-- PetroHungaria, MOL to redevelop Bajcsa gas field PetroHungaria will redevelop Bajcsa gas field in southwest Hungary with MOL by completing existing horizontal wells to enhance production and access gas from undepleted areas of the reservoirs.
-- Greek Cyprus receives bids for offshore licenses During 2006-08 Cyprus will have completed its first hydrocarbon prospectivity assessment off its coast to promote exploration, launched two licensing rounds, and granted exploration licenses for the first.
-- Hydro to explore for heavy oil on UKCS Hydro has boosted its interest in heavy oil exploration on the UK Continental Shelf by agreeing to help finance exploration on the P-1207, P-1282 and P-1496 licenses in Quadrant 9.
-- Petronas, PNOC commence drilling off Mindoro Malaysia's Petronas Carigali Overseas Sdn. Bhd. and Philippines National Oil Co. began drilling Aug. 31 at the Kamaia-1 well off the Philippines' Mindoro Island.
-- Prince Edward Island well due frac, tests Operators have decided to stimulate and test an exploratory well on eastern Canada's central Prince Edward Island that cut 70 m of net gas-bearing sand in the Bradelle formation of Carboniferous age.
-- Iraq Taq Taq well tested at high oil rates The fourth appraisal-development well in Taq Taq field in northern Iraq's Kurdistan area flowed 48° gravity oil at a combined rate of 37,560 b/d from three reservoirs, said Addax Petroleum.
-- Libya prequalifies 56 firms in license round Libya's National Oil Co. has prequalified 35 operators and 21 investors out of the 70 firms or more that were said to have applied in its current gas licensing round.
-- JKX tests gas well in Ukrainian field Appraisal well M162 in Molchanovskoye field in the Ukraine flowed an average 3.9 MMcfd of natural gas and 120 b/d of condensate, according to operator JKX Oil & Gas PLC.
-- Wyoming Baxter shale gas flows without frac Questar said it still has much to learn about the Cretaceous Baxter shale in the Vermillion subbasin in southwestern Wyoming after it began gas sales from a second horizontal well without treatment.
-- Petrobras to boost Amazon gas exploration Brazil's state-owned Petroleo Brasileiro (Petrobras) plans to step up exploration for natural gas in the Amazon rainforest, according to a senior company official.