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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.

Pennsylvania: Well results confirm Geneseo potential

Nov 1, 2012

Ultra Petroleum Corp., Houston, said encouraging results from its own wells and public data from adjacent third party wells affirm the commercial viability of the Upper Devonian Geneseo formation on the majority of Ultra’s Pennsylvania leasehold.

Yemen: Nabrajah horizontal Qishn oil well on stream

Nov 1, 2012

DNO International ASA said Nabrajah-21, its first horizontal well in the Cretaceous Qishn formation in Yemen, is averaging 800 b/d of oil and has boosted production from Nabrajah field on Block 43 to 2,200 b/d.


Oman: DNO adds development well at West Bukha

Nov 1, 2012

DNO International ASA said the West Bukha-4 well on Block 8 offshore Oman has flowed at 7,000 b/d of 39° gravity oil and 15 MMcfd of gas on a 54/64-in. choke through a test separator.

Wyoming: BLM starts Patrick Draw project scoping period

Oct 31, 2012

The US Bureau of Land Management’s Rock Springs, Wyo., field office has launched a 30-day public scoping period prior to beginning an environmental assessment of Anadarko Petroleum Corp.’s proposed expansion of Patrick Draw field.

California: JV possible on Zaca extension portion

Oct 31, 2012

Sovereign Resources LLC, Dallas, has signed a letter of intent under which it would form a joint venture with Underground Energy Corp., Santa Barbara, Calif., on part of Underground’s Zaca field extension project in Santa Barbara County, Calif.

Thailand: Northern gulf Kinnaree wildcat spudded

Oct 31, 2012

A group led by Pearl Oil (Amata) Ltd. has spudded the Kinnaree-1 exploratory well on the G1/48 concession in the Kra basin in the northern Gulf of Thailand offshore Thailand.

Kenya: Second onshore wildcat encounters oil

Oct 31, 2012

Tullow Oil PLC said its Twiga South-1 exploratory well on Block 13T in northwestern Kenya has encountered oil.

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