Shale gas acreage, European database draw interest

06/15/2009
Companies are seeking permits for shale gas prospects in southeast France in Languedoc Roussillon, the Cevennes mountains region, and the Savoie area near the Swiss border.Total E&P France SA-Devon, Mouvoil SA, Bridgeoil Ltd., and Diamoco Energy are among the firms competing for the Ales, Bassin d’Ales, Plaine d’Ales, and Montelimar permits. They are competing with the Cevennes and Navacelles permits requested in 2008 by Egdon Resources Ltd. (also being eyed by Eagle Energy Ltd. and YCI Resources Ltd.) and by Cevennes Petroleum Development Ltd. French authorities plan to assess the competing proposals for overlapping shale acreage onshore north of the Gulf of Lion and make...
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