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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.

Iowa-Minnesota: USGS sets gravity gradient survey

Jan 3, 2013

The US Geological Survey has let a contract to Bell Geospace to assist in a comprehensive, high-resolution airborne survey to assess minerals and water potential in northeastern Iowa and southeastern Minnesota.

Albania: Petromanas to plug northern wildcat

Dec 31, 2012

Petromanas Energy Inc., Calgary, will plug its Juban-1 wildcat in northern Albania at a total depth of 1,716 m after a logging program indicated negligible hydrocarbons.

 

Tennessee: Mississippi lime lateral cuts long pay

Dec 21, 2012

Miller Energy Resources Inc., Huntsville, Tenn., said its first horizontal well in the Mississippian Fort Pay lime formation in Tennessee exposed 2,300 ft of pay section.

Peru: Gran Tierra near spudding Maranon exploratory well

Dec 14, 2012

Gran Tierra Energy Inc., Calgary, plans to spud the Bretana Norte 95-2-1XD exploratory well on Block 95 in Peru’s Maranon basin this month.

Pakistan: Eni to operate Indus deepwater Block G

Dec 13, 2012

Eni SPA has added an interest in 7,500 sq km ultradeepwater Block G as a third block in its holdings in the Indus basin offshore Pakistan.

Sudan: Funds sought for Block 14 rank exploration

Dec 13, 2012

Sirocco Energy Ltd., Perth, formerly Agri Energy Ltd., is attempting to raise funds for its share of the cost to explore the remote 100,000 sq km Block 14 in northwestern Sudan.

Indonesia: Niko spuds wildcat on West Papua block

Dec 13, 2012

Niko Resources Ltd., Calgary, has spudded the Ajek-1 exploratory well in the Kofiau block in the Salawati area of West Papua, Indonesia. Drilling time is 40-45 days to 5,900 ft.

Ghana: Ophir Energy to operate Starfish exploratory well

Dec 13, 2012

Ophir Energy PLC has taken a farmout on the Offshore Accra Contract Area offshore Ghana and will operate the Starfish-1 deepwater exploratory well recommended for drilling in 2013.

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