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Wintershall sees upside in Dutch North Sea oil discovery

Dec 4, 2012

Wintershall AG will appraise an oil discovery in 2013 in the Dutch North Sea to which it attributes “a potential of at least 30 million bbl recoverable oil with a more than significant upside.”

 

Total group sees more prospects near North Sea oil find

Dec 3, 2012

A group led by Total E&P Norge has made a discovery in the North Sea offshore Norway judged to contain 25 million to 75 million bbl of recoverable oil, plans to drill a second exploratory well nearby, and is evaluating other nearby prospects.

 

Continental sees big target in Three Forks benches

Dec 3, 2012

The Bakken-Three Forks play in the Williston basin contained an estimated 903 billion bbl of original oil in place or 57% more than in 2010 when Continental Resources Inc. estimated that the entire field would eventually yield 20 billion bbl of oil and 4 billion boe of natural gas, the company said.

North American oil and gas—1: Missing the boom

Dec 3, 2012

The International Energy Agency, in its much-discussed World Energy Outlook 2012 (WEO 2012), said North America would become a net exporter of oil around 2030.

Cooper basin well cuts thick unconventional gas pay

Nov 29, 2012

Senex Energy Ltd., Brisbane, said its Kingston Rule-1 unconventional gas exploratory well in Australia’s southern Cooper basin encountered 53 m of net gas pay in tight sands and 170 m of shale and coal in various formations in the Early Permian section.

Petronas Sarawak gas find sets company depth mark

Nov 28, 2012

Malaysia’s Petronas has made two sizable gas discoveries offshore Sarawak, one of which is the company’s deepest vertical well and its first completed high-pressure high-temperature well.

Noble Energy group has deepwater gulf oil find

Nov 28, 2012

A group led by Noble Energy Inc. has encountered 150 ft of net oil pay in two high-quality Miocene reservoirs at a deepwater discovery in the Gulf of Mexico.

MarkWest, Gulfport gear up Utica shale operations

Nov 27, 2012

MarkWest Utica EMG LLC has started up the 60 MMcfd Cadiz refrigeration plant in Harrison County, Ohio, supported by production from two Utica shale wells operated by Gulfport Energy Corp., Oklahoma City.

New Zealand Energy gauges Taranaki basin discovery

Nov 27, 2012

New Zealand Energy Corp. will watch oil production at its Waitapu-2 discovery well in New Zealand’s Taranaki basin before deciding whether to continue trucking oil or laying a 1.3-km pipeline.

Oil, wet gas seen in second Kenya Lokichar discovery

Nov 26, 2012

Tullow Oil PLC and Africa Oil Corp. have made a second large oil discovery in the Lokichar basin in northwestern Kenya.

McMoRan updates Gulf Coast ultradeep drilling

Nov 26, 2012

McMoRan Exploration Co., New Orleanas, has provided a status report on production testing at its Davy Jones-1 well in the Gulf of Mexico and its other gulf shelf and Gulf Coast drilling operations.

Exploration/Development Briefs

Nov 26, 2012

Lundin has gas find offshore Peninsular Malaysia

Nov 21, 2012

Lundin Petroleum AB, Stockholm, has a potentially commercial gas discovery on an unexplored part of the PM307 block offshore Peninsular Malaysia.

BP doubles gas estimate at Savonette field off Trinidad and Tobago

Nov 20, 2012

BP PLC has discovered an estimated 1 tcf of natural gas offshore Trinidad and Tobago, doubling to 2 tcf the estimated gas in place in its Savonette gas field.

Santos group has large Browse gas-condensate find

Nov 19, 2012

A group led by Santos Ltd. has drilled a large gas-condensate discovery in the Browse basin 60 km west of giant Ichthys field offshore Western Australia.

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