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Germany: Danoil to earn stake near Danish discoveries

Nov 26, 2012

Danoil Exploration AS has taken a farmout from the UK unit of PA Resources AB to earn a 10% interest in the B20008/73 license in the North Sea offshore Germany.

Tunisia: Remedial work hikes Ezzaouia field oil output

Nov 25, 2012

A remedial campaign conducted by the Maretap joint venture has restored output in Ezzaouia field in Tunisia to 750 b/d of oil, and the Ezzaouia-1 well is expected to return to production in the second half of December 2012, said Candax Energy Inc., Toronto.

Australia: Murphy picks up interest in offshore Browse basin

Nov 21, 2012

Murphy Oil Corp. has expanded its position in the Browse basin offshore Western Australia by picking up 20% working interest in Block WA-408-P where drilling is expected to start in December.

Congo (Brazzaville): Murphy plugs, abandons offshore well

Nov 21, 2012

Murphy Oil Corp. has plugged and abandoned its unsuccessful Opale Marine-1 well in the Mer Profonde Nord block offshore Congo (Brazzaville).

Malaysia: Balai cluster appraisal well gauges oil

Nov 20, 2012

BC Petroleum Sdn. Bhd., the company incorporated to operate and manage the four-field Balai Cluster Risk Service Contract offshore Sarawak, Malaysia, has completed initial tests of the first well, Bentara-2.

Norway: Lundin Barents well needs further evaluation

Nov 19, 2012

A unit of Lundin Petroleum AB, Stockholm, said further geophysical and geological studies are needed to clarify the potential in the Juksa target at its 7120/6-3 S well on PL490 in the Barents Sea offshore northern Norway.

Gabon: Harvest spuds Dussafu Tortue exploratory well

Nov 19, 2012

Harvest Natural Resources Inc., Houston, has spudded the Dussafu Tortue Marin-1 exploratory well on the Dussafu Marin PSC offshore Gabon.

Colombia: Las Maracas field well tests at 3,700 b/d rate

Nov 16, 2012

The Las Maracas-5 development well in Colombia has tested at the maximum rate of 3,762 b/d of 30° gravity oil, natural, for 30 hr from Cretaceous Middle Gacheta sand.

Norway: Lundin spuds Sverdrup northeast appraisal

Nov 13, 2012

Lundin Petroleum AB said its Norwegian unit has spudded the 16/2-16 appraisal well on the northeast flank of the Johan Sverdrup discovery on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, where the well is expected to encounter a limited oil column.

Indonesia: Niko sees efficiencies in modified semi

Nov 12, 2012

Niko Resources Ltd., Calgary, and Zaratex NV encountered no commercial reservoir at the Jayarani-1 exploratory well on the Lhokseumawe PSC offshore Aceh Province in western Indonesia.

Australia: Carnarvon Zola area acreage swap set

Nov 11, 2012

A unit of Tap Oil Ltd., Perth, has entered into an agreement with a subsidiary of Apache Corp. to exchange a 13.555% interest in the WA-320-P exploration permit for a corresponding 13.555% interest in the Part II area of the adjacent WA-155-P exploration permit in the Carnarvon basin offshore Western Australia.

California: Second Zaca field joint venture planned

Nov 8, 2012

Underground Energy Corp., Santa Barbara, Calif., signed a letter of intent with AmRich LLC, private Santa Maria, Calif., operator, under which AmRich will farm in on and have the right to earn up to a 75% working interest in Underground’s and its joint operating partners’ interest in 1,062 gross acres of the central southern section of the Zaca field extension project in Santa Barbara County, Calif.

Tunisia: Exploratory well to target Cretaceous Abiod

Nov 8, 2012

DualEx Energy International Inc., Calgary, has let a contract to Cie. Tunisienne de Forage for a land rig to drill the BHN-1 exploratory well on the Bouhajla North prospect on the Bouhajla permit in central Tunisia.

Australia: Magellan to shoot seismic on Bonaparte block

Nov 1, 2012

Magellan Petroleum Corp., Denver, let a contract to Seabird Exploration FZ-LLC for the seismic recording vessel Voyager Explorer to undertake a 75 sq mile 3D and an 84 mile 2D seismic survey on Magellan’s NT/P82 exploration permit in the Bonaparte basin offshore Australia.

Utah: Berry adds 200 Brundage Canyon well locations

Nov 1, 2012

Berry Petroleum Co., Denver, said it has purchased 14,000 net acres with a 96% working interest contiguous to Brundage Canyon oil field in the Uinta basin for $40 million.

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