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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.

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.

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