Fri Nov 13 12:30:40 CST 2009
-- New well pegs Tupi area reserves at 5-8 billion boe Petroleo Brazileiro SA (Petrobras) reported that a new well drilled in the Tupi area of the Santos basin off Brazil further confirms reserves estimates of 5-8 billion boe of light oil and natural gas.
Thu Nov 12 11:20:50 CST 2009
-- Buried seismic array due in Sanish field Whiting Oil & Gas Corp., Denver, let a contract to MicroSeismic Inc., Houston, for a buried array microseismic monitoring program in Sanish oil and gas field in the North Dakota portion of the Williston basin.
Wed Nov 11 16:05:10 CST 2009
-- Egypt The first development well in BP PLC-operated NS377 oil field on the Shadwan Development Lease in Egypt’s Gulf of Suez cut 144 m of gross oil column in the Miocene Kareem formation.
Wed Nov 11 15:41:00 CST 2009
-- French Guiana Shell Exploration & Production France SAS acquired a 33% interest from Tullow Oil PLC in an exploration license off French Guiana, and Tullow said it expects to farm out more of its interest by the end of 2009.
Wed Nov 11 13:01:00 CST 2009
-- GeoResources Bakken participation growing GeoResources Inc., Houston, said the pace of activity in the Williston basin Bakken/Three Forks play is increasing in its joint venture with Slawson Exploration Co., private Wichita-based operator.
Wed Nov 11 11:20:10 CST 2009
-- Nicaragua Norwood Resources Ltd., Vancouver, BC, drilled a sidetrack hole at the planned total depth of 7,000 ft at the San Bartolo-1X exploration well in western Nicaragua’s Sandino basin.
Wed Nov 11 10:51:00 CST 2009
-- New Zealand's Maari-Manaia tops 100 million bbl Estimated ultimate recovery of more than 100 million bbl of oil has been confirmed for OMV AG-operated Maari field and adjacent Manaia field in the offshore portion of New Zealand’s Taranaki basin, two of the field’s partners said.
Wed Nov 11 08:50:40 CST 2009
-- New Zealand Kea Petroleum Ltd., private New Zealand operator, has been awarded the PEP 51339 exploration permit just north of Auckland in the lightly explored Northland basin.
Tue Nov 10 10:00:50 CST 2009
-- Reliance reports Cambay oil discovery Reliance Industries Ltd., Mumbai, reported a Miocene oil discovery in the Cambay basin southwest of Ahmedabad, India, that Reliance said “is expected to open future potential within the block.”
Tue Nov 10 07:55:50 CST 2009
-- Saskatchewan Texalta Petroleum Ltd., Calgary, is spudding its fourth horizontal well at Wordsworth, Sask, to evaluate the eastern end of the Mississippian Alida oil reservoir found at a 2006 discovery well.