-- Uganda: Tower spuds Rhino Camp basin wildcat Tower Resources PLC said its Neptune Petroleum (Uganda) Ltd. subsidiary has spudded the Mvule-1 exploratory well on the EA5 block in Uganda just south of the border with South Sudan.
-- Oman: Saiwan-Farha January oil output listed Test output from the CC Energy Development SAL-operated early production system on Blocks 3 and 4 onshore Oman amounted in January 2012 to 311,457 bbl of oil, said Tethys Oil AB, Stockholm.
-- Indonesia: Rough drilling thwarts West Java wildcat The operator of the geologically remote Cataka-1 exploratory well on the 2,878 sq km Citarum PSC in Indonesia’s West Java basin has recommended abandonment of the well due to difficult hole conditions.
-- San Leon logs more potential gas pays in Poland San Leon Energy PLC has cased its Siciny-2 well in Poland’s Southwest Carboniferous basin after logging a previously unseen fourth potential Carboniferous section and a fractured tight gas sandstone.
-- Belize government pans word of oil discovery The Belize Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment has refuted the claim of an oil discovery by Treaty Energy Corp., New Orleans, at Treaty’s San Juan-2 exploratory well in southern Belize.
-- Tanzania: Ruvuma onshore wildcat has gas shows Aminex PLC said it has deepened the Ntorya-1 exploratory well onshore in the Ruvuma basin of Tanzania to a total depth of 2,750 m to test a target identified on seismic.