kunri block in the districts of Badin, Mirpur Khas, Umer Kot, and Mithi of Sindh Province.
Wed Jun 06 12:06:00 CDT 2007
-- Talisman lets engineering contract for Yme field Talisman Energy Inc., operator of Yme field, let a €110 million, turnkey contract to Technip on behalf of its consortium members to undertake engineering work for the redevelopment of the Norwegian North Sea field.
Thu Jun 07 12:06:00 CDT 2007
-- Gulfsands to develop Khurbet East in Syria Gulfsands Petroleum PLC, London, has suspended for future production the Khurbet East-1 discovery well on Block 26 in Syria after conducting a drillstem test (OGJ Online, Mar. 28, 2007).
Thu Jun 07 13:06:00 CDT 2007
-- MEO signs up partner for Timor Sea work MEO Australia Ltd. of Melbourne has farmed out as much as a 10% stake in its NT/P68 exploration permit in the Timor Sea to Petrofac, a UK engineering and services group.
Fri Jun 08 11:06:00 CDT 2007
-- First Calgary awards contract for Algeria's MLE project First Calgary Petroleums Ltd. has let a front-end engineering and design contract to Genesis Oil & Gas Consultants Ltd. for its Menzel Ledjmet East (MLE) project on Block 405B in Algeria.
Tue Jun 12 16:06:00 CDT 2007
-- ONGC budgets $315 million for marginal gas fields India's ONGC has approved a $315 million budget to develop by 2010 a cluster of marginal offshore gas fields on the northwest portion of Bombay High, India's largest offshore oil field.
Thu Jun 14 10:06:00 CDT 2007
-- AED secures another Timor Sea field to develop AED Oil Ltd., Melbourne, has bought 100% of Talbot field in the Timor Sea from Apache Energy for $2 million and plans a new development to complement its nearby wholly owned Puffin development.
Fri Jun 15 09:06:00 CDT 2007
-- Uruguay offshore seismic survey starting Nonproducing Uruguay's Ministry of Energy & Environment let a contract to Wavefield Inseis, Oslo, for a 7,000 line-km long offset 2D seismic survey on the country's continental shelf.
Fri Jun 15 11:06:00 CDT 2007
-- East Siberian gas development to pick up Russia's OAO Gazprom and Urals Energy PCL, Nicosia, Cyprus, agreed to cooperate on gas field and pipeline projects in Eastern Siberia Russia's Irkutsk oblast including development of Dulisminskoye oil and gas-condensate field.