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Premier Announces Major Drilling Campaign in Mauritania
Mauritania >> 7/5/2004 - Premier is pleased to announce that the Mauritania joint venture partners have now agreed the details of the 2004 exploration and appraisal drilling campaign. Exploration and appraisal drilling wil...
DNO increases in Block 43, Yemen
Yemen >> 7/2/2004 - DNO has increased its interest in Block 43, Yemen by 6.67 % to 56.67 %, following the previous coventurer First Calgary Petroleum (FCP) withdrawal from the license.

FCP's 10 % interest in B...
Saudi Aramco's First Horizontal Well
Saudi Arabia >> 6/30/2004 - SHAYBAH, June 30, 2004 -- Shaybah-119 is the company's first multilateral horizontal Maximum Reservoir Contact (MRC) well, drilled in the Rub' al-Khali's Shaybah field completed with smart-well tech...
Shiranish Horizontal Wells Drilling And Completion Update
Syria >> 6/23/2004 - June 23, 2004 .Tanganyika Oil Company Ltd. (the "Company") is pleased to announce the successful drilling of its first two horizontal wells, OD#136 and #137, on the Oudeh Field in northeastern Syria.<...
Centurion Updates Production And Drilling Results
Egypt >> 6/22/2004 - Centurion Energy International Inc. reports that the Ezzaouia-14 exploration well has reached a total depth of 2700 meters in the Jurassic reservoirs. No commercial hydrocarbons were encountered in th...
Drilling Activity Update: Bravo-1, Offshore Equatorial Guinea, West Africa
Equatorial Guinea >> 6/21/2004 - The Bravo-1 deep water wildcat exploration well in the Rio Muni Basin, offshore Equatorial Guinea, West Africa, has reached a Total Depth of 3,222 mBRT (metres below rotary table) and preparations are...
Joint Venture Approves Chinguetti Project
Mauritania >> 6/1/2004 - Premier is pleased to announce that the Woodside-operated Chinguetti oil development in Mauritania will proceed following joint venture approval of the project. The capital investment expected to exe...
First Calgary Petroleums Ltd. Runs Production Casing on Oil Prospect in Algeria
Algeria >> 5/31/2004 - Calgary, May 31, 2004 – First Calgary Petroleums Ltd. (“FCP”) today announces initial results from the drilling of ZCH-1, an exploration well located on FCP’s 100% held Rhourde Yacoub Block 406a in ...
Syria Update: First Horizontal Well Reaches Final Depth
Syria >> 5/26/2004 - May 26, 2004 - Tanganyika Oil Company Ltd. (the "Company" or "Tanganyika") is pleased to provide an update on the horizontal drilling program on the Company's Oudeh Field in Syria. The OD #136 horizon...
US$11m Libyan Contract for KCA DEUTAG
Libya >> 5/25/2004 - KCA DEUTAG, a subsidiary of Abbot Group plc, has been awarded an additional one-year contract, plus a further one year extension, for rig T-72 in Libya valued at approximately US$11.2m over two years....
Sonoran Energy Forms Consortium for Development of Middle East Oil Fields
United States >> 5/25/2004 - Sonoran Energy, Inc has assembled a consortium of International companies to pursue development of several large oil fields in the Middle East. The consortium, which includes Sonoran Energy, COWI, and...
Vintage Petroleum Announces Well in Yemen
Yemen >> 5/25/2004 - Tulsa, Oklahoma – Vintage Petroleum, Inc. announced today that the An Nagyah #7 appraisal well in the Republic of Yemen has completed drilling. The well was drilled to continue the
Yemen >> 5/21/2004 - The first of two production tests has now been completed in the Neheb-1 well in block 43, Yemen. The test was carried out in the lower of the two zones to be tested in the Qishn sandstone reservoir. A...
Iraq >> 5/17/2004 - Los Angeles, California – May 17, 2004 – Sonoran Energy, Inc. President and CEO Peter Ostenfeld-Rosenthal announced today that the Company has submitted bids for two addition Iraqi oilfield contracts....
Iraq >> 5/7/2004 - Sonoran Energy, Inc has submitted an application for two drilling and completion contracts to Iraq’s State Company for Oil Projects (SCOP). The drilling contracts include the completion of 60 wells, a...
Algeria >> 5/5/2004 - Woodside Energy (Algeria) Pty Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Woodside Petroleum Ltd., reports that the Rhourde El Rouni Central-1 (RERC-1) onshore exploration well located in the Rhourde Seghir b...
Egypt >> 4/30/2004 - Centurion is pleased to provide an update on the progress of drilling operations at its El Wastani-3 well which was spudded on March 29, 2004.

The El Wastani-3 well has reached a final tota...
Iran >> 4/29/2004 - Lundin Petroleum AB (“Lundin Petroleum”) is pleased to announce that the drilling operations on the Munir Block, onshore Iran recommenced on 10th of April.

Since recommencement of drilling ...
Yemen >> 4/28/2004 - Calgary, Alberta, Wednesday, April 28, 2004 - TransGlobe Energy Corporation ("TransGlobe" or the "Company") is pleased to announce a successful appraisal well at An Nagyah #6 and the increase in oil p...
Algeria >> 4/26/2004 - First Calgary Petroleums Ltd. (“FCP”) announces the commencement of production testing operations on the MLE-5 appraisal well and drilling operations on the LEC-1 and ZCH-1 exploration wells. ...

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