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Exploration Development 2009 P13

  • 10/23/2009 -- Netherlands
    Netherlands awarded Northern Petroleum Nederland BV the 97-sq-km Engelen exploration license in the West Netherlands basin.
  • 10/23/2009 -- India
    Reliance Industries Ltd. and Hardy Oil & Gas PLC plugged the first well in the D9 exploration license block KG-DWN-2001/1 in the Krishna-Godavari basin off India.
  • 10/22/2009 -- Firms to shoot 3D over Oman's Saiwan East
    A group led by Consolidated Contractors Energy Development (Oman) Ltd. (CCED) will shoot 3D seismic and use special test equipment to evaluate three heavy oil zones and a deeper light oil formation, all in late Neoproterozoic and early Paleozoic rocks, in eastern Oman.
  • 10/22/2009 -- India
    India provisionally awarded Bengal Energy International Inc., Calgary, rights to 340,000-acre Block CY-OSN-2009/1 in the southern Cauvery basin.
  • 10/21/2009 -- Venezuela
    Harvest Natural Resources Inc., Houston, said its 32% owned Venezuelan affiliate Petrodelta SA reported increased reserves as of Aug. 31, 2009, mainly from the drilling of two appraisal wells in mostly undeveloped El Salto oil field in eastern Venezuela.
  • 10/21/2009 -- Texas-West
    Arena Resources Inc., Tulsa, finalized a contract with an undisclosed pipeline operator to transport about 95% of oil production from Fuhrman-Mascho field in Andrews County, Tex.
  • 10/20/2009 -- Shale finds muddle Arctic development timing
    The timing of oil and natural gas development in the Arctic, estimated to hold 22% of the world’s undiscovered conventional oil and gas resources, has grown less predictable with massive discoveries of gas in the world’s shales.
  • 10/20/2009 -- MMS conditionally approves Shell's Beaufort Sea exploration plan
    The US Minerals Management Service approved Shell Offshore Inc.’s exploration plan for two Beaufort Sea leases with stringent conditions, the US Department of the Interior agency said on Oct. 19.
  • 10/20/2009 -- Quebec
    Altai Resources Inc., Toronto, let a contract for 40 line-km of 2D seismic on permits in Quebec’s St. Lawrence Lowlands.
  • 10/19/2009 -- OMV makes discovery west of the Shetlands
    OMV AG made an oil and gas discovery with the Tornado exploration well, which reached a TVD of 2,743 m off the UK west of the Shetland Islands.
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