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Exploration Development 2012 P2

  • 01/06/2012 -- Tunisia: Bouhajla North 3D seismic survey starting
    The Tunisian unit of DualEx Energy International Inc., Calgary, let a contract to CGGVeritas Services SA to shoot a 55 sq km 3D seismic survey over the Bouhajla North prospect on the Bouhajla permit onshore Tunisia.
  • 01/06/2012 -- UK: Bridge awarded Southern Gas basin license
    Bridge Energy ASA has been awarded Block 49/21c in the UK North Sea in the 26th seaward round.
  • 01/06/2012 -- Brazil: HRT tests gas-condensate in Solimoes basin
    A drillstem test of 8 m of net pay in the Carboniferous Jurua formation in the 1-HRT-4-AM well in the Solimoes basin in Brazil indicated a production potential of 8.8 MMcfd of gas and 300 b/d of 65° gravity condensate, said HRT Participacoes em Petroleo SA, Rio de Janeiro.
  • 01/06/2012 -- GeoPark-LGI presses search in Chile's Magallanes
    Chile’s Tierra del Fuego oil and gas producing area advanced in 2011 as GeoPark Holdings Ltd. declared commerciality on most of the Fell block, where it drilled 25 wells, launched a partnership with LG International, and expanded its acreage position.
  • 01/09/2012 -- Statoil has second large oil find in Barents Sea
    A Statoil-led combine has made a second giant oil and gas discovery in the Barents Sea off Norway at Havis, close to the group’s early 2011 Skrugard discovery on the same license.
  • 01/09/2012 -- Lithuania: Tethys to buy oil producing, exploratory licenses
    Tethys Oil AB, Stockholm, has agreed with Odin Energi AS to acquire interests in Lithuanian oil companies UAB Minijos Nafta and UAB LL Investicos.
  • 01/09/2012 -- India: Jubilant to test Bhuban gas shows in Tripura
    Jubilant Energy NV, Amsterdam, will test five zones totaling a gross 92.5 m in the Middle Bhuban formation encountered at the Srikantabari S-1 appraisal well on the southern part of the AA-ONN-2002/1 block in Tripura, eastern India.
  • 01/09/2012 -- China: Far East to revamp Yunnan CBM holdings
    Far East Energy Corp., Houston, said it agreed with China United Coal Bed Methane Corp. to retain, relinquish, and extend the exploration period of CBM blocks in China.  
  • 01/09/2012 -- Liberia: Second deepwater exploratory well spuds
    African Petroleum Corp. Ltd., Perth, has spudded the Narina-1 deepwater exploratory well on Block LB-09 in which the company has a 100% interest.  
  • 01/10/2012 -- Niger: TVI Pacific withdraws from Tenere block
    TVI Pacific Inc., Calgary, has withdrawn from the Tenere block in Niger in which it had participated in exploratory drilling with China National Petroleum Corp. Tenere.

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