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Exploration Development 2010 P10

  • 11/15/2010 -- Egypt
    Egypt’s Ministry of Petroleum approved the transfer to Aegean Energy (Egypt) Ltd., a unit of the Energean Oil & Gas Group of companies, from Groundstar Resources Ltd., Calgary, of a 60% net interest in the West Kom Ombo block in southern Egypt.
  • 11/15/2010 -- Bulgaria
    Melrose Resources PLC started production from Kavarna and Kaliakra fields in the Black Sea off Bulgaria in early November 2010.
  • 11/15/2010 -- Gabon
    Maurel & Prom, Paris, gauged a flow of 1,600 b/d of oil equivalent on a 32/64-in. choke at the OMOC-N-302 delineation well on the Onal block in Gabon 130 miles east of Port Gentil.
  • 11/15/2010 -- Perla appraises as gas-condensate supergiant
    An appraisal well in the Gulf of Venezuela has led Eni SPA and Repsol YPF to hike the estimate of gas in place in Perla gas-condensate field to more than 14 tcf.
  • 11/15/2010 -- Kazakhstan
    Tethys Petroleum Ltd., Grand Cayman, is drilling and stimulating several wells to explore the Akkulka block in the North Ustyurt basin in Kazakhstan and appraise the Doris oil discovery.
  • 11/15/2010 -- West Virginia
    Antero Resources LLC, private Denver independent, has 127,000 net acres in the Appalachian basin Marcellus shale play and three rigs drilling in northern West Virginia.
  • 11/12/2010 -- USGS assesses oil, gas resources in Volga-Ural region
    A 725,000-sq km province in Russia and Kazakhstan contains an estimate 1.42 billion bbl of oil, 2.38 tcf of natural gas, and 85 million bbl of natural gas liquids, the US Geological Survey said on Nov. 9.
  • 11/12/2010 -- USGS estimates oil, gas resources in four Caspian Sea basins
    Four basins in the Caspian Sea area contain an estimated 19.6 billion bbl of oil, 243 tcf of natural gas, and 9.3 billion bbl of natural gas liquids, the US Geological Survey said on Nov. 9.
  • 11/12/2010 -- Quebec
    Corridor Resources Inc., Halifax, and Petrolia Inc., Rimouski, Que., are attempting to attract a knowledgeable shale oil player to take a farm-out on the Ordovician Macasty shale play on Anticosti Island in the Gulf of St. Lawrence off Quebec.
  • 11/12/2010 -- Philippines
    A joint venture led by Shell Philippines Exploration BV let a contract worth more than $2 million to Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) for geophysical surveys on SC 60 northeast of Palawan Island off the Philippines.

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