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Poland: PGNiG starts Winna Gora gas production facility

Feb 4, 2013

Polish Oil & Gas Co. has started up the Winna Gora gas production facility at the rate of 1.5 MMcfd on the 850,000-acre Fences concession in Poland’s Permian basin, said FX Energy Inc., Salt Lake City, which has a 49% interest in the concession.

Tunisia: Oil Search spuds wildcat on Tajerouine PSC

Feb 3, 2013

Oil Search Ltd., Sydney, has spudded the Semda-1 exploratory well on the eastern part of the Tajerouine production sharing contract in northern Tunisia.

 

UK: Caithness, Trap Oil swap Moray Firth interests

Feb 1, 2013

A subsidiary of Caithness Petroleum Ltd., private British independent, has closed an agreement with a unit of Trap Oil Group PLC to revise the equity interests and carried work obligations that relate to the P1270 (Block 11/24) and P1286 (Block 11/23) shared licenses in the UK Inner Moray Firth.

Morocco: Gulfsands completes Cabre Maroc acquisition

Feb 1, 2013

Gulfsands Petroleum PLC has completed the acquisition from Caithness Petroleum Ltd. of Moroccan operator Cabre Maroc Ltd. for $19 million in purchase consideration and satisfaction of Cabre Maroc liabilities.

Chile: Most of Tranquilo block to be relinquished

Jan 31, 2013

GeoPark Holdings Ltd. said it formally advised Chile’s Ministry of Energy earlier this month of a decision by the partners in the Tranquilo block in Tierra del Fuego to not proceed with the second exploratory period (see map, OGJ, Dec. 24, 2007, p. 36).

Romania: Raffles, Zeta to study hookup of two gas finds

Jan 29, 2013

Raffles Energy SRL and Zeta Petroleum PLC will study the feasibility of hooking up two commercial gas discovery wells this year on the 2,403 sq km Suceava concession in northern Romania.

 

Norway: Lundin praises Sverdrup appraisal result

Jan 25, 2013

The latest appraisal well in Johan Sverdrup field in the North Sea offshore Norway has encountered excellent reservoir and confirmed the deep oil-water contact, said a unit of Lundin Petroleum AB, Stockholm.

Germany: PRD Energy updates field operations

Jan 23, 2013

PRD Energy Inc., Calgary, said its Germany unit has been provisionally awarded the 200,000-acre Uelzen exploration license in Lower Saxony north of Hannover, Germany, subject to review by various municipal and state authorities.

Morocco: Chevron inks deepwater exploration agreements

Jan 22, 2013

Chevron Corp.’s Moroccan subsidiary has signed reconnaissance agreements with Morocco’s Onhym covering three frontier deepwater areas offshore in the Atlantic.

Russia: EastSiberian to disengage from Kamchatka

Jan 18, 2013

EastSiberian PLC, formerly PetroKamchatka PLC, has applied to relinquish the Tigilskaya exploration license in Kamchatka, Russia, and will focus on proven oil basins elsewhere in Russia.

Alaska: Buccaneer tests gas at Kenai Loop well

Jan 14, 2013

Buccaneer Energy Ltd., Sydney, said the Kenai Loop-4 well on the east side of Alaska’s Cook Inlet tested gas to surface at 3 MMcfd on a 12/64-in. choke with 3,365 psi flowing tubing pressure. No water was detected, and gas was flared.

New Zealand: Apache to drop East Coast basin farmout

Jan 14, 2013

Apache Corp.’s New Zealand affiliate has informed TAG Oil Ltd., Vancouver, BC, that it will elect not to undertake the Phase 2 program under the East Coast basin farmout dated Sept. 1, 2011.

California: Zaca farmout targets Monterey, subthrust

Jan 11, 2013

AmRich LLC, private Santa Maria, Calif., operator, has closed a farmout from Underground Energy Corp., Santa Barbara, Calif., under which AmRich will earn as much as a 75% working interest from Underground and its joint operating partners’ interest in 1,063 gross acres of the central southern part of the Zaca field extension project in Santa Barbara County, Calif.

Argentina: Neuquen tight oil zone responds to multifrac

Jan 7, 2013

Gran Tierra Energy Inc., Calgary, said a horizontal well in the Neuquen basin of Argentina is flowing light oil naturally from the Lower Cretaceous Loma Montosa tight reservoir after a multistage frac job.

Alberta: Ille Lake deep basin 3D spec survey being shot

Jan 7, 2013

TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Co., through its wholly-owned subsidiary Arcis Seismic Solutions, has begun shooting a 180 sq km 3D multiclient onshore survey at Ille Lake, between Sylvan Lake and Drayton Valley, in the deep basin of Central Alberta, Canada.

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