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Exploration Development 2010 P7

  • 11/29/2010 -- Indonesia
    TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Co. is shooting a second 2D seismic survey off Southwest Sumatra, Indonesia, in the forearc basin along the Sundaland Margin.
  • 11/24/2010 -- BP Egypt finds deepwater gas in Nile Delta
    BP Egypt announced what it is calling a significant gas discovery, Hodoa, in the deepwater West Nile Delta. Further appraisal is under way.
  • 11/23/2010 -- Ghana
    Hess Corp., New York, plans to drill a deepwater exploratory prospect in the Gulf of Guinea off Ghana in early 2011.
  • 11/23/2010 -- Indonesia
    Hess Corp., New York, plans to drill a deepwater exploratory prospect in the first quarter of 2011 in the Banda Sea off West Papua, eastern Indonesia.
  • 11/23/2010 -- Quebec
    TransAmerican Energy Inc., Vancouver, BC, and minority partner Dumasbancorp ULC signed agreements with the Innu Nation of Pessamit to explore for oil and gas in identified areas in the Cote-Nord region of the St. Lawrence River estuary in eastern Quebec.
  • 11/23/2010 -- Quetzal group testing Llanos oil discovery
    A group led by Quetzal Energy Ltd., Calgary, has tested 20.7° gravity oil at the rate of 2,225 b/d from Lower Mirador at a discovery well in Colombia’s Llanos basin.
  • 11/23/2010 -- North Dakota
    Hess Corp., New York, will buy 167,000 net acres in the Bakken oil play in North Dakota from TRZ Energy LLC for $1.05 billion cash.
  • 11/22/2010 -- Egypt
    Vegas Oil & Gas SA, Athens, completed the Al Ola X-1 exploratory well on the NW Gemsa concession onshore in Egypt’s Gulf of Suez.
  • 11/22/2010 -- UK
    A group led by Northern Petroleum PLC has spudded the Markwells Wood-1 exploratory well between the Horndean and Singleton producing oil fields in the southern UK.
  • 11/19/2010 -- Multipay Douala oil find indicated off Cameroon
    Bowleven PLC, Edinburgh, is deepening an exploratory well in the Douala basin off Cameroon that has already indicated pay in two Miocene reservoirs.

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