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Albania Petromanas Energy Inc., Calgary, has reentered the Shpiragu-1 well on Block 2 in the Berati thrust belt onshore southern Albania and plans to deepen it as Shpiragu-2 to 6,100 m at a cost of $31 million. The company's partner is to pay the first $25 million cost of the deepening, which is to take 150-180 days. Costs are to be shared 50-50 after that. Occidental Petroleum Corp. drilled Shpiragu-1 to 5,200 m in 2001 and tested light oil and sour gas to surface (OGJ Online, Aug. 23, 2011). Colombia Petroamerica Oil Corp., Calgary, said Colombia's Cepcolsa as contract operator has begun the appraisal drilling program on the Los Ocarros block in Colombia's Llanos basin by spudding the L...

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