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Cequence tests Alberta horizontal Dunvegan wet gas find

Feb 12, 2013

Cequence Energy Ltd., Calgary, has gauged wet gas at its first Dunvegan horizontal gas well in the Simonette-Resthaven area southeast of Grande Prairie, Alta.

CC Energy group to test two of four oil zones in northern Oman

Feb 12, 2013

CC Energy Development SAL has begun a test program at the B4EW4 exploratory well on Block 4 onshore northern Oman after it encountered oil in four formations.

Gran Tierra finds oil at Maranon basin exploratory well

Feb 12, 2013

Gran Tierra Energy Inc., Calgary, is designing a test program to measure whether it has a commercial discovery at its Bretana Norte 95-2-1XD exploratory well in Peru’s Maranon basin, which appears to have confirmed a 1974 heavy oil find on Block 95.

Harvest appraises Gabon multizone oil discovery

Feb 11, 2013

Harvest Natural Resources Reservoir Inc., Houston, will start conceptual engineering studies with the aim of evaluating the commerciality of the discovered oil in the Gamba and Dentale reservoirs at Tortue, the company’s previous Ruche oil discovery, and the nearby Walt Whitman and Moubenga oil discoveries offshore Gabon.

Northern Perth basin tight gas development under study

Feb 7, 2013

AWE Ltd. and Origin Energy Ltd. are studying the commercial feasibility of developing the Senecio tight gas accumulation in Australia’s northern Perth basin 250 km north of Perth.

Chevron adds 20th discovery offshore Western Australia

Feb 7, 2013

Chevron Corp. said its Kentish Knock South-1 exploratory well in the Exmouth Plateau area of the Carnarvon basin offshore Western Australia encountered 246 ft of net gas pay in Triassic Upper Mungaroo sands.

Eni group has Egypt Western Desert oil discovery

Feb 6, 2013

A group led by a subsidiary of Eni SPA has made a third light oil discovery in Egypt’s Western Desert on the Meleiha concession, where oil production is rising and considerable exploratory potential is said to remain.

Condor finds oil, gas on Kazakh Precaspian block

Feb 5, 2013

Condor Petroleum Inc., Calgary, said its Kiyaktysai KN-E-201 well at the Zharkamys West 1 Territory in the Precaspian basin in Kazakhstan is an oil and gas discovery, having encountered a 136-m stacked sand-shale interval while drilling to an intermediate casing depth of 1,408 m.

Bowleven has Intra Isongo discovery offshore Cameroon

Feb 1, 2013

Bowleven PLC said its IM-5 appraisal-development well offshore Cameroon appears to be a discovery of liquids-rich hydrocarbons in the Intra Isongo formation on the MLHP-7 block of the Etinde permit.

Wintershall group has gas-condensate find offshore Norway

Feb 1, 2013

A group led by Wintershall Norge ASA has a Lower Cretaceous gas-condensate discovery in the Norwegian Sea.

Quebec: Vuggy porosity, oil, gas found in Gaspe well

Jan 30, 2013

Petrolia, Rimouski, Que., will develop production test programs for its Bourque-1 and 2 wells in the eastern Gaspe area of Quebec after consulting engineers found gaseous and liquid hydrocarbons and numerous large vugs in cuttings from the Devonian Forillon carbonate formation in the Bourque-1 well.

Griffiths Energy eyes southern Chad oil production start

Jan 29, 2013

Griffiths Energy International Inc., Calgary, said it could begin pipeline shipments of oil from wells in southern Chad in the third quarter of 2013.

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.

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