Range Resources said it has spudded the MD 251 well in Trinidad.
Terra Nova Energy said it has spudded the Baikal 1 well in Southern Australia. The company said the start of operations from the Baikal well had been completed using the Eastern Well 101 rig.
Lundin Petroleum has resumed drilling in Malaysia with the spud of the Mengjuang-1 exploration well in licence PM307. The company's subsidiary, Lundin Malaysia, said the well will target hydrocarbons in Miocence-aged sands 75kilmoetres from the Bertam field.
The onshore hydrocarbon producer, IGas, has spudded a well in the North West of England. IGas said the vertical exploration well at Ellesmere Port in Chesire is the next to be drilled in a sequence designed to give the company a “suite of results” from a number of wells distributed across its licensed areas in the region.