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Exploration Development 2007 P6

  • 01/19/2007 -- Imperial Energy logs oil in Tomsk well
    Imperial Energy Corp. PLC plans to frac and test an indicated oil discovery in the Tomsk region of Russia.
  • 01/19/2007 -- Indonesia revises lease exploration requirements
    Indonesia will require oil and natural gas contractors to return concessions to the government if they fail to develop any resources within a 3-year period.
  • 01/19/2007 -- Elixir plans North Sea Guinea well in February
    Elixir Petroleum Ltd., co-owner of UK North Sea Block 15/13b, said its farmin partner Nexen Petroleum will spud the Guinea well in mid-February.
  • 01/19/2007 -- Statoil approved for Aasgard exploration well
    Statoil ASA plans to drill by February the 6507/11-8 exploration well on the Aasgard oil and gas development in the Norwegian Sea. The Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority approved the project Jan. 17.
  • 01/22/2007 -- Fortune tests Liulin Block's CBM potential
    Fortune Oil plans to frac a coal seam confirmed in two appraisal wells on Liulin Block in China's Shanxi province and will test its potential for coalbed methane production.
  • 01/22/2007 -- Plectrum plans 2D seismic off Tunisia, Australia
    Plectrum Petroleum PLC plans to acquire 2D seismic data this year on acreage off Tunisia and western Australia to underpin an intense exploration program.
  • 01/23/2007 -- Alabama Conasauga shale gas play to grow
    A gas shale play is taking off in northern Alabama on the east side of the Valley and Ridge Province.
  • 01/23/2007 -- Woodside abandons Kenya's Pomboo-1 exploration well
    No hydrocarbons were found in the primary target zone of the vertical Pomboo-1 exploration well in Kenya, Woodside Petroleum Ltd. said Jan. 23.
  • 01/24/2007 -- Guinea
    Hyperdynamics Corp., Houston, was attempting to interest potential farmees in a 31,000 sq mile concession in the Atlantic off nonproducing Guinea that it has held for several years.
  • 01/24/2007 -- Indonesia to renegotiate Total's Mahakam contract
    Indonesian Energy Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro has instructed officials to prepare to negotiate for better terms for the government when the contract for the Mahakam block off Borneo expires in 2017.
  • 01/25/2007 -- Pakistan awards two exploration licenses
    Pakistan has granted two petroleum exploration licenses (PELs) to a joint venture of Orient Petroleum International Inc. (OPII) and Zaver Petroleum Corp. Ltd. (ZPCL) for the 1,793 sq km Marwat Block 3170-2 and 2,360 sq km Maharvi Block 2972-3.
  • 01/25/2007 -- Victoria has gas-condensate find in Russia
    Victoria Oil & Gas PLC, London, reported a gas-condensate discovery on the 1,224 sq km West Medvezhye license in the Yamal region of Western Siberia, Russia.
  • 01/25/2007 -- Oil confirmed in Tunisia's Didon-6 well
    PA Resources, Stockholm, has found hydrocarbons in its second production well off Tunisia.
  • 01/25/2007 -- Woodside drops drilling Sokwe South well in Kenya
    Woodside Energy (Kenya) Pty. Ltd. will not drill the Sokwe South well in Kenya because it did not find hydrocarbons at the nearby Pomboo well, joint venture partner Global Petroleum Ltd. said.
  • 01/25/2007 -- Melrose to drill three wells off Bulgaria
    Melrose Resources PLC will start drilling three exploration wells in late March off Bulgaria using the Atwood Southern Cross semisubmersible drilling rig.
  • 01/25/2007 -- Water injection starts at M'Boundi oil field
    Partners in the M'Boundi oil field in the Congo have started to inject water in the MBD-406 and MBD-407 wells after a 2-month delay.
  • 01/26/2007 -- Ireland to invest $1.6 billion on energy projects
    Ireland will invest $1.6 billion to develop strategic energy infrastructure, Ireland's Energy Minister Noel Dempsey said Jan. 26.
  • 01/26/2007 -- Cyprus to launch first licensing round in February
    International energy companies can bid for 12 blocks off Cyprus in the country's first licensing round, which will be launched Feb. 15. The deadline for bids is July 16.
  • 01/26/2007 -- Indian ministry spikes ONGC-BG exploration deal
    The proposed alliance between BG Group and Indian state firm Oil & Natural Gas Corp. (ONGC) for jointly exploring three deepwater blocks in the Krishna-Godavari (K-G) basin has been rejected by India's Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.
  • 01/29/2007 -- Second Thai block awarded to Pearl-led consortium
    Thailand has awarded a second exploration block—the G11/48 concession in the Gulf of Thailand—to a consortium led by operator Pearl Energy Ltd. 50%.
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