Sun Jun 29 08:06:00 CDT 2008
-- Norway launches 20th licensing round Norway has invited operators to bid for 79 blocks or parts of blocks under its 20th licensing round that covers the Norwegian and Barents seas.
Mon Jun 30 14:06:00 CDT 2008
-- Brazil plans oil law changes, oil management firm Brazil's Mines and Energy Minister Edison Lobao plans to propose the creation of a new state-run firm that would manage oil discoveries made in recent months in the Santos basin.
Wed Jul 02 14:07:00 CDT 2008
-- 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.
Wed Jul 02 15:07:00 CDT 2008
-- 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.
Fri Jul 04 08:07:00 CDT 2008
-- 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.
Tue Jul 08 15:07:00 CDT 2008
-- OGDC finds gas with Dhodak Deep well in Pakistan Pakistan OGDC reported a gas discovery with its Dhodak Deep No. 1 exploration well drilled in Dera Ghazi Khan district in Punjab province under the Dhodak D&P license.
Thu Jul 10 12:07:00 CDT 2008
-- Canadian Superior to test Bounty well off Trinidad Canadian Superior Energy and BG International will conduct flow testing on the Bounty well, which was drilled on the Intrepid Block 5(c) off the east coast of Trinidad and Tobago.
Thu Jul 10 13:07:00 CDT 2008
-- MMS elevates alternative energy office The US Minerals Management Service has created a new organization to reflect the significance the agency places on alternative energy.
Fri Jul 11 12:07:00 CDT 2008
-- 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.
Sun Jul 13 08:07:00 CDT 2008
-- Brazil likely will hold two lease auctions in 2008 Brazil will likely hold two auctions for oil and gas exploration blocks in 2008, but will exclude rights to blocks in the presalt layer until passage of a new regulatory law.
Wed Jul 16 00:07:00 CDT 2008
-- 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.
Wed Jul 16 00:07:00 CDT 2008
-- 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.
Wed Jul 16 23:07:00 CDT 2008
-- 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.