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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.

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.

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