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Exploration Development 2009 P12

  • 10/30/2009 -- Louisiana
    Axis Onshore LP, Dallas, set production casing at the Jack Allen-7 well on the West Catahoula Lake prospect in Catahoula Parish, La., after logs indicated 40 ft of net oil pay in multiple Middle Wilcox Trend sands. TD is 4,400 ft.
  • 10/30/2009 -- British Columbia
    Husky Energy Inc., Calgary, gauged encouraging flow rates at two vertical exploratory wells in Northeast British Columbia’s Montney and Doig shales and plans to drill its first horizontal well there in 2010.
  • 10/30/2009 -- SEC rules might have meant US oil reserves hike
    Proved US crude oil reserves fell by more than 10% in 2008, but there would likely have been a smaller drop or perhaps even an increase under new Securities and Exchange Commission rules.
  • 10/30/2009 -- New Mexico
    The Cave Pool Unit in the Eddy County portion of New Mexico’s giant Grayburg-Jackson field could be redeveloped under an agreement between Doral Energy Corp., Midland, Tex., and Blugrass Energy Inc.
  • 10/29/2009 -- Shales due look in New Zealand's East Coast basin
    Trans-Orient Petroleum Ltd., Vancouver, BC, plans to deepen to 5,250 ft the Boar Hill-1 wildcat it has drilled to 1,600 ft in New Zealand’s nonproducing East Coast basin.
  • 10/29/2009 -- Thailand's PTTEP buys stake in Oiliver field in Timor Sea
    Thailand’s PTT Exploration & Production PLC (PTTEP) has acquired a 50% stake in the undeveloped Oliver oil field in the Timor Sea from Stuart Petroleum Ltd., Adelaide, for $7.5 million.
  • 10/28/2009 -- BP to ply tight sands gas of Jordan's Risha
    BP PLC plans to join Jordan’s state-owned National Petroleum Co. (NPC) to exploit the onshore Risha concession in northeasternmost Jordan.
  • 10/23/2009 -- Quebec
    Petrolia, Quebec City, Que., set production casing to TD of 1,200 m at the Haldimand-2 confirmation well in Quebec’s Gaspe region.
  • 10/23/2009 -- Uruguay
    Uruguay’s Ancap accepted the bids it received in July 2009 for two blocks in the Punta del Este basin in the country’s first licensing round.
  • 10/23/2009 -- Tennessee
    Cheyenne Resources Corp., Bakersfield, Calif., plans to repressure a Mississippian Fort Payne limestone reservoir in Tennessee using air injection.
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