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BLM releases scaled back Western oil shale, tar sands proposal

Nov 19, 2012

The US Bureau of Land Management proposed an oil shale and tar sands research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) plan for land it administers in Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming.

Aramco to develop Red Sea, Midyan gas discoveries

Nov 16, 2012

Saudi Aramco will develop gas discoveries in the northern Red Sea and Midyan basin for power generation in the northwestern part of the kingdom.

Cepcolsa, Petroamerica gauge Llanos light oil find

Nov 13, 2012

Colombia’s Cepcolsa has a multizone oil and gas discovery at the La Casona-1 well on the El Eden block in Colombia’s Llanos basin.

Total farms into Central Petroleum Georgina acreage

Nov 12, 2012

France's Total SA has signed an agreement with Perth-based Central Petroleum Ltd. to farm into four of Central's application permits in the Georgina basin onshore Northern Territory and Queensland.

Repsol group has Illizi basin gas discovery

Nov 9, 2012

A group led by Repsol SA has made a gas discovery at the first well of a five-well exploratory program in the Illizi basin in eastern Algeria.

DNO taps additional oil in Benenan field in Kurdistan Iraq

Nov 7, 2012

DNO International ASA, Oslo, reported that additional oil has been discovered in Benenan field on the Erbil license in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

Kenya: Second onshore wildcat encounters oil

Oct 31, 2012

Tullow Oil PLC said its Twiga South-1 exploratory well on Block 13T in northwestern Kenya has encountered oil.

McMoRan group may be near testing Davy Jones

Oct 29, 2012

McMoRan Exploration Co., New Orleans, said it has cleaned out the Davy Jones-1 wellbore on the Gulf of Mexico shelf off Louisiana to 28,630 ft, which will enable testing of all 165 ft of Wilcox sand perforations.

Petrominerales has two-zone Ucayali light oil find

Oct 24, 2012

Petrominerales Ltd., Calgary, has made a potentially commercial two-zone light oil discovery in the southern Ucayali basin in Peru.

Dana Gas to start up Nile Delta dry gas discovery

Oct 22, 2012

Dana Gas PJSC, Sharjah, is preparing a development plan for a discovery of 4-6 bcf of gas in place, its second this year and its 23rd since 2006 in Egypt’s onshore Nile Delta.

Group to test new sand package at Magdalena discovery

Oct 22, 2012

A group led by Petrodorado Energy Ltd., Calgary, will test a thick new sand-prone package at the Dorados-1X indicated discovery on the Talora block in Colombia's Upper Magdalena Valley.

McMoRan group may be near testing Davy Jones

Oct 19, 2012

McMoRan Exploration Co., New Orleans, said it has cleaned out the Davy Jones-1 wellbore on the Gulf of Mexico shelf offshore Louisiana to 28,630 ft, which will enable testing of all 165 ft of Wilcox sand perforations.

Group to test new sand package at Magdalena discovery

Oct 17, 2012

A group led by Petrodorado Energy Ltd., Calgary, will test a thick new sand-prone package at the Dorados-1X indicated discovery on the Talora block in Colombia’s Upper Magdalena Valley.

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.

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