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FranceEsso Rep, the E&P arm of Esso SAF (Société Anonyme Française), and Lundin Petroleum AB encountered oil shows in Purbeckian sandstone (uppermost Jurassic) in the Les Mimosas exploration well on the 50-50 owned Permis de Lège near the Bay of Biscay in the Aquitaine basin.The shows came at 3,300 m TVD in the 4,037-m deviated hole. Esso Rep plans short-term production tests in the first half of July. The well cost 5-6 million euros.If confirmed, Les Mimosas will be Esso Rep's first discovery since Tamaris in 1998.Florida United Energy Conservation LLC, Fort Myers, Fla., staked locations for four wildcats to Cretaceous Sunniland lime far from oil production in th...

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