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Exploration Development 2009 P4

  • 12/08/2009 -- French Guiana
    France’s Total has acquired a 25% interest in the Guyane Maritime Permit off French Guiana from Hardman Petroleum France SAS, an affiliate of Tullow Oil Plc.
  • 12/08/2009 -- Apache to pursue New Brunswick shale gas
    Apache Canada Ltd. signed a farmout and option agreement with Corridor Resources Inc., Halifax, NS, to pursue gas in Frederick Brook shale in southern New Brunswick, Canada.
  • 12/08/2009 -- MMS approves Shell unit's exploration plan for Chukchi Sea
    The US Minerals Management Service conditionally approved Shell Gulf of Mexico Inc.’s plan to drill three exploration wells in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska, US Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said on Dec. 7.
  • 12/08/2009 -- Newfoundland
    Vulcan Minerals Inc., St. John’s, reported flows of natural gas to surface on three drillstem tests at the Vulcan-Investcan Red Brook-2 well in the Bay St. George basin in western Newfoundland.
  • 12/08/2009 -- Mali
    Planned activity in mie-2010 on Blocks 7 and 11 in eastern Mali includes shooting, processing, and interpreting up to 354 line-km of 2D seismic in Block 11 and possibly shooting seismic in Block 7, said Centric Energy Corp., London.
  • 12/08/2009 -- Netherlands
    A group led by Northern Petroleum Plc began production Dec. 4 from Grolloo, first of four gas and two oil fields being developed onshore the Netherlands.
  • 12/08/2009 -- Niger
    A security warning that has prevented drilling on the 17.3-million-acre Tenere block in Niger for 2 years has been lifted, said TG World Energy Corp., Calgary.
  • 12/08/2009 -- Australia
    Beach Petroleum Ltd., Adelaide, and ATCO Ltd., Toronto, signed a memorandum of understanding to investigate opportunities to develop and commercialize Beach’s unconventional shale gas and liquids resource in Australia’s Cooper basin.
  • 12/07/2009 -- Alaska
    Armstrong Cook Inlet LLC, Denver, let a contract to PGS Onshore Inc., Anchorage, for 20 sq miles of 3D seismic survey 9 miles east of Anchor Point on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula.
  • 12/07/2009 -- Algeria
    Well tests in east-central Algeria indicate the probability that the Ain Tsila gas-condensate discovery in the Illizi basin extends at least 12 km on Isarene permit blocks 228 and 229a, said Petroceltic International Plc.

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