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Hess Announces Nimblefoot-1 Natural Gas Discovery in Australia
Australia >> 9/4/2008 - Hess Corporation announced that the Nimblefoot-1 exploration well on Australia's Northwest Shelf discovered natural gas. The well encountered 93 feet (28 meters) of net gas pay. Nimblefoot-1 is the th...
Sasol to Explore for Hydrocarbons in Papua New Guinea
Papua-New Guinea >> 9/3/2008 - Sasol Petroleum International (SPI) has obtained a 51% working interest in four hydrocarbon prospecting licenses covering a land area of 37 000 square kilometers, close to established gas fields in th...
Canadian Superior Signs Oil & Gas E&P Agreements, Offshore Tunisia and Libya
Libya >> 9/3/2008 - Canadian Superior Energy announced today what it calls its "Oasis" Project, referring to the Company's entry into North Africa. Oasis commenced with the formal signing ceremonies for the offshore "7th...
Vincent Project Produces First Oil
Australia >> 8/28/2008 - Production has begun from the Woodside-operated Vincent oil project off North West Cape, Western Australia. Vincent is in production licence WA-28-L and has estimated recoverable reserves of about 73 ...
Circle Oil Commences Production in Morocco
Morocco >> 8/28/2008 - Circle Oil announced that it completed the acquisition of a 60% interest in the Oulad N'Zala Permit in the Rharb Basin, Morocco. Office Nationale des Hydrocarbures et des Mines (ONHYM) holds 40% of th...
Eni announces the production start up from Saxi and Batuque fields in Angola
Angola >> 8/13/2008 - Eni announced the production start up from the Saxi and Batuque fields, located in deep water some 145 km off the coast of Angola as part of the development of the Kizomba C Project. The Kizomba C Pro...
Production Begins at ExxonMobil Angola Developments
Angola >> 8/13/2008 - Exxon Mobil Corporation announced that its subsidiary, Esso Exploration Angola (Block 15) Limited (Esso Angola), started production from the Saxi and Batuque fields as part of the development progress...
First oil for Saxi & Batuque off Angola
Angola >> 8/13/2008 - The Saxi and Batuque fields, part of the ExxonMobil operated Kizomba C development project in Block 15 offshore Angola, started production. StatoilHydro holds a 13.33% stake in Block 15. Saxi and Batu...
CNOOC Made New Discovery BZ 29-5 in China
China >> 8/12/2008 - CNOOC Limited announced that the company had acquired a new oil and gas discovery named Bozhong(BZ) 29-5 in the Yellow River Mouth Sag of Bohai Bay, which represents another new progress of the compan...
Petrofac Commences Production from Chergui
Tunisia >> 8/11/2008 - Petrofac announced that commercial production of gas and condensate has begun from the Chergui field located on Kerkennah Island in Tunisia. Petrofac Energy Developments is the operator and has a 45% ...
BG Announces New Discovery in Santos Basin
Brazil >> 8/8/2008 - BG Group announced a material new oil discovery in the pre-salt Santos Basin, offshore Brazil. The exploration well, known as Iara, discovered 30 degrees API light crude oil within the BM-S-11 concess...
Total Announces New Gas Discovery in the Browse Basin, Australia
Australia >> 8/7/2008 - Total announces a gas discovery from the Mimia-1 exploration well on the WA-344P permit (Total 40%), in Australia. Total E&P Australia and Inpex (operator, 60%) acquired the WA-344P exploration acreag...
Minister of Petroleum Signs an Oil Exploration and Production Agreement in the South Valley
Egypt >> 8/6/2008 - Eng. Sameh Fahmi, Minister of Petroleum signed an oil exploration and production agreement between Ganoub Al Wadi Petroleum Holding Co. ( Ganope ) and the Syrian Anwar El Akad Sons Corp. " Oil United...
Kenyan Ministry of Energy grants extension to First Additional Periods of PSC for Blocks L8 and L9
Kenya >> 8/6/2008 - Origin Energy (Kenya) Ltd advised that, subject to the completion of further specialist seismic work, the Kenyan Ministry of Energy has granted a six month extension to the First Additional Period of ...
StatoilHydro Announces New discovery in Algeria
Algeria >> 8/5/2008 - StatoilHydro has, together with its partner Sonatrach, made a fifth discovery in the Hassi Mouina licence in the Sahara desert in Algeria. The existence of gas was confirmed in exploration well TNKW-1...
NOC Announces A new oil discovery by AGOCO
Libya >> 8/3/2008 - NOC announced that Arabian Gulf Oil Company (AGOCO) had made a new oil discovery in the well D1-NC129 (New Field Wildcat well) in Slouq Depression Basin. The total depth of the well is 8,500 feet and ...
First oil for Agbami
Nigeria >> 8/1/2008 - The Agbami field offshore Nigeria started producing oil on 29 July. The field is expected to reach plateau production of 250,000 barrels of oil a day by late 2009. Total field reserves are estimated a...
Apache's Heqet-2 Well Producing 2,100 Barrels of Oil Per Day in Greater Khalda Area in Egypt
Egypt >> 7/30/2008 - Apache Corporation reported that the Heqet-2 appraisal well in Egypt's Greater Khalda area is producing approximately 2,100 barrels of oil per day from the Jurassic Safa formation. Apache also said th...
BP Starts Production from Taurt
Egypt >> 7/28/2008 - BP Egypt announced that gas production from the Taurt field started at the beginning of July. The Taurt field is located in Ras El Bar concession, 70 kilometres offshore in the northeast of Port Said,...
CNV Field Produces First Oil in Vietnam
Vietnam >> 7/28/2008 - SOCO and its partners, Petrovietnam and PTTEP Hoan-Vu announced the first flow of crude oil and wet gas from the Ca Ngu Vang Field (CNV), which occurred on 25 July 2008. The block is operated on behal...

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