-- BP makes oil find on Block 31 off Angola BP Exploration (Angola) Ltd. has made an oil find with its Dione exploration well, which was drilled in the ultradeep waters of Block 31 off Angola.
-- Eni discovers oil off Angola Eni SPA and Sonangol EP tested 22.5° oil in its discovery on the western area of Block 15/06 off Angola, underscoring the potential of the acreage because it exceeded forecasted rates.
-- Serica files Columbus field development plan Serica Energy plans to develop the Columbus gas-condensate field in the UK Central North Sea using a subsea tie-back to the BP-operated Eastern Trough Area Project.
-- Mozambique awards Rovuma basin licenses Mozambique has awarded an E&P concession contract to a JV of Malaysia's Petronas and Mozambique's Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos de Mocambique.
-- Beaver River field flows gas from shales The life of Northeast British Columbia's Beaver River field may be extended if initial flows from shale and siltstone formations prove out in the Liard basin field.
-- BP lets development contract for In Salah fields BP Exploration (El Djazair) Ltd. has let a front-end engineering and design contract to Foster Wheeler Ltd. for development of the southern fields of the In Salah project in Algeria.
-- E.On lets Babbage pipelay contract to Technip E.On Ruhrgas has let a €32 million lump-sum contract to Technip to design and install a gas export pipeline in second quarter 2009 for Babbage gas field in the southern North Sea.
-- Solana gauges oil in Colombia's Llanos basin Solana Resources Ltd., Calgary, reported an average flow of 5,645 b/d of 41° gravity oil from the Tertiary Carbonera formation at a discovery in eastern Colombia's Llanos basin.
-- Firms buy 76 bcf of federal gas in RIK sale Four companies submitted winning bids as more than 76 bcf of natural gas was sold under the federal royalty-in-kind program, the US Minerals Management Service said Oct. 9.
-- Pakistan developing new exploration incentives Aiming to boost oil exploration within its country, Pakistan is finalizing a new petroleum policy to give special incentives to conduct deep sea drilling in its territorial waters.