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Exploration Development 2008 P19

  • Wed Sep 03 12:09:00 CDT 2008 -- Talisman encouraged by Utica shale test
    Talisman Energy Inc. announced what it calls encouraging results for its Quebec unconventional program following a Utica shale test.
  • Wed Sep 03 14:09:00 CDT 2008 -- Canadian firm gets 7th of November block
    Joint Oil of Libya & Tunisia has awarded the 7th of November block in the southern Mediterranean to Canadian Superior Energy Inc., Calgary.
  • Thu Sep 04 12:09:00 CDT 2008 -- Total signs exploration agreements with Syria
    Total has signed three oil and gas agreements with Syria that will strengthen the group's long-term presence in the country, according to CEO Christophe de Margerie.
  • Thu Sep 04 16:09:00 CDT 2008 -- US, Canada to map unexplored Arctic sea floor, USGS says
    The US and Canada will jointly map the unexplored Arctic sea floor where the two countries may have sovereign rights over oil, gas, and other resources, the US Geological Survey announced.
  • Fri Sep 05 12:09:00 CDT 2008 -- GDF Suez acquires stake in Azerbaijan license
    GDF Suez has taken a foothold in Azerbaijan by acquiring a 15% stake in the offshore EPL D-222, owned 65% by Lukoil Overseas and 20% by the national Azeri company SOCAR.
  • Fri Sep 05 12:09:00 CDT 2008 -- Iceland invites exploration in licensing round
    Iceland, in its first licensing round, has invited operators to explore for oil and gas in the North Atlantic off northeast Iceland (OGJ, Jan. 7, 2008, Newsletter).
  • Mon Sep 08 15:09:00 CDT 2008 -- MMS: 2007 RIK produced $63 million in benefits
    The US federal oil and gas royalty-in-kind (RIK) program produced more than $63 million in benefits during fiscal 2007, the US Minerals Management Service said in an annual report to Congress.
  • Tue Sep 09 15:09:00 CDT 2008 -- Tullow finds Uganda's shallowest oil to date
    Tullow Oil said its Kigogole-1 exploration well, the fifth successive discovery in 5 months in Uganda's Butiaba region along Lake Victoria, found light, sweet, movable oil in reservoirs just below 400 m.
  • Wed Sep 10 11:09:00 CDT 2008 -- Nexus farms out two Browse basin liquids interests
    Melbourne company Nexus Energy Ltd. has agreed to farm out to an unnamed company interests in its two Browse basin permits for $309 million.
  • Wed Sep 10 15:09:00 CDT 2008 -- Total increases West Franklin resources in North Sea
    Total SA says that after drilling West Franklin-B appraisal well in high pressure-high temperature West Franklin field in the UK North Sea, it estimates that the field holds as much as 200 million boe.
  • Thu Sep 11 11:09:00 CDT 2008 -- Shell completes Bonga deepwater 4D survey
    Shell's Nigerian subsidiary completed 4D seismic acquisition over deepwater Bonga oil and gas field off Nigeria in an effort to maximize ultimate recovery from the field.
  • Fri Sep 12 09:09:00 CDT 2008 -- Petrobras makes 'relevant' offshore oil find with Iara
    Petroleos Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) announced that an offshore field, in the same block as the Tupi field, is expected to yield some 3-4 billion bbl of recoverable light crude and natural gas.
  • Fri Sep 12 11:09:00 CDT 2008 -- DOI probe finds bad behavior in MMS RIK office
    Employees in the US Minerals Management Service's royalty-in-kind office in Denver were paid for outside work, abused drugs and alcohol, and solicited sex, an investigation by the Department of the Interior solicitor general's office found.
  • Wed Sep 17 12:09:00 CDT 2008 -- North Argentina discovery flows oil near Chivil
    Gran Tierra Energy reported a stabilized flow rate of 2,324 b/d of 43.8° gravity oil on test at the Proa.x-1 exploration well on the Surubi block in northern Argentina's Noroeste basin.
  • Wed Sep 17 13:09:00 CDT 2008 -- RWE finds gas in Disouq concession in Egypt
    RWE Dea AG has discovered gas for the second time within the South Sidi-Ghazy 1x-well on the Disouq concession in the Egyptian Nile Delta.
  • Wed Sep 17 16:09:00 CDT 2008 -- Russia moves to secure Arctic shelf resources
    Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, noting that the Arctic shelf could contain 25% of the world's hydrocarbon resources, ordered the Russian government to develop a plan to develop the region.
  • Thu Sep 18 09:09:00 CDT 2008 -- BNK presses Tishomingo field work, adds land
    BNK Petroleum signed gas sales and gas processing agreements and acquired more acreage near southern Oklahoma's Tishomingo field, where it is producing gas and oil from Mississippian-Devonian Woodford shale.
  • Thu Sep 18 10:09:00 CDT 2008 -- Emerald reports oil find on Ombu block in Colombia
    Emerald Energy PLC reported an oil discovery in Colombia at its Capella No. 1 well on Ombu block.
  • Thu Sep 18 11:09:00 CDT 2008 -- Emerald wins Block 163 in Peru's Ucayali basin
    Peru's state-owned Perupetro SA said Emerald Energy PLC won the bid for Block 163 in the recently completed 2008 round.
  • Fri Sep 19 12:09:00 CDT 2008 -- Total, Gazprom, YPFB join gas exploration JV in Bolivia
    Total, Gazprom, and YPFB signed a cooperation agreement to explore for gas on Azero block, which lies in the Andes foothills in southeastern Bolivia.

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