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Exploration Development 2012 P4

  • 01/16/2012 -- CNPC gets three Afghanistan Amu Darya blocks
    China National Petroleum Corp. has been awarded three Amu Darya basin exploratory blocks in Afghanistan’s 2011 license round.
  • 01/16/2012 -- Namibia: Orange basin deepwater 2D survey starts
    Spectrum Geo Inc., in partnership with CGGVeritas and National Petroleum Corp. of Namibia, is shooting a 2D multiclient seismic survey in the deepwater Orange basin off Namibia.
  • 01/16/2012 -- Bahamas: Initial 3D seismic results encouraging
    Initial results from a 3D seismic survey on Bahamas blocks is encouraging, and technical studies and well planning represent the final phase of derisking in preparation for exploratory drilling by March 2013, said Bahamas Petroleum Co. PLC.
  • 01/16/2012 -- Colombia: Llanos Mirador heavy oil discovery gauged
    NCT EG Energy Group Colombia has gauged an oil discovery at the Mani-1 well on the Llanos 27 block in Colombia.
  • 01/16/2012 -- Norway: Avaldsnes south area resource likely smaller
    Results from the 16/5-2S appraisal well will most likely reduce the current resource estimate for the southern part of the Avaldsnes discovery in the North Sea off Norway, said Lundin Petroleum AB, Stockholm.
  • 01/16/2012 -- Kazakhstan: Zhagabulak wells adding oil pay
    Aral Petroleum Capital LLP has spudded Well 306 in East Zhagabulak field in the North Caspian basin in Kazakhstan about 1 mile south of Well 308, which is to be tested in February.
  • 01/16/2012 -- Iraq: Genel to acquire Longford's Chia Surkh stake
    Genel Energy PLC plans to acquire a 40% undivided interest in the Chia Surkh block in Iraq’s Kurdistan region from Longford Energy Inc., Calgary. Genel already owns a 20% interest in the block.
  • 01/16/2012 -- UK: Premier spuds East Fyne appraisal well
    The UK unit of Premier Oil PLC has spudded the East Fyne appraisal well on UK Central North Sea Block 21/28a.
  • 01/16/2012 -- Somalia: Dharoor block exploratory wells started
    Horn Petroleum Corp. has spudded the Shabeel-1 wildcat on the Dharoor block in Puntland, northern Somalia, toward a planned total depth of 3,800 m, said Africa Oil Corp., Vancouver, BC, which owns a 51% equity interest in Horn Petroleum.
  • 01/17/2012 -- Albania: San Leon sees multisystems on Durresi block
    San Leon Energy PLC has identified several large oil and gas prospects across the many petroleum systems from new 2D and 3D seismic on the 4,208 sq km Durresi license in the southern Adriatic Sea offshore Albania.
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