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Exploration Development 2007 P9

  • 02/26/2007 -- M&P abandons Tioni exploration well in Congo (Brazzaville)
    Maurel & Prom has plugged and abandoned its Tioni-1 exploration well in the Kouilou permit in Congo (Brazzaville) because it was a dry hole.
  • 02/27/2007 -- Roc Oil starts Zhao Dong field development
    Roc Oil Co., Sydney, is preparing to start a new development stage for Zhao Dong oil fields in the Bohai Gulf off China.
  • 02/27/2007 -- Guinea partners spud well in central UK North Sea
    Drilling has begun on the Guinea prospect in the central UK North Sea, Elixir Petroleum Ltd., a project partner said Feb. 26.
  • 02/27/2007 -- Petronas, PNOC to drill off Mindoro in March
    Philippine National Oil Co. (PNOC) and Malaysia's Petronas plan to start drilling the first of several new offshore exploration wells off the Phillipines' Mindoro in March.
  • 03/01/2007 -- Uganda multipay find has high oil rates
    Cumulative maximum flow rate from four intervals at the Kingfisher-1A discovery on Block 3A in the Albert graben in Uganda is 13,893 b/d of light, sweet, paraffinic oil, said operator Heritage Oil Corp., Calgary.
  • 03/02/2007 -- Delta sizes up northern Paradox discoveries
    Delta Petroleum Corp., Denver, is sizing up gas-condensate and oil discoveries in the northernmost Paradox basin in Utah's Grand County.
  • 03/02/2007 -- Indonesia awards nine exploration blocks
    Indonesia has awarded contracts for nine oil and natural gas blocks out of 20 blocks the government had offered to local and international oil companies.
  • 03/02/2007 -- Hydro finds oil in Barents Sea near Goliat field
    Norsk Hydro AS, operator for production license 393 in the Barents Sea, has proved the presence of oil and gas on the Nucula prospect with its exploration well 7125/4-1.
  • 03/02/2007 -- India signs PSC for Krishna Godavari block
    India has signed a production-sharing contract with BG Group and India's Oil & Natural Gas Corp. to develop Block KG-OSN-2004/1 in the Krishna Godavari basin. The shallow-water block covers 1,150 sq km.
  • 03/02/2007 -- Japanese firms invest in East Java Kangean Block
    Indonesia's PT Energi Mega Persada (EMP) has announced the sale of a 50% stake in trouble-ridden Kangean Block, to Japan's Mitsubishi Corp. and Japex Petroleum Explorations Co. Ltd.
  • 03/05/2007 -- Shell-Nexus JV wins permit off W. Australia
    A 50:50 joint-venture of Shell Development (Australia) Pty. Ltd. and Nexus Energy Ltd. has been awarded Browse basin permit AC/P41, about 200 km off the Kimberley region of northern Western Australia.
  • 03/06/2007 -- Statoil to operate Indonesia's Karama Block
    Indonesia has awarded a production-sharing contract to Statoil ASA and state-owned Pertamina for the deepwater Karama Block in the Makassar Strait (OGJ Online, Mar. 2, 2007).
  • 03/06/2007 -- PTTEP tests gas in two Block M9 wells off Myanmar
    Thailand's PTT Exploration & Production PCL (PTTEP) tested natural gas in its two latest exploration wells on Block M9 in Myanmar's Gulf of Mataban.
  • 03/07/2007 -- GeoPark redeveloping Chile's Fell gas block
    GeoPark Holdings Ltd. is reestablishing gas production at the Fell Block in Chile's Tierra del Fuego region and plans to sign a long-term gas supply contract to supply the nearby Methanex Corp. methanol plant at Punta Arenas.
  • 03/07/2007 -- Japan discovers large methane hydrate deposit
    Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry reported a methane hydrate discovery of some 1.1 trillion cu m of estimated gas in place in a section of the Nankai Trough about 50 km off eastern Japan.
  • 03/07/2007 -- Petrobras awards Technip subsea pipelay work
    Brazil's Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) has let a $200 million contract to Technip to hire its Sunrise 2000 pipelaying vessel under a 4-year charter for work off Brazil.
  • 03/08/2007 -- Germany
    Considerable oil potential remains in the German North Sea, said RWE Dea AG, Hamburg.
  • 03/08/2007 -- Talisman, Premier awarded Indonesian blocks
    Talisman Energy Inc. and Premier Oil PLC have picked up blocks under Indonesia's latest licensing round (OGJ Online, Mar. 2, 2007).
  • 03/09/2007 -- Bahrain
    National Oil & Gas Authority and Bahrain Petroleum Co. will launch a bid round on Mar. 12 for Bahrain offshore exploration blocks and onshore field reactivation projects.
  • 03/09/2007 -- Quebec well flows Trenton-Black River gas
    An exploratory well in Quebec's St. Lawrence Lowlands flowed gas at rates as high as 4.5 MMcfd from the Ordovician Trenton-Black River formation, one of the participants said.

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