-- Tierra del Fuego gets Tobifera oil find A group led by Roch will undertake a long term pump test on a Jurassic Tobifera oil discovery on 521,000 acres of concessions at Tierra del Fuego in Argentina's Austral basin.
-- Chrysaor farms in to Spanish Point gas discovery Providence Resources and Sosina Exploration have granted a 30% stake under a farmout agreement to Chrysaor Holdings for their Spanish Point gas-condensate discovery in the Porcupine basin off Ireland.
-- Nexen to fast-track Blackbird oil development Nexen Petroleum has suspended its Blackbrid well as a future producer in the UK North Sea after a drillstem test indicated an average of 3,800 b/d of oil production potential.
-- Petrobank eyes Muskwa-Evie, Montney shale gas Petrobank Energy & Resources has acquired 25 sections of land in Northeast British Columbia to pursue gas in the Devonian Muskwa and Evie shales of the Horn River basin.
-- Bankers eyes higher Ardmore Woodford gas flow The newly separated US unit of Bankers Petroleum reported a sharply higher flow rate at its fifth horizontal well in Tishomingo field in the Ardmore basin in southern Oklahoma.
-- Iceland Iceland's National Energy Authority and the Ministry of Industry organized an exploration conference Sept. 4-5 in Reykjavik.
-- Erskine developing Vicksburg gas in Brooks Erskine Energy Production Co., private Houston independent, has hiked its gas-condensate production in the Ann Mag area 10 miles east and southeast of Falfurrias in Brooks County, Tex.
-- OMV gains interests in Pakistani licenses OMV AG has increased its acreage in southwest Pakistan by acquiring interest in another two licenses over which it will shoot 2D seismic and geophysical surveys.
-- VNG gains acreage in Norway Verbundnetz (VNG) Gas AG has agreed to buy shares of three production licenses off central Norway that are held and operated by Norway's DNO AS.
-- Impex finds gas with Mimia-1 Browse basin wildcat Japanese company Inpex Australia and its partner Total E&P Australia have found a 72-m gas column in their Mimia-1 wildcat drilled in Browse basin permit WA-344-P off northwest Western Australia.