Eni has made a new discovery of oil and gas in the West Melehia deep exploration prospect.

Open-hole wireline logs, mud logs and drill cuttings indicate seven Cenezoic-aged sandstones with an aggregate of 90.5 m (297 ft) of hydrocarbon-bearing rock and 22 m (72 ft) of potential net pay, the release said.

The Makeevskoye-22 (M-22) exploration well has encountered gas in six zones after reaching a depth of 3,629 m (11,906 ft), Serinus Energy Inc. (SEN) said in a news release.

The well was tested to produce about 1 MMcm (35.6 MMcf) of natural gas and 395 bbl/d.

Anchor is Chevron’s second discovery in the deepwater GoM in less than a year.

The discovery was at the consortium's second target, the Yamama formation at 4,000 m (13,123 ft), in its Block 9 exploration well, Faihaa-1, located in Northern Basra in Iraq.

Lundin Petroleum AB has completed the drilling of wildcat well 33/2-1 on PL555, which encountered hydrocarbons in Cretaceous and Jurassic reservoir sequences but not in commercial quantities.

The well is located within the central area of the Sebou permit about 1.2 km (.7 mile) southwest of the KSR gas gathering station. 

Preliminary calculation of the size of the discovery is between 1 MMcm (35 MMcf) and 3 MMcm (106 MMcf) recoverable oil equivalents, NPD said in the release.

Exxon Mobil Corp. successfully drilled its second shale oil and gas well this year in Argentina.

The PEL 513 joint venture made its second wet gas discovery in Cooper Basin, Australia.

InterOil Corp. has notified the Papua New Guinea Department of Petroleum and Energy of a discovery at the Bobcat-1 exploration well in PPL476.

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