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Exploration Development 2008 P10

  • 04/04/2008 -- BP makes oil discovery on Kodiak prospect in gulf
    BP Exploration & Production Inc. has made an oil find at its Kodiak prospect on Mississippi Canyon Block 771 in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico about 60 miles southeast of Louisiana.
  • 04/04/2008 -- H Oil Group applies for Block Ea in Sudan
    Sudan's National Petroleum Commission has mapped out a new oil concession in the southern region of the country, calling it Block Ea, according to officials.
  • 04/07/2008 -- China sets exploration goals by 2010
    China's Ministry of Land and Resources has set a goal of discovering 10 medium-sized domestic oil fields and 8-10 major natural gas fields by 2010.
  • 04/08/2008 -- Thailand, Cambodia reopen talks on disputed waters
    Thailand and Cambodia plan to resume negotiations Apr. 21 in Bangkok over long-standing differences covering ownership of gas reserves in disputed waters.
  • 04/09/2008 -- Husky wins North Amethyst development nod
    Husky Energy has received approval for subsea development of North Amethyst oil field, the first of three White Rose field satellites planned for development off Newfoundland.
  • 04/10/2008 -- PTTEP, CNOOC swap stakes in Myanmar assets
    Thailand's PTT Exploration & Production PLC signed a final accord Apr. 9 with China National Offshore Oil Corp. to swap stakes in their blocks in military-ruled Myanmar.
  • 04/10/2008 -- Qatar Petroleum buys stake in Mauritanian permits
    Qatar Petroleum signed an assignment agreement Apr. 8 purchasing from Total SA a 20% stake in the Ta7 and Ta8 Taoudenni permits in Mauritania.
  • 04/10/2008 -- Bakken given 3.65 billion bbl recoverable
    The Upper Devonian-Lower Mississippian Bakken formation in North Dakota and Montana, which has produced 105 million bbl of oil through the end of 2007, contains an estimated 3 to 4.3 billion bbl of undiscovered, technically recoverable oil, the US Geological Survey said Thursday.
  • 04/10/2008 -- CSU researchers see more active Hurricane season
    The 2008 Atlantic Basin hurricane season could be as active as ever, with 15 named storms expected, two Colorado State University scientists predicted on Apr. 9.
  • 04/11/2008 -- PDVSA, ONGC form Venezuelan E&P joint venture
    PDVSA and India's ONGC have signed an agreement for the exploration and production of oil and gas under a JV called Petrolera IndoVenezolana.
  • 04/11/2008 -- Somaliland to hold licensing round
    The Somaliland government plans to launch an open bidding round later this year following preparation of 2D offshore seismic and onshore aeromagnetic data, according to TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Co.
  • 04/11/2008 -- Sterling Resources to appraise Breagh gas discovery
    Sterling Resources (UK) Ltd. has secured the Ensco 70 jack up drilling rig to further appraise the Breagh gas discovery on Block 42/13 in the southern part of the UK North Sea starting in July.
  • 04/14/2008 -- Key Petroleum joins Pancontinental off Namibia
    Key Petroleum Ltd. signed a consortium agreement with Pancontinental Oil & Gas Ltd., both of Perth, for a joint petroleum exploration program off Namibia.
  • 04/14/2008 -- Apache lets contract for Devil Creek development
    Apache Energy in Perth awarded the $260 million (Aus.) Devil Creek Development Project to Perth-based engineering firm Clough Ltd.
  • 04/16/2008 -- Tofkat-1 strikes oil on Alaska's North Slope
    The Tofkat-1 well struck oil-bearing sandstone in the Kuparak formation on Alaska's North Slope, said partner Bow Valley Energy Ltd.
  • 04/18/2008 -- Husky, CNOOC to jointly develop Madura BD field
    Husky Energy has reached an agreement with CNOOC Ltd. to jointly develop Madura BD gas and natural gas liquids field off East Java, Indonesia (OGJ, Jan. 22, 2007, p. 37).
  • 04/21/2008 -- StatoilHydro to assess Natalia-Aasgard tie-in
    StatoilHydro will evaluate tying in the Natalia gas prospect in the Norwegian Sea to Aasgard field following a discovery that could hold 1.5 billion cu m of recoverable gas.
  • 04/22/2008 -- Australia extends continental shelf acreage
    The United Nations has allowed Australia to greatly extend its continental shelf after 15 years of lobbying.
  • 04/22/2008 -- Vangold to study likely Rwanda oil generation area
    The Kivu Graben area in northwestern Rwanda holds a possible active oil generation and accumulation system, according to a technical review commissioned by Vangold Resources.
  • 04/23/2008 -- Nexus Energy's Crux field reserves up
    An independent review of Melbourne-based Nexus Energy's Crux gas-condensate field in the Browse basin off Western Australia has confirmed another increase in reserves.

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