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Apache discovers first hydrocarbons offshore Kenya

Sep 11, 2012

Apache Corp. has encountered gas in the shallowest objective in the Mbawa-1 exploratory well in the Lamu basin offshore Kenya, said participant Tullow Oil PLC.

Cequence gauges Alberta Falher gas-liquids discovery

Sep 11, 2012

Cequence Energy Ltd., Calgary, has gauged a gas-liquids discovery in northwestern Alberta that the company said validates a 20-section geological prospect previously defined by well control and confirmed by 3D seismic on company lands.

Ecopetrol gauges Middle Magdalena oil discovery

Sep 5, 2012

Ecopetrol has gauged an oil discovery in Santander Province in Colombia’s Middle Magdalena basin.

San Leon has Zechstein oil find in southwestern Poland

Aug 30, 2012

San Leon Energy PLC said it made an oil discovery in Zechstein Main dolomite in southwestern Poland and is equipping it for near-term production on an electric submersible pump.

Pemex boasts Perdido fold belt deepwater oil find

Aug 30, 2012

Petroleos Mexicanos said it has the first discovery of crude oil in Mexican waters of the Gulf of Mexico at an exploratory well in the Perdido fold belt.

BP, IEOC make Nile Delta shallow gas discoveries

Aug 29, 2012

BP Egypt has made two shallow gas discoveries on the North El Burg concession offshore on Egypt’s Nile Delta.

Statoil group adds Geitungen find in Sverdrup area

Aug 27, 2012

Statoil ASA has added the Geitungen discovery on the Utsira High north of the Johan Sverdrup field development area in the North Sea offshore Norway.


CNOOC reports two oil strikes offshore China

Aug 23, 2012

CNOOC Ltd. reported two oil discoveries offshore China.

Perth basin shale, tight sand gas flows please AWE

Aug 23, 2012

AWE Ltd., Sydney, said tight sandstone reservoirs flowed gas at a rate estimated at 500 Mcfd during initial clean-up after a hydraulic frac at the Senecio-2 well in the onshore Perth basin in Western Australia.

Ophir building gas volumes offshore Equatorial Guinea

Aug 22, 2012

Ophir Energy PLC said its Fortuna East-1 stepout on Block R offshore Equatorial Guinea has encountered gas in the eastern lobe of the Fortuna complex and has discovered gas in the deeper Viscata exploration target.

Nigeria: Ebendo field well finds numerous oil zones

Aug 20, 2012

Energia Ltd. and Oando Energy Resources Inc., Calgary, tested 49° gravity oil at the rate of 2,400 b/d on a 28/64-in. choke from a second zone at the EB-4 well in Ebendo marginal field on OML 56 in the central onshore Niger Delta in Nigeria.

Salazar: New NPR-A plan does not preclude pipeline from offshore

Aug 20, 2012

US Sec. of the Interior Ken Salazar announced a new National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPR-A) plan that he said would balance meeting US energy needs with preserving wildlife and Alaska Native subsistence culture.

Solimoes well cements gas trend east of Jurua field

Aug 17, 2012

HRT Participacoes em Petroleo SA, Rio de Janeiro, said its vertical 1-HRT-8-AM well on the SOL-T-169 block in Brazil’s Solimoes basin is a discovery that drillstem tested gas and confirms the gas trend east of Jurua field.

Whiting pursues Williston basin Red River play

Aug 17, 2012

Whiting Petroleum Corp., Denver, said it has identified more than 50 vertical Red River prospects at its Big Island Ordovician Red River oil and gas play in Golden Valley County, ND, in the Williston basin.

Green Canyon oil, gas-condensate discovery reported

Aug 16, 2012

Apache Corp. has made a deepwater oil and gas-condensate discovery in the southeastern reaches of the Green Canyon planning area in the US Gulf of Mexico, said partner Ecopetrol SA.

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