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Exploration Development 2008 P20

  • 09/20/2008 -- DNO to develop Froy oil field in Norwegian North Sea
    DNO Norway and partner Premier Oil PLC plan to develop Froy oil field in the Norwegian North Sea and will start production in late 2012.
  • 09/22/2008 -- Nautical spuds second Kraken appraisal well
    Nautical Petroleum PLC has spud the second Kraken appraisal well on Block 9/2b in the UK North Sea using the Sedco 704 drilling rig.
  • 09/22/2008 -- GeoPark tests two Fell Block wells in Chile
    GeoPark Holdings said it has successfully tested and placed on production the Estancia Zunilda 1 well and the Santiago Norte 5 well on the Fell Block in Chile.
  • 09/22/2008 -- Botswana
    Zulu Energy Corp., Denver, said it unexpectedly encountered conventional gas while drilling a well in search of coalbed methane in the northeastern part of nonproducing Botswana.
  • 09/23/2008 -- Maryland
    Garrett and Allegany counties in westernmost Maryland have become areas of interest in the Appalachian basin Devonian Marcellus gas shale play since 2006, said the Maryland Geological Survey, Baltimore.
  • 09/23/2008 -- GDF Suez to acquire 20% of Libyan PSA
    GDF Suez has acquired from the Greek integrated energy group Hellenic Petroleum a 20% stake in an exploration-production license in Libya.
  • 09/23/2008 -- New Zealand awards licenses for 11 onshore blocks
    Australian and New Zealand companies shared the awards in New Zealand's latest exploration permit licensing round in the onshore Taranaki basin this week.
  • 09/23/2008 -- Nido Petroleum finds oil off Philippines
    Perth-based Nido Petroleum Ltd.'s Yakal-1 wildcat in SC54 of the Northwest Palawan basin off the Philippines has encountered a 66-m gross oil column.
  • 09/24/2008 -- Eni tests gas from Argo 2 well off Sicily
    Eni SPA plans to develop on a fast-track basis its offshore discoveries in the Silician Strait following test results of 170,000 cu m/day of natural gas from the Argo 2 well.
  • 09/24/2008 -- Lundin Dordives 1-D well in Paris basin finds oil
    Lundin Petroleum AB has discovered oil within the Jurassic age Dogger limestone reservoir in France.
  • 09/25/2008 -- Saipem scoops $830 million of drilling contracts
    Eni SPA, Addax Petroleum Corp., and Burullus Gas Co. separately contracted Saipem SPA for offshore drilling in West Africa and Egypt in deals with a total value of $830 million.
  • 09/26/2008 -- Inpex chooses Darwin, 850-km pipeline for Ichthys
    Inpex Australia and Total have shunned W. Australia and selected Blaydin Point at Darwin's Middle Arm Peninsula in the Northern Territory as the landfall for development of their Ichthys gas-condensate field.
  • 09/29/2008 -- Verenex finds more oil in Libya's Ghadames basin
    Libya's state-owned National Oil Co. said Verenex Energy Inc. has made a seventh oil discovery on production-sharing contract Area 47 in Libya's Ghadames basin.
  • 10/01/2008 -- RWE Dea discovers more oil in Sirte basin
    Libya's state-owned National Oil Co. said RWE Dea has made its eighth oil discovery in the NC-193 concession area in the Sirte basin with exploration well G1-NC 193.
  • 10/02/2008 -- Rift flows gas at Puk Puk
    London-based Rift Oil has flowed 29.2 MMcfd of gas during a test in its Puk Puk-1 wildcat on Papua New Guinea permit PPL235 in the country's Western Province.
  • 10/02/2008 -- Pacific Rubiales discovers more oil in Colombia
    Exploratory well RUB-147 was drilled in the northwestern area of the Rubiales Block in the "Buffer Zone" —a 5 km strip that surrounds the adjoining Rubiales and Piriri Blocks.
  • 10/03/2008 -- British Colulmbia
    Operators hope to start production in late 2008 from a coalbed methane project in Northeast British Columbia.
  • 10/03/2008 -- Flow rate high at Suez Gemsa area well
    Vegas Oil & Gas reported a sustained flow rate of 3,388 b/d of 41° gravity oil and 4.25 MMcfd of gas from a well on the North West Gemsa concession in Egypt's Gulf of Suez basin.
  • 10/06/2008 -- Brazil to offer fewer blocks for December auction
    Brazil's ANP, apparently bowing to pressure from the government, has reduced the number of E&P concession blocks to be auctioned at the 10th round, scheduled for Dec. 18.
  • 10/07/2008 -- California operator fined for OCS Lands Act violation
    The US MMS fined a California offshore oil and gas operator $450,000 on Oct. 7 for violating the OCS Lands Act following a multiyear investigation.
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