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Exploration Development 2009 P14

  • 10/19/2009 -- Dana to buy stake in concession off Guinea
    Dana Petroleum PLC is to gain a 23% interest in the Hyperdynamics concession off Guinea under an exclusive letter of intent (LOI) signed with Hyperdynamics Corp., Sugar Land, Tex.
  • 10/19/2009 -- Colombia plans to auction 178 blocks
    Colombia seeks to auction 178 oil exploration and production blocks with the goal of boosting oil output to 1 million b/d in 2015, according to a senior government official.
  • 10/19/2009 -- Liberia
    TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Co. began shooting 2,000 sq km of 3D seismic in the Gulf of Guinea off Liberia.
  • 10/16/2009 -- Eni reports 'world-class' gas find off Venezuela
    Italy’s Eni SPA said it has made a “world class” natural gas discovery after successfully drilling an exploration well in Perla field on the Cardon IV block in the Gulf of Venezuela.
  • 10/16/2009 -- Russia
    Lundin Petroleum AB, Stockholm, has spud the Petrovskaya-1 exploratory well on the Lagansky block in the northern Caspian Sea off Russia.
  • 10/16/2009 -- Shale gas potential draws explorers to Poland
    Rohol-Aufsuchungs AG, Vienna, and Sorgenia E&P SPA took farmouts from BNK Petroleum Inc., Calgary, to earn BNK’s 80% interest in and pursue shale gas on the Starogard, Slupsk, and Slawno oil and gas concessions in Poland.
  • 10/16/2009 -- Tunisia
    DNO International ASA, Oslo, signed a letter of intent to participate in exploring the 2,428-sq-km Chorbane onshore permit in Tunisia, said AuDAX Resources Ltd., Perth.
  • 10/16/2009 -- Alabama
    BNK Petroleum Inc., Calgary, plans to test four zones for commerciality at the first of a series of wells it plans to drill on the Alabama side of the Black Warrior basin.
  • 10/15/2009 -- Colombia
    Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp., Toronto, said the Quifa-10 appraisal well on its Prospect H near Rubiales heavy oil field in Colombia found a 44-ft gross oil column in Carbonera basal sands topped at 2,889 ft measured depth.
  • 10/15/2009 -- BLM seeks comment on Colorado gas project
    The US Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comments until Nov. 13 on a proposed natural gas exploration and development project 6 miles northeast of Rifle, Colo.
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