Area Drilling

FranceHeritage Petroleum PLC, Monaco, has been awarded three coalbed methane permits in depleted coal fields in France.The government identified the areas as Bleue Lorraine in northeastern France, Gaz de Saint Etienne in central eastern France, and Gaz de Gardanne in southeastern France.Guinea BissauPremier Oil PLC, London, declared its Sinapa-2, 2ST well in the Atlantic an oil discovery that proves the validity of a salt diapir play and said it is too early to determine commerciality.Premier anticipates acquiring 3D seismic data followed by exploration and appraisal drilling.Sinapa-2 went to TD 3,657 m and penetrated a thick Albian sequence at 3,131-3,657 m (OGJ Online, Mar. 19, 2004). A...

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