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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.

First potentially commercial oil flows seen in Kenya

Feb 13, 2013

Tullow Oil PLC and Africa Oil Corp. have tested a cumulative 2,351 b/d ofoil from two shallow sands at the Twiga South-1 discovery well on Block 13T in northwestern Kenya, the country’s “first potentially commercial flow rates achieved in Kenya.”

Jubilant spuds wildcat near 2012 Tripura gas discovery

Feb 13, 2013

Jubilant Energy NV, Amsterdam, has spudded the North Atharamura-1 vertical well on the Tripura block in India as a follow-up to its 2012 Matabari-1 indicated gas discovery and to explore deeper formations.

Cequence tests Alberta horizontal Dunvegan wet gas find

Feb 12, 2013

Cequence Energy Ltd., Calgary, has gauged wet gas at its first Dunvegan horizontal gas well in the Simonette-Resthaven area southeast of Grande Prairie, Alta.

CC Energy group to test two of four oil zones in northern Oman

Feb 12, 2013

CC Energy Development SAL has begun a test program at the B4EW4 exploratory well on Block 4 onshore northern Oman after it encountered oil in four formations.

Gran Tierra finds oil at Maranon basin exploratory well

Feb 12, 2013

Gran Tierra Energy Inc., Calgary, is designing a test program to measure whether it has a commercial discovery at its Bretana Norte 95-2-1XD exploratory well in Peru’s Maranon basin, which appears to have confirmed a 1974 heavy oil find on Block 95.

Harvest appraises Gabon multizone oil discovery

Feb 11, 2013

Harvest Natural Resources Reservoir Inc., Houston, will start conceptual engineering studies with the aim of evaluating the commerciality of the discovered oil in the Gamba and Dentale reservoirs at Tortue, the company’s previous Ruche oil discovery, and the nearby Walt Whitman and Moubenga oil discoveries offshore Gabon.

Northern Perth basin tight gas development under study

Feb 7, 2013

AWE Ltd. and Origin Energy Ltd. are studying the commercial feasibility of developing the Senecio tight gas accumulation in Australia’s northern Perth basin 250 km north of Perth.

Chevron adds 20th discovery offshore Western Australia

Feb 7, 2013

Chevron Corp. said its Kentish Knock South-1 exploratory well in the Exmouth Plateau area of the Carnarvon basin offshore Western Australia encountered 246 ft of net gas pay in Triassic Upper Mungaroo sands.

Eni group has Egypt Western Desert oil discovery

Feb 6, 2013

A group led by a subsidiary of Eni SPA has made a third light oil discovery in Egypt’s Western Desert on the Meleiha concession, where oil production is rising and considerable exploratory potential is said to remain.

Condor finds oil, gas on Kazakh Precaspian block

Feb 5, 2013

Condor Petroleum Inc., Calgary, said its Kiyaktysai KN-E-201 well at the Zharkamys West 1 Territory in the Precaspian basin in Kazakhstan is an oil and gas discovery, having encountered a 136-m stacked sand-shale interval while drilling to an intermediate casing depth of 1,408 m.

Bowleven has Intra Isongo discovery offshore Cameroon

Feb 1, 2013

Bowleven PLC said its IM-5 appraisal-development well offshore Cameroon appears to be a discovery of liquids-rich hydrocarbons in the Intra Isongo formation on the MLHP-7 block of the Etinde permit.

Wintershall group has gas-condensate find offshore Norway

Feb 1, 2013

A group led by Wintershall Norge ASA has a Lower Cretaceous gas-condensate discovery in the Norwegian Sea.

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