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Exploration Development 2009 P8

  • 11/23/2009 -- 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.
  • 11/23/2009 -- 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.
  • 11/23/2009 -- 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.
  • 11/19/2009 -- 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.
  • 11/18/2009 -- 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.
  • 11/18/2009 -- Devon to accelerate Haynesville shale drilling
    Devon Energy Corp. plans to accelerate drilling in its southern Haynesville shale play based upon results from a well in San Augustine County, Tex.
  • 11/17/2009 -- Petrobras extends Marimba to the north
    Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) says it has extended Marimba oil field to the north in the Campos basin off Brazil.
  • 11/17/2009 -- 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.
  • 11/16/2009 -- BP confirms westward Kaskida extension
    BP PLC has confirmed a westward extension of deepwater Kaskida field in the Lower Tertiary trend of the Gulf of Mexico.
  • 11/13/2009 -- 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.
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