-- Pinedale deep test flares gas from Blair Ultra Petroleum said its Mesa 10D-33 deeper pool wildcat in Wyoming's giant Pinedale field is at 17,504 ft and has been flaring gas continuously while drilling since topping the Cretaceous Blair shale formation at 16,204 ft.
-- Illinois BPI Energy said it sold 185.3 MMcf of coalbed methane from its Illinois basin properties in the fiscal year ended July 31, up 37% on the year.
-- Devon's Paktoa a giant Beaufort oil find Devon Canada discovered 240 million bbl of recoverable oil at the Paktoa C-60 wildcat while exploring for gas in the Canadian Beaufort Sea in 2006, the company said.
-- Eni aims to increase Longhorn gas reserves Italy's Eni expects to increase the estimated reserves of the deepwater Longhorn gas discovery in the Gulf of Mexico after testing its last appraisal well, but it did not indicate by how much.
-- Woodford shale gas target in Ardmore basin Operators are producing gas-condensate from Mississippian Woodford shale in the Ardmore basin in southern Oklahoma and looking toward higher flow rates and lower well costs.
-- ONGC demands switch in Palk Bay exploration site India's ONGC has asked the central government to shift the location of its shallow-water oil exploration block in Palk Bay because the country's environment department says the block is under a marine biosphere.
-- EnCana ends Columbia River exploration EnCana Corp., Calgary, said it concluded its Columbia River basin exploration program in south-central Washington without establishing commercial gas flow rates.
-- Pacific Stratus tests gas well in Lower Magdalena basin The La Creciente-3 well in the Lower Magdalena basin tested gas at extrapolated rates as high as 25 MMcfd and indicated a production potential similar to that measured at the La Creciente-1 discovery well.
-- Gas Plus farms into Sterling's Romanian acreage Gas Plus International will take a 15% working interest in the Midia and Pelican blocks off Romania, including the Doina gas discovery on Midia, under a farmin agreement signed with Sterling Resources.
-- Llanos Corcel discovery on test in Colombia The Corcel-1 discovery well in the Llanos basin 60 miles east of Bogota, Colombia, went on 6-month production test Sept. 7 and is averaging more than 4,500 b/d of oil with a 10% water cut, said operator Petrominerales.
-- Russia Centric Energy Corp., London, has drilled to 3,170 m enroute to the first objective horizon at 3,250 m at the South Temryuk-1 exploration well in the Azov-Kuban basin in southwestern Russia near the Azov Sea.