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Pemex boasts Perdido fold belt deepwater oil find

Aug 30, 2012

Petroleos Mexicanos said it has the first discovery of crude oil in Mexican waters of the Gulf of Mexico at an exploratory well in the Perdido fold belt.

BP, IEOC make Nile Delta shallow gas discoveries

Aug 29, 2012

BP Egypt has made two shallow gas discoveries on the North El Burg concession offshore on Egypt’s Nile Delta.

Statoil group adds Geitungen find in Sverdrup area

Aug 27, 2012

Statoil ASA has added the Geitungen discovery on the Utsira High north of the Johan Sverdrup field development area in the North Sea offshore Norway.


CNOOC reports two oil strikes offshore China

Aug 23, 2012

CNOOC Ltd. reported two oil discoveries offshore China.

Perth basin shale, tight sand gas flows please AWE

Aug 23, 2012

AWE Ltd., Sydney, said tight sandstone reservoirs flowed gas at a rate estimated at 500 Mcfd during initial clean-up after a hydraulic frac at the Senecio-2 well in the onshore Perth basin in Western Australia.

Ophir building gas volumes offshore Equatorial Guinea

Aug 22, 2012

Ophir Energy PLC said its Fortuna East-1 stepout on Block R offshore Equatorial Guinea has encountered gas in the eastern lobe of the Fortuna complex and has discovered gas in the deeper Viscata exploration target.

Nigeria: Ebendo field well finds numerous oil zones

Aug 20, 2012

Energia Ltd. and Oando Energy Resources Inc., Calgary, tested 49° gravity oil at the rate of 2,400 b/d on a 28/64-in. choke from a second zone at the EB-4 well in Ebendo marginal field on OML 56 in the central onshore Niger Delta in Nigeria.

Salazar: New NPR-A plan does not preclude pipeline from offshore

Aug 20, 2012

US Sec. of the Interior Ken Salazar announced a new National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPR-A) plan that he said would balance meeting US energy needs with preserving wildlife and Alaska Native subsistence culture.

Solimoes well cements gas trend east of Jurua field

Aug 17, 2012

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

Whiting pursues Williston basin Red River play

Aug 17, 2012

Whiting Petroleum Corp., Denver, said it has identified more than 50 vertical Red River prospects at its Big Island Ordovician Red River oil and gas play in Golden Valley County, ND, in the Williston basin.

Green Canyon oil, gas-condensate discovery reported

Aug 16, 2012

Apache Corp. has made a deepwater oil and gas-condensate discovery in the southeastern reaches of the Green Canyon planning area in the US Gulf of Mexico, said partner Ecopetrol SA.

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.

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