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Exploration Development 2011 P11

  • 11/02/2011 -- Colombia: Ecopetrol, Talisman appraising Akacias
    Colombia’s state Ecopetrol, operator of the CPO-9 heavy oil block in the Llanos basin, spudded the first of several appraisal wells on the Akacias structure in October.
  • 11/01/2011 -- BSEE extends most gulf deepwater leases disrupted by moratorium
    The US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) completed its review of 1,413 deepwater oil and gas lease extension requests in the Gulf of Mexico and extended 1,381, or 97.7%, of them for 1 year. Leases had to be in water deeper than 500 ft, with no production as of May 15 and expiration scheduled on or before Dec. 31, 2015.
  • 11/01/2011 -- Venoco delineates Sevier Monterey shale oil field
    Venoco Inc., Denver, said it has established a net resource potential of 76 million bbl of oil equivalent in the Miocene Monterey formation at its Sevier field in the San Joaquin basin in California.
  • 11/01/2011 -- Israel: Seismic to start on Jordan Valley license
    Zion Oil & Gas Inc., Dallas, let a contract to Geophysical Institute of Israel to shoot 9 line-miles of 2D seismic on the Jordan Valley license in Israel.
  • 10/31/2011 -- Tower-Wessex get block off Western Sahara
    Wessex Exploration PLC and Tower Resources PLC have signed an assurance agreement with the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic for a production sharing contract for the Imlili block in the Atlantic off Western Sahara.
  • 10/31/2011 -- Chevron drilling its first Duvernay formation well in Alberta
    Chevron Corp. is drilling its first well in Alberta’s Duvernay formation during the third quarter, Chevron Chief Financial Officer Patricia Yarrington told analysts during an earnings conference call on Oct. 28.
  • 10/28/2011 -- Chevron finds more gas offshore Western Australia
    Chevron Australia has found more gas next to its significant Acme gas discovery offshore Western Australia.
  • 10/27/2011 -- Statoil has gulf deepwater discovery at Walker Ridge
    Statoil ASA is assessing volumes and commerciality of a deepwater discovery in the Walker Ridge area of the Gulf of Mexico, said partner Ecopetrol America Inc.
  • 10/27/2011 -- Norway: Avaldsnes broadband 3D survey starting
    Lundin Petroleum AB has let a contract to CGGVeritas to shoot a 3D seismic survey over Avaldsnes field on the Norwegian Continental Shelf in the North Sea.
  • 10/27/2011 -- Nexen group gets OK to develop Golden Eagle
    Nexen Petroleum UK Ltd., a subsidiary of Nexen Inc., has received regulatory approval to proceed with the $3.3 billion (Can.) Golden Eagle area oil and gas development in the North Sea.

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