-- Final flow rates given for Alapli well off Turkey Toreador Resources Corp. and its partners reported that final test results from the Alapli-1 exploration well yielded a commingled flowrate of 7 MMcfd of gas from just outside the South Akcakos subbasin in the Black Sea off Turkey.
-- Vega fields off Norway due subsea systems Norsk Hydro AS let a $200 million contract to FMC Technologies Inc. for subsea systems for Hydro's Vega and Vega South gas-condensate fields on Blocks 35/8 and 35/11 in 380 m of water in the Norwegian North Sea.
-- Hydro, Anadarko to invest $2.5 billion in Brazil Norway's Norsk Hydro ASA and Anadarko Petroleum Corp. reported they will invest $2.5 billion to 2010 to develop Peregrino heavy crude oil field on BM-C-7 block in the Campos basin off Brazil.
-- Dominion acquires block off Tanzania Dominion Petroleum Ltd. has signed a production-sharing agreement with Tanzanian government agency Tanzanian Petroleum Development Corp. (TDPC) for an exploration block off eastern Tanzania.
-- Apache finds gas in Egypt's Western Desert Apache Corp. has made a gas discovery on the Matruh Concession in Egypt's Western Desert with the Jade-1X well, which extends the known productive limits of the Jurassic gas fairway almost 12 miles southwest of existing Jurassic production.
-- Petrobras lets FEED contract for Canapu field Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) has let a front-end engineering design contract to Intec Engineering for a pipe-in-pipe flowline project in deepwater Canapu oil and gas field 75 km off Espirito Santo, Brazil.
-- Southern Tanzania gas project growing Artumas Group Inc., Calgary, expects its Msimbati-1X exploration well to become the second hydrocarbon discovery in the Mnazi Bay concession, Rovuma basin, in southern Tanzania.
-- Petrobras to invest $1 billion in Ecuador Brazil's state-owned Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) and Ecuador's state oil firm Petroecuador signed a memorandum of understanding Apr. 5 to develop Ecuador's Ishpingo-Tiputini-Tambococha oil fields in the Amazon region.
-- IPR, OVL find oil on North Ramadan block IPR Inc., Irving, Tex., and ONGC Videsh Ltd. (OVL), Mumbai, have made an oil discovery with the first exploration well on the North Ramadan concession in the Gulf of Suez.
-- Daewoo seeks more gas off Myanmar South Korea's Daewoo plans to begin exploring for more natural gas off Myanmar, according to Myanmar's state-run media.
-- Tullow to spud well in Kudu gas field Tullow Oil has reached agreement to sell to Japan's Itochu a 20% interest in its Republic of Namibia Production License No. 001, which contains giant Kudu gas field, off Namibia.