Area Drilling

July 16, 2007


The Dewan Group was to start production at 15-20 MMcfd in late June from two wells in Salsabil, formerly Rodho, gas-condensate field on the Safed Koh block in Pakistan.

The government approved an interim gas price of $2.81/MMbtu through Nov. 30, 2007, said Rally Energy Corp., Calgary. The price will be subject to an 11% quality discount due to carbon dioxide content until an amine plant is completed in the third quarter of 2007 (OGJ Online, Feb. 1, 2006).


Aurelian Oil & Gas PLC said its Polish subsidiary has drilled the Trzek-1 well on the Siekierki structure just east of Poznan, 150 miles west of Warsaw, to 3,650 m and is preparing to set 7-in. casing at the base of Zechstein before drilling toward 3,900 m in Permian Rotliegendes sandstone. Four wells recorded noncommercial gas shows on the large seismic anomaly in the 1970s.

New York

Northern Oil & Gas Inc., Wayzata, Minn., plans to acquire 10,000 net mineral acres in Yates County, NY, from an undisclosed seller.

Seismic studies associated with the acreage show a highly fractured fault system in the Ordovician Trenton-Black River formation as well as shallow exploration and development opportunities in the Silurian Queenstown-Medina sand and Devonian Marcellus shale.