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Redrill set at Upper Magdalena apparent oil discovery

Jan 7, 2013

A group led by Petrodorado Energy Ltd., Toronto, plans to drill a new wellbore to evaluate “a younger and exceptionally thick sand-prone sequence” that has never previously been reported in Colombia’s Upper Magdalena basin.

Petrobras opens Eocene oil pay in Marlim Sul field

Jan 4, 2013

Petroleo Brasileiro SA has discovered a deepwater postsalt oil reservoir in Marlim Sul field in the Campos basin offshore Brazil.

Harvest to sidetrack two-zone presalt oil find off Gabon

Jan 4, 2013

Harvest Natural Resources Inc. will appraise a two-zone oil discovery in presalt formations at the Dussafu Tortue Marin-1 exploratory well on the Dussafu Marin PSC offshore Gabon.

Petrobras declares Campos postsalt fields commercial

Jan 3, 2013

Petroleo Brasileiro SA has submitted commerciality declarations to Brazil’s ANP for the 100% owned Aruana and Oliva postsalt oil and gas accumulations on Block C-M-401 of the BM-C-36 concession in the Campos basin offshore Brazil.

Llanos Las Maracas field well opens third oil pay zone

Jan 2, 2013

Petroamerica Oil Corp., Calgary, said its No. 6 well in Las Maracas field in the Llanos basin of Colombia has tested 29° gravity oil at 600 b/d from the Une Formation, the field’s third pay zone after the Mirador and Gacheta formations.

Chevron finds more gas off Western Australia

Dec 28, 2012

Chevron Australia has made two more significant gas discoveries offshore Western Australia.

Falkland Oil & Gas sees low-permeability gas at Scotia

Dec 24, 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.

Statoil proves Lavani, finds Cretaceous gas off Tanzania

Dec 22, 2012

Statoil ASA said its Lavani-2 well offshore southern Tanzania penetrated a Cretaceous gas reservoir that is the third discovery on Block 2 and confirmed the Paleogene gas reservoir found at Lavani-1.

Petrobras tests Guando SW oil discovery in Colombia

Dec 19, 2012

Petroleo Brasileiro SA said its Colombian subsidiary has tested a discovery in the Upper Magdalena Valley at the rate of 500 b/d of 23.9° gravity oil.

Sterling has multizone Romania Black Sea gas find

Dec 14, 2012

Sterling Resources Ltd., Calgary, said its Midia Resources SRL subsidiary discovered natural gas in two formations and shows in a third at its Eugenia-1 exploratory well on the Pelican block in the Black Sea offshore Romania.

Hess finds oil with deepwater Pecan well offshore Ghana

Dec 12, 2012

Hess Corp. reported the Pecan-1 exploratory well offshore Ghana found an estimated 245 net ft of oil pay in two separate Turonian intervals.

HRT discovery is southern extension of Solimoes gas

Dec 6, 2012

HRT Participacoes em Petroleo SA discovered hydrocarbons farther south than previously known in Brazil’s Solimoes basin at the 1-HRT-10-AM well on the SOL-T-192 block.

Drillsearch-Beach JV finds more oil in Eromanga basin

Dec 5, 2012

A Drillsearch Energy Ltd.-operated joint venture with Beach Energy Ltd. has encountered multiple oil zones in its Pennington-1 wildcat in the Eromanga basin of South Australian permit PEL91.

North Platte is giant Lower Tertiary gulf oil discovery

Dec 5, 2012

Cobalt International Energy Inc. has made a Lower Tertiary Wilcox oil discovery in the southeastern part of the Garden Banks planning area in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.

Fourth Sergipe-Alagoas ultradeepwater well finds oil

Dec 5, 2012

Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) has discovered oil at a fourth 2012 ultradeepwater discovery in the Sergipe-Alagoas basin offshore Brazil in an area more than 900 miles northeast of most of the company’s presalt discoveries in the Santos basin.

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