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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.

Chile: GeoPark developing Magallanes basin oil field

Dec 12, 2012

GeoPark Holdings Ltd. will drill two to three more wells in 2013 in Konawentru oil field on its 100% owned Fell block in the Magallanes basin in southern Chile.

UK: Sterling Resources touts Breagh well test results

Dec 12, 2012

Sterling Resources Ltd., Calgary, has spudded the fourth well at Breagh field in the UK North Sea after test results from the first three wells fell within the range of expected outcomes from the reservoir simulation model.

New Zealand: TAG Oil, East West set four Taranaki wells

Dec 11, 2012

East West Petroleum Ltd. and TAG Oil Ltd. have formed a joint venture to drill four wells on three petroleum exploration permits in New Zealand’s Taranaki basin.

Norway: Maersk spuds Lysing gas-condensate prospect

Dec 11, 2012

Maersk Oil Norway AS has spudded an exploratory well on the Albert prospect in PL 513 in the Haltenbanken area of the Norwegian Sea offshore Norway.

Texas: Schleicher McKavitt oil production extended

Dec 11, 2012

Telesis Operating Co. Inc., Fort Worth, has extended Upper Pennsylvanian McKavitt (Canyon) sandstone oil production in Camar field in Schleicher County, Tex., with completion of the Thornburg 27-6 well.

Egypt: Sea Dragon acquires Gulf of Suez producing assets

Dec 10, 2012

A unit of Sea Dragon Energy Inc., Calgary, has acquired National Petroleum Co. Shukheir Marine Ltd. from National Petroleum Co. Egypt Ltd. for $250,000 cash and assumption of a $3 million working capital deficiency.

Papua New Guinea: InterOil touts Antelope-3 test outcome

Dec 10, 2012

InterOil Corp., Houston, said its Antelope-3 well in Papua New Guinea drillstem tested in the upper limestone reservoir at the maximum rate of 44.8 MMcfd of gas with 2,331 psi flowing tubing pressure and that gas composition is similar to that at its Antelope-1 and 2 wells.

Norway: Sverdrup appraisal well meets objectives

Dec 10, 2012

Lundin Petroleum AB, operator of PL501 on the Johan Sverdrup discovery in the North Sea offshore Norway, said the 16/2-16 appraisal well met its initial objectives and will now be sidetracked westward.

 

Tunisia: Zarat oil field unitization closer to reality

Dec 6, 2012

Sonde Resources Corp., Calgary, reached agreement with the Joint Oil authority on terms for Sonde to enter the second phase of the exploration period on the Joint Oil block in the Gulf of Gabes offshore Libya and Tunisia.

Australia: Explorers pursuing source rocks in two basins

Dec 6, 2012

Australian explorers have reported progress on shale and source rock exploratory projects in the Georgina and Gippsland basins.

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