Area Drilling

ItalyHardman Resources NL, Perth, planned to case to 600 m of 7-in. casing and test the Colombo-1 wildcat 17 km south of Rome.Evaluation of wireline logs indicated possible net thickness of gas-bearing sandstones within Liguridi flysch (Lower Pliocene) at 377-403 m, the company said. Prior to drilling, estimates were that 35 bcf might be recoverable from the structure.The site is on the Fiume Tevere Permit. Interests are Hardman/Planet Oil 40%, JKX Oil & Gas PLC 30%, Italmin Exploration SRL 20%, and Northern Petroleum PLC 10%.LibyaLundin Oil AB plans to resume exploratory drilling in July with two wildcats on Block NC 177 in the southern Sirte basin.Early results from 400 km of 2D seismic...

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