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Exploration Development 2007 P8

  • 02/09/2007 -- Salamander to survey the Philippines' Sandakan basin
    Salamander Energy PLC will shoot a 600 sq km, 3D seismic survey over Service Contract 41 SC41 in the Philippines' Sandakan basin under a farm-in agreement with operator Tap Oil Ltd.
  • 02/09/2007 -- Cairn India picks up two blocks in India's NELP-VI round
    Cairn India Ltd. has won interests in two exploration blocks in India under the government's sixth round of the New Exploration Licensing Policy (NELP-VI), which offered 55 exploration and production blocks.
  • 02/12/2007 -- Colombia gets two-zone Upper Magdalena find
    The Hocol subsidiary of Maurel & Prom, Paris, reported a two-zone oil discovery at its La Canada Norte-1 ST well on the San Jacinto/Rio Paez Permit in Colombia's Upper Magdalena basin.
  • 02/12/2007 -- Pertamina to explore in Ecuador this year
    Indonesia's state-owned oil and gas company PT Pertamina is planning to explore for oil under six production-sharing contracts in Ecuador this year, company officials said.
  • 02/12/2007 -- New Mexico carbon dioxide unit formed
    Ridgeway Petroleum Corp., Houston, formed the 89,734-acre Cottonwood Canyon Unit in Catron County for eventual production of carbon dioxide and helium.
  • 02/13/2007 -- Woodside, KNOC to explore Sea of Japan
    South Korea reported that Korea National Oil Corp. and Australia's Woodside Energy Ltd. have signed an agreement to explore for oil and gas off South Korea in the Sea of Japan.
  • 02/15/2007 -- Jamaica
    Petroleum Corp. of Jamaica offered four land and 12 offshore blocks for license by a May 1, 2007, deadline.
  • 02/16/2007 -- Petrovietnam signs PSC for offshore Block 15-05
    Vietnam's state-owned Petrovietnam has signed a production-sharing agreement with a joint venture of Petrovietnam E&P Co. (PVEP) and South Korea's SK Corp. for the exploration of Block 15-05 in the Cuu Long basin off Vung Tau, Vietnam.
  • 02/16/2007 -- Heritage Oil to test deeper zones in Ugandan well
    Heritage Oil Corp. plans a production test of deep intervals in the Kingfisher-1A deviated exploration well on Block 3A in Uganda.
  • 02/16/2007 -- Nicaragua gets possibly commercial gas find
    Norwood Resources Ltd., Vancouver, BC, discovered gas, condensate, and light oil in eight zones in what could be Nicaragua's first potentially commercial discovery.
  • 02/19/2007 -- Gulfsands, Emerald spud third well on Syria's Block 26
    The Khurbet East No. 1 exploration well on Block 26 in Syria has been spudded using the Crosco 2000 HP Emsco 602 drilling rig, according to Emerald Energy, a partner in the block.
  • 02/19/2007 -- Norway extends Goliat oil license in Barents Sea
    Norway's oil and energy minister Odd Roger Enoksen will grant the Goliat license partners additional acreage to explore in the Barents Sea, after studies suggest the oil reservoir could expand into an area not covered by the original license.
  • 02/19/2007 -- Brooks Range begins drilling Gwydyr Bay wells
    Brooks Range Petroleum Corp. (BPRC), operator of an Alaska North Slope joint venture led by TG World Energy Corp., Calgary, said the drilling has begun on the first of two exploration wells in the Gwydyr Bay Prospect Area.
  • 02/19/2007 -- Total's Egina field to be stand-alone development
    Total SA said Egina oil field, which holds several promising discoveries, may be suitable for stand-alone development. The field is on Total-operated license 130, 150 km off Nigeria.
  • 02/20/2007 -- BP assesses gas hydrates with ANS well
    BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc., in collaboration with the US DOE and the USGS, has drilled a well on the Alaskan North Slope to assess the potential of gas hydrates as a long-term nonconventional energy source.
  • 02/21/2007 -- BG Group to boost E&P spending 5-7%/year
    BG Group expects to boost its international exploration and production spending by 5-7%/year through 2009 because of project expansion plans and discoveries.
  • 02/21/2007 -- HI-31 find to produce from Pan Andean platform
    Hunt Oil Co., Dallas, has made an oil and gas discovery on High Island Block 31, just 800 m from the borders of High Island Block 30, another shallow-water block in the Gulf of Mexico off Galveston, Tex.
  • 02/23/2007 -- RWE Dea UK agrees to North Sea farmin
    RWE Dea UK SNS Ltd. has agreed to farm in to Elixir Petroleum Ltd.'s Block 211/18b in the northern UK North Sea.
  • 02/26/2007 -- Sherritt to shoot Cuba gulf blocks, export oil
    Sherritt International Corp., Toronto, plans a $6 million 3D seismic survey on four Gulf of Mexico blocks off Cuba in the second quarter.
  • 02/26/2007 -- Aramco makes oil discovery with Dirwazah well
    Saudi Aramco reported an oil discovery in Saudi Arabia about 70 km southeast of Gawar field and 280 km south of Dharan field. The Dirwazah-1 well tested in the Unayzah reservoir at 15,310 ft.
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