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Kazakhstan Tethys Petroleum Ltd. reported a flow of more than 4,300 b/d of oil from a Cretaceous sandstone at the AKD06 Doris appraisal well in the North Ustyurt basin in Kazakhstan. The company gauged the well on a 66⁄64-in. choke at a rate of 4,304 b/d of 45° gravity oil with 186 psi flowing tubing head pressure from an interval at 2,165-70 m. Flow was restricted for safety reasons, and data indicate an absolute open flow potential in excess of 6,000 b/d. The well is tied into test production facilities. Malta Mediterranean Oil & Gas PLC, through subsidiaries, has let a contract to Fugro-Geoteam Pty. Ltd. to shoot 1,000 sq km of long-offset 3D seismic in Area 4 in the Mediterranean ...

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