The well encountered a significant accumulation of light oil in the Lower Cretaceous-age presalt sequence, passing through an hydrocarbon column of 420 m (1,378 ft)

The well found more than 150 m (492 ft) of net oil pay within a column of more than 400 m (1,312 ft). 

Eni has made a gas find in the Merakes exploration prospect in the East Sepinggan Block, where the company is operator with a 100% stake, according to a news release.

The emerging Paleogene play in the US Gulf of Mexico continues to offer increasing encouragement for major deepwater discoveries, with Chevron confirming a significant find.

Venari Resources LLC announced a material oil discovery at its Guadalupe prospect in Keathley Canyon Block 10.

Petrobras has made a discovery of a hydrocarbon accumulation in the deep waters of the Espírito Santo Basin.

CNOOC Ltd. made a mid-to-large new discovery in the Jinzhou 23-2 structure in Bohai offshore China.

Tullow has encountered hydrocarbon shows during exploration and appraisal activities conducted in Blocks 10BB and 13T onshore Kenya.

GDF Suez E&P UK Ltd. and BP have made a new exploration discovery in the U.K. Central North Sea.

Shell has made a frontier exploration discovery offshore Gabon, West Africa.

Testing of well E-303 on the Elizavetovskoye Field in Ukraine indicates a gross pay of 167 m (548 ft) spread over eight reservoir horizons, JKX Oil & Gas said in a news release.

Operator Statoil and its partners in PL169 have proved new oil resources in the D-structure in the vicinity of the Grane Field in the North Sea.