-- InterOil produces record gas flow at Antelope InterOil Corp., Cairns, has surpassed its previous record-high gas flow rate in its onshore Antelope field in Papua New Guinea with an impressive 705 MMcfd flow rate from the Antelope-2 appraisal gas well.
-- Alabama Venture Oil & Gas Inc., Laurel, Miss., gauged an exploratory well off the southeast flank of Huxford (Smackover) field in Escambia County, Ala.
-- Oklahoma Red Fork Energy Ltd., Perth, said a well east of Vinita, Okla., logged 52 ft of Devonian Woodford shale above TD of 485 ft with excellent log characteristics and gas shows across the entire section.
-- Russia PrimeGen Energy Corp., Bridgewater, NJ, said its Rod 10-21 well in Rodnikovskogo field in European Russia’s Saratov Oblast produced and sold 15,720 bbl of oil in 6 days.
-- Repsol YPF may join exploration effort off Guinea Repsol YPF SA signed agreements with Hyperdynamics Corp., Sugar Land, Tex., under which the Spanish company may become operator with 37% interest in an exploration concession held by Hyperdynamics off Guinea, West Africa.
-- Indonesia Tap Oil Ltd., Perth, plans to earn a 24% interest in the 3,977 sq km Rangkas block onshore West Java, Indonesia, from Lundin Petroleum AB, Stockholm, the operator.
-- China Far East Energy Corp., Houston, let contracts for five rigs that are to begin drilling coalbed methane development wells starting in mid-December 2009 on the Shouyang block in China’s Shanxi Province.
-- Successes mount in Eagle Ford shale play Texon Petroleum Ltd., Brisbane, reported logging 142 ft of potential pay in Cretaceous Eagle Ford after deepening a vertical well completed in Cretaceous Olmos sand on the Leighton lease in northeastern McMullen County, Tex.
-- Angola A group led by Pluspetrol Angola Corp. has spud the Castanha-1 exploration well in the Cabinda Onshore South Block in Angola as of Nov. 13.