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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.

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.

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