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Chevron makes gas find with Pontus offshore W. Australia

Jul 24, 2012

Chevron Australia has made its 14th discovery offshore Western Australia in 3 years with the drilling of its Pontus-1 wildcat in production licence WA-37-L. The well encountered a 30-m net natural gas pay zone.

Algeria: E.On, Sonatrach to appraise Berkine basin discoveries

Jul 19, 2012

E.On E&P and Sonatrach have made further oil and gas discoveries in the Rhourde Yacoub license area in the Berkine basin in eastern Algeria.

Hunt-Afren Iraq Kurdistan oil discovery cuts more pay

Jul 19, 2012

A group led by Hunt Oil Middle East has tested a combined flow rate of 13,584 b/d of oil from three zones at the deepened Simrit-2 well in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq with nine more zones to be drillstem tested.

Garden Banks deepwater oil discovery disclosed

Jul 18, 2012

A group led by Deep Gulf Energy LP has made a deepwater oil discovery at Garden Banks Block 506 about 145 miles southeast of Galveston, Tex.

Rialto touts Ivory Coast Gazelle appraisal results

Jul 18, 2012

Rialto Energy Ltd., Perth, completed drillstem tests at Gazelle field on Block Ci-202 offshore Ivory Coast and estimated reservoir deliverability at 33 MMscfd with 4-1/2-in. production tubing.

Tullow's Wawa finds oil in discreet channel system

Jul 18, 2012

Tullow Oil PLC said its Wawa-1 exploratory well on the Deepwater Tano license offshore Ghana has intersected oil and gas-condensate in a Turonian turbidite channel system.

McMoRan says Davy Jones flow tests imminent

Jul 17, 2012

McMoRan Exploration Co., New Orleans, has perforated 165 ft of Wilcox sands in the Davy Jones-1 ultradeep discovery well on the Gulf of Mexico shelf and is running tubing to conduct flow tests the week of July 30.

Crimson updates Woodbine, Eagle Ford programs

Jul 12, 2012

Crimson Exploration Inc., Houston, has summarized continued success in its East Texas Woodbine and Karnes County Eagle Ford programs and provided an operational update on its Liberty and Zavala County activity.

Petrobras makes Espirito Santo heavy oil discovery

Jul 12, 2012

Brazil’s Petrobras has disclosed an offshore heavy oil discovery in the Espirito Santo basin 64 km southwest of Golfinho field.

GeoPark updates Colombia Llanos oil discoveries

Jul 11, 2012

GeoPark Holdings Ltd. said it participated in three discoveries in the Llanos basin in Colombia.

NCT, Santa Maria test Llanos heavy oil discovery

Jul 6, 2012

NCT Energy Group CA Colombia will apply for extended production test authority for the Flami-1 discovery well on the Llanos 27 block in Colombia, said partner Santa Maria Petroleum Inc., Toronto.

Kenya rift discovery encounters thick light oil pay

Jul 5, 2012

Tullow Oil PLC and Africa Oil Corp. have discovered more apparent thick oil pay at the Ngamia-1 wildcat in the South Lokichar basin in northern Kenya.

Statoil, Total discover gas-condensate near Ekofisk

Jul 2, 2012

Statoil ASA said a high-pressure high-temperature gas-condensate discovery on its King Lear prospect in the southern part of the Norwegian North Sea has recoverable volumes of 70-200 million bbl of oil equivalent.

Total declares Azerbaijan Caspian gas find commercial

Jul 2, 2012

Total E&P Absheron has filed a notice of discovery and commerciality for the Absheron offshore block east of Shah Deniz field in the Caspian Sea offshore Azerbaijan.

ATP group has Levant gas discovery at Shimshon

Jul 2, 2012

A unit of ATP Oil & Gas Corp., Houston, said the Shimshon wildcat in the Mediterranean offshore Israel is a natural gas discovery in the Levant basin.

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