-- British Columbia Yoho Resources Inc., Calgary, negotiated a pooling of interests with a large producing company to expand Yoho Resources’ land holdings to 22 sq miles from 10 sq miles at Two Rivers, BC, where the target is a Devonian Montney gas resource play.
-- Gulf of Mexico TGS NOPEC Geophysical Co. began shooting the Justice wide azimuth 3D seismic project in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.
-- Alberta Yoho Resources Inc., Calgary, secured 5,120 acres at 100% working interest strategically located on a new resource play focused on the Devonian Duvernay formation in the Kaybob area 150 miles northwest of Edmonton, Alta.
-- Lodgepole Scallion zone yields oil in North Dakota Continental Resources Inc., Enid, Okla., said an initial test of a horizontally drilled section of Scallion limestone in west-central North Dakota produced at an uneconomic 7-day rate of 65 b/d of oil and 37 Mcfd of associated gas and plans no further drilling at present.
-- Alberta Canadian Imperial Venture Corp., St. John’s, Newf., chose a contractor to shoot a 72-sq-mile geophysical survey on lands where CIVC and Batavia Energy Inc., Toronto, plan to conduct an unconventional shallow gas play in an undisclosed area of southern Alberta.
-- Texas-West CrownQuest Operating LLC, private Midland operator, and Lynden Energy Corp., Vancouver, BC, tied in the first Wolfberry well, spud a second, and expects to spud a third within a week in a five-county program in West Texas.