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Piceance Niobrara gas discovery tops 1 bcf in 100 days

Apr 8, 2013

A Niobrara shale discovery well on production for 100 days in western Colorado’s Piceance basin has recovered more than 1 bcf of gas, the same volume as a typical well recovers from the Williams Fork formation in a 25-30-year life, said WPX Energy Inc., Tulsa.

 

Vertical Vaca Muerta shale gas-condensate discovery tested

Apr 8, 2013

Americas Petrogas Inc., Calgary, has reported an operated, vertical gas-condensate discovery in the Vaca Muerta shale on the Los Toldos I block in Argentina’s Neuquen basin.

Lundin group discovers oil on Utsira high western flank

Apr 8, 2013

A group led by Lundin Petroleum AB has made an oil discovery on the western flank of the Utsira high 15 km south of Edvard Grieg field in the Central North Sea offshore Norway.

Griffiths nearing start of oil production in Chad

Apr 8, 2013

Griffiths Energy International Inc., Calgary, has reported progress delineating Badila and Mangara oil fields in southwestern Chad and constructing facilities for oil export expected to begin later this year.

BP has gas-condensate discovery west of Shetlands

Apr 5, 2013

BP Exploration Operating Co. has encountered gas-condensate in reservoirs of varying quality at the North Uist exploratory prospect on the Atlantic margin west of the Shetland Islands.

 

PDO hits large gas-condensate discovery near Saih Rawl

Apr 3, 2013

Petroleum Development Oman reported a giant gas-condensate discovery in the northern part of its concession area 40 km west of Saih Rawl field.

 

Sarawak pinnacle reef gas discovery sets Newfield mark

Apr 3, 2013

Newfield Exploration Co., which is exploring strategic alternatives for its assets offshore Malaysia and China, has gauged gas at a second pinnacle reef discovery on Block SK 310 offshore Sarawak, Malaysia, and estimates initial gas in place at 1.5 to 3 tcf, the largest conventional exploratory success in the company’s 25-year history.

New Zealand Energy swabs oil at Taranaki discovery

Apr 3, 2013

New Zealand Energy Corp., Vancouver, BC, will install artificial lift equipment at its sixth oil discovery in the Taranaki basin on New Zealand’s North Island.

Ecopetrol tests Meta Province heavy oil discovery

Apr 2, 2013

Colombia’s state Ecopetrol SA disclosed that its Venus-2 exploratory well in San Martin municipality of Meta Province had proved the presence of crude oil.

Danish North Sea oil find could rate tie-up with Ravn

Mar 27, 2013

Two sidetracks confirmed the presence of oil-bearing sandstone of Late Jurassic age at Wintershall Noordzee BV’s Hibonite exploratory well in the Danish North Sea 337 km north of Den Helder, Netherlands.

Chevron group has gulf Lower Tertiary oil find at Coronado

Mar 26, 2013

A Chevron Corp. group has made an oil discovery at its Coronado prospect in the deepwater US Gulf of Mexico Lower Tertiary Trend.

Campos basin Itaipu discovery tests at 5,600 b/d

Mar 26, 2013

A BP PLC-led group has reported drillstem test rates as high as 5,600 b/d of oil from the Itaipu-1A presalt discovery well in the Campos basin offshore Brazil.

Shenandoah appraisal cuts more than 1,000 net ft of oil pay

Mar 19, 2013

The Shenandoah-2 appraisal well in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico has encountered more than 1,000 net ft of oil pay with “reservoir rock and fluid properties of much higher quality than previously encountered by industry in Lower Tertiary discoveries,” said Anadarko Petroleum Corp.

 

Statoil, ExxonMobil hit more gas on Tanzania Block 2

Mar 18, 2013

Statoil ASA and ExxonMobil Corp. have discovered gas at a third deepwater well, estimated to have 4 to 6 tcf of gas in place, on Block 2 offshore Tanzania.

Qatar: Wintershall makes gas discovery offshore

Mar 14, 2013

Wintershall AG has made a gas discovery off Qatar on the Block 4 North exploration and production sharing agreement area signed in November 2008.

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