-- Deep zones tight at Eel River basin well Six flow tests in 10 rock units of deeper formations in northern California's Eel River basin indicated insufficient permeability to produce gas at commercial rates, said Foothills Resources.
-- Blackbeard West well deepening planned A group led by McMoRan Exploration has set intermediate casing and plans to apply to deepen the Gulf of Mexico shelf well to 35,000 ft to evaluate the primary targets.
-- Florida BreitBurn Energy Partners LP, Los Angeles, plans an infill drilling program in late 2008-early 2009 on its properties in the Cretaceous Sunniland lime oil trend in the South Florida basin.
-- More operators probe Haynesville gas shale More operators are wading into the Jurassic Haynesville shale gas play in Northwest Louisiana and East Texas since Chesapeake Energy called the potential extraordinary earlier this year.
-- UK approves Don fields' development Petrofac Energy Developments Ltd. has received governmental approval to develop the Don South West and West Don fields in the UK North Sea.
-- Indian firms, Sonatrach sign Libyan PSC Oil India Ltd., Sonatrach, and Indian Oil Corp. will explore three blocks in two contract areas in Libya under a PSC signed with Libya's state-owned NOC.
-- New Brunswick gas shale under evaluation Corridor Resources plans a $32 million program this year and next to step up economic assessment of the Mississippian Frederick Brook shale near Elgin, NB.