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Exploration Development 2010 P9

  • 11/17/2010 -- Brazil's Parnaiba has new Devonian shale find
    OGX Petroleo e Gas Participacoes SA, Rio de Janeiro, said gas flow from a Devonian shale discovery 12½ km from its first find in northeastern Brazil’s Parnaiba onshore basin supported a 20-m gas flare on drillstem test.
  • 11/17/2010 -- Algeria
    Petroceltic International PLC has spud the AT-4 appraisal well east of the 2009 Ain Tsila gas-condensate discovery on the Isarene permit in the southern Illizi basin in east-central Algeria.
  • 11/17/2010 -- Seychelles
    Fugro Data Services and Geomahakarsa are shooting more than 17,000 km of 2D seismic in the Indian Ocean off Seychelles in a multiclient effort worth $20 million.
  • 11/16/2010 -- Sri Lanka
    Cairn Lanka Pvt. Ltd. has let a contract to Japan Drilling Co. for the Chikyu drillship to drill in the deepwater Mannar basin off Sri Lanka in 2011.
  • 11/16/2010 -- Brazil
    Petroleo Brasileiro SA said it discovered light oil in sandstone reservoirs in an exploratory well in Block S-M-1352 of the BM-S-41 concession in the southern Santos basin off Brazil.
  • 11/16/2010 -- Algeria
    Gazprom EP International BV and Algeria’s state Sonatrach made a discovery in Algeria’s Berkine basin at Gazprom’s first exploratory well in North Africa.
  • 11/16/2010 -- API, NOIA hope BOEMRE studies don't jeopardize 2011 leasing
    The American Petroleum Institute and National Ocean Industries Association separately expressed concern that supplementary environmental impact statements (SEISs) the US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement announced on Nov. 10 could lead to Gulf of Mexico lease sales currently scheduled for 2011 being canceled.
  • 11/16/2010 -- Gazprom gets stake in blocks off North Cuba
    JSC Gazprom Neft will acquire a 30% stake from Malaysia’s state Petronas in four Gulf of Mexico blocks off Cuba’s western coast.
  • 11/16/2010 -- Thailand
    Coastal Energy Co., Houston, said the A-09 appraisal well in Thailand’s Songkhla field extended lowest known oil in the Eocene by 105 ft.
  • 11/15/2010 -- China
    Terrawest Energy Corp., Vancouver, BC, began tests at the LHG08-01 well on a 655 sq km coalbed methane production sharing contract area in western Xinjiang Autonomous Region in the southern Junggar basin of China.
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