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Exploration Development 2007 P20

  • Wed Aug 22 14:08:00 CDT 2007 -- Beach Petroleum farms into Bass basin off Tasmania
    Beach Petroleum Ltd., Adelaide, has farmed into two exploration permits in the Bass basin off northern Tasmania.
  • Thu Aug 23 11:08:00 CDT 2007 -- Shell Malaysia awards Cili Padi field development
    Shell Oil & Gas Malaysia has awarded Technip, Paris, a contract to develop Cili Padi gas field 153 km off Bintulu in Malaysia.
  • Thu Aug 23 13:08:00 CDT 2007 -- Tullow finds oil in Uganda with Mputa-3 well
    Tullow Oil PLC reported the drilling and testing success of the Mputa-3 appraisal well on Block 2 in Uganda.
  • Fri Aug 24 09:08:00 CDT 2007 -- Manning promises exploration incentives in 2008
    Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Patrick Manning reported during his 2007-08 budget presentation that the Caribbean island nation next year will offer incentives to major oil and gas companies to explore for hydrocarbons in marginal fields.
  • Fri Aug 24 11:08:00 CDT 2007 -- BLM to host interactive broadcast on new rules
    The US BLM state and field offices will host an interactive satellite broadcast on Sept. 13 to inform producers and other interested parties about recent revisions to Onshore Oil and Gas Order No. 1.
  • Fri Aug 24 11:08:00 CDT 2007 -- Hindustan awards contract for work off India
    Hindustan Oil Exploration has let a contract to a unit of Horizon Offshore for the supply, transportation, and installation of an offshore wellhead, platform, topsides, and subsea pipeline.
  • Mon Aug 27 09:08:00 CDT 2007 -- Development near for Po Valley gas field
    ENI SPA and Stratic Energy Corp., Calgary, are working toward joint development of Italy's largest onshore gas discovery in the past decade.
  • Mon Aug 27 10:08:00 CDT 2007 -- DNO tests Tawke 8 well in Iraq's Kurdistan
    A well drilled by DNO ASA in its Tawke oil field in the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq, Tawke 8, has found oil in deeper reservoir levels.
  • Mon Aug 27 11:08:00 CDT 2007 -- Ithaca to drill second Athena appraisal well
    Ithaca Energy entered into an agreement with Senergy to use the Stena Spey semi and drilling management services to drill the second appraisal well on the Athena oil project in the Outer Moray Firth off Scotland.
  • Mon Aug 27 12:08:00 CDT 2007 -- Tui field reserves found greater after review
    Australian Worldwide Exploration, which operates Tui oil field off New Zealand, reported a 15% increase in the field's proved and probable reserves.
  • Mon Aug 27 16:08:00 CDT 2007 -- BG, Challenger farm into block off Trinidad
    BG International and Challenger Energy have signed agreements to farm in to Canadian Superior Energy's Intrepid Block 5(c) PSC 85 km off the eastern island of Trinidad.
  • Mon Aug 27 16:08:00 CDT 2007 -- Vermilion begins exploratory drilling off France
    Vermilion Energy and partners Verenex Energy and Bordeaux Energy on Aug. 26 began drilling the Orca 1 exploratory well on the Aquitaine Maritime permit in the Bay of Biscay off southwestern France.
  • Tue Aug 28 10:08:00 CDT 2007 -- Cooper basin oil project gains momentum
    Santos Ltd. is adding more acreage to its Cooper basin oil project (COP) in eastern Australia as it builds production in several areas.
  • Tue Aug 28 10:08:00 CDT 2007 -- Putumayo find to go on sustained production
    Gran Tierra Energy plans to start continuous production at its Juanambu discovery in Colombia's Putumayo basin as soon as it receives regulatory approval, expected in the quarter ending Sept. 30.
  • Tue Aug 28 16:08:00 CDT 2007 -- USGS reranks northeastern Greenland rift basins
    A string of basins in the Greenland Sea off northeastern Greenland is probably more gas prone than previously thought, the USGS said Aug. 28.
  • Tue Aug 28 16:08:00 CDT 2007 -- VNG Norge farms in to Norwegian offshore licenses
    VNG Norge will take a 20% interest in licenses PL 270 and PL 426 in Block 35/3 on the NCS under an agreement it has signed with Endeavour Energy Norge.
  • Wed Aug 29 12:08:00 CDT 2007 -- Statoil finds gas with Midnattsol well off Norway
    Statoil ASA made a deepwater natural gas discovery with its 6405/10-1 exploration well in the Midnattsol 281 production license in the Norwegian Sea.
  • Thu Aug 30 11:08:00 CDT 2007 -- Thailand leasing round gains additional bids
    Thailand's Department of Mineral Resources has received three additional applications in its 20th round of petroleum concession bidding, raising the total number of applicants to 31 involving 24 tracts.
  • Thu Aug 30 12:08:00 CDT 2007 -- Roc Oil drills Massambala sidetrack in Angola
    Sydney-based Roc Oil Co. Ltd. has confirmed a significant heavy oil find with its Massambala-1CH2 sidetrack well on Cabinda South block in Angola.
  • Thu Aug 30 15:08:00 CDT 2007 -- Antrim to drill fourth Causeway well by yearend
    Antrim Energy Inc. has brought forward its plans to drill a fourth well this year on the Central Causeway fault block in the UK North Sea that will target Brent sandstones.
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