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Campos basin Itaipu discovery tests at 5,600 b/d

Mar 26, 2013

A BP PLC-led group has reported drillstem test rates as high as 5,600 b/d of oil from the Itaipu-1A presalt discovery well in the Campos basin offshore Brazil.

Shenandoah appraisal cuts more than 1,000 net ft of oil pay

Mar 19, 2013

The Shenandoah-2 appraisal well in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico has encountered more than 1,000 net ft of oil pay with “reservoir rock and fluid properties of much higher quality than previously encountered by industry in Lower Tertiary discoveries,” said Anadarko Petroleum Corp.

 

Statoil, ExxonMobil hit more gas on Tanzania Block 2

Mar 18, 2013

Statoil ASA and ExxonMobil Corp. have discovered gas at a third deepwater well, estimated to have 4 to 6 tcf of gas in place, on Block 2 offshore Tanzania.

Qatar: Wintershall makes gas discovery offshore

Mar 14, 2013

Wintershall AG has made a gas discovery off Qatar on the Block 4 North exploration and production sharing agreement area signed in November 2008.

Lundin group extends Malaysia Paleogene intrarift oil play

Mar 11, 2013

Lundin Malaysia BV said its Ara-1 exploratory well offshore Peninsular Malaysia is a discovery that confirms extension of the new intrarift oil play across a large structural complex in northeastern PM308A below a major regional seal.

Paramount tests Besa River shale gas in Liard basin

Mar 8, 2013

Paramount Resources Ltd., Calgary, has drilled and completed its first horizontal shale gas exploratory well at Patry in the Liard basin northwest of Fort Nelson in Northeast British Columbia and west of more prevalent Besa River shale exploration in the Horn River basin (OGJ Online, Aug. 20, 2012).

Condor to test oil intervals at Kazakhstan discovery

Mar 7, 2013

Condor Petroleum Inc., Calgary, plans to conduct 90-day production tests of multiple hydrocarbon intervals at its Kiyaktysai KN-E-201 oil discovery in the Zharkamys West 1 Territory in Kazakhstan once regulatory approvals are obtained.

Apache gauges Egypt Khalda, Abu Gharadig oil, gas

Mar 4, 2013

Apache Corp. has completed an oil and gas-condensate discovery on the north flank of the Khalda Ridge producing complex in the Western Desert of Egypt, a country in which the company plans to drill 270 wells in 2013, including more than 60 exploratory wells.

Hess to exploit seven discoveries offshore Ghana

Mar 1, 2013

Hess Corp. plans to submit appraisal plans for seven oil and gas-condensate discoveries on its operated Deepwater Tano/Cape Three Points block offshore Ghana to Ghanaian authorities by June 2, 2013.

Third major joins Canacol in Colombia shale oil quest

Feb 27, 2013

A ConocoPhillips Co. unit has taken a farmout from a subsidiary of Canacol Energy Ltd., Calgary, to explore and potentially develop shale oil and conventional light oil on Canacol’s Santa Isabel E&P in Colombia’s Middle Magdalena basin.

Eni group adds 4 tcf at Coral offshore Mozambique

Feb 26, 2013

A group led by Eni SPA has elevated the gas potential of the Mamba Complex in Area 4 offshore Mozambique to 75 tcf in place with drilling of the Coral-3 delineation well.

Bowleven well adds hydrocarbons offshore Cameroon

Feb 25, 2013

Bowleven PLC will set liner and conduct tests after its IM-5 well in Block MLHP-7 of the Etinde permit offshore Cameroon validated sufficient gas volumes to meet requirements of a planned onshore fertilizer plant.

Three zones yield 2,812 b/d at Kenya onshore discovery

Feb 21, 2013

Tullow Oil PLC has tested sweet, waxy 37° gravity crude from three good quality reservoir sand zones in the Auwerwer formation at the Twiga South-1 oil discovery on Block 13T in northwestern Kenya.

Gran Tierra gauges Peru's Bretana at 1,984 b/d rate

Feb 21, 2013

Natural oil flow from the Upper Cretaceous Vivian sandstone far exceeded expectations at the Bretana Norte exploratory well in Peru, and Gran Tierra Energy Inc., Calgary, will drill a horizontal leg in the same formation.

Egypt: Second oil find produces on Kom Ombo block

Feb 14, 2013

The discovery well of the newly found West Al Baraka field in southern Egypt’s Kom Ombo basin has averaged 120-250 b/d of light oil since being placed on extended test in December 2012, said Sea Dragon Energy Inc., Calgary.

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