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Lundin group finds Cretaceous oil northwest of Snorre

Oct 11, 2012

A group led by a unit of Lundin Petroleum AB has discovered Cretaceous oil in the northern North Sea 65 km northwest of Snorre field offshore Norway but said the thinness and uncertain distribution of the reservoir do not give basis for resource estimation at present.

Eni group finds Barents gas-condensate offshore Norway

Oct 5, 2012

A group led by Eni SPA has drilled a gas-condensate discovery in the Barents Sea offshore Norway that the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate judges to contain 175-250 bscf recoverable.

Falkland Islands: FOGL spuds second exploratory well

Sep 26, 2012

Falkland Oil & Gas Ltd. has spudded the Scotia exploratory well in the Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic 315 km east-northeast of Stanley.

Eni has oil, gas-condensate discovery offshore Ghana

Sep 20, 2012

A group led by Eni SPA plans delineation drilling around a potentially commercial oil and gas-condensate discovery on the Offshore Cape Three Points block off Ghana.

Carnarvon find is Chevron's 15th offshore Australia

Sep 20, 2012

Chevron Corp. said its Satyr-2 well in the Greater Gorgon area of the Carnarvon basin offshore Western Australia found 128 ft of net gas pay on the WA-374-P permit 75 miles northwest of Barrow Island.

Eni gauges Pakistan Kirthar fold belt gas discovery

Sep 19, 2012

Eni Pakistan Ltd. has made a gas discovery estimated at 300-400 bcf in place in the Kirthar fold belt in Pakistan 350 km north of Karachi.

Kurdistan Atrush appraisal well gauged at 42,200 b/d

Sep 13, 2012

A group led by General Exploration Partners Inc. has tested the Atrush-2 appraisal well in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq at the combined rate of 42,212 b/d of oil limited by test equipment capacity.

Winstar collects 3D seismic over Romania gas discovery

Sep 12, 2012

Winstar Resources Ltd., Calgary, has completed field acquisition of 80 sq km of 3D seismic over its Moftinu natural gas discovery on the 765,000-acre Satu Mare concession in northwestern Romania along the borders with Hungary and Ukraine.

Solimoes well defines gas trend south of Jurua

Sep 12, 2012

HRT Participacoes em Petroleo SA, Rio de Janeiro, said a subsidiary has drillstem tested a well in the Solimoes basin at a flow rate the company said is one of the best in onshore Brazil.

Lundin sees gas cluster development potential offshore Sabah

Sep 12, 2012

Lundin Petroleum AB, Stockholm, said its third gas discovery in the SB303 block offshore Sabah, Malaysia, makes four discoveries on the block that present an opportunity to evaluate gas cluster development potential.

South Africa lifts fracturing moratorium; no permits imminent

Sep 11, 2012

The South African government lifted a moratorium on shale gas exploration in Karoo basin although the Petroleum Agency of South Africa indicated that regulatory details continue to be finalized, so it’s too soon to say when exploration permits might be granted.

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.

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