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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.

Albania: Petromanas nears target at Shpirag-2 well

Dec 4, 2012

Petromanas Energy Inc., Calgary, said it has drilled the Shpirag-2 well in Albania’s Berati thrust belt to 4,230 m in the flysch shale and expects to encounter the target carbonate at about 5,000 m.

French Guiana: Zaedyus-2 declared noncommercial

Dec 4, 2012

Tullow Oil PLC said the Shell-operated Zaedyus-2 exploratory well offshore French Guiana did not encounter commercial hydrocarbons and that it expects to spud the next well, Priodontes-1, on an adjacent prospect in the same Cingulata fan system, in early December.

Papua New Guinea: Antelope-3 well encounters gas

Nov 30, 2012

InterOil Corp., Houston, said its Antelope-3 appraisal well in Papua New Guinea penetrated the top of the reservoir 217 ft high to prognosis, began flowing gas, and was shut-in.

California: Tejon Olcese exploratory well spudded

Nov 30, 2012

North American Oil & Gas, formerly Lani LLC, has spudded the Pass Exploration 77-20 exploratory well in California’s San Joaquin basin 30 miles southwest of Bakersfield.

Washington: Comet Ridge plugs Grays Harbor wildcat

Nov 29, 2012

Comet Ridge Ltd., Brisbane, said its Comet Ridge Resources LLC unit drilled its Yeti-1 exploratory well in Grays Harbor County, Washington, to a total depth of 1,381 m in September 2012, ran logs, and plugged and abandoned the well.

UK: Shell to join Sterling in exploring Beverley prospect

Nov 29, 2012

Shell UK Ltd. will take a farmout from Sterling Resources Ltd., Calgary, to earn a 40% participating interest in the P1792 license and participate in the drilling of an exploratory well on the Beverley prospect, possibly the last undrilled salt diapir in the Central North Sea.

Guyana: CGX sees more deep drilling in revised agreement

Nov 29, 2012

CGX Energy Inc. has transitioned to a new Corentyne petroleum prospecting license that obligates the company to drill at least two deep high-pressure high-temperature wells offshore Guyana.

Pennsylvania: Seneca gauges Forest County Utica well

Nov 28, 2012

National Fuel Gas Co.’s Seneca Resources Corp. unit has flow-tested its first horizontal Utica shale well, in Forest County, southeast of Titusville, Pa.

Angola: TGS extends 3D survey on Blocks 36, 37

Nov 27, 2012

TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Co. has launched an extension to its multiclient 3D seismic survey offshore Angola to further image conjugate margin presalt basins.

Morocco: Sidi Moktar seismic survey under way

Nov 27, 2012

Longreach Oil & Gas Ltd. said Prospectiuni SA has begun shooting 500 line-km of 2D seismic over the Koba and Kamar drill targets on the Sidi Moktar permit onshore Morocco.

Falkland Islands: Low permeability gas seen at Scotia

Nov 27, 2012

Falkland Oil & Gas Ltd. said its Scotia well in the South and East Falklands basin has proven a working hydrocarbon system in the mid-Cretaceous Fan play and demonstrated that Scotia is a viable stratigraphic trap.

Namibia: Galp Energia joins HRT on Walvis, Orange blocks

Nov 27, 2012

Portugal’s Galp Energia has taken a farmout from HRT Participacoes em Petroleo SA, Rio de Janeiro, to earn a 14% participating interest in PEL 23 in the Walvis basin and PELs 24 and 28 in the Orange basin offshore Namibia.

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