Frontera Resources Corp. on April 19 announced the successful completion of drilling operations at the Dino-2 well, the second of the three-well drilling campaign at the company’s Taribani complex on Block 12 in Georgia.

Independent appraisals by U.S.-based oil consultants DeGolyer and MacNaughton and oilfield services company Halliburton had confirmed Bahrain’s find of “highly significant quantities of oil in place ... with tight oil amounting to at least 80 billion barrels, and deep gas reserves in the region of 10-20 trillion cubic feet,” Oil Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa al-Khalifa said.

Talos Energy is growing production at the Phoenix Field in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico’s Green Canyon area, with the Tornado II deepwater well flowing more than 12,350 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boe/d) during a two-week test in December 2017.

Lundin Petroleum AB said on Jan. 10 that its wholly owned subsidiary Lundin Norway AS has completed the drilling of the Hurri exploration well.

AWE said on Dec. 19 Waitsia holds 820 petajoules (PJ) of proved and probable reserves, up from the previous estimate of 811 PJ as some contingent reserves have been reclassified. The estimate has been raised 80% since June after the company drilled new wells.

The well hit about 40 m (131 ft) of net oil pay in the Orca Formation and another 27 m (89 ft) of net oil pay in the Cinco Presidentes formation exploratory target, Eni said.

GeoPark Ltd. (NYSE: GPRK) has confirmed the successful drilling and testing of the Tigana Norte 4 appraisal well in the Tigana oil field in Llanos 34 Block in Colombia.

Genel said the well, which was drilled to a measured depth of 3,100 m (10,171 ft), encountered good quality oil bearing Cretaceous Shiranish and Kometan reservoirs.


Students, speakers presented geophysical research results from the Colorado School of Mine’s 2017 reservoir characterization project.

GeoPark Ltd.’s Tigana Norte 3 appraisal well has confirmed the Tigana/Jacana oil field’s extension toward the northeastern limits of Colombia’s Llanos 34 Block.

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The E&P has increased the number of drilling locations in the mostly wet gas play as it continues oil tests and optimizing designs.

The Ruby well, the first drilled in the area about 20 km (12 miles) off the northern Dutch coast since the early 1990s, produced gas at a higher rate than expected thanks to “excellent” geological quality, said John Martin, CEO of Hansa Hydrocarbons, the operator of the field.