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Exploration Development 2013 P5

  • Mon Oct 07 10:25:00 CDT 2013 -- Newark basin study part of US earthquake network
    Pennsylvania’s Department of Conservation & Natural Resources has let a contract to Penn State University for a 2-year study of the geology of the southern Newark basin.
  • Fri Oct 04 15:10:00 CDT 2013 -- Mississippi: More work due at Belmont Lake field
    Recompletion is to start next week at the 12-4 well in Belmont Lake field, in the Mississippi River flood plain in Wilkinson County, Miss., said Lexaria Corp., Kelowna, BC.
  • Fri Oct 04 11:52:00 CDT 2013 -- Noble sees possible 250 MMcfd well rates off Cyprus
    Noble Energy Inc., having tested a stepout more than 4 miles from its A-1 discovery well offshore Cyprus, said performance modeling indicates that development wells in the reservoir should have the capacity to deliver as much as 250 MMcfd of gas.
  • Thu Oct 03 10:53:00 CDT 2013 -- California: Citadel works San Joaquin, Salinas oil projects
    Citadel Exploration Inc., Newport Beach, Calif., said the Yowlumne 2-26 recompletion well in southwestern Kern County, Calif., is testing 34.5° gravity oil with associated gas at undetermined rates as the company’s first official oil production.
  • Wed Oct 02 15:15:00 CDT 2013 -- Rosneft takes 51% stake in Russian Caspian discovery block
    Rosneft Oil Co. will acquire 51% of LLC Petroresurs, which owns 100% of the Lagansky block license in the northwestern Caspian Sea offshore Russia.
  • Wed Oct 02 14:12:00 CDT 2013 -- New Zealand: TAG to production-test two zones at Cheal wells
    TAG Oil Ltd. plans to production-test the Cheal E-1 and E-2 wells in New Zealand’s Taranaki basin starting in mid-October after logs indicated that each well encountered hydrocarbon-bearing strata in the Urenui and Mount Messenger formations, said East West Petroleum Corp., Vancouver, BC.
  • Fri Sep 20 11:08:00 CDT 2013 -- Gazprom seeks to acquire licenses in Tajikistan
    OAO Gazprom said it expects to “soon receive licenses for new prospects in Tajikistan.”
  • Thu Sep 19 10:05:00 CDT 2013 -- California: Solimar to spud at Kreyenhagen, gives up Paloma
    Solimar Energy Ltd., Melbourne, said it will shortly spud K 8-33, second well of the Phase I work program at its Kreyenhagen heavy oil project in California’s northern San Joaquin basin.
  • Tue Sep 17 12:45:00 CDT 2013 -- Lukoil starts exploratory drilling offshore Sierra Leone
    OAO Lukoil has started exploratory drilling offshore Sierra Leone on the West African shelf.
  • Tue Sep 17 08:53:00 CDT 2013 -- China: Western Bohai PSC 3D seismic planned
    CNOOC Ltd. said its parent China National Offshore Oil Corp. has signed a production sharing contract covering Block 05/31 in western Bohai with Smart Oil Investment Ltd.

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