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Exploration Development 2009 P18

  • 09/25/2009 -- Guyana
    Tullow Oil PLC started a 2,500 sq km 3D seismic shoot on the 35,200 sq km Guyane Maritime license off Guyana.
  • 09/24/2009 -- Montana’s Elm Coulee to top 200 million bbl
    Elm Coulee field, Montana’s primary Bakken shale oil producing field discovered in 2000, is a giant that is expected to recover more than 200 million bbl.
  • 09/23/2009 -- Oregon
    U.S. Geothermal Inc., Boise, Idaho, launched two development drilling programs at its Neal Hot Springs geothermal project in northern Malheur County, Ore.
  • 09/23/2009 -- Tower Resources reevaluates Iti-1 well data in Uganda
    Tower Resources PLC, London, is encouraged by the geophysical and well data of its Iti-1 wildcat on Uganda’s Block 5, which on reevaluation revealed significant potential to contain oil just above basement between 540-575 m.
  • 09/23/2009 -- Colombia
    New Horizon Energy Inc. has spud Noelia-1, first of two 2009 exploration wells on the La Maye block in Colombia’s Lower Magdalena basin.
  • 09/23/2009 -- Italy
    Consulting engineers gave as best estimate a contingent resource of 104.23 million bbl of oil and 31.49 bcf of gas on the 13.64 sq km Elsa structure in the 127 sq km B.R268.RG permit in the central Adriatic Sea off Italy, said Cygam Energy Inc., Calgary.
  • 09/23/2009 -- Peru
    BPZ Resources Inc., Houston, activated a second rig in Block Z-1 off northwestern Peru to drill the A-14XD well to appraise Tenneco Oil Co.’s 1972 8X-2 oil and gas-condensate discovery.
  • 09/22/2009 -- Algeria
    Petroceltic International PLC reported its third gas-condensate discovery on the Isarene permit in eastern Algeria’s Illizi basin.
  • 09/21/2009 -- Talisman consolidates in Papua New Guniea
    Talisman Energy Inc. has consolidated its foothold in Papua New Guinea by farming into Sydney-based New Guinea Energy Ltd.’s (NGE) onshore western province permits PPL 268 and PPL 269.
  • 09/21/2009 -- Indonesia awards exploration rights for gas, oil blocks
    Indonesia has awarded five oil and natural gas blocks to several companies, aiming to increase oil and gas reserves and to lift dwindling production.

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