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Exploration Development 2008 P9

  • Thu Mar 20 11:03:00 CDT 2008 -- Venture Production buys Dutch acreage
    Venture Production PLC said it will operate the F3-FA gas-condensate discovery on Blocks F3 and B18a off Denmark. The blocks, in which Venture recently acquired shares, hold 60 bcf of gas reserves.
  • Thu Mar 20 12:03:00 CDT 2008 -- Sonatrach joins Total on Mauritanian permit
    Algeria's Sonatrach has joined Total SA in exploring onshore Taoudenni permit in Mauritania.
  • Mon Mar 24 12:03:00 CDT 2008 -- Venture Production to explore Whitbeck prospect
    Venture Production PLC will explore the Whitbeck gas prospect on Block 110/3b in the East Irish Sea under a farmin agreement signed with Reach Exploration.
  • Mon Mar 24 12:03:00 CDT 2008 -- Dragon tests Dzheitune oil well in Turkmenistan
    Dragon Oil has tested more than 4,082 b/d of oil from the short and long strings in development well Dzheitune (Lam) A/125B on the Cheleken contract area in Turkmenistan.
  • Tue Mar 25 09:03:00 CDT 2008 -- Bankers sets Albania, Oklahoma outlays
    Bankers Petroleum is seeking Albanian government approval to expand its heavy oil recovery activities in Albania and to restructure its US subsidiary into a separate entity.
  • Tue Mar 25 11:03:00 CDT 2008 -- Iraq requests Akkas gas field development bids
    Iraq's Oil Ministry has invited international oil companies to bid for the development of its Akkas natural gas field in Anbar province near that country's border with Syria.
  • Tue Mar 25 15:03:00 CDT 2008 -- Aladdin finds 'promising' structure in southeastern Russia
    Aladdin Oil & Gas Co. AS, Oslo, has discovered a "substantial" reef structure following its recent 3D seismic survey on the Bogdanovskaya license in Orenburg, southeastern Russia.
  • Tue Mar 25 16:03:00 CDT 2008 -- Yemen approves Oil Search-led exploration program
    Yemen has approved oil exploration agreements with an international consortium led by Oil Search Ltd. for Block 7 in the Shabwa basin and Block 74 in the Masila basin.
  • Tue Mar 25 16:03:00 CDT 2008 -- Japan, Russia to develop eastern Siberia oil fields
    Japan's Agency for Natural Resources and Energy has concluded a cooperation framework agreement with Russia's state-run OAO Rosneft aimed at developing oil fields in eastern Siberia.
  • Wed Mar 26 11:03:00 CDT 2008 -- Utah's Helper field gets Morrison gas find
    An Australian operator placed on production a well making 1.5 MMcfd of gas from the Jurassic Morrison sand formation on the north side of Helper coalbed methane field in Carbon County, Utah.
  • Thu Mar 27 10:03:00 CDT 2008 -- KNOC lets FEED contract for oil sands work
    KNOC has let a contract to IMV Projects, part of John Wood Group, for FEED of a 10,000-b/d heavy oil development in northern Alberta.
  • Thu Mar 27 11:03:00 CDT 2008 -- Iraq seeks 3D seismic bids for Kirkuk, Rumaila
    The Iraqi oil ministry has invited international and domestic oil companies to bid for contracts providing technical support for two major oil fields in Iraq.
  • Thu Mar 27 11:03:00 CDT 2008 -- RWE to develop North Idku offshore gas concession
    RWE Dea AG plans to begin first deliveries of gas from the North Idku offshore concession in Egypt's Nile Delta by 2010.
  • Thu Mar 27 12:03:00 CDT 2008 -- Shtokman Phase 1 development contracts awarded
    Shtokman Development Co. (SDC) has awarded several engineering contracts associated with Phase 1 development of Shtokman natural gas-condensate field in the Barents Sea.
  • Thu Mar 27 16:03:00 CDT 2008 -- StatoilHydro makes fourth gas discovery on Hassi Mouina license
    StatoilHydro and Algeria's Sonatrach have tested gas from Lower Carboniferous and Upper Devonian sandstones in their fourth exploration well drilled on the Hassi Mouina license in Algeria.
  • Fri Mar 28 10:03:00 CDT 2008 -- Mami Khel-1 well in Pakistan shows gas, condensate
    Pakistan's Petroleum Ministry reported a discovery with the Mami Khel-1 exploratory well on the Tal Block in North West Frontier Province.
  • Fri Mar 28 15:03:00 CDT 2008 -- Sapex begins first Arkaringa push in 25 years
    Adelaide-based junior Sapex Ltd. has signed a contract with Terrex Seismic to shoot a seismic survey in the Arkaringa basin in South Australia beginning in late April.
  • Wed Apr 02 10:04:00 CDT 2008 -- Partners' Moroccan Zag basin license extended
    Island Oil & Gas said San Leon (Morocco), the operator of the exclusive reconnaissance license in the Zag basin onshore Morocco, has been granted a 12-month extension to the license.
  • Wed Apr 02 15:04:00 CDT 2008 -- Kazakh field gets deeper pool gas find
    Tethys Petroleum Ltd., Guernsey, Channel Islands, UK, gauged an apparent Cretaceous deeper pool gas discovery on the Akkulka Block in Kazakhstan's North Ustyurt basin.
  • Thu Apr 03 08:04:00 CDT 2008 -- Colombia offers 43 blocks in licensing round
    Colombia has invited operators to bid for 43 blocks in its latest licensing round, with contracts expected to be signed with successful applicants by October.

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