Area Drilling

ChinaCNOOC Ltd. spudded a wildcat in Qiongdongnan basin in the South China Sea.The 15-1-1 well, 185 km east of Wenchang County in Hainan Province, will be drilled to 1,455 m. Qiongdongnan is a gas-prone basin. EgyptCenturion Energy International Inc., Calgary, spudded the Gelgel-1 exploration well on the El Manzala concession in Egypt in late July.The target is gas in the Pliocene Kafr El Sheikh formation. TD is to be 1,200 m. Centurion operates and holds 100% working interest in the 420,000-acre concession. ItalyENI SpA farmed out a 30% working interest in the Civita permit to JKX Oil & Gas PLC, London, subject to ministry approval.ENI operates the 277 sq km permit south of Pescara near ...

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