Exploration Development

Offset to SDX Egyptian strike noncommercial

The second of two near-field prospects offsetting the SDX Energy Inc. SD-1X discovery north of Cairo, Egypt, is not commercial, the operator said. The well, Kelvin-1X, reached 8,075 TD and encountered 606 net ft of…



Buru Energy farms out half of Ungani oil field

Roc Oil Co. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Hong Kong-based Fosun International Ltd., has agreed to acquire 50% interest in Perth firm Buru Energy Ltd.’s Ungani oil field production licenses L20 and L21 in…



Small field in the Philippines starts flow

Production has begun from the first oil discovery to be declared commercial in the Philippines since offshore Galoc field, which came on stream in 2008. Onshore Algeria oil field started up at a combined rate…


Kosmos to respud well offshore Suriname

Kosmos Energy Ltd. will respud its first well offshore Suriname after the Anapai-1 encountered shallow-borehole stability issues. The well is testing an Early Cretaceous structural-stratigraphic concept on 5,126-sq-km Block 45. 




SDX reports gas discovery in Egypt

SDX Energy Inc., London, expects to start production by yearend from a natural gas discovery made by its Ibn Yunus 1X well at South Disouq, Egypt. On test, the well flowed at a stabilized rate…


Husky testing exploration well off China

Husky Energy is testing the first of two exploration wells planned on Block 15/33 in the Pearl River Mouth Basin of the South China Sea to assess potential for development. The well, in 80 m…