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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.

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.

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