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Exploration Development 2009 P11

  • 11/03/2009 -- UK
    OMV AG’s UK subsidiary has discovered gas and oil in the Tornado 204/13-1 deepwater well and sidetrack West of Shetlands in the Atlantic off the northern UK.
  • 11/03/2009 -- India
    Reliance Industries Ltd. has spud the KGV-D3-R1 exploration well, third well on the D3 block in the Krishna-Godavari basin off eastern India.
  • 11/03/2009 -- Talisman hikes Marcellus, Montney positions
    Talisman Energy Inc., Calgary, said it has more than doubled its acreage position to a combined 350,000 acres in the Pennsylvania Marcellus and British Columbia Montney shales and is restructuring its North American operations into shale and conventional business units.
  • 11/03/2009 -- Madagascar
    Spectrum ASA, Oslo, will reprocess 6,000 line-km of seismic data off Madagascar under an agreement with state-owned OMNIS.
  • 11/03/2009 -- Pennsylvania
    St. Mary Land & Exploration Co., Denver, is laying a temporary pipeline to test its first Marcellus shale gas well in Pennsylvania, where it holds 41,000 net acres in McKean and Potter counties.
  • 11/02/2009 -- Israel
    Brownstone Ventures Inc., Toronto, signed letters of intent to earn a 15% participating interest in the Yitzhak and adjacent Gabriella licenses in shallow water off Israel from Adira Energy Corp., a unit of AMG Oil Ltd. of Ontario.
  • 11/02/2009 -- Russia
    Premier Energy Corp., Dallas, signed a nonbinding letter of intent to acquire Russian companies that hold a 20-year exploration and exploitation license over South Chernushinskoye field in Russia’s Perm region.
  • 11/02/2009 -- South Africa shales, sandstones evaluation set
    Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd., Denver, plans to evaluate the natural gas content of fractured shales and sandstones of Permian age in the Karoo basin 120 miles northeast of Cape Town, South Africa.
  • 11/02/2009 -- Iraq
    A group led by Niko Resources Inc., Calgary, plans to spud an exploratory well on the Qara Dagh dome in Iraqi Kurdistan in the first quarter of 2010.
  • 10/30/2009 -- Kentucky
    The Kentucky Geological Survey at the University of Kentucky has completed scanning a data base of more than 590,000 records from Kentucky oil and gas drilling operations.
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