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Europa Unveils West Firsby 9 Drilling Plans

© Copy Rights (By Rigzone.com) The Directors of Europa Oil & Gas (Holdings) plc are pleased to provide details of the timing for the forthcoming West Firsby-9 development well. A letter of intent has been signed for Geometric to use their HH102 rig for a new development well on the field. Well cellar construction will …

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Petroceltic Begins Isarene Appraisal Drilling

© Copy Rights (By Rigzone.com) Petroceltic International has commenced appraisal drilling operations on the Isarene permit in Algeria. Drilling began Tuesday at the AT-4 well on the Ain Tsila discovery. The overall program of four wells planned for the Isarene permit by Petroceltic (Operator, 75% equity interest) and its co-venturer Sonatrach (25% equity interest), is …

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Strategic American Oil to Commence Drilling Ops at Koliba Prospect

© Copy Rights (By Rigzone.com) Strategic American Oil has completed the placement of all available working interest in the Koliba #3 prospect, Victoria Co., Texas, and plans to commence drilling operations as soon as possible, possibly before year end. The Company will retain a 12.5% working interest. The leased acreage (Koliba) gives the Company a …

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Oil Search Continues Drilling Ops at Al Meashar Well

© Copy Rights (By Rigzone.com) AWE reported that at 0600 hours Yemen time on November 17, 2010 (-8 hours EDST) the Al Meashar-2 appraisal well in Block 7, Yemen, was at a depth of 2,579 meters and drilling ahead in the Lam Member of the Madbi Formation. Progress for the week was 260 meters. Al …

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Sen Landrieu Yields to White House on Offshore Drilling

© Copy Rights (By Rigzone.com) Sen. Mary Landrieu (D., La.) has yielded in a high-stakes battle with the Obama administration over offshore drilling, allowing the White House’s budget director to win confirmation in exchange for what she called a commitment to provide certainty to the oil and gas industry. Late Thursday, Landrieu released her hold …

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QEP Wraps Up Ops at Johnson Bottom HZ Well

© Copy Rights (By Rigzone.com) Pacific Energy & Mining announced the successful completion of the JB 8G 21-7-21 delineation well at the Johnson Bottom Unit in Uintah County, Utah. The well was completed and placed on production during the month of September 2010. QEP is the operator of the unit. The well was completed with …

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Linc Concludes Drilling at Cook Inlet Well

© Copy Rights (By Rigzone.com) GeoPetro Resources reported that Linc, the Operator of the Alaska Leases in the Cook Inlet region, has completed the drilling of the LEA #1 exploration well in the Point Mackenzie Block of the Cook Inlet Basin in Alaska. Linc reported that the well was drilled to a total depth of …

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Drilling Commences at Ukraine O-8 Well

© Copy Rights (By Rigzone.com) Kulczyk Oil announced that the O-8 well in the Olgovskoye Field commenced drilling on Nov. 17, 2010. O-8 Development Well The O-8 well is located in the southern part of the Olgovskoye field approximately 2,100 meters to the southeast of the O-7 well which was recently put on production. The …

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Schlumberger Introduces OpenFRAC Fluid Additive Systems

Fracturing Fluid Additive Systems Answer Requirements for Shale and Tight Gas Formations While Providing Complete Disclosure of Fluid Additives HOUSTON, July 30, 2010—Schlumberger announced the release of its new OpenFRAC* family of hydraulic fracturing fluid additive systems. The additive systems can be used for fracturing-stimulation treatments, including applications in challenging, low-permeability formations such as shale …

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