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The following is a list of notable worldwide discoveries as of Dec. 1. The list is provided courtesy of IHS Petroconsultants, Houston, as were reported in the IHS Energy Group's International Oil Letter.

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In 1990, Arco International made a technical review of the blocks offered in the Oriente of Ecuador, and offered a bid on Block 10. Arco was successful in its bid, and became operator with a 60 percent interest, and had Agip as partner, with 40 percent.

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Got an aging oil or gas field that's on its proverbial last leg? Not to worry - the tonic du jour is integrated reservoir characterization.

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How much is enough? That's a question oil companies must ask themselves every time they make a discovery -- and there are no easy answers. Many factors are considered when firms determine if a discovery is commercial, and often fields just don't make the cut -- leaving countless millions of barrels of oil untapped all over the world.

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Actually the question should be 'What is killing?' and the answer is a dirty little surprise.

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This month, we further evolve this framework to build a palinspastically quantitative reassembly of continents and continental blocks that were separated during the Mesozoic rifting and subsequent drift in the Gulf of Mexico region -- key features.

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The historic 'western gap' treaty, signed this summer by the U.S. and Mexican governments after more than 22 years of waiting, already is redefining priorities in Gulf of Mexico exploration.

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An increasing number of companies, in an increasing number of places around the world, consider horizontal drilling as an option in all kinds of plays. Through May 1999 Denver-based IHS Energy Group's databases contained records for 20,430 horizontal wells in 67 different countries.

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This month's column, the third in a four-part series dealing with plate kinematics ('Arm Waving, or Underutilized Exploration Tool?'), is titled 'Building Quantitative Plate Kinematic Frameworks for Regional Exploration Assessments.'

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This month's column, the second in a four-part series dealing with regional plate kinematics ('Arm Waving, or Underutilized Exploration Tool?'), is titled 'Kinematics: Key to Unraveling Basin Histories.'

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