-- Ukraine Ukraine signed the Prykerchenska production-sharing agreement with Vanco International Ltd., a unit of Vanco Energy Co., Houston.
-- Eni, NOC to boost Libyan output, update contracts Eni SPA and Libya's National Oil Corp. signed a wide-ranging agreement aimed at boosting Libya's oil and gas production, with overall investment estimated at $28 billion over 10 years.
-- Migas grants NW Natuna group exploration license Migas, Indonesia's petroleum regulatory agency, has awarded a license to NW Natuna Joint Study group to carry out a G&G program over acreage in the northwest Natuna basin off Indonesia.
-- Exploration proceeds off Myanmar as crisis boils Exploration work on Myanmar's Block M9 in the Gulf of Martaban is progressing "normally," according to Thailand's majority state-owned PTTEP, despite Myanmar's biggest street protests in 20 years.
-- Celtic Sea appraisal well finds oil, gas An appraisal well on the Hook Head structure in the North Celtic Sea basin off Ireland found 75 ft of net pay in 484 ft of gross hydrocarbons in the main target zone.
-- PTTEP, Oxy awarded blocks off Bahrain Thailand's PTT Exploration & Production PLC has won the bid for Block 2, a 2,228-sq-km tract off northern Bahrain that is said to have to have oil potential.
-- Petroceltic to drill gas prospects in Italy Petroceltic plans to drill gas prospects in Italy's onshore Po Valley gas basin in 2008 after buying exploration permits from BG Gas International BV Italian Branch (BG Italia), a subsidiary of BG Group PLC.
-- Su Tu Den field development off Vietnam approved Vietnam has approved a $714 million offshore production project sponsored by the five-company consortium Cuu Long Joint Operating Co. to develop Su Tu Den oil field on Block 15-1.
-- Austin outfit eyes Paradox, Hingeline work Austin independent Royalite Petroleum, owner of 100% working interest in 67,000 acres in Central Utah's Hingeline trend, hopes to explore in the northwestern Paradox basin.
-- ONGC to revise marginal field development deals India's Petroleum Ministry has asked state-owned ONGC to review its existing mechanism for developing marginal fields, in order to ensure more attractive fiscal packages to attract service contractors.
-- Heritage acquires block in Iraq, plans drilling Heritage Oil said it has signed a PSC with the Kurdistan regional government for an exploration license covering the Miran block in the southwest section of the Kurdistan region of Iraq.