-- Group to develop Tindalo oil off Philippines A group led by Nido Petroleum Ltd., Perth, made the final investment decision to develop Tindalo oil field on Service Contract 54 Block A off Northwest Palawan Island in the Philippines.
-- Ecuador A unit of Ivanhoe Energy Inc., Calgary, plans to spud a well within days in Ecuador’s giant Pungarayacu heavy oil field.
-- Tunisia Audax Resources Ltd., Perth, chose the multiobjective Sidi Daher prospect as its first target to be drilled in the Chorbane block onshore Tunisia. Spud date is not yet announced.
-- Kazakhstan Tethys Petroleum Ltd., Guernsey, Channel Islands, UK, won an extension of the Akkulka exploration contract in Kazakhstan until Mar. 10, 2011, which will allow further testing of deep and shallow prospects.
-- PetroKamchatka drilling in Far East Russia PetroKamchatka PLC, Jersey, Channel Islands, UK, is drilling its first exploration well on the Tigil block on Far East Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula and plans to begin trading this month on Canada’s Toronto Stock Exchange.
-- Husky adds South China Sea gas find at Liwan A unit of Husky Energy Inc., Calgary, gauged another large gas-condensate discovery on deepwater Block 29/26 in the eastern South China Sea, near the company’s 2006 Liwan discovery from which it hopes to begin gas production in 2013.
-- Nigeria-Sao Tome JDZ Addax Petroleum Corp., Calgary, has spud the Oki East exploratory well in Block 4 of the Nigeria-Sao Tome & Principe Joint Development Zone in the Gulf of Guinea.
-- Nigeria A unit of Total SA, Paris, made a multizone oil discovery at the Owowo South B-1 well in OPL 223 off Nigeria.
-- Kansas S&W Oil & Gas LLC, Wichita, drillstem tested 44° gravity oil from a 12-ft pay zone at 5,400 ft at the 24-1 Double H well in Ford County, Kan., 20 miles south of Dodge City.
In the last of BP’s Refining & Marketing (R&M) webcast series, Judy Indorf will give an insight into her career at BP, shed light on BP’s global portfolio and share her experiences working on and delivering some of BP’s most critical projects.
Judy will provide an overview of BP’s major downstream assets, across different refineries, products and locations, whilst explaining how BP’s downstream approach differs and why.
In the first of BP’s Refining and Marketing (R&M) webcast series, Ron Unnerstall will introduce viewers to BP’s downstream division, give an overview of the organisation and provide insight into the BP fuels value chain.
Ron will focus in on refinery safety excellence and risk management whilst giving insight into BP’s flagship technologies and approach to corrosion management.
During the webcast, Ron will give an introduction to himself, touching on his professional background and his career to date.