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Karoon Gas has Santos basin Eocene oil discovery

Jan 24, 2013

Karoon Gas Australia Ltd. said its Kangaroo-1 exploratory well in the Santos basin offshore Brazil is a light oil discovery at the Eocene level.

WPX gauges Piceance horizontal Niobrara gas find

Jan 23, 2013

WPX Energy Inc., Tulsa, has revealed a horizontal Niobrara shale gas discovery in the Piceance basin of Colorado that the company said has the potential to ultimately more than double its current 18 tcf equivalent of proved, probable, and possible reserves.

Oil found in multiple new pools at Thailand L53 well

Jan 23, 2013

Pan Orient Energy Corp., Calgary, said a well in an undrilled fault block in L53 D East field in Thailand has found the first good quality oil pay of significant thickness in five sandstone intervals.

Eni group to develop Sankofa East find offshore Ghana

Jan 17, 2013

Incorporating results from the first appraisal well, an Eni-led group is making plans to develop the Sankofa East oil and gas-condensate discovery offshore Ghana after estimating it can recover as much as 150 million bbl of oil equivalent of the estimated 450 million boe in place.

Wintershall group has oil discovery offshore Stavanger

Jan 11, 2013

Wintershall Norge AS will attempt to determine the commerciality of an oil discovery on the PL 457 license in the North Sea offshore Norway.

HRT proves Solimoes gas trend south of Jurua

Jan 9, 2013

A unit of HRT Participacoes em Petroleo SA, Rio de Janeiro, said an exploratory well in Brazil’s Solimoes basin has confirmed the existence of a new structural trend on the company’s blocks south and southwest of the well.

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.

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