Toreador Resources

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ZaZa, Toreador Finalize Merger
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 ZaZa Energy Corporation has completed the combination of Toreador Resources and ZaZa Energy LLC, creating an international resource-focused exploration and production company.
Toreador to Kick-Off French Shale Section Exploration
Monday, October 24, 2011 Toreador is an emerging kingpin player in France's shale picture and plans to launch its exploration in the Liassic shale section by year-end without using fracking.
Toreador Comments on France's Fracking-Ban
Wednesday, July 06, 2011 Toreador commented on the recent French law, voted on June 30, 2011, banning the use of hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas extraction.
Toreador, Partners Make Headway with French Govt in Paris Basin Program
Monday, February 14, 2011 The Ministers provided Toreador and Hess an opportunity to present what the Partners believe are the material positive benefits that tight rock oil development in the Paris Basin would have both regionally and nationally in France.
Hess Enters Agreement with KCA Deutag for Paris Shale Program
Thursday, November 11, 2010 Hess executed an agreement with KCA Deutag for the provision of drilling and related services for the initial six firm wells targeting the Liassic shale oil source rock system.
Toreador, Hess Granted Governmental Approval in Paris Basin
Monday, June 28, 2010 Toreador, Hess have been granted governmental approval for exploration permits in the Paris Basin, France.
Toreador, Hess Join Forces in Paris Basin
Monday, May 10, 2010 Toreador and Hess have signed a definitive agreement, under which Hess may become co-holder of Toreador's exploration permits in the Paris Basin, France, which represent approximately 1 million gross acres.
Toreador Reports Quarterly, Full-year Financials
Monday, March 15, 2010 Craig McKenzie, President and CEO of Toreador, said, "Toreador's fourth quarter and full-year financial results reflect a turn-around year for the company."
Toreador Prices Public Offering
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 Toreador has priced an underwritten public offering of 3 million shares of common stock at a public offering price of $8.50 per share. The offering is expected to close on February 12, 2010.
Toreador Commences Public Offering of Common Stock
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 Toreador Resources is commencing a public offering of shares of its common stock for net proceeds to satisfy payment obligations.
Toreador Enters Exchange Agreement for Senior Notes
Tuesday, February 02, 2010 Toreador has entered into a privately negotiated exchange agreement with an institutional investor for the exchange of its 5.00% Convertible Senior Notes.
Toreador Cites Higher Reserves Estimates in France
Monday, February 01, 2010 Toreador announced an increase to the Company's reserves estimates in France.
Toreador: La Garenne Well Results Inconclusive
Monday, February 01, 2010 Toreador reported that production testing of the LGA-1D well is now complete, and results were inconclusive.
Toreador Updates on Paris Basin Drilling Ops
Tuesday, January 19, 2010 Toreador has provided an operations update on the La Garenne LGA-1D conventional exploration well, located in France's Paris Basin.
Toreador Makes Headway at Rigny le Ferron Permit in Paris Basin
Tuesday, December 08, 2009 oreador has provided an operations update relating to the La Garenne LGA-1D conventional exploration well, which is located on the 100% Toreador-owned Rigny le Ferron permit in the Paris Basin in France.
Toreador Spuds La Garenne Well in Paris Basin
Monday, November 16, 2009 Toreador successfully commenced drilling the La Garenne LGA-1D conventional exploration well, which is located on the 100% owned Rigny le Ferron permit in the Paris Basin in France.
Toreador Retains RBC Capital Markets as Financial Advisor
Friday, November 13, 2009 Toreador is undertaking a review of a full range of strategic alternatives available to the Company to enhance shareholder value.
Toreador Cites Improved Operating Efficiencies Exiting 3Q 2009
Monday, November 09, 2009 "We are equally pleased with the progress made since the close of the third quarter, including the the sale of our Turkish assets and the continued financial progress we have made by paying down our debt," said Toreador CEO Craig McKenzie.
Toreador Closes Transaction with Tiway Oil
Wednesday, October 07, 2009 Toreador has completed its sale of Toreador Turkey to Tiway Oil, a private Norwegian energy company, for a total consideration of $10.6 million paid at closing plus exploration success payments of up to $40 million.
Toreador Exits Turkey and Hungary, Focuses on French Oil Shale Ops
Thursday, October 01, 2009 Toreador has entered into two definitive agreements to divest its Turkish and Hungarian assets in an effort to reduce its capital exposure and focus on core operations in the Paris Basin Oil Shale.