BG's drill-stem test of its Jodari gas discovery on block 1 offshore Tanzania has confirmed the "excellent" quality of the Tertiary reservoir.
Oil and gas explorer Ithaca Energy said today it had carried out a successful test on its Hurricane discovery in the central North Sea.
Aberdeen oil and gas firm Ithaca Energy has said it is to carry out a drill stem test on its Hurricane discovery.
Canadian Overseas Petroleum (COP) said yesterday drill-stem testing on the North Sea Esperanza prospect had confirmed it as a "promising discovery".
EXPLORATION and appraisal drilling on the UKCS continues to show a marked recovery, with nine spuds reported during August alone - the Central North Sea currently leading the way.
JUST recently, the UK Government announced that a wide range of companies had applied for 356 blocks in the UKCS 26th Round, the largest number of block applications since the 1st Round in 1964.
Valiant Petroleum revealed yesterday that its Tybalt exploration well north-east of Shetland had found oil.
The number of mobile rigs active on UKCS E&A drilling remains at 10 units, with one platform-based appraisal also ongoing.