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Exploration Development 2013 P9

  • 08/01/2013 -- Eni group finds oil, gas off Congo (Brazzaville)
    Eni Congo SA said two discovery wells offshore Congo (Brazzaville) have proved a resource of 600 million bbl of oil and 700 bcf of gas in place and that delineation wells will probe considerable upside.
  • 08/01/2013 -- China: Shell signs to explore Yinggehai basin block
    Shell China Exploration & Production Co. Ltd. has signed a production-sharing contract with China National Offshore Oil Corp. for Block 35/10 in the Yinggehai basin in the western South China Sea.
  • 07/31/2013 -- Serinus finds Visean oil, gas in northeastern Ukraine
    Serinus Energy Inc., Calgary, formerly Kulczyk Oil Ventures Inc., said it recovered oil and gas from formations of Visean age at the Makeevskoye-3 exploratory well on the North Makeevskoye license in Ukraine, potentially opening a new play.
  • 07/31/2013 -- Aurora reports Eagle Ford results with Marathon
    Aurora Oil & Gas Ltd., Perth, noting that the Texas Railroad Commission reported an April 2013 oil production rate of 546,000 b/d from the Eagle Ford shale, reported its own operational progress in South Texas in conjunction with a unit of Marathon Oil Corp. as operator.
  • 07/30/2013 -- RIL, ONGC eye facilities-sharing off India
    Privately owned Reliance Industries Ltd. and state-owned Oil & Natural Gas Corp. have signed a memorandum of understanding to explore sharing by ONGC of RIL’s production facilities offshore eastern India.
  • 07/30/2013 -- UK North Sea Lacewing gas find under evaluation
    A group led by ConocoPhillips will conduct postwell evaluations to ascertain whether its Lacewing gas discovery on Block 23/22b in the UK Central North Sea can be rendered commercial.
  • 07/30/2013 -- Alberta cancels leases near Fort McMurray
    To make room for urban development stimulated by oil sands development, the government of Alberta is cancelling 32 oil sands leases held by 10 companies around crowded Fort McMurray.
  • 07/30/2013 -- BG-Ophir hit gas discovery offshore Tanzania
    BG Group and Ophir Energy PLC reported a ninth gas discovery in Tanzania at the Mkizi-1 well on offshore Block 1.
  • 07/29/2013 -- UK-Dutch Orca gas field drilling starts
    A group led by GDF Suez Nederland has spudded the first development well at Orca natural gas field straddling the UK-Netherlands North Sea sector line and expects first production late this year or early in 2014.
  • 07/29/2013 -- Tethys Petroleum to accelerate Kazakh drilling
    Tethys Petroleum Ltd. said it will simultaneously drill two deep exploratory wells in the Ustyurt basin in Kazakhstan.
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