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Exploration Development 2009 P20

  • 09/17/2009 -- New York
    Gastem Inc., Montreal, has spud the Ross-1 exploration well near Maryland in Otsego County, NY, to test Ordovician Utica shale, Devonian Marcellus shale, and Silurian Oneida sands.
  • 09/17/2009 -- Liberia
    National Oil Co. of Liberia awarded a contract to TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Co. for a 15,000 line-km, long-offset, regional 2D seismic, gravity, and magnetic survey in ultradeep water off Liberia.
  • 09/17/2009 -- Trinidad
    Petro Andina Resources Inc., Calgary, took a farmout on the Cory Moruga E block in south-central Trinidad from Primera Energy Resources Ltd. and Primera Oil & Gas Ltd.
  • 09/16/2009 -- Libya to invest $10 billion in oil field development
    Libya plans to invest 12.1 billion dinars ($9.92 billion) in the development of 24 wells in fields it calls “technically, financially, and economically proven.”
  • 09/15/2009 -- Kenya
    China National Offshore Oil Corp. plans to spud the Bogal-1-1 exploratory well on Block 9 in Kenya’s north-central Anza basin at the end of October 2009, said Africa Oil Corp., Vancouver, BC.
  • 09/15/2009 -- West of Shetland gas find under appraisal
    A group led by DONG Energy AS is considering whether to drill a sidetrack to appraise a gas discovery on the Glenlivet license west of the Shetland Islands off the UK.
  • 09/15/2009 -- Guinea
    The Ministry of Mines, Energy and Hydraulics and Hyperdynamics Corp., Sugar Land, Tex., reaffirmed key points of the company’s 31,000 sq mile concession off Guinea.
  • 09/15/2009 -- Tunisia
    DualEx Energy Tunisia Inc. will shoot 100 line-km of 2D seismic and drill one exploration well to test the Cretaceous Abiod formation on the Bouhajla Block in east central Tunisia under a production sharing contract.
  • 09/14/2009 -- Trinidad and Tobago to initiate new fiscal regime
    Trinidad and Tobago has announced that before the next offering of exploration blocks, it will have in place a new fiscal regime that will make the country more competitive.
  • 09/14/2009 -- Brunei exploratory drilling on tap in 2010
    Two groups plan to drill at least four exploration wells onshore Brunei in 2010.
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