-- Husky-Suncor find more oil near White Rose The North Amethyst E-17 well in the White Rose area on the Grand Banks off Newfoundland found a likely 60 million bbl of light crude oil in place in the Cretaceous Hibernia formation, said Husky Energy Inc., Calgary.
-- Nigeria Pacific Asia Petroleum Inc., Hartsdale, NY, is to purchase interests in Oyo oil field off Nigeria from Camac Energy Holdings Ltd. and affiliates. The deal is to close in the first quarter of 2010.
-- New Zealand Westech Energy New Zealand will pursue a new play type for the Taranaki basin at an exploratory well on PEP 38491 about 70 km north of New Plymouth, NZ.
-- Zambia awards exploration licenses for 11 blocks Zambia is set to award exploration licenses for 11 oil and gas blocks in the northwest, east, and west of the country, according to Maxwell Mwale, minister of mines and mineral development.
-- Ivanhoe Energy to acquire stake in PSA in central Mongolia Ivanhoe Energy Inc. said its Asian subsidiary plans to acquire interest in a production-sharing agreement (PSA) held by PanAsian Petroleum Inc., which holds exploration and production rights to a large block in central Mongolia.
-- Appraisal well completed in Bo Rang B field in Thailand Carnarvon Petroleum Ltd., Perth, and its joint venture partner Pan Orient Energy Corp., Calgary, completed testing the BR-3D1 appraisal well in Bo Rang B oil field in Thailand and declared the field commercial.
-- Shorter lease terms proposed for central gulf sale The US Minerals Management Service’s next Central Gulf of Mexico lease sale on Mar. 17, 2010, will include a shorter initial lease term for blocks in 400-1,600 m of water, US Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said on Nov. 13.