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Hot Spot North America

Eagle Ford Shale

What started as a major shale gas play, the Eagle Ford Shale could be the sixth largest U.S. oilfield ever discovered and the largest in forty years.
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Hot Spot Middle East

Paleozoic Tight Gas Plays in Jordan

Compared to the other Middle Eastern countries, Jordan does not have a significant position in terms of conventional oil and gas resources. According toOil & Gas Journal (21 December 2009), the kingdom’s known oil reserves are only one million barrels and that of natural gas is 213 billion cubic feet.
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Hot Spot North America

Billions of Barrels

Discovered in 2000 at the Elm Coulee Field in Montana, Williston Basin’s Bakken Formation is currently the hottest onshore oil play in the U. S. and Canada.
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Hot Spot Asia

Cepu Block, Java

The surprising discovery of some 600MMbo of oil in Tertiary carbonates in a mature basin has vitalized the Indonesian oil industry.
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Hot Spot Europe

Norway: The Victoria Gas Discovery

"Victoria is probably the largest undeveloped discovery on the Norwegian continental shelf," title Rune Hope said in a presentation he gave to the 3rdbiennial petroleum geology conference "Exploration Revived 2009" in Bergen in March. According to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate it may contain at least 118 Bm3 of gas (4Tcf; 740MMboe), possibly more.
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Hot Spot Europe

Iceland: First Licensing Round

Iceland has announced their very first oil and gas licensing round. Some 40,000 square kilometres are offered on the Jan Mayen Ridge that lies between Norway and Iceland.
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Hot Spot Europe

Still High Interest for Norwegian Acreage

Altogether 93 applications were received when the APA and 20th licensing rounds were closed in October and November respectively, proving that there is still a strong interest in exploring for oil and gas both in mature and frontier areas offshore Norway.
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Hot Spot Europe

Disproving The Theory

A significant discovery of light oil in sandstones with excellent porosity has been made on the Tampen Spur in the North Sea. Prior to this find, the area was thought to be both gas-prone and to have poor reservoir parameters.
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Hot Spot Africa

A Significant Discovery

Interest in the West African country has increased with the success of a recent appraisal well. It suggests that the Jubilee field may contain over one billion barrels of oil.
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