-- Pemex, Nexen sign collaboration agreement Mexico's Pemex and Canada's Nexen have signed a 5-year agreement for general collaboration in research, training, and oil and gas E&P, particularly in offshore deep water and in CBM.
-- Tap Oil tests Woollybutt sidetrack Tap Oil Ltd. has intersected the target oil reservoir in the Woollybutt-4H development well on the Barrow subbasin in permit WA-25-L off Western Australia.
-- Antrim to explore new Argentine license Antrim Energy will shoot at least 50 sq km of 3D seismic survey during the first year of its exploration period for the Tres Nidos Sur block in Rio Negro Province in central Argentina.
-- Pearsall gas flow to evoke Maverick drilling Drilling may increase in the next 3 years in the Maverick basin in Southwest Texas after a vertical exploratory well flowed 10 MMcfd of gas from Cretaceous Pearsall on a short drillstem test.
-- US official warns of Kurdistan deal risks Hunt Oil Co. has come under pressure from the US government for its recent signing of an exploration and production agreement with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in northern Iraq.
-- Tullow logs third Kaiso-Tonya well in Uganda Tullow Oil, operator and 100% interest owner of Uganda's Block 2, has drilled and logged the final well in its three-well appraisal program in the Kaiso-Tonya area.
-- Japex to expand operations in Libya Japex plans to expand its operations in Libya by launching test drilling on Blocks 176-4 and 40-3/4 and by training more Libyan engineers in Japan.
-- Norwood to press exploration in Nicaragua Numerous opportunities may have gone unevaluated in Norwood Resources Ltd.'s initial two-well program in the remote Sandino basin in nonproducing Nicaragua, a consulting engineer's report indicated.