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Exploration Development 2008 P17

  • 08/04/2008 -- Petrobras to begin Tupi pilot production in 2009
    Petrobras plans to start oil production from its giant Tupi field in the Santos basin off Rio de Janeiro state in March 2009, the company's chief executive told reporters Aug. 1 in London.
  • 08/04/2008 -- Maurel & Prom discovers oil in Gabon
    Maurel & Prom has tested 5,510 b/d of oil from the Omko exploration well that was drilled 6 km east of Onal field in Gabon.
  • 08/05/2008 -- Encore Acquisition drills its first Sanish well
    Encore Acquisition Co. recently completed its first well in the Sanish formation of the Bakken shale in the Williston basin.
  • 08/06/2008 -- StatoilHydro discovers gas in Hassi Mouina license
    StatoilHydro and Sonatrach have discovered natural gas within exploration well TNKW-1 on the Hassi Mouina license in Algeria's Sahara Desert.
  • 08/06/2008 -- StatoilHydro lets seismic survey contracts
    StatoilHydro has contracted PGS Geophysical, CGG Veritas, and Wavefield Inseis to carry out seismic surveys in 2009 on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, the Faroes, and Ireland in contracts worth 1.2 billion kroner.
  • 08/07/2008 -- Maverick fracs unlock Pearsall shale gas
    Cretaceous Pearsall shale flowed gas at the rate of 3.5 MMcfd with 2,500 b/d of frac fluid after a five-stage frac job at a well in the Maverick basin, said TXCO Resources.
  • 08/07/2008 -- Orca drops Uganda Block 5 drilling plans
    Orca Exploration Group decided not to drill a well onshore on Exploration Area 5 in northern Uganda after determining that the risks were too high to justify the costs.
  • 08/08/2008 -- Inpex 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.
  • 08/08/2008 -- Sinochem, Sele Raya JV to explore in Indonesia
    China's Sinochem has signed an agreement with independent Indonesian firm Pt. Sele Raya to explore for oil and natural gas on two onshore blocks in Indonesia.
  • 08/08/2008 -- 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.
  • 08/08/2008 -- Petrobras, partners find oil with Iara well off Brazil
    A consortium comprised of Brazil's Petrobras, BG Group, and Galp Energia has made an oil discovery on Block BM-S-11 in the presalt layers of the Santos basin off Brazil.
  • 08/11/2008 -- 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.
  • 08/11/2008 -- 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.
  • 08/12/2008 -- 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.
  • 08/12/2008 -- BG Norge makes oil find in Norwegian North Sea
    BG Norge AS has reported finding oil in exploration well 34/3-1 S in the Norwegian North Sea.
  • 08/12/2008 -- Tethys Oil outlines seismic work off Oman
    Tethys Oil AB said a 3D seismic survey is under way to better define and map the Jebel Aswad structure on Block 15 off Oman.
  • 08/13/2008 -- Iceland
    Iceland's National Energy Authority and the Ministry of Industry organized an exploration conference Sept. 4-5 in Reykjavik.
  • 08/14/2008 -- 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.
  • 08/14/2008 -- 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.
  • 08/14/2008 -- Canadian Superior's Bounty finds gas off Trinidad
    Canadian Superior has reported a major natural gas discovery on Intrepid Block 5(c) off eastern Trinidad and Tobago.

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