-- Louisiana Questar Corp.’s E&P unit has built its position in the Haynesville shale play to more than 48,000 net acres, mostly in Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, De Soto, and Red River parishes, La.
-- Marcellus, other zones probed in New York's Java Mesa Energy Holdings Inc., Dallas, said open hole logs indicate hydrocarbon prospectivity in several Devonian zones including Marcellus shale and Onondaga limestone in Java field in Wyoming County 30 miles southeast of Buffalo, NY.
-- EOG outlines Eagle Ford crude oil potential EOG Resources Inc. has accumulated acreage across six counties in the Eagle Ford play of South Texas where the Houston independent has drilled 16 delineation wells over a 120-mile trend.
-- Quebec Altai Resources Inc., Toronto, said a consulting geological engineer’s conclusions in a report on the company’s 2009 seismic survey in Quebec’s St. Lawrence Lowlands contains sufficient information to plan a drilling program of at least two wells.
-- Texas-Gulf Coast Clayton Williams Energy Inc., Midland, Tex., has drilled and is producing from a horizontal well to Cretaceous Eagle in Burleson County, Tex., on acreage underlying the company’s Austin chalk properties.
-- North Dakota GeoResources Inc., Houston, and Resolute Energy Corp., Denver, will develop Bakken shale trend acreage in Williams County, ND.
-- Poland Aurelian Oil & Gas PLC let an engineering, procurement and construction management contract to ILF Consulting Engineers, Warsaw, for a pilot central production facility to treat gas from its Siekierki tight gas project near Poznan in west-central Poland.
-- Shell, CNPC to develop Sichuan tight gas Royal Dutch Shell PLC and China National Petroleum Corp. submitted a production sharing contract to the Chinese central government to develop tight natural gas in China’s Sichuan basin.