-- Bulgaria Gold Point Energy will prospect for gas in shallow Eocene and Oligocene sandstones on 500 sq km in the Varna Trough of the Western Black Sea basin under an agreement with JKX Oil & Gas and Aurelian Oil & Gas.
-- Husky presses work in basins off South China Husky Energy Inc., Calgary, has signed on for its eighth block off South China and plans to begin delineating its Liwan 3-1 deepwater gas discovery later this year.
-- Lundin finds oil on Lagansky block in Caspian Sea Lundin Petroleum said its Morskaya-1 exploration well, which was drilled on Lagansky block in the northern Caspian Sea, has encountered a major oil accumulation in the Aptian and Neocomian sandstone reservoirs.
-- House Dems now propose leasing within NPR-A US House Democrat leaders said they would increase available domestic oil and gas acreage by ordering the US Bureau of Land Management to begin leasing tracts within the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska.
-- Shell awards Oceaneering Perdido subsea works Shell Oil Co. recently awarded a contract to Oceaneering International Inc., Houston, for fabrication and installation of subsea equipment on Shell's ultradeepwater Perdido Regional Development project in the Gulf of Mexico.
-- CNOOC completes Bohai Bay discovery China National Offshore Oil Co. successfully completed its wildcat Ken Li (KL) 10-1-1 well, drilled independently in Bohai Bay.
-- Clastic zone producing at Paradox discovery The "O" clastic interval in the Pennsylvanian Hermosa Group produced 7,980 bbl of oil and flared 50.13 MMcf of gas in 30 days from late May to the end of June 2008 at the Greentown Federal 28-11 well in Utah's Paradox basin, said Delta Petroleum Corp., Denver.