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Thick presalt oil pay found at Santos Carcara well

Aug 15, 2012

A group led by Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) has encountered 400 m of continuous oil pay at the Carcara deepwater discovery well on the BM-S-8 block in the Santos basin offshore Brazil.

ONGC touts Mumbai High new oil pool discovery

Aug 14, 2012

India’s Oil & Natural Gas Corp. Ltd. has discovered the third largest reservoir in Mumbai High at a development well that found a new pool in D1 field offshore western India.

Brazil: Gran Tierra to test Reconcavo oil appraisal wells

Aug 8, 2012

Gran Tierra Energy Inc., Calgary, will test and place on production in the third quarter of 2012 two appraisal wells near its Tie field discovery on Block REC-T-155 in the Reconcavo basin in Brazil.

Inversion study positive on South Porcupine prospect

Aug 7, 2012

A rock physics modeling and 2D seismic inversion study indicate that the Lower Cretaceous Drombeg stratigraphic prospect in the South Porcupine basin offshore Ireland may be a hydrocarbon-bearing sandstone, said Providence Resources PLC.

Petrobras reports Ceara deepwater oil discovery

Aug 3, 2012

Petrobras has reported a deepwater oil discovery in the Ceara basin offshore northeastern Brazil.

Cretaceous gas discovered off second Tanzanian delta

Aug 2, 2012

Ophir Energy PLC and BG PLC said the Papa-1 deepwater wildcat on Block 3 offshore Tanzania has made the first Cretaceous gas discovery outboard of the Rufiji Delta.

Niger awards nine production sharing agreements

Aug 2, 2012

Niger has awarded nine production sharing agreements to five exploration companies that will seek to follow the lead of China National Petroleum Corp., which established the country’s first hydrocarbon production in late 2011.

UK southern gas basin gets strong appraisal well

Aug 2, 2012

Dana Petroleum PLC said its Platypus appraisal well in the UK Southern North Sea has flowed at the rate of 27 MMscfd of gas on a 96/64-in. choke and is being suspended for use as a producing well.

Eni adds Paleocene pay, 10+ tcf off Mozambique

Aug 1, 2012

Eni SPA said a giant discovery at its Mamba North East-2 prospect adds 10 tcf plus to the potential of Mozambique’s Offshore Area 4.

Cobalt sees positives in Angola Cameia appraisal

Aug 1, 2012

Cobalt International Energy Inc., Houston, said preliminary wireline log results indicate that the Cameia-2 appraisal well on Block 21/09 offshore Angola has better defined the areal extent of the Cameia discovered resource and determined an oil-water contact deeper on the Cameia structure than the lowest known oil observed in Cameia-1.

Llanos field well confirms Mirador oil, finds new pay

Jul 30, 2012

Participants in the Los Ocarros block in Colombia’s Llanos basin have drilled a well in Las Maracas field that confirmed the Mirador formation regular oil pay and recovered light oil from deeper pay in the Gacheta formation.

Downhole problems delay Davy Jones flow test

Jul 30, 2012

Mechanical difficulties with a seal assembly will delay flow tests of the Davy Jones-1 ultradeep well on the Gulf of Mexico shelf into August, said McMoRan Exploration Co., New Orleans.

HRT discovery extends Solimoes basin gas trend

Jul 30, 2012

HRT Participacoes em Petroleo SA, Rio de Janeiro, said its 1-HRT-8-AM exploratory well on the SOL-T-169 block in Brazil’s Solimoes basin is a gas discovery that confirms a gas trend east of Jurua field.

Barryroe Wealden resource seen at up to 1.6 billion bbl

Jul 30, 2012

Comprehensive postwell studies indicate oil in place of 1 billion to 1.6 billion bbl, as much as four times earlier estimates, in the Middle and Basal Wealden formations at the Barryroe discovery in the North Celtic Sea basin offshore Ireland, said Providence Resources PLC.

Beach Energy makes discovery in Bauer oil field

Jul 27, 2012

A joint venture of Beach Energy and Drillsearch Energy made a reservoir discovery in existing Bauer oil field in permit PEL 91 in South Australia’s Cooper Eromanga basin.

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