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Cairn completes drilling on Moroccan prospect

Mar 17, 2014

Cairn Energy PLC reported that its JM-1 well offshore Morocco has been plugged and abandoned without testing. The well commenced drilling in January and reached a total depth of 3,711 m. The stated objectives of Upper and Middle Jurassic were reached, the company said.

DNO completes additional horizontal wells in Tawke field

Mar 17, 2014

DNO International ASA, Oslo, has started production from two newly completed horizontal wells at a combined rate of 37,000 b/d in Tawke field in Iraq’s Kurdistan Region.

RWE Dea Egypt updates Disouq gas project

Mar 14, 2014

RWE Dea Egypt reported another positive appraisal of the North West Khilala (NWK) natural gas field, part of the Disouq gas project, with its NW Khilala-1-4 development well.

Petrobras confirms deepwater oil find with Pitu well

Mar 13, 2014

Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) has announced that its 1-BRSA-1205-RNS (1-RNS-158) wildcat well has completed drilling.

BPTT adds to reserves at Angelin offshore Trinidad and Tobago

Mar 13, 2014

BP Trinidad & Tobago’s (BPTT) Ocean Bottom Cable Seismic (OBCS) has already added significant proved reserves to its Angelin gas discovery in 80 m of water offshore the east coast of Trinidad and Tobago, the company said.

KrisEnergy increases assets offshore Bangladesh

Mar 12, 2014

KrisEnergy (Asia) Ltd. has been awarded a 45% nonoperating working interest in the production-sharing contract for the shallow-water Block SS-11 offshore Bangladesh.

Caza reports results on second Bone Spring test well

Mar 11, 2014

Caza Oil & Gas Inc., Houston, says its second Bone Spring test well in West Copperline, NM, produced at a peak gross rate of 879 b/d of oil and 1,374 Mcfd of natural gas.

Contracts awarded for Barents Sea seismic surveys

Mar 11, 2014

The Statoil ASA-operated collaboration for joint seismic acquisition in the recently opened southeastern Barents Sea awarded contracts to WesternGeco, Houston, and Petroleum Geo-Services ASA, Oslo. The companies will acquire 3D data from blocks covering 13,700 sq km along the Norway-Russia Arctic border, said Statoil.

Alaska’s DNR schedules Cook Inlet, Alaska Peninsula lease sales

Mar 11, 2014

Alaska’s Department of Natural Resources has scheduled its annual Cook Inlet and Alaska Peninsula area-wide oil and gas lease sales for May 7.

Surveying the Atlantic

Mar 10, 2014

The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has described conditions under which it might consider allowing geologic and geophysical studies off the eastern US south of New Jersey.

IOC to buy stake in proposed PNW LNG terminal

Mar 10, 2014

Indian Oil Corp. Ltd. (IOC) has signed an agreement with Progress Energy Canada Ltd., Calgary; Pacific Northwest LNG Ltd. (PNW LNG), Vancouver, BC; and Malaysia’s Petronas in which affiliates of IOC will purchase a 10% interest in the proposed PNW LNG export facility on Canada’s west coast and Progress Energy’s LNG-destined gas reserves in northeast British Columbia.

Egypt: IPR finds oil, gas in Southwest Gebel El-Zeit prospect

Mar 7, 2014

Irving, Tex., independent IPR Inc. has made a discovery in its first drilled well, SWGEZ-5, in its Southwest Gebel El-Zeit concession in the Gulf of Suez offshore Egypt.

Guatemala: Atzam oil project advances

Mar 7, 2014

Latin American Resources Ltd. (LAR) has drilled to 1,250 ft and successfully set and cemented the first intermediate 13.375-in. casing string in the Atzam No. 5 well at the company’s Atzam oil project in Guatemala.

Taipan 2D seismic complete in Kenya’s Badada prospect

Mar 6, 2014

Taipan Resources Inc., Nairobi, Kenya, reported that an additional 196.2 km 2D seismic survey on Block 2B onshore Kenya has been completed, confirming robust closure at the Badada prospect, formerly known as the Pearl prospect.

Royale completes North Slope seismic acquisition

Mar 6, 2014

Royale Energy Inc., San Diego, has completed the field acquisition of its planned seismic survey over the western block of its Alaska North Slope acreage.

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