-- OGDC taps gas, condensate in Pakistan well Oil & Gas Development Co. Ltd. (OGDC) has made a natural gas and condensate discovery with its Chandio-No. 1 well on Tando Allah Yar block in the Hyderabad district of Pakistan's Sindh province.
-- Pemex seeks bids for Campeche field pipelines Mexico's state-owned Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) has launched bidding for pipeline work on 10 wells in the Sonda de Campeche for its Pemex Exploration & Production unit.
-- Wyoming horizontal test gauges Frontier gas A group led by American Oil & Gas Inc., Denver, gauged gas-condensate at rates above 20 MMcfd from Cretaceous Frontier while drilling at an exploratory test 3 miles northeast of Douglas, Wyo.
-- Lam Som reports oil strike off Vietnam Lam Som Joint Operating Co, a joint venture of PetroVietnam Exploration & Production Corp. (PVEP) and Petronas Carigali Overseas Sdn. Bhd. of Malaysia, has reported a discovery off southern Vietnam.
-- BHP to develop Pyrenees fields off Australia BHP Billiton has received formal approvals and will proceed with development of three shallow-water Pyrenees fields on Block WA-12-R in the Exmouth subbasin off Western Australia.
-- Nigeria deal may be marginal field template The Nigerian government has approved a marginal oil field farmout that a Houston firm believes could serve as a template for commercialization of several hundred undeveloped oil discoveries in the Niger Delta.
-- Syria begins licensing round for offshore blocks Syria's Oil Minister Sufian Al Alao and Syria Petroleum Co. General Manager Omar Al Hamad were in London in late June to promote Syria's first offshore licensing round, where four blocks covering 50, 000 sq km are available for lease.
-- Swiber wins three contracts for offshore projects Swiber Holdings Ltd., Singapore, has signed a $31 million letter of intent with Kencana Petroleum for the installation of a wellhead platform in Petronas-operated Puteri gas field off Sarawak, Malaysia.
-- Continental Resources lists 2007 drilling Newly public Continental Resources Inc., Enid, Okla., estimated its yearend 2007 production volumes at 8,400-8,800 b/d of oil and 13.8-15 MMcfd of gas.