-- Colombia A unit of Apco Oil & Gas International Inc., Tulsa, Okla., took a farmout from Petrolifera Petroleum Ltd., Calgary, to earn a 50% working interest in the Turpial license in Colombia’s Middle Magdalena basin.
-- Hungary The PetroHungaria Kft group completed the PEN-105 well on the Nyirseg South permit in northeastern Hungary at 2.75 MMscfd from a 9-m interval at the top of the Miocene volcaniclastic section.
-- Colombia Petroamerica Oil Corp., Vancouver, BC, signed a farm-out agreement with Dyas Colombia BV and Serinpet Ltda. on state Ecopetrol’s Playon Block in the Middle Magdalena basin of Colombia.
-- Albania Albania’s National Agency for Natural Resources has accepted terms of an exploration agreement with Bankers Petroleum Ltd., Calgary, covering Block F west of Patos Marinza heavy oil field in Albania.
-- Newfoundland Shoal Point Energy Ltd., Calgary, and Canadian Imperial Venture Corp., St. John’s, plan to explore the Cambro-Ordovician Green Point formation on land and near shore in western Newfoundland.
-- China Primeline Energy Holdings Inc., London, and China National Offshore Oil Corp. plan to submit a development plan for Lishui 36-1 gas-condensate field in the East China Sea to China’s National Development and Reform Commission in the first quarter of 2010.
-- Arizona PetroSun Inc., Scottsdale, Ariz., let a contract to Sunbelt Drilling LLC, Apache Junction, Ariz., to test Permian Supai zones believed prospective for oil and gas on PetroSun’s Holbrook basin leasehold.
-- Hess gauges gas-condensate find off Libya Hess Corp.’s Libyan subsidiary has drillstem-tested gas and condensate at a discovery well it drilled in 2008 in the Mediterranean east of Tripoli, Libya.
-- Record Barnett HC content seen in combo play Hydrocarbon content in the thickest part of the Mississippian Barnett shale combo play in North Texas is so great that even 2-3% recovery is highly economic, said EOG Resources Inc., Houston.
-- Petrobras to drill presalt strat test near Iara Brazil’s National Petroleum Agency (ANP) has authorized Petroleo Brasileiro SA to drill a 21,000-ft stratigraphic test in what Petrobras describes as the “northern area of the Santos basin’s presalt, contiguous to the Iara oil discovery.”